I can still care for myself and my home; why should I consider moving?

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“I’m not ready yet” is something that we hear from folks quite often. The best time to consider moving to a retirement community is when you’re able to make the decision for yourself. When you say, “I’m not ready yet,” ask yourself the following questions:

  • Are you ready to have someone clean your home?
  • Are you ready to meet new people at the same stage in their lives?
  • Are you ready to have fun?
  • Are you ready to have someone else cook your meals?
  • Are you ready to have a fitness coach?
  • Are you ready to feel secure in your future needs?
  • Are you ready to have an enriching life?

After they move to Peace Village, our residents say, “Why did I wait so long?”


Will Peace Village help me move?

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Yes. Peace Village’s MoveAssist program will put you in touch with local professionals who can help with all aspects of selling your home and moving to Peace Village. They’ll share professional guidance on:

  • Finding the right real estate professional
  • Setting a fair market price
  • Successful home staging
  • Senior relocation and transit assistance


What does Peace Village have that I don’t already?

More ways to stay involved, a genuine sense of belonging, added security, companionship, activities and outings.


Are family and friends welcome?

Absolutely … we encourage it. You’ll be proud to share your new home, enjoy the amenities, fish with the grandkids; you can even dine together. Out of town family? They can stay in one of our guest suites.


What are the advantages of living in a not-for-profit community?

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Not-for-profit senior living communities can manage their financial resources in accordance with their mission, and their longstanding values are reflected in their governance and management. Because Peace Village is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, fees from residents are reinvested right here at Peace Village.


What services and amenities are available at Peace Village?

Peace Village offers a comprehensive array of services and amenities, including restaurant-style dining at the Lakeside Place and Prairie Landing, upscale dining at the Steak House, library, computer center, full service salon and barbershop, fitness center with full time Personal Trainer and Tai Chi Classes, chapel, wellness programs, massage therapy and more. Enjoy our complimentary transportation that will take you weekly to all the right places — Jewel, Walgreens and Orland Square Mall, to name just a few.


Are utilities included?

Yes. Gas, electric, water, sewer and trash, wifi and cable TV are all included.


What if I need more care over time?

Peace Village has many options for you. Maybe it’s our Rise and Shine Program or a licensed caregiver to come into your home. Some of our residents find a move to our Circle Inn Assisted Living area just right.


What is Assisted Living?

Assisted living offers personalized help and support for each individual’s needs. The goal of assisted living is to keep people as independent as possible, yet helping with daily activities that may now be difficult, such as, cooking, cleaning, showering independently, etc. It’s important to remember that assisted living focuses specifically on the needs to each individual, so it means something different to each resident. Assisted living is the right choice for those who need help remembering to take their medications, or may be starting to neglect their personal hygiene because it is becoming more and more difficult to care for themselves independently.


What services are provided to all residents upon move in to assisted living?

Residents in our assisted living community receive three well-balanced meals per day served restaurant style, emergency response system, personalized care plan, 30-minute weekly housekeeping service, regular blood pressure and weight checks, family care conferences, consultative nursing services provided as needed, basic cable, building and apartment maintenance, and all utilities except phone. Residents in our Courtyard Memory Care enjoy these same benefits.


How do I talk to my parents about moving into a senior living community?

Starting the conversation with your loved ones about making a lifestyle change can be difficult. To help you talk with your parents about considering a life change, use the tips in our downloadable guide.

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Quick Weblinks


The nation’s leading organization for people age 50 and older.

American Geriatrics Society

The premier professional organization of health care providers dedicated to improving the health and well-being of all older adults.

American Heart Association

Offers information on heart attacks, strokes and family health.

Care Pathways

Site created and maintained by RNs to provide older adults and their families access to quality health care information, products and services.

FDA Information for Older People

Articles, brochures and other publications with information on a wide range of health issues.

Health and Age

The Novartis Foundation for Gerontology supports education and innovation in healthy aging, geriatrics and the care of elderly people.

Medicare Rights Center

The largest independent source of health care information and assistance in the United States for people with Medicare.

National Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care

Site developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide information and resources to help you and your family plan for future long-term care needs.

Alzheimer’s Association

The world leader in Alzheimer’s research and support. The first and largest voluntary health organization dedicated to finding prevention methods, treatments and an eventual cure for Alzheimer’s.

American Health Assistance Foundation

A charitable organization dedicated to funding research on age-related and degenerative diseases, educating the public about these diseases, and providing emergency financial assistance to persons with Alzheimer’s and their caregivers.

Arthritis Foundation

Provides information on arthritis: types, treatments, coping tips and research information.


A government website with links to health-related information resources on the Internet.


Official U.S. government Medicare site.

National Institute on Aging

The National Institute on Aging leads a broad scientific effort to understand the nature of aging to extend the healthy, active years of life.


The leading provider of online information, research, educational services and communities for physicians and consumers.


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