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Valentine's Day and Heart Health Month

Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2017

By: Clare Connection

 
The complete history of St. Valentine is shrouded in mystery. Who exactly he was is a conundrum that will probably never be solved. Legend has it that he was a Roman priest who married young couples against the Roman Emperor's command. The mystery is that there were actually over a dozen saints with the name Valentine who were martyred. Valentine, which means valor or worthy, was a popular name back in the Middle Ages. Whoever he was, he lives in infamy.  Because of his final act of writing a letter (card) to a girl whom he healed, someone thought it would be coy to tie the date of Valentine's martyrdom to honor courtly love. He signed it "Your Valentine."

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Retirement community resident loves a good splash in the pool

Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016

By: Clare Connection

Vince is living proof that it’s never too late to get into the swim. 

Vince loves to do laps in Clare Oaks’ beautiful 50-foot indoor pool, but that wasn’t always the case. Before moving to the retirement community, Vince tried learning how to swim but never really succeeded. 

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Dining Room Manager Makes Sure Residents Get Top-notch Service

Posted: Wednesday, November 2, 2016

By: Clare Connection

At Clare Oaks, the servers in the dining room treat you like family. They know your favorite foods and beverages and your dining preferences. If you are on a gluten-free diet, they’ll point out the gluten-free selections on the menu. 

Dining Room Manager Antoine Randle makes sure the front-of-the-house staff provides residents with the best possible service—with a smile. 

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Helping others is good for your health

Posted: Wednesday, October 26, 2016

By: Clare Connection

Volunteering is a fulfilling way to give back to your community and gives you a sense of accomplishment. Now there’s a growing body of evidence that helping others leads to better health and that older volunteers are the ones most likely to benefit. 

The Corporation for National & Community Services, a federal agency that fosters civic engagement through volunteering, found numerous studies indicating that volunteering provides health benefits. 

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8 ways to get more out of your next doctor visit

Posted: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

By: Clare Connection

The days of visiting with your family doctor for 45 minutes are long gone. These days, doctors and other health care professionals are so busy that they don’t have much time to listen to your concerns about your health. 

According to a new infographic from the National Institute on Aging, you have only 18 seconds to talk—that’s the average time a doctor waits before interrupting a patient. 

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Meet Sue Skender, Clare Oaks’ Chaplain

Posted: Wednesday, October 5, 2016

By: Clare Connection

To Clare Oaks Senior Living’s new Coordinator of Spiritual Life Sue Skender, spiritual wellness means that “you’ve found meaning in your life, and whatever you’re doing is supporting that.” That’s what she aims to help residents of the retirement community accomplish. 

Just weeks into her tenure as chaplain, Skender set up a program called “Finding God in the Ordinary.” 

“God is present in all creation,” she says. “Sometimes, in our busy lives, we don’t remember that.

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Team Clare Oaks exceeds its goal in Alzheimer’s Walk

Posted: Friday, September 30, 2016

By: Clare Connection

Every Friday for the past couple of months, residents and staff at Clare Oaks have been wearing purple for a cause. 

Casual for a Cause Fridays led up to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Sept. 24 and reminded folks that their help is needed in the battle against Alzheimer’s disease.

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Recent Senior Advisor Review

Posted: Friday, August 5, 2016

By: Clare Connection


This is a recent 4.5 star review posted to the SeniorAdvisor.com website.

Review: My parents moved here 6 years ago and have had nothing but the absolute best of care. Now my Mom is there alone and has been so well-taken care of we never have to worry about her. She has made friends, been on the healthcare side a few times and has nothing but praise for every (and I mean every!!) department, person and caretaker she has come into contact with.

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Clare Oaks Garden Provides Oasis of Delicious Tastes

Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

By: Clare Connection

BARTLETT, IL – The focus on fresh, locally-sourced foods and the farm to table concept have been part of an emerging trend in restaurants, grocery stores and the culinary industry across the country. At Clare Oaks, the premier retirement living community in northwest Chicago, residents are getting a taste of this freshness focus firsthand – and it’s delicious.

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Jack Kinyon shares his Air Transport Command story

Posted: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

By: Beth Welch - Clare Oaks CEO

As I have said before, what makes Clare Oaks such a special place is the people. Our residents are incredible people with amazing personal histories and backgrounds. I am proud to share the following story of our own Jack Kinyon… 

As a 19 year old, Jack Kinyon had a front row, bird’s eye view of history. Now 93, Jack, a Clare Oaks resident, is sharing his story and those of his fellow members in the Air Transport Command in a special way. 

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