A caring community and compassionate staff are help to help everyday! Our philosophy is simple. go above and beyond every time. Our concierge approach to senior living means we’re attuned to your every need. In fact, many residents tell us that living at Ávila is like living at a resort, with all the comforts of home. Our talented, dedicated staff is known for establishing relationships with residents built on caring, trust and respect, and they work hard to ensure that your needs are met—from security to dining to wellness and beyond. We’re here to help residents live as worry-free as possible.
Security is our priority! Our residents will tell you that feeling safe and secure at Ávila helps them—and their families—rest easier. Ávila’s state-of-the-art security system, keyed entryways, resident check-ins, and a professional, around-the-clock security guard give our residents the peace of mind and comfort they deserve.
Fitness and Wellness
Our wellness and fitness director work together with administration and residents to develop comprehensive wellness and exercise programs. The core of our programs focuses on cardiovascular training, strength building, stability, and flexibility. And our pool and fitness centers are alive with activity—from aerobics to yoga to aquatic bicycles. Prefer to take your exercise outside? Our beautifully manicured walking paths give you a breath of fresh air and gorgeous views of the Pine Bush.
At Ávila, we take your dining experience seriously. Our partnership with Mazzone Hospitality, upstate New York’s leading restaurant and catering company, means you’ll enjoy fine dining and gourmet selections every day of the week. In conjunction with Mazzone’s PRIME Life program, we offer daily fresh and healthy menu options. Our restaurant-quality selections includes light bakery and breakfast items, stationed cafes, lunch buffets, to-go service, and full-service catering for celebrations and special occasions. Together with Mazzone Hospitality, our dedicated food service coordinator and friendly, professional dining room staff are focused on providing you with a memorable dining experience on par with the best in the region. A late lunch at the Bistro, a cozy intimate table for two or a more elegant dining setting. The options are endless as are the menu choices.
Although many of our residents drive, Ávila offers regularly scheduled transportation to grocery stores, shopping malls, libraries, and special events—a great way to cross things off your to-do list without the hassles of parking and traffic. Our dedicated transportation director will also help you arrange rides to medical and dental appointments, and our professional, friendly drivers will happily take you to the library, malls, and cultural and social events in Albany, Schenectady, Saratoga, and beyond.
Our courteous and caring housekeeping staff will help you take excellent care of your home from top to bottom. Our housekeeping director works diligently to ensure that residents feel comfortable welcoming our housekeepers into their homes, and our housekeepers will not only know you by name, they’ll also develop trusting, long-term relationships with you.
Ávila’s CEO, Alton Mendleson, comes to Avila has spent the last 25 years successfully managing senior living communities in South Florida, mostly along the Treasure Coast. “My experiences range from managing Skilled Nursing Facilities, Assisted Living Communities, Memory Care neighborhoods, and Independent Living Communities. I am excited to be back in the Capital Region at this point in my life. This is where my entire family is living. This is my home.” He continues, “I was surprised to see so many individuals choosing to live here in Upstate New York to enjoy their retirement. There is quite a lot to do here and we have a lot planned for the residents here at Ávila. The friendly family like atmosphere here was the biggest attraction for me. Ávila is quite a warm place!”
When you live at Ávila, you’ll have access to staff members who include:
- An on site resident counselor
- A community liaison
- A program and event coordinator
- Wellness and fitness instructors and personal trainers
- 24-hour security
- Housekeeping personnel
- Maintenance personnel
- Transportation providers
- Visiting clergy
- Resident volunteers
Ávila’s regularly scheduled town hall meetings provide our residents with a friendly arena for voicing suggestions and opinions about everything from activities and events to resident needs and concerns. Participation in these meetings is just one of the many ways our residents stay involved and take pride in and ownership of their Ávila community.