The decision to move into a senior living community is not always an easy one to make. Sometimes the decision has to be made on behalf of your loved one for their own safety. However, what may begin with hesitation can end up being one of the best decisions you’ve ever made.It is understandable why your loved one may resist leaving the home they knew to live in an environment that is unfamiliar. However, we know that there are many pros to living in a senior living community, from safety to a sense of community to new friendships.

Through reviews from our residents and their loved ones, learn more about life at Summit of Uptown.


Sometimes it is no longer safe for your loved one to live alone at home. Maybe the upkeep is too much or the home isn’t “aging-ready.” Maybe you’ve noticed signs of decline like missed medications and scorched pans. When this happens, a move into a senior living community is important for their safety and well-being. 

Knowing your loved one is safe and cared for is a tremendous relief for many family members. A family member shared this heartwarming message, “The Summit is a great place to live for independent senior living. The location is convenient for shopping for groceries or walking in the neighborhood. Friendly caring staff. I feel that my mom is safe and comfortable here!”

Feels Like Home

Senior living communities help build a sense of community. Our trained staff keeps residents engaged and maintains deep connections through shared interests and stories. Our community is modern and updated with cozy corners for reading, gardens, and dining rooms where residents eat together. 

When considering a move to senior living, reviews like Gina Knight’s are reassuring to families. She shared, “The Summit of Uptown is an amazing senior community to continue your journey. Love the location in downtown Park Ridge where you are still part of the active community and feels just like home. Julie Wilson and the entire team at The Summit provide top-notch, experienced leadership to take care of you and your family. Highly recommend!”


When thinking of a senior living community, some may remember visiting their grandparents in a nursing home. From pools and game rooms to libraries and cocktail lounges, this is not your great-grandma’s senior living.

The way we look at senior living has evolved and seniors are staying active now more than ever. In addition to the modern and updated decor, senior living communities offer many amenities like housekeeping, laundry services, and transportation. Having a bit of extra help from the staff comes in handy. Tam Najarian shared her loved one’s experience, “Excellent from the moment walking in the front door. Everyone was smiling and professional. I got the welcoming feeling, it was very clean and the rooms are very nice. Residents were laughing and having a good time playing a game. Bill, Mariah and Kim have done a superb job with helping get everything needed and lined up for the day my mom in law moves in. I think she will really enjoy living here.”


Seniors can be affected the most when it comes to isolation, especially while dealing with an ongoing pandemic. Due to increased isolation, seniors are reevaluating their living arrangements.

Ernie Fiorante commented, “I can't say enough great things about the Summit of Uptown! Jayne was an absolute pleasure to work with from our first meeting, learning about independent living, all the way through the move in date. The entire staff is very courteous and helpful. The accommodations are great! When we decided to change to a slightly larger apartment after the initial move in, Jayne and team worked with us on changing units and made the process seamless. Finally, the culture amongst all the residents has been a perfect fit. There are many organized activities throughout the week, where the residents get to engage with one another and build a real sense of community” 

There are many benefits to living in a senior living community. That’s why so many seniors are making the move!Schedule a Tour