Skip to Main Content

News Categories


Park Place of St. John

The Bond of Sisterhood: A Journey from Amsterdam to Park Place

Few bonds are stronger than sisterhood, and few sisters are closer than Gerrie Natelborg and Tini DeBoer, two residents at Park Place of St. John. …


Park Place of St. John

A Heart for Others: Illiana Student Finds Joy in Service at Park Place of St. John

School is all about learning, but many educational institutions have realized that learning can take place outside the classroom. That’s why Illiana Christian High School senior Katie Mejan was interested in taking a class that would place her at Park Place of St. John each day, working directly with residents at the community.…


Park Place of St. John

“You’ll love it like I do.” - A Park Place of St. John Testimonial

Carolyn says that as soon as she walked into her apartment, she knew it was where she wanted to be. “I loved it right away,” she says. “And my townhome sold quickly as well. Everything just fell into place.” St. John was the perfect location for Carolyn, but what really drew her to Park Place was the faith-based foundation of the organization.…


Park Place of St. John

“Life’s just easier here.” - A Park Place of St. John Testimonial

It didn’t take long for Herb & Kathleen to settle in at Park Place. They love the exercise classes (“I’ve lost weight since moving here,” Kathleen says, excitedly), Wii bowling, Bible study, and other activities, and they’ve met so many new friends. They also appreciate the way the staff has stayed involved in their lives. “They’re such caring staff,” Herb says. “They have such a sincere, Christian love for everyone here.”…


Park Place of St. John

“It’s easy to meet people here” – A Park Place of St. John Testimonial

After years of living in a big house in Chicago, it was time for Ernst and Marjorie Carstensen to move. “Our house needed a lot of repairs,” Marjorie said. “It all just became too much to keep up with.” Since moving in to Park Place, they've both enjoyed meeting new people and enjoying all the active retirement community has to offer. …


Park Place of St. John

“It’s the people, that’s the number one thing here.” - A Park Place of St. John Testimonial

Gerda appreciated how much attention the staff gave her before she moved in, helping her downsize and find places to donate a house full of belongings. And after she moved in, she received the same attention—help when she needs it, friendly smiles and conversations, and a worry-free lifestyle.…