Our Story

Altenheim has been a mission driven,not-for-profit organization since it opened its doors to 75 seniors in 1885. However, life for the original residents was quite different than it is today. In 1885, each was assigned chores that would include meal preparation, gardening, grounds and housekeeping. Today, older adults give up chores when they move to Altenheim to enjoy the many amenities and services we offer.


7824 West Madison Street – Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 366-2206

Corporate Structure

Altenheim is a not-for-profit rental community for older adults who live independently. A volunteer board of professionals dedicate themselves to the well-being of current and future Altenheim residents. Volunteers and donors to our not-for-profit community make life even more enjoyable for residents.
Over the years the buildings have been improved, and services added, but what remains true is that there is a story around every corner and new
memories being made each day.