Retirement residence to open soon

Friday, March 31st, 2017

The need to relocate as personal care needs change will not be a concern for future residents of a new complex in Leamington, in a ‘Manor’ of speaking.

The Seacliff Manor Retirement Residence introduced its general manager Sara Cusenza to the general public Thursday, March 23 with two gatherings hosted by The Roma Club. The meet and greet sessions — drawing a combined crowd of about 50 interested guests — also featured presentations on the amenities and services the new complex will offer residents and a question and answer period for those in attendance.

Cusenza highlighted what she described as a unique feature to Seacliff Manor, a residence offering accommodations for independent retirement home living residents as well as assisted living supports and memory care services for those with health concerns or limited mobility that impede the routine activities of daily living. In the early stages of her presentations, she noted that most multi-unit homes established for seniors offer one or the other, often forcing a move from a retirement home to a long term care centre once a resident’s ability to care for his or herself has declined.

“Retirement residences usually have some restrictions on how much care they can provide related to mobility or memory loss in some specialized in-care memory services,” explained Cusenza, who is backed by a degree in Gerontology and nearly 20 years of experience in working with senior living services. “Seacliff Manor has been designed with flexibility in service levels and support. We offer a unique ability to transition care services with an individual and provide professional and unique care supports depending on the conditions.”

The second floor of the Manor will be dedicated to assisted living and memory care, with staff dedication per resident depending on specific individual needs. In total, Seacliff Manor’s four stories will contain 117 residences. Leamington-based developer Rob Piroli of Piroli Group Developments — which also created the adjacent Seacliff Heights upscale apartments — is constructing Seacliff Manor to include multiple residency options for seniors including spacious studio, one bedroom, one bedroom with den and two-bedroom options. The surface area of larger units exceeds 800 square feet.

To implement the site’s vision of full services, Piroli formed a management partnership with London, Ont.- based Sifton Properties Ltd., which also manages similar residences in Dorchester, Mississauga, Waterloo and two in London. So far, initial deposits have been made to be included in the Early Bird VIP Club which allows depositors exclusive invites to upcoming events, preview informational updates, and preferred suite selection and Early Bird pricing. Cusenza noted that much of the interest has come from seniors already living in the Leamington area, but interest and deposits are also coming from beyond the community. “The inquiries are coming from everywhere,” she said, explaining that she has fielded interest from people currently living in Wheatley, Tilbury, Windsor and as far east as Toronto. “People are drawn to the amazing view and the nice weather we get here in the summer. A lot of people are very excited about the opening. The service model we are offering is specialized and unique, just like our residents.” Construction of the Seacliff Manor Retirement Residence is on schedule with an official opening pegged for early September of this year and actual model suites anticipated for later this spring. Once complete, the site will also include a crafts centre, game room, religious services, theatre, doctor’s office, fitness club, spa, salon and a licensed lounge to be dubbed The Spiked Tomato.

For more information on Seacliff Manor, call 519-326- 2624, e-mail Sara Cusenza at

Source: Leamington Southpoint Sun