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New Providence Borough Council Hears Lantern Hill Update

Credits: Lantern Hill Archive

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Patricia Swan-Jacobs, Executive Director of the Lantern Hill senior living community in New Providence appeared at the Monday, Nov. 13 council meeting to provide the annual update on the recent developments of the 20 acre campus.

The New Providence campus is experiencing “exciting times as usual,” Swan-Jacobs said. She brought new Lantern Hill Lifestyle magazines featuring “New Providence” twice on the cover to all council members. Many of the people featured in the magazine are Lantern Hill residents. She emphasized that the campus values the New Providence community and location.

The Phase One project is now fully completed. The three buildings feature 161 independent living apartments that are 99.5 percent full. Currently only one apartment is available. The Woodland Pointe Continuing Care facility just received a Medicare number. It has been fully licensed since late summer. The facility provides continuing and rehabilitation care with a capacity of 85 guests. Currently the facility is approximately half full.

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The Phase Two project is almost complete. One of the two buildings featuring 60 apartments will open on Monday after Thanksgiving weekend. The other building with 54 apartments is scheduled for completion in late winter or early spring of 2018. The development of Phase Three has already begun. The parking garage and site work is almost complete. The construction of the building will begin in early January 2018.

Swan-Jacobs also noted that the campus is “working very hard” in keeping the appearance of the green areas beautiful. The trees and shrubs had have died are being replaced “both on our site and in neighbors yards” by the end of November. 

Council members noted that they have not heard more complaints from the Candlewood Drive residents regarding noise. Swan-Jacobs explained that the current contractor is complying with the noise ordinance, and is much more aware of any disturbances to the neighbors than the previous contractor. Councilman Jim Madden asked Swan-Jacobs about rock blasting with the Phase Three project. Swan-Jacobs responded that blasting wasn’t needed and the contractors used a different method for moving rocks.

Swan-Jacobs also told the council that Lantern Hill is using Atlantic Ambulance for emergencies. The first call will go directly to Atlantic and they will call 911 if an Atlantic Ambulance is not available, she explained.

Swan-Jacobs noted that all campus departments are “running well,” but there have been a couple of upper management level staff turnovers. Lantern Hill has recently hired Dan Millender as the new Sales Director and Denise Attenjy as the new Residential Services Director.

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