Thrive Senior Living opens Montvale community

Newest unbundled independent living housing is welcoming residents

Thrive Senior Living’s growing list of social communities continues with the official opening that took place last week of Thrive at Montvale. Located in the DePiero’s Farm neighborhood of Montvale, the state-of-the-art community has set the stage for changing the way New Jersey views aging.

“After a long but rewarding journey, Thrive at Montvale has opened its doors,” Thrive President and Chief Financial Officer Sebby Kannukkaden said. “We haven’t designed this community for senior living, but for living in every sense of the word — and that goes beyond the four walls of the building. We have partnered with an exceptional, highly engaged team focused on building meaningful relationships and deeply knowing their residents. Our focus is to go beyond care, allowing our residents to continue living purposeful lives.”

Located just off the Garden State Parkway near Lake Tappan, the three-story community features 171 light-filled, open-concept apartments for both independent and assisted living, with studio, one- or two-bedroom layout options. Independent living housing layouts are currently available, with assisted living housing set to open in the coming months.

Thrive at Montvale is also home to a special memory care neighborhood, Trio, which will open in the coming months. It is named to represent the three pillars involved in caring for residents with changing cognitive abilities — the resident, the family and the care team. There are 32 studios laid out within a small-house model concept for ease and comfort for incoming memory care residents. The community offers bright, open spaces with special common areas such as the Arboretum, a relaxing outdoor greenspace featuring sitting areas; a putting green; fountain; firepit; and plenty of room for residents and families to gather.

The brand-new community also boasts several first-to-industry features that further its mission of creating spaces that all can enjoy, regardless of age or ability. The 33,150-square-foot social court is intentionally designed to flood the community’s interior with warm, calming natural sunlight. Outside, the courtyard acts as an outdoor gaming space, movie theater, greenhouse and more where residents have the ability to seamlessly travel between indoors and outdoors, allowing full independence and autonomy.

Thrive at Montvale also keeps residents active in state-of-the-art exercise areas, including purpose-built professional courts for pickleball, bocce ball, walking trails around the community, and an athlete center with a personal training studio.