For too long, senior living communities have unfortunately carried negative stereotypes as places where older adults simply wait out their final years after they can no longer take care of themselves. At Inspīr Senior Living, we are proudly leading a movement to transform these outdated perceptions by reimagining senior living as an engaging lifestyle focused on enhanced wellness, purpose, and community.
As research shows, keeping seniors actively engaged and socially connected leads to better health outcomes, both physically and cognitively. When older adults move into our residence, they rediscover purpose, make new friends, and have support if their needs change. After an initial transition period, residents generally benefit from marked improvements in their overall wellness. We believe the next generation of senior living should spark new journeys of joy, purpose, and community – where resident continue pursuing their passions and embracing all the possibilities each day holds.
Our award-winning Inspīr Carnegie Hill is designed to harness these benefits. With robust calendars of programming, amenities that promote interaction, and a dedication to whole-person wellness, our community becomes a vibrant hub for connection.
Our Senior Director of Resident Experience, Evan Rossi, and his team orchestrates a lively calendar of resident experiences each month. Popular experiences take residents “On the Town” to museums, restaurants, theaters, and sporting events. This year, Evan launched a dining club for those eager to visit top NYC restaurants like RH Rooftop Restaurant Robert, located above the Museum of Art and Design, and a wonderful evening dinner cruise offering dazzling views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
In addition to “On the Town” experiences, a diverse range of programming is brought inside Inspīr Carnegie Hill. In 2023 we had NY Times Bestselling authors Ashton Applewhite, Michael Gross, Herb Cohen, Malcom Nance and Jim Obergefell to name a few. The Broadway Series, always a favorite, has had the musical talent of Ari Axelrod, Julie Benko, Talia Suskauer, a Q&A with Broadway producer Jeffrey Sellers and most recently four talented young Broadway stars who sang a wide repertoire from musicals.
This innovative approach has gained national attention, including a recent full page article in The New York Times: Broadway Babies, Singing Show Tunes for Seniors - The New York Times (nytimes.com) which showcases how we are bringing customized musical theater experiences to our residents.
Residents at Inspīr Carnegie Hill also find purpose by volunteering and giving back to others. Throughout the year on a monthly basis, a group of residents gather to make sandwiches for their local NY Community Fridge. “It is remarkable at my age to see that I can still make a difference, and with something seemingly so small, like sandwiches,” said Peggy O’Brien, an Inspīr resident who regularly participates in Community Fridge events. “But when you think about it, these sandwiches could be someone’s much-needed energy to care for their family or themselves. I’m proud to assist any way I can!” she continued.
Another group enjoyed being part of a unique mentoring program with Sweet Readers. Residents are paired with students at two girls’ schools in the city and meet weekly to share stories, write, and learn about each other’s lives. This intergenerational engagement is vital to the health and wellness of our residents and the younger generation benefits too. Last January, we hosted a Five Generations Over Dinner event which included 18 guests ranging form 12 to 98 years old.
At Inspīr Carnegie Hill, engagement is woven into the lives of our residents on a daily basis. When a new resident moves in, we watch with delight as they make our Second Avenue residence their home and find new friendships, passions, and experiences that fill their days.