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Senior housing types near Aurora, IL

  • Jennings Terrace

    Jennings Terrace

    275 S. La Salle St., Aurora, IL 60505
    (23)
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    Established in 1943 Jennings Terrace is a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to serving the needs of area senior citizens in a home-like setting. Jennings is a provider of affordable high quality services. Our services are responsive and flexible to meet current and changing demands. ...

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  • Presence Fox Knoll

    Presence Fox Knoll

    421 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506
    (28)
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    For over 20 years, Presence Fox Knoll has been serving the residents of the Fox Valley area in a tradition of understanding, support, and respect. Our community features a continuum of care in which our professional staff provide a variety of services to compliment our residents needs. Situated in a...

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  • Plum Landing Retirement Community

    Plum Landing Retirement Community

    495 North Lake Street, Aurora, IL 60506
    (23)
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    Fox Valley's Premier Retirement Community Plum Landing is the place to live for independent seniors! All the freedom you want and services to make life easier and more enjoyable. Delight in top notch service from our dedicated and friendly staff, newly renovated apartments, and the best activity...

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  • Sunnymere

    Sunnymere

    925 Sixth Avenue, Aurora, IL 60505
    (25)
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    In 2014, Sunnymere celebrated 75 years of providing quality, affordable and all-inclusive, care to seniors who are no longer able to live safely on their own. All meals, housekeeping, laundry and activities are included in the monthly cost. There is no 'buy in.' Last year, we upgraded and replaced...

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  • The Lakes and Superior at Waterford

    The Lakes and Superior at Waterford

    1821 Audra Circle , Aurora, IL 60504
    (39)
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    Each duplex home features 2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, fully applianced kitchen, fireplace, laundry room, garage, front porch, Lifeline phone system, and many luxury features! Sunrooms and pond views are also available. Each is approx 1350 to 1450 sq. feet. Enjoy your independence on our 38 acre...

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  • Alden Horizon Senior Living

    2000 Randi Drive, Aurora, IL 60504
    (39)
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    Alden Horizon Senior Living is a community located in Aurora, Illinois. Here at Alden Horizon, it is our sole goal to provide our residents with the best care they can receive, while providing a luxurious and rich life that they will enjoy and never get bored. Even if a residents health needs ever...

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  • Spring Meadows Naperville

    Spring Meadows Naperville

    504 North River Road, Naperville, IL 60563
    (45)
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    Experience the bounty of a community in bloom at Spring Meadows Naperville. Featuring Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care services, our community flourishes at the individual level, with our professional staff and friendly residents working in tandem to create a warm and welcoming...

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  • Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

    Greenfields of Geneva a CCRC

    0N801 Friendship Way, Geneva, IL 60134
    (5)
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    It only takes a moment to see the future in a completely new way at GreenFields of Geneva. GreenFields is offers a full-continuum of care all under one roof, including independent living, assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation services. Independent living here keeps you...

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  • Carriage Oaks

    Carriage Oaks

    1500 S. 14th Street, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (9)
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    Carriage Oaks is an Independent Living 80 apartment style home community located in St. Charles Il. We are a not for profit community governed by a Board of Directors - 3 of whom live within the community and are voted in by their peers, 2 outside Directors appointed by our Sponsors City of St....

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  • Atria at River Trail

    Atria at River Trail

    370 North Weber Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440
    (7)
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    Thoughtfully designed to help older adults enjoy greater well-being, Atria at River Trail is a newly built independent living, assisted living and memory care community serving the families of Bolingbrook and Naperville. Whether residents select a spacious studio, one- or two-bedroom apartment, they...

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  • American House Cedarlake

    American House Cedarlake

    14800 Van Dyke Road, Plainfield, IL 60544
    (30)
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    American House Cedarlake is a pet-friendly independent living and assisted living community for seniors in the greater Chicago area. For those who want to enjoy their retirement in the comfort and privacy of their own one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment without the fuss of home ownership and...

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  • Hunt Club Village

    Hunt Club Village

    200 Hunt Club Dr, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (8)
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    Hunt Club Village has been designed to address the social and economic needs of independent seniors. Located on a 5 acre site, 104 units and elegantly decorated common areas, Hunt Club Village offers a new lifestyle alternative to residents allowing them to enjoy their retirement years.

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  • River Glen of St. Charles

    River Glen of St. Charles

    975 N 5th Ave, Saint Charles, IL 60174
    (21)
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    At Delnor Glen, our assisted living services are designed to help maximize independence and add to quality of life. Residents enjoy all the benefits of living in a home-like setting, with the added security of knowing that caring staff is always close-at-hand. Our bright studio, one- and two-bedroom...

