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Senior housing types near Peoria, IL

  • B'Nai B'Rith Apartments

    B'Nai B'Rith Apartments

    415 W Sam J Stone Ave, Peoria, IL 61605
    (3)
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    B'Nai B'Rith Apartments is a senior living community in the beautiful city of Peoria, Illinois. Peoria, which is one of the state's oldest settlements, is the county seat of Peoria County. It is known for its vibrant culture, as it offers an abundance of museums, performing arts centers and...

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  • St. Augustine Manor

    St. Augustine Manor

    1301 NE Glendale Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603
    (6)
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    Mission At St. Augustine Manor we are passionately committed to making a difference in our residents' lives by providing service of highest quality and value in a supportive environment, promoting the health, independence, and social interaction of seniors. Company Overview Family living in a...

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  • The Grand Regency

    The Grand Regency

    117 N Western Ave, Peoria, IL 61604
    (7)
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    Visit us at www.courtyardestates.net A retirement community to call home. Courtyard Estates provides all the comforts of home as well as health maintenance, state-of-the-art security and a full range of care services. The community offers maintenance and worry-free living that allows you to focus on...

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  • Proctor Place

    Proctor Place

    2724 W Reservoir Blvd, Peoria, IL 61615
    (1)
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    In 1906, John C Proctor founded the Proctor Endowment Home to provide high quality senior living for the residents of Peoria, IL. More than 100 years later, Proctor Place is still providing the worry-free lifestyle and unmatched healthcare our founder envisioned. There is a lot to love about life...

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  • Independence Village of Peoria

    Independence Village of Peoria

    1201 West Northmoor Road, Peoria, IL 61614
    (32)
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    Discover a community that strikes a balance between independence and comfortable living at Independence Village of Peoria. Home to spacious apartments, our community supports Independent Living. Whether taking part in social activities such as happy hours, card games and bingo or exploring the area...

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  • Bickford of Peoria

    Bickford of Peoria

    1920 W. Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL 61614
    (41)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Southside Manor Apartments

    915 S Helen St, Peoria, IL 61605
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    Located in Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, Southside Apartments is a senior apartment provide you with the experience of neighborly community. The best part about Southside Apartments is that it is a small, cozy apartment community that is designed strategically for your needs. These apartments are...

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  • Kiwanis London House

    1408 E London Ave, Peoria, IL 61603
    (7)
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    Kiwanis London House is a senior housing community located in the charming and historic city of Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois. Situated near picturesque sites, such as the tranquil and scenic waters of Peoria Lake, the pleasant Glen Oak Park and Peoria Zoo, Kiwanis London House is a wonderful...

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  • Snyder Village a CCRC

    Snyder Village a CCRC

    1200 E Partridge St, Metamora, IL 61548
    (1)
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    Snyder Village is a non-profit, Christian community. We are committed to providing for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of others in a loving, dignified, and Christian atmosphere. Located in a beautiful rural setting in Metamora, Illinois, Snyder Village offers a variety of living...

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  • Elm Haven Place

    Elm Haven Place

    101 N Rose St, Elmwood, IL 61529
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    At Elm Haven Place, you will find beautiful, modern apartments with thoughtfully designed floorplans and every amenity you could want, Elm Haven Place is the perfect place for you to call home. Our spacious floorplans are designed with senior living in mind and include convenient amenities and...

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  • Blair House

    Blair House

    1200 East College Avenue, Normal, IL 61761
    (8)
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    Blair House provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Centrally located between Chicago and St. Louis in a quiet suburb of Normal, Illinois, you'll love the convenience of living in the heart of it all. Enjoy all the shopping, dining and excellent healthcare of a...

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  • Bickford of Bloomington

    Bickford of Bloomington

    14 Heartland Drive, Bloomington, IL 61704
    (7)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Grand Prairie of Macomb

    Grand Prairie of Macomb

    1307 Meadowlark Ln, Macomb, IL 61455
    (3)
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    Grand Prairie is your affordable assisted living community in Macomb, Illinois. Macomb is located along Hwy. 67 in western Illinois, south of Monmouth and east of Carthage. Grand Prairie is the only affordable assisted living community in McDonough County. The community serves as a wonderful...

