Discover Elevated Senior Living on Chicago’s Lakefront

Apr 16, 2024

Step into a setting where retirement and growing older brings new opportunities for growth, friendships and lifelong learning – with the benefit of all-inclusive wellness and health care to enhance your sense of freedom and security. Welcome to The Admiral at the Lake, the pinnacle of luxury senior living on the lakefront of the City of Chicago.

Founded in 1858, The Admiral at the Lake has a long history of serving older adults of all faiths and nationalities. The Admiral draws its name from the historic hotel that once occupied its site, and residents come from nearly every walk of life and hail from Chicago, the suburbs, and as far away as New York, California and New Orleans.

“The Admiral is focused on providing a quality environment that engenders an ageless spirit, promotes health and wellness and fosters engagement, collaboration and liberating choices,” says Katie O’Brien, Director of Sales and Marketing of The Admiral at the Lake. “With acres of beautiful parkland, scenic city views, lakefront trails and the beauty of the nearby Chicago Park District, The Admiral at the Lake, an exceptional Life Plan Community, is truly one of a kind.”

An Exceptional Address

From its stunning site on the shore of Lake Michigan, The Admiral at the Lake’s 31-story tower serves as an iconic gateway from Lake Shore Drive to Chicago’s artsy Edgewater neighborhood – one of the most culturally diverse areas in the United States. With panoramic, unobstructed lakefront views overlooking Lincoln Park, Foster Avenue Beach is just 420 steps from The Admiral’s front door.

Besides exploring Lincoln Park’s beaches, walking and bike paths, meditation garden and playing fields, residents will also enjoy access to five rooftop terraces and a large garden on the grounds made possible by The Admiral’s distinctive, multilevel design. Just across the street are the prestigious Saddle & Cycle Club and Dominick’s new flagship retail development.

A Lifestyle of Unlimited Luxury

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to live in a beautiful, maintenance-free home where someone else takes care of the chores, leaving you free to enjoy all of life’s pleasures? As a resident of The Admiral, what you choose to do with your free time is entirely up to you. Swim a few laps in our indoor, heated pool. Take a yoga class or workout in the fitness center. Treat yourself to a manicure or haircut at our salon. Enjoy delicious meals through our flexible dining program. Attend a watercolor class in our creative arts studio. Curl up with a best seller in our extensive library or club room. Explore the surrounding neighborhoods, perhaps taking in a movie or play, unearthing a treasure at a nearby antique shop, or strolling through the park or along the beach. Join or help organize one of our resident-run cultural, social or recreational special events. At The Admiral, nothing is planned for you, but everything is planned with you in mind.

Lifecare … Care for a Lifetime

As an independent senior, you’ll love the exquisite senior housing, exceptional services and amenities and luxurious lifestyle at The Admiral. You’ll also enjoy the peace of mind that comes from your Lifecare agreement – a type of agreement that assures you care for life, no matter how your health needs may change in the future. As a Life Plan Community, The Admiral offers all types of care: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Skilled Nursing, Rehabilitation and even respite care. Our extensive senior care options provide you with priority access to all levels of care in an atmosphere of mutual respect, dignity, caring and trust for all.

Discover a Lifestyle You’ll Love

As a resident of The Admiral, you can keep doing all the things you love with the added benefit of having all of our community’s resources at your doorstep – take advantage of as much or as little as you like. We invite you to take a tour of our community and discover some of the many services and amenities you’ll enjoy as a resident, including:

  • Two Dining Venues, Casual and Formal
  • Private Event Area for Special Occasions
  • Club Room with Sun Terrace
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Studio
  • Wellness Center
  • Creative Arts Studio
  • Library and Resource Center
  • Meditation Room
  • Salon
  • Lifelong Learning Opportunities
  • Social and Recreational Programs
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
  • Well-Being Check Technology
  • Complimentary Guest Parking
  • Flexible Dining – Lunch or Dinner
  • Linen and Housekeeping Services
  • Basic Cable HDTV
  • Wireless, High-speed Internet
  • Utilities Except for Phone
  • Interior and Exterior Maintenance
  • Security/Controlled Entry Access
  • Emergency Alert Systems
  • Day Shuttle
  • Concierge Services
  • Moving Coordination
  • On-Site Storage
  • Retail Spaces

Join Our Wait & Ready List Today

The Admiral at the Lake’s Wait & Ready List is easy and obligation-free. Joining now is the best way to ensure that your preferred apartment style is secured for when you are ready to make the move, whether that’s six months or five years from now. We invite you to schedule a tour and visit our community to learn more about the exceptional lifestyle and opportunities The Admiral can offer you.

Elevated Senior Living on Chicago’s Lakefront

Welcome to The Admiral at the Lake – Chicago’s most elevated senior living community. Experience the city in all its brilliance – the stunning skyline, vibrant neighborhoods and a cultural depth that few other places in the world can offer – all waiting for you right outside your door.

Founded in 1858, The Admiral at the Lake – Chicago’s first and longest-serving not-for-profit senior living community – is one of a kind. Drawing its name from the historic hotel that once occupied its site, The Admiral has a long history of serving older adults of all faiths and nationalities. As a Life Plan Community, The Admiral offers an elevated retirement with a full continuum of health care services: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Support, Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation. For more information about elevated senior living on Chicago’s lakefront, please contact us at 800.653.6197.