Life Plan Community Offering Independent Living in Chicago

Enhance the life you love close to family and friends.

Independent senior living in Chicago at Smith Village embodies everything the name implies — freedom. Without the headaches and hassles of home maintenance, appliance repairs, yardwork and shoveling snow — even changing lightbulbs — you’ll have the time to invest your energy into all the things you love while discovering new passions.

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“I decided to move to Smith after several visits here. I did go to other places, but I was very, very happy with the friendliness, the competence, the general atmosphere of Smith Village. One could feel right at home.”

JoAnn Geijer, Resident

Spending more time with friends and family is just one of the many benefits of maintenance-free living.

Amenities in abundance

The wide array of amenities, hospitality and senior health care services at our dynamic Life Plan Community are here to help keep you active, healthy, happy and whole — and they’re all included in your monthly fee!

  • Healthy restaurant-style dining options from formal to casual
  • Well-equipped fitness center with full-time exercise physiologist
  • Personalized exercise plans and group classes
  • Music, art and computer classes
  • Outings to theaters, museums, restaurants and sporting events
  • Recreational, social, cultural, spiritual and educational programs
  • Lectures, seminars and live entertainment
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Media center
  • Salon and spa
  • Library
  • Movie theater
  • A full calendar of events and activities
  • Wellness center
  • Community center
  • Book clubs and reading groups
  • New pub
  • Pet-friendly
  • Landscaped courtyards

Services to make life easier

  • Complete maintenance of residences
  • Biweekly housekeeping and flat linen service
  • Basic cable, Wi-Fi, local telephone and all utilities
  • Full-time life enrichment, wellness and activities trustees
  • Pet-friendly
  • Monthly health clinic
  • Health and wellness screenings
  • Religious services
  • Scheduled transportation
  • Weekly shopping trips
  • Postal center
  • Village store
  • On-site banking
  • 24-hour security and emergency call system
  • Guest apartments
  • Surface and heated underground parking
  • Personal storage space

Long-term security you can always count on

Many people often ask, “Just what is a Life Plan Community?” Quite simply, a Life Plan Community (also known as a Continuing Care Retirement Community) gives you the long-term peace of mind of knowing that if your health needs change, you’ll have access to a full continuum of 5-Star-rated senior health care services right here on our Beverly campus.

At Smith Village, residents can move seamlessly between Independent Living and Assisted Living, Memory Care and Skilled Nursing. We also offer Short-Term Rehabilitation services to Smith Village residents and those of the surrounding community.

It pays to plan ahead

Choosing a Life Plan Community like Smith Village keeps you in control of your retirement — where you’ll live and who’ll care for you if your needs change. Making a decision now, while you’re healthy, gives you and your family the peace of mind that comes with having a secure plan in place.

In addition, Independent Living residents at Smith Village receive significant long-term health care benefits, including a discount on Assisted Living, Memory Care or Skilled Nursing Care services of $1,000 per month for up to 48 months. That’s a potential savings of up to $48,000 per couple.

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Many independent seniors choose a community simply to eliminate the burdens of owning a house – higher insurance, property taxes, repairs, yard work, shoveling snow and regular maintenance. Often the decision is driven by the desire to be in a social and active environment. It also provides levels of safety and security. Unlike the social isolation that one may experience from living alone, at a community like Smith Village, there are always friendly neighbors around you to socialize and do things with, and someone close by if an emergency arises.

As a not-for-profit organization, our mission and long-standing values govern every management and financial decision our executives, our associates and our dedicated board of trustees make. Instead of focusing on profits for shareholders, revenue generated is reinvested into the community, ensuring Smith Village’s dedication to improving the lives of our residents, staff and community we serve.