The Residence at Riverbend Celebrates its Grand Opening

April 1, 2015

The Residence at Riverbend Celebrates Grand Opening

Ipswich’s Only Independent, Assisted & Memory Care Community, Offering Comfortable
Senior Living in a Stunning Riverside Setting


 March 26, 2015–IPSWICH, MASSACHUSETTS.  More than 200 people gathered at The Residence at Riverbend Wednesday evening to celebrate the Grand Opening of Ipswich’s only assisted living and memory care community for seniors.  Ipswich area officials and residents, staff associates, Riverbend community residents and LCB Senior Living staff were joined by representatives from US Congressman Seth Moulten’s office, Massachusetts State Senator Bruce Tarr and Massachusetts State Representative Brad Hill for a ribbon-cutting ceremony.


The Residence at Riverbend  is a unique community, offering seniors a unique combination of natural beauty and access to  the area’s many resources and attractions.  Located on the former “Riverbend” Estate, which was owned by the Barnard family in the early to mid 20th century,  the site was home to magnificent formal gardens along the Ipswich River.  Later, the site became home to the Marguery Restaurant from 1945 to the late 1970’s, when it was destroyed by fire.

Originally a 15.5-acre site, the developers have conveyed approximately 3 acres of the site to the Town and the Ipswich River Watershed Association (IRWA) as conservation land along the riverfront.  In addition, IRWA has been granted access to a wetland area of the site for public educational purposes.  There will also be a permanent easement created to give the public vehicular access to the Ipswich River from County Road.


In his remarks, LCB Senior Living CEO Michael A. Stoller said:  “It is tremendously gratifying to not only create a community that we feel is so beautiful, but to do so while being able to preserve a large area of the riverfront, provide public access to the river, and create a new public resource.  It’s the definition of a win-win.”

The Residence at Riverbend includes 75 Independent, Assisted and Memory Care Living apartments. Independent Living residents at the community will have their own apartment with kitchenette and bath, along with the peace of mind of 24-hour security, three gourmet meals prepared and served restaurant style on-site, available laundry and cleaning services, a full activities program, building and grounds maintenance, and a host of optional services.  Assisted Living residents will have all of the above, along with assistance with the activities of daily living, including dressing, bathing medication reminders, and other services.


The Residence at Riverbend will also include LCB’s Reflections Memory Care services for residents with early stage Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments.  In addition to offering sophisticated cognitive programming and a range of daily services, Reflections is a secure, safe environment with its own common areas, walking courtyard, and other amenities.


LCB Senior Living ( was founded in 2010 by the management team of the former Newton Senior Living, LLC (NSL).  NSL was one of the first assisted living developers and operators in Massachusetts, and was the 16th-largest assisted living company in the United States when it was sold to a division of Lazard Freres in 2005.  Headquartered in Norwood, MA, LCB currently operates ten communities in four New England states, and is in the process of developing seven more.



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Ted Doyle

Director of Corporate Marketing & Public Affairs

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Norwood, MA  02062

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