New Senior Living Apartments Break Old Trends

New Senior Living Apartments Break Old Trends
WASHINGTON, DC - Ingleside at Rock Creek, an upscale continuing care retirement community in the Northwest neighborhood of Washington, DC, announced that construction will begin on 15 new luxury independent living apartments on November 29, 2010. The expansion project is expected to be completed and open to residents by fall 2011.

The new McCracken Apartments will be among the largest independent living residences in the Washington, DC area. They will range in size from 1,600 to over 1,800 square feet - meaning residents will not have to sacrifice space to realize all the advantages of retirement living.

"Moving to a senior living community used to mean losing considerable living space with a studio-style or efficiency unit," says Ann Schiff, executive director and health care administrator of Ingleside. "We're reversing that trend. Seniors, especially those who live here in the District, want to leave the hassles of homeownership behind, not their cherished possessions."

The increased apartment size also fits with the lifestyle of today's seniors - who are generally living more active, healthy and independent lives than their predecessors. "This generation of seniors isn't ready to give up entertaining friends or hosting family dinners," says Tracy Niro, senior move manager and owner of Niro Senior Services. "They're looking for living options that let them bring their dining room suite as well as the items they've accumulated over several decades."

Residents of the McCracken Apartments can choose from five floor plans. In addition to spacious layouts, the luxury units will feature nine-foot ceilings, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, wiring for high-speed Internet and balconies overlooking Rock Creek Park.

"We learned quickly that there is a market for housing options of this size," says Schiff. "We've already received deposits for more than half of the apartments. And we have every reason to believe the remaining residences will also fill up fast."

The McCracken Apartments were designed by architect Shalom Baranes Associates from Washington, DC. The builder is Wm. L. GRIFFITH & Co. of Vienna, Virginia.

Founded in 1906, Ingleside at Rock Creek is a continuing care retirement community set on 14 acres bordering Rock Creek Park in Washington, DC. Ingleside offers independent and assisted living as well as skilled nursing and rehabilitation.
Source: Ingleside at Rock Creek

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