The Preserve at Briarcliffe

A Supportive Independent and Assisted Living Residence in Johnston


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 one arrives at a destination.  That desired “sense of arrival” is critical to newcomers as it creates that ever- important first impression.

This same sense of awe and wonder is exactly what prospective residents 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.  A true “sense of arrival” awaits you here. 

Every detail draws an eye to each corner of The Preserve’s welcoming lobby, from the furnishings bathed in sunlight to the room’s dramatic lighted wall feature.  Everything is sparkling clean and new, with finishing touches being applied before The Preserve’s upcoming Grand Opening. Immediately, potential residents can 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 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 are either completely independent 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 now a Continuing Catered Retirement Community (CCRC).

For the residents who will soon fill this newly opened destination in town, every amenity and lifestyle choice has been carefully calculated and implemented.  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.  The Preserve has the feeling of luxury living where people like Samantha Bennett, the resident’s Engagement Director, plan activities that invite socialization, friendships, and ongoing enrichment ~ with all the amenities of comfort and convenience that make this place so memorable.

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 49 Old Pocasset Road in a wooded corner of Johnston.  The Preserve is set amid tall, graceful trees that provide privacy, shade, and natural beauty.   To arrange for your tour, call 401.944.2450 or visit their new website,


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