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Elderwood to move offices from Amherst to 500 Seneca in Buffalo

Elderwood Senior Care is moving its administrative offices from Amherst to Buffalo’s Hydraulics District.

The company, which provides skilled nursing care, assisted living, independent living and other services at 17 locations in Western and Central New York, is moving to 500 Seneca St., near Larkinville, where it will lease 25,000 square feet of office space.

Elderwood has been located in Amherst since its founding in 1978, most recently on Limestone and Wehrle drives. Dr. Jeffrey Rubin and Warren Cole, Elderwood’s co-CEOs, who bought the company in 2013 through their New York City-based Post Acute Partners, said in a statement they decided to move Elderwood to Buffalo after seeing the growth taking place in the city.

The company said about 70 employees will move to 500 Seneca, along with the offices for the Elderwood Health Plan managed long-term-care program, Elderwood Development Company and all administrative services such as accounting, billing, information technology, human resources, purchasing, marketing, medical reimbursement and risk management. The Woodmark Pharmacy, Elderwood Transportation Services, construction and maintenance and Elderwood’s internal print shop will remain at its Wehrle Drive site.

Elderwood officials said they expect to move into their new offices by summer 2016.

The 500 Seneca site, known as Hydraulic Lofts, was developed by Samuel Savarino and partner Frontier Group of Companies, who bought the former F.N. Burt Co. box-making plant from New Era Cap Co. and converted the 306,000-square-foot facility into a mix of apartments and commercial space.