$259 Million Long Island Senior Living Community to Celebrate Opening

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The Amsterdam at Harborside Providing Exceptional Lifestyle, Life Care to Area Seniors

“I believe one important element of our success is life care, because it allows you to enjoy your active lifestyle now, but still have peace of mind knowing you have a plan in place for the future, if you ever need care.

There’s a new, unique retirement community for Long Island seniors wanting to continue their vibrant, active lifestyles while experiencing the very best in accommodations and service. The Amsterdam at Harborside, Nassau County’s first and only life care retirement community, will officially celebrate its opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The ceremony will take place at the community, located at 300 E. Overlook in Port Washington, on Tuesday, October 5, at 1:30 p.m. Residents of The Amsterdam will join with civic and community leaders; representatives of The Amsterdam’s not-for-profit sponsor, Amsterdam House Continuing Care Retiement Community, Inc.; and other development partners to commemorate the milestone.

“We’re very excited that our residents are able to call our retirement community home and experience the extraordinary lifestyle we have to offer,” said Margaret Minichini, executive director at The Amsterdam at Harborside. “We’re privileged to serve our valued residents, and to provide them with the exceptional level of hospitality and service promised.”

The Amsterdam, which officially started welcoming its first residents on Monday, August 30, consists of 229 independent senior living apartment and penthouse homes. The $259 million project was financed by the second-largest bond issue in history for a not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).

In addition to its vibrant, independent living and maintenance-free lifestyle, the community offers a full continuum of care with access to on-site enriched housing, skilled nursing and memory support, if needed. Through life care, residents will never be asked to leave, knowing they will receive the full continuum of care provided by The Amsterdam.

Residents also enjoy such amenities as a state-of-the-art fitness center, an underground parking garage, media room, library and multiple restaurant-style dining venues.

“We’ve been fortunate to have such strong support from local seniors; we were 90 percent reserved throughout our construction process,” said Minichini. “I believe one important element of our success is life care, because it allows you to enjoy your active lifestyle now, but still have peace of mind knowing you have a plan in place for the future, if you ever need care. We look forward to being the retirement community of choice for Nassau County seniors and positively contributing to the local economy and area as a whole.”

For more information about senior living at The Amsterdam at Harborside, call (800) 365-0665. Photos of the community are available to view online at http://www.theamsterdamatharborside.com.

About The Amsterdam at Harborside
In addition to a vibrant, independent lifestyle, The Amsterdam will offer life care, which provides the security and peace of mind of knowing that access to long-term care is available, including a full continuum of care, if ever needed, at a predictable monthly fee. For residents of The Amsterdam, health care will be provided in affiliation with the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System. The Amsterdam at Harborside is sponsored by Amsterdam House Continuing Care Retirement Community, Inc. (AHCCRC). AHCCRC is associated with Amsterdam Nursing Home in Manhattan, which has more than 135 years of experience in senior living. A volunteer board of directors will donate their time and expertise to govern The Amsterdam at Harborside.

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