Life at The Clare

The Clare Residents Changing Lives of Children Through Volunteering

Republished from an article in the Chicago Tribune on October 20, 2016 by Community Contributor Peter Brancato. “The foundation of every state is the education of its youth.” This is Roger Carlson’s favorite quote. He adds, “It’s as true now as it was when it was first stated in 327 B.C. by the Greek Philosopher, … Continue reading “The Clare Residents Changing Lives of Children Through Volunteering”

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Chicago College Scholarships

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the annual cost of attending a four-year college in the United States has risen to more than $18,000 at public institutions and nearly $37,000 at private institutions. That represents a 34% increase since 2003. That’s made college scholarships more vital than ever to preserve access to higher … Continue reading “Chicago College Scholarships”

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Bea Lehman: It’s All How You Think

Republished from an article in the Chicago Tribune on April 21, 2016 by Community Contributor Peter Brancato. A retired architect, Bea Lehman now spends much of her time on her favorite hobby; ceramics. Seemingly, it would require a similar set of skills to be successful as both an artist and an architect, but Bea disagrees. … Continue reading “Bea Lehman: It’s All How You Think”

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The Clare “Crewsaders” – Racing for a Cause and Building Community

With a spirit of collegiality and camaraderie, residents and staff of The Clare participated in the 16th Annual Dragon Boat Race for Literacy, hosted by the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce. The event took place at Ping Tom Memorial Park on Saturday, June 25.

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Halloween in Chicago: Fun for Everyone!

Halloween in Chicago is a holiday that’s fun for all ages. Sure, only children participate in the candy-fest that is trick-or-treating, but that doesn’t mean that everyone else should simply sit back and not participate in the Halloween events Chicago offers the whole family. There are plenty of activities to enjoy in Chicago around Halloween, … Continue reading “Halloween in Chicago: Fun for Everyone!”

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Spectacular Renovations Taking Place at The Clare

The Clare is excited to announce the launch of impressive renovations to better fit the needs of the increasing number of residents who call The Clare home.  As Chicago’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community, The Clare aims to deliver the most comfortable, quality care and amenities for all residents while maximizing the building’s 53 floors. … Continue reading “Spectacular Renovations Taking Place at The Clare”

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Urban Retreats: The Best Parks in Chicago

First, a caveat: We can’t cover every park in Chicago in a single, or even twenty, posts. The Chicago Park District manages some 570 parks, as well as 50 nature areas and 31 beaches. In all, it’s responsible for taking care of more than 8,000 acres of space—about ten times the acreage of New York … Continue reading “Urban Retreats: The Best Parks in Chicago”

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Tips for Planning for a Fulfilling Retirement

Most of us have an idea of when we’d like to retire, but it may not be a realistic goal if we are not prepared both financially and emotionally. Whether retirement is right around the corner or down the road a bit, it’s important to understand and implement some best practices for achieving a happy, … Continue reading “Tips for Planning for a Fulfilling Retirement”

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The Clare – A Culinary Revolution for Retirement Living

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Bland entrees? Mass-produced sides? Add those items to the list of menu choices you’ll never find at true luxury retirement communities like The Clare. Focused on bringing unique culinary delights to residents at The Clare, Chef Hagop Hagopian plans out a custom menu each week, which features locally sourced meals every night. Notable highlights from … Continue reading “The Clare – A Culinary Revolution for Retirement Living”

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A Rightsizer’s Guide: Transitioning to High-Rise Senior Living in Chicago

There’s nothing like the excitement of moving into a new home. It’s a chance to savor new views, make new friends, and redesign your living space. For those shifting away from the burden of maintaining a large home and toward the excitement of high-rise senior living in Chicago, it’s almost impossible to wait. But, as … Continue reading “A Rightsizer’s Guide: Transitioning to High-Rise Senior Living in Chicago”

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The Advantages of Living in a Big City

Considering relocating to the big city? While the countryside offers a quiet, scenic backdrop, it lacks many of the advantages that make city living enjoyable. For instance, What if you have a craving for Mediterranean or Ethiopian food? Finding a wide variety of restaurant choices is all but impossible in a small rural area, but big cities offer countless options when it comes to international cuisine.

We compiled a list of the top reasons to consider a move to the big city, using our beloved Chicago as an example of what makes city living exciting and fun. Whether you’ve decided to relocate to Chicago or simply plan to visit on vacation, be sure to check out some of the destinations and resources provided below.

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Spend an afternoon with The Clare at the Museum of Contemporary Art

Reservations are required for this special event that The Clare is hosting at the Museum of Contemporary Art. Susan Musich, the museum’s Programmer of Education, will present “Who’s Afraid of Contemporary Art?” as well as an overview of the MCA’s current exhibit featuring artist Doris Salcedo. Guests will have time to visit the exhibit and … Continue reading “Spend an afternoon with The Clare at the Museum of Contemporary Art”

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Clare Resident to Climb to the Top of the Aon Building

Larry Pirovano, resident at The Clare, is Making A Difference. Diagnosed in 1997 with Parkinson’s he climbs stairs 3 times per week as a way to stay strong, be healthy and cope with his disease. He has his sights on completing the 80 floor climb to the top of the Aon Building in 2016 as part of a … Continue reading “Clare Resident to Climb to the Top of the Aon Building”

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Anxiously Awaiting Life at The Clare – Chicago Tribune

Having already determined that The Terraces at The Clare is a wonderful resource, Janet Mellman is anxiously awaiting the time at which her mother will make it her permanent home. “I wish she was there now. Not only is it more expensive for her to be at home, but at The Terraces there’s more opportunity … Continue reading “Anxiously Awaiting Life at The Clare – Chicago Tribune”

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The Clare Walking Club Takes Chicago in Stride – Daily Herald

The Clare has launched a club of devoted walkers that meet each Saturday morning for a hike throughout the Chicago Goldcoast area.  The club was founded by resident Nancy Niemi who wanted to share her long-time passion for walking with her neighbors, while also enjoying the amazing surrounding areas. Read More >

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When Plans Changed, The Clare had the Answers – Chicago Tribune

Their plan took a turn sooner than expected and so they were glad that preparations had been made. While her husband is receiving the attention and care that he needs, Sharon is able to enjoy The Clare and all its amenities. Read More >

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Continuing Care Communities Advocate Aging with Others – Aging In Chicago

Aging in place is the catch phrase used for describing when seniors remain in their homes.  In theory it sounds ideal as it prevents the necessity of change, and permits the senior to continue to be surrounded by his/her things.  In reality, what it doesn’t facilitate is allowing the senior to be surrounded by what’s … Continue reading “Continuing Care Communities Advocate Aging with Others – Aging In Chicago”

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The Clare is Top-Rated – Lincoln Park Patch

The Clare has been named one of the top twenty assisted living facilities in Illinois by Assisted Living Today.  Assisted Living Today is a well-respected resource providing information on topics relating to senior living. Read More >

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Freshen Your Decorating – Chicago Tribune

You’ve loved and lived with the same furniture and perhaps decor for years, but now that you’ve made the decision to move maybe it’s time to rethink your decorating style. Change can be as simple as coloring your new world with a different palette or incorporating fresh pieces with your treasured ones.  Or, it might … Continue reading “Freshen Your Decorating – Chicago Tribune”

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