Whispering Oaks in Hermitage Begins $1.5M Renovation Project

HERMITAGE, Pa. – Whispering Oaks, a Holiday by Atria independent living community, has kicked off a new $1.5 million renovation project.

Improvements will be made to foster social connections that help older adults live life to the fullest, according to a news release. An expanded fitness room will help meet the needs of seniors working to maintain a more active lifestyle. The game lounge, living room with library, atrium, and dining room will also be updated. Other improvements will include A/V capabilities in all common areas, exterior enhancements and energy-efficient lighting.

“For us, this will feel like an extreme makeover to create new and enhanced ways for our residents to stay active, build new friendships and enjoy what inspires them,” said Nic Crawford, general manager at Whispering Oaks. “We know that living in a vibrant, social community like ours can translate to greater well-being in older adults.” 

Apartments will get new lighting and luxury vinyl tile flooring; bathrooms will be updated; and kitchenettes will get new cabinets, sinks and counters. 

The upgrades are expected to be completed this fall.  

“Our renovations at Holiday by Atria communities nationwide are designed to meet the demands of America’s aging population, as well as provide working environments to attract and retain talented employees,” said Michael Mejia, chief operating officer for Holiday by Atria. “The renovation of Holiday Whispering Oaks is part of our ongoing commitment to put our residents in position to live their best lives now.” 

Pictured at top: An illustration of Whispering Oaks’ dining room after the $1.5 million renovation. (Holiday by Atria)

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.