interior of a high-rise senior living community unit
A residence at Inspīr Carnegie Hill, on Manhattan’s Upper East Side

Maplewood Senior Living and Omega Healthcare Investors on Wednesday officially opened Inspīr Carnegie Hill, a new luxury senior living community on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. 

The Inspīr brand, officially launched in 2017, is geared toward seniors in major urban markets and is Maplewood’s first community under its international brand, the company said. The newly opened property originally was referred to as Inspīr Manhattan.

The community will include assisted living, memory care and New York-licensed enhanced care, and it includes what the owner describes as an elite team of physicians, some of whom work on-site, along with close proximity to well-renowned hospitals such as Lenox Hill Hospital, New York – Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital. 

Image of Claire Davenport, M.D., M.S.
Claire Davenport, M.D., M.S.

The community has appointed a house geriatrician, Claire Davenport, M.D., M.S., to its integrated care team through a collaboration with the Brookdale Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The geriatrics program was ranked #1 in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Maplewood noted.

Residents of Inspir Carnegie Hill will receive coordinated access to services at the Martha Stewart Centers for Living and the Mount Sinai Health System as part of the collaboration.

Inspīr employs what Maplewood calls a curated environment, with “bold” design concepts and an environment “cultivated to deliver an elevated experience swathed in comfortable opulence.” There are concierge services, along with technology that’s tailored to each residence, and a lifestyle philosophy of “vibrant, intentional living and meaningful connection” based on what the company calls its nine core elements, including engagement, art and music, family, nature and brain health. 

Among its activities, for example, the community will introduce horticulture therapy to its memory care program with the goal of reducing stress and improving cognitive function. 

“These elements are grounded on lifestyle commonalities found in areas around the world, known as Blue Zones, where people live longer, happier lives,” it said.