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Westfield, New Jersey – Sunrise Assisted Living of Westfield, a new assistive-living residence for seniors, has opened its furnished models at 240 Springfield Avenue
in Westfield.

The community is scheduled to open to residents at the end of September, 1997. The finished community will accommodate 96 residents in a home-like, residential environment. Following the design of Sunrise’s signature, award-winning, Victorian-style manor home, the community features a parlor, living room, dining room, acitivity room, hair salon and bistro/ice cream parlor.

"The mansion is designed with a more residential, less insitutional style than traditional care options for seniors, so that residents can truly feel that Sunrise is their home," said Executive Director John Moore. "We take great pains to avoid institutional features such as tile floors and fluorescent lighting."

Each suite has a spacious private bath, a kitchenette and one or two rooms. Suites are clustered in neighborhoods of 6 to 10 around a common living area. Suites can come partially furnished, although many residents choose to bring their own furnishings to personalize their rooms.

Sunrise Assisted Living communities offer residents assistance with daily living tasks such as bathing, dressing and medication monitoring. Services also include meals, laundry, housekeeping, scheduled transportation, recreation activities and wellness programs. A section of the new facility will be devoted to Sunrise’s Reminiscence Program that offers individaulized care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and related memory disorders.

Founded in 1981 by Paul and Theresa Klaassen, Sunrise Assisted Living is one of the nation’s oldest and largest providers of assisted-living care for seniors. The company presently operates 48 communities in 11 states. For more information, call (908) 317-3030, or visit the Information Center located at the building site.

For Release: Contact: Beth Congbalay, Dir. Of Community Relations
July 18, 1997 (908) 317-3030

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