The Arlington is a resort retirement option within 
Lutheran Life Communities,
whose shared mission is:



From 26 Cents to Today


No history of Lutheran Life Communities can begin without the story of 26 cents. It exemplifies both the faith of those who founded this ministry and the vision which makes a historic celebration possible 125 years later. In the late 1880s, Pastor August Reinke preached a sermon to parishioners at Chicago’s Bethlehem Lutheran Church. He focused on the obligation to care for the community’s aging population. Two days later, an envelope appeared on his desk. It read “for the Altenheim building fund.” In it, Rev. Reinke found 26 cents. Gifts continued and, in 1892, an organization was formed. With property for the project secured in Arlington Heights, the first resident moved to The Altenheim, now known as Lutheran Home, in August of 1893.


Lutheran faith heritage influences this mission and purpose. An appreciation for the great gift of
Life compels this organization to help others live to their highest potential. And it is in
Communities—our families, churches, neighborhoods, schools 
and workplaces—that we are best able to grow and experience the greatest fulfillment in all our days.


Through The Arlington of Naples, Lutheran Life Communities brought an entirely new level of retirement living to the Naples and Marco Island area. Maintaining the highest standards in design, service and amenities, The Arlington of Naples provides forward-thinking older adults all the freedoms of living in a luxury resort home alongside a thoughtful plan for the future, all on one campus. 


Including The Arlington of Naples, Lutheran Life Communities consists of five communities in three states.


Lutheran Home
Arlington Heights, Illinois


Luther Oaks
Bloomington, Illinois


Pleasant View
Ottawa, Illinois


Wittenberg Village
Crown Point, Indiana