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When you don’t have the responsibilities of a home, you have more time to pursue the things you really enjoy. At Friendship Village, you can relax knowing you’re living in a maintenance-free residence in one of the most popular communities for senior independent living in Chicago. Never worry about housekeeping and yard-work again, and enjoy your time here in style. In addition, the monthly fee covers a flexible meal program, unlimited usage in our state of the art fitness center as well as participation over 450 programs and activities per month. It’s Chicago independent living at it’s finest.

The Neighborhoods

The three unique independent living neighborhoods at Friendship Village offer living options for every taste and budget. Whether you want a spacious apartment home or the privacy of single-family living, Friendship Village has an option for you. Choose from exquisitely appointed apartment homes in Bridgegate and Bridgewater Place, or the beautiful garden homes at Crosswell Trace. Every home is delivered with modern design finishes and interior design details that allow you to make it your own.

Life Care

Friendship Village is a continuing care retirement community, but did you know there are different types of retirement communities? More specifically, Friendship Village is a life care community. Simply put, when you enter into one of our specific contracts, we are agreeing to provide you care for life. But there are so many other benefits:

Everything you need, all in one place

Life care. Care for life. As a resident of Friendship Village, you will have lifetime access to our complete continuum of care conveniently located on our campus. No matter how you or your spouse’s future needs may change, whether the need is short term or long term, you can rest assured that you will have priority access to quality care in assisted living, skilled nursing, rehabilitation therapy and memory support without having to move to another community. At Friendship Village, you will be supported through whatever life brings your way. Your monthly fee covers housekeeping and home maintenance, dining, a full suite of services and amenities, activities and much more.

Our contracts come with care savings

Residency has its benefits. By entering into one of our Life Care Contracts, not only will you receive priority preference and access to our continuum but you also have the ability to save tens of thousands of dollars! This is because the Life Care Contract provides you with free care as well as discounted rates.

The not-for-profit difference

For-profit organizations are looking to make exactly that – profit. Should a resident run out of funds at a for-profit organization (Most rental communities), more than likely they will be asked to leave the community. Friendship Village is a not-for-profit organization. Our goal is to serve older adults and provide the best possible lifestyle and care. We reinvest all money above and beyond our costs back into the community so you can have the best for your retirement. Even if you outlive your financial resources, through no fault of your own, you can remain a resident of the Friendship Village community through our benevolent care program.

The right fit for you

Friendship Village provides a variety of contracts to fit your lifestyle, budget and goals. Whether it’s asset preservation, leaving an inheritance to your family or conserving your monthly expenses, our residency counselors will answer any questions you have and help to determine the best option for you. Give us a call at 847-490-6271 and learn how you can enjoy the many benefits of life care at Friendship Village.


Friendship Village is all about options, and it’s no different when it comes to our pricing. With our new, flexible contract options, you can select the plan that best meets your financial and long-term goals. One popular option is the 90% refundable entrance fee plan, where your payments could be as low as:

  • Bridgegate: $108,000 Entrance Fee / $1,817 Monthly Fee
  • Bridgewater Place: $217,000 Entrance Fee / $3,201 Monthly Fee
  • Crosswell Trace: $332,000 Entrance Fee / $3,491 Monthly Fee

We also offer 70% and 0% refundable entrance fee plans, as well as traditional entrance fee plans. Rental options are available in select neighborhoods. Call today and speak with a Residency Counselor to determine which plan option is right for you!

Freindship Village Interactive Floor Plan

A Newfound Sense of Security and Independence

Hear from resident Kathleen Laban about how moving to Friendship Village gave her a newfound sense of security and independence.

Three Distinct Neighborhoods

Take a look at the three distinct residential neighborhoods at Friendship Village and find the one that’s right for you.