Signature luxury senior community. Founded in 1985 by Bill Kaplan with a vision to create housing options for seniors to live full, enriching lives in communities where they could socialize with friends. That first community three decades ago. The Breakers at Edgewater Beach, was built on Sheridan Road in Chicago. It was a revolution in independent living that forever changed the perception of senior communities. Since then, Senior Lifestyle has continued to be a leader in senior care that, at its heart, is about respect and valuing individuals.