Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held for New Affordable Assisted Living Community

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A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on March 21 for Heritage Woods of Minooka, a new Gardant affordable assisted living community that is expected to open in the spring of 2017. The community will serve seniors of all income levels who need some help to maintain their independence.

A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, March 21 for Heritage Woods of Minooka, a new affordable assisted living community for seniors.

The community, which will be located at 701 Heritage Woods Drive behind Jewel in Minooka, is expected to open next spring. It will serve older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.

Heritage Woods will operate through the Illinois Supportive Living Program, which provides a residential alternative to nursing homes.

The three-story building will house 101 studio and one-bedroom apartments. Each of the private apartments will feature a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning units, and an emergency alert system.

In addition, Heritage Woods of Minooka will have community areas, including a dining room, fitness area and library.

Certified nursing assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, will be on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Worn Jerabek Wiltse Architects, PC, which has offices in Chicago and Champaign, is the architectural firm. Horve Builders, of Forsyth, Illinois, is the general contractor for the nearly $18 million project.

When fully occupied, the community will provide 50 to 55 full-time and part-time jobs. Annual payroll with benefits is projected to be nearly $1.5 million.

Heritage Woods of Minooka will join more than 40 other communities operated by Gardant Management Solutions, including the Heritage Woods buildings in Bolingbrook, Dwight, Plainfield and Yorkville. Gardant is the largest assisted living provider in Illinois and the 14th largest provider in the nation.

Individuals interested in having their names added to the interest list to obtain further information about Heritage Woods of Minooka can call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.

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