Belmont Village Senior Living and members of the Lincoln Park community recently cut the ribbon on the company’s Information Center at 2322 North Lincoln Ave in Chicago. The Center is now staffed daily to provide leasing and reservation details for Belmont Village Lincoln Park, currently under construction at 700 W. Fullerton Ave. The team will also answer questions about the services, care and amenities available for residents when the senior living community opens in fall of 2019.
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Photographer Thomas Sanders is traveling the U.S. to interview the last surviving World War II veterans, taking their pictures and documenting their experiences. Click here to watch KCAL’s coverage of Belmont Village Senior Living’s most recent veterans photo shoot in Rancho Palos Verdes.
Jack D. Coombe, 96, is a historian and author of nine books, which vary in subject from the Civil War to an autobiography about his career as a scriptwriter and actor. His father was a comedian and his mother was a dancer, which he says is why he was put on stage at 6 years old. Coombe went on to be a performer in Vaudeville, theater, radio and television. He hosted two cable television shows, including “Talk Around Town,” a Northbrook cable TV talk show. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1940 to 1946, and he served in Pearl Harbor. He was married to his wife, Peg, for about 70 years. He was born in Michigan. He lives at Belmont Village in Glenview.
While many senior living owners and operators stress investing in their buildings to keep occupancy high, investing in their workers is equally as important, if not more so.
Belmont Village’s Town Hall staff will honor Felicia Riccio with a party fit for a queen on her 103rd birthday.
Complete with crown, cape and flowers in a room decorated in gold and purple, Ms. Riccio will be dubbed “Queen for the Day,” according to a press release, noting that there will be a reading of an official proclamation “bestowing her desires for those around.” Continue reading “Belmont Village to honor Felicia Riccio as ‘Queen for the Day’ on Oct. 2”
Belmont Village Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services by FORTUNE Magazine and Great Place to Work®
Belmont Village Senior Living has earned a place on FORTUNE’S 50 Best Workplaces for Aging Services list. The ranking was achieved after the consideration of more than 162,000 employee surveys from companies in the Aging Services industry, which includes senior housing and at home care. The surveys, conducted by global people analytics and consulting firm Great Place to Work®, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job, including employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Belmont Village Senior Living is ranked 15th out of the top 50 senior care providers nationwide. Rankings are based on employees’ feedback and reward companies who do the best job of including all employees, from every role within the company, to provide a full range of perspectives. Continue reading “Belmont Village Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Aging Services by FORTUNE Magazine and Great Place to Work®”
UCSD’s Center for Healthy Aging resilience research centers on independent seniors
For more than a year, a major research study has been conducted by researchers at University of California, San Diego’s (UCSD), Center for Healthy Aging and Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging to test the effectiveness of an intervention to enhance resilience in older adults. The study, entitled Positive Psychological Intervention to Enhance Resilience in Older Adults, is designed to promote resilience and well-being through three group sessions along with other activities such as a happiness journal, setting goals, and discussing perceptions of aging. High resilience has been shown to be a major determinant of well-being among seniors, and is associated with lower levels of depression, anxiety, and perceived stress, improved quality of life, greater happiness, better physical health, and increased longevity. Continue reading “Happiness and Aging – Seeking Answers to What’s Right about Getting Older”
Today’s senior living decision-maker — often the adult child of a potential resident — grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, a time when television still fell into the category of “cutting-edge technology” and “making an informed decision” meant employing a mix of anecdotal evidence and national ranking systems.
A group of World War II and Korean War veterans living in a Rancho Palos Verdes senior community are being saluted for their service via a special photo gallery that’s set to be unveiled on Veteran’s Day.