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There’s a difference between living and living well, especially for active seniors. Traditionally, there has been a stigma around aging that negates this, forcing seniors to enter the end of their life and simply exist rather than begin a new chapter, in which they can engage in their purpose and find their passions. However, this stigma is starting to face obstacles. Seniors are looking for more. They are ready to embark on adventures they hadn’t gotten around to yet or learn new skills or activities that drive them towards a life-fulfilling purpose.

They are looking to live life fully and soar to their maximum potential.

In response to this phenomenon, The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center, a Kisco Signature community, will open its doors in summer of 2024 in the heart of Gaithersburg, Maryland. Our luxury senior living community will craft an exceptionally vibrant lifestyle that emphasizes the difference between living and living well.

The Carnegie is the epitome of inspiring living, and it all begins with The Art of Living Well®. This multidimensional take on wellness within the community will devise an expert, evolving programming that encourages residents to achieve their full potentials. The Art of Living Well accomplishes this by embodying the nine dimensions of wellness — emotional, physical, occupational (purpose), social, creative, intellectual, mental, nutritional, and happiness — with the intention of encouraging the ongoing development and fulfillment of residents to live healthy, purposeful lives.

“The Art of Living Well is our trademark wellness program,” said Andy Kohlberg, founder, president, and CEO of Kisco Senior Living. “We view wellness through a whole-person lens and focus on a balanced approach that touches on all dimensions of wellness. Our residents are exceptional, and this holistic approach to wellness provides them with opportunities to pursue those interests that they find invigorating and satisfying.”

The Art of Living Well will be the foundation the wellness programming at The Carnegie, empowering residents to pursue current interests or nurture new passions. Most importantly, life at The Carnegie will be worth living and wholly engaging. The community will curate a broad range of exceptional experiences, specially cultivated for each dimension of holistic wellness. An ultramodern fitness center designed for active seniors, a yoga studio, and a heated, saltwater indoor pool are just a few of the Signature amenities that residents can engage in to develop their physical and, in turn, emotional wellbeing. In addition to physical activity amenities, The Carnegie will be a hub for personal growth and mental stimulation. From educational lecture series to immersive, literary and culinary programs, The Carnegie will exceed expectations. Our incomparable, intellectual programming will construct fulfilling opportunities for residents to engage with experts, professors, authors, artists, and so much more.

“Bringing curated experiences into the community is going to be a defining feature of The Carnegie,” said Gene Smallwood, regional vice president of sales at Kisco. “For example, we’re creating a state-of-the-art lecture hall which will host keynote speakers, local dignitaries, politicians, business leaders and others who will offer information and education across a broad spectrum of topics for residents.”

In addition to the programming within the Carnegie community, residents will also have easy access to our many partners located in the greater Washington metropolitan area located only twenty miles from our community. From wineries to noteworthy museums to music institutions to bookstores, residents have the great opportunity to explore everything the surrounding area has to offer. Additionally, the city of Gaithersburg itself is known for its cultural diversity and rich, artistic environment that fosters and generates inspirational adventures ripe for future residents.

“I was raised in Gaithersburg and Montgomery County, so The Carnegie will be like a homecoming for me,” said Smallwood. “Our community will be perfect for anyone who wants to learn and explore new opportunities, especially those who are excited by the intellectual arts and might enjoy joining us for a tour of the Smithsonian or exploring Harper’s Ferry for a day.”

The Carnegie, one of two signature communities in the Kisco portfolio thus far, will offer a fresh perspective to retirement living. The community’s Signature level services will create an experience inspired by today’s seniors, who have high expectations and desire a worry-free lifestyle that allows them to pursue their passions and live with purpose. Kisco Signature communities like The Carnegie reward residents with five-star living curated by some of the finest interior designers, renowned culinary artists, health and wellness experts, and concierge-level customer service teams.

“The Carnegie will exemplify everything we have learned in over 30 years of developing and managing senior living communities,” noted Kohlberg. “It will serve as a centerpiece of senior living in the Washington D.C and Baltimore area, perfectly suited to deliver exemplary service and a sense of community unlike any other.”