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  • Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    Villa St. Benedict a CCRC

    1920 Maple Avenue, Lisle, IL 60532
    (3)
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    Villa St. Benedict is a CCRC located in Lisle, IL just minutes from Naperville and the surrounding western suburbs of Chicago. Our 47 acre, park like campus offers 56 independent, two bedroom villas and 140 independent apartments all constructed in 2004. Benedale Center for Assisted Living and...

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  • Brookdale Lisle

    Brookdale Lisle

    1700 Robin Lane, Lisle, IL 60532
    (53)
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    Good Times, Good People Are you ready to enjoy everything senior living has to offer?  At our continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lisle, Illinois, you can enjoy a beautiful and inviting environment with spacious common rooms, a fun-filled events calendar with a multitude of activities and...

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  • Senior Star at Weber Place

    Senior Star at Weber Place

    605 South Edward Drive, Romeoville, IL 60446
    (100)
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    Welcome to Senior Star at Weber Place! Weber Place is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Romeoville, Illinois. Inside Weber Place, residents gather for fellowship and fun in our multiple activity venues, private dining rooms, billiards and shuffleboard areas, and...

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  • Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    Brookdale Glen Ellyn

    60 North Nicoll Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    (41)
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    If you’re ready to trade your hedge clippers for golf clubs, our senior living community just outside of Chicago might be the right fit for you. Here you’ll have the lifestyle you want, plus care if you need it with both independent living and assisted living on the same campus. Trade home...

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  • The Timbers of Shorewood

    The Timbers of Shorewood

    1100 N. River Road, Shorewood, IL 60431
    (39)
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    The Timbers of Shorewood delivers an unusual blend of secure senior living with elegance and independence! With full-service kitchens in every apartment, supportive services available for Independent living residents and a restaurant on-site, residents enjoy a wide range of choices regarding they...

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  • Beacon Hill a CCRC

    Beacon Hill a CCRC

    2400 S Finley Rd, Lombard, IL 60148
    (1)
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    Beacon Hills is a comfortable and relaxed independent living community in Lombard, Illinois. It is conveniently located very close to lots of shopping opportunities in Lombard such as the Yorktown Center and the nearby Ronal Regan Memorial Tollway for easy access. Each day, we endeavor to provide...

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  • Oak Trace a CCRC

    Oak Trace a CCRC

    200 Village Drive, Downers Grove, IL 60516
    (7)
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    Oak Trace, located in Downers Grove, IL, is not-for-profit continuing care retirement community that offers a continuum of living options. Catered living, skilled nursing care and memory support are all situated right on campus. With everything so close by, you'll know that you can find whatever you...

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  • Solstice Senior Living at Joliet

    Solstice Senior Living at Joliet

    901 Essington Road, Joliet, IL 60435
    (30)
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    Solstice Senior Living at Joliet provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Just outside of Chicago, we're conveniently located in Joliet, a friendly suburb linked to the city by highways and trains. Our community has everything you could ever want; Joliet features fine...

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  • Clare Oaks

    825 Carillon Drive, Bartlett, IL 60103
    (145)
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    Imagine a warm and friendly community with a small-town feel, where making friends is easy, and people care about and help each other. This is Clare Oaks and Assisi Healthcare, a Continuing Care Life Plan Retirement Community. Located in Bartlett, Illinois on 41 acres of wetlands and rolling...

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  • Overture Yorktown 55+ Apartment Homes

    Overture Yorktown 55+ Apartment Homes

    55 Yorktown Shopping Ctr, Lombard, IL 60148
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    Carefree, Maintenance-free 55+ Active Adult Living Tucked away in a charming little suburb of Chicago sits Overture Yorktown, an entirely new 55+ active adult living community. With the city just in reach, it’s important that your home is not only your connection to the greater Chicago area, but...

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  • Sunrise at Fountain Square

    Sunrise at Fountain Square

    2210 Fountain Square Drive, Lombard, IL 60148
    (62)
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    Sunrise Senior Living introduces Fountain Square, a beautiful environment designed to fit your lifestyle...today and tomorrow! Located in Lombard, Illinois, about 20 miles west of downtown Chicago and offers assisted living, independent living, and 2 levels of memory care - Reminiscence and Terrace...

