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  • Heritage Woods of Ottawa

    Discover the best community
    that fits your needs

    The choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community in Illinois

  • Heritage Woods of Ottawa

    Your choice for an
    affordable assisted lifestyle

    The premier choice for an affordable assisted lifestyle community in Illinois

  • Heritage Woods of Ottawa

    Nationally Recognized

    Heritage Woods of Ottawa was awarded with the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living 2023 Silver Quality Award.

  • Heritage Woods of Ottawa

    Best of
    the best

    The designation of 2022-23 Best in Assisted Living was awarded only to the communities that earn the highest possible rating on consumer satisfaction surveys of residents and family member of residents.

  • Heritage Woods of Ottawa

    A Great
    Place to Work

    Heritage Woods of Ottawa was awarded with the A Great Place to Work! 

Welcome to

Heritage Woods of Ottawa


Welcome to a gracious, affordable assisted lifestyle in your community. At Heritage Woods of Ottawa, you’ll enjoy friendly neighbors to share common life experiences and an active community full of choices. The emphasis is on lifestyle and fun while maintaining your health, wellness, dignity and independence at Heritage Woods of Ottawa. When you need a helping hand or personal attention to do the activities you may no longer be able to do safely on your own, our courteous and caring staff is always ready to assist you. Contact us to learn about current move-in specials!

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Focus on Love, Compassion & Dignity

Heritage Woods of Ottawa serves adults 65 and older who need some help to maintain their independence

A financial assistance program is available to those who qualify, making the Heritage Woods of Ottawa lifestyle affordable to all. If you or a loved one would benefit from our assisted lifestyle community, but are concerned about financial arrangements, please do not hesitate to ask our staff about this financial assistance program.

The Supportive Living Program is available in Illinois for seniors 65 or older who need help maintaining their independence regardless of their financial resources. Seniors on Medicaid who only receive minimum Social Security income can qualify.

An Affordable Community

Heritage Woods of Ottawa is an affordable assisted lifestyle community in lasalle County

The community is located on north side of Ottawa, south of Interstate 80 and one mile east of Highway 23. Ottawa is nestled in a beautiful valley where the Fox River and Illinois River converge. The historic city is in LaSalle County between Morris, LaSalle and Peru. Heritage Woods of Ottawa is the most sought-after supportive living community in the area, and apartments are renting quickly. Call 815-431-1400 today to make Heritage Woods of Ottawa your new home.

A wonderful alternative

Heritage Woods of Ottawa provides a wonderful residential alternative to a nursing home or to struggling alone at home.

At Heritage Woods, residents:

  • Live in the privacy of his/her own apartment, which has been conveniently designed for senior living.
  • Receive personal assistance and help with medications. Certified staff are on duty 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Support services, such as three daily meals, housekeeping and laundry, are also included.
  • Enjoy the companionship of friends and neighbors and participate in social and recreational activities.

A full array of amenities and helpful services will make your days fulfilled and comfortable for you and your family.

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Touching Lives

The Stuhr’s:
Loving Life here at Heritage Woods of Ottawa
Daryl and Lillian Stuhr are fairly new to Heritage Woods of Ottawa, having moved here in May of this 2021.

They celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on June 6, 2020. When asked how they made their marriage so strong for so many years Daryl replied, “We never wanted to fight around our kids, and they were always around, so we just never fought!” They are a dear couple who look out for each other every minute of the day. They enjoy walks around Heritage Wood’s grounds when the weather is nice, and indoors when it is not. They like that we have different apartment layouts available and decided on the two bedroom, two bathroom combo. They made a small tv room out of the second bedroom, where they spend time puzzling or listening to the news. The Stuhr’s daughter, Mariann, is in Arizona and likes our virtual visiting option. They all enjoy the video chats and being able to see the person they are speaking to on the screen. Technology can be tricky for older individuals so it’s a nice to be able to offer this to our residents.
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Community Organizes
Spontaneous Drive-By Parade
“Ottawa residents define what a caring community should be.”

On Friday, March 20, Ottawa resident Danielle Jackson contacted Heritage Woods of Ottawa’s resident services coordinator with a suggestion. “I want to have a drive-by parade for your residents to show that the community is thinking about them. Can we make this happen?” Of course our response was absolutely! Tonya Mitre, whose mother resides at Heritage Woods, along with Danielle, took to social media to advertise the parade. None of us were sure what the response would be, or if there would even be a response. What happened next was nothing less than amazing! Less than 24 hours later, the cars and families were excitedly lining up!
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Happy Anniversary
and happy birthday
What are the odds of this date?

We have a special couple at HW celebrating their 66th wedding anniversary today but it is also BOTH of their birthdays as well! Happy Anniversary & Happy Birthday to Junko & Mutsuo!
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