Woman enjoys retirement living community at Village Woods

When Elaine Mackey first began looking for a retirement living community, she didn’t like any of the ones she’d seen. But as a former golfer, Village Woods’ beautiful setting overlooking a golf course was ideal. In fact, she says that it was love at first sight. “The minute I got out here, I loved it,” she says. After six years of living at Village Woods, she now loves so much more about the retirement community, especially the many activities, like the mystery scenic trips, movies, shopping, and lunches. “I go to as many activities as I can sign up for,” she says. Elaine also appreciates the relationships she has at Village Woods. “I’ve made some really good friendships here,” she says. “I can’t tell you enough about just how wonderful everyone is. They just welcome you. Everyone welcomes you.” “The minute I got out here, I loved it,” Elaine says of the retirement community of Village Woods. Elaine takes advantage of the salon, where she gets her hair done and gets pedicures, and she appreciates the caring, friendly staff that know her by name. She volunteers with another friend to set up for activities like bingo and bunco, and helps out with other activities, staying as active as she wants […]

Providence Newsletter:
Guide to Senior Living Services

TINLEY PARK, Ill. (April 2018) — The first issue of the Providence newsletter for 2018 highlights all of the different services we provide to meet our seniors where they are at and to compassionately provide the right level of care that best meets their individual circumstances. Click this link or the image to the right to download this issue to read about: Retirement Living Assisted Living Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Memory Care Skilled Nursing Rehabilitation Home Care Hospice …and more! Click the image to view and download a PDF of the April 2018 newsletter. And feel free to share it with your friends!

Elmhurst artist and Park Place resident shares art at community

Rose Alamprese Frigo, 91, walks with a steady, focused gait, and stops at the short hallway that features her art. With a broad gesture and an almost self-conscious smile, she says, “This is my legacy.” Indeed, her legacy will live on in her art. While she says the purpose of her art was not for fame or money—”It was only a hobby,” she says—her work has the unmistakable air of someone dedicated to improving her craft. In fact, in her portraits and landscapes, in the faces of her painted children and the sweeping grandeur of her version of Italy, she has captured memories, conveying emotions and moments in time far more clearly than a photograph could. Rose has been a resident at Park Place of Elmhurst’s Health and Wellness Center for a little over a year, allowing her to get assistance with activities of daily living, grown more difficult as she has aged. “It was getting difficult for her to live alone in her house,” her daughter Gilda says. “This is a good fit for her.” “I’ve always been here,” Rose says, referring to her life in Elmhurst, as well as her graduation from York High School and training at […]


I’m just hearing about this but it’s amazing! I’m seeing that a friend of mine works here and looking at the website and so thankful for places/organizations like this that exist to help people. What a wonderful blessing to the community is an organization like this. Thank you for your service! – Sylvia Staniec, 5-Star Google Review (May 2018) See the many positive reviews for our different communities including: Emerald Meadows, Grand Rapids, MI Park Place Elmhurst, IL Park Place St. John, IN Providence Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center Downers Grove, IL Providence Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Palos Heights, IL Providence Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Zeeland, MI Royal Atrium Inn, Zeeland, MI Royal Park Place, Zeeland, MI Saratoga Grove, Downers Grove, IL Victorian Village, Homer Glen, IL Village Woods, Crete, IL

Health Information Kit (grab it on your way to the doctor)

The Health Information Kit is a Word document you can type your information into and then print for your records. This kit has forms for emergency contact information, current medications, doctor and pharmacy contact information, health history, and more. If you’re late for a doctor appointment (or if you’re dealing with an emergency), you don’t want to be searching all over the house for health information, insurance details, and lists of prescriptions. With a little work ahead of time, you can have all that information at your fingertips, ready to grab on your way out the door. The Health Information Kit is essentially a convenient, organized, digital “container” for the medical information you might need before, during, or after a doctor visit. Click the title below to download it, fill in your information (your own or your parents’), and then store it in a binder or folder that you can grab on your way to the doctor. To download a copy of the Health Information Kit, click here, or go to https://www.providencelifeservices.com/health-info-kit/!