The Lodge at Avila
Albany, New York - The Lodge at Avila is a stand-alone satellite community of the adjacent Avila CCRC campus. The project is a successful example of the future of smaller scale CCRC extensions into the community. Such incremental additions satisfy the preference of seniors for a community integrated lifestyle rather than an enclave, as well as enabling a smaller project to be financed in today’s economic climate.
The building design takes its cues from the grand lodge architecture of the nearby Adirondack region. The building was carefully positioned to fit into the neighborhood and take advantage of views to the main campus and surrounding woodland.
Residents have opportunities for social interaction in the comfortable great room and tea room, fitness room, library or greenhouse. Meals are prepared in a mini commercial kitchen. A choice of terraces and porches give residents and visitors the opportunity for private moments in the garden courtyard or front porch participation in the comings and goings of the campus. A safe, convenient and attractive path along the central landscaped green leads to the main campus where residents can attend events, receive services and visit friends.