The Admiral at the Lake

929 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 60640

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About the community The Admiral at the Lake

Step out your door to acres of beautiful parkland, the beach, and the lake’s shore. Look the other way and Chicago surrounds you – the stunning skyline, vibrant neighborhoods, and the cultural depth few other cities offer.
Chicago’s oldest, nonprofit retirement living organization is introducing the city’s newest option in long-term care. Truly one of a kind, The Admiral at the Lake has delivered innovative retirement living to Chicagoans for more than 150 years. The Admiral is a CCRC offering a full continuum of care including independent living and The Harbors which consists of assisted living, memory support, and skilled nursing, easing the transition from one level of living to another.

We know choosing the right community isn’t a simple decision. It requires careful thought, discussion and research. It also means finding daily enrichment with ongoing opportunity for expression and growth, regardless of age or health care needs.
We are proud to be affiliated with the not-for-profit Kendal Corporation. Their values resonate deeply with those held by The Admiral residents, staff, and board. For more than 40 years, Kendal has been known for fiscal integrity and transparency in governance. Values and Practices rooted in Quaker principles led...

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Senior Living Options Offered

Assisted living
Memory care
Independent living

Pricing for The Admiral at the Lake

Total monthly costs depend on room type, select services, and the level of care needed.

Base fees by room type

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2 Bedrooms
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*Prices quoted are monthly rental charges and are provided by the communities themselves. Actual prices may differ due to one-time fees, timing and care services required. Speak with your Senior Living Advisor to learn more.

Amenities at The Admiral at the Lake

Health Care Services

Diabetic care
Incontinence care
Ambulatory care
Memory care
Medication management

Staffing & ancillary services

Hospice available on-site

Meals & Dining

Meals provided
Guest meals
International cuisine
Professional chef

Room Amenities

Wheelchair accessible showers
Bath tubs
Wi-fi/high-speed internet
Full kitchen
Ground floor units

Community Amenities

Memory care services

Wander guard or similar system available
Secured community
Designed specifically to accommodate memory loss
Enclosed courtyard

Transporation & parking

Resident parking available
Complimentary transportation
Transportation at cost
Property convenient to public transit

Common areas

Outdoor common areas
Indoor common areas
Private bath
Main street shops


Grocery shopping and errands
Laundry service / drycleaning

Recreational areas

Swimming pool
Arts and crafts center
Billiards lounge
Fitness center


Cats allowed
Dogs allowed

Languages spoken


Primary language spoken by staff


On-site dining options

Café or bistro
Private dining room


Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities offsite
Visiting chaplain or priest
Protestant services

Reviews for The Admiral at the Lake


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October 4, 2021
Karen H - Resident/client
A wonderful surprise

I came to the Admiral because I had to! My good friend that shared a house with me had to move and I was forced to move!! So, the Admiral and I didn’t start out under the best of circumstances!! I picked a lovely 2 bedroom apartment on a low floor overlooking our garden and seating area. Two friends already lived here and that was really nice. The BEST surprise was the congeniality of all the residents, which remains true to this day. I DO NOT regret a single minute living here!! Everyone embraced my arrival, and I have since been able to make many more good friends!!

September 27, 2021
Toni Sandor Smith - Resident/client
A great place to live

Among many other reasons I am so glad i liv eat The Admiral ar the friends I've made. Recently for of us (who had never met before moving here) spent a week in Mexico -- and followed it up with a week in Northern Wisonsin where one of us has a home.

September 26, 2021
Nancy K - Resident/client
Wonderful place

I feel extremely lucky to be a part of this community. During COVID, administration was superb in managing our safety. I truly don't think I could have survived the pandemic if I had not been here. We were the first senior facility to receive the vaccine. The residents have a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds and I've made a wealth of meaningful and fulfilling friendships. I'm in the chorus (we need sopranoes!), on several committees and am leaving on an Admiral sponsored one day trip this week. There are frequent outings available, the dining is superb, the facilities excellent and administration is the best. Nothing bad to say after 4 years here.

September 25, 2021
Bliss - Resident/client
A lifestyle choice superbly and timely made.

My husband and I were among the very first residents of the new Admiral building. We have been here, most happily, for >9 years. We are fortunate to be healthy, mobile and active, and able to be deeply engaged in the vast riches that the community and the city of Chicago offer. I'm so glad we moved here relatively young and long, long before need. We called it the last best gift we've given to our children. Now we call it the best gift we've given to ourselves. Vibrant, diverse community. An embarrassment of riches in activity choices. A beautiful location.

September 25, 2021
Kate DeMille - Resident/client
The Best of the Best

My husband and I have been residents for 8 years and have enjoyed living here in a beautiful community of neighbors from all walks of life and experience. Everyone is friendly and supportive, both residents and staff. We loved our apartment the minute we saw it on the 10th floor with windows to the floor and a fantastic view of the lake. It takes only about 10 minutes to walk to the lake and our grandchildren have played on the beach in the summer and our pool in the winter. But the friendly atmosphere is the best - you will feel it the minute you walk thru the door,

September 25, 2021
Philip - Resident/client

When we moved to the Admiral we were 79 and still active. However my wife had been ill and I could see she was not the same person. The first five years we were fine in independent living and then she developed bronchial disease and eventually went on oxygen and had to go to assisted living in the Admiral. It was wonderful having everything under one roof. She went from AL to skilled nursing and I was able to be with her every day. I have had many surgeries and all my PT has been right here. Living at the Admiral was a gift to our children.

September 24, 2021
Barbara P - Resident/client
A great place to live!

My husband and I have lived at the Admiral at the Lake since 2013. We are in the independent living part of the building, but we moved here to have the protection of higher levels of care if necessary later on. We have met so many wonderful people, the activities are numerous and varied, and we couldn’t be happier. Plus, no cooking necessary!

September 24, 2021
Bindy B - Resident/client
Could be the best years of of a life!

You may not think it's possible, but honestly, living at the Admiral means (a)you're never lonely (unless you choose to be) and (b) if you need anything, you've got it! There are unending activities--both active (like ping pong and croquet and billiards) and inactive (bridge, chess, Scrabble, Mah Jong) all resident-run and directed, that await you here. Yet, if you prefer solitude, nobody will bother you. Are you a writer? We have a magazine. An artist? We have resident--and outsider-- exhibits.A swimmer? We have a pool--and lots of exercise options. Musical? Join our choir(or kazoo band!)and attend symphonies, operas, ballets. Theater buff? Not only do we attend, we perform them! Movie fan? We have our own inhouse theater!? Trips? Programs? Downtown at your doorstep, practically. If you want it and we ain't got it---you can start it! Good food, good people, good things to do--worth every penny!

September 24, 2021
Thomasine Rosenthal - Resident/client
Moving to the Admiral at the Lake was one of the best decisions of my life.

It was a big step moving from New Jersey to Chicago after living in our house for 42 years,but it has added so much to our lives moving to the Admiral at the Lake. I consider it a stimulating university of ideas and experiences in a caring, friendly community. Good food and coffee, too. So many activities. And if you need care, the staff in the Harbors are so dedicated. They gave my husband so much compassionate care in the same Admiral building so I could be with him in his final months.

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The Admiral at the Lake has received an average review rating of 5 based on 9 reviews. See all reviews.

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