February 13th, 2019 12:00 AM
New residents who move into the Wye Valley Apartments on the Cantata Senior Living Campus this month can save $2,500. The rental community, located just down the street in Brookfield, welcomes adults 65 and older who are looking for a more carefree lifestyle without all the hassles of home ownership.
"The extreme temperature swings this year in Chicagoland are a reminder that older homes often require a great deal of care...from making sure the furnace is running and the pipes don't freeze to having to clear snow from the driveway or walk," said Dan Urben, Director of Sales and Marketing for Cantata Adult Life Services. "Wye Valley Apartments are a much more convenient...and cozy...alternative for seniors."
He explained that the 66 maintenance-free rental homes are in a secured building that also includes a dining area, activity room, fitness center, beauty salon, and barber shop so residents never have to brave the elements for everyday necessities. In addition, appliances and mechanicals within each apartment—stove, refrigerator, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning—are professionally maintained so residents don't have to worry about something breaking and needing to find a repairman.
"We even offer transportation services for our residents so there's no need for them to drive in inclement weather," said Urben.
The peace of mind that comes with this maintenance-free lifestyle at Wye Valley Apartments is not all the community has to offer energetic seniors. A full-time activities director is on staff to coordinate classes, trips, events, and more so there's always something to do—both on and off campus. Pets are welcome, too.
Three independent living apartment floor plans are available: one-bedroom, one-bedroom deluxe and two-bedroom. All include a fully equipped kitchen along with a living room and accessible bath. Satellite TV, Wi-Fi and all utilities except for phone are included in monthly rents. These comfortable accommodations are designed to really feel like home.
Once the weather warms up, the Cantata Senior Living Campus offers 10 acres of wooded grounds where residents can enjoy the outdoors within their own neighborhood. Paths wind through the campus, offering park benches for sitting and relaxing along with a pond for reflecting. There's even a patio outside Wye Valley Apartments that is the perfect spot for sitting down for coffee or snacks with friends. Adding to the natural ambiance is neighboring McCormick Woods and Brookfield Woods. Salt Creek and the Salt Creek Trail run along the property's perimeter, as well.
Moving onto the Cantata Senior Living Campus gives seniors many opportunities to live their best lives. On-site amenities include a library, Therapy Center and Wellness Center with podiatry, dental, audiology, and vision services. Plus, residents can participate in social outings, activities, events, and lifelong learning programs to stay engaged and connected with their neighbors. Loved ones gain peace of mind knowing their elderly family members are living in a secure, enriching and supportive environment. And as a rental community, the Cantata Senior Living Campus requires no entrance fee.
Beyond independent living in the Wye Valley Apartments, the Cantata Senior Living Campus offers seniors a variety of living options with various levels of independence and care.
Assisted living is available in The Woodlands' 73 private apartments. A 24-hour nursing staff supports residents with daily activities—from medication reminders to personal assistance with daily tasks. Included with assisted living are three daily meals, a personalized wellness plan and scheduled non-medical assistance as needed. Three floor plans are offered: studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom. Each features a kitchenette with refrigerator to keep snacks close at hand, as well as a cozy living area and accessible bath.
The British Home provides enhanced living with long-term care and rehabilitation services that include 24-hour nursing care and three nutritional meals a day. The British Home's 72 skilled nursing rooms are set in an intimate, easy-to-navigate environment that provides comfortable common areas where residents can spend time with family. Residents are encouraged to participate in Life Enrichment programs, educational and recreational activities, and social events, as well. Both inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services are available when short-term recuperative care is needed.
Residents in all levels of living at the Cantata Senior Living Campus receive additional benefits for peace of mind such as emergency call pendants or bracelets, housekeeping services, interior apartment maintenance, front desk support, and exceptional, person-centered care based on their needs. Dining plans provide nutritious meals.
"At the Cantata Senior Living Campus, residents receive an array of amenities designed around the way we live today," said Urben. "Yet they also get that old neighborhood feel…that familiar sense of where they grew up."
The close-knit community is reminiscent of Chicagoland neighborhoods in the 1950s and 1960s where everyone on the block knew each other and neighbors were like family.
Just across from the zoo in Brookfield, the Cantata Senior Living Campus is located at 8700 W. 31st Street. The community's entrance is on the north side of 31st Street at McCormick Avenue. It is convenient for families living in Brookfield as well as surrounding suburbs such as Riverside, North Riverside, LaGrange Park, and more. Medical care at the Loyola University Health Science Campus and Medical Center are just north of the property.
To learn more about the Cantata Senior Living Campus and how to save $2,500 by moving in now, call (708) 485-1155. Schedule a tour or get more information on Wye Valley Apartments and other living options by logging onto CantataSeniorLiving.org.
The Cantata Senior Living Campus is sponsored by Cantata Adult Life Services, a non-profit organization with a history of serving Brookfield and surrounding towns for almost 100 years. Committed to the changing needs of the community, Cantata Adult Life Services provides services and facilities that allow individuals and families to age successfully.
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