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Hoosier Village Adds Cedarwood Assisted Living Apartments

Writer / Shelly Sack
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Hoosier VillageHoosier Village Senior Living Community is growing once again, with the addition of 80 one- and two-bedroom units in the Cedarwood Assisted Living Apartments development. Opening in February, the Cedarwood apartments are already half reserved due to the considerable interest around the community in the development’s style of housing, according to Nancy Jones, vice president of sales and marketing.

Potential residents are seeking a taste of the high life, and responding to the luxury design touches offered in the brand-new apartment property.

“We just can’t believe the enthusiasm and are clearly meeting a need with what folks are looking for,” Jones says.

The Cedarwood offers more than condominium-style homes in a large floor plan, with a focus on large windows to maximize lighting, housekeeping, full-size kitchens, closets and storage, in-unit laundry, and high-end finishes.

Hoosier Village leaders chose local firms for the $20 million project, which took just under one and a half years to complete. Cedarwood was designed by Indianapolis-based arcDESIGN and constructed by Meyer Najem, headquartered in Fishers. The three-story building with a two-story lobby seamlessly blends with Hoosier Village aesthetics.

“The building itself is larger than many residential communities,” Jones says.

She says target residents, aged 62 and up, aren’t ready to compromise with small spaces and still need entertaining areas. Cedarwood is also well-suited for couples with one person perhaps in need of assistance. Such help is provided by Hoosier Village’s nursing staff, allowing the significant other to avoid the added stress of a caretaker role.

One of the biggest benefits of Hoosier Village is that as a resident’s physical health changes, supportive care services can be added, eliminating the need to move to another facility onsite.

Nearly 600 seniors call Hoosier Village home, the majority of whom live in the five independent-living residential neighborhoods onsite. The complex is made up of duplexes, cottages and apartments that offer maintenance-free living for active seniors. More than 100 more individuals live in the assisted-living buildings, and the rest of the residents are in the Memory Care and Health Center.

Hoosier VillageHoosier Village’s 400 acres offer amenities including an onsite post office and grocery, eateries like the Green Onion Café and the Roosevelts, walking trails, stocked ponds, two dog parks, a library, an indoor pool, pickleball and a fitness center.

Jones says the location is desirable, less than one mile from downtown Zionsville and close to the city limits of Indianapolis.

Hoosier Village has deep roots, beginning in 1904 as a 185-acre land donation to Boone County for an orphanage and school founded on Baptist faith principles. In 1952, as the state moved to foster placement programs, leaders at the property adjusted to focus on senior care, and it became Hoosier Village four years later. It is maintained by BHI Senior Living, whose name stems from its beginnings as Baptist Homes of Indiana. The name formally changed to BHI in 2011.

Though its origins stem from the Baptist faith, Hoosier Village welcomes residents of all faiths, denominations and backgrounds.

While construction is completed, those interested in learning more about Cedarwood can schedule a virtual tour with a marketing team member who will do a live walk-through and answer questions.

“We welcome people to drive through the campus, schedule a virtual tour, and when it’s completed, show people through in person,” Jones says.

Regarding community costs, there are monthly rental plans and continuing-care options.

“We have experienced tremendous growth, and for the future we’re evaluating what we believe the future customers will be interested in,” Jones says.

Hoosier Village has an “A” rating on Angie’s List, a website that offers ratings on service providers.

Hoosier Village’s main entrance is located off of Zionsville Road, north of West 96th Street, at 9875 Cherryleaf Drive in Indianapolis. For more info and to schedule a tour, visit hoosiervillage.com.

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