CDS Monarch will be breaking ground on its second CDS Monarch Senior Living community, on the morning of April 23rd. The event will take place at 10am at the site of the new building, to be located at 860 Hard Road in Webster, NY. This new, affordable senior living project, will offer apartments for seniors, people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and veterans, age 55 years and older.

CDS Monarch was awarded a total of $11.1 million dollars to complete this project. The funding support comes from federal and state tax credits awarded by HCR, as well as a NYS HCR trust fund, the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), the Federal Home Loan Bank, Monroe County HOME, and The Wolf Foundation. Additionally, OPWDD will provide rental assistance and support services for the 10 units serving people with developmental disabilities. Support services will include vocational opportunities and training and access to physical and wellness activities. CDS Monarch will coordinate and provide services to these populations and to any resident who requires assistance to secure gainful employment, age-in-place, and improve their quality of life.         

“The construction of this second senior living facility further extends CDS Monarch’s mission to assist people to live and thrive in their community, by providing high-quality and affordable residential options,” stated Sankar Sewnauth, CDS Monarch President/CEO. “CDS Monarch Senior Living will offer affordable housing where people of all abilities can age in place while pursuing their dreams. We are proud to be able to offer this opportunity to the residents of Webster and the surrounding areas.”

The new CDS Monarch Senior Living community will offer 50-units of affordable senior housing. The facility will include 46 one-bedroom and 4 two-bedroom units. Five units will be fully accessible for persons with physical disabilities including roll-in showers; two units will be fully adapted for persons with visual or hearing disabilities; and all other units will be adaptable. Fifteen units will be set-aside for seniors with physical or developmental disabilities. Residents will have access to CDS Monarch’s Wolf Life Transitions Center located on the neighboring property, which includes a therapeutic aquatics and fitness center, restaurant, and a variety of recreation therapies, such as art and music. The new facility is expected to be operational in the Spring of 2015.

A number of community politicians and notable supporters will be in attendance for the groundbreaking on the morning of April 23rd, including: Leonard Skrill (Director, Upstate Capital Projects, NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Buffalo Regional Office), Kirk Maurer (Director, Region 1, NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities) Ronald W. Nesbitt (Webster Town Supervisor), Carmen Gumina (Monroe County Legislator, 8th District), Mark Peterson (CDS Monarch Board Chair and President & CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise), and Kimberly Hoffman (The Wolf Foundation Board Chair and Vice President, Marketing & Managed Services, Catertrax). CDS Monarch is grateful to all of the partners who have a role in making this project a reality.