Compassionate Long Term Care
Right Here in Springfield
When you or a loved one needs 24-hour nursing care, your mind turns to thoughts of comfort, quality, and care.
Here in Concordia Village‘s care center in Springfield, IL 62711, our residents retain as much independence as possible in a warm, welcoming environment that encourages choice, flexibility, and a sense of community.
Our daily room rate covers a comprehensive array of services, including a personalized care plan, 24-hour nursing services, and a wide range of therapies. Find out how affordable peace of mind can be — call 217.993.7076 or e-mail us today!
At Concordia Village, we employ a person-centered philosophy of care. That means our staff members dedicate themselves to customizing the care experience to the wishes and needs of each individual resident.
Far from the sterile, clinical trappings of traditional nursing homes, our community is committed to creating real homes for our residents. That means building environments specially designed to suit their needs. Creating flexible staff schedules to better fit the rhythms and routines of each resident. And getting to know and cherish our residents as the unique individuals they are.
Specifically designed around spaces where daily life happens, our private and companion skilled nursing rooms provide opportunities for excellent 24-hour professional nursing care.
Services and Amenities
Our Care Center‘s private and companion rooms provide all the comforts of home, plus so much more.
- Private rooms, companion rooms and companion suites..
- Exceptional 24-hour health care, including a state-of-the-art therapy department.
- Three meals prepared daily.
- Warm, comfortable surroundings, including a cozy fireside living room, a three-season room, a porch, a courtyard, and a family-style dining room.
- A neighborhood market, a spa, and a hair salon/barber shop, all located just steps away.
- Medication administration.
- Housekeeping and laundry services.
- A full calendar of recreational, educational, and spiritual programs.
- A faith-inspired community with a full-time chaplain and spiritual services
For our residents’ comfort and convenience, physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available on-site through our REACH Wellness program.
Personal care programs are available and tailored to meet each resident’s individual needs.
Our Promise To You
As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Concordia Village is backed by one of the largest, most financially stable not-for-profit senior care networks in the country. With a 150-year tradition of excellence, we set out to create the highest quality Continuing Care Retirement Communities possible, with a full array of personalized features to customize the retirement living experience for each person.
What does a fulfilling lifestyle look like in Concordia Village’s care center? That’s entirely up to each individual we serve. We’re here to customize the care experience to suit every resident’s unique preferences.
Recreation at “The Village”
Our recreation team designs a unique and varied calendar of events each month, with an eye toward emphasizing the familiar and maintaining mental and physical activity.
There’s always something happening at Concordia Village, from exercise classes to discussion groups, from movie nights in the Living Room to bus rides off campus. And if you ever find something that’s not on the calendar, let us know! We’re always looking for new ideas.
Dining at “The Village”
One of the most popular features of life at Concordia Village is our fabulous on-site dining. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist our residents! In our care center, residents can enjoy three meals a day in our beautifully appointed dining room, with meal plans included in their service fee.
Plenty of Fun Just Around the Corner
Located in the heart of Springfield, Illinois, Concordia Village is just a short drive from everywhere. Springfield and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of attractions and medical facilities. Click below to see what Springfield and its sister cities have to offer.
Life Begins at 80
Concordia Village resident Marilyn Hindson has been reading a book titled “100 Wonders of the World.” Of those 100, she’s seen more than a few of them first hand.
Marilyn’s travels were usually side by side with Carl, her husband of 58 years. Three years ago, he passed away. “I hadn’t had a meal alone in 13 years (since Carl retired),” Marilyn said. And, as she began considering a move to Concordia Village, she started wondering, “‘Will I have to sit there and do things all alone?’ I was tired of being alone. I need people to be around.”
Fortunately, Marilyn got just her wish when she arrived at Concordia Village. “Nowadays, I don’t have a lot of free time,” she says. “I volunteer, I visit people in the care center here, and…” she says, significantly, “…I’m a game player.” Bridge, mah jong, hand-and-foot…if it’s a table game, Marilyn has probably gotten together a four-person group to play it in Concordia Village’s third floor game room.
“The people who live here and work here are terrific. It’s very harmonious for all of us. Now I have three families – my church family, my personal family, and my Concordia family.”
Welcome to Concordia Village
Coralie and Owen Guthrie
“When Owen first retired,” Coralie Guthrie says, “we did a lot of traveling.” Coralie seems to have a gift for understatement — together, the Guthries saw all 50 states, at least six Canadian provinces, and Mexico, as well as Western Europe and East Asia.
Just before retiring, Owen had received some hard news. “The doctor told me my vision was deteriorating,” Owen says. “It gave me an incentive to see what I could when I could.” As a result, the couple booked passage on a number of travel tours and ended up spending two full weeks in Japan.
“We’re relatively conservative, normally,” Owen says, “but this was something we wanted to do.”
Now safely back stateside, the Guthries have settled in to life at Concordia Village. “We have no children,” Coralie says, “so we decided we better make plans for the future.” For Owen and Coralie, it was the community’s access to health care that was the big draw for them. “We didn’t want to move anymore after this, so Concordia seemed like a perfect fit.”
I had my 90th birthday not too long ago, and we partied for a week or two,” says J.R. “Dick” Doherty. “I like to dance. Especially with the young kids. I like their kinds of dances.”
If you can picture a nonagenarian pop-and-locking, then you can get a good idea of Dick Dougherty’s larger-than-life personality. “I’ve had such a full life you wouldn’t believe it,” Dick says.
A retired salesman and a World War II Navy vet, Dick focuses his efforts nowadays on volunteering work. And that started with time his wife spent in a nursing care center. “My wife and I traveled all over the United States,” he says. “We decided, as long as we could, we would travel. We did until her memory got so bad we couldn’t anymore.”
