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Verandah, the Midwest's First Multicultural Retirement Community, Opens Oct 28th in Schaumburg Township, IL.

Byline: Suresh Bodiwala

Hanover Park, IL: Verandah Retirement Community celebrated its Grand Opening on Oct 28th 2018. Verandah is the first multicultural community in the Midwest designed to celebrate both Indian & American lifestyles. The project is a planned unit development (PUD) with residential senior housing and a commercial lot fronting Irving Park road on a 12-acre property located in Schaumburg township. Excitement for this project has been building since 2016 when the project first started. Verandah received final approvals from the Village of Hanover Park, IL in Oct 2017. Construction started in March 2018 and is planned to progress in phases over the next 2 years.

Verandah is a unique retirement destination community designed to celebrate both Indian & American lifestyles thru a fusion of cuisine, activities, entertainment, traditions and cultures. Verandah offers an equal housing opportunity for seniors from all backgrounds who wish to take advantage of this 'east meets west' philosophy. Verandah has many features, amenities and facilities which were thoughtfully designed to offer a convenient, worry-free lifestyle to the 55 years plus senior community. The emphasis was on providing a continuum of care which allowed for residents to be as active as possible but still have access to specialized services and facilities as health needs changed without having to leave the community.

Verandah is located in Schaumburg Township's Hanover Park village. The location is central and close to new Elgin-Ohare expressway. Chicago's O'Hare airport is about 30 mins away and downtown Chicago is about 45 mins away. The area also has two excellent medical centers. The Schaumburg area was selected as it is widely recognized for its diversity and access to extensive retail, shopping & dining avenues. In addition, Schaumburg is close to other attractions important to the Indian community including various religious organizations, ethnic grocery stores and restaurants.

Verandah will offer townhomes & condominiums for sale with a huge Clubhouse and medical facilities for use of the residents. The homes range in size from 1450-2000 square feet for the townhomes and 620-1200 square feet for the condominiums. The townhomes and condominiums are especially built for senior living and offer a convenient, low maintenance lifestyle. The housing will be offered at $200,000-$475,000 to accommodate various budgets & lifestyles. The base-price includes upscale finishes & all appliances. A variety of upgrades will be offered. The housing is especially built for senior living with all-ranch and first-floor master bedroom options. All exterior maintenance will be taken care off by the homeowners association fees in the range of $350-475 per month.

The Clubhouse will be the main attraction feature of the community. It is planned as a 20,000 square feet facility with a vegetarian dining room, community room, gym, computer room, library, beauty shop, theater. The dining facility will serve chef-made multicultural & Indian cuisine using fresh local ingredients for lunch & dinner daily. The Clubhouse will offer a full calendar of activities and entertainment options to provide many avenues for social interactions. The property will also offer extensive landscaped areas including a big pond, park, walking paths.

The medical services will include a doctor's office, physical therapy office, home-health service and an Assisted Living & Memory Care facility. "Our emphasis is on socialization of the seniors. Loneliness is a big problem in the senior community. At Verandah we designed many amenities & facilities to bring the seniors out of their homes and be involved in group activities, make new friends and enjoy their life some more" said Dr Anuja Gupta, founder & CEO.

Construction started in March 2018 and will progress phases with townhomes planned to be built in 2018, condominiums in 2019 and medical facilities in 2020. The Grand Opening on Oct 28th will involve 'unveiling' of the Model Townhome. "By showing a Model Townhome on the property we hope that prospective buyers will find it useful to envision themselves living in the homes" says Dr Anuja Gupta.
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Publication:Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, IL)
Date:Oct 31, 2018
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