Senior Living Community Opens in East Bay

Developed by Spirit Living, the property has been designed to achieve the GreenPoint Rated Gold Certification.

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Elegance at Berkeley, a 94-unit assisted living and memory support senior living community, has opened its doors in Berkeley, Calif. The project is the result of a partnership between private equity company Capital Health Group, developer Spirit Living and management company Elegance Living.

Elegance at Berkeley promotes safety, staff-resident trust relationships, participation and engagement. The community provides a 24-hour emergency alert system, sensory therapy, medication reminders and organic options and accommodations for certain dietary requirements and requests.

The four-story building encompasses 30 memory support and 64 assisted living apartments with studio and one-bedroom floorplans ranging between 301 and 677 square feet. Common-area amenities include a mobility-enhancement fitness center, library, salon, full-service restaurant, wellness and telehealth suite, intergenerational art lab and an occupational and physical therapy center. The property also features supportive handrails, wide walkways and wheelchair-accessible ramps, elevators and safety signage.

Green building

The property has been designed to achieve the GreenPoint Rated Gold Certification, as mandated by the state of California. GreenPoint is a third-party verification system that emphasizes energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, resource conservation and livable communities. Some of the property’s environmentally conscious features are low-emissions, durable and fire-resistant cladding/roofing materials and ENERGY STAR-certified appliances.

Located at 2100 San Pablo Ave. in the Poet’s Corner neighborhood, the community is near the intersection of Route 13 and Interstate 580. There are multiple dining options, retail spaces, green areas and entertainment venues in the property’s proximity.

An affordable housing and homeless services center project, developed by Berkeley Food & Housing Project and BRIDGE Housing, has recently opened its doors in Berkeley, Calif. The project represents the single largest infusion of low-income and affordable housing in the history of the city and the largest permanent supportive housing for the homeless people in Berkeley.

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