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Retirement Why Retiring Near Chicago Is a Good Idea

Chicago ranks among the top 50 places to retire, and many Americans say it is their favorite city. The city boasts a rich history and diverse cultural life, as well as 77 official communities, each with its own distinct vibe and culture. Whether you’re a Chicago resident wondering whether to stay here when you retire, or a newbie contemplating a move to the Windy City, here’s why retiring near Chicago is a great idea.

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Independent living, Senior Living Options, Active Senior Living 6 Amenities You Didn't Know Independent Living Communities Offered

Older adults across America are thriving and blossoming in senior living communities. Right here in the Chicagoland suburbs, seniors can enjoy the perks and benefits of independent living. If you’ve ever been curious about independent living, you may already know that these communities offer spacious apartments and socialization with friendly neighbors. However, these bustling communities may offer many more amenities than you even realized.

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Summit of Uptown Park Ridge, Community News Resident Spotlight: World War II Veteran Don Hurst

Don Hurst joined the United States Army Air Corps in 1944 at the height of World War II, and his wartime service turned out to be more dramatic than he could have imagined.

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Summit of Uptown Park Ridge, Community News Acting and Opera are Twin Passions of Leo Rizzetto

For many years, Leo Rizzetto worked as a court reporter by day. But by night, he transformed into Tevye from “Fiddler on the Roof,” or Joe in “Showboat,” or occasionally even Elvis Presley.

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Summit of Uptown Park Ridge, Community News Joan Esposito, 101, Has Lived Through Volumes of History

Joan Esposito’s life has been full, but it hasn’t always been easy.

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assisted living to dementia care When to Transition From Assisted Living to Dementia Care

Retiring in a senior living community means you and your loved one have access to additional support and resources as needs change or new challenges arise. When you or your loved one chooses to retire in a senior living community that offers more than one type of care, the opportunity to continue to live as independently and safely as possible only increases.

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Summit of Uptown Park Ridge, Community News Summit of Uptown receptionist celebrates 30 years of helping residents

Arlene Pendergrast went to work as a receptionist at Summit of Uptown soon after her mother died. 

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Community News Our Residents and Staff Honored Heroes on Memorial Day

As a grateful nation saluted the men and women who gave their lives for our freedom, Summit of Uptown held its Memorial Day commemoration on Thursday, with a ceremony to honor veterans, who recited the Pledge of Allegiance, sang “The Star-Spangled Banner,” and received a certificate and ribbon in honor of their service. The event concluded with the reading of poems and the playing of “Taps.”

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Senior living, Senior Living Options, senior living communities How to Stay Connected with Seniors in Senior Living Communities

Staying connected to family members when miles apart is important throughout every stage of life. However, older adults can especially benefit from feeling connected to and supported by their loved ones. Research has suggested that seniors who are isolated at home alone can often feel lonely, anxious, and depressed more often than their peers. Furthermore, seniors who are isolated are also at a higher risk of physical complications like obesity, heart disease, and cognitive decline. 

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Senior Resources Senior Resources in Park Ridge That You Should Know About

Seniors who love everything the Midwest has to offer are often reluctant to join the droves of older adults who head south in their retirement. Whether you’re a snowbird or a full-time resident of Chicagoland, you get to enjoy four beautiful seasons, great sports, outstanding dining, and close proximity to Lake Michigan. Park Ridge is the perfect blend of Chicago-style neighborhoods and the convenience of a suburb, making it an ideal place to retire.

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