Nashville's Music Industry To Build Senior Living Community
September 16, 2008 at 12:53 PM (PT)
The NASHVILLE music industry has announced today (9/16) that it will build a $95 million senior living community designed for retired folks from the music industry. The complex will be located at the WESTHAVEN community in FRANKLIN, TN (near NASHVILLE).
The CRESCENDO AT WESTHAVEN is open to residents 62 and older and will offer three levels of service and care- independent living, assisted living and skilled nursing. It will also be "the only community of its kind to feature a recording studio and several performance venues."
Groundbreaking is scheduled for 2011, with completion and occupancy anticipated by 2013. Apartment homes will range from 750 to 2,000 square feet and are currently available to reserve from the low $300s to the low $600s.
Official fundraising will be taking place this fall, with the CMA (COUNTRY MUSIC ASSOCIATION), ACM (ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC), the OPRY TRUST FUND and the REUNION OF PROFESSIONAL ENTERTAINERS already on board to help.
RCA/NASHVILLE artist and CRESCENDO MUSIC COMMUNITY FUND Board Member MARTINA McBRIDE said: "There are people who might work for an artist for 20 or 25 years, and when the artist retires, they may be without a job. A lot of these people, through no fault of their own, have not been able to plan for their futures. Some of the folks who work tirelessly behind the scenes might need our support, and that's what we want to provide."
For more information on the CRESCENDO AT WESTHAVEN, visit www.thecrescendo.org.