Blog Archives - The Clare

Residents Continue Working After Move to The Clare

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to retirement, especially at The Clare. With various high-end dining venues, enriching programs and a dynamic downtown location, The Clare provides residents with the opportunity to create a lifestyle that suits their preferences. Retirement doesn’t necessarily mean ceasing to work, either. Many people who move to The Clare … Continue reading “Residents Continue Working After Move to The Clare”

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The Clare Earns Top Marks in Resident Satisfaction Survey

Residents are happier than ever to be living at The Clare, as they indicated in a recent survey conducted in the community. Overall satisfaction at The Clare ranks at 91%, according to the results of the 2021 The Clare Resident Satisfaction Survey. This percentage is based on high ratings in three categories in particular: – … Continue reading “The Clare Earns Top Marks in Resident Satisfaction Survey”

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7 Reasons Why The Clare is a Top Luxury Retirement Community

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Luxury retirement communities are undoubtedly having their moment across the nation and in Chicago alike. Seniors want more from their later years, particularly in terms of enriching activities, upscale amenities and unparalleled location. They refuse to settle for less than the absolute best. That is why The Clare is an ideal destination for seniors. The … Continue reading “7 Reasons Why The Clare is a Top Luxury Retirement Community”

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Residents Pursue Creative Endeavors During Retirement at The Clare

From plays and poetry to books and paintings, residents continue to pursue creative endeavors and develop new passions during their retirement at The Clare. For resident Jack Jennings, inspiration for his play Girlie first struck in 1974, when he and his husband, Steve Molinari unearthed a series of letters at the home they purchased in … Continue reading “Residents Pursue Creative Endeavors During Retirement at The Clare”

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The Clare Earns Top Workplaces Recognition From Chicago Tribune

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The Clare has been awarded a Top Workplaces 2021 honor by The Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces, one of only 200 companies in the Chicagoland area to earn the title. The recognition is the direct result of employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey administered by employee engagement technology partner Energage, LLC. More than 80 employees … Continue reading “The Clare Earns Top Workplaces Recognition From Chicago Tribune”

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Why Luxury Retirement Communities in Chicago Are Thriving

Active seniors today want to make the most of their later years, exploring museums, attending performances and continuously learning. That’s what makes luxury retirement communities in Chicago so alluring. They provide a high-end living experience in close proximity to some of the world’s greatest shopping, theatres, fine dining and more. The Clare is a prime … Continue reading “Why Luxury Retirement Communities in Chicago Are Thriving”

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The Clare Raises Over $100K for Alzheimer’s Association

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Year after year, The Clare sets and surpasses fundraising goals for the Alzheimer’s Association leading up to the annual Walk to END Alzheimer’s, the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. In 2021, The Clare raised over $15,500 in support of the Alzheimer’s Association and their vision of a world … Continue reading “The Clare Raises Over $100K for Alzheimer’s Association”

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A Return to Vibrancy at The Clare

After a year that completely changed how senior living communities operate, The Clare reopening brings vibrancy back to the building. With 99% of Independent Living residents vaccinated against COVID-19, along with 85% of employees, The Clare has largely returned to normal. Lectures, performances and activities are again taking place in person. All dining venues are … Continue reading “A Return to Vibrancy at The Clare”

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Role of the Wellness Nurse Navigator at The Clare

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Overall wellness for residents of The Clare encompasses many facets, from an active lifestyle and healthy dining options to stimulating social interactions. Of course, maintaining health at its core is a critical wellness component, too, which is where The Clare’s Wellness Nurse Navigator steps in. The main duty of the Wellness Nurse Navigator is to … Continue reading “Role of the Wellness Nurse Navigator at The Clare”

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Over 600 residents, employees receive COVID-19 vaccine at The Clare

After nearly a year of navigating the COVID-19 pandemic and working diligently to keep residents safe, The Clare finally sees a light at the end of the tunnel. Approximately 580 residents, employees, caregivers and others associated with The Clare received the first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on January 8, with the second dose … Continue reading “Over 600 residents, employees receive COVID-19 vaccine at The Clare”

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The Clare Ownership Company Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction for 2nd Year in a Row

