Chatelaine Residences: The Finest 55+ Apartments in Lincoln

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Welcome to Chatelaine Residences, the finest senior apartment community in Lincoln.

The elegant 55+ community offers a variety of distinctive one, two, and three-bedroom apartment homes. Individual apartments feature high-end amenities such as cozy fireplaces, oversized closets, and elegant vaulted ceilings. Residents of Chatelaine can take advantage of our active community with a fully-equipped fitness center, a newly remodeled great room, and secure temperature controlled underground parking. Conveniently located next to the beautiful Holmes Lake Recreation Area, Chatelaine Residences is centrally located in the heart of Lincoln, providing easy access to shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.

Eric Breashears, the property manager at Chatelaine Residences (www.lincolnseniorlife.com), is a lifelong Lincoln resident. Eric started his career with Krueger Development in July of 2010 in the maintenance department and moved to property manager at Chatelaine in August of 2014. He has known the Krueger family for most of his life, even working with Rick Krueger during the summers while in high school. Eric is married to his wife Jeannette of 26 years, who he has known since grade school, and they have raised two sons; Eli, 21, who is currently attending The University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Isaac, 18, who is a senior in high school. Just this March Eric turned 52, joking that he’s “still not old enough to move in.”

Though he won’t be moving in anytime soon, a joy of the job for Eric is helping with and partaking in the numerous communal activities of the residents. Many of the activities – bingo, bridge group, book club, genealogy discussion group and other various card and domino groups – are for the most part initiated and run by the tenants. Eric helps to coordinate a catered dinner for residents every other month or so and holds Friday morning gatherings with coffee and fresh doughnuts from Conroy’s Bakery. The Friday morning gathering is where Eric shares announcements for the upcoming week such as fire alarm tests, parking garage cleanings or when furnace filters and smoke detector batteries will need changing. This is also a time when he sometimes invites healthcare providers to share brief presentations of their services or local authorities to talk about potential dangers or scams currently targeting the residents’ age demographic.

More than anything, Eric values the rich life stories that he often hears from the residents. One of the more interesting tales he heard was from a WWII veteran who was on a destroyer in the Pacific. Toward the end of the war, his ship was contacted by the Japanese to pick up an American pilot who had been captured. The Japanese wanted to hand the pilot back to US forces, so the destroyer headed to the harbor where he could be picked up. Upon arrival to the island, the destroyer pulled into the harbor. The WWII veteran said they had the entire crew lining the deck of the ship and that the hills surrounding the harbor were filled with Japanese soldiers. Needless to say, things were a little tense while they waited for the American soldier to be loaded. To make things even worse, the captain of the destroyer asked the pilot if he was able to destroy his airplane, to keep the Japanese from examining our technology. The pilot replied that he did not have a way to destroy his plane. With no hesitation, the captain gave him a grenade and ordered him to go back and blow up the airplane. With everyone watching, Americans and Japanese, the pilot took the grenade to his airplane, pulled the pin and threw it into the cockpit. The airplane was destroyed. Once the pilot was back on board, the destroyer pulled out of the harbor and set out to sea…“at full speed.”

An absolutely wonderful community to be a part of, Eric and Krueger Development are proud to manage Chatelaine Residences.

For more information on leasing availability, contact Eric Breashears at 6201 Normal Boulevard, (402) 486-4165 or chatelaine@neb.rr.com.

 

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