After his wife was admitted to a care center, Dick began to look around and notice something that would set the future course of his life — no matter how nice a facility was or how caring the staff, some residents never received a single visitor.
Today, Dick takes time to visit the care center residents just across campus from his new apartment home at Concordia Village. The results have been fantastic, both for Dick and for his new friends. “I like people,” Dick says. “I like to make them feel better. I like to help people have a better time. If I can help anyone, lift anyone up, I want to do it.”
Welcome to Concordia Village! We offer seniors an active lifestyle and the peace of mind that comes with knowing that help is available if you need it. Located in Springfield, Illinois, our personal services and on-site conveniences allow you to lead a maintenance-free lifestyle. When you arrive at Concordia Village, you’ll feel right at home. Here, you will have the time to really enjoy the important people and activities in your life in a carefree environment.
As part the of Lutheran Senior Services family of communities, we combine a faith-based approach and a respect and dignity for all who call Concordia Village home. Whether you or your loved one is looking for a maintenance-free, independent apartment or patio home or requires varying stages of assistance and supervision, Concordia Village is the senior living community in the Springfield area to select. Please contact us with questions or to set up a time to visit. We look forward to meeting you!
Members of Our Team
Director of Sales and Marketing
Jennifer Cole, senior living counselor, helps incoming residents to select their new homes and apartments. Before coming to Concordia Village, she focused on customer needs during a 30-year career with Xerox.
Active Living Coordinator
Debra Rhoads, BSW, Health Services Counselor, joined the LSS team in September 2012. Debra attended University of Illinois- Springfield and received her bachelor’s degree in Social Work. Her professional career started in marketing and social services in a long term care facility before joining the Concordia team. She works to market the Skilled Nursing Care Center to the community and health care professionals. She is here to assist with incoming and potential residents. Debra and her husband live in Springfield.
Director of Nursing, Care Center
The Director of Nursing for the Care Center since July 2013, Marsha Satorius is a Registered Nurse. She graduated from Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and has her certification in gerontology and restorative nursing. Marsha has spent her nursing career in long term care, and brings 40-plus years of experience to share with staff and residents. She lives in Petersburg and has three grown children and one grandson
Allison Buzick began her career with LSS as a Front Desk Concierge. While working with the Concordia Village team and getting to know the wonderful residents, she developed a passion for serving those residents. That dedication led to her desire to get more involved in the community, and it eventually enabled her to move into the Activity Director position. Relatively new to the role, Allison is always looking for new ways to get residents involved. While originally from New Berlin, she now lives in Virden, Illinois, with her husband Justin, son Myken, and daughter Rhyann.
Director of Plant Operations
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Michael Hodson, Director of Plant Operations, has been employed with LSS since July of 2009. He began his career with the organization as a Maintenance Specialist. Prior to joining the Lutheran Senior Services family, Mike spent eight years in the construction field. He stepped into his new role at Concordia Village in June of 2013. He has over 10 years’ experience in the maintenance field and is a certified welder. He resides in Pleasant Plains, Illinois.
Business Office Manager
The Business Office Manager for Concordia Village since 2009, Anne Lawler is fairly new to long-term care. In the past, she worked at a small independent living community in Auburn, Illinois, during its construction, opening, and first five years. There, she wore many hats, working for the sales, activities, payroll, dining and bookkeeping departments. She is happy to be wearing only a few here at Concordia Village. Anne and her husband Dave live in Auburn; they have three grown children and three grandchildren.
Director of Dining Services
Stephane Perrin was born in Normandie, France. He started his culinary career as a baker and after serving in the armed services went on to cook in the resort town of Deauville. He moved to the United States in 1989. He worked in restaurants and country clubs in Champaign and Galena before settling in Springfield in 1993. He was the Chef at Sebastian’s Hideout for almost six years before coming to Concordia Village. He lives in Springfield.
Pastor Chris has been Chaplain at Concordia Village since January of 2014. He received a Masters of Divinity from Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis in 1985, and served in congregational ministry for 28+ years. In 2012, he began a yearlong Clinical Pastoral Education residency program as Unit Chaplain on Mental Health at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Presently he lives in Springfield, Illinois, with his wife Connie and their children Sara and Michael. His interests include baseball, playing guitar and trumpet, and spending time with his family.
At Concordia Village, service-minded individuals find many opportunities to give of their time and talents. We match each volunteer with residents and their families depending upon skills, interests, and availability.
Volunteering can include any number of activities, including:
- Clerical work
- Assistance with resident activities
- Support for special events and fundraisers
If you are interested in volunteering at Concordia Village, click here to email our volunteer coordinator.
Giving a Gift of Treasure
Our parent organization, Lutheran Senior Services, is a not-for-profit organization built on financial stability and sound stewardship. We invite you to support us in our mission of service by making a gift through the LSS Living Foundation.
Your help will advance our Christian mission of honoring and cherishing those we serve. Your gift will be used to directly help older adults living life to the fullest.
So make your legacy part of the Lutheran Senior Services legacy - give today or contact our stewardship director for free and confidential advice about how your gift can help others.
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Director of Stewardship
Phil King has been on the staff at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, Illinois for 20 years, and he is pleased to also serve the residents of Concordia Village. He has served as Development Director, Marketing Director, and most recently as Director of Stewardship. He has a bachelor's degree in business management from Bradley University. Phil and his wife, Marcia have two children and four grandchildren.
Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in your own peace of mind. Our health services counselor is always ready to help you explore your options.
Costs for skilled nursing are assessed on a daily basis. For specific pricing, contact our health services counselor by calling 217.993.7076 or by email.