Life at The Clare

The Clare Athletic Club Celebrates Its First Anniversary

A year ago, a complete renovation of The Clare Athletic Club was completed, providing residents with the latest in senior-friendly equipment, professional instruction, personal training, and round the clock hours. Since it’s reopened, The Clare Athletic Club sees more than 650 resident visits per month. Read More >

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Residents At The Clare Forego Retirement Staying Active In Their Careers

While The Clare fits securely in the category of luxury retirement community, the designation ‘retirement’ is a bit of a misnomer for some. Case in point is Dr. Steven Andres who has lived at The Clare for the past two and a half years. The ideal location in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, along … Continue reading “Residents At The Clare Forego Retirement Staying Active In Their Careers”

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It's More Than Just Music At The Clare In Chicago

In recently hiring the music therapist on their staff, The Terraces at The Clare are among the first retirement communities to embrace the important therapeutic value of music. A major boost for the cause of music therapy has come in the wake of Congresswoman Gabby Gifford’s seemingly miraculous rehabilitation from a brain injury, as she … Continue reading “It's More Than Just Music At The Clare In Chicago”

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The Clare Hosts Horse of Honor

The Clare is proud to be an installation site for the Horses of Honor initiative, which pays tribute to more than 500 Chicago police officers who have fallen in the line of duty since 1853. 

The Chicago Sun-Times sponsored The Clare’s horse, which honors the memory of Police Officer Thor Soderberg, an army veteran. In … Continue reading “The Clare Hosts Horse of Honor”

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Workout-to-Go for Traveling Residents

The Clare has introduced its Workout-to-Go program for residents who are traveling, developed by Melissa Cusick, director of The Clare Athletic Club. The program delivers a custom developed fitness routine for travelers, based on their fitness level, interests, method of transportation and destination. Read More >

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Celebrating the Second Anniversary

It’s a propitious occasion as The Clare celebrates the second anniversary of ownership by Senior Care Development and management by Life Care Services. Two years ago, the luxury LifeCare retirement community in Chicago’s prestigious Gold Coast neighborhood, was purchased by the New York-based firm. “The new ownership and management has led us in a major … Continue reading “Celebrating the Second Anniversary”

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Hospitality Meets Senior Living in CCRC Dining Evolution

Not all senior living dining programs have the tall order of competing with some of the world’s most renown chefs and restauranteurs. Rather than seek expertise from senior living veterans, The Clare looked to several professionals with hospitality backgrounds outside of senior living to man the transition and bring the new program to fruition. Read … Continue reading “Hospitality Meets Senior Living in CCRC Dining Evolution”

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New Summertime Culinary Programs

Residents of The Clare can now enjoy the abundance of nearby amenities including outdoor concerts and festivals, while still dining on the fabulous cuisine of Chef Hagop Hagopian. “Residents love to go to concerts in the park or to the beach or museum and we love to make sure that they have a great meal … Continue reading “New Summertime Culinary Programs”

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The Clare Addresses Dining Paradox

The Clare’s proximity to some of the world’s finest dining venues has caused a bit of a quandary for its residents. The traditional dining program at The Clare encouraged residents to take their meals in the community’s dining room, which is under the supervision of world-renowned executive chef Hagop Hagopian. While his culinary prowess, creativity … Continue reading “The Clare Addresses Dining Paradox”

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Rescuing Our Fine Feathered Friends

Chicago has more than 5 million migratory birds passing through. As a volunteer for Chicago Bird Monitors, The Clare resident Suzanne Turner patrols the streets of Chicago picked up injured and dead birds. Read More >

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Seniors At The Clare Commemorate Chicago Craft Beer Week

Not a community to miss out on a momentous occasion, The Clare prepared for and commemorated Chicago Craft Beer Week. The goal of Chicago Craft Beer Week is to explore and promote the depth and breadth of local craft beer. “The craft beer craze is exploding and Chicago is at the forefront,” said Brian Hughes, … Continue reading “Seniors At The Clare Commemorate Chicago Craft Beer Week”

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Sea Change

With seafood, chefs are embracing tradition in a new way. Chef Hagopian says that the restaurant goes through more fish than any other protein. Read More from his interview on page 10 

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Introducing The Clare Athletic Club

A fitness club is only as good as its location…if it’s inconvenient, people won’t go and thus it won’t be effective. Therefore the residents of The Clare are especially fortunate, having a first-class fitness center that couldn’t be any more convenient. Located on the 9th floor of the Gold Coast Life Care high-rise retirement community … Continue reading “Introducing The Clare Athletic Club”

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Leading Northwestern Memorial Physician Partners with The Terraces at The Clare-SF Chronicle

Though other retirement communities are eager to recruit her away, Dr. Lee Lindquist is more than content to stay precisely where she is at The Clare. An international expert in senior care, the highly acclaimed Northwestern physician said she is proud to partner with The Terraces at The Clare, where she serves as the Medical … Continue reading “Leading Northwestern Memorial Physician Partners with The Terraces at The Clare-SF Chronicle”

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Chicago Actor Does Post Surgery Rehab at The Terraces-Daily Herald

It was an inimitable start to the New Year. Chicago actor Russ Bruzek woke up at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 2 a.m. on January 1, after triple-bypass surgery. The active 83-year old had gone to his doctor for a check-up and was ultimately admitted to the hospital for the surgery. Bruzek chose to do his … Continue reading “Chicago Actor Does Post Surgery Rehab at The Terraces-Daily Herald”

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1,310 Miles and Counting: Seniors Add Up Marathon Miles-Chicago Tribune

For the next several weeks, residents of The Clare will be walking, NuStepping, running or swimming, as they join other seniors across the U.S. in Project 1,310. The title reflects the total number of miles in 50 complete marathons and is the goal in terms of miles that the residents want to cross over the … Continue reading “1,310 Miles and Counting: Seniors Add Up Marathon Miles-Chicago Tribune”

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The Terraces at The Clare Receives Certificate of Need for Expansion To Fill Growing Needs – Daily Herald

As a LifeCare community, The Clare offers a complete continuum of care as needs arise. The Terraces at The Clare, which has been awarded the prestigious 5-star rating by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, offers assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, respite care and rehabilitation. Read More >

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Hagop Hagopian Brings Pumpkin Flan to the Holiday Table – Chicago Tribune PrimeTime

For as long as he can remember, the holidays have always been “about the food,” says Hagopian. He traces his passion to cooking and baking back to his mother. “I remember when I was little, I’d go to the produce markets with her shopping, and then come home and be in the kitchen with her,” … Continue reading “Hagop Hagopian Brings Pumpkin Flan to the Holiday Table – Chicago Tribune PrimeTime”

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Residents' Generosity At The Clare Has Brought Music To The Lives Of Their Fellow Residents – Chicago Tribune

The generosity of residents of The Clare has brought music to the lives of their fellow residents at The Terraces. The Clare Charitable Foundation, which was founded by residents of the community, raised money for a piano for The Terraces at The Clare, which provides assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Residents launched … Continue reading “Residents' Generosity At The Clare Has Brought Music To The Lives Of Their Fellow Residents – Chicago Tribune”

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