Independent Retirement Living  |  (518) 640-9400


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.

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.

Our dining director works closely with Mazzone Hospitality to ensure that your dining experience is exemplary from the time you walk in the dining room to the time you leave. Our wait staff will know you by name—and they’ll learn your likes, dislikes, and dietary restrictions to custom tailor your meals to meet your individual needs. Our professional chefs pride themselves on providing healthy, delicious meals, and our warm and friendly setting makes dining at Ávila something to look forward to.

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.

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, Boston, New York City 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, Francis X. Foley, shares his passion for helping people along with Avila’s residents and staff. He takes great pride in the staff’s ability to consistently exceed resident expectations each and every day. Together with his staff, the team goes above and beyond to each day maintain the exacting standards Ávila sets for independent senior living.

When you live at Ávila, you’ll have access to staff members who include:

  • A community liaison
  • A program and event coordinator
  • Wellness and fitness instructors and personal trainers
  • 24-hour security
  • Housekeeping personel
  • Maintenance personnel
  • Transportation providers
  • Visiting clergy
  • Resident volunteers

Resident Committees
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.