Senior Lifestyle Corporation, an owner, operator and developer of senior living communities, and Kaufman Jacobs, a Chicago-based privately-held real estate investment firm, broke ground on The Sheridan at River Forest on September 30, 2019. The Sheridan at River Forest will feature 92 assisted living apartment homes, as well as 33 memory care residences developed specifically to support those with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other memory-impairing illnesses.
Designed by OKW Architects to create an atmosphere in which residents can enjoy living in beautiful River Forest, Illinois, the building will include top-tier amenities such as a bar and bistro dining option with pizza oven, dining and living rooms, spacious apartments, a physical therapy studio, an onsite hair salon, a fitness studio, a landscaped rooftop patio and on-site parking.
“The Village of River Forest goes above and beyond to support the needs of its seniors (especially those suffering from some form of dementia). Their extraordinary efforts have led to River Forest’s recognition as a ‘dementia-friendly community’ by Dementia Friendly America,” said Robert Gawronski, vice president of development and acquisitions at Senior Lifestyle. “With 33 of its 125 apartments specifically designed to serve residents in need of memory care, The Sheridan at River Forest will help fulfill the village’s goal of expanding the available dementia care resources in town while also offering high-quality housing and care options for seniors in need of assisted living.”
Targeting an early 2021 opening, The Sheridan at River Forest will reflect the modern, urban feel of the neighborhood with nods to the Frank Lloyd Wright House located just three blocks from the community. In addition to providing a range of assisted living and memory care accommodations to meet the housing needs of River Forest’s growing senior population, The Sheridan at River Forest will also create more than 100 new jobs in the community. The retirement community will sit on 1.5 acres of land at on the corner of Chicago and Harlem, just blocks from Chicago’s public transit system.