The Community Built for Life®

Giving seniors the life they deserve in a safe, secure environment

An original idea inspired by personal experience

When Patricia Will founded Belmont in 1998, she did so out of love of family. A medical real estate developer, she was seeking a better place for her mother-in-law, who was experiencing cognitive decline. Unable to find a community that combined the highest levels of hospitality and care, Will decided to create one herself.

Collaborating with Chicago-area hospitals and universities

When Will founded the very first Belmont Village community in 1998, she leveraged connections with the Texas Medical Center. She knew that in order for seniors to have the most enriching lives possible, hospitality and care had to be interconnected. Since then, such partnerships have defined our programming model nationwide and collectively enhanced the Belmont experience.

Our Chicago-area Belmont Village communities work closely with experts at Northwestern University’s Department of Geriatrics and Feinburg School of Medicine Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease, which focuses on the causes and clinical characteristics of neurodegenerative diseases.

Feinburg School of Medicine at Northwestern University


Accessing teams of specialists from universities, healthcare institutions, and professional organizations is the developmental model for every Belmont Village community. We not only collaborate with these institutions, we sponsor research. The thought, research, and design that go into our development has changed the paradigm of senior living, offering an experience based on reward, not denial.

Premium dining and hospitality

Food is one of life’s great pleasures. To elevate this experience for our residents, the team at Belmont Village created our dining program with hospitality, food service, ergonomics, and engineering experts at the University of Houston Conrad N. Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

Everything from the quality and nutritional value of the food, to the plating, to the architecture and design of our dining areas, to the room temperature was scrutinized and fine-tuned. Most importantly, we listened to our residents, to deliver a food and service experience seniors appreciate.

Evidence-based memory care programming

For residents experiencing mild to moderate cognitive decline, our award-winning memory care program Circle of Friends® takes a comprehensive approach that includes exercise, education, nutrition, and social engagement.

Demonstrably effective at mitigating the effects of memory loss, this program was developed through partnerships with neurologic researchers and clinicians at universities, the International Alzheimer’s Association, and other respected healthcare institutions and organizations. Here in Chicago, our work with the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease at the Northwestern University Feinburg School of Medicine has helped to influence our programming for whole brain fitness.

Unparalleled clinical support for ongoing health and wellness

Tailored to each resident’s need, our holistic health and wellness program is supported on-site by licensed nurses and a trained staff 24/7. It includes nutritional and clinical support, physical and mental fitness, learning, social interaction, medication management, physical therapy and rehabilitation.

We also collaborate with the Department of Geriatrics at Northwestern University, which was ranked sixth in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in 2020. Visiting physicians with the university actually provide primary care for many of our residents.

Continuity of Quality Guaranteed

Unlike other senior living communities that are managed by third party operators, Belmont Village builds, owns, and operates all of our communities. This means residents can rest assured that they will receive a consistent level of experience in programming, service, amenities, and dining for the long term.

Designed to meet the needs of every resident

Delicious food, fantastic amenities, engaging social activities, stimulating memory-care programming, and comprehensive clinical and therapeutic support. Here, everything comes together to help residents live their best lives, even if their lives change further down the road. Experiences are tailored to meet the personal needs of all residents, including couples requiring different levels of care who wish to continue living together.


“We are so grateful to all of you at Belmont Village who are taking such good care of mother during this very difficult time. Our family is spread out and knowing that our mother is at Belmont Village under your wonderful care gives us a lot of comfort. Your extraordinary efforts are amazing!”

Nancy W.
Belmont Village Oak Park

Health & Safety in Our Communities

From our comprehensive program of safety protocols to our rapid administration of vaccines, Belmont Village is committed to protecting the health of our residents and staff. As with everything we do, our pandemic response is informed by the highest levels of expertise.

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Explore Chicago-area living options


The perfect balance of independence and support, tailored to your needs.


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Find your Chicago Area Belmont Village community

  • Buffalo Grove, Illinois

    Three-story community in the suburbs of northwest Chicago near historic Longrove.

    Phone: 847.537.5000
    500 McHenry Rd
    Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
    Living Options:
    • Assisted Living
    • Memory Care
  • Geneva Road – Carol Stream, Illinois

    Three-story community in Carol Stream, minutes from the Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital.

    Phone: 630.510.1515
    545 Belmont Ln
    Carol Stream, IL 60188
    Living Options:
    • Assisted Living
    • Memory Care
  • Glenview, Illinois


    Beautifully landscaped three-story community near Lutheran General, Skokie and Glenbrook Hospitals.

    Phone: 847.657.7100
    2200 Golf Rd
    Glenview, IL 60025
    Living Options:
    • Assisted Living
    • Memory Care
  • Lincoln Park – Chicago, Illinois

    Lincoln Park Artist Rendering

    Seven-story community in the Lincoln Commons area with an elegant historic vibe.

    Phone: 773.327.2200
    700 W Fullerton Ave
    Chicago, IL 60614
    Living Options:
    • Assisted Living
    • Memory Care
  • Oak Park, Illinois

    Belmont Village Oak Park Entrance

    Beautiful mid-rise community in the Oak Park residential area near the Rush Oak Park Hospital.

    Phone: 708.848.7200
    1035 Madison St
    Oak Park, IL 60302
    Living Options:
    • Assisted Living
    • Memory Care