Clark-Lindsey owes its beginnings to gifts from Ethel Clark and Maud Lindsey. These visionary women set the foundation for this impressive retirement community with separate and generous bequests.
Ground was broken on March 20, 1977. The first residents occupied their apartments in October 1978. The Village and Health Center were fully occupied within the first 18 months of operation.
Original construction included 160 apartments plus an adjacent health center boasting 40 beds licensed for Skilled Nursing care and 22 beds licensed for Sheltered Care.
Today, there are 131 Village apartments in nine different floor plans ranging from 490 square feet to nearly 1,400 square feet. Some of the smaller original apartments were combined to create large, deluxe apartments.
Meadowbrook Health Center provides short-term and residential Skilled Nursing care. Of its 94 beds, 56 are designated for residential and respite stays. The remaining 38 beds are Medicare-certified and primarily occupied by individuals receiving inpatient therapy in our Renewal Therapy Center. We also have two Green House small homes. Our eastern home is Assisted Living specializing in Memory Care, the other provides Skilled Nursing care. Each Green House home accommodates 12 residents, all in private rooms.
Clark-Lindsey Village, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit tax-exempt organization governed by an 11-member Board of Directors. Day-to-day operations are overseen by a management staff of eleven.
We are the only Life Plan Community, or Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), in Champaign County. On one campus you can find apartment and villa living in The Village, in which no medical assistance is provided by Clark-Lindsey, Skilled Nursing Care in Meadowbrook Health Center, Assisted Living with Memory Care and Skilled Nursing care in our Green House homes, and a full complement of therapy services in Renewal Therapy Center. As your health needs change, you don’t have to move off campus when additional health assistance is required.
In 2009, the first of its kind garden was developed as a collaborative effort with Clark-Lindsey, the University of Illinois and the Retirement Research Foundation. The Masterpiece Garden is a large green space encouraging recreational and physical fitness activities featuring a sheltered conversation area, fitness equipment, Koi pond and spectacular garden areas to stimulate the senses.