The Summit at Brighton recently unveiled a new patio with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new addition to Jewish Senior Life’s independent living community includes an outdoor space where residents can relax, dine, and enjoy nature.
“The new Summit Patio will provide our residents an outdoor space for them to connect with nature, socialize, dine and just relax and enjoy the environment, said Susan Bussey, senior vice president of housing at Jewish Senior Life. “We have many residents who are avid gardeners, fitness focused, and very in tune to the environment that will be taking advantage of this new space.“
The patio features enhanced landscaping with rocks, greenery and a grassy area that will be used for fitness activities like yoga and meditation, happy hours and, eventually, live entertainment. Additionally, there is an herb garden next to the new patio with larger garden boxes a few feet away. Ten large garden boxes are already fully in use by residents who are members of the garden club.
At the heart of the new offering is a wood-fired pizza oven, as well as Kosher and non-Kosher grills. The outdoor space will also feature a large fire pit for socializing, ambient lighting, and outdoor space heaters for cooler weather. Tables with umbrellas and a shaded dining area will shield residents from the sun on warmer days. The dining area can host about 40 people and overlooks a koi pond.
Serving people of all faiths and ethnic backgrounds, Jewish Senior Life is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) guided by the values of honoring family and aging in place. Jewish Senior Life offers all levels of care on a single campus, from independent living to skilled nursing care, along with a variety of programs and services for people living outside its campus.
Photo: An overview of the new patio that was recently opened at The Summit at Brighton.