Jefferson's Ferry Life Plan Community to Break Ground

Major expansion/renovation will appeal to Long Island's active older adults
By: Jefferson's Ferry
SOUTH SETAUKET, N.Y. - March 10, 2020 - PRLog -- Jefferson's Ferry, Long Island's first continuing care retirement community (CCRC), is preparing to embark on a major expansion to offer Long Island's growing number of older adults a more progressive and wellness-focused lifestyle option for retirement living. Construction is planned for summer 2020.

The AARP estimates about 10,000 Baby Boomers hit retirement age every day. In the past decade, the number of individuals over the age of 65 on Long Island has grown nearly 30 percent, according to the Center for an Urban Future (

Jefferson's Ferry's multi-million-dollar project will offer 75 spacious and finely appointed one- and two-bedroom, plus den, apartment homes, and a modern and fully equipped fitness, wellness and rehabilitation center. A new memory care building will provide hope and care to individuals living with Alzheimer's, dementia and other memory-impairing diseases.

The expansion will also include a new marketplace café, bistro-bar and destination dining room.  Other enhanced services and amenities will cater to both current and future residents.

"Our expansion is about more than adding square footage to the award-winning community; it's about catering to a new generation of older adults who view retirement living as their 'third act' or a 'life reboot,'" Caulfield says. "People want to live at a community that gives them the freedom, resources, and opportunities to live retirement their way, without the hassle of home ownership."

At Jefferson's Ferry, residents travel, take classes, contribute to the arts, start new hobbies and volunteer. Some residents continue to work part-time. Overall, according to a national study by Mather Lifeways (, people who live in CCRCs experience higher life satisfaction, better moods, less stress, and more positive perceptions of aging than their counterparts.

"People experience more joy and fulfillment when they embrace a lifestyle that elevates their well-being," says Caulfield. "Our health needs may change as they grow older, but our need for purpose and community remains the same."

Jefferson's Ferry's Project Partners have more than 130 years of combined experience in planning and designing communities for the next generation of older adults. Greystone Communities ( serves as development consultant, KDA Architects ( provides master planning and architectural design and Merlino Design ( provides interior design planning.

Jefferson's Ferry is an award-winning, wellness-focused life plan community – the first on Long Island – inspiring those 62 years-old and better to live retirement their way. Apartment and cottage homes are available, along with onsite medical services, assisted living, short- and long-term rehabilitation and memory care services. Visit or call 631-253-7950 for more information. Jefferson's Ferry is located at One Jefferson Ferry Drive.

Wendy D'Alessandro
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