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Designed with your comfort and ease of lifestyle in mind

At Cambridge House, your affordable assisted lifestyle community in O'Fallon, Illinois, your new home awaits you

Cambridge House is proud to provide a choice of apartment floor plans, each designed with your comfort and ease of lifestyle in mind. Our spacious apartments are designed with a living room area, kitchenette, full private bathroom and individually controlled air temperature.

All measurements are approximate, and dimensions may vary.

Dotty and Mary Jean’s Elevator Encounter Makes Them Inseparable

Dotty and Mary Jean are a little bit of mischief intertwined with a whole lot of fun!

These two extraordinary women were born many miles apart, but they were brought together by momentous life changes. They are a testament to the transformational power of friendship.

In 2014, Dotty and Mary Jean met here at Cambridge House. They moved in within a month of each other, but it wasn’t until a year later that they finally met each other at the elevator. Three times a day, one of them was already in the elevator and the other was waiting for the elevator to open, so she could get on, too. Soon, they joked about being elevator friends. Those daily meetings brought the ladies closer together, and now, they are inseparable friends. Sometimes, people call them “Bopsy Twins” or “Double Trouble”.

Mary Jean likes to tell us she corrupted Dotty, while Dotty has taught Mary Jean to have fun playing all the card games. They like to play poker, bingo and go on our fishing outings. Mary Jean says she is so busy these days that her daughter has to make an appointment just to see her.

They both keep each other on their toes, and although they were both shy by nature, their friendship has blossomed. They have opened up to share their neighborly love and friendship throughout Cambridge House.

Because of their chance encounter on the elevator, Dotty and Mary Jean encourage everyone to: “Get out of your apartment. Meet your neighbors and do all that you can do. You will be a lot happier and healthier participating and enjoying other people.”

Compassionate Staff Puts Joe, Dorothy and Their Family at Ease

A decade ago when Joe and Dorothy moved into an independent living community for seniors, they knew it was the perfect place for them.

“My wife and I were private people.  We had a small network of friends and liked to keep to ourselves in our apartment,” Joe said.

They lived in that apartment for eight years, and during the last couple years, they had some health challenges.

After Dorothy had a few falls, the couple discussed health and safety concerns with their children and decided it was time to move.

“We didn’t have staff or neighbors who would be around to make sure we were safe like we do now, and that was important to us and our family,” Joe said.

Dorothy has not fallen since they moved to Cambridge House, and Joe’s health has improved. He says he is thankful for the staff, and the way they genuinely care about their well-being.

They appreciate having an active lifestyle that includes organized outings, entertainment and games.

“My wife and I take trips almost daily to visit family, go out to eat or go to the store,” Joe said.

Here at Cambridge House, Joe stays busy. He is the captain our Cambridge House Wii Bowling team, competing against seniors from other assisted living communities. He also led his team – Guys and Gals – to a victory against a group of local middle school students.

After three years at Cambridge House of O’Fallon, Joe says, he knows there is no place else they’d rather call home.

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