Life at The Clare

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

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

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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From Dine-In to Delivery: A Change in Dining Operations at The Clare

In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, The Clare has incorporated countless operational changes throughout the community to promote safety and reduce the spread of the virus. However, no change has been as drastic as that which took place within dining operations at The Clare. Bars and restaurants in Illinois have now been closed to … Continue reading “From Dine-In to Delivery: A Change in Dining Operations at The Clare”

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A Shift to Virtual Programming at The Clare

Social distancing recommendations have eliminated the possibility of in-person events and activities at senior living communities amid the COVID-19 outbreak. Since social and learning opportunities are a major component of The Clare lifestyle, the community had to get creative with its enrichment offerings for residents, turning to virtual programming as a solution. That’s where Zoom … Continue reading “A Shift to Virtual Programming at The Clare”

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First Impressions at The Clare: A Day in the Life of the Front Desk

First impressions at The Clare are important, and the Front Desk is responsible for ensuring residents, guests, employees, and others feel welcome and taken care of as soon as they enter the Lobby. On a Tuesday afternoon, Front Desk Supervisor Shanette Wells, Receptionist Tiffany Thomas, and Doorperson Bob Jackson command the Front Desk. This trio … Continue reading “First Impressions at The Clare: A Day in the Life of the Front Desk”

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Over a Decade of Clare Artists

The benefits of art therapy are countless. Creativity, in whatever form it takes, does not stop at a particular age but continues for a lifetime. Residents at The Clare prove this to be true, and they also demonstrate that it is never too late to begin or revive creativity, no matter how it is expressed. … Continue reading “Over a Decade of Clare Artists”

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10 Top Luxury Retirement Communities

This article was originally posted on ThinkAdvisor. If clients have been riding the highs of the stock market and are still in good shape after its recent downward gyrations, and if they’re at all close to retirement age, they’re probably thinking about where they might like to retire to and what the bottom line will … Continue reading “10 Top Luxury Retirement Communities”

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Different Types of Therapy at The Clare: What They Are and How They Work

Maintaining independence and strength becomes increasingly important as we age. That’s why different types of therapy are important for seniors to improve quality of life. At The Clare, therapy services are offered within the community and are accessible for all residents. Ginetta Anastasia, a licensed physical therapy assistant (PTA) and Rehab Director at The Clare, … Continue reading “Different Types of Therapy at The Clare: What They Are and How They Work”

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Dr. Sunil Shabde: Physics and Electrical Engineering Researcher Shares his Journey to the United States

Growing up in India, Clare resident Dr. Sunil Shabde was surrounded by science. His father was a renowned mathematician, known for conducting research on Einstein’s Unified Field Theory in the 1930s. He inspired Sunil to pursue his own scientific passions. After earning a degree in physics from Nagpur University and a degree in electrical engineering … Continue reading “Dr. Sunil Shabde: Physics and Electrical Engineering Researcher Shares his Journey to the United States”

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Clare Resident Ed Wentz: Breaking the Rules in Art

Clare resident Ed Wentz doesn’t abide by the rules when it comes to art. Upon retiring, Ed took up watercolor, honing his unique style, his individual technique. He woke up one day, he says, and he decided to break the rules. That’s where the fun and creativity came in. “Everything has been painted today,” he … Continue reading “Clare Resident Ed Wentz: Breaking the Rules in Art”

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Clare Management Company Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction in J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study

Residents of The Clare and Life Care Services’ 130-plus communities across the United States are the most satisfied among eight of the largest senior living operators. The Clare’s management company Life Care Services, an LCS Company, ranked highest in customer satisfaction among industry competitors, according to the J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study. In … Continue reading “Clare Management Company Ranks Highest in Customer Satisfaction in J.D. Power 2019 U.S. Senior Living Study”

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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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