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About Luther Village

In the mid-1980s the Shaw Company set out to design a retirement community unlike any other in Chicagoland. The master plan included ownership benefits for residents, superior residences, and an affiliation with a quality healthcare provider. The result was Luther Village, the first full-equity-ownership retirement community in the Midwest. Established in the Village of Arlington Heights in 1990, Luther Village offers a lush 55-acre campus with mature trees, walking paths, restful gardens and ponds, and a variety of spacious, beautifully appointed living options, including ranch-style Villas, Courtyard Homes and condo style buildings. An array of premier services and amenities are available at Wittenberg Commons, the hub of our beautiful campus. One of the best places to retire? Many think so. Luther Village is considered one of the finest over 55 communities in the state of Illinois.

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What does Full-Equity with Cooperative Ownership Mean?

Luther Village’s residency model is just one of the things that makes it so special. The founders of Luther Village believed that seniors should not have to give up the benefits of home ownership in exchange for retirement living. Cooperative ownership means that:

  • You have the benefits similar to owning your own home, however you truly own stock in the entire community.
  • Instead of holding a title or deed, you own shares of stock in the Luther Village Owners’ Corporation.
  • Upon selling your residence, you or your estate realize the market value of your home instead of a partial refund of an entry fee or rental community.
  • Many premier amenities and services are available to the entire community at a comparatively lower per-capita cost.
  • You have an important voice in the community’s decision-making process.

This type of ownership is very different from those of traditional retirement communities offering a rental program or large entry fees.

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Brokerage Services

The senior living experts of Life Care Services®, An LCS® Company, provide the convenience of an onsite brokerage office at Luther Village. Their sales counselors have years of experience, understand the uniqueness of retirement living at our community, and are available to assist you and your family. They’ll conduct visits, provide all the details of the exceptional lifestyle available here, and help with the selection of a home you’re sure to love.

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Our Leadership Team

Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional experiences for the seniors we serve. Click below to learn more about each of our community leaders and how they impact the lives of our residents and family members.

Rick Remington is a highly accomplished Executive Director with an extensive and distinguished career in the hospitality industry. His remarkable track record brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his current leadership role at Luther Village. Prior to assuming his pivotal position at Luther Village, Rick held the prestigious role of Director of Operations at Pheasant Run Resort in St. Charles, Illinois, where he contributed significantly during his impressive five-year tenure. Rick’s career trajectory also includes pivotal roles at renowned hospitality establishments such as Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena, and the Crowne Plaza O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois, all under the prestigious Intercontinental Hotels and Resorts brand. Presently, Rick and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Arlington Heights. In his capacity as the Executive Director at Luther Village, Rick continues to demonstrate exceptional leadership, leveraging his extensive background in the hospitality industry to bring immense value to our community.

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Laurie is in charge of all aspects of food & beverage operations. She is responsible for over-seeing menu development, purchasing, staffing, training, quality control, food & liquor costs, and inventory. Ensuring the dining experience meets expectations and follows current trends. Laurie brings 20+ years’ experience in hospitality and marketing communications – Four Seasons and Westin brands, as well 12 years with Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant. Her attention to detail, training and service standards, as well as her passion for all things food & beverage make her a great fit to help strengthen our dining department.

Shirley Guagenti has worked at Luther Villagefor almost twenty years, 16 years as its Controller. Shirley oversees the Accounting Department, prepares budgets, reconciles accounts, and presents quarterly financials to the Board of Directors. Shirley also is responsible for preparing individual real estate tax statements for residents. Shirley’s main goal is assisting residents with understanding their finances related to Luther Village, thus making accounting more user-friendly.

My background consists of over 45 years in the trades. I have spent the past 8 years in the maintenance department at Luther Village, and I have served as the Director of Maintenance for the past 3 years. First and foremost, we are here to assist residents with their everyday residential needs. We maintain the beautiful grounds and all buildings at Luther Village throughout all seasons. Our goal is to ensure that residents have the best possible experience while living here. Due to the variety of issues and projects that may arise, my many years of experience in the trades provide the wealth of knowledge required across the board.

Cindy works to enhance both resident and employee satisfaction through oversight and management of Human Resources at Luther Village. Cindy has more than 35 years of experience in hospitality and human resources.

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Have More Questions About Luther Village?

We’d love to hear from you! Just reach out to our expert team and we’ll be happy to help in any way we can.

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