Monday, July 11, 2016

Summertime and the living is easy

Just like the Good Old Days

Members enjoy the leisure moments of just watching the cars go by or a garden in bloom; visiting with an icy lemonade or iced tea and sharing the memories of summers past. The summer is the long awaited time of year that goes by much too quickly and seems to stand slowly as the lazy days are here. 
Things are easy to enjoy and as the porch fills and reminiscence takes hold, the summer breeze reminds us that all too soon the joy of just sitting and enjoying whatever goes by will be gone again, So we remind you to come sit and have a cold drink with us and enjoy every minute of the all too fleeting summertime. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Lucky to have parents and show it


We all wear lots of hats, none of them more important than parent and child. If you are lucky enough to still have your parents don't forget to share your smiles with them!

A great place to share some laughs with mom and dad is our monthly Community Dinner every third Monday of the month. On Monday March 21st at 6 pm we will feature a traditional Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner. Call early for reservations 847 742 2255, this one is popular! No Blarney 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Valentine gratitude

Loving what is..


We think Valentines Day is the perfect time to tell you that at Oak Crest Atrium Apartments we love being here and having days filled with....
new friendships
acts of kindness
caring voices
good food
pleasant visitors
exciting bus trips
Cellar Pub lunches
movies
crafts
shopping at the Corner of Tidbits and Trends
smiles
laughter
HAPPINESS

Monday, January 4, 2016

It's time to think new thoughts !

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

the gift of caring


At Oak Crest our staff gives the gift of caring everyday. Holidays can be particularly stressful for families and older adults are inclined to suffer the most. Having lost much in their long lives, the older adult cannot help but recall those losses at holiday times. The best approach is not the easiest one. Acceptance and patience is required to let an individual be themselves and have the best holiday they can. It is most important not force the issue of  "be happy" or "be excited" it is Christmas.Instead take a neutral stance. Sometimes those feelings just don't come and it is at that moment that our staff accepts the place our members are emotional state takes them.
Take a tip from the Oak Crest staff and enjoy your holiday as you wish and allow your older adult friends to do the same. Here's to the spirit of the season.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Best Wishes for a Happy Thanksgiving

from our table to yours!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Renowned motivational speaker Sid Hurlbert took over Georges Stage for the day at Oak Crest. Staff members were treated to Sid's amazing humor and talent, plus the wisdom of his "Steps" program.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Reflections on fall and age

 October at Oak Crest 



for decades fall has signified a transition at Oak Crest just as it has in many households.
We decorate and plan for festive parties
 and hosting the kids for trick or treats.

Age is a great equalizer, 
what many people don't realize is that age has it's rewards:

Being silly comes easier.
Expectations are not set in stone.
Memories are there to fall back on. 
Accepting what is makes sense.
Joy is more meaningful.
Twilight is welcome.
Rest is a gift.
Life is now. 
Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

We are so proud of our heritage and the people who have made that longevity possible.

Every year we take time out to say thank you
for choosing to be part of our mission. 
Volunteers and Staff who have given of their time,talent and resources are honored for dedication and caring. 

Please join us 
Wednesday September 16th 4 to 6 pm 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Annual Hot Dog Luncheon Fundraiser


Wed. September 9th from 11am to 1pm 
This annual event is sure to be great fun
and
this year something new has been added
A DRIVE THRU OPTION

Use our circular drive in the front of the building 
and you can purchase your dog and drive away!

The Chef and his team are preparing the mouth watering dogs
you have come to love so please don't forget!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday, July 13, 2015


visit youcaring.com

to see and donate to the

Oak Crest Atrium Chair Replacement

Campaign

This extraordinary website will show you more about our campaign and how important your gift is for our members quality of life.

Thank you for considering a gift today.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Birthday America

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Happy Fathers Day

On Sunday families will take time out to honor FATHER. No matter what age of father or child, there holds special significance for the person whom we think of as our father. Not always biological. not always a relative, but that special man who has guided and held fast to the principles that represent strength. 
Strength to lead and teach and most importantly to love us. To those who have never known a dad or grandfather, I am among you. But what I do know is the friendship of men who have been willing to step up and fill that void. So this Fathers Day take a moment to remember and say thanks to all who have taken on the mantel of fatherhood and embraced it's sacred responsibility. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day at Oak Crest Atrium





Thanks to Steve Kranz

from the Pillars of Freedom Foundation

Normally veterans receive a flag at the time of their funeral, but it is this wonderful Pillars of Freedom Foundation organization's
mission to give Vets the chance to publicly receive that gift on Memorial Day. Oak Crest was honored to have the chance to show our own Vets how much their service was appreciated. Thanks to Steve and the folks at the Pillars of Freedom Foundation the program included many proud smiles and many beautiful flags. This is the way I remember Memorial Day being as a kid. Red, White and Blue (no sales) just preserving the honor of the men and women who not only gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms, but those who walk among us today, many times unidentified and unappreciated. This Memorial Day, our halls were filled with pride and Vets and their families all receiving "thanks" for some overdue and for others their simply cannot be too many "thank yous". The lawn flag display, also compliments of the Pillars of Freedom Foundation was in it's old glory with over 50 flags flying, proudly.