Unity Health Breaks Ground on Assisted Living Expansion

Unity Health System broke ground on a major expansion of its Villages complex, an independent and assisted living facility with 352 senior housing units in Rochester, NY.

The project involves building a new assisted living community, opening a memory care unit, redeveloping common space between the communities, and building climate-controlled connectors between all buildings.

“Retirement and assisted living communities in the Rochester area are in high demand,” said Sandra MacWilliam, executive vice president of Center for Aging & Continuing Care at Unity Health System.  “We are responding to that need, and the fact that seniors want and deserve residential options, social opportunities, and access to such things as exercise, dining, and computers.”


The redevelopment project will add 30 units to the complex and add a 40 apartment enriched living community as well as a 20-apartment memory care center.

Construction is expected to be complete in 2013.