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You know your family, A Place For Mom knows Independent Living. Our dedicated local Chicago, IL advisors have helped 20838 families make the right choice for their needs. Get full details, pricing and read 206 reviews of our hand-picked communities. Typically prices range from $1500 to $9750 per month.

Chicago, Illinois in Cook County offers the best of world-class museums, exciting entertainment, delicious food and unbelievable performance venues. There is a constant barrage of outdoor festivals and senior-friendly activities with a budgeted cost. From panoramic views of Lake Michigan to world-class shopping along the Magnificent Mile, Chicago is a captivating place to be. It also has an excellent public transportation system and conveniently located medical facilities. Seniors and their families have trusted independent living in Chicago for an exceptional retirement living experience. Residents have endless opportunities to be active and healthy in a secure environment. If you or your loved one are looking for a retirement community in the Chicago area, we are happy to help.

Senior housing types in Chicago, IL

  • The Clare
    The Clare
    55 East Pearson Street, Chicago, IL 60611
    (3)
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    The Clare rises as an integral part of downtown Chicago—with the blue of Lake Michigan at one hand, the proud skyline at the other and at its feet all you could ever desire for enrichment, excitement and fulfillment. This premiere retirement residence and the unique lifestyle it offers await...

  • Senior Suites of Central Station
    Senior Suites of Central Station
    1400 South Indiana Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
    (28)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

  • Walsh Park
    Walsh Park
    1734 N Paulina, Chicago, IL 60622
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    Distinguished Affordable Active Adult Living Walsh Park is a senior citizen independent living community where you can experience an enjoyable lifestyle in a convenient and pleasant setting.  You will be able to entertain old friends and relatives and make new friends through participation in...

  • Senior Suites of Bridgeport
    Senior Suites of Bridgeport
    2825 S Halstead St, Chicago, IL 60608
    (12)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

  • Brookdale Lake Shore Drive
    Brookdale Lake Shore Drive
    2960 North Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60657
    (20)
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    Brookdale Lake Shore Drive is located in the heart of Chicago, and almost every apartment has amazing views of Lake Michigan or the Chicago skyline. We offer both independent living and assisted living that can be customized to suit your needs. Our location guarantees plenty of activities including...

  • Brookdale Lake View
    Brookdale Lake View
    3121 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60657
    (47)
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    Brookdale Lake View is an independent and assisted living community located near Lincoln Park in Chicago. Our beautiful residential neighborhood provides residents with the opportunity for leisurely strolls to local restaurants and shops. We also provide transportation into the city for appointments...

  • Renaissance Saint Luke
    Renaissance Saint Luke
    1501 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657
    (1)
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    Seniors age 55 and better enjoy a vibrant lifestyle at Renaissance Saint Luke. Our convenient Lincoln, Belmont, Ashland location is just across the street from the huge new Whole Foods store, and serviced by Belmont/Ashland bus lines. We're close to all of the attractions of West Lakeview, an...

  • Senior Suites of New City
    Senior Suites of New City
    4845 South Western Avenue, Chicago, IL 60609
    (6)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

  • The Selfhelp Home
    The Selfhelp Home
    908 W. Argyle Street, Chicago, IL 60640
    (4)
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    The Selfhelp Home is an active and engaging not-for-profit senior living community designed to accommodate the needs of elderly Jewish residents throughout the Chicago area. The Selfhelp Home can be your home no matter what your individual needs. Residents are able to: Live independently Receive...

  • Senior Suites Ravenswood Manor
    Senior Suites Ravenswood Manor
    2800 West Montrose Avenue, Chicago, IL 60618
    (12)
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    Imagine being able to live in a beautiful building, in a community of friends, receive monthly housekeeping services and benefit from specially designed safety features - all for one low affordable monthly rate and in the Chicago neighborhood you've called home for most of your life. As a resident...

  • Bethany Retirement Community
    Bethany Retirement Community
    4950 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60640
    (21)
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    Bethany Retirement is a faith-based, non-profit serving the vibrant Andersonville and Ravenswood neighborhoods in Chicago for over 126 years! We were founded in the Methodist tradition; however, we are home to a variety of faiths. We are 'Called to Care' and our desire is to provide active living...

  • The Breakers at Edgewater Beach
    The Breakers at Edgewater Beach
    5333 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60640
    (52)
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    At The Breakers, I have my choice of a quiet evening in my apartment home or spending time with my friends. There is fun and lively entertainment all in one spot. What's really special is that there is always someone to visit and talk with. It's a warm, friendly community where everyone feels...

Who Needs Independent Living


Independent living is for seniors who want a lifestyle that removes the hassles and adds to what's important. If you feel lonely, seek easier access to amenities, or are overwhelmed with home maintenance, independent living is a good option for you. While here, you are provided with the chance to learn new skills and take on new challenges every day ensuring an active life.

What to Expect


Living in an independent facility means that residents can look forward to enjoying a vibrant, stimulating atmosphere where they can remain active, pursue their interests, and share the companionship of family, friends, and neighbors. Seniors are more active than when they were living alone. Most independent living communities offer services that will ensure you have a rewarding lifestyle. These include:

  • Concierge services
  • Scheduled meals
  • Scheduled transportation for local events, errands and appointments
  • Housekeeping and linen services
  • Senior wellness programs
  • Security surveillance
  • Pet-friendly environment
  • In-home care when needed

Activities for Seniors in Chicago


Chicago offers many wonderful activities to enjoy. From museums and parks to outdoor performances and excellent restaurants, there's a variety of senior-friendly activities to get you living happily.

Historical cultural centers and museums – Chicago is home to legendary museums that may be of great interest to seniors. Take a trip to Chicago History Museum for an exciting rotation of exhibitions and original art. The Chicago Cultural Center also hosts many different activities and programs that are geared toward seniors. Seniors are given a discounted price of admission at Adler Planetarium for a great cultural exhibition experience.

Boardwalks or walking paths – Explore Navy Pier, a bustling 1.5 mile-long boardwalk that is lined with incredible restaurants, shops and other activities to keep you occupied for hours.

Parks – Head to Millenium Park in downtown Chicago to view one of the state's most timeless art. Cloud Gate is a magnificent, magical art piece that adds a great deal to Chicago and its people.

Shopping activities – Go to the Magnificent Mile for an exciting shopping experience. At the pinnacle of Chicago's famed Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place is Chicago's premier shopping destination, featuring the largest number of stores exclusive to Chicago. It offers a unique, high-energy urban shopping experience you simply won't find anywhere else in the city.

Finding Independent Living in Chicago


Now that you have worked hard for so many years, you deserve a secure, healthy and stress-free lifestyle. Relax and let someone else do the job for you. Our Senior Advisors will guide you in finding the ideal independent living facility in Chicago area.