The CEO of a Worcester senior community celebrated the grand opening of a $23 million expansion. The Briarwood Community, located in the city's Burncoat area, held a ribbon cutting at "The Laurels." It's an expansion of 24 independent living apartments and a wellness center with a pool and sauna.

CEO Paul Bowler says he promised to jump in the pool if the big project was ever completed. Bowler, "It was a long process. And today just marks the culmination of that and everybody and enjoy their accomplishments."

The project also includes major renovations to the main dining room and the addition of a cafe and private function room. Construction of The Laurels began in August 2018.