The Preserve at Briarcliffe

Redefining the Senior Living Experience


Well-known in the hospitality industry is the notion of a “sense of arrival.”  Broadly defined, a “sense of arrival” is that special feeling a customer experiences during the first few seconds they arrive at a destination.  That desired “sense of arrival” is critical to newcomers as it creates that ever- important first impression.

This sense of awe and wonder is exactly what residents and guests of The Preserve, the newest addition to the Briarcliffe family, feel when they first walk through the doors of this brand new, state-of-the art residence in Johnston ~ but not just the first time, every time.  A true “sense of arrival” awaits them here. 

Every detail of The Preserve was intentionally designed to make residents and guests alike feel at home, from its welcoming lobby and bistro area to each space thereafter. Everything is sparkling clean and elegant, yet homey and inviting. One can immediately imagine life here with its comfortable gathering spaces and energizing colors, textures, and patterns.  The Preserve is quite literally alive!

The Preserve at Briarcliffe is the longtime vision of President/CEO Akshay Talwar and his team come to fruition.  As with the other residences on this sprawling campus, this latest installment is the result of years of thoughtful planning.  Each of this residence’s 66 apartments is designed to meet the specific needs of those who live independently or those who require assistance with such basic needs as medication management or help with simple activities of daily living.  It is the ultimate senior living; Briarcliffe is a Continuing Catered Retirement Community (CCRC).

Uniquely designed so that if a person needs additional care, they do not need to move from independent to assisted living. The care comes to them.  Restaurant-style dining, housekeeping, landscaped grounds to explore, sunny patios and balconies, a full-service salon and fitness center, laundry service and cozy lounges where scheduled activities and entertainment are held are amenities afforded to all.  The Preserve has the feeling of comfortable, luxury living where people engage in activities that invite socialization, friendship, and ongoing enrichment. The energy is uplifting and palatable.

The Preserve’s apartments come in six different floor plans from studio-size units to one bedrooms.  Each apartment has a kitchenette (complete with quartz countertops, smaller-scale refrigerators, and a microwave), “European-style” bathrooms for safe and easy barrier-free access, wheelchair-width doors for those with mobility challenges, and large windows that let in all that natural light. The two-story building has two elevators, wide hallways bookended by plate-glass windows and lined with sturdy handrails. No detail is left undone.

Now is the time to schedule your in-person tour of this new and exciting residence (masks required!) at 54 Old Pocasset Road in a wooded corner of Johnston.  Come to this beautiful setting amid tall, graceful trees, and feel at home.  

To arrange for your tour, call 401.944.2450 or visit Briarcliffe online at


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