Reingold Pavilion Hebrew Home For The Aged


Gruzen Samton was retained by the Hebrew Home for the Aged at Riverdale to design a new wing, the Jacob Reingold Pavilion, to replace an aged and obsolete 160-bed building located off-campus. It also helped reduce the population of the adjacent Resnick Pavilion by decreasing the number of semi-private rooms in that building. The new pavilion is both a successful model for senior housing for the next generation of users, the baby boomers, and a welcoming home for today's seniors. Having retired from a more active world, both generations desire (or will desire) an exciting environment that provides opportunities for a vital life experience, while preserving privacy and enhancing social interaction and quality of life. The primary goal of the project was to create a new focal point, or cen-terpiece, for the 20-acre campus via the creation of a strong architectural presence, with a substantial number of other amenities, including new spa/pool, museum, lounges, and physical therapy spaces.