Oak Park Arms Retirement Community - Oak Park, IL
In 1922, Oak Park was a young suburb with an elegant hotel/apartment building - the Oak Park Arms, and it was the epitome of style and sophistication. The Arms was always busy with meetings of all kinds, galas and wedding receptions. By the 1970â€™s, however, hotel chains were springing up everywhere. The Oak Park Armsâ€™ future was in doubt, until it was purchased by two friends who wanted to create active retirement living in a community that was full of life, service and spirit. Today the Oak Park Arms is still owned by those two friends who remain involved and committed to excellence. It is flourishing as an independent living or an assisted living retirement community offering residents as full a life as they wish. The word â€œchoicesâ€ applies to everything. There is an abundance of appealing options for dining, learning, fitness, care and camaraderie. Residents enjoy an unbeatable combination of value, flexibility, life enrichment and fully integrated senior services. With more than 300 events a month, residents can create a day as exciting â€“ or as relaxing â€“ as they wish. Books are delivered from the renowned Oak Park Library. Complementary transportation is available to appointments, the grocery store and the shopping mall. Within the Arms is an elegant dining room, ballroom, meeting rooms, barbershop, hair salon, doctorsâ€™ offices and a wonderful place for a massage. The Arms shares space with the Lifelong Learning Center (the local Senior Center), and more than ten other providers of senior-centered care are within the Arms. There are assisted living services if and when they are needed. Short term or respite stays are popular. The Adult Day Care program invites participants to spend their daytime hours at The Arms and then return home in the evenings. Winner of multiple awards, the Oak Park Arms has maintained its original charm. It is an affable and affordable home for older adults and a great resource to Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and surrounding suburbs.