Providence Newsletter:
The Providence Family

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (July 2017) — “The Families of Providence, and the Providence Family” — that’s the theme of the July issue of the Providence newsletter. Through changes in the healthcare industry, and the expectations of new generations, we continue to serve with an unchanging faithfulness. Download this issue to read about: Technology that Enhances Care “The Best Place to Be” — rehab at Park Place St. John Preparing for Phase 2 of Park Place Volunteering at Providence Communities The 23rd Annual Pastors Masters Home Improvements at Providence Communities …and more! Click the image to view and download a PDF of the July 2017 newsletter. And feel free to share it with your friends!

Providence Newsletter:
A New Season, A Fresh Start

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (April 2017) — It’s spring, and we have some fresh new stories about the ministry of Providence Life Services. Download this issue to read about: Two friends who didn’t have to say goodbye after all The first residents at Park Place St. John 56 years of service by the Palos Heights Auxiliary A rightsizing resource What Providence Social Workers do …and more! Click the image to view and download a PDF of the April 2017 newsletter. And feel free to share it with your friends!

2016 Annual Report

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (March 2017) — From new developments, to new interns, to new programs, to new models of care — Providence Life Services has had a busy year! Read the details in our 2016 Annual Report. You’ll find stories and photos about Providence communities and services throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. Each year’s Annual Report gives the entire Providence family an opportunity to look back at God’s leadership and look around at the broad expanse of skills, personalities, and locations He has brought together to do His work. We pray you will be blessed as you catch a glimpse of the ministry that has been accomplished in 2016. Click the image to download the PDF.

First resident arrives at Northwest Indiana “Small House”

Park Place Health & Wellness Center of St. John is a new kind of nursing home, and Martha Winiarczyk is the first to experience it. ST. JOHN, Ind. (October 4, 2016) — Kathy Jones has been looking out for her Aunt Martha for many years. Martha has no children of her own, and she was confidently independent until recently. After a hospitalization, she was released to rehab, and eventually transferred to a higher level of care in South Holland, Illinois, where she remained for about a year. A retired nurse, Kathy was well-suited to serve as her aunt’s advocate throughout her various admissions, discharges, and transfers. When Kathy’s daughter, who lives in St. John, drove past a new construction site on 231 last year, she noticed that the Park Place St. John sign listed several levels of senior care. She knew it would be more convenient to have Aunt Martha closer to the family, so she called to put her on the list. Then she called her mom to let her know what she’d done. “She told me she figured we could always take her name off the list later if we changed our mind,” says Kathy, “and she was […]

Active at Any Age at Victorian Village

HOMER GLEN, Ill. (October 2016) — Active Aging Week at Victorian Village wrapped up recently, but residents at the senior living community will still have plenty of opportunities for an active lifestyle. The community’s Active Aging Week included a “Balance Boot Camp” as part of the on-going Senior Fitness program. Exercise opportunities provided by Senior Fitness all year long are helping residents maintain their health and strength, so they can enjoy a more active retirement. Not all the activities at Victorian Village require a regimen of cardio or weight training. There are classes — like the new American Sign Language class attended by several residents – and clubs, like the Knit & Stitch group that recently raised funds to support the Alzheimer’s Walk for the Cure. The Life Enrichment Department at Victorian Village also gives residents a chance to get off campus, whether or not they have a car in the parking lot. They take trips to grocery and department stores, as well as field trips to places like the theater, the planetarium, or a forest preserve — all on their brand new bus. One new opportunity coming up for residents is the chance to travel to a local school […]