Spring Ridge Senior Housing: Building Community

Jesse Hilton first heard of LSSI's Spring Ridge Senior Housing in Rockford before it even opened.

"I wanted to retire, but I was living alone, and I could not afford to stay in my apartment unless I continued to work," Hilton said. She was one of the first residents to move in and has "been a happy camper" ever since.

Spring Ridge is one of 21 affordable housing communities owned or managed by LSSI. Hilton was attracted to the affordable rents and an active community of residents. Residents are involved with their local churches, communities, and families. A few continue to work and others volunteer throughout Rockford.

Hilton stays active with her pet Chihuahua, Ginger, or keeps track of her family and finances with social media and online banking. She has recently been helping a neighbor with her cat, as they are away helping a family member who is ill.

Hilton said that each floor at Spring Ridge has the feel of a neighborhood.

"I truly think mine is one of the best halls in the building, but everyone thinks that about their hallway!" Hilton said. "It’s like our own little neighborhood."