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408 South Oak Park Avenue, Oak Park, IL 60302

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Home is Oak Park Arms for Me!
Oak Park Arms is a quiet and safe community that provides me with a homey comfort. I go to all the exercise classes and eat three meals a day at the restaurant where I socialize. My favorite activities are bingo, bunco, and the interesting subjects at the academy for seniors (DVD discussio

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Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

Oak Park Arms Retirement Community brings a historically known 1920s hotel to life with a vast range of choices for seniors. Oak Park Arms is pet friendly and offers different floor plans with options in independent living apartments, assisted living, adult day care, and short-term care. The community is located in Oak Park, Illinois, less than 30 minutes west of Chicago.

Oak Park Arms has been serving seniors for over 40 years. While there is no age limit, the community is recommended for 62+. Residents can attend doctor’s appointments or visit one of the surrounding parks via the private bus. Feel safe knowing your loved one has caregivers available 24/7. A nutritionist approved menu prepared by a chef is readily available throughout the day in the restaurant-style Georgian dining hall.

It’s not just bingo and card games: Oak Park Arms hosts a variety of activities like ceramics, yoga, tai chi, and more. Take up a new hobby while making friends with the large club selection or stay active with the fitness programs. Learning never stops at Oak Park Arms as classes are available through the “Academy for Seniors.” Give your loved one the freedom to choose at Oak Park Arms Retirement...

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Amenities
at Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

Healthcare Services

  • Staffing & Ancillary Services
  • Medication Management
  • Diabetic Care
  • Memory Care
  • Incontinence Care
  • Non-Ambulatory Care

Meals & Dining

  • Vegan
  • Meals Provided
  • Vegetarian
  • Professional Chef
  • Low / No Sodium
  • Restaurant Style Dining
  • Guest Meals
  • Room Service

Room Amenities

  • Kitchenette
  • Cable or Satellite TV
  • Full kitchen
  • Respite or Short Term Stays Offered
  • Bath Tubs
  • Air Conditioned
  • Wheelchair Accessible Showers
  • Wi-Fi/high-speed internet

Community Amenities

On-site dining options

  • Café or Bistro
  • Private Dining Room

Transportation & parking

  • Property Convenient to Public Transit
  • Uncovered Parking
  • Resident Parking Available
  • Complimentary Transportation

Pets

  • Dogs Allowed
  • Cats Allowed
  • Pet Care Available
  • Weight Limit (lbs)

Common areas

  • Beauty Salon
  • Indoor Common Areas
  • Outside Patio
  • Library
  • TV Lounge
  • Meeting Room
  • Barber Shop
  • Outdoor Common Areas
  • Computer or Media Center
  • Central Fireplace
  • Main Street Shops

Recreational areas

  • Movie or Theater Room
  • Arts and Crafts Center
  • Billiards Lounge
  • Game Room
  • Ballroom
  • Fitness Center
  • Piano or Organ

Services

  • Laundry Service / Drycleaning
  • Housekeeping
  • Grocery Shopping and Errands
  • Beautician

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Polish

Activities

  • Yoga / Chair Yoga
  • Pet-focused Programs
  • Educational Speakers / Life Long Learning
  • Karaoke
  • Live Musical Performances
  • Montessori Programs
  • Light Therapy Programs
  • Intergenerational Programs
  • Birthday Parties
  • Visiting Chaplain or Priest
  • Trivia Games
  • Activities On-site
  • Activities Off-site
  • Devotional Activities Offsite
  • Day Trips and Outings
  • Gardening Club
  • Catholic Services
  • BBQs or Picnics
  • Brain fitness / Dakim
  • Happy Hour
  • Live Dance or Theater Performances
  • Other Religious Services
  • Protestant Services
  • Sensory-based Programs
  • Dances
  • Reminiscence Programs
  • Visiting Rabbi
  • Wii Bowling
  • Live Well Programs
  • Art Classes
  • Holiday Parties
  • Tai Chi
  • Stretching Classes
  • Devotional Activities On-Site
  • Community Service Programs

