Cedarhurst breaks ground on $14 million project on Old Jacksonville Road

Cedarhurst of Springfield Assisted Living and Memory Care broke ground last week at 3520 Old Jacksonville Road, located adjacent to Memorial Health System’s Koke Mill Medical Center and the Orthopedic Center of Central Illinois. The $14 million senior living community is scheduled to open in early 2019.

Cedarhurst of Springfield will feature 52 assisted living apartments along with 27 private, dedicated memory care suites.  There will be a variety of room sizes and price ranges, along with multiple levels of care. The community will feature restaurant-style dining, a movie theater, salon, outdoor courtyards with walking paths and gardens, a four-seasons lounge, a pond with a fishing dock, exercise room and a full-service therapy center. Cedarhurst residents will also have transportation to medical appointments, as well as social and recreational events.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to serve even more seniors and their families in Central Illinois,” said Joshua Jennings, CEO of Dover Development, the developer of the project. “Our company is focused on providing comfortable, safe environments for seniors to call home. Springfield is a natural fit for our next senior community,” he said.

Cedarhust Senior Living is based out of St. Louis, Missouri, and has multiple locations throughout the Midwest. The nearest location to Springfield is Cedarhurst of Jacksonville, which opened in 2016.

In addition to assisted living, Cedarhurst of Springfield will offer dedicated, secure memory care apartments for residents with Alzheimer’s or other dementia.

“We pride ourselves in being a mission-driven organization. We work hard to enrich our residents’ lives with our unique approach to care, and we have fun doing it,” said Josh Stevens, president of Cedarhurst Living. “We aim to provide more than just another place to live; we strive to create an environment that fosters excitement and new friendships. That’s why our residents often refer to themselves as part of the ‘Cedarhurst Family.’”

Cedarhurst of Springfield is being developed by Dover Development, a company based in Clayton, Missouri, that focuses on senior housing and health care developments. Brahms Construction, a full-service construction management firm, also based in Clayton, Missouri, is the construction manager.