BY JENNIFER FARNSWORTH
Seniors will one day have another option for
community living, thanks to a project underway
through the Wesley Community.
Wesley Community CEO Brian Nealon said
the new project will offer high-end luxury
apartments, along with some more affordable
options, located in Malta, west of Northway Exit
12 and off Route 67.
Wesley is partnering with Saratoga Hospital
on the project, which will be located on property
behind the hospital’s Malta Med Emergent Care
building, 6 Medical Park Drive.
Nealon said the area is owned by Saratoga
Hospital, who Wesley has partnered with before.
He said they are excited to once again join forces
and offer living options to the senior population.
Wesley Community will build two multi-level
senior apartment buildings and a residential
care facility on 12 acres in the northern section
of the hospital's 139 acre parcel.
"We have a really strong relationship with
Saratoga Hospital. It makes sense for us," said
Wesley plans break ground this spring on the
luxury apartment section, with completion by
the end of 2016.
Wesley said the four-story, luxury-style
building will be open to seniors 62 and older.
The units will range in size from 700 square
feet to 1,300 square feet each, with one- and
two-bedroom options. The building will offer
granite countertops, high-end appliances, covered
parking, transportation options, an on-site
restaurant option, laundry facilities, a sauna, spa
and workout area.
The more affordable living apartments are
awaiting government funding, which could delay
that project start until late 2017, Nealon said.
Both of the apartment complexes will offer
a variety of services, including social programs
and activities, off-campus outings, and
transportation to medical appointments and
The estimated cost for the three buildings is
$42 million, Nealon said.
The Wesley Community already offers senior
housing, as well as a variety of senior health
care programs, on its campus in the north end
of Saratoga Springs.