Amenities

Our Campus

Oak Crest's 30-acre campus is nestled in the heart of a tree-filled residential community affording all the social and cultural opportunities associated with life near a large city and a state university, while maintaining the advantages of rural living. Our beautiful flowering gardens, ponds, and walking paths give nature lovers a chance to enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Oak Crest offers a variety of recreation and dining rooms, a fitness center, lounges, and much more. Enjoy fine dining, social programs, crafts, gardening, exercise, reading, special celebrations, and favorite pastimes in the company of good friends, or in peaceful solitude.

  • Five minutes from Northern Illinois University
  • 60 miles from Downtown Chicago
  • Thirty acre scenic campus
  • Park-like setting
  • 2 stocked fishing ponds
  • Large community areas
  • Ample parking for residents and guests
  • Garage parking
  • Within walking distance of Kishwaukee Community Hospital
  • 24-hour security
  • Fitness Center
Fitness Center

Oak Crest offers a state of the art fitness center complete with complimentary personal training service to assist residents with their fitness needs.

Beautiful Scenery

The campus and surrounding neighborhoods are a feast for the eyes. Spend a day strolling our grounds and taking in the sights and sounds of our beautiful ponds, flower gardens, and fountains.

Library

Enjoy our well-organized and well-stocked library. Our large collection of books covers all genres, from recent releases, magazines, and newspapers, you will always find something of interest here.

The Shoppe

Running low on milk, need a birthday card or want to treat your guests to a sweet ice cream treat? No need to worry because all of this and more are available at our convenience store located right here in the main building. Here you can select from a wide array of grocery, necessity and gift items. Friendly volunteers are available to assist you and will make your shopping experience a breeze, just another great convenience that is only a few steps away.

Beauty Shop

For that just-coiffed look, men and women can stop in and take advantage of our full service hair and manicure salon. A team of talented licensed cosmetologists is awaiting you. Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcomed.

The Chapel

Considered the jewel of the Oak Crest campus, the Bradt Chapel provides an atmosphere of community and fellowship. People of all faiths are welcome at Oak Crest and a number of volunteer clergy provide weekly religious services.

Transportation

Special event group transportation and individual transportation are just a phone call away. Oak Crest residents may contact Transvac, a DeKalb/Sycamore community transportation service, one of three taxi services now serving the communities of DeKalb and Sycamore or join other Oak Crest residents on a complimentary weekly scheduled trip to the local Wal-Mart Super Center. Whether shopping, medical appointments or an outing with friends thanks to a great transportation network everything is in close proximity to the Oak Crest campus.

Wellness Programming

Our first emphasis is health maintenance and wellness and this is accomplished through a variety of programs offered here at Oak Crest. Wellness programs and group exercise classes, as well as personal weight training programs, general fitness evaluations, and physical therapy, are offered. Should your individual situation or health needs change while living at Oak Crest, you are assured access to our on-campus Assisted Living and Health Care Center. Your health and wellness is important to us. At Oak Crest you will receive the assistance you need when you need it right here on campus.

Casting a Line

If fishing is your passion, Oak Crest boasts two stocked ponds where you can spend a lazy summer afternoon casting a line and then stop in the main building for coffee and dessert while sharing your fish story with friends.

Recreational Opportunities

There is always something to do, from working out with our personal trainer in our state of the art fitness center or joining a group of friends for a quick lunch in our French cafe. With a full time activity director and staff, there are a variety of activities and events planned from morning to night. Whatever your interest, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and have fun socializing and making new friends in the community.