Affordable Retirement Living

Established in 1979, Barb City Manor is a self-sufficient, not-for-profit retirement home that specializes in independent living at an affordable price. It is the perfect solution for those 62 and older who continue to be active, but don’t want the responsibilities of having their own home.
We promote safety, independence, and healthy living for singles and couples. Welcome home!


Friends of Barb City Manor Meeting
June 5th, 2018 at 2:00pm

Join the Friends of Barb City Manor at their June meeting to discuss volunteer opportunities, progress with yearly goals, membership and much more! Bring a friend and help us reach our membership goal!

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Celebrate 40 Years of Fun!

Barb City Manor is celebrating the 40th anniversary of our outstanding establishment! Enjoy some of our favorite memories by clicking through the slideshow. In honor of this momentous occasion, our two-night Try Us price is $19.95 per person all year long!

  • Visit with CLC
  • Visit with children
  • studio apartment
  • playing cards
  • a visit with Tails
  • Christmas Social
  • New Year's Eve Social
  • Painting Party
  • 1979 old car pic

Let the Building Tours Begin!

We are beyond excited to once again welcome new residents to Barb City Manor! Its been a long few months and we are eager to fill our building with smiling, friendly faces! If you or a loved one are looking to make a move before winter sets in, now is the time to get started. We have both 1 bedroom and studio apartments available.

All tours are by appointment only, are limited to 2 people and can be scheduled by calling the main office at 815-756-8444. Masks and social distancing etiquette are required. We look forward to meeting you soon!

**Please call us if you have questions about our Covid safety protocol.

Experience Life at Barb City Manor

Our amenities are sure to keep you or your loved one happy and healthy. From our beauty salon to community groups to beautiful outdoor decks, there are many reasons to love Barb City Manor!

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Fun activities will keep you or your loved one active and never bored! Residents can browse the gift shop or ReSale Shop, attend an exercise class, enjoy shopping outings, play games, and more.

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Relax with peace of mind at Barb City Manor! Never worry about safety or well-being with our comprehensive resident checks and security features. Facility personnel are here to help.

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The staff is so accommodating it is outrageous. There is nothing that I want or need that isn’t already provided. The apartment is gorgeous, the kitchen staff does an excellent job, if you don’t come to meals the staff will come and check on you.



I love Barb City Manor! My mother, Shirley, has been living there for the past 7 years and she loves it there, too! It has been a blessing to know she is well-taken care of by the wonderful staff.

Rosalyn R.
Daughter of resident


I thought the room was very comfortable, the carpets were nice and clean. I enjoyed the conversations at the dinner table and everyone was very friendly, warm, and inviting. I have really made up my mind that this is where I want to live.

Margaret J.
Future resident, after a "Try Us" stay


The management team is great, they really, truly honestly care in their hearts about the people that work for them and each and every one of the residents. It’s wonderful.



You do what you want to do, and that’s one of the nice things I like about living here at Barb City Manor, and the friendships you make are very lasting friendships.



I have been well pleased since I moved up here. The food is good, the people are very courteous, and I am very happy here.



Upcoming Events

There's always something going on at Barb City Manor! Click the link below to view what else our active residents are up to this month.

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