Senior Living Just Got Smarter

Terrace Place at Vincentian set to open this spring

Terrace Place at Vincentian Grand Opening Spring 2019
Terrace Place is…
• a brand new 91-unit Independent Living community designed for active individuals and couples 55+
• conveniently located in the heart of McCandless at 9399 Babcock Blvd
• a smarter choice in senior living, with all the benefits of Vincentian’s continuum of care
… and so much more!
For more information or to view a virtual tour, visit www.TerracePlace.org
Model apartments are now open! Call 412-548-4100 or e-mail lhayard@vcs.org to schedule your personal tour.
To learn more about Vincentian, or to make a donation, visit www.vcs.org.

“Alexa, start my day.” Van Morrison’s Days Like This trumpets through the smart speaker. Lights in the bathroom turn on automatically, washing the floor in a lit pathway. An auto-generated customized text message, “Dad’s up! Have a great day at work, son.” is sent across the country. And Alexa belts out a reminder about Charlie’s invitation to poker night and a doctor’s appointment later this week.

No, this isn’t taking place in a new Bakery Square development.  Senior living in Pittsburgh just got smart. And it’s changing everything. Often associated with millennials, smart technology is no longer relegated to post-boomer generations. Its convenience, connectivity and increasing ease-of-use is attracting a new and often-overlooked audience – seniors. At the cutting-edge of this paradigm shift is a local not-for-profit organization founded nearly 100 years ago dedicated to continuing to empower and nurture Pittsburghers at every stage of life: Vincentian Collaborative System.

Terrace Place at Vincentian, opening this spring, is the next-generation independent living community for those 55 and older. Smart technology is at the cornerstone of its design. Each of the 91 apartment units is wired with state-of-the-art K4Connect technology. In addition to each resident controlling their apartment’s lights and temperature via an app on their smart phone or tablet, they will be able to connect with other community members, stay informed about community happenings, set reminders and more. The capabilities are endless – and evolving.

The addition of K4Connect, senior living’s most advanced technology, makes Terrace Place one of the first smart senior living community headquartered in the Pittsburgh region. The technology is included at no additional cost to residents, and residents may use as many – or as few – of the features as they wish. “Innovating with purpose is the heart of who we are,” said Vincentian President & CEO Nick Vizzoca. “We are very proud of the legacy of compassionate care founded by our Sisters nearly 100 years ago. My job is to keep our powerful work going for the next 100 years and impact even more people. By looking to the horizon at what’s next for our industry and what is most important to those we serve, we are able to design for the future while honoring our roots.”

A Continuum of Care
Terrace Place at Vincentian is part of the Vincentian Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) in the North Hills. By “buying in” to the Vincentian CCRC, as opposed to simply renting an apartment or condo, residents are making an investment in their future. Vincentian welcomes and celebrates residents of all faiths and backgrounds at every level of the CCRC. As part of the Vincentian CCRC family, residents receive priority access to Vincentian’s five-star senior care options.
Vincentian’s senior care options include:
• Independent Living, private apartment living within an active 55+ community offering peace of mind
• Personal Care, for seniors who need a little extra help with daily activities
• Short-Term Rehabilitation, helping those recover after a fall or other event
• Memory Care, for those with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia
• Long Term Care, for those who need extended nursing care
There are a variety of housing options in the Pittsburgh area for seniors. However, very few, if any, make a commitment to continue to care for a person for the rest of his or her life and offer a continuum of care to provide support at all life stages. Vincentian makes this commitment to each resident. This remarkable commitment is made possible in part due to the generosity of friends and donors who support Vincentian through its charitable foundation.

Vincentian: Making a Difference in Pittsburgh
Vincentian operates three senior care communities, all of which are rated five-stars by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services as of February 2019. Earned by only the very best care providers in the state, this distinction illustrates Vincentian’s organization-wide commitment to excellence.
Vincentian operates:
Vincentian Home (McCandless) – long-term nursing care, short-term rehabilitation, memory care and personal care
Vincentian de Marillac (Stanton Heights) – long-term nursing care and short-term rehabilitation
Vincentian Marian Manor (Greentree) – long-term nursing care, short-term rehabilitation and personal care
Vincentian also oversees two child care centers (one at Vincentian Marian Manor and one in McCandless), providing quality and compassionate care to the community’s youngest generation.
Terrace Place at Vincentian is the organization’s second independent living community in McCandless. Vincentian Villa opened its doors nearly ten years ago and has maintained an extensive waitlist for the last several years.

The Terrace Place Difference
Nestled at the doorstep to North Park in the heart of McCandless, Terrace Place is conveniently located within minutes of abundant shopping and entertainment while maintaining its parklike setting surrounded by towering oak trees and peppered with walking trails.
Terrace Place residents enjoy amenities that include a complimentary shuttle, offering travel within a five-mile radius of the centrally-located campus. And with UPMC Passavant Hospital across the street, Ross Park Mall, McCandless Crossing and a plethora of other local and national businesses and areas of interest nearby, residents will have the peace of mind to leave the driving to someone else.
In addition to the WiFi-enabled campus and smart technology, apartment amenities include an open floor plan each with a private balcony or patio. All stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, and en suite washer and dryer are standard features. Each apartment unit boasts a master bedroom and bathroom, a spacious powder room and a den.
“We spent a lot of time talking to our current independent living residents, potential future residents and their families along with community members to really understand what the needs and priorities were,” said Patty Embree, COO and VP of Innovation for Vincentian. “Their insights helped inform design and decision-making. And we’ve even reserved a handful of spaces that we haven’t yet designed for when we
open. We’ll be inviting our first residents to co-design their use with us as we build this community together.”
Spaces that have already been designed? Embree highlights the two-story fireplace and glass wall of windows overlooking the landscaped grounds and outdoor fire pit as centrally-located focal points. A spacious and inviting lounge complete with a self-service bar for community happy hours and an adjacent grab and go café are just some of the community features.
“Alexa, get me the number for Terrace Place.”

Terrace Place at Vincentian Grand Opening Spring 2019
Terrace Place is…
• a brand new 91-unit Independent Living community designed for active individuals and couples 55+
• conveniently located in the heart of McCandless at 9399 Babcock Blvd
• a smarter choice in senior living, with all the benefits of Vincentian’s continuum of care
… and so much more!
For more information or to view a virtual tour, visit www.TerracePlace.org
Model apartments are now open! Call 412-548-4100 or e-mail lhayard@vcs.org to schedule your personal tour.
To learn more about Vincentian, or to make a donation, visit www.vcs.org.