Westchester retirement homes can proceed

July 29, 2011 12:49PM

With its number of 60-and-over residents increasing, Westchester County is finally moving forward on four assisted-living facilities and a continuing-care retirement community.
The several-year construction hiatus on the facilities came due to the tight lending market for developers and the difficulty of potential residents to sell their homes.
Atria Senior Living has recently renovated an assisted-living facility in Ossining that had been closed for three years, while Engel Burman is set to open two more, one in Armonk and one in White Plains. Soon, Fountain Square Senior Living will open the Kensington, which will be across from the White Plains hospital, offering both assisted-living and nursing care.
The continuing-care retirement community, the Club at Briarcliff Manor, will serve all residents, from those who require nursing care to those who can live independently.
Westchester’s 60-and-over population is expected to increase 34 percent by 2030, while its number of residents 85 and older has jumped 29 percent in the last decade alone. [NYT]