Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community in Windsor has completed the construction of 20 new apartments serving independent and assisted-care residents, as well as 20 new private and shared rooms serving memory-care residents, as part of an expansion of The Village at Cedar Hill.  

Cedar Hill is offering tours every Tuesday at 2 p.m. for seniors and families who would like to learn more about the new buildings. Cedar Hill officials in mid-February said the goal is to have all necessary licenses in place and to start moving new residents in by this month. 

Heretofore, this 25-acre campus consisted of Cedar Hill Health Care Center, a 39-bed nursing home, the attached 15-bed Victorian House Residential Care Residence and The Village at Cedar Hill with 21 apartments.  

The expansion to The Village at Cedar Hill creates 20 new one- and two-bedroom apartments in the newest building, and adds one new studio apartment to the current Village building. Therefore, with the project completed, Cedar Hill has a total of 42 independent- and assisted-living apartments and is able to serve 20 residents in the Memory Care Center.  

Before adding apartments and rooms, the staff conducted a needs survey to determine what the new mix of accommodations should include. Mackenzie Architects PC of Burlington executed the design work. Congress Construction, of Peabody, Massachusetts, has been the general contractor in charge of construction, said Sue Spadaro, executive director. The construction company has employed many local subcontractors.  

The expansion of The Village at Cedar Hill will offer residents a four-season sun porch and art center, a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, a multipurpose room and a pub where evening cocktails are served. There are also a library with computer centers, a living room and other common spaces.  

The new assisted-living apartments are spacious enough for two people, with some offering two bedrooms and two bathrooms.  

The facility is in the process of applying for licensing that will allow it potentially to at least double the number of residents it can host, which today is up to 36 residents.  

When Mary Louise Sayles, co-owner with her daughter, Patricia Horn, developed this community in 1988, she brought with her the skills gained as a registered nurse, as well as those of a licensed nursing home administrator with 30 years of experience in long-term care and administration. In 1994 the new skilled-nursing home was opened. In 1999 she and her business partner, Judy Brogren, opened The Village at Cedar Hill with 20 apartments for independent and assisted living.

PROVIDED The newly expanded Village at Cedar Hill has a total of 42 independent- and assisted-living apartments, and can accommodate 20 residents in the Memory Care Center.