Senior communities are fairly quiet. Older residents are not loud. They don’t drive much, or create a stir.
On the other hand, many of those seniors are quite active. They participate in group activities. They exercise. There’s plenty of life there.
Those characteristics can be applied to the current construction at 1141 Post Road East. There — on the former Kowalsky property, between the old Geiger’s site and the new 1177 Post Road East apartments — a new assisted living center is being built.
From the road, we can see something going on there. But it’s back near the woods. It’s quiet and low-key.
The facility is called The Residence at Westport. When it opens — the target date is next summer — it will include 96 studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments. It’s the first upscale community of its kind in town.
The Residence features common rooms, a library, media room, “bistro” and dining room.
There are no set meal hours. Dining is any time between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Among the amenities: laundry and linen services, in-house maintenance, personal housekeeping. Pets are allowed.
The 3 levels of care are independent living, assisted living and “Reflections Memory Care,” for residents with dementia.
Apartments begin at $7,250 a month. The most expensive is $10,421.
The Residence at Westport is being developed by LCB Senior Living. They operate similar senior communities in Stamford and Darien, as well as Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Pennsylvania.
A sales office is already operating, at 238 Post Road East. For more information, click here.