Seniors Housing N Illinois

Multicultural retirement community, Verandah, to open in suburban Chicago

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Aman Living, a Frankfort, Illinois-based developer will host a grand opening of its newest Chicago-area development, Verandah Retirement Community on October 28. Located at 900 Irving Park Road in Hanover Park, Illinois, Verandah is designed to celebrate a variety of ethnic lifestyles, such as Indian, American and Asian.

The maintenance-free property will provide a continuum of care allowing active adults to age in place by offering 55 townhomes, 75 condominiums, an 80-bed facility with 68 assisted living units and 12 memory care studios, as well as a clubhouse. The community is programmed to offer a fusion of cuisine, activities, entertainment, traditions and cultures for seniors of all backgrounds.

“After first envisioning this development then moving through the process of vetting multiple land parcels, working with the design team and securing financing, it’s very exciting to introduce this new community that is unlike anything else in the Midwest,” said Dr. Anuja Gupta, a cardiologist and general partner of Aman Living. “Even the food and entertainment at the grand opening event will reflect the ‘East meets West’ philosophy that underpins the design of Verandah.”

Located on 11 acres along the north side of Irving Park Road just west of the Elgin-O’Hare Tollway, the $43 million Verandah Retirement Community is expected to finish construction on all townhomes by next year, with first move-ins taking place in the spring. The condominium building will break ground in the fall of 2019.

“Verandah offers the perfect solution for seniors looking to continue their active lifestyle and participate in unique cultural festivities close to home,” said Gupta. “Our high-quality designs combined with the property’s location near many temples, grocery stores and restaurants are attracting empty nesters and retirees wanting to remain close to family.”

All townhomes feature an open living room and kitchen layout, recessed lighting and an abundance of natural light. Living rooms include hardwood flooring, tray ceilings and a fireplace. A sliding glass door off the living room opens to a private outdoor patio overlooking a fenced, landscaped backyard. Kitchens include a spacious island, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and stone tile flooring. Bedrooms come standard with carpet and have optional vaulted ceilings.

At the center of Verandah will be its 20,000-square-foot clubhouse, which will provide a number of opportunities for seniors to socialize. The dining facility at the clubhouse will serve lunch and dinner daily, offering global vegetarian cuisine. Additional clubhouse amenities will include a recreation room, gym and activity studio, computer and library room, beauty shop and theater. Gala-style festivals and holiday celebrations from different cultures will also take place in the clubhouse.

“Verandah will be a place where all seniors—from those of Indian to American descent—can feel at home,” Gupta said. “We will be staffing the facilities with people that understand multiple languages, including Indian, and we will be offering entertainment popular to all cultures such as recent American movies as well as Indian Bollywood shows at the clubhouse’s theater.”