Celebrating 40 Years: Lenbrook Then and Now
When Lenbrook opened its doors on July 5, 1983, the average price of gas was $1.16 per gallon and the top-grossing movie was “Star Wars – Return of the Jedi.” Today, gas has almost tripled and averages $3.46 per gallon, while the top-grossing movie is “Barbie.”
Many things have changed over those 40 years, but something that has not changed is Lenbrook’s ongoing commitment to providing excellence in senior living to our residents.
Here’s a look at Lenbrook then and now.
In the 1980s, Atlanta businessman Jack Clark wanted an upscale community for his parents in the Buckhead neighborhood and birthed the concept of Lenbrook. From the beginning, Lenbrook has been not-for-profit, governed by an independent Board of Directors and a management team that makes the satisfaction of residents their top priority. Not-for-profits, like Lenbrook, have a strong desire to create a lasting legacy and a rich tradition, keeping the organization’s mission, vision, and values at the heart of what they do.
Lenbrook was the first purpose-built community in Atlanta with a focus on offering independent living and health care on one campus. It opened with 200 residences in the Brookhaven Tower with a range of amenities, including healthcare, a fitness center, a library, a salon, a main and private dining room, and a billiard room.
Like the City of Atlanta which grew from 1.7 million residents in 1983 to 6.1 million today, Lenbrook has grown and expanded its offerings and services.
Today, more than 500 residents enjoy a vibrant and engaged lifestyle at Lenbrook. Amenities now include a variety of indoor and outdoor dining options ranging from casual to elegant, a 9,000 square foot resort-style Fitness Center, walkable gardens with areas for gardening flowers and herbs, a regulation-size croquet lawn, valet parking, and concierge services, to name a few. In addition, on its 10-acre campus Lenbrook offers many different independent living options in the Brookhaven and Lenox Towers and in its most recent expansion, Kingsboro at Lenbrook. Health Services are available campuswide to include an on-site Clinic, Assisted Living Center, and Medicare-certified skilled nursing Health Care Center offering rehabilitation services, memory support, and long-term care.
Everything about Lenbrook is designed to make an active, engaged lifestyle easy, accessible, and enjoyable for residents. There are many opportunities and events for residents to engage with others in the Lenbrook community as well as throughout the Metro Atlanta area.
What will the next 40 years hold for Lenbrook and Atlanta? Growth is inevitable, but one thing that won’t change is Lenbrook’s commitment to excellence in all that it offers. Lenbrook looks forward to the next 40 years of enabling residents to enjoy the gifts of independence, good health, and personal fulfillment to the fullest extent possible through its many programs and services.