Responding to increased demand for integrated senior lifestyle choices, the Great Lakes Region of Ryan Companies US, Inc. has begun construction of Clarendale of Mokena, a $31.7-million, 156-unit, age-restricted senior living community that will offer independent living, assisted living and memory care. It is the first senior living community in Mokena, Ill.
A groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the start of construction was held on August 13 on the 11.4-acre site at 21536 South Wolf Road in Mokena. The event was attended by State and Village officials, representatives of developer-builder Ryan Companies and community manager Life Care Services, An LCS Company, and other members of the development team that includes Chicago-based Harrison Street Real Estate Capital.
“Ryan’s goal is to offer an appreciably different and distinct choice for residential and supportive care options to older adults who wish to continue comfortable, connected and secure living in the area they call home,” says David Erickson, Director of Development, Ryan Companies. “We believe Clarendale of Mokena will create opportunities for residents to retain and, in the event of needed supportive services or memory care, restore an already treasured way of life with more ease, peace of mind and value.”
When complete the three-story building will comprise three lifestyle neighborhoods under one roof – 60 independent living residences, 56 assisted living residences and 40 memory care residences, as well as common areas for dining and activities.
Those interested in independent living can choose from one-bedroom, one-bedroom deluxe, one-bedroom plus den, two-bedroom and two-bedroom deluxe floor plans – with approximate sizes ranging from 725 square feet to 1,300 square feet. Assisted living will be composed of studio and one- and two-bedroom apartments ranging in approximate size from 440 square feet to 875 square feet; memory care residences will be studio apartments of approximately 300 square feet to 364 square feet.
Residents of Clarendale will pay a monthly rent based upon the size and location of their residence. No entrance fee will be required.