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THe best place to be
Toni Sandor Smith - Resident/client
The Admiral is the perfect place to be as I grow older. I am aging along with some wonderful friends I have met here - and I'm constantly meeting interesting people. There are plenty of activities and learning opportunities inside The Admiral - while outside I have Lincoln Park and Lake Michigan just across the street.. And as the inevitable aches and pains start building up, it is comforting to know that help is right here in the building.with wonderful healthcare and phylical therapy professionals.
A wonderful surprise
Karen H - Resident/client
I came to the Admiral because I had to! My good friend that shared a house with me had to move and I was forced to move!!
So, the Admiral and I didn’t start out under the best of circumstances!!
I picked a lovely 2 bedroom apartment on a low floor overlooking our garden and seating area.
Two friends already lived here and that was really nice.
The BEST surprise was the congeniality of all the residents, which remains true to this day.
I DO NOT regret a single minute living here!! Everyone embraced my arrival, and I have since been able to make many more good friends!!
A great place to live
Toni Sandor Smith - Resident/client
Among many other reasons I am so glad i liv eat The Admiral ar the friends I've made. Recently for of us (who had never met before moving here) spent a week in Mexico -- and followed it up with a week in Northern Wisonsin where one of us has a home.
Nancy K - Resident/client
I feel extremely lucky to be a part of this community. During COVID, administration was superb in managing our safety. I truly don't think I could have survived the pandemic if I had not been here. We were the first senior facility to receive the vaccine.
The residents have a wide range of educational and professional backgrounds and I've made a wealth of meaningful and fulfilling friendships. I'm in the chorus (we need sopranoes!), on several committees and am leaving on an Admiral sponsored one day trip this week. There are frequent outings available, the dining is superb, the facilities excellent and administration is the best. Nothing bad to say after 4 years here.
A lifestyle choice superbly and timely made.
My husband and I were among the very first residents of the new Admiral building. We have been here, most happily, for >9 years. We are fortunate to be healthy, mobile and active, and able to be deeply engaged in the vast riches that the community and the city of Chicago offer. I'm so glad we moved here relatively young and long, long before need. We called it the last best gift we've given to our children. Now we call it the best gift we've given to ourselves. Vibrant, diverse community. An embarrassment of riches in activity choices. A beautiful location.
The Best of the Best
Kate DeMille - Resident/client
My husband and I have been residents for 8 years and have enjoyed living here in a beautiful community of neighbors from all walks of life and experience. Everyone is friendly and supportive, both residents and staff. We loved our apartment the minute we saw it on the 10th floor with windows to the floor and a fantastic view of the lake. It takes only about 10 minutes to walk to the lake and our grandchildren have played on the beach in the summer and our pool in the winter. But the friendly atmosphere is the best - you will feel it the minute you walk thru the door,
IT IS THE BEST DECISION I EVER MADE
When we moved to the Admiral we were 79 and still active. However my wife had been ill and I could see she was not the same person. The first five years we were fine in independent living and then she developed bronchial disease and eventually went on oxygen and had to go to assisted living in the Admiral. It was wonderful having everything under one roof. She went from AL to skilled nursing and I was able to be with her every day. I have had many surgeries and all my PT has been right here. Living at the Admiral was a gift to our children.
A great place to live!
Barbara P - Resident/client
My husband and I have lived at the Admiral at the Lake since 2013. We are in the independent living part of the building, but we moved here to have the protection of higher levels of care if necessary later on. We have met so many wonderful people, the activities are numerous and varied, and we couldn’t be happier. Plus, no cooking necessary!
Could be the best years of of a life!
Bindy B - Resident/client
You may not think it's possible, but honestly, living at the Admiral means (a)you're never lonely (unless you choose to be) and (b) if you need anything, you've got it! There are unending activities--both active (like ping pong and croquet and billiards) and inactive (bridge, chess, Scrabble, Mah Jong) all resident-run and directed, that await you here. Yet, if you prefer solitude, nobody will bother you. Are you a writer? We have a magazine. An artist? We have resident--and outsider-- exhibits.A swimmer? We have a pool--and lots of exercise options. Musical? Join our choir(or kazoo band!)and attend symphonies, operas, ballets. Theater buff? Not only do we attend, we perform them! Movie fan? We have our own inhouse theater!? Trips? Programs? Downtown at your doorstep, practically. If you want it and we ain't got it---you can start it!
Good food, good people, good things to do--worth every penny!
Moving to the Admiral at the Lake was one of the best decisions of my life.
Thomasine Rosenthal - Resident/client
It was a big step moving from New Jersey to Chicago after living in our house for 42 years,but it has added so much to our lives moving to the Admiral at the Lake. I consider it a stimulating university of ideas and experiences in a caring, friendly community. Good food and coffee, too. So many activities. And if you need care, the staff in the Harbors are so dedicated. They gave my husband so much compassionate care in the same Admiral building so I could be with him in his final months.