Life at The Clare

The Clare Residents Changing Lives of Children Through Volunteering

Republished from an article in the Chicago Tribune on October 20, 2016 by Community Contributor Peter Brancato. “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” This is Roger Carlson’s favorite quote. He adds, “It’s as true now as it was when it was first stated in 327 B.C. by the Greek Philosopher, … Continue reading “The Clare Residents Changing Lives of Children Through Volunteering”

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Chicago College Scholarships

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the annual cost of attending a four-year college in the United States has risen to more than $18,000 at public institutions and nearly $37,000 at private institutions. That represents a 34% increase since 2003. That’s made college scholarships more vital than ever to preserve access to higher … Continue reading “Chicago College Scholarships”

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Bea Lehman: It’s All How You Think

Republished from an article in the Chicago Tribune on April 21, 2016 by Community Contributor Peter Brancato. A retired architect, Bea Lehman now spends much of her time on her favorite hobby; ceramics. Seemingly, it would require a similar set of skills to be successful as both an artist and an architect, but Bea disagrees. … Continue reading “Bea Lehman: It’s All How You Think”

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The Clare “Crewsaders” – Racing for a Cause and Building Community

Dragon Boat perspective

With a spirit of collegiality and camaraderie, residents and staff of The Clare participated in the 16th Annual Dragon Boat Race for Literacy, hosted by the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. The event took place at Ping Tom Memorial Park on Saturday, June 25.

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Halloween in Chicago: Fun for Everyone!

Halloween in Chicago is a holiday that’s fun for all ages. Sure, only children participate in the candy-fest that is trick-or-treating, but that doesn’t mean that everyone else should simply sit back and not participate in the Halloween events Chicago offers the whole family. There are plenty of activities to enjoy in Chicago around Halloween, … Continue reading “Halloween in Chicago: Fun for Everyone!”

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Spectacular Renovations Taking Place at The Clare

The Clare is excited to announce the launch of impressive renovations to better fit the needs of the increasing number of residents who call The Clare home.  As Chicago’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community, The Clare aims to deliver the most comfortable, quality care and amenities for all residents while maximizing the building’s 53 floors. … Continue reading “Spectacular Renovations Taking Place at The Clare”

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Urban Retreats: The Best Parks in Chicago

First, a caveat: We can’t cover every park in Chicago in a single, or even twenty, posts. The Chicago Park District manages some 570 parks, as well as 50 nature areas and 31 beaches. In all, it’s responsible for taking care of more than 8,000 acres of space—about ten times the acreage of New York … Continue reading “Urban Retreats: The Best Parks in Chicago”

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Tips for Planning for a Fulfilling Retirement

Most of us have an idea of when we’d like to retire, but it may not be a realistic goal if we are not prepared both financially and emotionally. Whether retirement is right around the corner or down the road a bit, it’s important to understand and implement some best practices for achieving a happy, … Continue reading “Tips for Planning for a Fulfilling Retirement”

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The Clare – A Culinary Revolution for Retirement Living

seniors dining in chicago at the clare

Bland entrees? Mass-produced sides? Add those items to the list of menu choices you’ll never find at true luxury retirement communities like The Clare. Focused on bringing unique culinary delights to residents at The Clare, Chef Hagop Hagopian plans out a custom menu each week, which features locally sourced meals every night. Notable highlights from … Continue reading “The Clare – A Culinary Revolution for Retirement Living”

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