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  • Jefferson House

    900 E Jefferson St, Macomb, IL 61455
    (1)
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    Jefferson House is located at 900 East Jefferson in Macomb, Illinois and is privately owned and professionally managed by Urban Innovations.  You must be at least 62 years of age or older or disabled or handicapped to be eligible to live at Jefferson House. Rent, as set by HUD, will be approximately...

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  • Hickory Glen

    Hickory Glen

    1700 West Washington Street, Springfield, IL 62702
    (1)
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    Hickory Glen offers senior living with assisted care. At Hickory Glen we provide independent seniors like you with the environment for you to enjoy an active, engaging and fulfilling lifestyle. One of the most comforting benefits we offer at Hickory Glen is our Assisted Care. Assisted Care is the...

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  • Bickford of Springfield

    Bickford of Springfield

    2451 West White Oaks Drive, Springfield, IL 62704
    (18)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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  • Montvale Estates

    Montvale Estates

    2601 Montvale Drive, Springfield, IL 62704
    (28)
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    Montvale Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Located in a quiet, west suburb of Springfield, Montvale Estates offers you an elegant home just outside Illinois' historically significant capitol. We're conveniently close to shopping, healthcare and all...

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  • Wyndcrest Assisted Living

    Wyndcrest Assisted Living

    4817 Oak Hill Rd, Rochester, IL 62563
    (7)
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    Lease in September and lock in your rate! Enjoy NO INCREASES to your rent until 2022.*See our Sales Director for details. We are continuing to admit new Residents, where possible and appropriate, to help residents and families in need. We will do all we can to help those who are in need of our...

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  • Brenden Gardens

    Brenden Gardens

    900 Southwind Road, Springfield, IL 62703
    (11)
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    Brenden Gardens is a beautiful, 110-apartment community, offering an active lifestyle for independent living residents. Step inside our doors, and discover charming retirement living with a city flair. Personal touches create a community rich in hospitality and friendship — a community you...

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  • New Perspective Senior Living | Silvis

    New Perspective Senior Living | Silvis

    1900 10th Street, Silvis, IL 61282
    (20)
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    New Perspective Senior Living | Silvis is located just outside the Quad Cities, in Illinois. Creative interior design combines warm, friendly tones with the beauty and amenities of a fine hotel. And when the resident comes first, there is no end to the great opportunities for Living Life on Purpose!...

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  • The Glenwood Assisted Living of Mahomet

    The Glenwood Assisted Living of Mahomet

    1709 S Division St, Mahomet, IL 61853
    (3)
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    Experience respectful assisted living in a beautiful space when you choose The Glenwood of Mahomet, assisted living community located in Mahomet, Illinois. Our acres of beautiful landscaping, incredible attention to detail, and modern spaces really make it a home-like location and one that's...

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  • Palmer Hills

    Palmer Hills

    2617 Maplecrest Road, Bettendorf, IA 52722
    (20)
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    Palmer Hills provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Tucked away in a quiet suburb of Bettendorf, residents love the convenience of living in this charming and bustling community. You'll appreciate being just minutes from shopping, medical offices and numerous...

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  • Eastland Retirement Community

    Eastland Retirement Community

    901 Eastland Dr, Auburn, IL 62615
    (1)
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    Eastland is owned and operated by the Moose family of Auburn Illinois. Eastland Retirement Community provides the best of both worlds – the independence residents want with the support they need. Eastland offers a clean and comfortable atmosphere with a caring and friendly staff. Our quiet,...

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  • Senior Star at Elmore Place

    Senior Star at Elmore Place

    4500 Elmore Ave, Davenport, IA 52807
    (36)
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    Welcome to Senior Star at Elmore Place! Elmore Place is an independent living, assisted living, and memory care community in Davenport, Iowa. Located south of 53rd street off and west of Elmore Avenue, excellent shopping, entertainment and other destinations are just a short shuttle drive away....

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  • Morningside of Sterling

    Morningside of Sterling

    2705 Avenue E., Sterling, IL 61081
    (8)
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    Good Neighor Care of Sterling~Now Open!

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  • Evergreen Place Champaign

    Evergreen Place Champaign

    4114 W Springfield, Champaign, IL 61822
    (18)
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    Evergreen Place Assisted Living offers worry-free living, where independence thrives and compassionate care is always nearby. Our beautiful campus also offers Traditional and Road to Home Respite Care. We welcome you to learn more and visit our community of care, where friendships flourish and...

