Orland Park, IL
Evergreen Senior Living at Parkview Campus opened in March 2016 to provide the seniors of Orland Park, Illinois and the surrounding areas with a welcoming and modern place to call home. The Parkview Campus is comprised of two components, a 76-unit assisted living community for seniors needing some additional support with daily activities, and a 40-unit memory care neighborhood for seniors living with dementia.
The building strives to give seniors both the comfort of home and the stimulation of participating in a larger community. The design team organized the assisted living apartments around common spaces to encourage residents to spend time with friends and family or enjoy the premises in solitary recreation. These common spaces include a full-service cafe centered around a two-story fireplace, a library with expansive views of the surrounding area, a sunny activity room, a theater, chapel, fitness room, hospitality-style dining room, and a cozy pub.
In the memory care portion of the facility, residents are empowered with independence and freedom within an inviting, safe, and secure environment. The design follows current best practices for housing and care for seniors with dementia and allows residents the opportunity to participate in daily activities, meals, and routines within the familiar, comfortable spaces of a typical home. Larger group activities and space for family and visitors can be accommodated within the central commons, boasting a two-story skylit winter garden and flexible multipurpose areas.
Given the crucial role natural light plays in seniors’ well-being, the building design strives to incorporate daylight and provide connections to nature, whether directly or through views. All resident units and common spaces feature large windows, and multiple amenity areas have outdoor access points. At the assisted living side, covered patios with comfortable seating extend outside the cafe and activity room. A large “backyard” with walking paths, raised gardening beds, and a gazebo is crowned by a generous dining patio featuring a stained cedar trellis and outdoor fireplace. In memory care, residents have free access to two secure courtyards, each with a wandering path through carefully selected plantings, seating arrangements, and raised gardening beds.
Because of a mindful design process led by the concepts of community and health and a careful consideration of all stakeholders, Evergreen Senior Living at Parkview Campus is able to deliver a unique asset to Orland Park and become a welcoming home to residents, staff, family, and visitors.