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The Admiral at the Lake - Chicago, Illinois - LogoLocated on the north side of Chicago, The Admiral at the Lake is a continuing care retirement community with more than 150 years of history behind us. Residents here at our community not only enjoy premium amenities and accommodations, but the added security and peace of mind in the knowledge that we are well-equipped to provide a broad range of supportive services.

As Chicago's first and longest serving not-for-profit senior living community, The Admiral at the Lake provides a one-of-a-kind experience for seniors. Our long history and dedication to quality makes us the ideal solution for retirement living in Illinois.

Featured Amenities

We offer accommodations in well-designed one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes, as well as garden townhomes. Each unit features full kitchens, individually controlled thermostats, basic cable TV and high-speed internet access. Food options within our community include a juice bar, café bistro, a restaurant-style The Admiral at the Lake - Chicago, IL - Courtyard dining room and a private dining room for hosting special events. Impressive views of the surrounding city can be seen from numerous spots throughout, and residents have access to a variety of garden and rooftop terraces.

Residents enjoy easy access to social, recreational and educational programs. Our fitness center and indoor, heated pool are both great options for getting some exercise, while our creative arts studio is the ideal sport for working on personal projects or starting new hobbies.

Available Services

Utilities, except for telephone service, are all included under residents' monthly rent. Housekeeping services are also provided, as are scheduled transportation services to area destinations. Daily meals are The Admiral at the Lake - Chicago, IL - Beachserved in our community dining room, so there is no need to worry about what to cook for dinner.

As a continuing care retirement community, residents of our community have access to a wide selection of supportive services should they be required. These can include assisted living services, memory care support and even skilled nursing services within private accommodations. All of these are provided through our Lifecare program.

Chicago seniors looking for a community that will support them throughout the retirement years will not be disappointed with The Admiral at the Lake.

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  • Minimum Monthly Cost: $2,405
  • Entrance Fees From: $371,000
  • Entrance Fees From: $371,000


Property Info

  • Emergency Services: Less than 1 Mile
  • Shopping: Less than 1 Mile
  • Recreation: Less than 1 Mile
  • Minimum Age: 62
  • State License #: 5104192
  • 1-Bedroom Units
  • 2-Bedroom Units
  • 3-Bedroom Units
  • Air Conditioning/Climate Control
  • Washer/Dryer in Apt
  • Full Kitchen
  • Emergency Call System
  • 24-Hour Staffing
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Beauty/Barber Shop
  • Library
  • Heated, Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Creative Arts Studio
  • Business Center
  • Media Room/Theater


  • Full-Time Activity Director
  • Social Events
  • Trips & Outings
  • Spiritual Activities
  • Exercise Classes
  • Live, On-site Entertainment
  • Educational Opportunities


  • Outside Patio/Gardens
  • Computer/Internet Access
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Restaurant-style Dining Room
  • Café Bistro, Private Dining Room, Juice Bar


  • Medication Management
  • Help with Activities of Daily Living
  • Transportation to Appointments
  • Other Transportation Provided
  • Housekeeping


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    This is retirement at its best. The residents at the Admiral are accustomed to luxury, and the facility does not disappoint.

    In order to make the facility truly feel like home, all employees are required to dress in business causal attire--not scrubs.

    The living quarters are far larger than most senior communities, so residents truly feel at home.

    The dining selections can be categorized as "fine dining", and outings and activities include opportunity for general social engagement--to opportunities to explore the arts and culture of Chicagoland.

    As resident needs increase beyond fully independent living, they can move to a more skilled area of the Admiral--without sacrificing the luxury and respect they are accustomed to.

    The only downside is that the Admiral will not fit in most seniors budget.

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