DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (June 2016) – Illinois State Representative Peter Breen recently stopped by Saratoga Grove and Providence of Downers Grove, speaking with residents and taking a tour of the senior living communities. The tour included Providence’s rehab department, where Breen expressed his amazement that clients were able to recover and return home so quickly. Executive Director Deji Adegoye took the opportunity to explain the close relationships that Providence is building with the area hospitals – a relationship that benefits both Providence and the hospitals, but most importantly, the clients. “It’s important to us that our clients successfully rehab – we work with the managed care organization and with our therapy partner, Marianjoy, to help our clients get back home as soon as possible,” Deji said. After the tour of next-door Saratoga Grove, residents and staff gathered in the library for a reception with the representative. More than 25 residents and staff attended the address, along with the Leading Age Illinois Director of Communications, Jason Speaks, and the representative’s wife, Margie Breen. Rep. Breen spoke about his first year and a half in office, including both his triumphs – such as having several bills submitted – and his struggles with state […]
TINLEY PARK, Ill. (January 2016) — It’s been a year of growth, and our 2015 Annual Report tries to capture expansive Providence story in articles, images, and numbers. Read all about it in the Providence Press! Click the image to download the PDF. And thank you again for being part of the growing Providence family.
TINLEY PARK, Ill. (June 2016) — Providence is best known for helping residents and clients with physical wellness, but our mission goes beyond that. This issue of the Providence newsletter is full of stories that illustrate the complete care that Providence offers — not only through a full spectrum of aging services, but also through an approach to wellness that goes far beyond physical health. Click the image to download a PDF of the June issue of the Providence Lifestyle newsletters.
ELMHURST (June 2016) — During World War II, Marion Bell parachuted onto the beaches of Normandy, France, on what would become known as D-Day — June 6, 1944. Seventy-two years later, the veteran and Park Place of Elmhurst resident shared his story and memories of the event with fellow residents and local students from a Timothy Christian High School summer government class. Marion was only 19 when he landed in Normandy as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division. Their plane was hit and was on fire when they jumped. During his service, he received the purple heart twice, bronze and silver stars, and the Good Conduct Medal. On Monday, June 6, Park Place invited all of the WWII veterans in assisted living to share their memories from their service. Marion was able to show and tell, as he still has the many medals he earned, as well as part of the parachute. WGN was there to cover Marion’s story — click here to see the segment from their news broadcast. Read more about other residents who experienced WWII: Veterans honored on trip to capital Civilian memories of WWII Park Place residents recall honor flights
TINLEY PARK, Ill. (March 2016) — Most people come to Providence when they have physical needs. But at Providence, “wellness” means more than physical health. That’s what this issue of the Providence newsletter is about. Also: “Small House” care celebrates its first anniversary at Victorian Village Construction at Park Place of St. John is on schedule Chef Spotlight Providence supporters