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Brookdale Plaza Hawthorn Lakes I

Formerly: Hawthorn Lakes
10 East Hawthorn Parkway
Vernon Hills, IL 60061


Illinois Senior Living at its Finest

Brookdale Plaza Hawthorn Lakes located in Vernon Hills, Illinois offers exceptional Independent Living and Assisted Living facilities for seniors. It sits adjacent to Willows, an Assisted Living facility for seniors.

These Brookdale communities offer Senior Living Solutions for seniors looking to eliminate the daily demands of home ownership and those who may need some day-to-day assistance with personal needs.

You’ll love our inviting walking paths and the scenic views from our location on Big Bear and Little Bear Lakes. Our location not only offers breathtaking scenery, but convenience as well. We’re only two blocks west of Hawthorn Center Mall and within easy access to a wide variety of restaurants and local attractions.

ConnectedLiving by BrookdaleOur award-winning ConnectedLiving program helps residents stay connected online with family and friends. In addition, residents’ family members are able to access the ConnectedLiving Network (CLN) from anywhere to communicate directly with their loved one and view dining menus, calendars, photo galleries and more.

Living at Brookdale Plaza Hawthorn Lakes I, you’ll see how easy it is to simplify your life – whether that means eliminating the demands of home ownership or getting the assistance you need with daily tasks. Enjoy our exercise and wellness programs, which can be tailored to your level of health and well-being, or relax while surfing the Net in our library.

We also offer full-service dining with table-side service in a beautiful setting where you can enjoy a delightful meal among friends. For your convenience, we also provide an on-site Wellness Clinic to meet your basic health needs.

With the 24-hour availability of our staff and continuum of care offered through our assisted living program, you have the peace of mind you need to live life to the fullest.

We invite you to come experience exceptional senior living at Hawthorn Lakes today.


Levels of Care

Brookdale Plaza Hawthorn Lakes I provides Exceptional Independent Living and Personalized Assisted Living services for seniors

Lifestyle Options

We provide spacious and well-appointed apartments whether you are considering Independent or Assisted Living.

Personalized Assisted Living

Through Personalized Assisted Living, Brookdale offers the necessary level of service and care to promote an experience that will exceed the norms of traditional assisted living within an environment and lifestyle that is tailored to your needs with Respect for Individual PreferencesSM.

Transportation Services

Our trained and licensed transportation associates provide door-to-door services to popular retail outlets, restaurants and services in the community. Also, transportation to personal appointments is easily managed through prearranged reservations.

Choice Dining Experiences

Our restaurant-style dining features healthy regional and seasonal cuisine prepared by professionally-trained culinary teams using only the freshest ingredients. Independent Living offers a full breakfast with lunch and dinner daily. Personalized Assisted Living offers three meals daily as well as a variety of snack items. Our friendly, well trained wait staff anticipates your needs to make your dining experience special each and every day.


Our concierge team is trained and prepared to provide many levels of service. Whether you need community or area information, assistance with deliveries, or even assistance with arranging a special evening on the town, our concierge is available 24 hours a day for your safety and convenience.

Housekeeping Services

Our housekeeping associates will clean your apartment weekly. Flat linen service included.

Programs, Outings and Events

A variety of educational programs, social outings and/or cultural events daily means there is always something new to experience and exciting to do!

Wellness Center

Our convenient on-site Wellness Center offers basic solutions to your healthcare needs and access to a diverse mix of healthcare professionals and physicians.

Innovative Senior CareSM

Our licensed, professional associates offer a wide range of individually customized proactive health and fitness training programs as well as Medicare funded physical, occupational and speech therapies, designed to help residents enhance or regain their independence through comprehensive rehabilitation, exercise and education programs.

Innovative Senior Care Home Care

ISC Home Care is a Medicare Certified home health agency committed to providing high quality, multidisciplinary home health services delivered by an experienced team of healthcare professionals, with the goal to return residents to a life of medical independence as quickly as possible.

Connected Living

We provide our residents with enhanced connections to family and friends, to their communities and to their world in a fun and stimulating way. With Connected Living, residents receive one-on-one training and are invited to participate in weekly group learning sessions led by friendly “Ambassadors.” The program offers residents the opportunity to post photos and memoirs, view updated community calendars, menus and resident directories, as well as to engage in email and internet activities.

Optimum Life & Celebrations

Optimum Life® is a bold initiative that defines the way we live. By balancing six key dimensions of wellness – emotional, intellectual, physical, social, spiritual and purposeful – Optimum Life will help you live at your peak level, and within a lifestyle that promotes health, wholeness and fulfillment. Inspired dining and vibrant lifestyle activities come together in our award-winning Celebrations program, which fills each month with themed events and activities that spotlight different cultures and cuisines. A resident committee helps shape activities to encourage the participation of fellow residents.

Personalized Living Program

Our Personalized Living Program is customized to provide for our residents changing needs. Our a la carte program offers services such as medication reminders, escorts, laundry assistance, errand services, pet care and much more. Convenient. Cost-effective. Customized.

Beauty/Barber Program

Our salon offers full service hair care. Salon hours are available at the Concierge desk. Appointments may be scheduled at your convenience. On-Site Banking. Convenient, on-site banking services are available.

On-Site Banking

Convenient, on-site banking services are available

On-Site Postal Services

On-site postal services make it fast and convenient to send all your letters and parcels.

Emergency Response

Our emergency response system is monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week by our well-trained associates. Daily check-in services provide peace of mind for our residents and their families.

Associate Availability

Friendly and well-trained associates are available to meet your needs 24 hours a day.

Dining Room

Beautifully appointed dining rooms with elegant settings.

Private Dining Room

Our private dining room provides a more intimate atmosphere and is ideal for entertaining family and friends or celebrating special occasions. Customized menus are available.

General Convenience Store

Our general convenience store makes it easy to pick up everyday items such as cards, soap, paper goods, etc.


Complimentary laundry facilities are located throughout the building for your convenience.

Game Room

Shoot a game of pool within our spacious billiards and game room. A pool table, along with game tables, provide the ideal setting for a friendly game of bridge, chess or other challenging games and activities.

Arts and Crafts

Explore your creative side in our arts and crafts studio. Pursue or perfect hobbies such as ceramics, or join in the fun of our Knitting Club. It all depends on your interests and the only limit is your imagination!

Guest Accommodations

Our well-appointed guest accommodations make it convenient for friends and family to visit.

Outdoor Garden Areas

Our beautiful patio and gardens offer an outdoor experience that allows you to enjoy beautiful days and healthy sunshine.

Exercise Room

Daily exercise promotes a healthy lifestyle for all our residents. You can do just that in our well-equipped fitness area featuring workout equipment specifically designed and targeted to seniors’ needs.

Library and Computer Lounge

Stay in touch with the world in our library with the latest daily, weekly and monthly publications, as well as computers with Internet access.

Walking Path

Enhance your health and enjoyment with a stroll along the picturesque walking path adjacent to our property, or by ambling indoors as a member of one of our walking clubs. You will be adding to your health and enjoyment along the way.

Community Room

Join us for a variety of educational events and cultural activities in the Community Room, our community’s hub of activity.


Resident and guest parking is available for your safety and convenience.