Alexis Moreau, Chief Executive of Cogedim Résidences Services

Reinvent residences for seniors

Today, seniors are living longer and in better health: only 10% of people in their 80s and 30% of people in their 90s are dependent. Experts agree that this trend will continue. A new population group is thus emerging: seniors over 70 who are autonomous and eager to maintain their independence and dynamic lifestyle. This raises the question of housing for this new generation of “active” seniors. And Altarea Cogedim has an answer.

What are today’s active seniors looking for?
They have many desires and one common goal: to continue to enjoy an active lifestyle that is connected and open to the rest of the world. This means prolonging their independence, preventing isolation, recreating friendly environments and building new social bonds. Being able to see family and friends is also very important. Finally, living peacefully in a new home close to all amenities and services that make daily life easier is one motivation for older adults. In response, we are offering a new type of housing: senior residences, built and operated by our Group under the Cogedim Club® brand.

In what ways do senior residences satisfy these changing needs?
They are located in the heart of the city, just a stone’s throw from shops and local services. They offer high-quality new homes, from large studios to three-room units, and a wide range of à la carte services. Seniors thus maintain their independence in a dynamic environment that fosters social links. All at a reasonable cost COGEDIM CLUB® SENIOR RESIDENCES offer homes specifically designed for the comfort, well-being and security of active seniors. In November 2013, the first residence opened in Villejuif, in the département of Val-de-Marne. Altarea Cogedim ultimately hopes to create 10 serviced residences per year. — another advantage! The Cogedim Club® concept is therefore worlds apart from traditional retirement or nursing homes, which are often viewed as places of confinement far removed from the rest of society.

What are the main advantages of these residences?
Our residences offer more than just apartments. The spaces are bright, arranged in a way that anticipates changes in mobility, and designed according to the latest environmental standards. The apartments come furnished yet allow for residents to bring their own furniture, especially in the case of reduced mobility. The residences are open to the outside world but feature the necessary security. Living areas promote conversation and relationships: a restaurant, lounge with fireplace, fitness room, terraces, gardens, etc. Finally, they offer quality services such as a reception and concierge available 24/7, personalized assistance with household chores, grocery delivery, computer help, cultural activities, a health/well-being club, food service suited to residents’ wishes and more. Everything is designed to offer a comfort that rises to the expectations of seniors who want only the best.
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