Norwegian Christian Home + Healthcare Center
The Norwegian Christian Home and Health Care Center is a 135 bed Skilled Nursing Facility completed in 2000 at a cost of $ 23 million dollars. Located on 67th St. in the historic Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn with its Scandinavian heritage, this unique replacement project retained the existing 5 story building which was converted into an 88 unit Assisted Living complex on the lower floors and independent living apartments on the fifth floor for senior citizens.
The new Skilled Nursing Facility together with an auditorium building and “Norwegian Heritage Museum” surround a fully enclosed courtyard with activity areas, gazebo, putting green, waterfalls and koi pond.
In addition to the 300 person auditorium/recreation and museum, the first floor contains administrative offices, a chapel projected into the courtyard, and a 50 person Adult Day Care facility serving the neighborhood elderly accessed directly from Ovington Ave.
Each of the three 45 resident nursing units on the upper floors contain a central dining/activity space overlooking the courtyard and smaller lounges facing the surrounding neighborhood. The fifth floor, which connects with the independent living units in the existing building, has a solarium/lounge with roof terrace overlooking “The Narrows” waterway and the Verrazano-Narrow Bridge