Osprey Village Makes A Splash With New Pool

Amelia Island senior living community expands their wellness program with $1.4 million indoor pool

On Friday, April 9th, Osprey Village hosted the Grand Opening for the community’s new indoor pool. It was an afternoon of fun that began with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 1:30pm where Executive Director, Matthew Barger spoke to Members, staff and media in attendance. After a brief speech about the steps taken to conceptualize, approve, and build the pool, he cut the ribbon with the help of Morris “Buz” Busby, the Resident Advisory Council Chairman & Lyn Rion, Senior Living Communities Board Member.

Following the ribbon cutting, the community hosted a Swimsuit Competition with several Members strutting their stuff in their “teeny weeny bikinis” or vintage pool wear! Afterward, those who attended the Grand Opening toured the pool house and learned about new aquatic programming led by the Osprey Village Wellness Team!

In addition to the community’s current wellness center and fitness studio, the pool adds another avenue for residents to participate in low-impact cardiovascular-based workouts year-round. “We are extremely excited for the pool opening, this is going to further enhance our Member’s health, well-being and ultimately increase the longevity of our Member’s lives,” says Barger. “It’s a great addition and we’ll be able to use the pool in conjunction with our 3 nationally recognized aquatics and wellness programs”.

The 640 square foot saltwater pool and building were designed by Triad Design Group. Construction on this project began on July 24, 2020 and was completed on March 26, 2021 by Elkins Construction, LLC based out of Jacksonville, FL. This $1.4 million addition to Osprey Village strengthens the community’s mission of helping seniors live longer, healthier, happier lives.