Directions to Bethany Retirement Community

Bethany Retirement Community is located at 4950 North Ashland Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60640, just west of Clark Street, north of Lawrence Avenue and south of Foster (Google map).

Bethany Retirement Community is accessible using the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA):

The 22 Clark bus stops at Clark and Ainslie, then walk 0.2 mile west to Ashland Avenue.

Both the 81 Lawrence and 92 Foster buses stop at Ashland. then walk 0.3 mile north (81) or south (92).

The closest CTA train station is Red Line–Argyle (walk 0.7 mile west).

Detailed information can be found on the CTA website.


  • Two Free Outdoor Parking Lots:
    Winnemac Avenue, between Ashland and Paulina, on the north side of the street.
    Paulina Street (and Winnemac) on the west side of the street across from 5025 North Paulina Street (a one-way street going south from Winnemac).
    If the gates are down, proceed into the lot and parking tokens will be provided at the meeting when you leave.
  • Free street parking on Ashland Avenue.

Accessing Bethany Retirement Community:

  • Walk around to 4950 Ashland Avenue. Inside the doors there is a bell on the left.  Ring the bell and doors will open for you.
  • It is possible to walk through the hospital or doctors building to the Bethany Retirement Home, located southeast. When you encounter a security door, ring the bell and announce you are there for our meeting. Walk past the cafeteria toward the front vestibule to find signs directing to the auditorium.

Our events are typically at Bethany Retirement Community (directions and parking) on Saturday mornings from 10:00 am until noon. Occasionally, our event time varies or we meet at a different location. These variances will be highlighted below, though please read the full event notice for details. You can always join our email list to get this in your mailbox.