Life at The Admiral: The Ultimate Chicago Senior Living Experience

Apr 16, 2024

Admiral at the lake apartment interior

There are several great reasons why The Admiral at the Lake is often described as “elevated senior living on Chicago’s lakefront.”   

First, our beautiful and intelligently designed full-service retirement community includes our 31-story independent living residence, alongside our 12-story health care community. 

To maximize the best views for our residents and to provide both timely and intimate care for all needs, our staff, dining and social spaces occupy the first six floors. Our modern and spacious residences begin on the seventh floor in both towers. Additionally, we feature our Garden and Terrace apartments on floors one through five that overlook our first floor garden

Next, many of our residences offer – quite literally – the best views of Lake Michigan that one can find along Chicago’s lakefront. 

Then, the active independent lifestyle and expansive experiences offered at The Admiral at The Lake are sure to heighten the retirement living ambitions of the most discerning seniors.

Our Neighborhood Is a Unique Blend of Many

The Admiral at the Lake overlooks Lincoln Park and features breathtaking views of the city and Lake Michigan.

Drawing its name from the historic hotel that once occupied the corner of Foster Avenue and Marine Drive on the border of Chicago’s Edgewater and Uptown neighborhoods, The Admiral at the Lake celebrates one of the most culturally stimulating and diverse communities in the United States.

Residents love the variety of international restaurants in and around the Edgewater neighborhood. Music and theater lovers enjoy visiting cafes and jazz lounges in the Uptown neighborhood, as well as the Riviera Theatre, and the venerable Aragon Ballroom, which opened in 1926. And famed Montrose Beach has seasonal swimming and ADA-accessible walking paths.

While our residents do hail from near and far, many residents of our community come from the surrounding Chicago neighborhoods as well as nearby Andersonville. Andersonville is world famous for offering a unique mix of rich history and progressive modernity, and an impressive array of museums, art galleries, theaters, and eclectic dining venues along the Clark Street corridor.

We love hearing new residents tell us how much they love getting to know these neighborhoods now that they have the time and opportunity to visit, research, and explore whatever interests them most.

A Stylish Lifestyle

Residents of The Admiral at the Lake have endless opportunities to enjoy nature-oriented and cultural sites surrounding our community. They also appreciate meeting new friends and making the most of an independent retirement lifestyle in a safe and secure environment.

Our welcoming and social community offers numerous activities, from clubs and lifelong learning classes to meeting friends, family and other residents in our 14th-floor Lighthouse Lounge.

Our creative arts studio, library, and private woodworking shop are just some of the amenities residents of our senior living community delight in.

Health and Wellness Lead the Way

Residents of The Admiral at the Lake love that our community offers an impressive array of health care and fitness amenities. Whether your goals are to stay fit, get more active, or perhaps recover from a recent health challenge, we offer plenty of services and amenities to help you take control of your entire well-being.

Fitness Center and Classes

Our fitness center features stationary bikes (upright and recumbent), treadmills, ellipticals, and a variety of strength machines, all available to residents 24 hours a day.

Our fitness classes include strength and balance, mindful breathing, aerobics, and core workouts.

And our heated swimming pool and Jacuzzi allow residents to enjoy swimming and soaking daily as well as aquatic classes and aqua therapy several times per week.

Wellness Center

Residents at The Admiral at the Lake are quite proud of our wellness center. Right here on site, our expansive and highly professional wellness center welcomes a steady rotation of Chicago’s top physicians who provide prompt and attentive care.

Services include:  

  • Audiology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Dental Care
  • Dermatology
  • Diagnostic X-Rays and Ultrasounds
  • Lab Services
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Dietary Consulting
  • Optometry
  • Orthopedic Clinic
  • Pharmacy
  • Podiatry
  • Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist
  • A Variety of Support Groups

Enjoying Friendships, New and Old

Life at The Admiral at the Lake is resident-driven. We encourage residents to pursue existing hobbies and passions or discover new ones. We love to introduce residents with similar interests, and we strongly support a culture of resident-created programs and clubs for whatever interests you. 

This wonderful culture at The Admiral at the Lake fosters a refreshing sense of autonomy within our community. Residents encourage each other’s interests and aspirations. Many residents continue to pursue vocational or scholarly work. We also have several artists in our community who continue to create and produce.

Single seniors have found a particularly welcoming way of life here at The Admiral at the Lake. While many retirement communities focus on activities and opportunities for couples, single seniors are frequently surprised by the comfort they enjoy, not to mention the many opportunities to meet and develop friendships with other single seniors. 

A History of Distinction, Reputation and Loyalty 

The Admiral at the Lake is a not-for-profit, full-service Life Plan Community offering the tremendous value and benefits of a Lifecare contract. Our foundation has a history of serving Chicago for over 160 years

Our Values

  • We believe in ageless spirits and abundant living. 
  • We believe in continuing the legacy of our charitable purpose by responding to the evolving needs both inside and beyond our four walls. 
  • We believe in the importance of inclusivity and in the power of an engaged and expansive community. 
  • We believe that every person has something to contribute and that we can accomplish far more together.

Our Mission

The Admiral at the Lake is dedicated to offering a maintenance-free senior living experience that gives residents more time and opportunities to pursue their favorite interests and explore their lives. We are a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) and a Lifecare community serving those 62 years and older.

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We’re dedicated to providing the services, assurance and peace of mind that come with Lifecare, particularly those included in our full health care continuum. 

We believe in the value of belonging to a community of people who make life more interesting, provide socialization and friendships, and who support one another in a way that cannot always be replicated in one’s own home.

We welcome you to learn more about life on the lake today. Contact us today to get started on your senior living journey.