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posted: 6/3/2014 2:04 PM

Sedgebrook's Open Design Floor Plan Appeals to Today's Older Adults

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Exciting new open floor plans are being created at Sedgebrook in response to market demand for large eat-in kitchens and entertainment areas, according to Joseph Jania, Sedgebrook's interior designer/move-in coordinator.

"The Baby Boomers are letting us know what they want and we are able to accommodate them with this great new concept," Jania said. "Kitchens have spacious cabinetry with granite counters and seating. Conversations flow easily with guests sitting at the kitchen table. This design more closely mirrors today's lifestyles that center around the kitchen and casual entertaining. Color changes are also appealing to the younger seniors as the new apartments move from white to beige paint colors, warming the rooms and making it feel more appealing and contemporary."

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Lou Raffel chose the open floor plan and was delighted to be able to make his own choices in plan modifications and colors. "My kids helped me pick out everything and when my friends come to visit, they say 'Wow! This place is really nice.'"

Jania is no stranger to senior preferences. He has worked at Sedgebrook for eight years after having obtained his interior design degree from Harrington College of Design in Chicago. He recently redecorated the first floor of the community's Clubhouse and the second floor bathrooms. This year he will redecorate the main dining room.

"I love my job because I am able to influence the design elements of the common areas of the community. As move-in coordinator, I am also able to work with people before they move in to help them determine what to bring with them and how to make their new home fresh and functional for their personal preferences," said Jania.

New resident, Merwyn Brodsky had a more personal reason to chose the open floor plan. He said, "It was important to keep our dining room table where so many wonderful memories were made. With this new floor plan, we were able to keep the table to make more memories."

The new floor plans, introduced at the end of last year, also boast generous closet space, walk-in showers with handheld showers and grab bars. Buyers are able to choose their granite, paint colors and tile for their 1,100 square-foot, one-bedroom home. Other options for room configurations, mirrored doors and personal choices are also available.

Sedgebrook is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) offering a diverse lifestyle, maintenance-free living and outstanding amenities. Five-star rated Radford Green Health Care and Rehabilitation is located on the 92-acre Sedgebrook campus in Lincolnshire, Illinois. Sedgebrook is owned by Senior Care Development LLC and managed by Life Care Services LLC. For additional information visit www.WelcomeToSedgebrook.com or call 847-901-3319.

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