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Lutheran Hillside Village

Lutheran Hillside Village

Peoria Illinois

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Lutheran Hillside Village
6901 N. Galena Rd.
Peoria, IL 61614 (map)

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Care for Your Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s
Right Here in Peoria

What is Memory Care Assisted Living? It’s an opportunity for older adults with early to mid-stage, as well as more advanced forms of cognitive disabilities to live with dignity and respect. And it’s a blessing for families of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease.

With a focus on person-centered care, life in Lutheran Hillside Village‘s two Memory Care Assisted Living neighborhoods is warm, comfortable, and above all, home. Here, caregivers follow the rhythms and preferences of each individual. Familiar surroundings and the opportunity to participate in the routines of daily life trigger memories, foster social interaction, and promote physical activity.

Find out how affordable peace of mind can be — call 309.692.4600 or e-mail us today!


What We Offer


Introducing, SAIDO Learning, an exciting cognitive therapy program for our memory care residents! This proven program will roll out at Lutheran Hillside Village in June. Contact us to find out more information.

For family members living with Alzheimer’s, change can be more than just hard. It can be confusing, upsetting, and even damaging. That’s why Lutheran Hillside Village introduced its two memory care assisted living neighborhoods.

Specially designed for seniors with early to mid-stage, as well as more advanced forms of Alzheimer’s disease or other memory impairments, we’re here to help them make the adjustment to life in a care center as comfortable as possible. Amid warm, inviting surroundings, our friendly staff members offer special programs designed to emphasize the familiar and reduce stress during this time of transition.

Here, your loved one can get the care he or she needs, with extra attention paid to the rhythms and preferences a person develops over the course of a lifetime. That’s the heart of our person-centered care philosophy — exceptional care customized to the tastes, preferences, and needs of the people who live here.


Services and Amenities

Located in Peoria, IL 61614, our Memory Care Assisted Living apartments offer all the comforts of home, plus so much more. Our surroundings are charming and graceful with exceptional dining and amenities. Perhaps the best comfort comes from knowing that your loved one will be embraced in a caring community that fosters active living.

We offer:

  • Exceptional 24-hour care with onsite therapy
  • Consistent staffing helps to promote familiarity and a sense of stability
  • Three meals daily
  • Daily life focused on keeping residents engaged, ensuring social, spiritual, psychological, and physical well-being
  • Comfortable surroundings with controlled-access entrances
  • Licensed nursing care as well as medication assistance
  • An urgent call system for when help is needed
  • Housekeeping and laundry services
  • Onsite health care services with a wide range of options for mind, body and soul
  • Full service building, grounds and appliance maintenance
  • Exceptional housekeeping service
  • Beautiful countryside surroundings
  • Move-In Resources to assist your family with the moving process
  • Transportation services, a beauty shop, and a barber shop, all available onsite
  • A faith-inspired community with an on-site chaplain and spiritual services

Physical, occupational, and speech therapies are available on-site through our REACH Wellness program. Personal care programs are available and tailored to meet each individual’s needs. Plus, our residents receive priority access to higher levels of care should their needs change.


retirement home Peoria IllinoisOur Promise To You

As part of Lutheran Senior Services, Lutheran Hillside 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.

Lutheran Hillside VillageWe look forward to showing you our beautiful campus here in Peoria. At Lutheran Hillside Village, we’re more than a retirement home — we’re a community of close friends.


The Lifestyle at Lutheran Hillside Village

What does a fulfilling lifestyle look like in Lutheran Hillside Village’s memory care program? That depends on 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 Lutheran Hillside Village, from exercise classes to discussion groups, from movies 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 Lutheran Hillside Village is our fabulous on-site dining. Our attentive dining services staff is always ready to assist our residents! In our memory care assisted living neighborhood, residents 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 Peoria, Illinois, Lutheran Hillside Village is just a short drive from everywhere. Peoria and its neighboring communities offer a wealth of attractions and medical facilities. Click below to see what Peoria and its sister cities have to offer.


