About Summit of Uptown

About Summit of Uptown

Summit of Uptown provides residents with a lifestyle focused on wellness and meaningful social connections. Our independent living, assisted living, and memory care options allow us to provide individualized care and assistance for everyone who calls our community home.

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Relationships Matter Here

At Summit, relationships are the foundation of our community. We delight in fostering meaningful relationships — we call them deep connections — with residents and family members, and finding ways to create connections between the seniors who live here. As we learn more about our residents, we can provide even better assistance and programs to meet their ever-evolving needs.

Life Is Better Here

For more than three decades, The Arbor Company has been dedicated to providing the lifestyle and amenities that keep seniors feeling their very best.

  • Art Art and Education Stimulate your mind by learning another language, painting a portrait, or exploring a new craft or skill.
  • people Deep Connections Feel connected to a lively community. We ask the right questions and take the time to listen. It’s why residents accomplish amazing things here — things they never thought possible on their own.
  • PurposefulLivng Health and Wellness Our exercise programs are designed especially for seniors to improve mobility, maintain fitness, and even challenge the brain — all in a fun format.
  • Recreation Purposeful Living At Summit, residents are meaningfully engaged throughout the day. An important part of that includes opportunities to volunteer and give back to others while remaining actively involved in the community.
  • Activities Recreation and Leisure We go out of our way to fulfill each resident’s wish list. From live music to barbecues to karaoke nights, if you can dream it, chances are that we’ll try it. And we love helping with family get-togethers.
  • Spiritual Spiritual Journey For many, the health of one’s soul is as meaningful as the health of one’s body. And so we offer ample opportunities for structured religious activities and individual reflection.

A Company Built on Senior Living

The Arbor Company has been serving seniors around the country for more than 30 years. Our experience and passion for senior living set us apart from others; we are dedicated to fostering relationships that matter and providing resources that keep our team on the cutting edge of the industry’s best practices.

Meet the Summit of Uptown Team

Each member of our team brings a heart for service, a passion for seniors, and the experience to create exceptional opportunities for our residents.

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Ryan Jones

Executive Director

Ryan has enjoyed a career in health services, and has experience with project management. He holds a certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP), and has served in executive positions in different upscale communities. Serving others brings joy to his heart and he is excited to be a part of the Summit of Uptown family!

 

Jayne Miller

Jayne Miller

Director of Sales

After her own personal experience with determining where the best quality of life and care would be for her father, Jayne was compelled to help others as she had been helped through this journey in senior living. Eleven years later, Jayne is still helping families navigate the various options available to them and seeing them through their own journeys to their new home. She still finds her efforts very gratifying and loves meeting and working with both family members and potential new residents alike. Jayne has two adult children, Jesseca and Nick, and her dog-child, Chance.

Boriana Petrova

Boriana Petrova

Senior Care Counselor

Boriana has had 7+ years experience working in a senior care setting. She has previously held different positions in skilled nursing facilities and in hospice care. Providing help and assistance to seniors is her passion.

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Scola Kone

Resident Care Director

Scola Kone earned her BSN and MSN from North Park University in Chicago, as well as earning her Doctorate degree from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She started her Nursing career as an RN at Condell Medical center in Libertyville,  and later found her passion in Geriatric care. Scola has more than 10 years of experience in Geriatric care.

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Veronica Caudill

Memory Care Director

Veronica began her healthcare career as a hospital CNA in 2007. While working as a hospital float tech and attending McHenry Community College she earned her Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education. Veronica realized that she was equally as passionate about education as she was about healthcare and decided to pursue her LPN. Graduating in 2016 she began her nursing career as nursing supervisor for a Memory Care facility. Veronica prides herself on creating a positive dementia-care culture.

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Matt Pahnke

Engagement Director

Matt has a degree in elementary education and worked several years as a classroom teacher. After taking time off from the workforce to help raise his children, he decided he wanted to try something different. He quickly discovered that the creativity, planning, and organizational skills he developed as a teacher translated well for the engagement director role. His favorite part of his job is getting to see and speak with the residents.

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Konstantinos "Dino" Giolas

Maintenance Director

Dino has thirty-three years experience in maintenance and engineering. Dino started his maintenance career in 1988 working for a large senior living community located in Evanston, IL. Dino’s love for serving the community extends from senior living to being an active police officer for twenty years. Dino prides himself on being dependable and his life motto is “to get the job done and do it right”. Dino is not only known as “Mr. Fix it” but also as the community DJ volunteering his spinning skills and equipment for every community party/event.

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Jacob Rock

Dining Services Director

Jacob followed his talent for cooking and made it into his career. A graduate of Kendall College Culinary School, Jacob gained great experience working in restaurants and upscale venues, but he found his best fit was in working with seniors. He truly enjoys sharing his culinary creations and engaging with the residents.

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Remzija Velic

Housekeeping Manager

Remzija Velic has 25 years of Housekeeping experience in the hospitality industry.  She has worked for Hilton, Ritz Carlton, and had the privilege to work for one of the finest city clubs in the US, University Club of Chicago. Remzija's passion is to help others when ever opportunity arises and that is what makes her day - every day!  She is grateful to be a part of the Summit of Uptown family.

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What's Happening at Summit of Uptown

Upcoming Events

11.30.21

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Honoring our Veterans

11.13.21

We honored our veterans with a delicious prime rib lunch, a parade, and program to thank our veterans for their service.

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