The Trustees of the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation authorized a $1 million grant to The William Breman Jewish Home for construction of a new assisted living community in Dunwoody.

Scheduled to open in March of 2015, Berman Commons is the second assisted-living community owned and managed by the nonprofit organization, which has been caring for seniors since 1951.

Located across from the Dunwoody campus of Georgia Perimeter College and adjacent to the 55-acre Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta, the community will have 90 studio and 1-bedroom apartments, 32 of which will be in their secure Ackerman Memory Care wing.

The grant adds to a capital campaign that had already raised more than $7.5 million for Berman Commons.

“We are so appreciative that the Woodruff Foundation understands the growing need for quality care options for the elderly,” said Stephen M. Berman, past board chair of JHLC and namesake for Berman Commons. “This new community will provide seniors who want to age in place with an active, beautiful environment where they can stay connected to their family, their community and their lifestyle.”

JHLC President and CEO Harley Tabak said the project has been planned since 2007, when they realized that the capacity was not going to keep up with the demand of the aging population in Atlanta. “Our proximity to the MJCCA and the easily accessible location in Dunwoody will make it a convenient destination point for families across metro Atlanta,” Tabak said.