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Park Place of St. John

“The staff were very skilled, but they were also very, very kind” –A Park Place Health & Wellness Center Testimonial

After a fall broke her pelvic bone, Diana Nicholson was in so much pain that she barely remembers her week-long hospital stay, nor does she remember much about coming to Park Place Health & Wellness Center for rehab. “The pain was so bad that I can’t even describe it” Diana says. But she kept fighting. “I just knew that I needed to stay alive for my family.” …

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Park Place of Elmhurst

Wings of Hope: Building Peace and Strength One Origami Bird at a Time

A very special collaboration took flight mid-pandemic and resulted in 1,000 crafted Wings of Hope, which is the name of the latest exhibit at Park Place of Elmhurst. Park Place Life Enrichment Director Lisa Stoik had a vision to connect residents and their families by folding origami birds, and it was a fluttering success. …

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Emerald Meadows

“He’s well-taken care of here.” –Chris, niece of Walter, Emerald Meadows resident

Chris’s uncle Walter has lived at Emerald Meadows for 6 years. They never imagined they’d have to go through a global pandemic and be separated from each other for so long. But Chris is thankful that good people are watching out for her uncle. “He’s well-taken care of here,” she says.…

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Providence Life Services

Communities Safely Reopen: From Handmade Masks to the COVID-19 Vaccine

In the very early days of the COVID-19 crisis, Providence Life Services, like countless other organizations, was forced to very quickly learn to navigate a brand-new world of healthcare. In response to a global shortage of personal protective equipment, Providence put out a request on Facebook for donations of handmade cloth masks to protect our residents and staff. Now a year later, our methods of fighting the virus have evolved from simple cloth masks to the availability of multiple vaccines. …