Westfield Leader Wire Service
SUNRISE ASSISTED LIVING OF WESTFIELD
Westfield, New Jersey Sunrise Assisted Living of
Westfield, a new assistive-living residence for seniors,
has opened its furnished models at 240 Springfield Avenue
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 Sunrises
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 Sunrises
Reminiscence Program that offers individaulized care for
people with Alzheimers disease and related memory
Founded in 1981 by Paul and Theresa Klaassen, Sunrise
Assisted Living is one of the nations 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
Contact: Beth Congbalay, Dir. Of Community Relations
July 18, 1997 (908) 317-3030