Cayuga Centers helps break ground for Cicero housing

Oct 30, 2018

Cicero, NY – Edward Myers Hayes donned a hard hat and picked up a shovel today to help break ground for Spring Village, a new $12.9 million project for senior housing that will also offer apartments for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. For years, Cayuga Centers has provided respite and habilitation services as well as care management for those with disabilities. Hayes, President and CEO of Cayuga Centers, said, “these individuals consistently face significant housing challenges - we are pleased to partner with CDS Housing to more actively assist in overcoming the hurdles and meeting those needs.”

3.1.JPGPresident and CEO of CDS Life Transitions, Sankar Sewnauth and President and CEO of Cayuga Centers, Edward Myers Hayes 

Located at 8700 Knowledge Lane in Cicero, the 50-unit project will offer 40 affordable units to residents 55 and over, and 10 units for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Opening is slated for the fall of 2019.

Cayuga Centers’ role will be to maintain occupancy for the block of 10 apartments by working with NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to qualify individuals for residency, and provide staff on-site during weekdays and on-call nights and weekends to serve as a resource for renters with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The staff member will utilize existing relationships with community providers to link residents with services that impact health, safety and wellness. Assistance will be available to help residents access needed nutrition, mental health counselling, behavioral support, financial planning, benefits and insurance navigation, and other community-based services.


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