Press Release: Senior Lifestyle Corporation Announces Ribbon Cutting at the Sheridan at River Forest

April 12, 2021
CONTACT: Jill Haushalter, 414-704-6614 |

Construction Underway for Best-In-Class Assisted Living and Memory Care Community

CHICAGO – (April 12, 2021) – Senior Lifestyle Corporation is excited to announce the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting for The Sheridan at River Forest, Wednesday, April 28th. Senior Lifestyle Corporation is an industry-leading owner, operator and developer of senior living communities. This is a partnership with Kaufman Jacobs, a Chicago-based privately held real estate investment firm. Construction on The Sheridan at River Forest began on September 30, 2019.

“As a long-time resident of Oak Park, I am thrilled to introduce the Sheridan at River Forest because it brings something unique to this community – a beautiful, homelike environment with all the comforts and amenities of a new construction, but with the experience and stability that Senior Lifestyle offers through its decades as a leader in the senior living industry. We look forward to making a positive impact on the Oak Park/River Forest area by brightening and enriching the lives of those we serve,” said Executive Director Amanda Gosnell.

The Sheridan at River Forest features 91 assisted living apartment homes, as well as 34 memory care residences developed specifically to support those with Alzheimer’s, dementia, and other memory-impairing illnesses. Designed to create an atmosphere in which residents can enjoy living in the beautiful River Forest neighborhood, the building includes top-tier amenities such as a bar and bistro dining option with pizza oven, dining and living rooms, spacious apartments, a physical therapy studio, an onsite hair salon, a fitness studio, a landscaped rooftop patio, and onsite covered parking.

“The Village of River Forest goes above and beyond to support the needs of its seniors (especially those suffering from some form of dementia). Their extraordinary efforts have led to River Forest’s recognition as a “Dementia Friendly Community” by Dementia Friendly America,” said Robert Gawronski, Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at Senior Lifestyle. “With 33 of its 125 apartments specifically designed to serve residents in need of memory care, The Sheridan at River Forest will help fulfill the Village’s goal of expanding the available dementia care resources in town while also offering high quality housing and care options for seniors in need of assisted living.”

The Sheridan at River Forest will reflects the modern, urban feel of the neighborhood with nods to the Frank Lloyd Wright House located just three blocks from the community. In addition to providing a range of assisted living and memory care accommodations to meet the housing needs of River Forest’s growing senior population, The Sheridan at River Forest will also create more than 100 new jobs in the community. The retirement community sits on 1.5 acres of land on the corner of Chicago and Harlem, just blocks from Chicago’s public transit system.

For more information about this community or to reserve a place on the growing wait list, visit or call (708) 247-0130.


About Senior Lifestyle Corporation
Senior Lifestyle, founded in 1985, is a privately-held, owner-operator and developer of seniors housing communities. With a portfolio of more than 100 communities located throughout the United States, Senior Lifestyle offers independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing for the luxury, moderate and affordable segments. Senior Lifestyle has been routinely recognized as a leader in the delivery of innovative programs and hospitality services for all levels of care. Senior Lifestyle was awarded JD Power’s highest ranked in customer satisfaction for assisted living and memory care. For more information, visit

About Kaufman Jacobs
Kaufman Jacobs (“KJ”) is a privately held real estate investment firm dating back to 1947. Headquartered in Chicago, KJ and its affiliated entities own and manage more than 2.8 million square feet of real estate investments across the US. Product types under management include office, industrial, retail, seniors housing, and speculative land development.

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