D.C. Housing Notes – October 2019
Community opens in Silver Spring
The Landing of Silver Spring is one of the newest communities providing assisted living and memory care services in Montgomery County.
Located in the Colesville area, the Landing includes 138 apartments: 79 for assisted living and 59 for memory care. The community began accepting residents in July and will hold a grand opening on October 24.
The Landing is operated by Leisure Care, which is based in Seattle. “This is their first community in Maryland, and we’re also just starting to grow on the East Coast,” said Connie Miller, the community’s general manager.
The new community, which includes studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments, provides meals, activities and transportation for residents. Amenities include Opal, Leisure Care’s memory care program, as well as fitness and wellness programs and onsite physical and occupational therapy.
A unique feature of The Landing is the connection to the parent company’s travel agency, Travel by Leisure Care. “A resident could sign up to go on a cruise with our company, and we would supply them with a caregiver that would go with them,” Miller said.
Miller said The Landing of Silver Spring also wants to assist its neighbors by offering events for the public.
“We are having a ‘Lunch and Learn’ with the Montgomery County Police Department. They’re going to do a presentation on keeping seniors safe,” said Miller.
The Landing of Silver Spring is located at 13908 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland. For more information, call (301) 200-0928.
New day center coming to SE D.C.
“Twice a week, Grace Jones, who has moderate Alzheimer’s disease travels 11 miles by bus from her home in Southeast D.C. to Iona’s adult day center in Northwest Washington. Some days, the bus ride takes 90 minutes,” according to Iona Senior Services, a social service agency for older adults and their caregivers in D.C.
“But, says her daughter Kimberly Morris, it’s worth it because, ‘My mother deserves the very best.’”
To help residents of Southeast D.C. like Jones, Iona is in the process of building the first adult day health center in Ward 8, located in the Congress Heights neighborhood.
Iona East, as the new facility will be known, is designed to assist residents of Wards 7 and 8 who have Alzheimer’s disease or other chronic conditions. Scheduled to open in spring 2020, it will provide healthcare and social activities as well as lunch, art therapy, musical performances and field trips.
According to Iona, which has provided services and programming for older adults in Northwest D.C. for decades, the number of Washington residents over the age of 60 has increased in the past 10 years by nearly 15,000, to more than 117,000 individuals. The nonprofit organization said more than 20,000 of those residents live in Wards 7 and 8, and have the least access to healthcare and other services in the city.
“There is a real urgency to opening an adult day center in Ward 8,” according to Iona’s website.
Developed in partnership with WC Smith, Iona East will be located at Stanton Rd. and Alabama Ave., SE. Iona currently operates Iona Senior Services in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Northwest D.C.
A room with a view
Pointe View at Aspen Hill is a new 62 and older community that is coming soon to Silver Spring, Maryland. It is located in a wooded setting off Bel-Pre Road.
The community’s one- and two-bedroom apartments are intended for independent adults, and include a full kitchen, large closets and an open floor plan. Monthly rents range from $854 to $1,900.
Construction on this mixed-income community by Pennrose Properties LLC is expected to be completed in mid-October. Pre-applications for the 120 one- and two-bedroom apartments are currently being accepted by mail.
Amenities will include on-site parking, controlled-access entry, on-site management and maintenance with 24-hour emergency call service.
Weekly community activities will also be available at Pointe View. Other amenities include a community room, fitness and business centers, a hair salon, and laundry facilities on every floor.
Pointe View at Aspen Hill is located at 3136 Bel Pre Rd., Silver Spring, Md. For more information, call (410) 403-3185. See floor plans and pricing at pennrose.com/apartments/maryland/pointe-view-at-aspen-hill/.