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Enjoying Nature at The Moorings: Plant Roots and Bloom

Step into a community where outdoor adventures are woven into the fabric of everyday life. At The Moorings of Arlington Heights, beautiful surroundings invite you to explore, relax, and discover the joys of nature.

From vibrant gardens and tranquil walking paths to welcoming residents and compassionate team members, read on to discover a community where residents connect, explore, and embrace a life brimming with possibilities – all right outside their front doors.

Walking, Biking, and Exploring Our Campus

Staying engaged is essential for a fulfilling life, especially as we get older. At The Moorings of Arlington Heights, our beautifully maintained walking paths and bike-friendly neighborhood invite residents to explore the outdoors, soak in the sunshine and enjoy the simple pleasures of movement.

Our pet-friendly community means your furry companions can join you on your outdoor adventures! Your dog will love exploring the campus just as much as you do, making each stroll a shared experience filled with companionship and joyful discoveries.

Resident Tip: Rain or shine, you can keep moving at The Moorings! Join a group aqua aerobics class in our indoor pool, find your rhythm in a drumming circle, or work out solo in our fitness center. Check out a sample calendar of our programs and classes to learn more!

Finding Adventures Beyond Our Doorstep

The Moorings of Arlington Heights offers a unique advantage – a tranquil Arlington Heights, IL, location within easy reach of the dynamic energy of Greater Chicago. Our peaceful community provides a welcome retreat, while our convenient location ensures that residents can effortlessly tap into the rich offerings of the Windy City for a simple day or weekend trip.

Here are some of our residents’ favorite outdoor adventures in Chicago:

  • Architectural Boat Tour
  • Chicago Botanic Garden
  • Maggie Daley Park
  • Lakefront Trail
  • Lincoln Park Zoo

Resident Tip: Want to keep it local? Our concierge service is happy to help you explore the best of Arlington Heights. We also have regularly scheduled community outings so you can leave the logistics to us and focus on exploring, socializing, and making unforgettable memories.

Tending to Our Community Gardens

The Moorings of Arlington Heights believes in the power of connection – with nature, with neighbors, and with the joy of life’s simple pleasures. Our vibrant community gardens are a place where all these elements come together.

Here, you’ll discover:

  • A Place To Grow: Whether you have years of gardening experience or are just starting out, our gardens welcome you. Plant your favorite flowers, grow fresh herbs or try your hand at delicious vegetables.
  • A Nurturing Community: Share tips with fellow gardeners, learn from experienced hands, and simply enjoy the camaraderie that comes with working side by side.
  • Fresh Rewards: There’s nothing quite like the taste of produce you’ve grown yourself. Savor fresh flavors in your meals, or share the bounty with friends and neighbors.

Resident Tip: If using your green thumb isn’t your thing, join a club or interest group. From baking and book clubs to lectures and current event discussions, you’ll always find opportunities to enrich your retirement and cultivate friendships at The Moorings.

Savoring the Season by Dining Alfresco

Dining outdoors is a delightful way to change up your routine. The fresh air, warm sunshine, and vibrant surroundings make every meal an occasion. At The Moorings of Arlington Heights, we offer charming outdoor dining options where you can enjoy delicious food and great company.

Host a summer lunch or breezy dinner on the spacious patio of your villa, or enjoy a meal at your favorite table on our terrace.

Our culinary team loves to create memorable moments! You can also look forward to:

  • Mouthwatering seasonal barbecues
  • Festive holiday celebrations
  • Exciting themed dinners
  • Tableside demonstrations

Resident Tip: Enjoy a carefree picnic without the fuss! The Garden Room offers convenient takeout, delivery, and catering services. Download our dining experience guide to explore our menus, venues, and more!

Spending Time With Loved Ones

Family bonds are irreplaceable, and at The Moorings of Arlington Heights, we prioritize those connections. Our beautiful community is designed to welcome your loved ones, offering spaces to gather, make memories, and experience a sense of belonging.

Here’s how each visit to The Moorings becomes a treasured memory for you and your loved ones:

  • Sharing Special Meals: Savor delicious food and joyful conversation with family – in our inviting dining areas, on a sunny patio, or in the comfort of your own home.
  • Enjoying Our Community: Stroll through the gardens hand in hand with grandchildren, relax by one of our small lakes, or enjoy a lively community event together.
  • Getting To Know Residents: Our warm atmosphere and welcoming residents make everyone feel at home. No matter where you are at The Moorings, you’ll always find a friendly face ready to get to know you and your loved ones.

Resident Tip: Invite your friends and family to celebrate special occasions in our two private event dining rooms, ideal for birthdays, anniversaries, and every milestone in between.

Thriving Where Nature Meets Community

From manicured lawns to peaceful garden paths, The Moorings of Arlington Heights is a haven for outdoor enjoyment. This inviting atmosphere isn’t an accident—it’s the result of careful planning and a deep love for the community.

Meet Jim Olson, our dedicated Grounds Supervisor, whose passion for landscaping transforms our outdoor spaces into places of relaxation and connection.

Jim’s story is one of both expertise and a genuine fondness for our residents. “Here, they have an entire community,” Jim says. “It’s all about the community, and that’s what I really like. I feel like I’m working with family.” This sentiment shines through in his work.

Whether it’s finding a shady spot under a tree for a resident to enjoy a good book, tending to the vibrant flower beds or even creating special projects like our heart-shaped memorial garden, Jim’s efforts create spaces where residents can connect with nature and each other.

Resident Tip: Our lifestyle magazine, Bon Voyage!, is the perfect way to stay up to date with The Moorings of Arlington Heights. Read staff and resident spotlights, learn about community events, and discover how you can live your best life at The Moorings.

Let Your Retirement Lifestyle Bloom at The Moorings of Arlington Heights

The best way to get to know our staff and residents is by getting to know them in person. Contact us online or call 847-641-2421 to schedule your personalized visit today and discover a community where you can flourish, surrounded by the warmth of friendship and the invigorating energy of new experiences. We can’t wait to meet you!