Senior living is simpler at the Senior Suites of Chatham. Our bright community lets you live the senior lifestyle you've always wanted in the Chicago neighborhood you've come to love. We help independent seniors cross more off their daily to-do lists with ease by providing convenient services and amenities like grocery transportation, housekeeping, and emergency response systems.
Senior Lifestyle's Senior Suites have been Chicago's pioneer in affordable housing since 1995 and currently has 24 communities in the area. With the cooperation of the city, we offer affordable senior living in a variety of neighborhoods throughout the city to those individuals 62 years and better.
Those interested in our community can reach out to our team to learn more about affordable senior housing. Potential residents need to apply and qualify for rental rates, which are based on availability and applicant income. Our application process doesn't require a security deposit or buy-in, only a simple 12-month lease. With the application process in mind, we welcome prospective tenants, families, and friends to visit our community to learn more.
If you're not ready to make the move to our affordable community just yet, we encourage you to join our waiting list to get the best rates when you're ready.
Active seniors will love their time at Senior Suites of Chatham. Our Independent Living lifestyle is complete with amenities and services meant to make your life more simple and relaxing. Our community is full of independent seniors who want to spend more time pursuing their passions and less time worrying about daily tasks.
Affordable Senior Living
Our Independent Living lifestyle offers a vibrant atmosphere with opportunities to pursue your passions, make social connections, and embrace interests you've never had time to explore. Enjoy a quality of lifestyle in warm and welcoming community.
• Monthly Housekeeping
• Weekly Grocery Transportation
• Utilities Included (Excluding Phone, Internet, and Cable)
• Daily Up and About Checks
• Emergency Pull Cords
• Electronically monitored check-in system
What is Independent Living?
Independent Living offers a vibrant lifestyle for seniors. By choosing Independent Living, our communities residents are able to spend their time relaxing, pursuing their passions, thriving, and forming meaningful friendships. Independent Living communities are designed to create a carefree lifestyle by providing service options such as housekeeping, transportation, maintenance, and restaurant-style dining. These communities also frequently offer a full calendar of on-site events, social opportunities, and educational programming, all coming together to create an exciting, fulfilling lifestyle that today's seniors expect.
The Independent Living Experience
Our Independent Living communities will keep you connected and inspired to live your life the way you want to live it. Modern senior communities are bright, spacious, and full of active seniors enjoying each day to the fullest.
While each Independent Living community is different, they are most commonly set up as apartment homes that have access to central resources such as professional staff, dining services, and well-appointed amenities. Residents will find a variety of communities, all with slightly different offerings to take into consideration. From comfortable, home-like spaces with familial surroundings to resort-style living with all the luxuries, Senior Lifestyle has a community to fit everyone's preferences.
It's All Fun and Games Really
Your retirement and golden years should be focused on enjoyment. In today's Independent Living communities, programming is centered around residents need for connection, joy and wellness. Communities integrate fun into every day through onsite recreational spaces and planned daily activities. From putting greens and pool tables to card games, baking lessons, and crafts, there are plenty of opportunities to put a little play in your day.
Lifelong Learning and Adventure
In an Independent Living lifestyle, you can discover new passions and take on new adventures. Many of our communities offer a variety of educational, art, and exercise classes for your continued growth and enjoyment. From museums, theaters, and local eateries to national and international travel opportunities, there are plenty of group excursions to engage your adventurous spirit. Even if you go-it-alone in your explorations, the freedom an Independent Living community provides can enable you to feel comfortable taking extended trips or spending more time out and about.
Movement and Exercise
We all know that staying active can keep us healthy and enjoying the hobbies we love. Our senior living communities are full of engaging fitness opportunities that help you look forward to exercising and keep you on-the-go. From group classes like Zumba, yoga, or weight lifting to on-site fitness centers that let you work out on your own you will find a community with the right combination of fitness offerings to fit your personal style.
Keeping It Social
Independent Living communities offer residents a unique opportunity to meet and grow new friendships in a natural environment. Through our diverse programming opportunities, finding people with like interests becomes easy. Apart from structured learning or outings, Independent Living communities encourage socializing through fun get-togethers like happy hours, concerts, and movie nights.
Bring Your Best Friend
Senior living communities of today understand how important pets are to a fulfilling lifestyle. Many of our communities are pet-friendly, and we value the joy and companionship that pets bring into the lives of all our residents. Some communities even have dedicated pet spaces, socializing opportunities, and programming to help furry friends feel just as at home in the community as their owner.
What is Assisted Living?
Assisted Living helps seniors live each day to the fullest with professional daily assistance, tailored to their specific health or personal care needs. Assisted Living communities offer service and care options such as housekeeping, meal preparation, personal hygiene, medication management, transportation, and more. Families and their loved ones will find Assisted Living communities are dedicated to providing the highest level of care, but also understand the personal value of maintaining independence and choice. Many Assisted Living options offer upscale amenities, engaging events, and diverse programming for residents to enjoy. In fact, today's families and seniors can expect a bright, fulfilling lifestyle and have a variety of senior living apartments, communities, and properties to choose from in order to find just the right fit.
The Assisted Living Experience
Today's seniors can expect an active, vibrant lifestyle in their Assisted Living community with the events and activities tailored to their preferences and abilities. While you will still find opportunities to play perennial favorites like bingo and bridge, the communities of today truly think outside the box when creating ambiances and programming for their residents.
