Developer hosts meetings about moving into new senior community

Construction progresses at Tennyson Senior Living. Photo by Independent Living, Inc.

By Sue Berg
Independent Living, Inc.

Dozens of Northsiders and others interested in a new senior living community near Warner Park are getting some of their questions answered now.

Small group meetings for prospective residents are being hosted while construction progresses on Tennyson Senior Living Community. At the meetings, participants are learning about timelines, floor plans, fees and more. Leading the meetings is Tennyson Project Development Director Rita Giovannoni.

“A letter of invitation was mailed in December to everyone on the interest list for Tennyson,” Giovannoni said. “We planned 12 meetings in January alone to talk about occupancy in the assisted living and memory care building. This is the building that will open first, and we anticipate it will be around August of this year.”

Most meetings are being held at Maple Bluff Village Hall, with more meetings planned in March and April for those interested in the assisted living and memory care residences. “If someone would like to come to a meeting, please call 274-7900 to register. Seating is limited to small groups, which has an advantage because it gives everyone a better opportunity to ask questions,” Giovannoni said. For people interested in the independent apartments in the future five-story residence, meetings will be held later in 2018.

Giovannoni is the main contact for people interested in becoming the first employees at Tennyson Senior Living. Up to 40 new jobs will be created, including Community Director, Health and Wellness Center Manager, Leasing Manager, Programs Manager, Chef and Kitchen Staff, Wait Staff/Cashiers, Registered Nurse, Certified Nursing Assistants, Activities Coordinator, Maintenance and Housekeeping Staff and Health and Wellness Center Staff (Physical Therapist, Physical Therapy/Aqua Therapy Assistants, Yoga/Tai Chi Instructors and Massage Therapist).

Anyone interested in these jobs is encouraged to contact Giovannoni at 274-7900 or email

Tennyson Senior Living Community is transforming the landscape at 1936 Tennyson Lane. At press time, construction crews were working through frigid temperatures encasing the skeletal bones — the structural steel — of the four-story assisted living and memory care building. “Barring bad weather, by late February the walls, floors and roof will be in place,” Giovannoni said. Independent Living, Inc. is the developer and will manage the property.