First Residents Move in to Cornerstone at Milford

MILFORD, MA; January 15, 2014 – For the individuals and companies behind the new Cornerstone at Milford project on Route 109 in Milford, 2014 has been a remarkable year already. After over a year of non-stop construction at 11 Birch Street, Cornerstone at Milford, the area’s newest assisted living community, has officially opened its doors.

“Our first residents began moving in on January 2nd,” says Executive Director, Jennifer LaCroix. “Everything is in full swing! The dining rooms are open, our programs are running and we are completely staffed with some of the most talented and passionate professionals in the state!”

“Our new building, which only recently seemed to be drywall and sawdust, is now buzzing with life,” adds Beth Patras, Director of Community Relations for Cornerstone. “Many of our residents are already settled and enjoying their new neighbors. Opening a new community is exciting for new residents, too. They get to be involved with creating the clubs and activities they want to have – Pitch Night, Book Clubs, Walking Clubs, Knit and Crotchet Groups — whatever activities suit their interests. They design it, we create it.”

The 25-unit, service-enhanced Compass Memory Support Neighborhood(R) is open as well. The unique program, affiliated with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer’s Disease Center focuses solely on those with memory impairments. “Compass at Milford’s programming is highly specialized,” says Program Director Ronnie Brown. “All of our programs in combination actually treat the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, enhancing the lives of those living with memory loss. Our research-based programming includes our award-winning Brain Healthy Cooking Program, Reconnections (an adult learning curriculum) and our ground-breaking Lifetime Achievement Award.”

“We are thrilled to welcome residents into their homes, but I want people to know that there are still plenty of apartments available,” adds LaCroix.

Those interested in touring the newly completed Cornerstone at Milford can call 508-473-0035 or email to arrange a visit – or simply drop by without an appointment. Local residents are also urged to check out the website