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Newest UPMC Senior Community Residence, Cumberland Woods Village, Celebrates Grand Opening

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 11, 2010 – UPMC Senior Communities marked the opening of its newest residence, Cumberland Woods Village, with a grand opening celebration yesterday that featured tours of the facility, musical and dance entertainment in the state-of-the-art theatre, comments by Congressman Jason Altmire; UPMC Senior Community President, Deborah Brodine; and Passavant Hospital Foundation President, Ralph DeStefano. Approximately 1,000 people participated in the tours, activities and enjoyed the buffet. The ribbon cutting was performed by the first residents to move into Cumberland Woods Village, Dr. Andrew Dekker, retired UPMC Presbyterian pathologist, and his wife, Nel.

Cumberland Woods Village is located at 700 Cumberland Woods Drive, on a hilltop of the UPMC Passavant campus . It is the first UPMC Senior Community residence to share independent living and assisted living space on the same campus as a state-of-the-art hospital. “We are excited to offer our residents the peace of mind, security and wealth of social activities that come from an independent living facility in such a unique and convenient location,” said Deborah Brodine, president, UPMC Senior Communities. “In addition, our residents will benefit from knowing they have immediate access to the full resources of UPMC Passavant―from physicians’ offices to emergency care.”

“The residence’s main lobby is beautiful, constructed of stone and cedar with a high vaulted ceiling, surrounded by a stunning 32-acre wooded campus with panoramic views. It feels like a private mountaintop lodge,” said Greta Ceranic, of Cumberland Woods Village.

The McKnight Road corridor is minutes away and offers numerous shops and restaurants. In addition, downtown Pittsburgh can easily be accessed by car or public transportation.

Among the new facility’s features are:

  • 99 apartments
  • 28 different floor plans, with options for dens, patios and balconies
  • Full-service apartments with laundry rooms and fully equipped kitchens
  • Underground parking for residents
  • Two restaurants
  • A courtyard with paved walking paths
  • Private rooms for family gatherings
  • The Lodge, featuring a conference center and 250-seat Legacy Theatre, which will host movies and live performances, as well as other cultural and learning activities

Pets are welcome and residents are encouraged to decorate their apartments to their preferences. Weekly housekeeping is provided, and residents have the option of daily chef-prepared meals. Full security, 24-hour assistance and maintenance services are all standard amenities.

Follow this hyperlink for high-resolution, downloadable photos of Cumberland Woods Village.

About UPMC Senior Communities

UPMC Senior Communities offer residents the finest in retirement living – a lifestyle that promotes health and wellness, eliminates the burdens of home ownership and offers security. With 17 independent, assisted living and skilled nursing options, more than 2,000 western Pennsylvania seniors reside in the UPMC Senior Communities. Each community provides wellness education programs and easy access to the world-class care of UPMC. The communities are staffed by experts whose focus is improving and enriching the lives of older adults so that they can stay active and independent. For more information about affordable living options available for seniors in every stage of life, call UPMC Senior Communities at 1-800-324-5523.

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