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Start Believing in a Different Kind of Community
Welcome to ClarkLindsey, East Central Illinois’ first and only nonprofit Life Plan Community. Situated on 27 acres bordering Urbana’s Meadowbrook Park and on the edge of the University of Illinois at Champaign, ClarkLindsey is more than a place to live or work. It’s truly a community. Here in our beautiful setting, you’ll feel inspired, joyful and empowered to live your best life every day.
Experience Our Mission, Vision and Values
ClarkLindsey strives to foster a culture of excellence, centered around well-being, and encompassing our four core values: meaningful life, engaged staff, inclusive community, and excellence.Learn About ClarkLindsey's Core Values
Coming Soon to ClarkLindsey
We’re excited to expand the possibilities at ClarkLindsey with a new building project. A modern three-story apartment building with 38 catered assisted living and 26 memory care assisted living apartments will be complete in spring 2024, and another three-story apartment building with 45 independent living apartments is planned to open in 2025 and is already 90% sold! Also included will be an expanded wellness & social center.Learn More
Meet the ClarkLindsey Team
Our team is built from people from all walks of life. From our board of directors to our staff, our people strive to make every day at ClarkLindsey better than the day before.See More
Timeline of Our History
1964 and 1966
Two Visionary Women
Sisters Ethel Lindsey Clark and Maud Lindsey execute their wills, providing funds “for the establishment, construction and maintenance of a home for elderly persons.”
Ethel Clark and Maud Lindsey set the foundation for ClarkLindsey by providing separate and generous bequests.
The first residents move into ClarkLindsey. The adjacent Health Center also begins operation at this time.
Resident Council Forms
The ClarkLindsey Residents Council, the “voice of the residents,” meets for the first time.
ClarkLindsey Fully Occupied
Original construction included 160 apartments, 40 beds licensed for skilled nursing care and 22 beds licensed for Sheltered Care.
A Dynamic Partnership with the University of Illinois
Since its founding, ClarkLindsey has had a close relationship with the University of Illinois.
Doubling Health Care
ClarkLindsey doubles the size of Meadowbrook Health Center by adding two new wings. Architect Ikasen Glerum leads the project.
Advancing Alzheimer’s Care
A special care unit for residents living with Alzheimer’s is established.
A Gift to Fellow Residents
Walter V. Kaulfers, a former professor at the University of Illinois and a resident at ClarkLindsey, passes away. He leaves his entire estate to ClarkLindsey to be used for the quality of life of its residents.
A Unique Masterpiece
First-of-its-kind Masterpiece Garden developed in collaboration with ClarkLindsey, the University of Illinois and the Retirement Research Foundation.
Grounds for an Award
Champaign County Design and Conservation Foundation presents ClarkLindsey with an award for excellence in landscaping.
Best in America
U.S. News and World Report names Meadowbrook Health Center one of the best places for nursing home services in the country.
Renewal Therapy Center opens at the Meadowbrook Health Center.
A Volunteer Spirit
CLVolunteers forms. This group of ClarkLindsey residents, employees and friends gives back to the Champaign-Urbana community.
A New Type of Independent Living
Groundbreaking for Meadows Edge at ClarkLindsey. These luxury villas offer residents enhanced space and freedom.
One of Eight
ClarkLindsey receives the prestigious designation as a Center for Successful Aging. Only eight centers in the country receive this honor.
Award with Impact
ClarkLindsey receives the LeadingAge Illinois Community Impact Award for Ethel & Maud’s Table, an innovative community outreach program.
A New Standard of Care
ClarkLindsey opens The Green House Homes. These innovative homes are single-story houses with room for 12 residents.
atHome with Clark-Lindsey Launches
This new program provides services to help people live independently in their homes.
Clark-Lindsey Begins Expansion
This new building project will feature independent living, assisted living and memory care residences, along with a Wellness Center and auditorium.