A new SageLife senior living community designed for active living will open in Plainsboro Township during 2020.
In January, the new community called Ovation at Riverwalk will open doors to incoming residents and be the sixth senior living community a part of the SageLife group.
“Great opportunities come few and far between,” said Kelly Andress, the founder and president of SageLife. “The Princeton University Medical Center has created this campus that has everything you might need to have for a quality retirement. When this whole campus was laid out, we heard about this opportunity to locate there and just jumped at it. We have 260 fully age restricted apartments.”
The community is an apartment complex designed for 260 occupants and consists of shared community amenities, according to Andress.
The building includes 145 one-bedroom units, 39 of which will be affordable units, 100 two-bedrooms, and 15 studio units, according to the Plainsboro Department of Planning and Zoning.
The retirement community is located off of Plainsboro Road at 1 Riverwalk between the Firmenich and Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center, SageLife officials said.
The facility is being built on the Penn Medicine Princeton Health campus located near the Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro.
“What separates our senior community from others is something we call fully amenitized age restricted apartment living,” Andress said. “We will have underground parking, four dining venues, an indoor pool that can also be outdoor, two raised terraces for dining and recreation, and it has a fitness center. This is just a wonderful place to retire.”
She said the complex is also a rental that will allow pets.
The apartment complex will also have a coffee shop, a piano lounge, and a full service restaurant for residents and guests, according to Andress.
“We believe that retirement is changing. Our mission is to be the best home for each member of the SageLife family. We encourage, empower and celebrate successful aging,” she said. “Our number one goal is to build a great place to live.”
She said the community is designed so that people who want to give up the headache of a home, can do so and still stay within their community.
“We just see ourselves as their next best home. Everything that is a pain to live without we have at our complex,” Andress said.