A new affordable senior housing project next to All Souls Episcopal Parish broke ground in North Berkeley on Wednesday.
Hand sanitizers now abound in senior residences. Friends and family members who are sick are being asked to stay away and to communicate through Skype or other electronic means.
The Berkeley City Council voted Tuesday night to analyze the possibility of service-rich senior housing on the parcel now occupied by the West Berkeley Service Center.
Senior co-housing, like one such community in Oakland, is on the upswing as more aging adults look for alternatives to institutional living.
The new project would offer a “continuing care” facility that features apartments, a memory care unit, and nursing facilities for people at the end of their lives.