Atria Senior Living Review of 2 communities

Here is a review of 2 Atria communities on Long Island, New York.  Every Atria Senior Living community is unique.    


Bay Shore | South Setauket

Atria Bay Shore:

53 Ocean Avenue, Bay Shore, New York - 631-328-2324
Atria Bayshore combines independent living, assisted living and has memory care also.

The only way to really know a community, and if it is right for you, is to visit.

I highly recommend that when you do, you make an appointment and have a meal (especially at Atria where they say dining is an art.)  You want to know if you like the food and at Atria Bayshore, where I did have a meal, I found this to be true.

About the food at Atria Bayshore

The casual lunch we ordered at Atria, from their luxury restaurant-like leather-bound menu, far exceeded our expectations.  The detail put into the simple fare made this a memorable meal. Everything was super fresh, eye appealing, and exquisitely delicious--I do not exaggerate.

Seniors anticipate meal times and sometimes it is the highlight of ones day. 

It was lunch time so we were given a lunch menu.  We ordered the grilled chicken sandwich which came on a very fresh Kaiser roll with pesto sauce. We also had a Greek salad filled with black olives and feta cheese and a very delicious dressing.  

We also had a side of very flavorful cole slaw and ice cream for dessert.  

The menu consisted of daily specials (pictured) plus the regular menu.  

  The dining room was elegant with fresh white tablecloths and pretty flowers in vases on each table.

An Elegant Appearance and Lifestyle

Part of the community is housed in a former estate which is elegant, light, airy and on 5 acres. If you are looking for a refined, elegant lifestyle, at Atria Bayshore, you have found it--it's quite special. 

historic home
with a colorful entrance

sunroom or solarium
an ethereal quality

historic interior with original mouldings

A warm and gracious Director - She couldn't be nicer

Atria Bayshore is a very warm community that welcomes your family and makes them feel that this is their home as well as yours. The Director kept saying to me, "this is your home." She was wonderful, welcoming and gracious. 

Costs and Amenities:

  • There is no pool but there is a YMCA nearby, and of course, the historic town of Bayshore for shopping, restaurants. The beach and Marina are also nearby. 
  • The one-bedrooms start at $6150/month for one person (verify all pricings as it may change or vary). There is a second-person fee. There are also 2 bedrooms. Care is additional fees.  
  • There are nurses available full-time. You may choose to wear a pendant for any emergency help you require. Pull cords in shower, and the Lifeline is in your room.

The lovely gardens everywhere give a homey feeling to the exquisite setting and offer views from the windows

Computer Center - some residents still work at jobs but live here for the easier lifestyle

Lifeline located in the privacy of your room - emergency pull cords are in the showers

Check for availability at Atria Senior Living at Bayshore. They have a waiting list that you may wish to be put on if you are interested.  I can't say enough good things about Atria Bayshore. You just simply must visit to find out more.  Atria Bayshore by Atria Senior Living

Atria South Setauket:

4089 Nesconset Highway, South Setauket, NY - 631-816-2598
Independent and Supportive Living
Pets OK (verify types allowed)  -  Concierge  - Respite - Rehab

This Atria community is in contrast to the one at Bayshore.  It is located in a more suburban environment and has separate buildings for independent living and assisted living.

This set up allows for a couple to be close nearby yet have different levels of care. Sometimes one partner needs more care than the other.  Also, keep in mind that the person who doesn't need the personal care may be stressed or tired from being the caregiver and has made the decision to not reside with their partner for the benefit of both.

The great thing about this Atria community in South Setauket is that there is a corridor between the two buildings giving easy access to each other at any time and especially for meals. This is a convenient arrangement for both.

Of course, if you are alone, you may choose to go into either building..Atria can assess your needs if you are interested in assisted living.

The assisted living here may provide you with more personal care services than you would receive in an active community next door or a senior apartment.

If you are worried about living alone than you may prefer the assisted building with 24- hour staff on duty and emergency call system.

When you visit you will understand what I mean when I say the community exudes warmth and caring.

It is hard to find assisted living facilities with a pool but South Setauket has one surrounded by a garden ambience.

For Golfers:

The community is also adjacent to the Heatherwood Golf course right across the street--a beautiful 18-hole golfcourse.  This goes along with the more active lifestyle of the independent living building.

Respite Stay Apartment:

Short-term respite stays are also available starting at $145 per day for independent living and $185 for assisted living (verify all pricing as it can change or vary).

Other unique features:


Country Kitchen 

Atria South Setauket

Other Atria Communities on Long Island:

(In New York assisted living is called supportive living)

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