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.

John Karman, III
John Karman joined the Office of Communications and Marketing in 2014 after a 20-plus year career as a Louisville journalist. He has served as director of media relations since 2015. In that role, he answers reporters’ inquiries and is the university’s main spokesperson. John was a reporter for Business First of Louisville from 1999 to 2013. There, he won numerous awards from the Louisville chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists and American City Business Journals, parent company to Business First. John can die happy after seeing the Chicago Cubs win the 2016 World Series, although he would also enjoy another title.