MAY 21, 2021 – ROCHESTER, NY – The Summit at Brighton will unveil a new patio with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 4:00 PM on Wednesday, May 26. The new addition to Jewish Senior Life’s independent living community includes an outdoor space where residents can relax, dine, and enjoy nature.
The grand opening will commence with remarks by Brighton Town Supervisor, William W. Moehle, followed by a few words from Susan Bussey, Senior Vice President of Housing at Jewish Senior Life. Bussey says, “The new Summit Patio will provide our residents an outdoor space for them to connect with nature, socialize, dine, and just relax and enjoy the environment. We have many residents who are avid gardeners, fitness focused, and very in tune to the environment that will be taking advantage of this new space.“
Bussey continues, “When the pandemic hit, this outdoor space became even more important to the quality of life for our residents. It’s an extension of the indoor space at The Summit –– providing residents more options for dining and activities, and more freedom and access to fresh air.” The patio features enhanced landscaping with rocks, greenery, and a grassy area that will be used for fitness activities like yoga and meditation, happy hours, and eventually, live entertainment. Additionally, there is an herb garden next to new patio with larger garden boxes a few feet away. Ten large garden boxes are already fully in use by residents who are members of the garden club.
At the heart of the new offering is a wood-fired pizza oven, as well as Kosher and non-Kosher grills. The outdoor space will also feature a large fire pit for socializing, ambient lighting, and outdoor space heaters for cooler weather. Tables with umbrellas and a shaded dining area will shield residents from the sun on warmer days. The dining area can host about 40 people and overlooks a koi pond.
The grand opening will be socially distanced and residents and their guests will enjoy food and drinks –– including pizza from the new oven. The Summit at Brighton is located at 2000 Summit Circle Drive in Rochester. More information about Jewish Senior Life can be found at www.jewishseniorlife.org.