Plummer Pavilion brings four-star hotel quality to Pel Bay

The Plummer Pavilion’s spa room, where residents can schedule time to enjoy and relax in the jacuzzi, under supervision of professional staff. Photo by Jeannette Rivera

A Pelham Bay property has responded to the calls of seniors in need of a convenient and caring home with the recent opening of the Plummer Pavilion.

The former hospital, located at 1870 Pelham Parkway, has created a senior home with the quality of a four star hotel, and VIP treatment for all their residents.

The idea for the facility originated with Ruby May Plummer and Nathan H. Plummer Sr., who were dedicated members of the health care industry. Their dream was to create a location where seniors would receive medical service and live in comfort. “My parents had the determination not only to get things done, but to see good service in the health care environment,” stated Nathan Plummer, one of the pavilions administrators.

The facility offers studio, one- or two-bedroom units; all with ADA-certified showers and a kitchen area featuring a two-burner stove, microwave, and refrigerator. The units range in price from $ 3,500 to $ 5,000 per month. Included with the rent are all the utilities except the telephone, which must be purchased separately.

Two meals daily will be provided, breakfast and dinner, in a restaurant-style dining. Meals and food servings will take into consideration any of the resident’s conditions, such as diabetes.

The selection of rooms contribute to the senior’s social interaction and recreation such as a beauty/barber shop, library/computer room with about 10 computers, a lounge area that will play movies each night with the drop down projector, a gym facility, and a mini-store for basic needs.

Two floors will be dedicated to medical facilities, with offices on the fifth floor and treatment facilities in the basement featuring an extensive range of services and medical staff.

Other features include a spa room, featuring a Jacuzzi which is accessible by appointment and under supervision by a certified-staff member, 24-hour security guards to keep the building safe.

Plummer explained that throughout the project’s construction and completion, they received strong support from the Community Board 10 and the Pelham Bay Taxpayers Association.

The project began in 2005 and continued until this past May when the pavilion opened for residents. It was formerly Our Lady of Mercy Hospital, Durso Pavilion. For more information call (718) 824-6949 or visit

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