A Fresh Approach to Senior Living

Summit of Uptown in Park Ridge offers quality independent living, assisted living, and dementia care in Chicago. We honor individuality and celebrate each person’s unique life through deep connections with our residents and families. We create delightful surprises and meaningful moments within a safe and caring community.

Newly Remodeled Assisted Living Apartments Coming Soon!

Call us at (847) 813-7398 today to learn about our updated assisted living apartments! 

Be You at Summit of Uptown

From exquisite dining to incredible fitness and wellness centers, you'll be able to indulge in the finest with whatever your heart desires.

Upscale Restaurant-Style Dining

Upscale Restaurant-Style Dining

Joining a community does not have to mean giving up delicious, home-cooked meals. Enjoy chef-prepared dining that is catered to your individual dietary needs and preferences in one of our beautiful dining rooms. All without having to lift a finger (except to raise your fork).

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Rest & Relaxation

Rest & Relaxation

Enjoy a book or magazine in our library, surf the internet in our business center, or catch a film in our private movie theater. When you're done, stop by the in-house salon for a manicure.

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Senior-Friendly Design

Senior-Friendly Design

Residents enjoy a community floor plan and layout designed to reduce falls and confusion while maximizing independence and freedom for the perfect mix of safety and comfort.

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Be You at Summit of Uptown

From exquisite dining to incredible fitness and wellness centers, you'll be able to indulge in the finest with whatever your heart desires.

Wellness Programs

Wellness Programs

Participate in yoga or tai chi with our highly-trained senior wellness experts, or enjoy quiet meditation and reflection at your leisure.

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Exercise & Rehabilitation

Exercise & Rehabilitation

We offer opportunities for age and health-appropriate rehabilitation and exercise, as well as occupational and speech therapy.

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Beautiful Environment

Beautiful Environment

Enjoy our grounds and garden patio, adorned with beautiful flower beds and a lovely gazebo, and surrounded by a peaceful, park-like setting.

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Why Living Here Is Different

Why settle for anything but the best in senior living? Our community is operated by The Arbor Company. Arbor has 30 years of experience in senior living. We are so confident in our excellence that we are prepared to give your money back if you aren’t satisfied. Here are a few of the things that set us apart from the rest.



You'll notice it right away: Our people are special. Welcoming new residents and team members with open arms, giving back to the community and helping each other be proactive with their health and well-being.


Deep Connections

If you choose Summit of Uptown, you’ll get to know us, and we’ll get to know you. We pride ourselves on building personal, trusting relationships, and we use innovative programs to help us connect with you.



Simply put, Summit of Uptown knows senior living. We have more than 30 years of experience in serving seniors & guarantee you'll enjoy living here with our 60-day money-back guarantee.

Floor Plans

Newly crafted apartments designed specifically with seniors in mind. Our floor plans are sure to fit your unique needs.



Independent Living Studio, 1 Bath, 410 Square Feet


One Bedroom

Independent Living 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 820 Square Feet


One Bedroom - Deluxe

Independent Living 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 750 Square Feet Deluxe



Memory Care Studio, 1 Bath, 410 Square Feet


One Bedroom

Memory Care 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 820 Square Feet



"We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful friendship and support you gave my Dad. He loved living here and did so fully, vibrantly, and independently. Your kind, compassionate, professional care was so very much appreciated. With just the right amount of activities, intellectual stimulation, fun, and respectful, loving care, the Summit provided my Dad with a comfortable, happy home. He flourished here. As he often said, "This is the answer for me."

Daughter of Nat B.

"The Summit has the best people caring for everyone and they all have a great personality, sense of humor and a very caring soul. So I just want to send all of you a big THANK YOU and GOD BLESS."

Niece of John B.

"I've lived here for a few months and I want to commend all the staff, particularly the aides, for being so helpful and, most importantly, for always having big smiles."

