By Suresh Bodiwala
Chicago IL: Verandah Retirement Community gained successful approvals and substantial financial support from the local authorities and is now ready to start construction. Verandah’s developer, AMAN Living LLC – president Dr. Anuja Gupta announced ground-breaking ceremony and start of construction Oct 1st 2016.
The property is located at 900 Irving Park Rd in Hanover Park, Illinois. Hanover Park was selected for its central location and proximity to other attractions in the Schaumburg area including many temples, grocery stores and restaurants. The area is also well-located with easy access to the Elgin-O’Hare expressway. Downtown Chicago is 40-45 mins and O’Hare airport is 20 mins away. Two excellent medical facilities are close to the property. All these features made it the perfect location for the project.
Verandah will have for-sale townhomes and condominiums, a big clubhouse, and medical facilities for use of the residents. The townhomes include 2 bedroom/2 bathroom and 3 bedroom/2.5 bathroom units starting at $275,000. The condominiums will be in a 5-story building with elevators and include 2 bedroom/2 bathroom and 1 bedroom/1 bathroom units starting at $150,000. All housing is especially designed for senior living and includes convenience features like main level master bedrooms, no exterior maintenance and extensive amenities.
The clubhouse is planned to be the heart of the community. It includes a dining facility which will serve vegetarian food for lunch & dinner daily. There will be many spaces for socialization and activities such as a community room, a gym, a library/computer room, a beauty shop and activities studio. Festivals like Holi, Diwali, Navratri etc will be celebrated gala-style in the clubhouse, in addition to other holidays like Christmas, New Years, etc. The clubhouse also has a big outdoor seating area to enjoy the warm weather months. In addition the property will have extensively landscaped grounds including a 1-acre pond, walking paths, Small Park & water features. The medical facilities will include a doctor’s office, physical therapy office, home-health service and a licensed Assisted Living and Memory Care facility that will come at the tail end of the project.
Verandah developer Dr. Anuja Gupta said, “Loneliness is a major problem in seniors. We wanted to offer a community where neighbors felt like family and friends and there were many opportunities to socialize with like-minded people. Many seniors from our community are now reaching retirement age. They sacrificed their social and emotional lives to provide for better financial and education opportunities for their families. Especially for them we wanted to offer a community where there was the feeling of living in a close-knit environment with others who enjoyed doing similar things”.
A beautiful Bhoomipujan ceremony was conducted by Dr CL Shastri on morning of October 1st 2016, the auspicious occasion being marked by the start of Navratri. The Bhoomipujan was followed by lunch with the Mayor, Board members and Village officials in the Village Hall of Hanover Park. The festivities concluded with ground-breaking celebrations at the property attended by leading members from the community.