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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Margaret Frackowiak

Housekeeping Supervisor

Margaret and her team take great pride in making sure our suites look their very best when a new resident moves in and throughout their stay.

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Pat Matos

Business Office Manager

Pat has over 25 years of experience with bookkeeping and accounting and enjoys working with the residents and the employees at The Summit. Making the residents smile is the highlight of her day!

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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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Halima Maynard

Resident Care Director

Halima Maynard is a nurse with 15 years of healthcare experience. She began her career as a CNA working in long-term care and assisted living.  She has spent half of her career in acute hospital and long-term care settings. Her love for senior living and providing a high standard of quality living for seniors is her focus and passion. 

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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.

We want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful friendship and support you gave my Dad. He loved living here and did so fully, vibrantly, and independently. Your kind, compassionate, professional care was so very much appreciated. With just the right amount of activities, intellectual stimulation, fun, and respectful, loving care, the Summit provided my Dad with a comfortable, happy home. He flourished here. As he often said, This is the answer for me.

Daughter of Nat B. Family Member

The Summit has the best people caring for everyone and they all have a great personality, sense of humor and a very caring soul. So I just want to send all of you a big THANK YOU and GOD BLESS.

Niece of John B. Family Member

I've lived here for a few months and I want to commend all the staff, particularly the aides, for being so helpful and, most importantly, for always having big smiles.

Dan N. Resident

The last few months have been very difficult for us and your compassion has been greatly appreciated. You are a first class facility. We thank the staff at Summit for your kindness!

Son of Lydia P. Family Member

I wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all you did for Mom and me over the past three years. The Summit is truly a wonderful place and the staff are angels.

Daughter of Marianne L. Family Member

I love men’s group and man cave movie nights. I love that it is over 30% men. I have lived here for 5 years now. Susan, our Activities Director, does a wonderful job here.

Bill B. Resident

The food is very good here! The activities and games are both entertaining and fun. They get to the bottom of any issues or problems. The staff is wonderful!

Megan M. Resident

Enjoy the other nice residents, love the 3 meals a day and staff. I love my two-bedroom apartment!

Mary P. Resident

I am very happy! Everything is good! I like the attentive staff in all departments. I’ve been here a little over a year and have no complaints. I love the fitness center, that’s very important. I like that I am reminded to take my medications and I also enjoy happy hour every Thursday.

Maria C. Resident

I think Summit was scouted out by my daughters and they said it was the best seniors place around. I have been here one year and I agree. It’s perfect.

Ralph L. Resident

I like it here a lot. People are kind and nice. I like to walk and there are lots of places to walk.

Martha B. Resident

Location is good. I’ve lived in Park Ridge 50 years and wanted to stay in the neighborhood, I wanted it to be familiar. I’ve enjoyed meeting new people and making new friendships, everyone is very friendly.

JoAnn L. Resident

I can’t say enough about the way we were welcomed from the first time through the doors. The building has been kept up well and renovated so I feel it is well maintained and cared for. It seems the staff is dedicated to the community and I have noticed longevity in staff from the kitchen to the driver. I have been telling my friends and family that the Summit is a lovely community and has given my mom a home. 

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Senior Living LIVE - Tax-free Investing

Date: Wednesday, October 28

Time: 4:00 p.m.

Location: ArborCompany.com/Investing

Description: Several strategies can help reduce your tax burden.  Choosing tax-advantaged investments is one of them. Join us for our Senior Living LIVE webinar Tax-free Investing: It’s Not What You Make, It’s What You Keep, presented by Edward Jones financial advisor, John Dove.

 

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