Dan N., Resident

"The last few months have been very difficult for us and your compassion has been greatly appreciated. You are a "first class" facility. We thank the staff at Summit for your kindness!"

Son of Lydia P.

"I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all you did for Mom and me over the past three years. The Summit is truly a wonderful place and the staff are angels."

Daughter of Marianne L.

"I love men’s group and man cave movie nights. I love that it is over 30% men. I have lived here for 5 years now. Susan, our Activities Director, does a wonderful job here."

Bill B. (Resident)

"The food is very good here! The activities and games are both entertaining and fun. They get to the bottom of any issues or problems. The staff is wonderful!"

Megan M. (Resident)

"Enjoy the other nice residents, love the 3 meals a day and staff. I love my two-bedroom apartment!"

Mary P. (Resident)

"I am very happy! Everything is good! I like the attentive staff in all departments. I’ve been here a little over a year and have no complaints. I love the fitness center, that’s very important. I like that I am reminded to take my medications and I also enjoy happy hour every Thursday."

Maria C. (Resident)

"I think Summit was scouted out by my daughters and they said it was the best seniors place around. I have been here one year and I agree. It’s perfect."

Ralph L. (Resident)

"I like it here a lot. People are kind and nice. I like to walk and there are lots of places to walk."

Martha B. (Resident)

"Location is good. I’ve lived in Park Ridge 50 years and wanted to stay in the neighborhood, I wanted it to be familiar. I’ve enjoyed meeting new people and making new friendships, everyone is very friendly."

JoAnn L. (Resident)

Meet Our Team


Cheryl Black

Executive Director

From an early age, Cheryl knew her life’s work was to serve others. Cheryl has worked in senior living for over 35 years, having worked in various types of communities including Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care prior to joining The Arbor Company in 2018. Cheryl is dedicated to serving seniors and supporting their best quality of life.


Josephine Bernero

Senior Care Counselor

Jo has more than 20 years of experience in sales and marketing to seniors, with the last 12 years working at The Summit. Jo has a unique way of connecting personally with her clients and serves as a valuable resource to families exploring their options and creative solutions.


Susan Franczek

Director of Engagement

Susan’s career included catering and event planning before she decided her true calling was working with seniors. She is ready to welcome and delight our residents and their families with engaging programs that build deep connections and inspire creativity. It’s never too late to try something new!


Margaret Frackowiak

Housekeeping Supervisor

Margaret and her team take great pride in making sure our suites look their very best when a new resident moves in and throughout their stay.


Gene McLean

Maintenance Director

Gene has over 25 years of experience working as a maintenance director/facilities manager for various nursing homes prior to joining The Arbor Company in 2015. Gene enjoys making The Summit a place our residents are proud to call home.


Shelby Neill

Senior Sales Counselor

Shelby began her career in the hotel industry but found her true calling was working with seniors. Shelby joined the Arbor Company in 2018 where she promotes The Summit to local professionals and business leaders as well as connecting personally with potential residents and their families, helping them to make the best choice for their specific needs.


Peter Jumu, RN

Resident Care Director

Peter has a passion for caring for seniors and brings more than 15 years of nursing experience to his role. Before joining the Arbor Company, Peter’s history included working in long term care facilities as the Director of Nursing and in hospital settings in other leadership roles. Internationally he worked with Doctors Without Borders to provide much needed healthcare in underserved areas of the world.


Pat Matos

Business Office Manager

Pat has over 25 years of experience with bookkeeping and accounting and enjoys working with the residents and the employees at The Summit. Making the residents smile is the highlight of her day!


Jacob Rock

Dining Services Director

Jacob followed his talent for cooking and made it into his career. A graduate of Kendall College Culinary School, Jacob gained great experience working in restaurants and upscale venues, but he found his best fit was in working with seniors. He truly enjoys sharing his culinary creations and engaging with the residents.


Want to learn more?

If senior living has ever crossed your mind, you owe it to yourself to learn more about Summit of Uptown.