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for Oak Park Arms Retirement Community

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A Place for Mom has scored Oak Park Arms Retirement Community with 9 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 12 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Oak Park Arms Retirement Community has 37 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.2 out of 5.
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4.2
Cleanliness
4.4
Friendliness
4.4
Care Services
4.1
Staff
4.6
Meals & Dining
3.9
Activities
4.3
Value for Cost
4.3
A Place for Mom has scored Oak Park Arms Retirement Community with 9 out of 10 using our proprietary review score based on 12 reviews in the last 2 years. Over all time, Oak Park Arms Retirement Community has 37 reviews with an average "overall experience" of 4.2 out of 5.
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Diamond S - Family/friend
Independent Living
June 27, 2024
1.0
Would Not Recommend
My grandmother had a horrendous experience with the management and staff at Oak Park Arms. We found them to be extremely unprofessional and rude. We would not recommend this facility for anyone looking for assisted living for their loved one.
Cleanliness
1
Friendliness
1
Care Services
1
Staff
1
Meals & Dining
1
Activities
1
Value for Cost
1
Donald S - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 11, 2023
5.0
Home is Oak Park Arms for Me!
Oak Park Arms is a quiet and safe community that provides me with a homey comfort. I go to all the exercise classes and eat three meals a day at the restaurant where I socialize. My favorite activities are bingo, bunco, and the interesting subjects at the academy for seniors (DVD discussion classes).
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Mike C - Resident/client
Independent Living
December 4, 2023
5.0
Thank You OPA
Other residents and staff members are friendly, and the food in the restaurant is good. My apartment is good for me. Oak Park Arms staff members care for me. I like playing bunco and other games with my neighbors.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Betty S - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 17, 2023
5.0
Friendly and Cozy
I love living at the Oak Park Arms because I like the friendliness of the people and atmosphere! My apartment is cozy and meets all my needs. I also like that I’m able to live close to family, so the location is great for me.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Richard G - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 17, 2023
5.0
Outlook
The main reason why I love it here at the Oak Park Arms is that I’m close to the green and blue lines. Walgreens is also just a short walk away. There are many special events happening here and the staff is willing to work with you.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
5
Value for Cost
4
Jack M - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 17, 2023
5.0
Discussion Groups
I enjoy attending many of the activities at the Oak Park Arms Senior Living. I particularly enjoy two discussion groups from the Academy for Seniors at the Arms, “Why you are who you are” and “Security threats to the United States”.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
John N - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 15, 2023
5.0
Clean Community
I like everything about the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community from the staff to the entire community of people. I appreciate the cleanliness of the building and my apartment. Staff is always around to help me when I'm in need.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
5
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Richard B - Resident/client
Independent Living
August 10, 2023
4.0
Family at the Arms
The overall interaction between staff and residents of the Oak Park Arms makes this a real family style operation, and something that all of us are proud to be a part of. I am part of a family here and each employee makes me feel cared for and a part of what life is about, love and caring.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
4
Value for Cost
5
Douglas F - Resident/client
Assisted Living
August 9, 2023
5.0
Excerise and Chess Club
I enjoy the many exercise programs here at the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community. The chess club on Tuesdays and Bible study with Pastor [name removed] are other favorites. Also, prayer service with Pastor [name removed] is great.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
4
Activities
5
Value for Cost
5
Louise S - Resident/client
Assisted Living
August 8, 2023
5.0
People, People, People
What I love about my home at the Oak Park Arms is the people. The staff who work here are so friendly and helpful. The other residents who live here are all my friends. Real estate is about location, location, location, but here at the Arms it's all about people, people, people.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
5
Care Services
5
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
3
Activities
4
Value for Cost
5
Alice - Resident/client
Independent Living
May 19, 2023
