On December 2, more than 500 attendees shared in the grand opening festivities of an all-new retirement community on the Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain—St. Anthony’s Gardens, A Senior Living Ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans.
In the morning, the grand opening celebration included a private ceremony with a blessing and dedication of St. Anthony’s Gardens by the Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans, followed by a buffet luncheon reception.
In the afternoon, St. Anthony’s Gardens opened to the public, giving visitors an opportunity to tour the senior living community, which offers independent living, assisted living and memory care on a rental basis. The celebration included food stations and refreshments throughout the community’s Garden Center Commons Area, plus a chance to win special prizes.
“It was a joy to open the doors and show seniors and families around St. Anthony’s Gardens,” said Corey Leftwich, Executive Director. “Visitors could finally visualize what life would be like here, where residents are treated to a beautifully appointed new private residence with maintenance-free living and plenty of opportunities for social, educational and recreational activities—all in an environment rooted in Catholic principles and tradition. It was a great celebration.”
Now complete from door to door, the all-new St. Anthony’s Gardens offers 213 residences, consisting of 120 apartments for independent living in one-bedroom and two-bedroom floor plans, 57 apartments for assisted living with floor plans ranging in size from one and two bedrooms to studios and 36 private suites for memory care.
Seniors and families who missed the grand opening and would like to schedule a personal tour may call (985) 605-5950. The community is located at 601 Holy Trinity Drive in Covington, Louisiana next to Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
St. Anthony’s Gardens, A Senior Living Ministry of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, is managed by Life Care Services®, an LCS Company®. The community is committed to providing equal housing opportunities for all races, religions and ethnic groups, and disabilities.
Pictured above, L-R, include Mandeville Mayor Donald Villere; Covington Mayor Mike Cooper; Mr. Roland Fournier; Mr. John Eckholdt; Most Reverend Gregory M. Aymond, Archbishop of New Orleans; Mr. Rykert Toledano, St. Tammany Parish Councilman District 5; Most Reverend Fernand J. Cheri, Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans; Corey Leftwich, Executive Director, St. Anthony’s Gardens.