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Life at The Clare

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In Their Own Words: Meet the Residents of The Clare

Learn more about life at The Clare from those who know it best.


Elizabeth Bill Conley

Elizabeth & Bill Conley

When Elizabeth and Bill Conley told their son Jeffrey that they were considering moving to a retirement community, he told them that that they were far too young. Then Elizabeth … Continue reading “Elizabeth & Bill Conley”

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Marie-Luce Parker

Born in a small village in southwestern France, Marie-Luce could never have imagined the adventurous and fulfilling life ahead of her. After earning her B.A. in English at the University … Continue reading “Marie-Luce Parker”

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John Clum

John Clum moved to The Clare a month ago and is already convinced that he and his husband made the right decision. “We were living in New York City and … Continue reading “John Clum”

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David Maher

Before moving to The Clare a year ago, David Maher and his wife, Carlotta lived in a high-rise condo in Chicago’s River North area, a mere mile and a half … Continue reading “David Maher”

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Dorothy & Larry Pirovano

Dorothy and Larry Pirovano love the city lifestyle and independence is very important to them. Naturally, The Clare’s location in the heart of the Near North Side made the draw … Continue reading “Dorothy & Larry Pirovano”

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Sally Kinnamon

Sally Kinnamon and her late husband Ron were among the first to recognize The Clare’s potential and get in on the ground floor of the continuing care retirement community. In … Continue reading “Sally Kinnamon”

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Joy Hammer & Jim Morton

Concert picnics in Millennium Park, exercise classes, lectures, babysitting grandchildren, travel, movies and parties. And amid the flurry of activity in Joy Hammer’s downtown Chicago lifestyle, she still finds time … Continue reading “Joy Hammer & Jim Morton”

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Bob Spieler

Why did Bob Spieler move to The Clare? “I got tired of my own cooking, how’s that for an answer?” the spry 87-year-old responds with a chuckle. The truth, though, … Continue reading “Bob Spieler”

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Jim Rocks

Jim Rocks was apartment hunting a few years ago when a friend asked, “Why bother? Just go to a retirement community.” It was a light bulb moment. For Rocks, now … Continue reading “Jim Rocks”

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Nancy Lee Spillove

Nancy Lee Spilove

They call her “The Fantastic Lady.” That’s because whenever anyone at The Clare asks her how she feels, she always says, “Fantastic!” Spend a minute with Nancy and you’ll understand … Continue reading “Nancy Lee Spilove”

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