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  • Eagle's View Supportive Living

    Eagle's View Supportive Living

    200 W International Ave, Rantoul, IL 61866
    (12)
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    Eagle's View Supportive Living and Memory Care provides a wonderful alternative to a nursing home or to those struggling alone at home. We are a community that promotes independence while providing additional assistance as needed with dignity and respect. Our focus is on providing residents with...

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  • Inman Place

    Inman Place

    17 E University Avenue, Champaign, IL 61820
    (4)
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    Inman Place is located in Champaign, IL which is a part of Champaign County. This independent living community provides its residents with a great place to call home. Champaign offers things to do and see, including the opportunity to check out The Virginia Theatre, Krannert Art Museum, and the...

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  • Parkview Senior Apartments

    Parkview Senior Apartments

    100 Parkview Lane, Savoy, IL 61874
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    Parkview Senior Apartments is an independent living community in Savoy, Illinois. Savoy is a village of over 7,680 residents in Champaign County, Illinois. There are any number of conveniently placed points of interest to young, old, and in between located in this Illinois town. Savoy, incorporated...

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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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  • Riverside Assisted Living & Memory Care

    Riverside Assisted Living & Memory Care

    1485 Butterfield Court, Kankakee, IL 60901
    (5)
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    Riverside Senior Life is the areas only full continuum of care, with over 20 years of experience enriching lives in the community. From Independent Living to Skilled Nursing, Riverside Senior Life delivers a seamless continuum of care , unrivaled in its one-of-a-kind approach. As part of the...

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  • Bickford of Bourbonnais

    Bickford of Bourbonnais

    100 Jones Drive, Bourbonnais, IL 60914
    (13)
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    We began our quest into senior living because of our love for our beloved mother, Mary Bickford, whose needs became too great for us to manage.  As we researched senior living options, we were shocked at our findings.  The options offered too much or too little — none met her needs...

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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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  • 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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  • Willow Falls

    Willow Falls

    1681 Willow Circle Dr, Crest Hill, IL 60403
    (18)
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    The Inn at Willow Falls was designed with consideration for every facet of a secure and enriching senior lifestyle — from a choice of meticulously designed apartments to a complete program of supportive care and social services. Residents will delight in the beautiful grounds, the comfortable...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Generations at Riverview Senior & Assisted Living Community

    500 Centennial Dr, East Peoria, IL 61611
    (5)
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    Riverview, located on 55 acres with beautiful scenery and landscaping, is a comprehensive healthcare center that specializes in skilled nursing care , rehabilitation services , and retirement living at its best. Tenants and patients enjoy a variety of social, recreational, and cultural activities...

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  • Galena Park Terrace Apartments

    5533 N Galena Rd, Peoria Heights, IL 61614
    (2)
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    Galena Park Terrace Apartments is located in the beautiful town of Peoria Heights, Peoria County, Illinois. Peoria Heights is absolutely gorgeous with historic beauty and sights to see all through-out town. This is the perfect place for afternoon walks through the old world walkways with lusciously...

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  • Leisure Acres

    200 Carlson Ave, Washington, IL 61571
    (2)
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    The Leisure Acres senior housing is located in serene and beautiful Washington, Tazewell County, IL. For most seniors finding a place to retire that is clean and safe is a top concern. The Washington area has a variety of different things to offer and is just right for a senior who is looking for...

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  • Heritage Senior Homes

    524 Carole Ave, Hanna City, IL 61536
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    Heritage senior homes are seniors Apartments' community located in Hanna City, Peoria County, Illinois. Hanna is a rural mining city in the county of Peoria, Illinois. There is a lot of history preserved in the city's museum and many natural features in its proximity. These features make the city an...

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  • Galesburg Towers

    1384 N. Henderson Street, Galesburg, IL 61401
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    Galesburg Towers is a senior housing apartment complex for seniors 55 and older and disabled people of any age located in Galesburg, Knox County, Illinois. Galesburg Towers Apartments is located with easy access to nearby shopping centers, gas stations, public transportation lines, theatres, medical...

