After years in the development and planning for a new independent living center in Northeast Connecticut, Country Living at Westview Commons officially broke ground at the 117 Ware Road site on January 9, 2019. The new construction includes a two story 115,000 square foot facility with a lower level parking garage for the 55 and older population.
This state-of-the-art facility will contain a total of 73 “premiere, deluxe and elite” living units that include a kitchen, living room, one or two bed room lay-outs, storage, bathrooms and walk out patio options as well. The building’s design concept is to provide elegant housing with numerous services for active adults to age in place while maintaining independence.
The facility touts a 13,000 sq. ft. center core common area that includes an open, two story Great Room for dining and entertainment activities, an Irish pub, Mediterranean café, movie theater, private dining room, open lounges, physician offices, salon and more. Complete meal services, linen services, housekeeping, maintenance, and transportation will be available to residents.
The original concept for the project was initiated in 1998 by Westview Health Care Center’s previous Administrator Eileen A. Panteleakos and President Herbert Czermak. Current Westview Administrator David T. Panteleakos has since taken on the reigns and explains, “Mrs. P. and Mr. Czermak began this journey over 20 years ago and I am honored and humbled to bring forward their mission for the creation of an independent living facility in our community. I am very proud of the amazing team we have assembled for this significant investment and look forward to bringing Westview Commons to fruition.”
David is the son of Eileen Panteleakos and has been the administrator at Westview since her retirement in 2001. Donna Copeland from Putnam, CT is the Executive Director, Provost and Rovero designed the project and Engineered Construction from Plainfield, CT is the construction contractor. Financing for the $16,500,000 project is being provided by Jewett City Savings Bank and the construction is expected to take approximately 18 months with an Autumn 2020 opening being planned.
Westview Health Care Center is a 103-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, which includes a distinct and self-contained 28-bed sub-acute short-term rehabilitation unit and outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapies including: Sports Medicine, Adolescent/Pediatric, Adult and Aquatic Outpatient Centers, all dedicated to providing outstanding quality health care services. The facility is located in Dayville, Connecticut and is ranked among the top nursing facilities in the nation according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service; and U.S. News and World Report for the past 10 years.
If you or your loved one would like more information or to take a tour of the facility, we invite you to a closer look at Westview Health Care Center.
Please contact our Resident Services office at 860-774-8574