Belmont Village Senior Living Founder & CEO inducted into Texas Business Hall of Fame 2018 Class of Business Legends at 36th Annual Induction Dinner
Starting a Senior Living business was not on Belmont Village Founder & CEO Patricia Will’s radar when she launched her real estate career after earning her MBA from Harvard, but she knew she wanted to do something that mattered. It was in the mid-nineties, as she worked in healthcare development, that she found her true calling. Her mother-in-law, Josephine, was struggling with early stage Alzheimer’s disease. Her family’s unsuccessful search for the right place for Josephine is what lead Will to co-found Belmont Village with long-time friend and business partner Walter Mischer, Jr. The company launched in 1997 as an integrated developer, owner and operator of best-in-class Senior Living communities.
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The generation that came of age during World War I is known to history as “The Lost Generation,” after millions of young people were killed on battlefields throughout Europe, Asia and other parts of the world, while millions more were left with permanent physical and mental scars from the war.
Julia Segal, a resident at Belmont Village Glenview, was brought to America in 1920 from Hungary, which had become an independent nation only months prior as a result the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918. Continue reading “Glenview Centenarians Reflect on Veterans Day”
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.
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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.
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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 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”