“I didn't know a place like this existed.”

Again and again we hear this comment from
families who tour our homes.

For nearly two decades the Classen name has been synonymous with exceptional services for Seniors in central New York. Our strategy of success is built on the creation of a healthy natural environment for small groups of seniors, where people live on their own terms, on their schedule, with an emphasis on personal dignity and choice.


McGraw Tower at Cornell
University, Ithaca, NY.

The result of this combination of comfort and individualized attention, is residences where privacy, community, independence and closely monitored care are successfully balanced. Click here to read more about our core philosophies.

Situated in the historic neighborhood of Cornell Heights, adjacent to Cornell University and Old Cayuga Heights.

Purposely small, Bridges residences are each limited to less than 15 residents.  The homes are beautifully appointed Turn of Century mansions with a quiet social atmosphere.  Because Bridges residences are purposely small, our residents are individuals and friends, never just numbers on a door. We consider each resident as a member of an extended family whose uniqueness is a blessing, not an inconvenience.