Timbers staff holding champagne at the 20th anniversary celebration

The Timbers celebrates 20 years of service and caring for seniors in Will County

Timbers 20th Anniversary Logo

The Timbers of Shorewood celebrated 20 years of senior living in the greater Will County area with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, October 13. Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, Will County Executive, joined the celebration and provided a certificate of recognition.

Located at 1100 N. River Road in Shorewood, The Timbers provides senior living in the form of independent living and assisted living. The rental retirement community has 186 one- and two-bedroom apartments and a full schedule of activities and services.

“We’ve been serving seniors for two decades in the Joliet area,” said Kevin Young, executive director of the Timbers of Shorwood. “To celebrate, we had a ribbon cutting and a champagne toast with members of the Chamber of Commerce. Thank you to all our wonderful residents, family members, staff, and the entire community for a fantastic 20 years. Here’s to many more.”

Other local executives and dignitaries in attendance were Aaron Klima, Shorewood Village Administrator; Joe Baltz, Troy Township Supervisor; and Tasha Marsaglia, the Executive Director or the Plainfield Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce. Mary Rossio from Lightways Hospice provided a basket for a raffle. 

Timbers of Shorewood History

The Timbers of Shorewood began with the vision of two friends, both military veterans, who wanted to create active retirement living in a community that would stand apart from others in both service and spirit. The Timbers has become more than a senior living community in the two decades since it welcomed its first residents. Prior to COVID, it was a communal center for groups and organizations from the surrounding community.

William DeWoskin and Manny Kramer built and own The Timbers. The long-time partners own and operate several retirement and assisted living communities in multiple states. Through a combined 80 years of experience, DeWoskin and Kramer know how to create a secure and enjoyable place to live. The partners bring unparalleled interest and commitment to The Timbers. They do not manage from afar; rather, they live locally and visit The Timbers often.

Situated on ten acres in Shorewood, The Timbers serves the burgeoning southwestern Will County communities including Shorewood, Joliet, Plainfield, Lockport, Bolingbrook, New Lenox, Frankfort, Morris, Naperville, Mokena, Romeoville, Manhattan, Channahon, Minooka, Elwood, and Wilmington.

Residents of the Timbers range in age from 62 to over 100 years old. Approximately 65 percent of the current residents live in the independent apartments, while 35 percent reside in the assisted living units.

“A key component that makes our community successful is the longevity of staff members and support of the local owners,” said Young. “Many corporate-owned communities are managed by executives located thousands of miles away. Our consistency of local leadership and long-term managers provide unmatched stability and support for the community.”

About the Timbers of Shorewood

The Timbers of Shorewood Senior Living is a rental retirement community that provides senior independent living and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents whose needs may change are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate and compassionate care. Furnished apartments are also available for short-term stays.

For more information about the Timbers call 815-609-0669.

20th Anniversary Photos

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