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The Moorings of Arlington Heights Pursues Expansion Project, Creating More Independent Living Residences

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill.The Moorings of Arlington Heights, a Presbyterian Homes community, has provided high-quality living options for older adults in the Greater Chicago area for more than 50 years. As a response to increased market demand for more Independent Living residences that offer a LifeCare contract, The Moorings is pursuing an expansion of their community, which is anticipated to be completed in 2027.

“Presbyterian Homes is continually assessing and reacting to the changing landscape in senior living, ensuring we are adapting to the current wants and needs of older adults,” shared Nadim Abi-Antoun, President & CEO of Presbyterian Homes. “That mindset is a central reason why this proposed expansion is so important. It’s part of our long-term plans to serve more older adults in the community and remain a positive presence now and for many years to come. This expansion will be a vital component of a renewal of the community and a continued affirmation of The Moorings’ commitment to help older adults live better, longer.”

The Moorings proposed expansion project includes a new 70-unit Independent Living building with underground resident parking, a renewal plan of the dining spaces and common areas of the current Independent Living building, and a renovated entrance that will unify the community. It is anticipated they will break ground in 2026.

Partnering with The Moorings on the proposed expansion are Perkins Eastman, a global architecture and design firm; Plante Moran Living Forward, a business and financial advisory firm; The Lakota Group, land planning consultants; Skender construction firm; and other consultants. Presbyterian Homes has been working closely with many stakeholders and the Village of Arlington Heights on this project. This has included town halls and intimate group conversations with current residents as well as prospective residents and neighbors in the surrounding area. A full communications plan has been developed and will be implemented to ensure ongoing clear and timely communication as this project advances.

“This expansion is a win-win for seniors, their families, and the Greater Chicago area,” remarked Mark Havrilka, CFO of Presbyterian Homes. “This project is a major investment for our organization and will create new employment opportunities for many in the area throughout the duration of the construction, in addition to the long-term positive economic impact on the community as a whole after construction is completed.”

As a not-for-profit organization, Presbyterian Homes supports residents and associates in diverse ways. The Geneva Foundation, which serves as the philanthropic arm of Presbyterian Homes, provides more than $4 million of annual charitable and additional capital support with programs and services that are funded to respond to the needs of residents and associates at all community locations.

With robust programming, diverse opportunities for engagement, a full continuum of care, and a reputation for providing seniors peace of mind as their needs may change, The Moorings of Arlington Heights is proud of their strong history and proud to be able to move forward with this proposed expansion to serve more seniors.

Those who are interested in becoming a resident in the new building can become a Charter Member, which provides the first choice of residence floor plan, location and view. More information can be found at TheMooringsOfArlingtonHeights.org.

About Presbyterian Homes:

With a 120-year legacy, Presbyterian Homes is a mission-driven, not-for-profit family of senior living communities that has stood the test of time. Both foundationally and financially strong, Presbyterian Homes’ commitment to serving Chicagoland’s older adults is rooted in the belief that a purposeful, engaging and secure lifestyle is what residents and their families deserve. The resort-style living in the communities allows residents and staff to experience a remarkable and well-deserved lifestyle full of amenities. The full continuum of person-centered healthcare services offered, along with a tenured roster of dedicated associates, ensure that Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation, and Respite Care all provide an inimitable lifestyle for residents.

As a not-for-profit community Presbyterian Homes is able to respond to the desired lifestyle that older adults are seeking during retirement and accommodate the needs of residents through a continuum of healthcare services, along with providing financial philanthropic support when needed. With a discerning focus on innovation and adaptation, Presbyterian Homes’ progressive mindset affirms its relevance, ensuring the solid ground on which the organization has been built will remain for many years to come.