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1200 E College Ave
Normal, IL 61761
309-533-7673 309-533-7673

This independent senior living community is located on a wooded lot adjacent to a residential neighborhood, churches and parks. Just 4 minutes from downtown Normal, Blair House is central to shopping and healthcare.

Normal, IL, likes to say it’s “anything but normal,” and they may be right. Home to ISU, Normal is a college town bustling with youthful energy. Sleepier in the summertime, the area offers plenty of cultural opportunities to engage you year-round. When you want to get back to nature, visit Hidden Creek Sanctuary. Just 5 minutes from your door, this neighborhood gem offers paved trails, resting benches and native wildlife including a butterfly garden. Or take a day trip to Starved Rock State Park and experience the breathtaking views on a cruise along the scenic Illinois River.

 

Keeping You Informed

Our commitment to helping older people live better means sharing important and timely information to help you make an informed decision to live in a Holiday community. Blair House operates with extensive protocols that mitigate the spreading of COVID-19.  If a resident tests positive for COVID-19, we notify residents and their designated contacts, our employees, and the local health department. In addition, the number of active cases is shared here. We are so proud of our team’s efforts and hard work to protect our community. See here for more information on our prevention and response measures.

Connection isn’t our goal. It’s our promise.

That’s why life at Holiday Retirement isn’t prescriptive, it’s personal. This is an era of opportunity to find passions that spark curiosity and people that inspire us to learn who one is. Life at Holiday Retirement isn’t about a building or amenities, it’s about the ways those simple pleasures and the people we share them with transform us every day. A meal becomes a memory. A trip to the store becomes an adventure. And a walk around the grounds becomes a tradition between friends. We are Holiday Retirement and we believe life is best lived among friends on your terms.

What are your interests?

Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site

The convenience of Blair House's on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available.

Outside clients come in to use the services, and while there they socialize with the residents. Getting pampered while meeting new people is always fun.

Fitness Right at Home

Blair House's residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment.

There's a group that likes to get outside and walk, they call it the "fresh-air fitness challenge." A certified Arthritis Foundation Instructor comes and leads an exercise class at least 3 times a week, we keep our residents moving.

 

Let Us Serve You

Enjoy restaurant-style dining served with courtesy and caring by our staff who know you. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in Blair House’s dining room. Sit with friends or invite your family for a special occasion in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of community members.

Our award-winning chef makes just about everything from scratch, and really collaborates with residents to present the best food possible. The omelette to order station is always a crowd favorite.

 

Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community

There’s so much to explore in the Normal area and Blair House makes sure that residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events, and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood has to offer and connect them to the surrounding community.

You can join the bi-monthly lunch outings and make friends with fellow foodies! A few of the popular bus excursions are the Miller Park Zoo, baseball games, and various places to shop.

 

 

Life is Never Boring

Blair House’s comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.

Residents with a green thumb love to help take care of the community garden. Sometimes the fruits of their labor even end up in the chef's meals!

 

Pets Make Life Better

Furry friends are welcomed as residents at Blair House. We understand how important the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We’re delighted to have cats, dogs, birds, and even bunnies as part of our community.

There's a beautiful outdoor walking track that residents with pets truly enjoy. The pets do too! And any day the therapy animals come to the community for a visit is a very good day.

 

Stay Connected with Technology and Wifi

Blair House is equipped with WiFi access to help you stay connected throughout common areas. You can use a community desktop computer to stay up to date or connect your personal devices to the WiFi.

Travel and Adventure is Always Available

The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement’s more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.

Blair House also operates a program that lets residents get a taste of faraway countries. Once a month, residents can enjoy a themed happy hour with music, food, and presentations related to a new country. They also get a stamp in their community passport.

Lend a Helping Hand

Many residents find a sense of fulfillment in donating their time and skills to a cause close to their hearts. Pre-school kids come in weekly to perform for the residents. The audience is always packed!

We have empowered residents to become resident ambassadors. These individuals have often lived in the community for quite some time and enjoy helping new residents get acclimated to senior living. They encourage new residents to take their time settling in and them feel comfortable in their new home.

Join us for a Complimentary Meal

At Holiday Retirement, we love our food and know you will too. We invite you and a guest to join us for a flavorful meal and the opportunity to see first-hand if independent retirement living is right for you.

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Need Help Moving ?

Holiday offers a complete solution to help you with downsizing and
moving into our senior living community. Our partner, Moves for Seniors,
specializes in managing all your move-related details and can be your
one-stop resource for stress-free transitions.

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