SAS Architects & Planners to Design Northbrook, Ill., Assisted Living/Dementia Care Community For Senior Lifestyle Corporation

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SAS Architects & Planners -- a full-service firm specializing in senior living, healthcare and commercial use projects -- has been retained by Senior Lifestyle Corporation, a national senior housing development and management firm, to design a combination assisted living/dementia care community in Northbrook, Ill.

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North Shore Place will be the latest in more than a dozen facilities we’ve designed over the last decade that contain dementia care components.

SAS Architects & Planners (http://www.sasarch.com) -- a full-service firm specializing in senior living, healthcare and commercial use projects -- has been retained by Senior Lifestyle Corporation (http://www.seniorlifestyle.com), a national senior housing development and management firm, to design a combination assisted living/dementia care community in Northbrook, Ill.

Called North Shore Place, the two-phase project will be built on a seven-acre site at 1000 Sunset Ridge Rd., near the intersection of Sunset Ridge Rd. and Skokie Blvd.

Senior Lifestyle Corporation hopes to break ground on the first phase this November, and complete it by year-end 2013. It will consist of a five-story, 156-unit residence with 40 one- and two-bedroom apartments for those requiring memory support services. Planned amenities include casual and formal dining rooms, a theater, card room, spiritual center, library/computer center, bank, country store, spa, fitness center, therapy room, arts and crafts center, and three outdoor patios.

A second phase will be a single-story 32-unit assisted living memory care center, specially designed to meet the needs of residents with more advanced dementia.

“North Shore Place will be the latest in more than a dozen facilities we’ve designed over the last decade that contain dementia care components,” said SAS President Steven E. Sussholz, AIA.    “Since the firm began in 1954, we’ve worked on more than 120 eldercare projects -- representing the entire continuum of care -- including nursing homes, sheltered care, assisted living, supportive living, congregate care, dementia care and independent living facilities.”

About Senior Lifestyle Corporation
Chicago-based Senior Lifestyle Corporation, founded in 1985, is a leader in the development, operation and ownership of seniors housing and the implementation of innovative programs that help seniors enjoy healthier, more fulfilling lives. With a portfolio of more than 70 communities, Senior Lifestyle offers independent living for every economic level, from luxury to mid-market to affordable. Daily services and activities are tailored to the needs and preferences of each community’s residents. For residents who require additional care, many communities also offer assisted living and skilled nursing care. Long recognized among the industry’s top companies by the American Seniors Housing Association, Senior Lifestyle was included as the 12th largest owner of seniors communities on National Real Estate Investor’s list of the top 50 companies in 2008. For more information, visit http://www.seniorlifestyle.com.

About SAS Architects & Planners
Based in Northbrook, Ill., SAS Architects & Planners provides a wide range of professional services ranging from project development through implementation and post-occupancy support for the healthcare, senior living and commercial sectors. Founded in 1954, it remains committed to translating client goals into building environments that are thoughtfully and functionally designed, environmentally friendly, and technologically advanced. Past and present clients include: Allstate Insurance Co., CJE Senior Life, LaSalle Group, Mercy Hospital, NuCare Service Corp., Presbyterian Homes, Providence Life Services, Sacred Heart Hospital, Senior Lifestyle Corp., and YAM Management. For more information, visit http://www.sasarch.com

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