ACTS Matthews Glen ACTS north carolina expansion

Matthews Glen retirement community in Matthews, North Carolina, is planning a $138 million expansion to accommodate the present and future needs of the area's growing senior population.

ACTS Retirement-Life Communities, the parent company of Matthews Glen, is adding an additional 216 independent living apartments in 14-18 unit buildings with underground parking and 40 one-story villas with two-car garages. The approximate 1,800-2,100 square-foot villas will have two bedrooms with den, two bathrooms and availability in a choice of styles.

The overall project also includes new formal and casual dining venues, a fitness center, an assisted living residence with 80 suites, and a new skilled care center with 100 private rooms. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2015 near the intersection of Fullwood Lane and South Trade Street.

"There is already strong interest in both the carriage homes and apartments and we expect them to sell out quickly," said Matthews Glen Executive Director Stephen Messer. "Seniors are moving into our communities at a younger age and want accommodations that offer a variety of activities and amenities, along with a plan to meet possible future health needs."

Matthews Glen is a full-service continuing care retirement community called a CCRC, which offers a variety of senior living accommodations from independent living to assisted living and skilled care. Residents move into the community when healthy and can move into the on-site health center and receive higher levels of care if needed.

Matthews Glen is accepting appointments to receive more information, view floor plans, and reserve one of the apartments or villas. Please call 704-847-4800 for additional information and to schedule a visit.