The Preserve at Briarcliffe

A Supportive Independent and Assisted Living Residence in Johnston


When asked about aging, the American writer and activist Betty Freidan replied: “Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” If Betty Freidan was alive today, she would impart this same wisdom to the residents of Briarcliffe’s newest installation, The Preserve at Briarcliffe. This modern and elegantly-appointed residence in Johnston wholly embodies the philosophy that aging with grace and dignity is nothing but a “new stage of opportunity and strength.”

When Akshay Talwar, the president of and driving force behind The Preserve, first envisioned this “supportive independent and assisted living” residence, his motivation was to provide a place where its residents could lead fulfilling and vibrant lives as they entered this new stage. His motto might be summed up in these words: “The day is yours! The choice is yours!”

The Preserve at Briarcliffe is ALL about choices and self-determination ~ and the options are endless. The Preserve is a retirement community whose residents can choose between six different floorplan options from studio-size to one bedrooms. They can choose to spend time gardening, pursuing hobbies, shopping in town, dining in its beautifully decorated dining room or enjoying a meal in their own personal kitchenette. They can choose to get their hair done at the Preserve’s salon or schedule an outing to their own salon. Residents can choose to walk with friends around the Preserve’s well-groomed grounds or exercise in its fitness center. The list goes on and on!

The freedom to make these choices is unimpeded by a fear of compromising one’s health or safety. This is an environment that favors health, safety, independence, socialization, and joy.

The Preserve’s sixty-six apartments and amenities were designed to meet the specific needs of those who are either completely independent or those who require assistance with such basic needs as medication management or help with simple activities of daily living. 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 plenty of natural light. The two-story building has two elevators, wide hallways bookended by plate-glass windows and lined with sturdy handrails.

Beyond these accommodations, The Preserve offers an array of highly personalized amenities and services such as: Restaurant-style dining, weekly housekeeping, laundry and linen services, state-of-the-art call and monitoring systems, nursing services, and personalized care plans. This truly is the ultimate in senior living.

If you or a loved one is seeking a lifestyle of comfort, security, peace of mind and new opportunities, now is the time to schedule your in-person tour of this residence located at 49 Old Pocasset Road in Johnston. To arrange for your tour or to ask any questions you might have about everything from availability to levels of care offered at The Preserve, call 401.944.2450 or visit their informative website at


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