Oak Park Arms | Independent Living

408 S Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL, 60302

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based on 6 Reviews

Caring90524350 August 14, 2014

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Oak Park Arms was obviously a very old structure, and it didn't look that clean. It has the original doors and the original wood trim baseboards. It's been scratched over the decades and repainted. We ate there, and it wasn't very good. We saw a couple of units in the independent living area, but the particular units that were available were so far from the elevator. It was a really long walk, and my father-in-law has a lot of trouble walking, even with a walker. They have activities there. They have a ballroom, and they go together for activities in the ballroom.


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The Oak Park Arms is a senior independent living and assisted living rental retirement community located in historic Oak Park, Illinois, just minutes from downtown Chicago.

No other senior living retirement community in the Oak Park, River Forest or Forest Park area can match the outstanding value, convenience and vibrant lifestyle at the Oak Park Arms. Residents enjoy a myriad of social events and activities, flexible restaurant dining with a menu of abundant choices, and welcoming and comfortable living accommodations.

The Oak Park Arms affords its residents as full a life as they wish. A resident can create a day as exciting – or as relaxing – as he or she wishes. The word “choices” applies to just about everything, and at the Arms, there is an abundance of appealing options.

Events and activities abound. From listening to a jazz concert to taking a tap dance class, from a current events lecture to an art exhibit, there are things to do. If you don’t want to partake in the plethora of events, that’s fine, too. A day reading the paper and napping can be as pleasurable as seeing a radio reenactment performed, sound effects and all.

The point is … Your life at the Arms is custom made – by you!

The Oak Park Arms retirement community was once a famous luxury hotel. In the mid-1970′s, the Arms was purchased by two friends who wanted to create active retirement living in a community that would be full of life, service and spirit. That vision and the two friends’ in-depth experience created The Arms of today.

Now with more than 35 years of experience, the Oak Park Arms has been the leader of senior living and the model in developing other senior communities combining exceptional senior care in an ideal setting.

The Arms has been able to share space with the Oak Park Township Senior Services, the Lifelong Learning Center (the local Senior Center) and provide office space for over 10 other providers of senior-centered care. Winner of awards, the Oak Park Arms has maintained its original charm and vision of being an affable and affordable home for older adults and a great resource to Oak Park and surrounding towns such as River Forest, Forest Park, Berwyn, Cicero, Riverside, Elmwood Park, Maywood and Chicago. The Oak Park Arms’ events and activities draw people of all ages. The large scale ballroom is frequently alive with “the sound of music” at monthly ballroom dances for residents and the public. The Oak Park Arms, an industry leader, provides unsurpassed services, amenities and programs.

The original vision continues to this day as the Oak Park Arms is still owned and operated by the same two men who created it. They remain involved and committed to excellence. Their strong support to the management staff ensures that the Arms continues its legacy of distinction.

Oak Park Arms Mission Statement:

To provide the highest degree of service in an environment for living where each resident can celebrate life and pursue areas of personal, social and recreational interest.

What Makes Us Special


We are in Independent and Assisted Living community focused on servicing the individual. We pride ourselves on delivering excellence to all of residence.

Features of Oak Park Arms


Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Psychiatric care
  • Physical therapy
  • Hospice care

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio apartments
  • Companion suites: We do not offer companion suites

Features

  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Computer room
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • 24-hour security gate
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Shared space where residents can host parties

Dining options

  • Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
  • Meals delivered to residents' rooms
  • Meals in a shared dining room
  • Some residents have in-room full kitchens (including oven, etc.)

Activities

  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Book clubs
  • Wii sports competition
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Activities extra: More than 300 events a month including live music in our ballroom.

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Laundry service for linens
  • Private services

Costs

  • We charge monthly rent plus additional fees for specific care needs, as needed
  • Monthly rent is all inclusive
  • Minimum rate: $1,190/month

General

  • Pets: Small pets allowed
  • We offer respite care (short term stays)
  • Minimum age: 62

Licenses

  • Licenses: Licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health

Financial guidance

  • We help families understand VA benefits
  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living

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