New Carilion Wellness facility coming to Smith Mountain Lake
Carilion Clinic, based in Roanoke, plans to operate a new Carilion Wellness facility at Smith Mountain Lake Retirement Village, a subsidiary of Runk & Pratt Senior Living Communities.
According to Carilion, which will lease its building from Runk & Pratt, the new 18,000-square-foot facility will cater to the needs of the 50-and-older population, filling a gap in wellness services in the community.
“For quite some time Carilion has been researching a concept that would focus on programs specifically designed for the 50-plus market,” Bud Grey, vice president for wellness at Carilion Clinic, said in a statement. “Runk & Pratt is the perfect collaborator on this project.”
The new facility will offer the same features as other Carilion Wellness locations, but they will be geared toward active older adults. “The growing older adult community at the lake has told us that they are interested in wellness offerings built just for them. That’s why we’re excited to bring this new approach to the community,” Grey said.
Offerings being considered at the new location include exercise programs to assist people with chronic medical conditions, programs for pre-surgery preparation and post-surgery recovery, nutritional counseling
and aquatic therapy.
Some offerings also will be available to the general public.
Construction is expected to begin on the $3.5 million wellness center in the next few months. Carilion Wellness at Smith Mountain Lake Retirement Village will be located at 157 Westlake Road and is scheduled to open in early 2017. Membership pricing still is being determined.