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New Affordable Assisted Lifestyle Community to Open in Bloomington

This multimillion-dollar development was designed for seniors of all incomes who need some help to maintain their independence.

“We will be providing older adults with a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home,” said Evergreen Village Administrator Josh Dodds

The community will combine residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications, and a variety of convenience and support services, such as meals, housekeeping, laundry and transportation.

Residents will live in private apartments that they will furnish and decorate to their tastes. Each of the apartments will feature a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually controlled heating and air conditioning and an emergency alert system.

In addition, Evergreen Village offers several areas for residents to enjoy, including a bistro, activity room, beauty salon/barber shop, general store, fitness room, clinical and therapy room, library and computer room, TV lounge and a recreation room and theater.

Certified nursing assistants, working under the direction of a licensed nurse, will be on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

“Residents also will benefit from all of the opportunities that will be available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in activities and special programs,” says Dodds.

When fully occupied, the community will provide 55 full and part-time jobs. Annual payroll with benefits is projected to be $1.5 million.

Evergreen Village at Bloomington will be certified to operate through the Division of Aging and regulated by the Indiana State Department of Health.

“Our focus,” says Rod Burkett, CEO of Gardant Management Solutions, the company that manages the community “is to provide Evergreen Village residents with the love, compassion and dignity they deserve and the help and assistance they need. Our emphasis is on helping each resident achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.”

Indiana communities managed by Gardant include Belvedere Senior Housing in Merrillville, Hellenic Senior Living in Indianapolis and New Albany, Oasis at 30th in Indianapolis, Silver Birch in Hammond, Michigan City and Muncie, and The Lodge at Summers Pointe in Winchester.

Other Gardant-managed projects under development in Indiana include Glasswater Creek of Lafayette, Hellenic Senior Living of Elkhart, Oasis at 56th in Indianapolis and Silver Birch of Kokomo.