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Birchez Associates Grows with New Community in Schoharie

Elegant, affordable, senior housing is coming to Schoharie. Birchez Associates, LLC, Founder Steven L. Aaron anticipates The Birches at Schoharie community to be available for residents by late summer.

On Main Street, near Schoharie’s Central Business District, Birchez is constructing 72 apartments: 60 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom apartments. Floor plans for the cottages and first-floor apartments of the main building include an outdoor patio/deck, while second-floor apartments will benefit from a balcony/deck. Also located at the rear of the garden-style building will be gardening plots with raised beds, and a landscaped recreation area for resident gatherings.

“Birchez Associates is very excited about the completion of this construction project and opening the doors to this new community,” Aaron said. “We always strive for excellence and we always keep the needs and happiness of our residents in mind. We’re building a community where people will truly enjoy their later years.”

The state-of-the-art senior living community campus will be a smoke free, and the well-appointed apartments will include air conditioning and 24-hour maintenance. Attention to detail is evident from the location of the light switches to the height of the countertops – all designed with the senior and frail senior in mind. Also, there will be plenty of closet and onsite storage space. Amenities include onsite laundry facilities, crafts/game room, computer center and  a spacious community room complete with a kitchen facility.

Each apartment will be outfitted with the latest in energy efficient appliances, radiant heat and air conditioning. The community will meet LEED green building-design standards, including Energy Star components that use 20 percent to 30 percent less energy than New York State requirements.

Residents will have the confidence of onsite management and security. Every unit will be handicapped accessible and include state-of-the-art e-call systems in bedrooms and bathrooms, that directly notify first responders and onsite staff.
“Schoharie will experience many of the same amenities and details that are featured in our other communities,”Aaron said. “This level of quality makes a difference in the lives of all our residents.” Residents will have easy access to shopping, banking, a library, medical offices, dining and entertainment in the surrounding area. They will also have available at-home care from Bassett Health Care Network.

Construction of The Birches at Schoharie has created a positive economic impact on the local community. The project has a $10 million-plus construction value, creating 110 jobs and $2.78 million in wages and salaries during construction and a $1.24 million ripple effect of annual spending income from local wages and salaries during operation.

“In addition to the creation of local construction and permanent jobs, this community is more about bringing a wonderful, affordable living environment to seniors in the Schoharie region,” Aaron said.

For an application to The Birches at Schoharie or any of our communities, email, go to or call 845-338-6173.