Clarendale of Addison hosted ribbon cutting event

New senior living community opens doors

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Clarendale of Addison, a new senior living community located off Route 53 and I-355 in Addison officially opened its doors last. The Clarendale team along with local community leaders participated in a ribbon-cutting celebration with a crowd of Addison-area seniors and their families in attendance.

Clarendale of Addison, a new senior living community located off Route 53 and I-355 in Addison officially opened its doors last. The Clarendale team along with local community leaders participated in a ribbon-cutting celebration with a crowd of Addison-area seniors and their families in attendance.

“We were delighted to have Village of Addison Mayor Rich Veenstra and Addison Chamber of Commerce and Industry Executive Director, Dee La Rocca, help us commemorate the opening of our beautiful community,” says Katie Harvey, Clarendale of Addison executive director.

To round out the list of dignitaries who represent development and management of the community, Ryan Companies VP of Real Estate Development, David Erickson, and Life Care Services Director of Operations Management, Michael Heselbarth, also spoke at the commemorative ceremony.

“This new Class A senior community is perfectly situated among amenities that guests and staff will enjoy,” said David Erickson, Vice President of Real Estate Development at Ryan Companies. “ The adjacent park to Clarendale of Addison has excellent walking paths, an activity and fitness center among other Village of Addison conveniences, truly a place where residents and families will be proud to call home.”

Along with the official ribbon-cutting, festivities included a champagne toast, chef-inspired appetizers and live music from the Tim Wilsey Jazz Band. Attendees had the opportunity to tour model private apartments and community common areas in the independent living, assisted living and memory care neighborhoods of Clarendale of Addison.

According to Harvey, “Visitors had the opportunity to see that Clarendale offers a unique combination of residential amenities, exceptional hospitality services and social opportunities seldom found in other senior living communities.”

Now that Clarendale of Addison is officially open, interested seniors and families may schedule a visit to see the variety of floor plan options available, from private one- and two-bedroom apartments in both independent living and assisted living to studio suites available in memory care. Residents also have access to community spaces for socializing and entertaining, including a restaurant-style dining room and casual bistro, a pub, club room, library, salon and fitness center.

Harvey explains, “Visitors will see that Clarendale of Addison is unique. The emphasis is on what we call village-style retirement living. Services and programs provide the opportunity for residents to stay a part of, and involved in, mainstream living, as well as fostering relationships with family and others outside the community. Residents are right in the heart of it all—near shopping, restaurants, a movie theater, parks, golf courses and area churches. And for peace of mind, three top hospitals are less than five miles away.”

Specifically, the community is located 20 miles from downtown Chicago and convenient to O’Hare airport on a 4.1-acre site along Lake Street in the Village of Addison. The location provides easy access to shopping and restaurants, and it is adjacent to the 21-screen Marcus Addison Cinema, with an ever-changing lineup of current and classic movies. Plus, when residents want to get outdoors and enjoy nature, Centennial Park is practically in the community’s backyard.

Clarendale of Addison is one of a series of Clarendale senior living communities from
developer-builder Ryan Companies US, Inc. Architecture was provided by PRB Architects, civil engineering by Manhard Consulting and interior design by Direct Supply Aptura. Life Care Services will manage the property.


About Ryan Companies US, Inc.

Founded in 1938, Ryan Companies offers comprehensive commercial real estate services as a national developer, architect, builder, capital investment consultant, and real estate manager with a focus on bringing lasting value to its customers and the communities in which it works.  Ryan’s market depth includes retail, industrial, healthcare, and senior living. Ryan’s development and corporate build-to-suit work spans a wide range of product types including office, mixed-use, hospitality, multifamily housing and mission critical facilities. With a focus on bringing lasting value to its customers and the communities in which it works, Ryan has over 1300 employees in 16 offices and has completed projects in 39 states.

About Life Care Services

Life Care Services®, An LCS ® Company, leads the way in senior living with over 40 years of proven experience. This innovative leadership brings passion and performance through strong financial stewardship, lifestyle-centered services as well as high quality health services in communities as unique as the individuals who live in them.

About LCS®

Based in Des Moines, Iowa, and established in 1971, LCS is a leading provider of high-quality senior lifestyle products and services. The LCS Family of Companies focus on development, operations management, marketing and sales management, and strategic planning for Life Plan Communities, formerly referred to as Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC), and rental independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities nationwide. The company also provides a full-service real estate private equity enterprise, insurance, national purchasing consulting services and in-home care. The companies of LCS serve thousands of seniors across the nation.

About Harrison Street

Harrison Street is one of the leading investment management firms exclusively focused on alternative real assets. The firm has created a series of differentiated investment solutions focused on the Education, Healthcare and Storage sectors. Headquartered in Chicago with an office in London, the firm has more than 140-employees and approximately $21.5 billion in assets under management. Clients of the firm include a global institutional investor base from 11 countries.