The Glen at Scripps Ranch is located off Pomerado Road on Chabad Center Driveway. Construction is set to be finished by October 2019. (photo by Laura Hogan)
A peek at The Glen
The Glen will be Scripps Ranch’s newest continuing care retirement community. The project is under construction on a 53-acre site off Pomerado Road on Chabad Center Driveway. Once completed, there will be 400 residential living units in addition to a nursing health center.
Unit options will include duplex villas with attached garage, garden terrace apartment-style flats and apartments attached to a central club house.
Management recently invited future and potential residents to attend a behind the scenes progress update of what the community has to offer local retirees aged 60 and older.
Rick Aschenbrenner, marketing director at The Glen, said the community will boast a full activity program with more than 250 activities a month coordinated by a professional program leader.
“Our people are fond of saying there are more things to do than time to do them in. There is a fitness program, an indoor pool, state of the art fitness center, spa and salon,” Aschenbrenner said.
Residents also have the opportunity to serve on resident committees in which they have the chance to shape many decisions including what lectures, activities and food and drink are available on site.
Aschenbrenner explained that the community is built to accommodate current independent living residents with long term care built into their contract.
“Residents don’t own the unit and they don’t rent it either. It’s what’s called a continuing care and residence care agreement. They are relieved of the burdens of owning property. People live better and statistics show that people in these communities tend to live longer,” Aschenbrenner said.
Carla Van Den Hout, a current Clairemont resident and future Glen resident, said she is anxious for construction to finish. She said she is most looking forward to living in a new environment with new possibilities.
“I have lived in the same house for 30 years. As I’m getting more mature, I cannot live in a two-story home. I am excited to be living in a welcoming community with people of my own age group,” Van Den Hout said.
Van Den Hout, who has some health limitations, also expressed the comfort she will have living in a place where she can obtain reliable assistance if needed. Her Glen apartment will be located on the main floor where she will have easy access to anything she may need.
Final construction on The Glenn is expected to finish in October 2019. According to Aschenbrenner, of the 400 available units, only 10 percent are still available. For more details, visit theglenatscrippsranch.com.