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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