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11 Independent Living Communities in the McHenry Area

The Courtyard at McHenry

Comfortable, Casual Senior Living in McHenry, Illinois

  •  3300 Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050 $$
  • Studio, and One Bedroom Apartments
  • Weekly Housekeeping
  • Customizable Meals
  • On Site Library
  • Flat Linen Service

Lake Barrington Woods

Welcome to Lake Barrington Woods - Senior Living in Lake Barrington

  •  22320 Classic Court, Lake Barrington, IL 60010 $$
  • Several meal and dining plans to suit your needs
  • Beautifully landscaped brick patio with waterfall
  • Club lounge with bar, fireplace and billiards table
  • Indoor heated pool
  • Diversified social, cultural, recreational and educational events

Brookdale Hawthorn Lakes

We invite you to come experience exceptional senior living at Hawthorn Lakes today.

  •  10 E. Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills, IL 60061 $$
  • Beautifully appointed dining rooms with elegant settings.
  • We provide spacious and well-appointed apartments whether you are considering Independent or Assisted Living.
  • Our trained and licensed transportation associates provide door-to-door services to popular retail outlets, restaurants and services in the community. Also, transportation to personal appointments is easily managed through prearranged reservations.
  • Our housekeeping associates will clean your apartment weekly. Flat linen service included.
  • A variety of educational programs, social outings and/or cultural events daily means there is always something new to experience and exciting to do!

StoryPoint Libertyville

Senior Living Services As Unique As You

  •  901 Florsheim Dr, Libertyville, IL 60048 $$
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom plans
  • Spacious bathrooms & walk-in showers
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Billiards room with game tables
  • Fitness room with exercise programs

Solstice Senior Living at Palatine

Live. Life. Vibrantly.

  •  55 S Greeley, Palatine, IL 60067 $
  • At Solstice at Palatine, Independent Living means living a vibrant life on your terms.
  • Remain independent, and ditch the chores and burdens of owning or renting a home, while enjoying conveniences that make life easier in a retirement community.
  • Our innovative Vibrant Life® and Path to Wellness programs keep residents engaged, and we offer a variety of amenities, including restaurant-style dining and a full calendar of fun activities.
  • We are proud to partner with home health care professionals to assist with daily living activities. You can stay in our community even if your or your loved one’s care needs change.
  • We know staying connected to loved ones is important, which is why we offer different ways of staying in touch and making sure friends and family are always in the loop.

Brookdale Hoffman Estates

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  1515 Barrington Road, Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 $$
  • A variety of educational programs, social outings and/or cultural events daily means there is always something new to experience and exciting to do!
  • Our licensed, professional associates offer a wide range of individually customized proactive health and fitness training programs as well as Medicare funded physical, occupational and speech therapies, designed to help residents enhance or regain their independence through comprehensive rehabilitation, exercise and education programs.
  • Our trained and licensed transportation associates provide door-to-door services to popular retail outlets, restaurants and services in the community. Also, transportation to personal appointments is easily managed through prearranged reservations.
  • Our housekeeping associates will clean your apartment bi-weekly. Flat linen service can be provided.

Sedgebrook

The Lincolnshire, IL, Senior Living Community That Feels Like a Resort, Lives Like Home.

  •  800 Audubon Way, Lincolnshire, IL 60069 $$$$

Entrance fees apply

  • Indoor parking & climate-controlled walkways
  • Aquatics center with pool & hot tub
  • Wide variety of educational programs
  • Gift shop/convenience market
  • Conference rooms for club meetings

Church Creek

Your life, your way, every day.

  •  1250 West Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005 $$$
  • Ageility Physical Therapy Solutions
  • MyChoice Dining Program
  • Cyber café
  • Community events
  • Pond

The Oaks at Bartlett

A Retirement Community for Mind, Body & Spirit.

  •  825 Carillon Drive, Bartlett, IL 60103 $$$$

Entrance fees may apply

  • All utilities paid (except telephone and internet)
  • Flexible dining options in the lovely dining room or cozy cafe.
  • A full schedule of educational, cultural, social and recreational activities
  • 44 acres of picturesque grounds with walking paths and seating areas to enjoy the changing views
  • Pub with full-service bar & indoor heated swimming pool

Brookdale Northbrook

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  4501 Concord Lane, Northbrook, IL 60062 $$
  • Our beautiful patio and gardens offer an outdoor experience that allows you to enjoy beautiful days and healthy sunshine!
  • Enjoy delicious, restaurant-style meals in our elegant dining room with seasonal menu options that change each day
  • Join us for a variety of educational events and cultural activities in the Community Room, our community's hub of activity.
  • Explore your creative side in our arts and crafts studio. Pursue or perfect hobbies such as ceramics, or join in the fun of our Pottery Class. It all depends on your interests and the only limit is your imagination!

Brookdale Des Plaines

Illinois Senior Living at its Finest

  •  800 S. River Road, Des Plaines, IL 60016 $$
  • Beautifully appointed dining rooms with elegant settings.
  • Our well-appointed guest accommodations make it convenient for friends and family to visit.
  • Explore your creative side in our arts and crafts studio. Pursue or perfect hobbies or join in the fun of our Knitting Club. It all depends on your interests and the only limit is your imagination!
  • Our beautiful patio and gardens offer an outdoor experience that allows you to enjoy beautiful days and healthy sunshine!
  • Daily exercise promotes a healthy lifestyle for all our residents. You can do just that in our well-equipped fitness area featuring workout equipment specifically designed and targeted to seniors' needs.

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.