These senior housing projects are nicer than your home
A forthcoming rental building on the Upper West Side has undeniably luxurious extras, including a library lounge, a hair salon and a movie theater.
There’s just one catch: You have to be a senior citizen to live there.
305 West End Residences, near 74th Street, will be a sleek and shiny assisted-living facility with a memory-care wing that’s specially designed for individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s.
And there are more elderly-focused developments like it on the way.
Dubbed the “silver tsunami,” some 12 residential projects catering solely to seniors are bursting through New York City’s pipeline, bringing brand-new digs to those in their golden years that are a far cry from institutional nursing homes. The wave of construction is largely thanks to graying baby boomers who prefer aging in urban settings. So now this overlooked submarket — which fell out of favor due to a preference for traditional condo and rental construction — is showing youthful vigor.