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  • Cordia Senior Residence

    Cordia Senior Residence

    865 North Cass Avenue, Westmont, IL 60559
    (33)
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    Cordia Senior Residence is taking senior living to a new level and it all begins with the fresh and innovative approach that we take towards it. Through our staff and a variety of unique and engaging programs, we inspire our residents to lead lives on the own terms. At Cordia Senior Residence, we...

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  • Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

    Atrium at Oak Crest Residence

    204 South State Street, Elgin, IL 60123
    (27)
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    Rich in history, Oak Crest Residence and Atrium Apartments has become home to seniors since 1904. Oak Crest offers an active lifestyle of individual choices and customized service options. Our size provides a friendly neighborhood atmosphere.

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  • Burr Ridge Senior Living

    Burr Ridge Senior Living

    16W301 91st Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527
    (1)
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    Live with Dignity At Burr Ridge Senior Living, we live by our core values of integrity, respect, leadership, personal growth, excellence, and stewardship. Our commitment to service and dedication to compassionate senior care can be felt throughout our community. From our empathetic staff to the many...

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  • Senior Suites of Joliet

    Senior Suites of Joliet

    215 North Ottawa Street, Joliet, IL 60432
    (8)
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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...

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  • Lexington Square of Elmhurst a CCRC

    400 W. Butterfield Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (9)
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    Lexington Square of Elmhurst is a life care community with independent and assisted living homes. Choose from our 14 apartment-styles for your private apartment home. But the common areas and surrounding community are what makes life fun and energizing. Fine dining rooms, Market Cafe, Club Room,...

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  • Westbrook Senior Living

    Westbrook Senior Living

    110 W Schaumburg Road, Streamwood, IL 60107
    (33)
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    Westbrook Senior Living is a brand new community which just opened! We are an Independent, Assisted, Transitional Memory and Secured Memory Care rental community located in Streamwood just on the border of Schaumburg near the Elgin-O'Hare expressway, shopping and restaurants. At Westbrook our goal...

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  • Clarendale of Addison

    Clarendale of Addison

    1651 W Lake Street, Addison, IL 60101
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    Clarendale of Addison senior living community offers extraordinary independent living, assisted living, and memory care all under one roof. Service-rich, yet as comfortable and welcoming as a friendly village, Clarendale of Addison keeps you connected to the people and places you love most in...

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  • Park Place of Elmhurst

    Park Place of Elmhurst

    1150 Euclid Avenue, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (16)
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    Park Place of Elmhurst is a state of the art Continuing-Care Retirement Community. We are able to provide luxurious housing options for individuals with minimal as well as intensive assistance needs all under one roof. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for people to 'age in place' and find peace...

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  • Emerald Village

    Emerald Village

    150 West Wise Road, Schaumburg, IL 60193
    (8)
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    Emerald Village offers the ideal combination of independence with safety and security for its residents. Emerald Village, a 97 unit, 4 story building provides a new lifestyle free from worries and filled with good times shared with good friends.

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  • Liberty Village

    Liberty Village

    415 North York Road, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (15)
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    Liberty Village, a 104 unit, three story, senior residential community has been designed to provide a new lifestyle alternative that will allow residents to enjoy their retirement years. With active social lives in mind, Liberty Village is elegantly decorated common areas offer ideal settings for...

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  • Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    Brookdale Hoffman Estates

    1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
    (52)
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    When it comes to home upkeep, less is more. Our community, located next door to a golf course and across the street from Arthur L. Janura Forest Preserve, has both independent living and assisted living so you’ll have care options if you need more care later.   When something needs to be fixed,...

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  • Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

    Presence Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community

    1571 West Ogden Avenue, La Grange Park, IL 60526
    (17)
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    Bethlehem Woods Retirement Community offers 270 spacious independent living residences and 64 licensed assisted living apartments in a variety of floor plans. Independent living amenities include: restaurant-style dinner served daily, 24-hour staff and emergency call system, Wellness Clinic and...

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  • Concord Place

    Concord Place

    401 W Lake St, Northlake, IL 60164
    (99)
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    EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE AT CONCORD PLACE RETIREMENT COMMUNITY We are so much more than a senior community. Concord Place Retirement Community is home. For over 25 years we have prided ourselves in creating a culture and atmosphere of comfort and love. To that end, we have focused our efforts on...

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  • La Grange Pointe

    La Grange Pointe

    51 East Cossitt, La Grange, IL 60525
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    Nestled in the heart of downtown La Grange, Illinois, LaGrange Pointe is the very best in Senior Living! LaGrange Pointe is a unique living experience geared for independent seniors who value their freedom of choice. A unique concept in senior living, LaGrange is an upscale retirement community that...

