Coastal vision: Future Trinity Landing residents already feel connected

“There’s a sense of community already.”

That’s what Clancy Thompson said about Trinity Landing after he and his wife, Susan, decided to become part of its Founders Club. The couple heard about the upcoming senior living community in Wilmington through friends, and decided to make it their future home after meeting the staff and other soon-to-be residents.

“I think it’s critically important to be in a supportive community with rituals and a sense of belonging,” Clancy said. “And (at Trinity Landing), there is a sense of community already, and I really enjoyed being with and talking to them.”

The Thompsons are among the future residents – more than 200 — who became part of the Founders Club by making the decision to live in the community when it opens in 2021. In October 2019, staff announced the community was 70 percent reserved, which is a requirement for construction.

“We are beyond thrilled to reach such a huge milestone in the development of our community! There has been a tremendous amount of hard work behind the scenes, teamwork, and collaboration to achieve our 70 percent reservation goal in such a timely fashion,” Ann Pressly, director of marketing and sales for Trinity Landing, said. “We’ve had nothing but support and encouragement from our home office and all of our friends and families who have been so invested in our progress and our success. We are excited to continue to fill our community with wonderful residents and reach 100 percent in the coming months ahead!”

A dream coastal residence  

Just a short drive from downtown Wilmington, Trinity Landing will offer residents a community of resort-like amenities and services to call home.

The 30-acre plot of land for the senior living center was donated by the Lossen family, led by Abba Lossen Crumpler.

“We continue to have words of encouragement from the community wherever we turn, people who are excited that we are developing this active senior living community on this spectacular tract of land,” Executive Director of Project Development John Frye said.

Residents can choose from two styles of homes; apartments or villas. There will be multi-story apartment home buildings with enclosed walkways connected to Town Center amenities, and separate two-story villa buildings featuring four residences per floor.

Amenities emphasize lifelong wellness and fitness, successful aging, and heartfelt connections with a caring staff. Nate Futrell, director of health and wellness services, is already working with future residents on their fitness goals by leading them in exercise sessions and outdoor activities such as power walks.

Cultivating new friendships

Don and Meg Smith always knew they wanted to retire in their 50s so they could enjoy years of good health and give back to the community. The upstate New York natives moved to Leland, North Carolina in 2006 after retirement.

When several of their friends from church attended a Trinity Landing information session, the couple decided to take a tour of the site. What they came away with was a plan for the future and “a good feeling.”

“I liked that it was associated with Lutheran Services Carolinas,” Don said. “While we love the concept of living near the water and the community’s many amenities, it’s really about the peace of mind should something happen to one of us.”

The couple is looking forward to the social activities and getting to know more future residents. They told Trinity Landing staff that they see endless opportunities to cultivate new friendships in the community.

“Trinity Landing staff is already hosting events for its future residents to get to know each other,” Meg said. “I think that’s a great thing.”

To learn more about Trinity Landing give its marketing team a call at 910-769-9600.