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CHICAGO—Charter Senior Living and DMK Development Group are to partner for the development of their next senior living community.

DMK Development Group has secured approximately 5 acres of land for purchase in Paducah, Ky. Pending final approvals, construction could start as soon as fall 2021 with completion as early as winter 2022.

“We are pleased to be part of this exciting new project,” said Keven J. Bennema, CEO of Charter Senior Living. We saw an opportunity to not only extend our mission and culture, but to expand upon what we do best as an organization—provide exceptional resident care, support and services to senior adults while also being the employer of choice in each market we serve. We also understand the needs of families, and we have been able to develop unique services and programs that have enhanced the lives of thousands of seniors and look forward to operating is this new market.”

The new community will feature 56 assisted living and 25 memory care apartments in a mixture of studio, one- and two-bedroom suites. Amenities include a full-service bistro, multiple dining areas with an on-site chef, an activity room, a beauty and barber salon, library, and a fitness center. Outside, seniors and their guests can enjoy landscaped courtyards, a putting green, lush gardens, and more. The project will represent a total community investment of $14 million and create over 200 construction jobs, as well as 60 to 70 permanent jobs once the community is open.

“We identified a growing need in the Paducah market for a senior community that will provide quality, hospitality-based senior care without giving up the luxuries of home,” commented David Kitchen, founder and CEO of DMK Development Group. “The innovative design and hospitality- oriented care of our communities give aging Americans what they want today – more services, amenities and the attention they deserve. Our partnership with an outstanding family-owned, dedicated team like Charter Senior Living is an exciting collaboration towards continuing their mission to enhance the human spirit.”

About Charter Senior Living

Based in Chicago, Charter Senior Living is a caring and compassionate leader within the senior living industry. A family-owned business with an executive team with more than 100 combined years in the senior housing industry. Through Charter’s personalized services and dedicated to the preservation of the legacies of their residents, as well as commitment to their associates allows Charter to live their mission of enhancing the human spirit of residents, their families, and associates.

Whether it’s a new development, expansion, or repositioning of an existing community, Charter specializes in the growth of senior living communities with the depth and breadth of experience to handle the everyday details and nuances of developing, building, and growing occupancy to capacity of a senior living community. Charter manages 18 senior living communities, offering independent living, assisted living, and memory care services. For more information, visit

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