Wednesday, October 16, 2019

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Oppidan rebrands senior living communities to emphasize its commitment to enriching the lives of those living with memory loss

Oppidan has pledged $500,000 to-date to finance the Pillars Fund

Excelsior, Minn. – (October 16, 2019) – Oppidan Investment Company, a national property development firm headquartered in Excelsior, Minn., has rebranded its senior living communities in the Twin Cities. This includes renaming three properties to:

  • The Pillars of Shorewood Landing (Excelsior, Minn.)
  • The Pillars of White Bear Lake (White Bear Lake, Minn.)
  • The Pillars of Highland Park (Saint Paul, Minn.)

These three senior living communities join two others within the Oppidan portfolio, each carrying The Pillars name, including:

  • The Pillars of Mankato (Mankato, Minn.)
  • The Pillars of Prospect Park (Minneapolis, Minn.) – scheduled to open in Spring of 2020

“This name is inspired by the Pillars Fund, which is a fund we created in 2016 and continue to finance with the sole purpose of enriching the lives of seniors with memory loss who are living in each of our communities,” said Joe Ryan, Oppidan Chief Executive Officer. “With each new community we develop, Oppidan pledges $100,000 to the Pillars Fund. We’re proud to have pledged $500,000 to the Pillars Fund to-date.”

The Pillars Fund is used to immerse seniors in more than 50 enriching senior and memory care programs through activities and other therapies that stimulate and engage residents to the fullest. These activities include: interactive music through MacPhail Music, art activities with Art4Life and the Northern Clay Center, songwriting and visual arts writing with COMPAS, writing activities with the Alzheimer’s Poetry Project, and WellnessVR virtual reality programming with Visual.

Since 2014, Oppidan has partnered with Ebenezer Management Services, Minnesota’s largest senior living operator, to bring seniors exceptional housing and service options in all of its Minnesota-based senior living communities.

“Without the financial support from Oppidan, we simply wouldn’t be able to offer the depth and breadth of enrichment activities to our residents,” said Jon Lundberg, President and CEO of Ebenezer. “In each Pillars community, as well as all of our senior living communities, we are committed to providing the very best for our residents and their families, from the charming living environments to the purposeful, innovative, healthy and resident-driven experiences within. Oppidan helps make this possible.”

In addition to the five communities in Minnesota, Oppidan is developing The Watermark of Napa Valley, in California, which is expected to open in Spring 2020.

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