One of my favorite Aerosmith songs is Livin’ on the Edge. In it, Baby Boomer Steven Tyler sings:
There’s somethin’ wrong with the world today
I don’t know what it is
Something’s wrong with our eyes
We’re seein’ things in a different way
We’re definitely seeing things in a different way at RiverSpring Health as we plan to build New York City’s first Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC). CCRCs are in virtually every municipality in the nation, except New York City. A CCRC allows for a new aging in place option in New York City – in an active and independent setting – close to the communities older adults know and love. With 10,000 Baby Boomers turning 65 each day, now more than ever, the older population needs the reassurance that a CCRC provides – the opportunity to live there for the rest of their lives, even if their health needs evolve to require more care, and financial security of knowing that their long term care is paid for.
And Riverdale is the ideal setting for River’s Edge. Our community is filled with a wide assortment of shops, cultural and educational institutions, magnificent views of the Hudson River – from the George Washington Bridge to the Mario Cuomo Bridge, and welcoming neighbors who respect and appreciate the older set.
Yes, we are living on the edge in many ways these days. But living at River’s Edge will be an exciting, unprecedented experience fueled by older adults who know that the best years are still to come.