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Clark-Lindsey owes its beginnings to gifts from Ethel Clark and Maud Lindsey. These visionary women set the foundation for this impressive retirement community with separate and generous bequests.


Ground was broken on March 20, 1977. The first residents occupied their apartments in October 1978. The Village and Health Center were fully occupied within the first 18 months of operation.

Original construction included 160 apartments plus an adjacent health center boasting 40 beds licensed for skilled care and 22 beds licensed for sheltered care.

Today, there are 132 Village apartments in nine different floor plans ranging from 490 square feet to nearly 1,400 square feet. Some of the smaller apartments were combined to create large, deluxe apartments.

There are 93 beds in Meadowbrook Health Center, made up of 37 Medicare-certified private rooms in Renewal Therapy Center and 56 Skilled Nursing beds.  We also have two Green House small homes. The eastern home is Assisted Living specializing in Memory Care, the other is licensed Skilled Care. Each accommodates 12 residents in private rooms.


Clark-Lindsey Village, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit tax-exempt organization governed by an 11-member Board of Directors. Day-to-day operations are overseen by a management staff of eleven.

We are the only Life Plan Community, or Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), in Champaign County. On one campus you can find independent apartment living in The Village, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Care in Meadowbrook Health Center as well as a full complement of therapy services in Renewal Therapy Center. As your health needs change, you don’t have to move off campus when additional health assistance is required.

In 2009, the first of its kind garden was developed as a collaborative effort with Clark-Lindsey, the University of Illinois and the Retirement Research Foundation. The Masterpiece Garden is a large green space encouraging recreational and physical fitness activities featuring a sheltered conversation area, fitness equipment, Koi pond and spectacular garden areas to stimulate the senses.