For more than 100 years, Cumberland Arms has served as its town’s holiday gathering
place. Each year, the six-story property hosts Santa’s “arrival” and a New Year’s Eve ball
drop, drawing visitors from all over. Outside of the holiday festivities, Cumberland Arms
serves as a place that seniors call home.
Cumberland Arms is a controlled-access, elevator building, with a lounge, on-site
laundry, and library. The mid-rise structure also boasts a spacious courtyard that
hosts casual resident meetups and organized community-building events arranged
by the on-site management team. Each of the 77 one- and two-bedroom apartments
offer plush carpeting, garbage disposals, window coverings, energy-efficient
appliances, and air conditioning.
Fairstead’s in-house property management team brings improved standards of
communication, transparency and upkeep. Over time, the company’s on-site stewardship
will usher in even more elder-focused social services to assist with health and wellness
issues, in-home care and food security. And the extension to the building’s Section 8
status that Fairstead secured after acquiring the property assures that this full-service
living situation will remain affordable.