Nationally recognized senior living provider brings award-winning programs and amenities to Lincoln Park Neighborhood
Belmont Village Lincoln Park opened their new facility on Fullerton in late July, it is their first community in Chicago and fifth in the Chicagoland area.
Located at 700 W. Fullerton Ave., the new community will be the company’s 30th nationwide. To celebrate the grand opening, Belmont Village hosted an open house that showed off the painstaking work that was done to create a modern facility that replicated that handsome, yet degrading building that was built in 1932 on the site. The former Nellie A. Black building had to be taken down rather than reused because it did not meet modern standards for a senior living and memory care facility.
The developers were able to salvage several architectural artifacts from the old building and have tastefully reused them in the new facility in some of the outdoor patio spaces. The Nellie A. Black building originally used to house nurses and interns adjacent to the Children’s Hospital. It was recognizable for its red brick exterior and Renaissance revival architectural style.
The building’s wall will soon be filled with photos of their residents. As is their tradition, they feature residents in framed portrait on a Wall of Heroes for those who served in the military, as well as those who have celebrated their 100th birthday on site. They brag of having over 50 centurions in residence right now.
The new 120,500-square-foot, seven-story building is built adjacent to the new Lincoln Common on the former site of Children’s Memorial Hospital. Belmont Village communities are known for their distinctive design, high standards for life safety and reputation for quality.
The close proximity to theaters, parks and public transportation will allow residents to keep an active lifestyle while enjoying all the city has to offer. Belmont Village Lincoln Park will also host educational and social events for residents and the larger community, as well as meetings for other local organizations.
“Knowing all the unique opportunities an urban environment offers our residents, we’ve searched for some time to find the perfect location within Chicago,” said Patricia Will, Belmont Village Founder and CEO. “We found it in Lincoln Park. Our residents will be able to continue to enjoy this popular, thriving neighborhood, with the added benefit of Belmont Village’s rich programming and top quality service and care.”
Belmont Village Lincoln Park is licensed as a Sheltered Care Facility that houses 149 private residences for Assisted Living and Memory Care. As a leader in developing university-led, research based programs, the community will offer residents a range of programs to support a Whole Brain Fitness lifestyle. This includes Belmont Village’s award-winning, comprehensive therapeutic program, Circle of Friends®, to specifically address the needs and abilities of residents with Mild Cognitive Impairment and early to moderate memory loss. The program provides 7-day-aweek, evidence-based group activities led by dedicated, specially trained staff.
“We strive to create an environment where residents can age in place,” added Will. “We want Chicagoans to stay in the city they know and love, while receiving the specialized care they need every step of the way.”
Residents and employees are also encourage to join the “Bright Ideas Contest,” where Belmont Village staff take suggestions on actionable items that can be implemented within a year. “We get 400-500 entries a year and then have to whittle them down to 10, then five then the one winning idea,” said Will. Last year’s contest was won by a staffer in their Oak Park facility.
Residents of Belmont Village Lincoln Park will enjoy city views with expansive indoor and outdoor common spaces located on each floor. The community will also feature a sports lounge with Chicago sports memorabilia, art parlor and library. Services include chef-prepared meals with 24+ daily menu options, and they expect to serve over 500 meals a day.
They also offer housekeeping and transportation services, a professionally managed fitness center for wellness programs and therapy services, enrichment and social activities, and support from
well-trained staff, including a licensed nurse on-site 24/7.
Apartment selections include studio, one-bedroom and twobedroom plans with a monthly fee structure – no large buy-in or long-term commitment required for move-in. For more information call 773-327-2200 or visit www.belmontvillage.com/lincolnpark.
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