Executives from EPOCH Senior Living and National Development joined with Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons today to celebrate the Grand Opening of Waterstone on High Ridge, an elegant boutique hotel-style community for seniors featuring 62+ independent living, assisted living and memory care with a full array of best-in-class amenities and services.
Located at 215 High Ridge Road on a beautifully wooded campus next to a conservation area, Waterstone on High Ridge features 146 residences. There are 88 independent living apartments ranging from one-bedroom and one-bedroom plus, to two-bedroom and two-bedroom plus. The 36 assisted living residences include studio, one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartments. Memory care has 22 suites.
“We are delighted to celebrate the Grand Opening of Waterstone on High Ridge. The response we have received has been tremendous. Within just a few short months of being open, Waterstone’s Independent Living is currently occupied or has commitments for over 70% of the apartments. The Assisted Living and Memory Care, which opened later, are closer to 45%. We are particularly proud to be part of the Stamford community and all it has to offer our residents,” said Joanna Cormac Burt, COO of Epoch Senior Living.
Stamford Mayor Caroline Simmons, who attended the Grand Opening, praised the new Waterstone property, saying that it added so much to the community both from an economic development standpoint and by providing a wonderful community for seniors.
“We thank Waterstone for coming to Stamford and for all they have done to improve this property. Not only does it benefit the entire community, but it benefits our seniors many who have lived here their entire lives and deserve to enjoy their retirement in style.’’
Waterstone on High Ridge is designed with a charming modern farmhouse look. The independent living apartments feature full-size designer kitchen with stainless steel appliances, well-appointed bathroom with full shower and vanity and spacious walk-in closet.
Luxury amenities include indoor heated pool, full-service salon and fitness center staffed with personal trainers; on-site restaurant led by highly talented chefs; movie theater; concierge to arrange transportation and other services; pet-friendly accommodations; convenient access to Stamford’s retailers, restaurants and cultural activities; natural walking trails and underground reserved parking.
For those 62 and over, there is an on-site care program designed to give residents the means to live an active, fulfilling life. Optional services include personalized care consultation and daily planning; care with daily living activities; medication management; on-site geriatric primary and specialty care; and routine wellness visits.
Independent living residents also enjoy on-site concierge services; daily cultural, social and recreational programs; weekly housekeeping services and overnight support staff.
Assisted living residents at Waterstone on High Ridge have access to a personal on-site care continuum which includes three chef-prepared meals each day with anytime dining; daily living activities and programs. A personalized care plan includes consultation and daily planning; medication management; coordination with ancillary providers, as needed and customized wellness plans.
For those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, Waterstone on High Ridge offers on-site memory care supported by Bridges® by EPOCH, a dementia-trained, compassionate team that provides the highest quality dementia and Alzheimer’s care. Memory care residents have dedicated living spaces including an activity room, dining room, living room, library and enclosed outdoor area.
Services are provided at every stage of the memory loss journey with the Essential Care and Enriched Care programs offered.
Waterstone on High Ridge is conveniently located halfway between the Merritt Parkway and I-95, just minutes from shopping, dining and entertainment in downtown Stamford.
Waterstone on High Ridge is the latest best-in-class independent senior living community created by leaders in the field. EPOCH Senior Living is the owner/operator and National Development is the owner/developer. EPOCH Senior Living operates 13 senior living communities in the Northeast with three under development.