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September 27, 2020
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November 30, 2015
Thank you for your review, and we appreciate you taking the time to tour Plum Landing. Our architectural design is very unique because we are built into a hill overlooking the Fox River; therefore, you enter on our 6th floor and all of the apartments view out over the river and the park next door. As a result, you don’t see a lot of our building from the front. We are an independent living community, so while we do not offer any health care services, we do offer a partnership with a reputable health care company that can take care of our resident’s needs while still allowing them to live in our independent facility. This is done by offering a discount that is unique to our building. If you would like more information about the additional care, or our changing availability, please contact me at any time.
June 30, 2014
Thank you for your review, and we appreciate you taking the time to tour Plum Landing. We offer four different size apartments, with five distinct layouts that we believe are competitively priced. Included in each resident’s monthly rent is a dining allowance that they can spend any way they choose; this includes putting their allowance towards guest meals. The monthly allowance is representative of 15 lunches and 30 dinners. Our residents are very independent and a lot of them are on-the-go, so they do not attend every meal offered, nor do they wish to pay for meals that they haven’t eaten. In the interest of being more economic with our resident’s budgets, we have chosen to offer a very flexible allowance on a monthly basis. In addition to the allowance, each apartment has a full kitchen with a gas stove/oven, microwave and refrigerator included. Please contact us for a more in-depth list of the services and amenities included in the rent here.
September 23, 2013
Describe the overall population of independent living residents at Plum Landing. What is their average age? What are their favorite things to do?
Plum Landing was the dream of Ida Mighell, a schoolteacher and principal. Miss Mighell made provisions in her will to build comfortable housing designed specifically for active retired people. The result was a beautiful six story building with 70 apartments in a park like setting along the Fox River. In 1962, Plum Landing opened its doors as a 501 (c)(3) non-profit community for seniors. Its garden apartments, then as now, provided a secure environment for active, mature adults who want to live independently. Plum Landing is proud of its reputation for being a community where freedom and choice are encourage and valued. Average age is between is 65 years old. Some of the residents favorite things to do are: exercising, walks, cards, bridge, watching movies, visiting the library, going out to lunch/dinner, going to the Casino and various other outings.
What places are nearby for independent living residents to enjoy?
Plum Landing residents and visitors enjoy the best of both worlds with a park-like setting and a convenient location. Just 2 miles south of I-88, residents enjoy nearby shopping, parks and services. Relax with a good book, neighbors, or friends in the beautiful garden patio. Or take a stroll through the park or along the river. Less than 5 minutes away are the Paramount Theatre (highly acclaimed for it's Broadway series plays), RiverEdge Park, Hollywood Casino, and the Aurora Transportation Center. Aurora is also home to Chicago Premium Outlets. Healthcare facilities nearby include two hospitals and several medical offices and facilities.
What are some recent off-site events that the community activity director at Plum Landing has organized?
Plum Landing offers activities which promote the active lifestyle preferred by our residents. Meet your friends at Coffee Hour or Happy Hour. In addition to entertainment, games, events and exercise programs on site, trips to local attractions, senior groups, and shopping help keep residents active both at Plum Landing as well as in the Fox Valley.
What transportation services does Plum Landing offer to independent living residents?
Leave the driving to us. Plum Landing's Courtesy Car offers personal transportation around the area for a very reasonable rate, while our bus provides complimentary transportation to shopping and other activities.
What makes the chef or dining program at Plum Landing exceptional? What kind of menu can independent living residents expect?
Plum Landing is known throughout the valley for its great food and courteous hostesses and wait staff. At lunch and dinner, our chef prepares a specially selected entree. Several alternate entree selections are also available. Each meal begins with soup, juice and salad selections. The entree is then served followed by the dessert of the day. These desserts are always tempting, however fresh fruit or ice cream are always available. We know that tasting is believing, so we invite you to join us for a meal when you visit us.
What common areas are available for independent living residents?
Plum Landing has various common areas on each floor. We have six floors and every floor has a seating area for residents to interact, watch a movie or simply relax.
What safety features or security measures does Plum Landing offer to independent living residents?
Plum Landing has 24 hour camera surveillance and two employees that live on site. Someone is always here to assist them. Twice a day wellness check calls are made to each resident.
If Plum Landing accepts dogs or cats, what indoor/outdoor areas can they enjoy?
Yes, dogs are allowed under 15 pounds and cats are also welcome. Plum Landing has a park next to the Community that dogs are welcome to enjoy. Also, every apartment has a balcony or walk out patio that can be enjoyed with pets. A walk out sidewalk that goes to the bike path alongside the Fox River is also a favorite to enjoy with your pet.
Does Plum Landing work with an agency or registry to provide nursing and medical assistance as needed?
Plum Landing can provide a list of care givers if that is needed however, we do not have on-site nursing care.
Cost of Independent Living
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 program and food around.
Plum Landing offers independent rental apartments for seniors 55 and better, with no entrance fees or buy-in’s. Located just two miles south of the I-88 toll-way in Aurora on Lake St. (Rt. 31); just north of downtown; Residents can enjoy easy access to local venues such as the new RiverEdge Park, Metra station, Hollywood Casino, Paramount Theater and many local restaurants.
Plum Landing offers independent senior rental apartments that come in a variety of different sizes. Every apartment is completely private and features a full kitchen and bath with a balcony or patio. Monthly leases are available; however, anyone who signs up for an annual lease will be guaranteed that the rate they pay when they move in will never change as long as they live at Plum Landing! Please see the descriptions below for further information, pictures and floor plans.
In 1962, Plum Landing Retirement Community opened its doors as a not-for-profit organization, providing a secure environment in a quiet and peaceful setting for active adults, 55 and better, who want to live independently.Get Costs