|Sunrise of Connecticut Avenue’s location within walking distance of a neighborhood school gives residents opportunities to interact with the children. “We have a lot of intergenerational programming here, and the proximity of the school enables more participation and interaction with the seniors,” comments Walker. As an added bonus, children sometimes stop by and volunteer.|
The seven-story, high-rise building is a great draw for residents, many of whom have spent their lives in this urban area. “Many of our residents have been apartment dwellers, and they are comfortable navigating the neighborhood to enjoy its many diversions, such as shopping, museums, and the Chevy Chase Senior Center,” says Walker. Rocking chairs line the exterior of the building, making it a popular spot for socialization and people-watching. “Residents can also enjoy the physical and emotional benefits of the outdoors on our rooftop terrace and from the safety of the third-floor patio of our Reminiscence ‘neighborhood,’ which is for residents with Alzheimer’s,” Walker adds.