Northampton, MA – DMS design, llc of Beverly recently participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at Rockridge Retirement Community, a Deaconess Abundant Life Community in Northampton. Rockridge’s expansion includes Violette’s Crossing, with 25 independent rental apartments for those of moderate income, as well as a new Gardens Neighborhood for Memory Support on the first floor of the building.
DMS design, llc’s senior project manager Sid Silveira joined Beth Vettori, executive director at Rockridge; Joseph Haavisto from Hutter Construction; Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz; Christopher Sintros, president and CEO of Deaconess Abundant Life Communities; and John Young, chair of Rockridge Board of Overseers, Deaconess Board Member, and the son of the founders of Rockridge for this event.
Violette’s Crossing will allow residents to live independently in their own apartment while eliminating the chores often associated with home ownership. It will also give the residents an opportunity to become part of a supportive community.
The Gardens Neighborhood for Memory Support will be updated and expanded to include 24 suites on the first floor as well as a private, resident-accessible, secure courtyard. By adding on the additional apartments in Violette’s Crossing and additional suites in the Gardens, Rockridge will be able to provide quality housing for seniors for years to come. DMS design, llc’s senior project manager, Sid Silveira, said, “We have been working with a great team to get us to this point, and we are excited for Rockridge to incorporate this unique component to unite their campus.”