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New Affordable Assisted Living Facility In Peoria’s Southside

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Groundbreaking of GateWay at River City Living Facility

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, September 2, 2015 for GateWay at River City, a 106-apartment affordable assisted living community for adults with physical disabilities. The $21 million development will be located on property at the corner of W. Romeo B. Garrett Ave. and N. Richard Pryor Pl.

“We are thrilled to begin construction of a community that will offer residents the opportunity to live in their own private apartment and receive the personal assistance they need to maintain their independence,” says Dave Cocagne of Vermilion Development, the Chicago-based company that is developing the GateWay at River City community.

GateWay will operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program so it will be able to serve adults of virtually all incomes, including individuals on Medicaid. Adults with physical disabilities who are 22 to 64 years of age at the time of move-in will be eligible for residency.

The community will be operated by Gardant Management Solutions. The company, which is based in Bradley, Illinois, is the largest provider of assisted living in the state. “Our focus is on providing residents with the Love, Compassion and Dignity they deserve as well as the help that they need,” says Rod Burkett, President and CEO of Gardant.

Each of the apartments will feature kitchenettes and spacious bathrooms with showers and grab bars. Residents will be able to furnish and decorate their apartment to their taste. Three meals a day, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services. Residents also will benefit from all of the opportunities that will be available to enjoy the companionship of friends and neighbors and participate in social, recreational and educational activities.

For further information, call Gardant at 815-935-1992.