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Social Opportunities at Every Turn

Aging research agrees: Connected adults are healthy adults. When you live at Summit, you will enjoy opportunities to foster new friendships and maintain social connections every day. Let our team connect you with clubs or groups around our community that are based on your current and past interests, or share your ideas with us so that we can create a new opportunity for you and the rest of our residents to enjoy. You’ll love finding something in common with your new neighbors and becoming a part of the Summit of Uptown extended family.

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Easy Access to Wellness Opportunities

Living at home alone can sometimes feel lonely, and you may not have easy access to opportunities to keep yourself as healthy as possible. But at Summit, you can enjoy a lifestyle designed with healthy seniors in mind. Between our outdoor spaces, our fitness center, and our exquisite dining area, you’ll have the chance to finally keep up with your daily exercise goal and enjoy nutritious, delicious meals (that you don’t have to cook for yourself!) throughout the week.

A Retirement Lifestyle Designed Just for You

Say goodbye to the hassle of regular household tasks and say hello to more free time to enjoy the lifestyle you’ve only dreamed of. Let our staff take care of your regular housekeeping chores and maintenance so that you can focus on learning new things, meeting new people, and trying new activities. From trips and events with friends to readily available local transportation services, Summit lifestyle is second to none.

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Engaged Lifestyle at the Summit of Uptown

We’re doing away with the stereotypical notions of retirement. At Summit, we strive for more. We go above and beyond to offer the best quality of life for every resident.

Our Engaged Lifestyle calendars give you the opportunity to be exactly as busy as you want to be with activities and events in the following areas:

  • Art icon Art and Eduction Stimulate your mind by learning another language, painting a portrait, or exploring a new craft or skill.
  • people icon Deep Connections Feel connected to a lively community. We ask the right questions and take the time to listen. It’s why residents accomplish amazing things here— things they never thought possible on their own.
  • Person stretching small icon Health and Wellness Our exercise programs are designed especially for seniors to improve mobility, maintain fitness, and even challenge the brain — all in a fun format.
  • Health Purposeful Living At Summit, residents are meaningfully engaged throughout the day. An important part of that includes opportunities to volunteer and give back to others while remaining actively involved in the community.
  • Recreation Recreation and Leisure We go out of our way to fulfill each resident’s wish list. From live music to barbecues to karaoke nights, if you can dream it, chances are that we’ll try it. And we love helping with family get-togethers.
  • Spiritual Spiritual Journey For many, the health of one’s soul is as meaningful as the health of one’s body. And so we offer ample opportunities for structured religious activities and individual reflection
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Delicious Meals in a Beautiful, Social Setting

Life happens around the table here at Summit. Join your friends or family for a delicious meal prepared by our team of chefs, or grab a coffee with a neighbor before heading to your book club meeting down the hall.

Assisted living and dementia care residents enjoy all three meals served each day in our social dining room setting with neighbors and friends. Guests can join you at the table for any meal, including our extra-special holiday feasts, for a small fee.

Independent living residents enjoy two meals per day in our dining room: breakfast plus a choice of either lunch or dinner. Invited friends or guests can also join you for meals (including our favorite, Sunday Brunch) by simply purchasing a ticket prior to the meal.

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There’s Always Something to Do, and Someone to Enjoy It With

You’ll always have your choice of what to do here at Summit. Whether you’re taking an on-site yoga class, enjoying a glass of wine in the gazebo, or exploring everything that the Park Ridge area has to offer, you’ll love knowing that you can always find something to do, and a friend to enjoy it with.

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Enjoying Park Ridge Life

One of the best parts of living at Summit of Uptown is being located right in the Chicago suburb of Park Ridge. Our diverse neighborhood features shopping and dining experiences you’ll love. You can also explore the area and entertain guests by taking advantage of some of the area’s best attractions, like enjoying museums in Chicago, our own beautiful River Trail system, or even trying your luck at the Rivers Casino, on your own or as part of one of our excursions. 

Independent Living Floor Plans

Our floor plans are designed to meet your unique needs and to provide comfort, luxury, and convenience. These are more than just apartments—they are spaces to call home!


Independent Living Studio, 1 Bath, 410 Square Feet

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Independent Living 1 Bed, 1 Bath, 820 Square Feet

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One Bedroom - Deluxe

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a good fit for independent living in Park Ridge, IL?

You are an ideal candidate for independent living in Park Ridge, IL if you don’t require assistance with daily activities such as medication management and transportation but desire all of the luxurious amenities and services that a senior living community provides. 

What’s the difference between assisted living and independent living at Summit of Uptown?

Individuals within our Summit of Uptown assisted living community usually require a higher level of care and assistance with daily activities such as personal maintenance, medication management and transportation, while residents of our independent living community have the freedom to independently manage their lifestyle. Both communities offer all of the benefits within Summit of Uptown, such as our many amenities, activities, social events and services.

Are independent living expenses tax deductible in Illinois?

In Illinois, independent living expenses are generally not tax deductible. However, there may be specific circumstances or provisions under Illinois state tax laws that could allow for deductions or credits related to housing expenses, so it's advisable to consult with a tax professional or accountant familiar with Illinois tax laws for personalized guidance. Additionally, older adults may qualify for certain tax credits or deductions related to medical expenses, so it's important to explore all available options to maximize potential tax benefits.

How much does independent living cost in Summit of Uptown?

Many individuals are surprised to discover that the cost of independent living in Summit of Uptown is often more affordable than owning or renting a single-family home. To better assist you, utilize our free senior living cost calculator or reach out to our compassionate team members with any questions 847-825-1161. 

What independent living services are available at Summit of Uptown?

We are proud to offer a wealth of resources, amenities and services to our current and future residents. Within our independent living community, you can receive help with almost anything you desire, with services ranging from medical assistance, personal training and fitness classes to housekeeping, concierge services and transportation. Learn more about our vibrant independent living community here.

Are independent living apartments furnished at Summit of Uptown?

At Summit of Uptown, we are happy to provide furnished apartments to those who wish not to spend the time and effort transporting their personal furniture. In whatever way you would like to personalize and modify your space after moving in, we’ll be thrilled to support you every step of the way. 

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