Welcome to Lutheran Hillside Village


From Visitor to Patient to Satisfied Resident



John and Jean Lynn

LHV_JohnLynnStoriesTabNot every mother can tell her friends that her son’s occupation is “adventurer”. But Jean Lynn can.
A resident of Lutheran Hillside Village (LHV), Jean gets a visit from her son John almost every day, despite the fact that his chosen career takes him away from their native Peoria quite often. A self-described “plodder, pedaler, and paddler,” John Lynn makes a living presenting slideshow lectures about his travels across America and the British Isles on foot, by bicycle, or in a canoe.
“It all started with my parents,” John says. “They took me to a lot of Civil War battlefields, presidents’ homes, state capitols, national parks…I saw a lot as a kid.” As a result, John developed what you might call a bad case of wanderlust. “I owe my Mom quite a bit. She was a teacher, and while I don’t consider myself an educator, I do try to teach people something. I got that from her.”
And one of the places John’s always happy to return to is Lutheran Hillside Village.
“We’ve been very impressed with LHV,” he says. “The people here are really caring, and that’s been great for Mom. She’s content here. And, plus, it’s handy for me—it’s just down the road. It’s so easy for me to just bop over for five minutes when she needs me.”



Bill Roger

BillRogerStoriesTabBill Roger first picked up a deer rifle when he was 10 years old. Now 89 years old, he bagged a wild boar in Florida last April, a buck in Illinois in November, and he’s planning further trips for the new year.
“I’ve always been an outdoorsman,” Bill says. “I hunt deer, doves, ducks, and geese. I go fly fishing. Plus, I love nature photography. If it’s outdoors, I’m there.”
But some of his favorite stomping grounds are close to home. (Which is good, because hunting locally means he can make it to more Bradley basketball games.)
So when his wife Marilyn began to need memory care, the Rogers decided to make the move to Lutheran Hillside Village. It kept them close to family, friends, and all the activities they’d always loved. “They just do a great job here,” Bill says. “The people are super friendly, and they just treat you with the utmost respect.”




Welcome to Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria! Our residents have decided to join hundreds of older adults who have chosen the active, purpose-driven lifestyle offered in our village. People are friendly here, and residents don’t take long to get acquainted, often becoming fast friends in no time at all. Others have enjoyed renewing relationships with folks they’ve known over the years. A remark often heard is, “We truly are a family here.” Once new residents settle in, we encourage them to get involved in the many activities and volunteer opportunities available here.

As a continuum of care retirement community, Lutheran Hillside Village offers all levels of care. Lifestyle options include residential living for active, independent seniors; Samaritan Place assisted living services for people with physical difficulties; and Bethel Place assisted living services for those with early- to mid-stage Alzheimer’s disease and other related memory impairments. Lutheran Home is Medicare and Medicaid certified and provides short- and long-term skilled nursing services, including a dedicated neighborhood for those with mid- to late-stage memory loss.

We hope to see you at Lutheran Hillside Village soon. We look forward to getting to know you better!

Shelly Heiden
Executive Director


Shelly Heiden
Lutheran Hillside Village Executive Director
ph 309.689.9675

A native-Peorian, Shelly Heiden joined Lutheran Hillside Village (LHV) in October 2015 as Executive Director. Her past experience includes over twenty years of management experience managing a local non-profit organization. She has a BS degree and an MBA, both from Bradley University and is a graduate of the Peoria Area Community Leadership School. She is involved in several community organizations, including the Rotary Club of Peoria and the Junior League of Peoria.

Sarah Kaufman
Sarah Kaufmann
Director of Assisted Living
ph 309.689.9658

Sarah Kaufmann graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Therapeutic Recreation. Throughout college, she worked in the dining and activities departments of a long term care facility. Right out of college she worked as an Activity Director for a few years in the Rockford area. Then, she returned to the Peoria area and worked in addiction recovery as a recreation therapist. Prior to coming to LHV, she spent nearly 10 years with the Heart of Illinois Special Recreation Association developing programs and camps for individuals with disabilities.

Michelle Pollard
Michelle Pollard
Care Center Administrator
ph 309.683.1264

Michelle Pollard is the Care Center Administrator with over 12 years of experience in senior living as a Practical Nurse and a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. Michelle believes that helping others is her true calling especially when it comes to the faith-inspired mission of LSS of “Older Adults Living Life to the Fullest.” When she’s not at Lutheran Hillside Village, Michelle enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 children playing basketball, baseball, gardening, and visiting zoos across the Midwest.


Mark Shoopman
Director of Dining Services
ph 309.683.1281

Mark Shoopman is a Certified Executive Chef through the American Culinary Federation, a Certified Food and Beverage Executive by the American Hotel and Motel Association, and a Certified Professional Ice Sculptor and competition judge at a national level. In addition, Mark was elected “Chef of the Year” for two consecutive years by the Heart of Illinois Professional Chefs Association. Coming from a comprehensive background in international hotel and restaurant management, Mark is fully trained in American and European Cuisines.


