Clubs & Classes

Living at The Clare is all about keeping your life interesting and active. There are many avenues to explore, many ways to express yourself and many different kinds of people to engage with. We are a resident-driven community—meaning that our clubs and classes, our outings and activities, are initiated by residents themselves. If you have an interest but not an outlet for it, by all means let us know.

Resident Committees and Clubs:

  • Friars Club (Men’s group)
  • Art Group
  • Social Bridge Club
  • Competitive Bridge Club
  • Poetry Group
  • Resident Newsletter Staff
  • Ladies Needlework Group
  • Poker Club
  • Book-of-the-Month Book Club
  • Mystery Book Club
  • Current Events Group
  • Women’s Club
  • Mahjong Group
  • Resident Council
  • Life Enrichment Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Facilities Committee
  • Library Committee
  • Interfaith Committee
  • Marketing Committee
  • Dining Committee
  • Holiday Decorating Committee

Recent Presentations at The Clare:

  • Season Lyric Opera Lecture Series
  • Movie Club Movies of the Week
  • Host 4th Presbyterian Churches’ Academy for Faith and Life Series
  • Medical Lecture Series
  • Speakers from Northwestern Memorial and Rush Hospitals and RIC discuss:
    • Dermatology and Skin Cancer
    • Back Pain
    • Robotic Surgery
    • Fall Prevention
    • Hearing/Hearing Loss
    • Cardiovascular Issues
    • Stroke Prevention
    • Sleep and Aging
    • Memory Loss
  • Financial Lecture Series by Northern Trust
  • Art History Lecture Series
  • Choral Performances
    • Including a cappella groups from Yale and Harvard Universities, Chicago Children’s Choir
  • Jazz Ensembles
  • Baroque Band Performances
  • Journalist Discussions Series
    • Mary Ann Ahern, NBC News Chicago
    • Charles Thomas, ABC News
    • Jon Yates, The Chicago Tribune
  • Ongoing Intergenerational Programs
    • With Loyola and DePaul international students
  • Collegiate Lecture Series
    • Presented by professors/instructors from Loyola, DePaul, Roosevelt, Hanover, National Louis, Creighton, NIU
  • Travel Lecture Series
    • Presented by residents/family members who have visited locations such as Japan, Mt. Everest, Egypt, Iran, the five “Stan” countries
  • Cultural Lecture Series
    • Presented by Grant Park, Shaw Chicago, Lookingglass Theatre, Goodman, Broadway in Chicago, Chicago Sinfonietta, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Harris Theatre and others
  • Art Programs
    • Presented by Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA), Art Institute of Chicago, Newberry Library
  • Horticultural Series
    • Presented by Chicago Botanic Garden, Northwind Perennial Farm, Gethsemane Garden Center
  • Wine Lecture & Tasting
  • Current Events Series
    • Lectures and discussions on politics, social issues, comparative religions
  • Author Series
    • Personal appearance and discussions led by noted writers