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  • Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

    Bridgeway of Bensenville a CCRC

    303 E. Washington Street, Bensenville, IL 60106
    (67)
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    Bridgeway of Bensenville features independent living homes and apartments offering a worry-free lifestyle. Additionally, Bridgeway of Bensenville offers various levels of assisted living and memory care to those that require more help with daily activities. Lifestyle Amenities: Choice of large...

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  • Presence Casa San Carlo Retirement Community

    Presence Casa San Carlo Retirement Community

    420 N Wolf Road, Northlake, IL 60164
    (17)
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    Presence Casa San Carlo Retirement community is a faith-based senior living campus offering a variety of independent living options. Our primary focus is the comfort and well being of our residents! We offer 182 spacious independent living residences in a variety of floor plans, including studio,...

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  • Grand Victorian of Sycamore

    Grand Victorian of Sycamore

    1440 Somonauk Street, Sycamore, IL 60178
    (10)
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    The Grand Victorian of Sycamore is located in the county seat of DeKalb County, an ideal community in the heart of some of America's most productive farmland. Tree-lined streets and stately 19th century architecture offer picturesque small-town surroundings and a comfortable lifestyle. Incorporated...

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  • Senior Suites of Bellwood

    Senior Suites of Bellwood

    3201 Randolph Street, Bellwood, IL 60104
    (2)
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    Senior Suites of Bellwood is an elegant Chicago area independent living community for seniors 62 and over. We know that there comes an age when seniors want to leave behind the maintenance of home ownership in favor of a worry-free lifestyle. That’s exactly what our community provides, with private...

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  • Lexington Square Lombard a CCRC

    555 Foxworth Boulevard, Lombard, IL 60148
    (1)
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    At Lexington Square Lombard a CCRC, we offer a variety of community features. Residents can enjoy regular off-site adventures and excursions. Cats and dogs are allowed in private quarters. We offer free high speed internet. Free resident parking and guest parking available at our location. All meals...

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  • Fox River Horizon

    785 Fletcher Dr., Elgin, IL 60120
    (8)
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    Fox River Horizon is a senior housing community located in Elgin, IL. Elgin is a part of Cook and Kane Counties and this area offers much to do and see. Those who choose to be a part of Elgin and this community will find that there is always plenty to keep them busy, and their guests will enjoy...

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  • Windsor Place

    42 S Ashland Ave, La Grange, IL 60525
    (6)
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    Windsor Place is a senior housing community of 55 and over residents and is located in the historic and vibrant city of La Grange, Cook County, Illinois. A drive away from luscious woods and parks, Windsor Place is the perfect setting for anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing home. Surrounded...

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  • Avenida Naperville

    Avenida Naperville

    504 Commons Road, Naperville, IL 60563
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  • The Radcliff

    The Radcliff

    276 E Irving Park Rd, Wood Dale, IL 60191
    (24)
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  • Poplar Creek Village

    2250 W. Golf Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60194
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  • New Lenox Horizon

    1101 South Cedar Road, New Lenox, IL 60451
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  • Colonial House

    1600 North 14th Street, Dekalb, IL 60115
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Aurora, Illinois

Independent Living

If you or your loved one would like the convenience of having your chores taken care of while living the way you desire, think about the option of an Independent Living Community. Daily needs such as meal planning and housekeeping are taken care of, which permits occupants more opportunities to live life as they wish. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to live among peers, in a community with others of similar ages and backgrounds. Typically consisting of a private living space and a full kitchen, these communities offer residences with many of the amenities of apartment life but with none of the hassle. Guests can be invited over and entertained, and more time can be spent with them with the basic maintenance of daily tasks out of the way. While policies vary between locations, a number of residences allow cats and dogs as well. If medical or nursing assistance is desired, residents may always enlist the services of independent health care professionals. There are an assortment of costs and advantages to keep in mind while determining an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are covered in the plan: laundry, transportation, initial assessment fee, utilities, private phone, Waiting list deposit, parking, and cable TV. The conveniences associated with independent living include game/TV room, healthcare center, restaurant-style dining hall, fitness center & swimming pool, security guards, golf course, concierge services, and transportation.

