As New Yorkers, we know that New York City is the center of the universe and yet, amazingly, for a city that has it all, NYC is the only major metropolitan area in the country without a Life Plan Community*!
How can this be? Every day, 10,000 people turn 65. In New York City, the 60+ population represents 17.2% of the total population and is growing faster than both the total population and the population younger than 60. This age wave is so large that the New York City Department for the Aging stated a pressing need for new retirement living options.
Communities built for planners
A Life Plan Community provides the active, independent lifestyle most retirees crave, along with the assisted living and nursing care they might one day need. In New York, Life Plan Communities are overseen by the New York State Department of Health and cannot operate without its approval, which provides additional peace of mind to residents. In addition to the different levels of care, Life Plan Communities typically feature services and amenities like a fitness center, movie theater, housekeeping, art programs, landscaping, restaurants, wellness programs, and entertainment, to name a few. Perhaps most importantly, Life Plan Communities provide the secret to longevity – community.
Currently though, New Yorkers who want to move to a Life Plan Community have to move at least an hour away (and their friends, places of faith, favorite restaurants, theaters, museums, and more).
Fortunately, an exciting solution is now on the horizon.
Plans for River’s Edge, New York City’s first Life Plan Community, are underway in Riverdale, minutes from Manhattan, located along the majestic Hudson River.
Enjoy sweeping views of the Hudson, a variety of great dining venues, a clubhouse loaded with amenities, and professionally maintained grounds – all in the New York Metro area.
River’s Edge residences will range in size from charming one-bedroom floorplans to spacious two-bedroom options with plenty of room for guests and entertaining. Step outside your apartment and you’ll be greeted with an abundance of dining options including a sushi bar, a Mediterranean café, a restaurant, an open grill, a bistro or deli, and a juice and coffee bar. You’ll also be just steps away from your fitness center, movie theater, and on-site healthcare.
Outside, the landscaped grounds will feature walking trails, a sculpture garden featuring original works of art, a Zen garden and stunning views of the Hudson River and Palisades. Inside, you’ll have total access to a wellness center, dedicated studio spaces, and programs designed specifically for River’s Edge residents.
Anyone interested in learning more about River’s Edge is urged to do so now, as availability at New York City’s first Life Plan community will certainly be limited. Call us at 718-581-1900 to get more information about this first-of-its-kind community.
*also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC