Finding the perfect home for a senior is never an easy task. Leaving behind a home with many memories and moving to a simpler lifestyle with built-in care can be a very emotional move for not only the individual but their family as well. Mark Globus, a native Minnesotan, encountered this difficult path as he looked for a place to transition his mother of 85 from her single-family house to a new home for the next stage in her life. He was looking for the right combination of an upscale luxury building with great amenities and programs but was unable to find the right fit for his mother. Every place they toured wasn’t quite checking all of the boxes they were hoping for, and they didn’t feel like home.
Mark decided it was time to create the perfect space he envisioned for not only his mother but other families in the same situation. Partnering with SilverCrest Properties, this ten-year idea grew into a reality, and Global Pointe Senior Living became a very personal project for Mark.
“Seniors are so important to the community," Mark says. "They’re the collective memory of the community, city and society. One of our goals at Global Pointe is to really listen to the needs of our residents and offer them a great lifestyle.”
Having grown up in the area, Mark knew that the large vacant lot situated right on the northwest corner of Highway 100 and I-394, just four minutes from downtown Minneapolis, would be the perfect area for a new luxury senior living building.
"The key to visiting someone is having them live in a close, central location," Mark says. "The closeness and proximity factor is so important to be able to make visits happen on a regular basis.”
The idea behind this unique care facility was to keep it small and have a boutique feeling along with a wide array of amenities. It is a place that residents feel good to come home to while not having to give up any luxuries that they are accustomed to.
“At Global Pointe, we are trying to create an excitement factor and comfort factor where seniors don’t feel as if it’s a sacrifice to make the transition,” Mark says.
This senior community offers shorter hallways, floor-to-ceiling windows and high-end finishes with a full range of lifestyle options including independent living, assisted living and memory care. Global Pointe will bring the care needed right to your specific apartment. It also offers additional amenities including multiple healthy and delicious dining options. The main dining room will be a full-service restaurant, or one can also enjoy the Café Bistro which has a more casual fare. Global Pointe will also feature a salon spa, fitness center, movie theater, billiards, craft room, activity center, library and an outdoor veranda equipped with a fire pit and gas grill. The upper level includes a spacious Sky Bar and Pointe Club for events and parties. Even with all of the extras, the building is still manageable for a senior lifestyle.
When asked what insight Mark had for those looking for senior care, he says it’s key to “start planning early” while you are healthy and able to make these important decisions. If you’re ready for a new way of senior living, visit GlobalPointeSeniorLiving.com to learn more about everything Global Pointe can offer you or your loved one. Mark says that the team on the project wants people to know that the goal is to offer a place that really feels like home.
"We want to achieve an uplifting atmosphere, unique programming and tasteful finishes and designs that help our seniors enjoy life just a little bit more.”