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Thrive Senior Living to Pioneer Innovative Ideas With Groundbreaking of New Community in Montvale, NJ

ATLANTA–Atlanta-based Thrive Senior Living announced the groundbreaking of its newest community, Thrive at Montvale. Continuing down the path of building “more familiar” living environments for older adults, Thrive will fashion this new venture—anticipated to open in mid-2021—in line with its mission to form innovative, social communities focused on the connectiveness of the human experience.

Among its first-to-industry features, Thrive at Montvale will boast a 33,150 square-foot outdoor social court as the light-filled focal point, serving to enhance residents’ social and interactive experiences, while allowing them seamless access to and from the outdoors.

“No matter how you finish the exterior of a community, if your design theory is anchored in interior circulation, limited outdoor access and any hint of the clinical days of old, then older adults absolutely will not want to live there,” said Thrive’s President Les Strech. “We are passionate about pushing senior living design theory more toward normal living environments in which anyone would want to live in regardless of age or ability.

“Thrive at Montvale is our focused effort at the deconstruction of the traditional senior living courtyard. The enormous interior greenspace is nearly two-thirds the size of a standard football field and is designed as a gathering place for the larger local community rather than an afterthought,” Strech explained. “The social court allows natural light to flood the interior of the building, but perhaps more importantly, it enables vibrant outdoor social connectivity for over a hundred people as locals gather for concerts on the lawn, yoga and dance classes in the barn and much more.”

Thrive at Montvale will serve residents in Bergen County with 203 beautifully appointed apartments across independent living, assisted living and memory care. Located at 110 Summit Avenue in Montvale, the soon-to-be-constructed community will be designed to empower residents to make the most of everyday living—building meaningful relationships, having a sense of purpose and giving back.

In addition to the non-traditional greenspace—10 times larger than the standard courtyard–the community will also feature novel amenities such as a dog washing station and rentable, engravable wine lockers for residents to enjoy when entertaining friends, family members and visitors.

Other offerings will include food hall style dining, a bistro and bar for cocktail hour, a cinema, multiple outdoor fire pits, a cut and shave barber shop for gentlemen, and a state-of-the-art athlete center for functional fitness classes. As always, Thrive at Montvale will have a highly trained and dedicated team to deliver personalized attention to all of its residents.

Thrive Senior Living designs, develops and operates innovative independent living, assisted living and memory care communities across the country with a fresh perspective on senior living. Thrive strives to enrich lives and be faithful stewards of all that is entrusted to them by respecting and honoring older adults as valuable members of society.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Thrive has been named a “2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services” by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE and a “Great Place to Work” by Activated Insights for two years in a row. The company currently operates communities in Texas, Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and the D.C. metro area.