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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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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. …

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Providence Life Services

Grateful for You

In the midst of this worldwide pandemic, your unwavering faithfulness inspires us all. Even when the whole world seemed to be holding its breath, you did not pause to reach out and bless Providence Life Services. …

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Victorian Village

"The staff was outstanding." –Joan Yunker, Victorian Village resident

Joan Yunker lives in her home in Mokena, where she has had an active social life and lives independently. But one fall and a chipped hip bone put that independence on hold. Joan faced a medical procedure, a hospital stay, and then a rehab stay. After rehab, she wasn’t sure she was quite ready to be on her own.…