Pilgrim Place Open House Highlights New Buildings
CLAREMONT, CA—Pilgrim Place is opening its doors for a Campus-Wide Open House on Wednesday, June 15. All members of the community are invited.
“This is an exciting time for Pilgrim Place,” said Bill Cunitz, President and CEO of the 32-acre senior community. “We have recently finished a $26.5 million construction project that gives us three buildings that will be LEED-certified.”
LEED, an acronym for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is a nationally recognized program with guidelines and standards for structures that are environmentally sensitive and sustainable. Pilgrim Place is the first independent, free-standing senior community in the U.S. to have such a designation.
Pilgrim Place was founded in Claremont in 1915. It is a community for individuals who have been called to careers in religious and charitable non-profit organizations and are now in retirement. Emblematic of the residents at Pilgrim Place is continued activism and outreach to others.
The Open House is from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. Opening remarks are at 3:45 at the Plaza at the end of Sixth Street and Mayflower Road, followed by an informal, self-guided walking tour of the campus. Refreshments will be served and there will be music by the Pilgrim Pickers.