The campus is being developed by the University of Louisville Foundation Inc. through its affiliate, Nucleus: Kentucky’s Innovation Center.
ElderServe is subleasing about 4,300 square feet in the building at 300 E. Market St. from Atria Senior Living Inc., a Louisville-based company that manages upscale housing for the elderly.
Atria is the anchor tenant at The Nucleus and also marked the opening of its space in the building during a news conference today.
ElderServe moved to The Nucleus from its antiquated space in the Dosker Manor public housing complex on Muhammad Ali Boulevard. Atria and its CEO John Moore led the fund-raising campaign that allowed ElderServe to relocate.
Other companies participating in the effort were Almost Family Inc., Elmcroft Senior Living, Kindred Healthcare Inc., ResCare Inc., Signature Healthcare LLC and Ventas Inc.
“We are very fortunate to live in a community that cares,” ElderServe CEO Julie Guenthner said at the news conference.
Nucleus president and CEO Vickie Yates Brown noted in her comments that Louisville is home to more aging care companies that any other city in the world and said that the J.D. Nichols Campus is living up to its promise as a place for such firms to locate.
“This is truly a great Louisville story,” she said.
Thursday’s festivities also included the dedication of Atria’s Billie Jean King Fitness Center on the eighth-floor of The Nucleus. King, the legendary former tennis star, is Atria’s active aging care ambassador.
King, who was in attendance at the news conference, praised the collaborative effort that enabled ElderServe to move to The Nucleus and commended Louisville for its efforts on behalf of the elderly.