Designed by renowned architect Charles Moore, the award winning Tower One/Tower East community is well known for providing a safe and vibrant environment for older persons. It is home to people with varying means who hail mostly from the greater New Haven area and New England. “Our mission is to provide high quality living arrangements and services based upon Jewish values and traditions. All our apartments and studios are affordably-priced and available to individuals 62 years of age and older,” stated Goodman- Olshansky.
Through February 2012, Tower One/Tower East will discount all newly-signed luxury studio rental agreements by $200. “The Tower One studios vary in size from 400 square feet in the assisted living section to approximately 450 square feet in the classic deluxe independent-
Tower One/Tower East features 336 apartments in two adjoining towers that form an urban campus community on the southern edge of downtown New Haven. The community offers both independent and assisted living apartments. Funding by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allows for independent living in the Tower One/Tower East luxury apartments at affordable prices. The State of Connecticut offers several financial programs which help lower income elders afford assisted living apartments and services.
Among the many attractive features of Tower One/Tower East are the enclosed gardens, courtyards and parking areas, a comfortable coffee shop and dining room that serve meals prepared adhering to Kosher Dietary standards. The campus also features a full-service First Niagra Bank branch, convenience store and daily schedules of social, enrichment and cultural programs.
“Tower One features 186 apartments in a 21-story high-rise building and the apartments offer varying views of the Long Island Sound, downtown New Haven, the Yale University Campus and the western hills,” stated Goodman-Olshansky. “Rental fees for the studio apartments range from $1,123/month to $1,358/month which include the mandatory $325/month dinner plan. The maximum annual income applicants may receive to qualify for subsidy certificates to move into these studio apartments is $29,750.”
Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors that includes community leaders from throughout New Haven County, Tower One/Tower East is supported by numerous community groups. These groups include the Utopia Assisted Living Service Agency; Utopia Home Health Services for home health care and physical, speech or occupational therapy; Hospital of St. Raphael’s ElderCare program for primary health care; Geriatric and Adult Psychiatry for mental health services; Sodexo dining service operations; and SunDance Rehabilitation Corporation.
Tower One/Tower East is also aligned with numerous aging and assisted living groups both locally and nationally. These groups include the Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS); the Connecticut Association Not for Profit For the Aging (CANPFA); Leading Age of CT; Leading Age (national); and the Connecticut Assisted Living Association (CALA).
To schedule a tour of Tower One/Tower East, contact Rebecca Goodman-Olshansky at 203-772-1816 ext. 250. To learn more, visit their website www.towerone.org.