A senior living campus in the Chicago suburb of Downers Grove has been expanding,and the latest addition is impressive,to say the very least. A new fitness and health center is just one part of a huge,$180 million redevelopment happening at the senior center right now,located near furnished apartments and other suburbs.
The new building,located at the Oak Trace center near other suburbs like Naperville,will have 66 assisted living apartments,among many other things. 28 memory-care units and 102 skilled-nursing suites will round out this gigantic addition,sure to bring seniors and their loved ones from around the area much relief.
“This campus will be completely transformed into what we feel is the campus of the future of what people will want to see,” Oak Trace Executive Director Blaire Goldstein said.
Lifespace,an Iowa company who is funding this venture,is dumping nearly $80 million into this expansion,an expansion that is a staggering 218,000 square feet and has been under construction for years. A new phase of the project will start sometime this year and will add about 150 apartments to the already massive facility.
“We expect that to start sometime this summer,” Blaire Goldstien said of the new apartment building expected to open in 2021 when asked by a local reporter.
“We didn’t have assisted living or memory care here in our campus before,so it was really important to add that middle level of living because there’s some people who aren’t really skilled,and they’re not independent either,” Goldstein said. “And so assisted living gives you that option,which is why it was so important to build assisted living here.”
The facility will offer many things that seniors love to do in their own age: athletic facilities,areas for arts and crafts,and so much more.