Bridgeport, CT – The final steel beam for the new $75 million, 372,000sf 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-off” 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.
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.
Among the attendees will be the general contractor (KBE Building Corp), the architect (Perkins Eastman), and staff members from the subcontractors working on the project.