Helpful Resources

With over 3,000 residents, 34 communities and 150 employees, Embrace Living Communities is built on stories. Each day, people at our organization inspire one another, share ideas, lend a helping hand, and even advocate for the needs of others.

Read the stories unfolding at Embrace Living Communities today:

3 Reasons Seniors Should Visit the Library
Q & A with Aimee Clark, Social Service Coordinator at Greencastle of Bayonet Point
5 Job-Seeking Tips for Seniors 
National Wellness Month: How Our Communities Practice Wellness
3 More Activities That Promote Intergenerational Bonds (Inspired By Our Communities)
Q & A with Social Service Coordinator of Greencastle of Barrington, Susan Hulet
Great Hobbies for Older Adults 
Q & A with Manager of Greencastle of Englewood and Orchard Place of Englewood
The Best Part of Being A Father: Bill’s Story
How Seniors Can Prepare for Summer Outings
How Crystal Home Health & Embrace Living Communities Are Prioritizing Senior Health
Q & A with Kenyae Hooker, Manager at North Orchard Place
How to Stay Fit In A Senior Living Community
Older Americans Month: 14 Messages of Wisdom from Our Residents (pt. 2)
4 Simple Home Maintenance Tips for Seniors
Older Americans Month: 14 Messages of Wisdom from Our Residents
How Aging Mothers Can Enjoy Mother’s Day Despite Life Changes
Q & A with Brian Rudny, Lead Maintenance Technician at Greencastle of Bienterra
Embracing Life Together: The Merrymans
3 Festive Easter Crafts for Seniors (Inspired By Our Residents)
8 Causes for Aging Adults to Get Involved In (Inspired by our Communities)
How to Make a Kite Craft in 6 Steps (Inspired by Our Communities)
Q & A with Margie Michalewski, Manager at Greencastle of Barrington
Spring Cleaning: How Seniors Can Downsize and Declutter
How Embrace Living Communities Support Others
Housing and Health: How Embrace Living Communities and Advocate Aurora are teaming up to Tackle the Two Biggest Threats to the Aging Population
Q & A with Director of Housing Operations Greg Watson
7 Benefits of Therapy Dog Visits
How Seniors Can Protect Themselves
How the Community Helped Our CASL Residents Celebrate Chinese New Year
Six Community Partners That Help Enrich Our Communities
Q & A with Social Service Coordinator, Monica Grasse
How Older Adults Can Prepare for Winter Outings (As Inspired By Our Communities)
Simple Resolutions for Older Adults to Pursue
Our Favorite Moments from 2018
A Festive Holiday Q & A with Rose Malcolm, Manager at Peace Memorial Manor
Positive Ways to Uplift Others During the Holiday Season
Fun, Festive Holiday Activities to Enjoy (Inspired by Our Communities)
3 Fullfilling Ways to Connect with Younger Generations (As Inspired By Our Communities)
Books That May Inspire You to Embrace Life
How Honey, a committed therapy dog, helps residents and others in Rockford
National Author’s Day: Q & A with Theresa, an Embrace Living Resident
3 Ways to Give Back This Season (Inspired By Our Communities)
Election Resources for Seniors
5 Easy Ways to Decorate Small Spaces for Halloween
5 Senior-Friendly Activities to Enjoy This Fall
Q & A: Meet Ed Havlovic
5 Fantastic Holiday & Seasonal Card Ideas Inspired By a Community Resident
Ways to Participate in Active Aging Week (Including Some Inspiration From Our Communities)
5 Garden Features at Embrace Living Communities You Can Use for Your Garden