Our Assisted Living communities place a priority on enjoyment and relaxation. Many include well-manicured outdoor spaces with lush surroundings and daily opportunities to get out and enjoy the sunshine. Inside, spacious community rooms are designed for socialization with plenty of cozy nooks and niches for those wanting a little rest and relaxation for the day. These vibrant atmospheres are complemented by a wide array of planned social events, activities, and education opportunities. Everything is perfectly catered and adapted to residents to create days full of enjoyment.
At Senior Lifestyle, our Assisted Living communities place a high-priority on the daily enjoyment of their residents. They provide daily programming and unique activities for seniors that make each day brighter. From card games and crafts to cooking activities, community gardening, and daily trivia, there is always a way for residents to join in.
Learning and Discovery
There are many ways for today's active seniors to expand their world from inside their communities. Art and education classes have become a staple on monthly calendars, along with seminars on topics such as historical figures and wellness. Book, poetry, and writing clubs have also become popular, providing another way for seniors to grow and express themselves in the new community.
Active and On-the-Go
Staying active can keep seniors enjoying the hobbies and lifestyle they love, longer. Physical activities for seniors in Assisted Living have become an important part of the daily routine. From walking clubs, tai chi, and water aerobics to adapted exercises such as balance classes and chair yoga, seniors of all ability levels can find a structured exercise class or activity that keeps them healthy and on the go.
Friends and Fun
Part of the appeal of Assisted Living is that it provides a natural, comfortable setting to meet other seniors and build friendships. Communities focus on planning social events that encourage interaction including happy hours, movie nights, and trips to local eateries, making it simple to make connections and form friendships.
Places for Pets
Pets can be an important source of love and companionship for seniors. Today's senior living communities understand that connection and welcome these special friends. Many events and activities are pet-friendly too, making it easy for pets to feel equally at home and at ease in the community from the start.
What is Memory Care?
Memory Care communities tailor their environment, programming, and personal care to people living with dementia or Alzheimer's diagnosis. These communities provide a safe, secure, and calming atmosphere that helps residents feel more comfortable and at ease. A team of professional nursing staff are trained in the cognitive, behavioral, and physical symptoms that often accompany dementia. This helps them adapt their care and interactions to create a helpful and restful home for residents. Memory Care communities have security measures such as enclosed outdoor spaces and secure entries and exits to safeguard against wandering. Families can feel confident knowing their loved one is being cared for in a conscientious community built specifically to cater to their needs.
The Memory Care Experience
At Senior Lifestyle, our modern Memory Care communities focus on making each day more vibrant for their residents, no matter their current abilities and cognition. Our Memory Care communities create atmospheres that allow residents and their families to live with confidence, knowing they are well-cared for, safe, and secure.
Environment and Atmosphere
Residents living with memory impairment, dementia, or Alzheimer's thrive best in calm atmospheres and familiar settings that minimize distraction and confusion. Our Memory Care communities provide this type of atmosphere inside and out, with beautiful, enclosed outdoor spaces. Families can feel more confident because their loved one is surrounded by 24/7 attentive care, security systems, and alarmed community entrances and exits.
Memory Care communities tailor their social interactions, daily programs, and stimulating activities to fit with the abilities of their Memory Care residents. These changes can include adaptation for sound and distraction, calming activities, and gentle encouragement. Many communities provide programming that encourages brain health and socialization centered around long-term recall.
embrace Memory Care
Senior Lifestyle has created embrace Memory Care to help residents living with dementia or Alzheimer's find more joy and connection in their lives. This program is based on the latest memory research and engages residents by creating moments that stimulate the senses and call on engrained activities to encourage interaction with the world around them. This program takes personalized care one step further by forming daily rhythms for residents that allow more choice and independence in their days, such as choosing activities and menu items through visual cues. Finally, embrace Memory Care supports family members and friends in creating more meaning and connection in their visits through innovative programs and guided interactions.
Memory Care Services
Memory Care communities provide all the services and amenities offered in other senior lifestyles but adapt their approach to service to help those living with dementia and Alzheimer's feel more safe and secure. Professionally-trained staff members provide daily activities to create a more fulfilling lifestyle for their residents, while clinical and nursing teams ensure residents personal care, nutritional, and medical needs are being met.
Seniors living with dementia and Alzheimer's often need help completing the activities of daily living, including dressing and personal hygiene. While families often wrestle with the question of when to move from Assisted Living to Memory Care, in the early stages of adapted Memory Care, a caregiver may only provide gentle reminders or cues to help residents complete a task, maintaining independence longer. In later stages, help can be adapted to include full daily assistance to help residents prepare for their day. Memory Care communities should tailor personal care plans to the individual, addressing their care needs at each stage of progression.
Cleaning and Laundry
For many seniors, not just those with dementia, household chores often become more difficult as they age. Memory Care communities take these daily to-dos off their residents lists and provide services such as daily tidying-up, weekly housekeeping, laundry services, and more. These services create a manageable lifestyle, leaving more time for relaxation and enjoyment.
Meals and Nutrition
Many family caregivers struggle with getting their loved ones to eat a balanced diet. In Memory Care communities, our staff communicates with the residents and family members to understand their taste preferences, nutritional needs, and medical limitations. The communities can provide tailored diets, pureed meals, and meal assistance to ensure residents are getting the nutrition they need.
While dementia and Alzheimer's can often change relationships, many residents still find comfort and companionship with their beloved pets. Many Memory Care communities embrace these relationships and provide pet-friendly apartments and spaces where owners and furry-friends can enjoy their days together.