In the rush of this time of year, some of us may try to spread holiday cheer with a generic Christmas card or, if we’re really thoughtful, baked goods.
But the women of the Elmhurst Ladies Chorus share the spirit of the season with the kind of consideration and inclusion that would make even the Mr. Potter types joyful. Continue reading “Elmhurst Ladies Chorus serenades its former soprano, age 101, at Belmont Village Geneva Road”
A photographer is documenting the stories and faces of some local veterans.
Belmont Village Senior Living commissioned photographer Tom Sanders to capture the photos and stories of its veteran residents for its American Heroes: Portraits of Service project. View the video here.
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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”