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A New Vision of Senior Living

Illuminus is bringing an entirely new kind of senior living to the Madison area, The Cesta. We invite you to discover our vision of a truly enjoyable place to live that supports your choices and connects you to others.

You might wonder, why The Cesta? The Cesta is a nod to our Moravian roots in the Czech Republic. The name translates to ‘journey’ or ‘path' in Czech. The look and feel of the logo are inspired by the stars and constellations above, which people have used to navigate their journeys for centuries. It is inspired by all who are connected here. From employees to residents to the families who join us, we are here for the journey. We are on this path together, lit by the stars above us, and the light in our hearts.

Interconnected and inspired

Our new senior living community will be part of Terravessa, a multigenerational neighborhood in Fitchburg located at the crossroad of County Road MM and Lacy Road. Here, everyday interactions, from volunteering at Forest Edge elementary school to walking your dog to casual conversations at community barbecues, will inspire rewarding connections between the generations.

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Eco-conscious from the start

With an eye on sustainable living, we’re embracing eco-friendly design, from permeable alleyways and terrace rain gardens to a walkable neighborhood, possible car sharing program, farmer’s market and more.
If you enjoy the outdoors, you’ll find so much to love. You can gather with friends on the rooftop patio, play bocce ball in the courtyard and try tai chi in the meditation garden. With acres of parkland, open spaces and recreational trails, you can walk, bike and picnic until your heart’s content.

Thoughtfully innovative

Our fresh, sophisticated design blends beautifully into its natural surroundings. Inside, you’ll enjoy features and amenities that complement your modern lifestyle — for starters, a bistro café, multi-purpose space and fitness center as well as underground parking. As a Life Plan Community, we’ll offer health services on-site so you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re truly prepared for the future.

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Independent Living

Incredibly easy, delightfully guilt-free

Go on, pursue whatever matters most to you. We’ll take care of everything. Choose your favorite floor plan, ranging from 700 - 1800 square feet, and personalize it to fit.

  • Popular “new home” design elements including walk-in closets, linen closet in bathrooms, kitchen pantry, side-by-side washer/dryer and patio/balcony options
  • Highly desirable amenities including restaurant-style dining, underground parking, outdoor gardens and gathering areas, fitness center, beauty salon/spa, convenience shop and library
  • Convenient services including monthly dining credit, bi-weekly housekeeping and linen laundry service, interior/exterior maintenance, groundskeeping/snow removal, scheduled transportation,personal trainer and a full range of on-site opportunities and social opportunities promoting life long learning, health and well-being
  • Personal emergency response system to enhance your sense of security
  • Enriching lifestyle as part of the multigenerational Terravessa community, including shared recreational and social opportunities
  • Environmentally conscious design throughout the community
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Assisted Living & Memory Care

Coming Soon to The Cesta

If you need a little help with everyday tasks such as bathing, dressing and managing medications, our Assisted Living will be the perfect fit. You tell us what you need and we’ll provide the right amount of support to ensure your day goes smoothly.

Our specially designed memory residence will offer safe, comfortable living that welcomes friends and families. Our expert caregivers will encourage independence and self-confidence with nurturing activities, familiar routines and enduring compassion and understanding.

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Nikki, Director of Sales

Meet Nikki

Nikki Krueger, Director of Sales

Nikki Krueger has been the Director of Sales with The Cesta for almost two years. She believes the key to The Cesta is creating relationships first, the building will follow. Nikki loves being able to connect and guide the senior community through one of life's most difficult stages. With 10+ years of experience in the hospitality industry, she is proud to bring this vision to life, helping seniors find the best fit for their next adventure.

Nicole Rindy, Marketing Assistant

Meet Nicole

Nicole Rindy, Marketing Assistant

Nicole Rindy has been the Marketing Assistant for The Cesta since October 2022. She hopes to make you smile and feel welcome, whether it be at an exclusive Charter Member event or an introductory Shine & Dine. Coming from the mortgage industry, she may be new to the realm of senior living, but she is excited to be a guiding light during this pivotal time of senior’s lives.

Ready to discover more?

We’ll be happy to send you occasional updates on our plans, timeline and vision for this extraordinary next-generation senior living community.