Life at The Clare

Featured Floor Plan: The Whitehall

When someone mentions a luxury high rise in the middle of everything Chicago has to offer, “cozy” may not be the first thing to pop into your mind. But that’s exactly what we hear when people tour the one-bedroom Whitehall floor plan here at The Clare, and we’re proud we were able to inspire those … Continue reading “Featured Floor Plan: The Whitehall”

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A Day in the Life of The Clare Security

Security is common in many high-rise Chicago residences. At The Clare, however, security services look quite different, and they’re crucial to the building’s operations. From conducting wellness checks and handling EMS calls to monitoring security cameras and assisting the residents with various needs, the community’s security personnel juggle many important tasks to ensure resident safety. … Continue reading “A Day in the Life of The Clare Security”

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Andy Poznanski: One Step Ahead

Clare resident Andy Poznanski has often been one step ahead. He and his family were one step ahead of significant danger on several occasions during World War II. He was a step ahead in certain aspects of pediatric radiology, including the development of approaches to reduce patient radiation exposure and the identification of genetic malformations. … Continue reading “Andy Poznanski: One Step Ahead”

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Clare Executive Chef Named LCS Chef of the Year

Clare Executive Chef Hagop Hagopian bested a field of 27 contestants to earn the first-ever LCS Chef of the Year award in August, a title he says simply represents what he does on a daily basis at The Clare. As one of the five finalists in a Chopped-style competition vying for the coveted title he … Continue reading “Clare Executive Chef Named LCS Chef of the Year”

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Nancy Lee Spilove: The Meditation and Precision of Sumi-e Painting

Over the years, Clare resident Nancy Lee Spilove made her way through a number of careers before retiring at The Clare in Chicago. She spent 10 years managing her ex-husband’s medical practice. At age 51, she went to school to become a chef, and later became a culinary arts instructor. For eight years, she worked … Continue reading “Nancy Lee Spilove: The Meditation and Precision of Sumi-e Painting”

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Clare Chef Receives National Recognition for Culinary Competitions

In less than a month, Clare Executive Chef Hagop Hagopian will travel to Houston to compete for the coveted title of LCS Chef of the Year. Chef Hagop is one of five finalists in the first-ever Chef of the Year competition sponsored by Life Care Services, The Clare’s management company. All contestants serve as chefs … Continue reading “Clare Chef Receives National Recognition for Culinary Competitions”

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Susie Kealy: When a Dream Becomes Art

One night a few years back, as Clare resident Susie Kealy slept, she dreamt about her cat. It was an unusual dream. Susie’s cat has a line along the length of her belly, and she enjoys rolling over, exposing this feature. In the dream, the cat instead had a zipper down her stomach, with the … Continue reading “Susie Kealy: When a Dream Becomes Art”

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A Day in the Life of a Clare Cook

Brian Beech, a Lead Cook at The Clare, has worked in multiple delis and restaurants over the years. His time in Chicago dining services at the community, however, has been the most rewarding. He shares his passion for cooking and the knowledge and creativity garnered from his experience at The Clare. A Passion for Cooking … Continue reading “A Day in the Life of a Clare Cook”

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Cognitive Testing is More Important Than Ever

Cognitive testing is more important than ever, especially among older adults. Yet only 16% of seniors receive regular cognitive testing during routine health checkups, according to Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures, an annual report released by the Alzheimer’s Association. “We need to increase the confidence and the skills of front-line providers so they can provide … Continue reading “Cognitive Testing is More Important Than Ever”

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