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  • Pontiac Towers

    1011 West Washington, Pontiac, IL 61764
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    Located in Pontiac, Livingston County, IL, Pontiac Towers provides senior housing done right and provides residents with a safe and secure place to call home. The location of this residence is superior thanks to its perfect weather, great location, proximity to shopping and entertainment, and...

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  • Spring Creek Towers

    2727 North Monroe Street, Decatur, IL 62526
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    Spring Creek Towers is an independent senior housing community situated in the peaceful city of Decatur, Macon County, IL. Spring Creek community is situated in a leafy green suburb that gives our residents the peace of mind they deserve. Discover a haven of convenience and comfort awaiting you at...

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  • Sterling Towers

    2403 E 19th Street, Sterling, IL 61081
    (2)
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    Sterling Towers is a senior housing community for residents over 62 years of age and those with disabilities. It is located in the quiet and cozy city of Sterling, Whiteside County, Illinois. Sterling is a small city of less than six square miles surrounded by fertile farmland with four distinct...

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Peoria, Illinois

Independent Living

An Independent Living Community provides residents the ability to live an active life while making sure their care requirements have been met. Frequent needs such as the scheduling of social activities and housekeeping are accounted for, which provides residents more free time to live their lives as they wish. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar ages and interests. Residents' quarters consist of private living spaces, each with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering an opportunity to entertain guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies vary between locations, many residences allow cats and dogs as well. Nursing and health care services can always be arranged for with independent care providers if desired. There are a variety of expenses and benefits to consider while selecting an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are covered in the service plan: laundry, housekeeping, wellness program, parking, field trips, move-in fee, initial assessment fee, and transportation. The benefits that pertain to independent living include golf course, community activities, security guards, beauty salon & barber shop, transportation, restaurant-style dining hall, concierge services, and game/TV room.

Cost of Living

Senior living community price is determined by the community in which it is located. The rent burden for Peoria is around 16.0% of the average monthly income. The median monthly cost for rent in Peoria is about $910 and the median home value for Peoria is $124,493.

Demographics and Values

Racially, the population of Peoria is 26.7% black, 0.3% Native American, 5.6% Asian, 2.5% other or not specified, 60.3% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 4.7% mixed race, and 6.0% Hispanic. Out of the total population of Peoria, 20.9% live in poverty, 61.8% participate in the labor force, 12.4% have some form of disability, and 7.2% do not have health insurance. Of the population of Peoria 34.5% have a college degree, 13.6% have a graduate degree, and 23.9% have a high-school diploma. In Peoria, 6.7% of the people are veterans. Peoria has a population density of 903 people per square mile. Based on gender, 52.4% are female and 47.6% are male. The median age of Peoria is 34 years old.

State Information

An overview of Illinois

The state of Illinois has a cost of living index of 95.7 where a score of 100 is the national average, and anything below 100 is considered less expensive than the national average. The state has a grocery index rating of 94.2 and a housing index rating of 87.2. The quality of life enjoyed by the average Illinois citizen is ranked 35th nation-wide. Additionally, Illinois is ranked 22nd by standards of healthcare. Based on natural beauty, Illinois ranks 43rd in the nation. In total, Illinois has 199 general hospitals and 383 health centers that provide care for 12,696,123 citizens. The top three hospitals in the state are considered to be Sherman Hospital, Sam Health St. Mary's Hospital - Centralia, and And Midwestern Region Medical Center.

Social demographics of the state

The state of Illinois ranks 10th in the country for diversity, and the state is considered LGBTQ friendly. 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. During the latest presidential election, 39% voted for the Republican candidate while 56% voted for the Democratic candidate. The median age in the state is 38, and 29% of the population is over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

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. On average, Illinois has an air quality index rating of around 37.7 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 54.5 AQI. During the summer, the average temperature in Illinois is around 73F. The average high summer temperature is around 91F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 53F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 49F in the month of February. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around 10F in the month of January. The average humidity across the state is 71%. The highest monthly average humidity rating is 78% in the month of December. 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 tornadoes.

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 bee balm, viola pedata, aromatic aster, and black snakeroot. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the coyote, the American black bear, the cougar, or the American pygmy shrew. The state animal of Illinois is the white-tailed deer.