Tolland Senior Housing of is a HUD Section 202 multifamily facility for low-income elderly housing located in Tolland, Conn. It is a three story wood frame structure with a vinyl siding that contains approximately 26,000 square feet of floor area and has a building footprint of approximately 13,000 square feet.
Thirty two one-bedroom units have been created for senior residents. All one-bedroom apartments are approximately 540 square feet in area and designed as visitable for persons with disabilities.
The overriding priority in the design of this facility was to provide barrier-free access and the opportunity for residents to age in place. Although ten percent of the units are accessible to disabled persons, all one-bedroom units were designed to be adaptable for various types of disabilities (including wheelchair usage and sight and hearing impairments). Hardware selections and door location took into consideration the aging process. The units have been sized to provide sufficient space for services to be delivered in the home. The interior colors chosen are friendly and inviting to the aging eye, signs have a high contrast ratio, and glare has been reduced by using non-reflective materials on the floor and wall surfaces.
The community areas are designed to encourage and provide various opportunities for social interaction and recreation by the residents. The administrative offices, security control point, mailboxes, and a lobby sitting area have been located adjacent to the main entrance for common access and high visibility. The common areas have been planned to accommodate additional resident support services with minimal alterations. Funded by HUD & DECD, Construction value $2,400,000.00