Milestone for CT’s 1st “Household Model” Nursing Home

Topping-Out on Thursday, Jan. 22

BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Jan. 15, 2015 – The final steel beam for the new $75 million, 372,000 s/f Jewish Senior Services building on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus will be hoisted by crane and put into place during a special ceremony on Jan. 22. The building will include a new nursing home that will be Connecticut’s first “Household Model” nursing home. The “Household Model” is much more residential and “homelike” and supports the philosophy of Resident-Centered Care.

Assisted Living Residences, a fitness center, outpatient and short-term rehabilitation center, an adult day program, and a child care center will also be available to the community.

“Topping-out” is a traditional construction milestone during which the final steel beam is placed atop the building structure. Hundreds of Jewish Senior Services staff members, residents, donors, and the construction team will sign the beam before it is hoisted by crane into place.

WHO:       

Jewish Senior Services staff members, residents, and donors

KBE Building Corporation staff members

Staff members from subcontracting firms working on the project

WHAT:             

Steel topping-out ceremony for new $75M, 372,000 s/f Jewish Senior Services building on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus

WHEN:

Jan. 22, 2015 at 3 p.m.

WHERE:

Jewish Senior Services, Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus

4200 Park Ave.

Bridgeport, CT 06604

Background:            

Financed by People’s United Bank, the project includes the construction of a new senior care campus to include a skilled nursing home, assisted living residences, an outpatient and short-term rehabilitation center, adult day program, fitness center, and offices for home care, hospice care, Institute on Aging, Center for Elder Abuse Prevention, and Senior Choice at Home,® and UJA/Federation.

KBE Building Corp. is Construction Manager at Risk for the project, managing the project’s construction. In keeping with its tradition of jobsite safety, KBE has partnered with OSHA to help facilitate voluntary health and safety improvements during the 22-month project, which is scheduled for completion in April 2016. The project is designed by Perkins Eastman Architects.

Renderings of the new Jewish Senior Services building are available below. Credit: Perkins Eastman

CONTACT

Jewish Senior Services

Robin Friedson | Director, Marketing and Communications

t: 203-365-6487 | f: 203-365-6461 | e: rfriedson@jseniors.org

KBE Building Corporation

Jonelle Lawhorn | Director of Marketing

t: 860.284.7431| c: 860.836.7517 | f: 860.284.7831 | e: jlawhorn@kbebuilding.com

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