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Wasn't impressed by them. Sunrise was nicer. They concerned me because it was so close to Lake Street which is the main thoroughfare. It didn't have the elegance that Sunrise had. But it was good, it was nice, it just felt like a couple steps up from a nursing home, for an assisted living community.
Alden Gardens is an assisted living retirement community located conveniently just outside of downtown Glendale Heights and close to Chicago. This suburb is centered in a hub of activity and is ideal for active seniors who like to traverse the city in their twilight years.
Walkability Score: Glendale Heights has a walk score of 38, which makes it a car-dependent city. Alden Gardens residents will need reliable transportation to run errands or explore their community.
Average Age: 33.7
Population Information: 17,894 males, 16,636 females
Average Income: $61,378
Average Home Price: $177,470
Number of Senior Housing Facilities in the 60652 Zip Code: 6
Average Weather: The average temperature in July is 85 degrees Fahrenheit. In January, the average temperature reaches 13 degrees, though in the past, it has dipped as low as -22 degrees.
Veteran's Facilities in the Area: The Chicago Veteran Center - 3348 W. 87th Street, Suite 2, Chicago, IL 60652-3767. Phone: 773-962-3740.
Metro Chicago transit systems rank among the best, most affordable in the nation.
Buses: Glendale Heights Pace Bus - Regular fares are $2 and reduced fares are $1. Seniors can get Ventra cards or use the Paratransit and Dial-a-Ride services, all for free fares. The 17 Wheaton-Addison and 715 Central DuPage routes are accessible online.
Trains: Metra public transit trains, within 18 miles of Glendale's city center, are more difficult to access than buses. Fares for adults are $8 per weekend. Seniors, customers with disabilities and Medicare cardholders with RTA-issued Reduced Fare Permits can get discount tickets at downtown Chicago ticket windows and sign up for the Circuit Breaker program to ride Metra free.
The following stations, listed with mileage from Glendale Heights city center, are the most accessible to Alden Gardens:
- Naperville Station, E. 4th & Ellsworth Ave., Naperville, IL 60540, 9.7 miles
- La Grange Road Station, 25 W. Burlington Ave., La Grange IL 60525, 12.2 miles
- Summit Station, Archer & Center Ave., Summit IL 60501, 15.5 miles
- Glenview Station, 1116 Depot St., Glenview IL 60025, 17.6 miles
Taxis : There is an abundance of taxi services in the Chicago metro area, including Taxi O'hare/Midway Service, Taxi Puebla Cab Service Co., SMLAV Livery Sedan Inc./Midway Service, Universal Taxi Dispatch, Glendale Heights Taxi - Four Seasons Airport Taxi.
Ride Shares : Both Uber and Lyft ride shares are offered in Glendale Heights. Lyft rides start for as little as $2 and Uber starts at $5.
Health and Safety
There is a wide selection of medical care facilities within a short ride from Alden Gardens.
Hospitals and Medical Centers:
- Adventist Glenoaks, 701 Winthrop Ave., is not-for-profit and houses a medical helioport (IS09)
- FMC-Glendale Heights Dialysis Center, 520 E. North Ave, provides outpatient kidney dialysis services.
- Allied Professional Healthcare, LLC, 2174 Gladstone Court, Suite B, offers clinical services, general medicine, referrals, and outpatient services.
- First Choice Health Services, 1508 Bloomingdale Rd., is a small clinic offering general medical care, patient referrals, and outpatient services.
- Sure Care Home Health Corp, 1155 Main Street, Suites C&D, is a home health service keeping seniors and disabled patients in their homes for as long as possible.
Crime Rate in the 60652 Zip Code : The crime rate in Glendale Heights is very low when matched against the rest of Chicago. It is comparable to other bedroom communities outside of big cities at 16 crimes per 1,000 people per year.
Sports and Leisure
Glendale Heights suffers from cold, long winters so golfing is limited. It is easier to join a club and find indoor tennis matches.
Golf Courses: Glendale Lakes Golf Club
Tennis Courts/Clubs: Healthtrack Sports Wellness, Americana Park, Wheaton College Tennis Courts, and Ollman Park are all appropriate venues for tennis.
Gyms: These gyms specialize in seniors: Lifetime Fitness, Planet Fitness, and the Center for Senior Citizens.
Shopping and Entertainment
A large metropolis offers places to buy just about anything you can imagine. Most shopping venues are easily accessible by public transportation.
Clothes Shopping Nearby: The most popular shopping destinations are the Hilltop Shopping Center, Bloomingdale Shopping Center, and Plaza Westlake. A lot of area seniors walk these malls and shop there, as well.
Grocery Stores: Stores close to Alden Gardens include Valli Produce, La Rosita, Pardesi, Aldi, Dollar Store, Dollar Tree, and Family Dollar.
Restaurants: Alden Gardens is close to many restaurants in the area, but these are the most popular: Pho Ha, Ki's Steak and Seafood, Amigas Restuarant, Hibachi Grill, and Kabuki Steakhouse and Sushi.
Movie Theaters: There are many places to go see a movie in Glendale Heights. Check out the Pictureshow at Bloomingdale Court, Cinemark Century Theaters, Glen Art Theater, Wheaton Grand Theater, or Studio Movie Grill.
Libraries: Glendale Public Library is the closest and best resource for books, rental magazines and more.
Senior Friendly Salons: Linda's Hair Salon, Image Hair Salon, Jesse's Hair Salon, Serenity Hair and Nails, or Great Clips
Attractions: Seniors enjoy all sorts of attractions around the Glendale Heights area, depending on their level of activity and strength. They can check out the Old Town Aquarium, River Rafting, Du Page County Fair, K1 Speed, Sightseeing Boats, Psychic Museum, Cantigny Park, Enchanted Castle, or Vertical Endeavours.
Glendale Heights is strongly religious with 71.98 percent of residents reporting they have faith. Nearly 42 percent of people here are Catholic, 7 percent are Protestant, 6.5 percent Muslim, and the remaining people belong to Eastern Religions.
Churches and Worship Centers Nearby : St. Matthew's Church, Family Faith Christian Church, Mission Church, Faith Home Improvement, United Moravian Church, Evangelical Church, MSI Masjid Mosque, Darul Qasim, Muslim Society, Islamic Education Center, Banga Bhavan, and the Queenship of Mary.
Explore Alden Gardens of Bloomingdale in Glendale Heights in more depth by visiting its website or dropping by in person. This is an active community of seniors who continue to have fun and make a difference in their retirement years.