Inspired by Faith, We Serve and Celebrate Seniors


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Our Rich History Since May of 1896

“A home for the aged and helpless among German Baptists of the Western States”

The rich history of Central Baptist Village begins in May of 1896. A founder and spiritual leader of the German Baptist people in the western states was Reverend Jacob Meier. Under his determined leadership, his idea of “a home for the aged and helpless among German Baptists of the Western States” became a reality.

In 1896, the Western German Baptist Old People’s Home Society was incorporated and the first building, originally a remodeled private residence in Humboldt Park, was home to 12 resident

Growing Through the Years

The original residence and its capacity had been made larger through several additions and remodeling efforts.


1907 – Over 80 residents were living in the Home

1921 – Rev. Jacob Meier dies and his dream had not only lived on, but flourished

1952 – The Home’s name was changed to Central Baptist Home for the Aged, reflecting an adjustment in its mission to care for the Christian senior population. During the same time period, there was talk of building a new Home

1956 – One of the most momentous events in the history of the Home was its relocation to Norridge, Illinois, leaving behind the corner of Spaulding and Cortland Streets and building a new residence along Lawrence Avenue between Orange and Canfield Avenues. The Home was blessed to acquire 10 acres of land in a northwest suburb of Chicago to build a new facility designed to serve up to 90 residents. State-of-the-art amenities included an attractive lobby, a parlor with a fireplace, a modern kitchen, a spacious dining room, an infirmary and doctor’s office.  The center focus of the new facility was the Chapel providing residents with a place for prayer, worship and fellowship.

1978 – 102-bed nursing unit was added to respond to the changing healthcare needs of the residents; thus the beginning of the Home’s continuity of care. As a means to extend the continuum even further, a sheltered-care unit was designed to serve residents who needed additional care in a non-nursing environment.  At last, Central Baptist Home’s comprehensive continuum of care was available for its present residents and would also meet the needs of older adults in the Norridge and surrounding Chicagoland communities.

On to the 21st century!
Central Baptist Home prepared for yet another momentous change. After six years of thoughtful planning, an extensive renovation project transformed Central Baptist Home into Central Baptist Village.

2000 – The first phase was completed in November of 2000 when a new apartment building, The Commons, opened its doors. The new, innovative design of The Commons, a 99-unit apartment building featuring five different apartment styles, had ample amenities and a lifestyle of convenience for older adults.

2001 – In a bittersweet ceremony, the original 1956 building was demolished.

2002 – The final phase of renovation and expansion was completed in 2002 with the opening of the Town Center and The Terrace. The Town Center features a spacious, inviting lobby, Fireside Lounge, Village Café, multipurpose rooms and wellness clinic. And reflecting Central Baptist Village’s mission of caring for older adults within a faith-based community, the Chapel is the heart of the Town Center.

Throughout the decades, Central Baptist Village has served the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of thousands of older adults.

Our reputation for quality, loving care has brought generation after generation of family members through our doors.

whole-person care

Individualized Health Care Plans
Through Our Continuum of Care

Perhaps even more important, you’ll enjoy enhanced independence and great peace of mind knowing your health care needs are based on a personalized plan in the comforts of your apartment.

Our Continuum of Care includes:


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“I have peace of mind knowing that my mother can stay in her apartment in The Commons, but still get the additional help she needs with the memory changes she is starting to experience.”

Continuum of Care
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Inspired Senior Living
with Individualized Care

Independent living - Discover a renewed sense of independence in The Commons at Central Baptist Village. Free from household responsibilities, your choices abound. Pursue your passions through a diverse range of engaging programs and stimulating activities. Feel right at home in your choice of six different apartment styles and enjoy an array of services customized to your lifestyle.








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Welcoming Seniors
of All Faiths Since 1896

Central Baptist Village is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community with more than a century of dedicated service in caring for older adults.

Why choose
Central Baptist Village?

Our team approach supports residents and their families through the transitions of aging. We offer on-site independent living, assisted living, memory support care, skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation. Residents enjoy enhanced independence and greater peace of mind knowing health care needs are based on a personalized plan and delivered within a community of friendship, faith, and family.

award-winning care

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