Residents at Commonwealth Senior Living at South Boston now have a little more space. The community, located at 435 Hamilton Blvd., has just completed a $2.5 million expansion which includes 10 new one bedroom suites with kitchenettes for residents.

The expansion was celebrated with an open house on Wednesday.

“There has been tremendous interest for larger apartment suites in our assisted living community,” said Earl Parker, president and COO of Commonwealth Senior Living. “Some people are looking for a little more space when they’re moving from their home to a senior living home, so we’re happy to offer that to them”.

The new suites offer expansive living spaces with a kitchenette and a separate bedroom.

“Along with the new apartments, we’ve added some amazing new activity spaces inside the community and a beautiful courtyard with a patio, a gazebo and planting beds,” Parker said.

Local contractor J.E. Burton Construction Co. worked on the project.

The project’s head electrician, Tom Elliott, CEO of Elliott Electric Inc., was one of the original investors in the senior living project when it first opened in 1998 as Somerset Assisted Living, Parker noted.

“We are so fortunate to be a part of the amazing community in South Boston,” Christy Puckett, sales and marketing director at Commonwealth Senior Living at South Boston said. “Our residents, their families and the local citizens have been extremely supportive of us over the years and this expansion is a testament to that support.”

Parker added, “We love being a part of the South Boston community and supporting the local families and businesses in the area. Everyone is so supportive and knows the important role we play in ensuring our residents receive the dignity, respect and compassion they expect and deserve.”

This is the third expansion Commonwealth Senior Living at South Boston has undertaken. The previous two projects included the creation of and an addition to the memory care neighborhood, which features Commonwealth’s award winning Sweet Memories program.

Parker said the company’s investments in the community reflect a commitment to maintain the community’s reputation for “high quality care” while also adapting to the changing demands of the customers. Customized activities based on residents’ interests and farm-to-table dining are among the offerings to residents at Commonwealth Senior Living.

Commonwealth Senior Living is based in Charlottesville and has become one of the largest assisted living and memory care providers in the Commonwealth of Virginia with 27 communities. The company also has senior living communities in Tennessee, Maryland and Pennsylvania.

Over the past decade, the company has grown a national reputation for signature resident programs, such as their award-winning Sweet Memories Alzheimer’s and dementia program, farm-to-table dining and interactive communication tool, SMILE ™, among others. This month, the community will be introducing new virtual reality system designed specifically for seniors featuring immersive experiences in the fields of travel, pets, music/arts, nature, learning and adventure.