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Pattie Doyle executive director for Brookdale PlazOlympiFields introduces new name for retirement community during ribbon-cutting ceremony June 5.  |

Pattie Doyle, executive director for Brookdale Plaza Olympia Fields, introduces the new name for the retirement community during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 5. | Nick Swedberg/For Sun-Times Media

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Updated: July 9, 2014 6:18AM



A retirement community that has been in Olympia Fields for 15 years is getting a new name — The Park at Olympia Fields now is Brookdale Plaza.

Community officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate the name change. It’s the third name for the area of about 200 apartments and townhouses that originally was known as Breakers.

Brookdale Senior Living Solutions has owned the development for several years, and the name change is happening across all of the company’s properties as part of a rebranding, said Patty Luessenhop, vice president of operations for Brookdale in the Chicago area.

The new name does not bring any change in the management or direction of the community, Luessenhop said.

During Thursday’s event, Olympia Fields Mayor Debbie Meyers-Martin proclaimed the day as “Brookdale Plaza Day” and said the area is more than a home for senior citizens.

It’s an integral part of the community’s life and a strong business partner, Meyers-Martin said, noting that Brookdale residents serve on village commissions and boards.

“It is just invaluable to the cohesiveness of our village,” she said.

Brookdale Senior Living Solutions runs 17 retirement communities in the Chicago area as well as others across the country.



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