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Touching Lives

Designed with your comfort and ease of lifestyle in mind

At Heritage Woods of Plainfield, your affordable assisted lifestyle community in Plainfield, Illinois, your new home awaits you

Heritage Woods of Plainfield 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.

Finding Love at Heritage Woods

Sandy has lived at Heritage Woods for almost 6 years. She grew up in the Cicero/ Berwyn area. She worked in an office when she was younger. She got married and raised one daughter. Sandy has one grandson who she describes as one of the greatest accomplishment in her life. 

 Sandy is an avid reader and is often seen reading a book in one of the common areas. Her favorite author is Harper Lee who is best known for To Kill a Mockingbird. 

 After being married and then divorced, she never imagined she would ever find love again. Sandy not only made all types of new friendships, but she also even met the love of her life here! She says that meeting Rick has been one of the highlights of her life. They are often seen walking hand in hand around the community. 

“The residents and staff here have become like extended family members,”  she says. Her favorite thing about living here is the other residents. She has made many new friendships since she moved in here. She enjoys playing Bingo and Charades. She says Maria, our Resident Service Coordinator, makes everything so fun! She also likes doing crafts and attending daily reflections every morning. “It’s a great way to start the day,” she says.

She worked at Marshall Field’s in Orland Park for about 20 years before she retired. She didn’t start working till her daughter turned 21 years old. She worked in many different departments there from children’s clothing to women’s coats.

Before moving here, she loved to garden and canned all types of vegetables every season. Sandy is a big animal lover too and she was raised around horses, cattle, chickens and rabbits.

Sandy is a quiet, unassuming lady who is always smiling and upbeat.  She is just one of our many residents who call Heritage Woods home.

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From Thailand to the USA

Meet Phongkeaw who goes by the name Dang. She has lived at Heritage Woods for about a year now. She is originally from Thailand. She moved to the United States about 50 years ago. 

While working in the airport in Thailand, she met her husband. He was in the United States Air Force at the time. After they married, they moved to the US. They used to live in the upper peninsula of Michigan. Eventually they moved to Illinois. 

Dang raised a boy and a girl. She has 6 grandkids. It is apparent how much she loves them. Walk into her apartment and you’ll see their pictures on display.  

After her divorce, she moved in with her daughter but eventually wanted her own place. She learned about Heritage Woods and applied to move in here.  

Dang loves to walk and is often seen walking for miles in and around the community. She loves the outdoors.  

She loves having her own place and making new friends. Rarely is she ever seen without a smile on her face. She is just one of our residents who call Heritage Woods home. 

Jean's Story: Living Life to the Fullest

Jean has lived in Heritage Woods of Plainfield for the past 7 years. She says Heritage Woods is her home and the staff here is amazing.

Prior to moving to Heritage Woods, she lived all her life in Joliet, IL. While there, she ran a restaurant. She lost her husband 19 years ago. She has one son. 

She said that life is good, and she likes to live life to the fullest. She really enjoys socializing here. Life is short, so be happy. Jean believes on celebrating every holiday and occasion. She will send out greeting card to all her friends and family. She believes the main purpose in life is to believe in the Lord and to be kind to others. 


Pat’s Story: Regaining Her Independence

Pat has only lived at Heritage Woods of Plainfield for a short time, but has already made great friends here. Pat loves to cook, and recently came across an old recipe book while unpacking her items. She said, “the book is well over 50 years old and thought it was gone forever.” Along with cooking, she enjoys sewing, reading, and gardening.

Pat likes attending our Daily Reflections group and looks forward to attending it everyday. She was married but became a widow over 25 years ago. She raised 3 children; two boys and one girl who she sadly outlived.

Pat was a registered nurse for 53 years. She worked in hospitals, nursing homes, and rehabs. Like most first responders, she is very humble and kind. She is a quiet, unassuming lady who downplays her position as a nurse where she saved many lives and comforted those who were ill. She is used to taking care of others, but now it is her turn to sit back, relax, and let Heritage Woods of Plainfield take care of her.