Lionel J. Frank obtained a variance from the Hamilton Township Zoning Board of Adjustment to allow construction of a new care program for seniors in the Greater Mercer County area. LIFE St. Francis is a new, community based long-term care program that allows elderly individuals who would have no option other than a nursing home to receive comprehensive care while remaining in their homes.

Szaferman Lakind was retained by St. Francis Medical Center to procure approval from Hamilton Township of its plan to retrofit an existing building in the township into a facility that would service up to 300 elderly clients. Hamilton’s existing zoning laws do not allow for a facility of this type at the location selected by the Medical Center for LIFE St.Francis. Lionel was successful in obtaining Use and Bulk Variances, as well as Final Site Plan Approval for the facility, which is expected to open in the Fall of 2008.