Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge


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We're located at

5839 S. Harlem Ave.
Chicago, IL 60638

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  • Independent Living

rates starting at

  • $$673 to $911 /month
  • * Contact us to see if you qualify

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Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

Live the Good Life at Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

Welcome to the Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge, a beautiful community for seniors age 62 or better. Our affordable, high-quality apartment homes feature a number of amenities for safety, comfort, and entertainment, and the care from our dedicated staff is unmatched. Located among the many attractions of Chicago, Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge offers the best value in the area.

Designed with you in mind

Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge allows residents to maintain an active lifestyle with the ease of maintenance-free living, security, and wellness programs. We also offer on-site parking, secured entry systems, complimentary laundry rooms with washers and dryers, and grocery shopping transportation. Your comfort and convenience is always our top priority.

Care that’s always there

Prior to moving in we speak with you and your family to showcase all the advantages at Senior Suites that will allow you to enjoy your independence to the fullest. These include our emergency pull cord system as well as our daily up and about check-in service.

Our mission is to provide a lifestyle that fosters independence, actively engages the mind, invigorates the body and nurtures the spirit while offering you and your loved ones the peace of mind you deserve.

Worry-free lifestyle with just a simple lease

While some communities insist on new residents putting down huge, non-refundable payments up-front, we like to do things a little differently. We care about not only the physical and emotional well being of our residents, but their financial health as well. That’s why we offer our residents all the perks and ease of apartment living without the expensive buy-in—just a simple lease. Residents must financially qualify for the community and the apartment for which they reside. Rental rates are based on availability, the specific income designation for the specific apartment, and the applicant’s income. Rate and income levels are determined and monitored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Our community consists of 87 studio and one-bedroom affordable senior apartment homes, with varying floor plans and amenities described below.

Dining at Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

Services at Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

Our Service Culture Makes the Difference

It’s the service culture at every Senior Living community that sets us apart. Our experienced, highly trained staff find everyday fulfillment as they help residents live life to the fullest. Below you will find the services and amenities available that are specific to this location, organized by lifestyle option.

Independent Living

  • Heat, Electric, and Air Conditioning
  • Monthly Housekeeping
  • On-Site Maintenance Personnel
  • Complimentary Laundry
  • Utilities (except phone and cable)
  • Entry Security System
  • 24-Hour Emergency Call Response
  • Daily Up and About Check
  • Weekly Transportation to Shopping

General Amenities

  • Emergency Call System
  • Fitness Equipment
  • Planned Social Activities
  • Outdoor Patio Area
  • Spacious Community Rooms with TV’s and DVD’s
  • Reserved Resident Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Individually Controlled Heat and Air

Points of Interest

Senior Lifestyle communities are located near many cultural, culinary and spiritual points of interest. We encourage residents to explore their local communities however they like. We arrange for scheduled trips to local markets, theaters and more, but we also love it when residents create their own trips!

Points of interest near this Senior Lifestyle community include:

  • Garfield Ridge Baptist Church
  • St. Rene Parish
  • St. Blasé Church
  • St. Symphorosa Catholic Church
  • MacNeal Hospital
  • Pace Bus Route 307
  • Fil Cab Company
  • Midway Taxi Service
  • St. Joseph Senior Drop In Center
  • Bridgeview Senior Citizens
  • Freedom Care
  • Summit Plaza
  • Berwyn Plaza Shopping Center
  • Bridgeview Court Shopping Center
  • AMC Loews Quarry Cinemas 14
  • AMC Chicago Ridge 6
  • AMC Showplace Cicero 14
  • Riverside Museum
  • Berwyn Route 66 Museum
  • Mexican American History Museum
  • Northwestern College
  • Fox College
  • Richard J Daley College

Floor plans at Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

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Programs at Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

And the Award Goes to…

Since Senior Lifestyle was founded in 1985, our skilled and compassionate team has been helping Senior Living residents learn, grow, and connect in ways they never expected. The best part is that we learn from our residents even more than they learn from us, which might explain why our programs and services continue to evolve and improve every year. As a result of our high level of service, we’ve received official recognition over the years. While we are proud of these awards, our passion for what we do continues to drive us to improve every single day.

Stop Dreaming—Start Doing!

Senior Living communities thrive because many of our residents are curious, interesting individuals who love to collaborate with their neighbors and our staff. They consistently make brilliant suggestions for interesting new programs and clubs, which we are more than happy to make a reality. We empower every resident to continue to grow, connect, move, and create at their own pace.

Awards for Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge 2013 Excellence Award

Awards for Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

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Testimonials for Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

We can talk all day about how great our communities are, but we think you should hear from people who have experienced first-hand how we offer an unmatched quality of life at every senior living community.

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“We visited the Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge while searching for a suitable assisted living facility for our aunt in the Chicago region. Many of our family members live in the area, so this would be an ideal place for her to live. The outer grounds looked well-kept and pleasant. The staff greeted us and seemed very warm and friendly – which is the most important thing to our family. We want our aunt to be treated well in her new home. The foyer was nicely decorated and seemed homey, as did all of the communal rooms. The rooms were all clean, well-kept and conveniently designed. They take the time to personalize to each resident’s tastes. The exercise area has a really pretty outdoor walking path. The media center area was well equipped and comfortable. The dining areas were nicely designed and warm. Residents may choose communal dining or more private situations. There are places for them to visit with families, as well. The food looked deliciously prepared, as well as nutritious. The dietician and chef changes up the menu to keep it interesting and encourage residents to make suggestions. The activity calendar featured many healthy and stimulating activities. We liked that the staff encourages participation and tries to make everything interesting for its residents. They have outings to local libraries, events, culture, restaurants, shopping and sporting events. They take suggestions to update the schedule as much as possible. We’ve visited quite a few assisted living facilities and thus far, the staff at this one are some of the most friendly we’ve met. The seniors here really seem to enjoy their living arrangements.” – commercesd

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“I’m so happy to say we have decided(Mom too) this is the place she’ll be moving to. It’s a small step from living on her own and only blocks from her old apt.We all think she will be happy here and it will be a good fit for her. The Director was also very helpful. The fact there was a move-in-special pricing helped also. We’re very thankful for our Senior Living Advisor’s help and persistance. Her kindness and ease of use of this online site were invaluable.” – apfm_family

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“This one was terrific too, I was trying my best to get my friend to move into Garfield Ridge, I loved the way it was set up, the coziness of the place. She wasn’t quite sold on the location and that was her biggest problem, I live over here so that wouldn’t have been a problem for me but she wanted to be somewhere that was familiar to her.” – Friend

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“I really loved this one. But I have to wait till I retire to show that I get less money and get put on a waiting list. Thanks so much for your help.”

Special Offer

Save $1,000 on Moving Expenses!*

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Senior Lifestyle is here to lessen the load. That’s why we’re offering $1,000 off your moving expenses for move-ins prior to 12/31. We take pride in making everyday a happy day. This even includes moving day.

Request more info to receive a coupon for $1,000 off your Moving Expenses. Print out the $1,000 off coupon and bring it with you when you visit the community!

*Participating communities only. Limited-time offer applicable to new residents only and must be presented at the time of deposit.

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Visiting Senior Suites of Garfield Ridge

Our doors are always open, and we'd love to show you around! You'll get to meet staff and residents as you tour our beautiful community. We encourage you to learn more about everything we have to offer -- just click any of the links to the left. There is always something abuzz here, so every day is a great day to visit. We look forward to meeting you!

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5839 S. Harlem Ave., Chicago, IL 60638

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