New Rochelle, NY (PRWEB) July 18, 2008
United Hebrew Geriatric Center (UHGC), a multi-service senior living campus in New Rochelle, NY, today announced that the construction of its new nursing home, the Lucile and Joseph Skalet Pavilion, is 75% complete. Construction of the $56 million state-of-the-art, 143,000-square-foot nursing home also includes renovation of the Lola and Saul Kramer Pavilion.
United Hebrew Geriatric Center administration and staff, along with local and area dignitaries, recently celebrated a milestone with a topping off ceremony.
Thus far, exterior windows on the Skalet Pavilion are installed, and sheet rock has been installed in the basement and on the first, second and third floors. Electricity has been installed from the basement through the fourth floor. Plumbing is in place in the entire building, and the mechanical duct work and heating are also complete. The roof is 90% complete, and its HVAC has been installed.
The second floor rooms of the Kramer Pavilion have been renovated, and construction workers are currently renovating the third floor and installing sheet rock on the fourth floor. The dining room is also undergoing renovations.
"Our staff, residents and their families alike are eager for moving day. I'd like to extend thanks to our donors who have partnered with us to make the dream of our new home a reality. We are all so grateful that they continue to support our mission of caring for frail and chronically ill seniors," said Rita Mabli, UHGC president/CEO.
Perkins-Eastman Architects designed the new home, which Andron Construction Corp. is building. The home will have 176 private rooms with private baths and a dedicated 44-bed short term rehabilitation floor staffed with Burke Rehabilitation Hospital professionals. Many of the rooms will have views of the Long Island Sound. The home will mimic individual neighborhoods and will create a strong sense of community. Once construction is complete, each neighborhood will have its own 800-square-foot activity room with views of the Sound, fully-furnished with an entertainment center. Neighborhood dining areas will also measure about 800-square-feet and will have views of the interior courtyard.
Amenities will include wireless internet access in each room; a resident activity center, fully-equipped with a library and an arts & crafts room; a 2,300-square-foot multi-purpose room and a café; a new receiving area and a beautifully-landscaped courtyard.
Construction on the new home is scheduled for completion at the end of 2008. UHGC is currently taking reservations for priority tours, which will begin in fall 2008. To schedule a tour, contact Karen Nodiff, Director of Admissions, at 914.632.2804 x148 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
United Hebrew Geriatric Center is located at 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, New York 10805. For further information, contact Linda Forman at 914.632.2804 x224 or lforman(at)uhgc.org, or visit http://www.uhgc.org.
About United Hebrew Geriatric Center
United Hebrew Geriatric Center (UHGC) is a vibrant not-for-profit, non-sectarian, multi-service senior living campus serving the Westchester metropolitan area since 1919. UHGC offers a rich array of skilled and community-based programs and services that encourages and supports a life of dignity and spirituality and promotes the highest possible quality of life. UHGC serves over 600 clients daily in its campus facilities -- Willow Towers, a 126-unit assisted living residence; a 270-bed Nursing Home; the 135-unit Low-Savin Apartments for seniors; a Long Term Home Health Care Program; and the Azor Home Health Agency. Its newest project, the renovation and expansion of its nursing home, combines world-class care with state-of-the-art features.