Cost of Living

Cost of living is a motivating factor when selecting which destination works for you or your loved one's needs. In Aurora, the cost of living index is around 98.7 based on an average score of 100, where any amount below 100 is cheaper than the national average. Aurora has a grocery price index of 93.9. The median home value in Aurora is $170,480 and the median price for rent is around $1,440 per month a month. The rent burden for Aurora is around 20.4% of the average person's monthly income.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

For many seniors, particularly those who have chronic illness or those needing continuing care, proximity to medical facilities could be a motivating factor while choosing which care option is best. The top hospitals that service Aurora include Copley Memorial Hospital and Presence Mercy Medical Center. In total, there are 2 hospitals located in Aurora which offer emergency services and other healthcare.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

Climate and weather is a major factor in choosing which destination meets the needs of your family. Aurora has a hot-summer humid continental type of climate. On average, Aurora has a humidity rating of approximately 55%. Humidity ratings peak during the month of December at about 60%. In the summer months, Aurora is around 72°F. The summer high peaks at roughly 85°F in the month of July. The lowest summer temperature is around 60°F during June. In the winter months, the average air temperature sinks to around 24°F. The winter high will rise to approximately 32°F in the month of January. The lowest winter temperature is approximately 16 °F during the month of February. The average air quality index rating in Aurora is approximately 39.9. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. The air quality index score is at its max level in May at about 61.6. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Monthly, Aurora gets approximately 5 inches of precipitation. The most rain normally occurs in July with an average of 9 inches during the month. Aurora experiences an average of 28.20 inches of snow in a year.

Demographics and Values

Out of the total population of Aurora, 12.7% do not have health insurance, 7.4% have some form of disability, 13.1% live in poverty, and 3.8% are widows. In terms of education, 31.3% have a college degree, 11.3% have a graduate degree, and 20.2% have a high-school diploma. In terms of crime, Aurora has 2.6 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 13.4 property crimes per 1000 residents. In the previous presidential election, 41.5% voted Republican, 52.0% voted Democrat, and 6.5% voted for a third party candidate in Kane county. The total population of Aurora consists of 200,965 people. Aurora has a population density of 1,723 people per square mile. The current population of Aurora is shrinking at a rate of -0.005%. In Aurora, 4.3% of the population are veterans. Aurora is considered friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Aurora, out of the total population 0.2% practice Judaism, 1.2% practice an Eastern religion, and 6.6% practice Islam. In Aurora, 28.0% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Aurora 41.9% practice Catholicism, 7.1% practice another Chrisitan faith, and 5.6% are Lutherans. Out of the total city population, 50.6% are female and 49.4% are male. The median age of Aurora is 33 years old. In Aurora, 35.2% of the population are over the age of 55, 7.2% are over the age of 60, 3.4% are over the age of 70, and 1.8% are over the age of 80. Demographically, Aurora is 8.1% Asian, 3.0% mixed race, 56.6% white, 21.5% other or not specified, 42.9% Hispanic, 0.1% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 10.3% black, and 0.3% Native American.

State Information

An overview of Illinois

The quality of life enjoyed by the average Illinois citizen is ranked 35th nation-wide. Additionally, Illinois is ranked 22nd by healthcare standards. The state of Illinois has 199 hospitals and 383 health centers, providing care to a population of 12,696,123. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Sherman Hospital, Ssm Health St. Maryâ's Hospital â–Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center. Out of a national average of 100, Illinois has a cost of living index rating of 96, a grocery index rating of 94, and a housing index rating of 87. Residents of Illinois enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 43rd in the United States.

Social demographics of the state

In Illinois, 34% of the population attend some form of religious service and there are 12,453 different congregations. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%, with the most common Christian denominations consisting of Evangelical Protestant-20%, Mainline Protestant-16%, and Historically Black Protestant-7%. In Illinois there are 518 masonic lodges. The state of Illinois ranks 10th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. In the most recent presidential election, 39% of Illinois residents voted Republican and 56% voted Democrat. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

On average, Illinois has an air quality index rating of around 37.7 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 54.5 AQI. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Illinois is around 3.33 inches. The most precipitation occurs in May with an average of 6.02 inches of precipitation a month. Illinois experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 78%. During the winter, the average temperature in Illinois drops to around 28°F. The average high winter temperature is around 49°F in the month of February. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 10°F during the month of January. The average temperature in the summer rises to around 73°F. The average high summer temperature is around 91°F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53°F during the month of June. While residents of Illinois mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Illinois can include floods, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornados.

Wildlife to be found in Illinois

The state of Illinois has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of blazing star, bloodroot, viola pedata, and bee balm. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the american black bear, the eastern red bat, the american pygmy shrew, or the coyote. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.