GREENBURGH, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, D.C. (November 30, 2020) – Capitol Seniors Housing, a leading senior living development and investment firm, announces the opening of The Chelsea at Greenburgh in Westchester County, N.Y. Operated by Chelsea Senior Living, the three-story, 90,651-square-foot community with 101 residential suites offers assisted living and memory care services. The stunning new community is located at 715 Dobbs Ferry Rd. on the former site of a Frank’s Nursery acquired by the Town of Greenburgh in 2011. After purchasing the site from the town in December 2017, Capitol Seniors Housing transformed the property into a treasured asset by clearing the site and directing the design and construction of a state-of-art senior living community. The Chelsea at Greenburgh was designed by the Meyer Senior Living Studio (Meyer) of Ardmore, Pa., and built by March Construction of Wayne, N.J.
“This building has surpassed our expectations,” said Roger Bernier, President and Chief Operating Officer of Chelsea Senior Living. “Our team has spent the last two years forging partnerships with the Westchester senior community, first responders and care givers. We are happy to take our place here and look forward to providing an outstanding experience for our new residents.”
“We are very proud of our team, our partners, and the local leaders who worked together to reclaim an abandoned retail site that was an eye sore in the town. Together, we created an amazing new senior living community that has the look and of an exclusive hotel,” said Scott Stewart, Managing Partner of Capitol Seniors Housing. “We’re very excited to welcome seniors to come live here and enjoy all of the first-class amenities and services they expect and deserve. We’re also pleased to have Chelsea Senior Living as our operator, an outstanding senior living company with whom that we have a long standing and successful partnership.”
“With robust safety protocols in place, we are able to provide a safe experience for visitors to help ensure the health of our residents and staff,” said Herb Heflich, Chief Executive Officer of Chelsea Senior Living. “We are providing limited, in-person tours with social distancing and other precautions. The health and safety of our residents and staff will be our Number One priority going forward.”
Designed with a rustic yet modern approach by Meyer, The Chelsea at Greenburgh features natural materials, including stone on the exterior and as interior accents. The community, awaiting LEED certification, was designed with numerous sustainable features including substantial green space that was previously paved in asphalt. The Chelsea at Greenburgh is landscaped with native plants that require less water, and the community boasts a 20 percent water use reduction through water-efficient fixtures, faucets and kitchen equipment. A significant amount of recycled content in construction materials was used, including building steel, metal studs and drywall. Energy efficiencies are achieved through LED lighting, robust control systems, and highly efficient heating and air systems. Additionally, the community is adjacent to public transportation.
The interior, also designed by Meyer, uses materials such as wood, wrought iron, copper and granite throughout the community on light fixtures, countertops and more. The entry area features an impressive high ceiling and signature staircase, helping visitors feel invited and special from the moment they walk inside. Interior colors are a blend of calming blue, gray and earth tones. Artwork includes both modern works as well as vintage photographs that pay homage to Greenburgh’s rich history. The community boasts well-appointed amenities designed to be functional yet able to inspire engagement among residents and staff, such as a bistro featuring an open-concept kitchen area, a club room furnished with comfortable couches and chairs, and a library offering access to computers but balanced with hardcover books and an inviting seating layout. Other amenities include a dining room, art studio, salon, multi-purpose room, sports lounge, club room, theater, fitness/rehab room and a separate dining room in the memory care area. Located on 6.89 acres, the community also offers abundant outdoor spaces including walking paths and garden areas that can also be viewed through the many expansive windows throughout the community. A sidewalk and beautiful landscaping alongside the frontage street also enhance the community.
“We are grateful to the entire Greenburgh community and we are especially thankful to the local officials who had the foresight and commitment to make this project possible,” said Joe McElwee, Principal – Development, Capitol Seniors Housing. “We were all highly motivated to reclaim the property and create something special, both inside and outside. We believe seniors deserve high-quality amenities, engaging programs, and care, and we’re proud to provide that for families across the area.”
Chelsea Senior Living operates 21 senior living communities, including five in New York. Chelsea programming embodies leisure, lifestyles and learning. Monthly events include socials for new members, card clubs, science experiments and community service projects. Chelsea’s dining experience has a reputation for setting them apart. Experienced chefs will be working hand in hand with the community’s registered dietitian to ensure meals are delicious, nutritious and tailored to the needs of residents with specific diets. They also offer a comprehensive wellness program that addresses the whole body, mind and spirit.
For more information about The Chelsea at Greenburgh, please visit chelseaseniorliving.com or call (914) 275-0010.