AgeSong celebrated the opening of Bayside Park, the company’s newest assisted-living senior communities in Emeryville, California last week. The five-story 116,366 square-foot residential complex offers independent and assisted-living apartments for senior adults and is AgeSong’s fifth community for elders in the Bay Area.
Bayside Park features 125 studio and one-bedroom apartments within walking distance of Emeryville’s vibrant retail and entertainment district and with easy access to public transportation. In addition to the independent living program, AgeSong at Bayside Park offers five levels of care and specialized programs that include expressive arts, hospice care, assisted living and medication management support, forgetfulness (Alzheimer’s/Dementia) care, gero-wellness, respite care and hospice support. It was designed by Kava Massih Architects, Berkeley, Calif., and built by James E. Roberts-Obayashi Corp., Danville, Calif.
“AgeSong’s nationally recognized approach to building design and programming is reflected throughout the building and redefines the concept of “eldership” with architecture and landscaping that affirm the residents’ dignity and wisdom,” said Massih.
“Our goal in developing this unique living environment is to transform attitudes toward aging and focus not only on the physical needs of elders, but on their emotional and spiritual needs as well,” said Nader Shabahangi, PhD, CEO of AgeSong. “By integrating elders in the community, offering them therapeutic expressive arts activities and providing care in an environment that helps residents feel safe, Bayside Park offers a unique model of care that allows elders to enjoy a vibrant life.”