We plan our communities to be a stable home environment where residents can safely and joyfully age in place. While our community teams work hard to promote such an environment, they rely on the help of many greater community partners like health organizations, neighborhood churches and local schools.
We are lucky to have so many valuable partners who enrich our communities in different ways. Here’s a list of just a few of them:
1. Oak Street Health
To kick off a week of breast cancer awareness-themed activities at Greencastle of Garfield II (Chicago, IL) last October, Oak Street Health hosted a “Paint Away Breast Cancer Sip & Paint” event to educate and uplift our community residents during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
2. Mount Sinai Hospital
To close out the week of breast cancer themed events and activities during the first week of October, Mount Sinai Hospital medical staff visited Greencastle of Garfield II (Chicago, IL) to share valuable information that educated residents on breast cancer facts and prevention during a “Lunch & Learn” event.
3. St. Anne’s Catholic Church
St. Anne’s Catholic Church has lent it’s partnership to the Greencastle of Barrington community in a number of ways over the years, including hosting events (like the ‘Carnival Bingo’ event photographed above) through their Women’s Club; sending student volunteers to lend a helping hand throughout the year; inviting residents to the school’s annual holiday program, and traveling to the Greencastle of Barrington community to deliver Communion for Catholic residents who cannot attend mass.
4. Panoptic Home Health
This past fall, residents at the Greencastle of Sterling (Sterling, IL) had their first fitness class as a community. Thanks to instructor Joshua Humphrey from Panoptic Home Health, residents were able to be proactive about their physical health by participating in a 30-minute exercise class designed to help them address specific areas of concern.
5. Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School Girl Scouts
For the past 10 years, students from the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic School have been visiting the Patten House of Glenview (Glenview, IL) community. This past holiday season, Girl Scouts from the school donated poinsettias to decorate the community atrium and performed their holiday program for residents.
6. Highland Elementary School
One of the most exciting traditions at the Peace Memorial Manor (Downers Grove, IL) community is the Halloween parade with Highland Elementary School. Residents decorate the Peace Memorial Manor building in preparation for the hundreds of costumed students who will fill the community atrium and entertain residents (and their families) with songs, poems and spooky stories.
These are simply a few of the many local institutions that help our communities to be the positive, engaging homes they are for our residents. Stay tuned for our next list of our cherished community partners!
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