Oak Hammock Expansion

Oak Hammock at the University of Florida® recently broke ground on an expansion and renovation of the community’s Health Pavilion. The $10.2 million, multi-phase project includes expanding assisted living, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services, as well as renovating the existing skilled nursing facility.

The skilled nursing expansion will add 31 private units – for a total of 73 units – and enlarge dining, amenities and service areas. This portion of the project will add 14,865 square feet and create two exterior courtyards within a neighborhood setting.

Skilled Nursing Facility - RenderingAdditionally, the skilled nursing facility will be significantly renovated – adding private shower accommodations to each unit, and renovating existing kitchen areas, activity areas and dining rooms. New technology, including a new emergency call system and kiosks for entering electronic medical records, will be installed throughout the building – enhancing safety and well-being for members.

Meanwhile, an assisted living expansion will add 5,800 square feet and create 9 additional residences – along with enlarging the dining area and creating an exterior courtyard. Post expansion, Oak Hammock will have 46 assisted living residences and 24 memory care assisted living residences.

Dining Area RenderingConstruction is expected to be completed by November 2015. The renovation phase is slated for completion by June 2016. The project will create 33 jobs at Oak Hammock.

“Expanding and renovating the Health Pavilion allows Oak Hammock to further meet the needs of our members in a more spacious, modernized setting,” said Oak Hammock CEO Cathy Ferguson. “We look forward to continuing to promote our members’ overall well-being within our life-fulfilling culture.”

The project manager is Jacksonville-based PRAXEIS. The general contractor for this project is Gainesville-based Charles Perry Partners, and the architect is Jacksonville-based KBJ Architects, Inc.


Oak Hammock at the University of Florida®- a Life Fulfilling Community®, is located on a 136-acre campus in Gainesville, Florida. Oak Hammock offers a maintenance free lifestyle in individual club homes as well as apartment residences. A 70,000-square-foot Commons area includes multiple dining venues, a theater, art studio, stained glass studio, woodworking shop and a 22,000-square-foot Fitness Center. A unique affiliation with The University of Florida provides members with a wide range of campus privileges including access to UF activities such as sports, performing art events and the library. Through a variety of contracts, Oak Hammock members may transition from their independent living residences into private care residences in the Health Pavilion for any needed assisted living, memory care, rehabilitation or skilled nursing services.


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