“We are excited to participate in an innovative approach to re-defining the senior community into a desirable destination for a full and active lifestyle,” said Glenn Seerup, principal at Jensen and Halstead Architects, in reference to The Carrington at Lincolnwood opening late this year. Joining Jensen and Halstead, the oldest architecture firm in the Chicagoland area, on The Carrington project are developer South Bay Partners, manager Life Care Services and Charles Hall Construction.
Model residences are now open, and “The First Keys Club” perks for first depositors include a $1,500 credit toward moving expenses, a house-warming reception, guaranteed rental rates for the first two years of residency, referral rewards and several additional benefits.
“There is no better time than now to visit our beautiful models and see all that is available to older adults within and right outside The Carrington community,” said Sue Simek, director of sales and marketing at Life Care Services.
Seerup agrees: “The Carrington will be unique both inside and out. The crisp, modern design of the exterior reflects the urban environment of Lincolnwood while maintaining the warm, cozy feelings of home.” The senior community also subscribes to the principles of a “healthy building,” featuring an environmentally friendly design and products that ensure a healthy living space, according to Seerup.
Beyond green consciousness, the all new community on 13 acres of park-like beauty, featuring 251 independent, 88 assisted and 44 memory care living spaces, promises a quality of life that leaves no stone unturned – whatever residents’ needs are now or into the future.
The Carrington at Lincolnwood’s spacious, urban-designed apartments boast fresh, contemporary décor, nine-foot ceilings, in-residence washer/dryer, balconies on some models, and a monthly rental plan with no entrance buy-in. Residences were named after Chicago area architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Louis Sullivan and Jensen and Halstead founder William Le Baron Jenney. “That was not our idea!” said Seerup. “But we are honored that our profession is being recognized by The Carrington in this fashion.”
Amenities are centered upon concierge-style service and an active, engaged social life. Multiple dining venues offer culinary options to please all palates and dietary requirements; daily calendars are filled with a myriad of activities, outings, and entertainment; fitness and recreational opportunities include a state-of-the-art indoor pool and fitness center, game room and hair salon; and multiple exterior patios, courtyards, nooks and walking trails connect residents to nature as well as the surrounding community.
Twenty-four-hour security, indoor/outdoor maintenance, scheduled housekeeping and transportation and an on-site, city-operated EMT station assure safety and the freedom to trade chores for hobbies and interests. Assisted living and memory care offer various levels of healthcare and services, and all The Carrington neighborhoods are dedicated to Life Care Services’ “Culture of Wellness,” pledging to foster spiritual, vocational, health services, intellectual, emotional, environmental, physical and social well-being.
Pets are welcome, too, and the community’s situation in the heart of Lincolnwood is not only convenient, but a literal expansion of the vibrant, active lifestyle residents will experience on The Carrington campus.
“We are beyond thrilled to be opening this fabulous community, and we strongly encourage potential residents and their families to get it on the ground floor of all that is waiting for them in this wonderful development,” said Simek.
See the story in Patch.