Perkins Eastman
Case Study 6:

Camphill Ghent

Copake, NY
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Camphill Village USA's mission is to create and support communities for the developmentally disabled. The original community, Camphill Village in Copake, NY was founded in 1961 and has housed residents and caregivers there ever since. Many of those residents are now elderly and require special services.

Camphill Ghent, Elders in Community is designed to be a fully accessible, senior-friendly community where caregivers can live and residents can age in place. With a mixture of Independent and Assisted Living apartments and a Memory Care facility, the community accepts both and developmentally disabled seniors. Biodynamic food growing and both traditional and holistic medical treatments may be found.