Ovation by Avamere is accepting reservations for its first senior living campus in Nebraska, expected to open in west Omaha in autumn 2020.

The active lifestyle village, a two-building campus called Ovation Heartwood Preserve, will be part of the 500-acre Heartwood Preserve at 144th and Pacific Streets. The master plan for that development includes parks, walking paths, retail, restaurants, office space and 2,000 housing units of various sizes and styles.

Ovation's developer, Avamere Family of Companies, is bringing 300 independent senior living, assisted living and memory care residential units to its campus. The newly opened Reservation Showroom in the Pepperwood Village shopping plaza offers a preview of the complex, inside and out.

“Our new Reservation Showroom is an opportunity for people to experience what living at Ovation has to offer,” says Ryan Haller, chief development officer for Avamere. “I grew up in Omaha, so it’s important to me that we deliver an unparalleled combination of innovation, service, amenities, wellness, culinary arts and technology.”

A visit to the showroom includes a hands-on demonstration of the K4 Connect smart technology in each residential unit. In addition to controlling lights and heating and air, the system allows residents to chat with friends down the hall, schedule services, order meals and communicate instantly with family through a downloadable app.

“Omaha is a growing senior-lifestyle hamlet. We look forward to Ovation’s progress on the Heartland Preserve campus as they join regional colleagues in active, engaged senior-living place-making,” says David G. Brown, president and CEO of the Greater Omaha Chamber.

“We selected Omaha for an Ovation campus because we believe the market currently under-serves the needs of active seniors,” says Haller. Omaha is a wonderful community filled with robust arts and entertainment options. Ovation is an opportunity for people to get involved and enjoy all that life in Nebraska has to offer.”

The name comes from a belief that "everyone is looking for an ovation for their life’s work and purpose,” says Haller. “Within these walls are places to live, thrive, invent, volunteer and innovate. Ovation will help people enjoy a healthy quality of life as they grow older, including fitness, social interactions and community involvement."

The campus will have multiple restaurants, including 1863 Fine Dining, which honors the year the transcontinental railroad broke ground near modern-day Omaha. For casual dining, there's Miller’s @ Omaha and the Peony Park Bistro.

The West Building will include Lorraine’s, a teaching kitchen to share recipes, techniques and the joy of cooking. “I love that it’s named after our founder’s grandmother, Lorraine Miller, who was an inspiration to him and all of us,” says Haller.

Residents will have a concierge service and access to a rooftop deck, business center, theater room, Quik Pik convenience store, Starbucks coffee shop and landscaped courtyards. The community also will have a pool and wellness center with yoga and tai chai classes and a personal trainer.

The first 20 people to reserve residential units will be part of the Ovation Club an a host of exclusive perks and gifts, including an iPad and a catered welcome dinner for up to 20 guests.

"We already have some reservations," Haller says.


The Ovation Heartwood Preserve Reservation Showroom573 N. 155th Plaza, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and by appointment evenings and Sundays. For more information, contact Ovation at 402-999-7900 or email heartwoodpreserve@ovationbyavamere.com

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