The Timbers of Shorewood Retirement Community Debuts Video for 10th Anniversary

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The Timbers of Shorewood Retirement Community, an independent and assisted living rental community, has debuted a new video to describe life at The Timbers and show a visual experience of the active senior lifestyle.

The Timbers of Shorewood Retirmenet Community is an independent and assisted living rental community

The Timbers of Shorewood Retirmenet Community is an independent and assisted living rental community

“It has been a long-held wish of ours, to offer a visual experience that’s more than still photographs,” said Faith Varga. “We’re quite proud of the video, because it really shows the beauty of the building, and it reflects the active lifestyle as well."

A new video describing events and amenities at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community was recently created and posted to the website at http://www.timbersofshorewood.com/retirement-community/video-tour. Celebrating ten years of gracious senior living in the greater Will County area, The Timbers is located at 1100 N. River Rd. in Shorewood.

The Timbers is an independent and assisted living rental community with 186 one and two bedroom apartments. In addition, the Timbers has a short-term-stay respite program where seniors can move into a furnished apartment to sample Timbers life or to recover from illness or surgery.

The video describes life at The Timbers by including a virtual tour with Executive Director Faith Varga performing the narrative voice-over.

“It has been a long-held wish of ours, to offer a visual experience that’s more than still photographs,” Varga said. “We’re quite proud of the video, because it really shows the beauty of the building, and it reflects the active lifestyle as well. The video really is worth a thousand words.”

Each month, The Timbers plans a full calendar of leisure and entertainment events, all designed to nurture residents spiritually, mentally and physically.

“Built as an alternative to nursing home care,” Varga said, “The Timbers has become much more than a residential complex in the ten years since it welcomed its first residents. It is also a communal center for groups and organizations from the public sector.”

In fact, The Timbers plays an integral role as a neighbor in the community by incorporating the public into its fold. Families from the surrounding areas are invited to dozens of educational and social events. In addition, The Timbers opens its meeting space to many local community clubs and organizations.

“Our monthly ballroom dances with a live orchestra are always a big hit with residents and the community,” Varga said. “Our Seniors’ Senior Prom, Easter Egg Hunt, Christmas Party, and Halloween Spook House are annual events that draw really big numbers.”

William DeWoskin and Manny Kramer built and own The Timbers which opened on Dec. 22, 2002. The long-time partners own and operate several retirement and assisted living communities in multiple states. Through a combined 60 years of experience, DeWoskin and Kramer know how to offer a secure and enjoyable place to live.

The partners bring unparalleled interest and commitment to The Timbers. They do not manage from afar; rather, DeWoskin and Kramer live locally and visit the Timbers on a bi-weekly basis.

Situated on 10 acres in Shorewood, the Timbers serves the burgeoning southwestern Will County communities including Joliet, Plainfield, Lockport, Bolingbrook, New Lenox, Frankfort, Morris, Naperville, Mokena, Romeoville, Manhattan, Channahon, Minooka, Elwood and Wilmington.

Residents of the Timbers range in age from 62 to over 100 years old and, at the ten-year milestone, there are 190 residents. Approximately 65 percent of the residents live in the independent apartments, while 35 percent reside in the assisted living units.

“A key component that makes our community successful is providing seamless transitions,” said Faith Varga, executive director, “from the senior’s home to the Timbers’ independent living apartments, to independent living with support care, to assisted living, if and when such services are needed.”

For more information about The Timbers of Shorewood Retirement Community, call 815-609-0669 or visit http://www.timbersofshorewood.com.

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