Hoosier Village expansion under way


John Koontz of Hoosier Village gives a tour of the Memory Support Center. (Submitted photo)

Hoosier Village, 9875 Cherryleaf Dr., is expanding into a state-of-the-art community that will appeal to the lifestyle of the aging baby boomer generation.

On May 22, local leaders and media were given a hardhat tour of a new, $32-million expansion of the 300-acre Hoosier Village campus. The 20,000-square-foot Community Center, now completed, is the first major step in the expansion.

“Completion of the Community Center signals not only a key milestone for the construction project, but a symbol of today’s senior, who wants to stay active,” said Sally Keenan, executive director of Hoosier Village.

“Today’s seniors are planners, and they want to continue to make their own decisions,” she said. “Many like the peace of mind that comes from knowing a change in their life situations won’t require a major move.”

The Community Center includes a 30-foot-by-57-foot indoor pool, a fully equipped fitness center, a spa for massages, an art studio, classroom space and multiple exercise rooms for classes such as ballroom dance and yoga.

Phase one of the expansion also includes a Memory Support Center.That offshoot is licensed for residential care and implements design and program concepts from current research on Alzheimer’s disease and other memory support. It offers 36 private accommodations and a residential environment with a variety of common living spaces.

The expansion adds 50 new permanent jobs and 125 workers during construction. Phase two of the project includes Hawthorn Hall, a unit featuring 100 modern apartments and multiple venues for dining.

“As our community ages, the amenities (at Hoosier Village) allow residents to stay in surroundings they’re familiar with,” said Town Manager Ed Mitro. “Zionsville is fortunate to have Hoosier Village.”

“At Hoosier Village we never stop improving,” added Keenan. “Building on our tradition of success, we’re reinventing our community with many new opportunities for a rewarding retirement lifestyle.”