Beacon Hill is celebrating the final milestone in its expansion and renovation project. On Wednesday, August 17, a ceremony marked the opening of a new 28,000-square-foot building.
The addition is part of the $19 million project designed to enhance community features to best serve the dynamic population of area seniors. The renovation and expansion includes a new theatre and lounge, multiple dining venues, a kitchen and culinary preparation space, and various activity areas for entertainment and wellness functions.
“Older adults in the area have been wanting something different, something fulfilling … lifestyle options they can’t find anywhere else,” said Blaire Goldstein, Executive Director of Beacon Hill. “And given the changing times, we’ve made it a top priority to provide seniors with healthy living options and a sense of security knowing that everything they’ve worked to attain is protected.”
Construction on the building and renovation began in 2014. The new theatre and auditorium spaces allow the community to host more elaborate shows and performances. Residents also have more dining options and culinary choices with the new dining venues.
Sloan Bentley, President and CEO of Beacon Hill’s parent company, Lifespace Communities, Inc., joined the team members at the celebration, along with U.S. Congressman Peter Roskam and Illinois Representative Peter Breen.
The celebration also included a dedication of an American flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol to honor Beacon Hill veterans and their families.
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