Monday, August 19, 2019 - Updated: 2:14 pm
County Executive Rich Fitzgerald recently joined with community leaders and representatives of Vincentian Collaborative System for a ceremonial ribbon cutting at Terrace Place at Vincentian, a 91-unit, 55-plus community deploying groundbreaking smart technology powered by Amazon Alexa and K4Community.
Located on Babcock Boulevard in McCandless Township, Terrace Place features independent living apartment homes for individuals 55 years and older in an adaptable, innovative, parklike setting that embraces a green and open concept, explained Vincentian President & CEO Nick Vizzoca.
“Terrace Place is a ‘smart’ choice for many reasons, including the integration of ‘smart technology’ that brings convenience and connectedness to residents’ fingertips,” said Vizzoca. “Complete home control and automation, social networking and wellness programs are just the beginning of this new and exciting technology.”
A unique multigenerational living program held in collaboration with LaRoche University will expand social and educational opportunities by inviting several undergraduate students each term to become “students in residence” at Terrace Place. This mutigenerational housing program is the first of its kind in western Pennsylvania.
Apartment amenities include an open floorplan, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, full-size washer/dryer and private balcony or patio for each unit. Community amenities include free local transportation, a grab-n-go bistro, and outdoor leisure/dining spaces.
Joining the ribbon-cutting festivities were Vincentian Board members, members of the Sisters of Holy Spirit and Sisters of Charity of Nazareth as well as current residents and members of the McCandless community.
“Terrace Place residents can enjoy nature in the expansive courtyard and garden while living just minutes from the vibrant shopping and entertainment activities in the North Hills,” Vizzoca said.
As one of Pittsburgh’s most forward-looking senior care providers, Vincentian offers a continuum of care (CCRC) for more than 2,000 seniors per year across several locations including independent living, personal care, memory care, short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing.
Terrace Place at Vincentian joins Vincentian Villa as the system’s second independent living location in McCandless. Terrace Place residents can enjoy all the benefits of Vincentian’s CCRC, should they require additional care in the future, or individuals can select a rental-only option. To learn more or complete an application, visit www.TerracePlace.org.