Overall wellness for residents of The Clare encompasses many facets, from an active lifestyle and healthy dining options to stimulating social interactions and enriching programming. At The Clare, you will have many opportunities to enjoy them all.
Our Executive Chef Hagop Hagopian oversees four distinct dining venues and brings a Michelin star experience to residents. For Chef Hagopian, fine food and optimal nutrition go hand in hand. Whatever your eating preferences or dietary restrictions are, our diverse menus have offerings for all.
Residents enjoy attending performances at the nearby Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Millennium Park and historic musical and theater venues, and music and theatre presentations are also regularly scheduled at The Clare. Professionally staged play readings and jazz, piano and vocal concerts are a few examples of the many in-house performances on The Clare’s calendar.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art and dozens of boutique art galleries are located near The Clare. Art shows, classes and lectures frequently occur within the community as well. Additionally, residents have access to a naturally lit art studio, where they can explore their talents and hobbies. Social events like Sip & Paint, flower arranging workshops and more also take place here.
Lifelong learning is crucial to aging well. There are many opportunities to quench your thirst for knowledge at The Clare. With the various clubs, lectures, card games and more, you are sure to find subjects that complement your interests.
The ways you can socialize at The Clare are abundant and varied. Between lively dining conversations, Thursday Happy Hours in The Lounge, group excursions, themed community events and much more, there is no shortage of invigorating experiences or friends and companions with whom to share them. Socialize as little or as much as you please. At The Clare, the decision is always up to you.
Located on the 9th floor, the Fitness Center offers state-of-the-art equipment for individual use or personal training sessions. The area also includes an indoor pool, spa, salon and massage room for all-around wellness. Take advantage of weekly group fitness classes as well, including tai chi, balance, cardio, stretching, meditation and more. Instructional lectures and workshops on topics such as fall prevention and nutrition round out the fitness program at The Clare.
The Clare is a community in the truest sense of the word. Team members and residents alike have compared The Clare to family. They listen to each other’s stories, support each other’s dreams and goals and go far to promote and maintain a positive outlook on life. From the maintenance and skilled nursing team to the community’s drivers and bartenders, feeling like part of a family is one of the many attributes that makes The Clare a one-of-a-kind community.