The Clare residents continue to be among the most satisfied in senior living communities. That’s according to the 2020 U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study from J.D. Power, in which Life Care Services, The Clare’s ownership company, ranked highest in customer satisfaction among industry competitors for the second year in a row. The award demonstrates that … Continue reading “The Clare Ownership Company Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction for 2nd Year in a Row”

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Message From The Clare Executive Director Kyle Exline: Positivity and Gratitude

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As we approach the holiday season, I find myself feeling a sense of relief that 2020 is almost over! Between COVID-19, social unrest and an election cycle, it seems like constant negativity in the air. As I reflect on the year, I want to share some positivity and gratitude with you. Our Employees When COVID-19 … Continue reading “Message From The Clare Executive Director Kyle Exline: Positivity and Gratitude”

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The Clare Named Among the 6 Best Memory Care Facilities in Chicago

The Clare has been deemed one of the six best memory care facilities in Chicago in 2020, according to MemoryCare.com. The ranking identifies the top memory care communities in Chicago based on location, access to experts, facility features and amenities. MemoryCare.com, a comprehensive resource for caregivers and older adults living with memory impairment, completed hands-on … Continue reading “The Clare Named Among the 6 Best Memory Care Facilities in Chicago”

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A New Approach to Fitness at The Clare

Wellness and fitness are crucial components of the overall resident lifestyle at The Clare. So, when in-person group classes were canceled and the Fitness Center and Pool closed in early March in response to COVID-19, keeping residents active was of paramount concern. With each restriction implemented, The Clare’s fitness team never wavered. They stepped up … Continue reading “A New Approach to Fitness at The Clare”

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Supporting Our Neighbors: Residents of The Clare Commit to Dining Local

The Clare’s location in Chicago’s famed Gold Coast neighborhood has been a significant benefit for residents since the building opened in 2008. Inside The Clare, luxurious amenities and high-end apartments provide residents with an unparalleled living experience. Step outside, and they have access to some of Chicago’s best shops, restaurants, entertainment, and more, all within … Continue reading “Supporting Our Neighbors: Residents of The Clare Commit to Dining Local”

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COVID-19 Testing at The Clare

Living and working at a senior living community doesn’t look at all like it did just over 6 months ago. In the age of COVID-19, residents and employees alike move throughout the building wearing masks, keeping their distance and limiting interactions as much as possible. Weekly COVID-19 testing at The Clare has also become part … Continue reading “COVID-19 Testing at The Clare”

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Message From The Clare Executive Director Kyle Exline: Managing COVID-19

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During my six years as the Executive Director of The Clare, my focus has always been on taking one step at a time, remaining focused on challenging the status quo and moving The Clare forward. This has meant solving the day-to-day issues that arise, creating opportunities for our workforce and delivering a level of service … Continue reading “Message From The Clare Executive Director Kyle Exline: Managing COVID-19”

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Clare Residents Sign Up for Northwestern COVID-19 Prevention Trials Registry

From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts have emphasized the severe risk the virus poses to older adults. Congregated living facilities like retirement communities and other health care centers have been the hardest hit, which is why The Clare took swift precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the building. When Northwestern Medicine … Continue reading “Clare Residents Sign Up for Northwestern COVID-19 Prevention Trials Registry”

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A New Normal: A Day in the Life at The Clare During COVID

When Clare resident Renee Zellner moved to The Clare from Cleveland about three years ago, she swiftly took advantage of new friendships, various concerts and lectures, and her new neighborhood in Chicago’s Gold Coast. In recent months, however, the life she carved out for herself doesn’t look quite the same as it once did. In … Continue reading “A New Normal: A Day in the Life at The Clare During COVID”

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The Clare Residents Thank Employees for COVID-19 Efforts

Employees of The Clare often say the best part of working for the community is the residents. This sentiment has been truer than ever throughout the COVID-19 outbreak, which has affected the senior population at alarming rates and compelled their ultimate COVID-19 efforts. As the virus descended upon the United States, The Clare implemented a … Continue reading “The Clare Residents Thank Employees for COVID-19 Efforts”

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