Bowes Retirement Center
Bowes Retirement Center
105 North Gifford Street
Elgin, IL 60120
Phone: (847) 741-8887
Fax: (847) 214-9209
Elizabeth Cobb - Manager

Our Mission

The Bowes Retirement Center offers independent living with the daily services for seniors who need extra assistance with daily living, but whom a nursing home is not needed.

The Bowes Retirement Center has been providing exceptional care to seniors since 1953. We are proud of our heritage, our tradition, and the quality, resident driven care that is Bowes hallmark.

We offer the most reasonable rates in the Fox Valley area without compromising the quality of the services we provide.
Personal Services

Although the Bowes Family Retirement Center is not a nursing home, we provide limited personal services including:

* Resident Watch Program
* Medical services provided by home health care.
* Therapy provided by home-care agencies.
* Podiatry services.
* Short-term stays can be accommodated.

*Local transportation arrangements can be made for health care visits and for attendance at area churches, which represent eleven denominations.

In a beautiful turn of the century mansion in the heart of Elgin's charming Historical District, the Bowes Retirement Center offers independent living with daily services for seniors at the most reasonable rates in the Fox Valley.

Our Beautiful Home

Located in the heart of Elgin's Historical District, our facility was constructed at the turn of the century as a mansion for a wealthy executive. Over the years, as our business grew, we expanded the facility, adding 36 rooms to better serve our guests.

The Bowes Retirement Center features comfortable public living rooms with magnificent hand crafted woodwork. Period furniture offers a lovely surrounding for socializing, watching TV, reading, etc. These elements contribute to the comfortable yet elegant ambiance of our home.
Guest Accommodations

The setting for our guest rooms is reminiscent of a Bed-and-Breakfast. Most private rooms feature a private half-bathroom. A limited number of shared-bathrooms are available.

Rooms are semi-furnished with space for our guest's furniture and personal treasures.

Guest Activities
Our guest activities program is always growing and changing at our guest's requests, but usually include activities such as:

* Shopping trips to local stores
* Restaurant visits
* Live Entertainment
* Bingo, cards, and other games
* Exercise and Fitness Programs
* Current Events Seminars
* Monthly Socials
* Movies
Housekeeping and Security

Weekly housekeeping service is provided with a change of linens. Weekly personal laundry service is provided.

There is a resident attendant on duty around the clock. After hours, our security service and alarm system insures our guests safety.

Meal Service
Our on-site chefs and staff prepare three delicious, nutritious, home cooked meals each day. Special diets can be accommodated. Meals are served in our beautiful dining rooms. Snacks are provided at various times.

For Special occasions, our staff can prepare and serve family meals, privately served to your family in our cozy Early American dining room.

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