5.0
Verified Review
My Personal Experience at Oak Park Arms
I toured several places during my search for Independent Living. Oak Park Arms was my last place to see and I was highly impressed with not only [name removed], who showed me a couple of units, but was truly pleasant and sincere in helping me find a space. My experience at Oak Park Arms in every way was pleasant with housekeeping, communicating with staff and other services. The meals were okay, I was given the opportunity to cook in my own room. I felt welcome and comfortable, not only in my room, but with everyone there. I would highly recommend this facility for the quality and care that they give.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Care Services
4
Staff
4
Meals & Dining
3
Activities
5
Value for Cost
4
Kevin - Family/friend
Independent Living
May 9, 2023
1.0
Verified Review
Frustrated
The reason we gave Oak Park Arms the lower scores is because the staff mis-diagnosed my mothers need and forced them to move after being there less than 2 months. It has been very frustrating. We would not recommend the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community if patients have ANY needs.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
5
Care Services
3
Staff
5
Meals & Dining
3
Activities
5
Value for Cost
3
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
April 16, 2021
5.0
This was my favorite place, it was nice, welcoming, a good location and accomodating to the individual needs. [name removed] offered much in the price, my only setback again was my income.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Independent Living
January 22, 2019
5.0
Verified Review
Great place!
Our special friend lived at The Arms, first in independent living and then in assisted living. Her care was excellent in both parts of the facility. It seemed to us that the staff--top to bottom--had a special place in their hearts for her, and I know other families who felt the same. They must all have big hearts! The assisted living staff was especially caring and lovely, and I know our friend was often trying and difficult as she declined before passing away. They were saints!!
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
Kimberly A Davis - Family/friend
Independent Living
January 16, 2019
5.0
Happy Mom
[Name removed] and her team were amazing and responsive during the touring and decision making process. My mom loves her apartment and I love the daily courtesy checks...I live on the other side of the country and I feel at ease knowing the staff at Oak Park Arms is there for her if needed
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Family/friend
Independent Living
November 12, 2018
5.0
Good for not only mom
My 80-year-old sister fell and hit her head. She then had short term memory loss and could not live by herself. Oak Park Arms was recommended, and she is very happy there and so am I. She is still in her neighborhood and has friends there that she can see often. Also her doctor is there so it was a great fit for her. She gets everything taken care of, from 3 meals a day to room cleaning. I am very happy with this choice and would recommend it.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
4.5
Value for Cost
4.5
Care Services
4.5
Activities
4.5
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
April 28, 2018
3.0
We were warmly welcomed by [Name removed] at this clean, historic hotel reconfigured for senior living. It is architecturally interesting, well located, and has an outstanding calendar of activities for the residents. We, however, were not comfortable using the stair lifts which we found complicated to operate and loud.
Cleanliness
3
Friendliness
3
Value for Cost
3
Care Services
3
Activities
3
anonymous - Family/friend
Independent Living
December 21, 2017
4.0
Verified Review
Clean Community, Wonderful Activities
Overall, I feel that our experience with Oak Park Arms has been very good. Communication between staff seems a bit lacking at times, but overall, they are excellent people. I appreciate that the community is kept very clean, and that there is a full schedule of activities going on to keep everyone busy. I would recommend Oak Park to others.
Cleanliness
4
Friendliness
4
Value for Cost
4
Care Services
4
Activities
4
anonymous - Family/friend
Independent Living
September 29, 2017
5.0
Verified Review
As Good As Can Be
Everything is going well for my parents. My mother-in-law is doing well and right now it's a day by day experience for us. I'm there almost everyday and I get to talk with the staff and they give me any updates. The community itself is really, really nice and clean.
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
anonymous - Toured community
Independent Living
August 25, 2017
5.0
Verified Review
We toured this community for my wife and me to move into for a nice. The staff was nice and we like the list of meals that are available. We wanted a bigger community. I feel that others might like what is offered. A tour is recommended for the options for a new place to live
Cleanliness
5
Friendliness
5
Value for Cost
5
Care Services
5
Activities
5
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