Shovels hit the ground for Brighton Retirement Living

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Construction will start this month on a multi-million-dollar retirement community in Brighton.

​Stakeholders and politicians gathered recently at the future site of Brighton Retirement Living, located on the south side of Hwy. 2, just west of downtown, to officially mark the ground-breaking milestone.

​“The community will have 124 independent and assisted-living suites with beautiful amenity areas that residents can enjoy,” Esprit Lifestyle Communities’ regional director of operations, Shivanthi Gnana-Chandran, told the Brighton Independent.

​The development is expected to offer housing in a village-like setting with features including a theatre, lounge, computer lab, fitness centre, spa, café, pub and bistro and a terrace. There will also be nursing care available for residents who require those services.

​The $40 million-plus retirement living development is welcome news for the community, Brighton’s mayor said.

​“It’s the next step in the generation of housing build-out for the demographic Brighton was able to attract in the ‘90s and early 2000s,” Brian Ostrander earlier told the Independent.

​“There are some people now who are looking at maybe migrating out of their single-family dwellings into a more full-service type of building.”

​Brighton Retirement Living has partnered with Extendicare’s Esprit Lifestyle Communities, which will operate the residence.

​It is expected to open in late 2022.

Natalie Hamilton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Northumberland News