Integrated community in Central Illinois introduces a new option for senior living; offers an independent lifestyle with choices just like home to Champaign-Urbana area seniors.
Saint Joseph, IL / CRWEPRESSRELEASE / August 5, 2015 / In a time when senior living options have become saturated with nursing homes and assisted living arrangements, one locally owned and operated facility has taken a completely new approach. The Evergreen House in St. Joseph, Illinois at (217) 469-2611 http://theevergreenhouse.com is unlike any other senior living arrangement, anywhere around. The concept offers exceptional value and enhanced quality of life to those looking to downsize but do not need or want a traditional institutionalized living arrangement.
“Our residents are in a situation where they can live by themselves, but choose not to. They simply don’t want to deal with the headaches and hassles that come with being a property owner or just simply don’t want to be alone,” says Mary Butzow, Director of The Evergreen House. “For example, residents routinely travel to stay with family or visit friends for extended periods. The Evergreen House gives them the freedom to travel with the security of knowing their home and possessions are safe. They love having options and the ability to continue making independent choices.”
The facility’s concept was founded upon the principles of promoting an environment to “live smart, comfortably, and together.” Mary explains that the most enthusiastic supporters of The Evergreen House concept are baby boomers seeking safe housing options for their aging parents, and more importantly for themselves. The communal-style accommodations are specifically developed to encourage and enable independent living while providing comfortable, safe, and homey accommodations. The Evergreen House fosters a flexible social living environment to stimulate the mind, support the body, and offer companionship for the soul.
“Our mission is to enhance all aspects surrounding quality of life for seniors, with a style of living that allows people to downsize, without giving up their independent lifestyles. Our philosophy is that all people, including seniors, need regular physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual support to remain in good health” says Mary. “To avoid the risks of insecurity and loneliness, the independence of the resident is placed at the forefront of this lifestyle. This is done while ensuring they are supported in their desire to live their lives in dignity and with respect.”
The house accommodates 12-14 healthy seniors. Each resident has his/her own spacious suite, which includes a private sitting room, bedroom, bath, storage, kitchenette and individual temperature controls. The suites are furnished with the resident’s own furniture and belongings. The property sits on a large lot with a welcoming front porch and includes a large living room, dining room, sunroom, beautiful garden courtyard and large open central kitchen. The kitchen is designed to be user friendly for the residents and is equipped to prepare meals for themselves individually or as a group.
Managers also live in the house and are available 24-hours a day. They are responsible for coordination of services, safety and interactions. They take a personal interest in the residents, their needs, and keep common areas tidy.
The Evergreen House is located at 501 East Peters, Drive in St. Joseph, Illinois. A private tour is available to anyone interested in taking up residence at the home and can be requested at http://theevergreenhouse.com/contact/. More information including photos, architectural diagrams, pricing, and comparison guides are available on the website.
About The Evergreen House
The Evergreen House is a one of a kind, upscale, and flexible living arrangement for today’s downsizing seniors. It is a friendly, integrated community featuring 12 individual suites, with comfort, security, and choices just like home. The house is located in St. Joseph, Illinois, 5 minutes east of Champaign-Urbana in the heart of Central Illinois.
For more information about us, please visit http://theevergreenhouse.com/
Name: Mary Butzow, Director
Organization: The Evergreen House
Address: 501 East Peters Dr. Saint Joseph
Phone: (217) 469-2611
Source: The Evergreen House