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Not your granny’s retirement home: Chicago developers up their game as more seniors demand posh amenities

Luxury, new technology, mental stimulation, fine dining — some seniors moving into retirement communities bring with them high standards.

And their demands are being met as more Chicago developers up their amenity game, challenging the traditional retirement experience and countering the stereotypes people may have about senior living.

Belmont Village Lincoln Park is Now Open

The entrance fee for new residents at Belmont Village is equal to one month’s rent, which starts at $6,500. This includes meals and snacks, weekly housekeeping, activities and transportation, and basic personal care, such as assistance with activities and daily living.

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When your spouse becomes your caregiver

On the first Thursday of each month, a small group gathers at Belmont Village Turtle Creek to support one another during a Parkinson’s and Tremors Support Group. Two regular attendees of the support group include Michael Draper and Terry Wick, who recently shared their story with the Dallas Voice. In addition to the support group, they are supporters of Belmont Village Turtle Creek’s annual Hope Squared event, benefiting CurePSP. The 2019 art auction and benefit raised more than $6,500 to support for patients, caregivers, researchers, and healthcare professionals on prime of life neurodegeneration diseases. You can read more about Michael and Terry’s experience with MSA, multiple system atrophy, below and learn more about Belmont Village’s support group here.

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Vet met future wife while at war

In March 1944, Sterling Ditchey was training in Columbia, S.C., to be a bombardier and navigator on a B-25 bomber. His crew was granted a weekend pass, and they decided to visit the Ohio hometown of one of his fellow airmen.

Ditchey, a California native, was sitting on a Greyhound bus in the Buckeye State when he struck up a conversation with a young woman named Cleola Green. The two went on a group date before Ditchey returned to training and was deployed. Continue reading “Vet met future wife while at war”

Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale Sponsors 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Broward County

A pioneer in senior-living, Belmont Village takes stand for Alzheimer’s awareness as presenting sponsor of Broward Walk

Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale, a new luxury senior-living community scheduled to open this fall, is proud to announce its presenting sponsorship of the 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Broward County, demonstrating its commitment as a leader in the fight against the disease affecting more than 5 million Americans and more than half a million Floridians.    Continue reading “Belmont Village Fort Lauderdale Sponsors 2019 Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Broward County”

Belmont Village Senior Living to Open New Community in Chicago

Nationally Recognized Senior Living Provider Brings Award-Winning Programs and Amenities to Lincoln Park Neighborhood

Belmont Village Senior Living today announced the grand opening of Belmont Village Lincoln Park, its first community in the City of Chicago and fifth within Chicagoland. Located at 700 West Fullerton Avenue, in the heart of the vibrant Lincoln Park neighborhood, the new community will be the company’s 30th nationwide. To celebrate the grand opening, Belmont Village will be hosting an open house Saturday and Sunday, July 20 and 21, from noon to 4:00 pm each day. In addition, 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith will be in attendance for a special ribbon cutting ceremony on that Saturday at 1:30 PM. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided, and guests can tour the city’s newest senior living community. Both events are open to the public, but RSVPs are requested at 773-327-2200. Complimentary valet parking will be available. Continue reading “Belmont Village Senior Living to Open New Community in Chicago”

Flyboys: 2 Arizona Nonagenarians Share War Stories

As events mark 75 years since the deciding battles of World War II, there are not many left who participated or even remember what life was like during the conflict. Two Arizona residents, now in their 90s, are passing along their memories at a Scottsdale retirement community. As part of an occasional series celebrating the so-called Greatest Generation, KJZZ’s Phil Latzman recently visited the two vets to hear their stories of survival and sacrifice. Continue reading “Flyboys: 2 Arizona Nonagenarians Share War Stories”