Beaumont Celebrates Grand Opening

The “New-Old” and the “Brand-New” Facilities

Bryn Mawr, PA – September 22, 2014 – On the sunny afternoon of Saturday, September 20th, Beaumont at Bryn Mawr celebrated the opening of its renovated historic Austin mansion and brand-new new fitness and aquatic centers. After eight months of construction, the hardhats were officially retired in a ceremony emceed by well-known Philadelphia radio personality Joe Conklin. Open to the public, roughly 150 visitors enjoyed a festive afternoon of great food, beer and wine tastings, fitness demonstrations, bocce ball and a scavenger hunt.

Beaumont residents and staff were on-hand to welcome visitors and share in the celebration. Executive Chef John Bauer and his team gave cooking demonstrations, including his signature lobster queso and seared tuna dishes, complete with recipe cards. Director of Dining Services Rose-Mary Pringle took charge of the Bistro’s wine tasting and micro-brew events and Personal Trainer Bob Stedeford offered fitness suggestions and exercise equipment pointers. Residents manned the library and art center to answer questions about resident authors and artists, officiated the ‘hole-in-one’ competition on the putting green, gave bocce ball instruction and offered greenhouse tours.

Designed by RLPS Architects and managed by Warfel Construction, the multi-million dollar project comprised approximately 30,000 square feet. The historic Austin mansion saw extensive renovations, primarily to the HealthCenter, and conversion of a meeting area to a casual bistro and game room. A brand-new fitness and aquatic center, and library and art wing were added to the lower level of the mansion.

About Beaumont:
Beaumont at Bryn Mawr was established in 1987 as the only Continuing Care Retirement Community in the nation that is owned and governed by residents, and internally managed. Consistently top-ranked and accredited by CARF-CCAC, Beaumont is situated on 57 landscaped acres in the heart of the Main Line, offering residents a carefree, vibrant retirement lifestyle. More information at