Experience the exceptional lifestyle you crave at Oak Trace, an independent senior living community in Downers Grove. Nestled in a serene, suburban setting just west of Chicago, Illinois, Oak Trace offers an unparalleled level of service and bespoke amenities, activities and enrichment programs.
Oak Trace draws genuinely kind, vibrant and accomplished individuals from throughout the greater Chicago area. Residents enjoy access to 5-star rated onsite health services, chef-prepared table service meals, an onsite bistro, library and salon.
Our new independent living expansion gives residents even more to love, with a new fitness center and indoor pool; the addition of new fast-casual and fine dining venues, new clubhouse with spacious common areas, and much more.
Living independently here means enjoying both freedom and serenity. If you’re an older adult seeking to connect with like-minded peers in a well-appointed setting, Oak Trace is the right community for you.
Independent Living Floor Plans
Select an independent living residence that is as unique as you are, with 8 distinctive floor plans that can be customized to your tastes and preferences.
Independent Living Amenities and Services
Live Well, Eat Well, Be Well
As an independent older adult who has planned for a joyful retirement, you deserve to live well, eat well and be well. That’s the lifestyle that Oak Trace offers, giving residents access to amenities, services and social clubs that promote a life of ease and enrichment. Many amenities and services are included as part of our residents’ pre-determined monthly service fee.
- Table Service Restaurant
- Private Dining Room
- Guest Suites
- Billiards Room
- Game Room
- On-site Shopping
- Outdoor Patio
- Walking Paths
- Woodworking Shop
- Salon, Spa and Barbershop
- Fitness Center
- Aerobics Studio
- Arts and Crafts Classes
- Weekly Worship Services
- Group Outings
- Seasonal Events
- Social, Cultural and Educational programs
- Life Care Priority Access
- Scheduled Transportation
- 24-hour Security
- 24-Hour Emergency Call System
- Daily Wellness Check
- Wi-Fi in Common Areas and Residences
- Maintenance of all apartments, common areas and grounds
- Wellness Program
- Utilities, including Cable and Telephone
- Twice-Monthly Housekeeping
- Weekly Flat Linen Service
- Move-in Coordinator
Clubs and Social Groups
Choose from over forty-five different social clubs at Oak Trace. Sing with the Oak Trace Chorus, join the book club to discuss the latest bestseller, start your morning with the Veterans’ Coffee club, or enjoy a game of bridge, mahjong or bingo with lifelong enthusiasts and new players.
Or, start your own group! There’s something for everyone at Oak Trace.
Personal Care Services
While all of the above amenities and services are included in our monthly fee, independent living residents also have access to our Lifespace Personal Care Services. This service offers trained, vetted caregivers who provide assistance with activities of daily living, companionship, cooking, light housekeeping, transportation and more. It’s the perfect choice for older adults who enjoy living independently but need a little extra help. Contact us for more information.
Community Living in Chicago
People Thrive Together
The benefits of an independent living community go beyond amenities and services, of course. Those who call Oak Trace home enjoy the communal aspect of living with like-minded peers at a similar stage in their lives. Forging strong social bonds can be good for the body and the spirit. Many residents also find that they stay more active and engaged in this type of setting.
Like the rest of the Midwest, this area experiences all four seasons, giving residents opportunities to enjoy beloved seasonal activities, from gardening and swimming to ice skating and cross-country skiing. Residents also have access to all of the local and cultural attractions, entertainment and dining options of Downers Grove and nearby Chicago.
Entertainment, Activities and Attractions Near Downers Grove
There is so much to see and do in and around Downers Grove that we cannot provide a comprehensive list, but here are some highlights.
Shopping Near Downers Grove
- Western Springs French Market
- Wheaton All-Night Flea Market
Outdoor and Wildlife Near Downers Grove
- Willowbrook Wildlife Center
- The Morton Arboretum
- Cantigny Park
- Salt Creek Butterfly Farm
- Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve
- Naperville Riverwalk
Seasonal Activities Near Downers Grove
- Bengston’s Pumpkin Fest
- Naperville Park District Paddle Boat Rides
- Wilderness Falls Mini Golf
- Downers Grove Independence Day Fireworks Show
Year-Round Entertainment Near Downers Grove
- Classic Cinemas Tivoli Theater
- Lombard Roller Rink
- Prince Arcades
- Top Golf
- Hala Kahiki Bar and Lounge
Entertainment, Activities and Attractions in Chicago
With Chicago just a 40-minute drive or 30-minute train ride from Downers Grove, residents of Oak Trace often take advantage of everything the city has to offer. Chicago provides access to luxurious shopping experiences, Broadway shows, world-class comedy venues, exceptional dining options, and much more. Here are a few highlights.
Shopping in Chicago
- The Magnificent Mile
- Navy Pier
- Oak Street District
Outdoor and Wildlife in Chicago
- Lakeshore Park beaches, bikeways, and paddle boating
- Jackson Park
- Grant Park
- Lincoln Park Zoo
- The Shedd Aquarium
- Garfield Park Conservatory
- The Chicago Architectural Tour
- Millenium Park
- Promontory Point
Seasonal Activities in Chicago
- The Taste of Chicago
- Millenium Park Summer Film Series
- Chicago Blues Festival
- Lake Michigan Boat Tours
- Baseball at Wrigley Field
- Outdoor Summer Movies in Wrigleyville
Year-Round Entertainment in Chicago
- The Field Museum
- The Museum of Science and Industry
- The Art Institute of Chicago
- Chicago History Museum
- The Second City Comedy Club
- Navy Pier
- Live Jazz at The Green Mill
- Steppenwolf Theatre
- Cadillac Palace Theatre
- Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
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Independent Living Resident Spotlights
Get to Know Oak Trace
What type of person calls Oak Trace home? Our residents are diverse and dynamic individuals with a commitment to pursuing new passions and getting involved in the local community. They are veterans, artists, animal lovers, and so much more. Get to know some of our residents in the spotlights below.
His second career was with the stars, mostly musical, often famous, and always thrilled to have his help.
Residents of Oak Trace Senior Living Community Recycle Plastic Grocery Bags to Create Sleeping Mats for the Homeless
Independent Living FAQs
Do you have questions about independent living at Oak Trace? Of course you do! Here are some of the most common questions we receive from prospective residents about the lifestyle we offer.
An entrance fee is an upfront sum to help cover community operating expenses and pre-pay some of the fees that come with offering access to continuing care for life. It also ensures priority access to higher levels of health care, in case you ever need it. Your entrance fee is based on the size of residence you choose and the number of occupants.
The independent living monthly service fees vary based on the size of your residence and the number of occupants. This comprehensive fee covers a variety of services and amenities, including your meal plan, maintenance, housekeeping, utilities, scheduled transportation, concierge services, fitness center, activities, events and much more.
Independent living, as the name suggests, is for individuals who are able to care for themselves day-to-day without much assistance. Assisted living, however, offers additional assistance for those who need a caregiver to help with daily tasks like grooming, bathing and dressing. For assisted living residents, these daily care needs are accounted for in their monthly fee. Those who need higher levels of care should consider our skilled nursing option.
You may choose Lifespace Personal Care Services, which offers trained, vetted caregivers who provide assistance with activities of daily living, companionship, cooking, light housekeeping, transportation and more. This is a separate expense outside your monthly fees.
Pets are permitted in all independent living residences at Oak Trace. When you visit, please speak with one of our team members for details.
Get in Touch About Independent Living Near Chicago, Illinois
If you have questions, or to schedule a tour of your future home, please contact one of our team members.