Phil King
Senior Director of Development - Illinois
ph 309.683.1298

Phil is a native of Peoria Heights and attended Illinois Central College and Bradley University, earning a bachelor of science degree in business administration. He has served at Lutheran Hillside Village for over 28 years in various positions and currently leads the Lutheran Hillside Village Foundation. A long-time member of the Lutheran community, Phil fosters relationships with all 23 of LHV’s covenant congregations. He lives in Chillicothe and has two children and four grandchildren.

Tricia LeMaire
Tricia LeMaire
Director of Nursing (RN)
ph 309.689.2129

Trish LaMaire always knew that she wanted to be a nurse. Having her BSN in nursing from Northwestern State in Louisiana as well as ACLS and BLS certified, Trish loves taking care of people and teaching the next generation of new nurses. She loves in Chillicothe, IL with her husband, son, and two dogs.

Allison Marlow
Senior Living Counselor
ph 309.689.2326

Allison earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Western Michigan University and a Master’s of Education degree with concentrations in administration and special education from Michigan State University. A native of Saint Joseph, Michigan, she taught eight years at the elementary level in various subjects before moving to Illinois with her family. Prior to joining the marketing team at Lutheran Hillside Village in January 2014, she was a representative for a national hospice company.

Denise Durst
Denise Durst
Senior Living Counselor
ph 309.689.9610

Denise has a degree in Nursing, and has worked in the hospitals for 2 years and then in home health for 10 years. She spent 5 years serving as the Director of Education and Patient Family Services at the Alzheimer’s Association. While there she won a national award for a program to educate both Preschool and school age children about Alzheimer’s through puppetry. Denise joined LHV in December of 2014. She has 4 sons, 1 daughter, and 4 grandchildren.

Sandy Vogel
Health Services Counselor
ph 309.689.2326

Sandy is a 1983 graduate of Illinois Central College. She is from Morton, Illinois. Sandy has 25 years of experience in Surgery and was a member of the Organ Procurement team with the Musculoskeletal Tissue Foundation. She has six years of experience in Marketing and Admissions, prior to joining the LSS team. She joined the LHV team in September of 2014 and is excited to be part of such a dynamic team.

Pastor Patrick Monroe
ph 309.589.8590

Pastor Pat is one of two chaplains at Lutheran Hillside Village (LHV). He began his ministry as a weekend chaplain at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in May of 1995 and became full-time in September of that year. In March 2002 he began working at the Lutheran Home every other weekend, after being consecrated as a Diaconal Minister in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Pat received his BA from Sangamon State University, which later became the University of Illinois at Springfield, an MA in theology and philosophy from Lincoln Christian Seminary in Lincoln, IL and his Master of Divinity in Pastoral Care and Counseling also from LCS. Chaplain Monroe is Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Illinois and a Diplomat in the American Psychotherapy Association. He and his wife Sandy, have four children and six grandchildren. They enjoy traveling and will have visited all 50 states and four countries by the middle of 2017, the Lord willing. Pastor Pat and Sandy enjoy photography, rock hounding, and walks along the ocean.

Chaplain Jeffrey Harter
ph 309.692.4600

Chaplain Jeff Harter received his Master’s Degree of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, IN. He has served as a health care chaplain in long term care, hospital, and hospice settings since 1994 and began working at Lutheran Senior Services in 2016. Jeff is a board certified member of the Association of Professional Chaplains since 2001. He is married to Dianne and as one son, two daughters, one grandson, and two granddaughters.

memory loss seniorsVolunteering:
Giving A Gift of Time

At Lutheran Hillside 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 Lutheran Hillside Village, click here to email our volunteer coordinator.


Giving a Gift of Treasure

A member community of Lutheran Senior Services, Lutheran Hillside Village 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 Lutheran Hillside Village 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 Hillside Village legacy - give today or contact our stewardship director for free and confidential advice about how your gift can help others.

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For More Information, Call...

Phil King
Director of Stewardship
ph 309.683.1298

Phil King has been on the staff at Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, Illinois for 20 years. 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.

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Making the move to a senior living community is an investment in peace of mind. Each resident at Lutheran Hillside Village gets priority access to higher levels of care as their needs change.

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Costs for memory care assisted living are assessed on a monthly basis. For specific pricing, contact our senior living counselor by calling 309.692.4600 or by email.

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