About Assisted Living in Chicago, IL
Chicago, known as the Windy City, is located in Cook County. Chicago is active, vibrant and exciting, but it is also authentic, self-reliant and successful. Chicago is rich in architecture, loves all things scientific, is artistically minded and just plain fun. With two downtown areas—the Loop and North Michigan Avenue—Chicago has over 5,500 restaurants and 552 parks. Chicago is a major transportation hub with two airports, a freight rail hub, bus service and commuter rails, so getting around is fast and convenient.
Residents love their sports teams, which include the baseball Cubs and White Sox, the Chicago Blackhawks hockey club, Chicago Bears football, in addition to soccer, roller derby and fast-pitch softball.
What to Expect
Assisted living communities offer varied services and amenities, including:
- Daily meals and snacks, accommodating special dietary needs
- Housekeeping and laundry
- Daily activities that encourage friendships, maintain wellness and promote independence
- Private apartments with kitchenettes, full baths and wheelchair-accessible showers, individual climate controls and emergency alert systems
- Common areas with a fireplace, atrium, arts and crafts area, library, computer room with Internet access, beauty salon and barber shop, piano and organ, game room and TV lounge
- Outdoor areas with walking paths, raised gardening beds and shaded seating
- Pet-friendly communities that welcome dogs, cats, birds and fish
Senior-Friendly Neighborhoods in Chicago, IL
Village of Oak Park – Just west of Chicago, Oak Park is an idyllic community on the shore of Lake Michigan. Cycling is popular in the tree-lined streets of this neighborhood and along the Grand Illinois Trail. Oak Park was home to Frank Lloyd Wright, Ernest Hemingway, Bob Newhart and Betty White, so many homes are preserved in a historical district. Oak Park features numerous parks, including one for your dog, theater, music, dance and fine arts, so filling up idle hours is never a problem.
Edgewater Beach – On the North Shore of Lake Michigan, this closely knit, near-magical community gives you access to beaches, strolls along tree-lined streets, boutique shopping, a diverse population and a high walkability score that keeps you healthy. Edgewater Beach offers the prettiest commute downtown via the train or express bus down Lake Shore Drive.
Central Station – Located on the near south side of Chicago, this community brings suburban living to the heart of the city in an elegant and graceful presentation. Once the home of rail yards and warehouses, Central Station has transformed into an eye-catching lakefront community of luxury townhomes, high-rise condos, apartments, wide tree-lined boulevards, with plenty of recreational opportunities and open spaces.
Activities for Seniors in Chicago, IL
In addition to a lively sports scene, lots of outdoor recreational activities and a multitude of museums, residents love visiting the Navy Pier complex, which includes the Shedd Aquarium, dozens of restaurants, rides and restaurants. With 26 miles of lakefront property, fishing, boating, swimming and festivals fill the hours effortlessly.
Finding Assisted Living in Chicago, IL
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