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The Gardens to open in Cherokee

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Artist's rendering of "The Gardens" assisted living community in Cherokee. Photo submitted
Vintage Living of Cedar Rapids announces that the construction process is under way at The Gardens at Cherokee at 1610 Highway 3, in Cherokee.

The Gardens, the second assisted living community to be developed and owned by Vintage Living, will be located on the north side of Cherokee, east of Highway 59, off Highway 3.

This location offers a great view of the valley east of Cherokee. The Gardens is expected to be completed and opened in the summer of 2008.

The Gardens is an assisted living community designed to meet the needs of individuals who require some supervision and/or assistance with activities of daily living, but are able and prefer to live independently. The Gardens offers a combination of housing, support services, personal assistance and healthcare delivered in a residential environment.

The Gardens will offer 38 apartments all located in a single level building, featuring quality architectural and interior designs. The facility will offer spacious studio, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. The Gardens will offer meals, housekeeping and laundry services, a beauty and barber shop on site, a community kitchen for people who want to cook and participate in cooking activities, and a variety of family rooms; reading and media lounge, a recreation room, a fitness room and a chapel.

A special feature of the retirement community is the gardens in the central courtyard, including flower beds, herb gardens and vegetables. There will be areas where residents may plant their own garden items.

The Gardens will have staff available around the clock to provide residents with comfort and leisure, across a full range of needs. Among the staff positions are the building director and a fulltime activities coordinator.

A groundbreaking ceremony for The Gardens is scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 17 at noon. The groundbreaking ceremony will include local leaders and partners in the project. Also attending will be owner and managing member of Vintage Living, Jim Angstman and local lending partners from Cherokee State Bank. The public is invited and welcome to attend.

In the months to follow an informational meeting will be offered to inform interested residents on details of The Gardens. For more information feel free to contact Melissa Reed at 712-225-2999.

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