Not all farms are passed to the next generation of a family. In Knox, a beef cattle farm changed hands from a farmer who has owned the land for decades to a farmer who is trying new ways to make a profit.

GUILDERLAND — Developer Tim Cassidy of Senior Consulting LLC has received approval for Pine Bush Senior Living, to be built at 22-24 New Karner Road, near Route 20. After receiving approval, he went back to the town with some amendments to the site plan that were approved four or five months ago, he said.

Ken Harris, executive director of the Albany Guardian Society — a not-for-profit organization that seeks to improve the lives of senior citizens and their families and caregivers — recently called the explosion of proposed senior-housing projects in Guilderland “by far the biggest growth of any community in the Capital District.”

“People truly don’t know assistance is out there. We have so many different programs and so many facets, it would be wonderful for more people to use them,” said Tracy Gibeau, the executive director of the Albany County Rural Housing Alliance.