About Our Retirement Community in the Chicago Suburbs

Your choice retirement destination.

At first glance, Oak Trace is a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Downers Grove with the built-in protection of Life Care and on-site independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, memory care and dialysis — though a closer inspection reveals so much more.

Take a closer look, and you’ll find a tightly connected neighborhood with acres of open green space and ample chances to fill your days exactly as you wish. A place where residents share an invigorated determination for living life with meaning and purpose. An active and vibrant community that keeps you effortlessly in touch with all the familiar places you love in, around and near Chicago.


Guided by a central mission

Oak Trace is part of Lifespace Communities, Inc., a not-for-profit, multistate system of senior living communities that currently serves more than 5,100 people. For more than 40 years, Lifespace has created beautiful spaces for seniors to thrive and celebrate life every day. With decades of success and financial stability under its belt, Lifespace has earned national respect and recognition and, even more importantly, the trust of thousands of team members, residents and their families.

Tracing a new path.

Oak Trace has always been home to definitive, down-to-earth people who know who they are. Today, our ongoing expansion draws inspiration from those strong roots. With our new Health and Wellness center already complete, we’re moving forward to further transform our independent living neighborhoods. This exciting redevelopment is poised to push our legacy of good living forward.

Get in touch using the form on this page for more information on what makes Oak Trace the retirement community near Chicago that stands up to your high standards.

Awards & Recognition

  • Infection Control Nurse of the Year Award (2019)
  • Senior Housing News Architecture and Design Award – 3rd Place for Health & Wellness Center (2019)
  • 5-Star Quality Rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (2019)
  • NADONA Deficiency Free Survey Award (2019)
  • Lifespace Clinical Excellence Award (2018)