Abbey Delray To Undergo Multi-Million Dollar Renovation


Staff report

Abbey Delray is about to undergo a $31.5 million makeover that will expand and redevelop the senior living community.

The plan includes adding a new assisted living and memory care building, fitness center, spa, a new restaurant and redesigned exterior features. Construction is scheduled to being toward the end of the year.

Abbey Delray, 2000 Lowson Blvd., is currently home to more than 400 residents, and features 350 residential living apartment homes and villas, and a variety of services and amenities. The community also provides short term rehabilitation and skilled long term nursing services on campus as part of its Life Care plan. The expansion will add a new building with an additional 48 assisted living apartments and 30 memory support suites.

“For nearly 40 years, our community has evolved to meet the needs of seniors, and this redevelopment project reflects the desires of older adults today and in years to come,” said Mark Trepanier, executive director of Abbey Delray. “As a Life Care community, we provide our residents with a continuum of health care services, as well as rehab services and accommodations for older adults in the surrounding area. This expansion and renovation is a top priority to serve the area’s seniors with state-of-the-art living options.”

The existing commons area will also be renovated, featuring a new modern design with private courtyards and attractive views of the Delray Beach community. Other improvements will include a newly renovated dining room with expanded dining options, and an enlarged meeting space will provide more room for educational events.

“It’s very rewarding to be part of an organization that is committed to providing an engaging lifestyle and quality services for seniors,” said Kevin Knopf, regional director of operations for Lifespace Communities, Inc., Abbey Delray’s parent company. “Lifespace is dedicated to building upon the resident experience, reinvesting in its communities and being a good neighbor in the greater Delray Beach area. And I’m excited to continue this tradition with an expansion that will give residents yet another reason to enjoy living at Abbey Delray.”

More information about Abbey Delray is available by calling 561-454-2020, or by visiting