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A New Vision of Senior Living

Illuminus is planning for an entirely new kind of senior living in the Madison area – The Cesta. We invite you to learn more about our vision for an exceptional Life Plan Community designed specifically for active, independent seniors, located in the heart of the multigenerational Terravessa neighborhood.

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

The Cesta will be located in the heart of Terravessa, a multigenerational neighborhood in Fitchburg located at the crossroad of Country Road MM and Lacy Road. Here everyday interactions - from volunteering at Forest Edge Elementary School, to neighborhood concerts, to evening strolls along the nearby bike path – will inspire rewarding connections between generations.

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Eco-conscious from the start

The Cesta is proud to be part of the Terravessa neighborhood, and its emphasis on sustainability, active recreation and quality landscape and building design. Of the 248 acres that make up the neighborhood, nearly half have been designated as undeveloped open space.

Bikers, runners and walkers will enjoy easy access to the Capitol City State Trail, and find themselves a 20-minute bike ride to the Capitol Square. A Madison BCycle station is in place directly across the street from our property.

A crown jewel of the neighborhood is the nationally-recognized, “net-zero energy” Forest Edge Elementary School, named a 2023 US Department of Education Green Ribbon School and part of the highly-regarded Oregon School District.

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

It's time to retire from home maintenance and yardwork

We believe being a part of a community provides opportunities to make meaningful connections, explore new hobbies and learn. So go on, pursue whatever matters most to you. We’ll take care of everything else.

One- and two-bedroom floor plan options ranging from 850 – 1,550 square feet will offer plenty of space and a variety of thoughtful layouts. And by joining our Charter Club, you’ll position yourself to choose from a number of pre-selected finishes and upgrades for your apartment home.

The Cesta will offer:

  • Apartment homes with ample storage and popular features including walk-in closets, linen closets in bathrooms, side-by-side washers and dryers, patios and balconies, and additional on-floor storage
  • Highly-desirable campus amenities including restaurant-style dining, underground parking, outdoor courtyards, a fitness center, and a beauty salon and spa
  • Convenient services and amenities including a flexible meal plan, utilities, cable TV, housekeeping, heated underground parking, and maintenance inside and out
  • A variety of onsite social opportunities promoting community, lifelong learning, health and well-being
  • Access to a personal emergency response system for peace-of-mind
  • Neighborhood-wide programming, such as art fairs, farmer’s markets and community concerts
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Assisted Living & Memory Care

Here when you need it

While The Cesta is designed specifically for active, independent seniors, you’ll enjoy peace of mind knowing there is an array of campus amenities and additional care levels available onsite if needed.

Should you experience a temporary health setback or reach a point where you need additional support with everyday tasks, rest easy knowing you’ll be surrounded by support options ranging from in-home services to priority access to assisted living and memory care.

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.