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Chillicothe, IL

Work Category:
Senior Housing, Healthcare


Evergreen Place – Chillicothe is a 73-unit market-rate Assisted Living Facility located in Chillicothe, Illinois. Designed in 2013 and opened to the public in July of 2015, Evergreen Place provides an inviting and enriching environment for seniors 65 and up who require some assistance with activities of daily living. The facility features a café, fireplace lounge, library / game room, multipurpose activity room, chapel, fitness room, pub, restaurant-style dining room, and a movie theater. Resident common areas are filled with natural light and have direct views and connections to a variety of outdoor spaces including a wrap-around front sitting porch that connects to the surrounding residential neighborhood, an outdoor dining patio with firepit, balconies, raised gardening beds, and walking paths.

Its companion facility, The Legacy, is a memory support facility for seniors with dementia. Consisting of 20 units organized into two households, the design of this facility follows current best practices for the housing and care of this vulnerable population. The household model allows seniors to live in a comfortable residential environment, with meals and daily routines taking place within the home-like setting. Larger group activities and space for family visits are provided in the adjacent winter garden, activity room, and garden lounges that connect the households. All spaces are designed to maximize exposure to therapeutic natural light, and residents have free access to a secure outdoor courtyard with covered porches, walkways, and gardens.


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