The initial phase of this project included 62 independent living units, a commons area, 18 cottages, two guest suites and 44 assistive living units.
In the spirit of making it possible for active seniors to live independently in a setting much like a private home, the cottages of the Glen at Hiland Meadows are completely separate from one another. Each has a front porch as its defining feature, which is designed to encourage residents to feel “at home” every day, and to feel more like a neighborhood than a senior living community. Each cottage also has a cathedral ceiling for open, airy space. There are high windows that allow natural light to illuminate large living areas.
The commons building was built with a porte cochere that leads into the main entrance. It features New England-style architecture with peaked roofs and clapboard siding facades. The building is designed with residential styling. The lobby is reminiscent of the Adirondack Great Camps, and it leads to the dining room, Grille Room, and apartments and living areas.
The second phase of this project included an assistive living residence, which is intended for seniors who require more assistance than the independent living residents. It includes a large porch so that residents may enjoy the outdoors and a garden atmosphere. As well, the dining room was designed with elegance aforethought. The delightful setting has tables arranged for intimate dining, as well as a Palladian window with a view of the Adirondack mountains and outdoor courtyard. The color palette with neutrals and blues is a natural complement to the mountain vista outdoors.