Tamarisk Enriched Assisted Living was designed to reflect the cultural and religious history of its faith-based sponsor while also welcoming residents of all faiths and backgrounds. This facility replaces the former Jewish Home for the Aged, serving as a new, revitalized centerpiece for the agency statewide. A kosher kitchen supports religious dietary observance.
This community consists of 47 Assisted Living and 19 Dementia apartments and is located on an existing campus, which includes two HUD financed Independent Living apartment buildings. Its design reflects local architectural traditions.
Major public areas on the first floor support interaction among residents and guests, and they open to protected outdoor areas. Since opening, the Multipurpose Room has been used repeatedly to host concerts, art exhibits, lectures, life-cycle celebrations, and religious services by the local Jewish community.
The owners intent, from beginning vision to end result, was to create a feeling of home for the residents. The design has enabled both residents and their families to feel welcome and comfortable.