CHICAGO, Feb. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior Lifestyle, an industry-leading owner, operator and developer of senior living communities, will commemorate its 30th anniversary by opening a series of assisted living and memory care communities. Named The Sheridan Collection, the communities feature a combination of cutting-edge healthcare programs, innovative technologies, refined customer service and luxury living spaces.
Co-founder and Chairman of Senior Lifestyle, Bill Kaplan, has seen the industry evolve throughout Senior Lifestyle's first 30 years.
"I started Senior Lifestyle 30 years ago when I identified a void in the market for quality living options for active seniors," said Kaplan. "It began as a passion to offer an alternative to outdated seniors housing facilities, but as our business progressed, it quickly became clear that someone needed to set new industry standards."
Kaplan believes that in order to continue to provide the highest levels of service and care for residents, the company must continue to proactively listen to the voice of its residents and their families. Throughout the company's history, Senior Lifestyle's mission has remained constant – to provide an unmatched level of service and care for current and prospective residents through innovative programs.
"At Senior Lifestyle, family values are at the core of our culture! I have always viewed my colleagues, our team members, our residents and their families as an extension of my own family – deserving of the same respect, dignity and care," added Kaplan. "Every effort we take has been to advance the industry and to maintain the high quality of life that Senior Lifestyle residents have become accustomed to."
In the formative years Senior Lifestyle developed The Breakers at Edgewater Beach in Chicago, an ambitious project with 473-apartments for active seniors. This project is located on Sheridan Road. As a result, The Sheridan Collection has been branded to symbolize the longstanding and rich heritage that Senior Lifestyle built during its first 30 years of operation. The Sheridan Collection residents will be given the freedom to live an active lifestyle, while receiving expert care to help them maintain an independent and fulfilling lifestyle.
"What makes The Sheridan Collection special is that it draws from our 30 years of experience to create a remarkable home-like environment that delivers unmatched personalized care and hospitality services," said Jon DeLuca, President and CEO of Senior Lifestyle. "We have worked to bring this concept to market for three and a half years and are excited to see our effort and long-term visions come to fruition throughout the next year."
In 2016, The Sheridan Collection, along with other recent developments at Senior Lifestyle, will offer residents a new standard of care and living by providing residents with access to award-winning care, hospitality services, amenities, and living space. Currently, five Sheridan Collection communities are planned to open in 2016 and eight more are on track for 2017.
"The vision for The Sheridan Collection originated by identifying the very best features from our bigger family of brands," said Adam Kaplan, Senior Vice President of Business and Organizational Development at Senior Lifestyle. "Objective assessments of the many lessons learned over the last 30 years have contributed toward reaching a new level of quality service for each of our residents."
As Senior Lifestyle turns an eye toward the next 30 years of operation, the company will rely on a unique combination of tradition and experience in tandem with an innovative culture to drive the company for years to come.
About Senior Lifestyle Corporation:
Senior Lifestyle, founded in 1985, is a privately-held, owner-operator and developer of seniors housing communities. With a portfolio of more than 170 communities located throughout 27 states, Senior Lifestyle offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing for the luxury, moderate and affordable segments. Senior Lifestyle has been routinely recognized as a leader in the delivery of innovative programs and hospitality services for all levels of care. For more information, visit www.seniorlifestyle.com.
SOURCE Senior Lifestyle