Monday, October 3, 2016

Oak Crest presents the 30th Anniversary of 

Grandma's Porch
October 31st 3 to 5 pm

every year the members dress in their most creative costumes and take great care to decorate the front porch in the most frightening Halloween style
and then
the little people who visit with their own costumes and bags open for treats come and visit.

what could be more fun
than a visit to Grandma's Porch on Halloween? 
could be the original spirit of the season



Wednesday, September 7, 2016

You are invited to a weekly Birthday Party 112 years of Oak Crest

112th Birthday

Oak Crest is having a big birthday,
and you are invited to come to a weekly party.
Wed. Happy Hour in the Cellar Pub at 4 pm.

with so many years to celebrate we couldn't have just one celebration, so we hope one of the Wednesdays in September will be a convenient time for you to stop by and help us mark our special occasion. We will be serving refreshments and sharing stories of the remarkable heritage of Oak Crest Residence in Elgin. 


Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Oak Crest Members suffer from Cubs Fever


It has been a breathtaking summer for Chicago Baseball Fans and we have quite a few. Many comments start this way "Can you believe we lived long enough to see it?" and on it goes. The remarkable season of the hometown heroes our Cubbies. 
But the surge has done much for those who are armchair followers; our Atrium is decked out with memorabilia and a daily tally for the team is front and center. Even more than the hats, pins, jerseys and old photos are the memories and the chance to relive them. Oh the stories that have been shared.Thanks to the Cubs for a chance to be young at heart again. For more on some of the members memories please check us out on Facebook.

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.