Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Merry Christmas from Oak Crest 
join us for a tour of our amazing decorations!

Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving and bah humbug to Black Friday!

Happy Thanksgiving from our table to yours!

Thinking about eating? 
We do allot. At this special time of year who can help but conjure up memories of Thanksgiving dinners from the past. For good or bad, this celebration becomes about the food. And now that seems almost quaint as we are bombarded with "Black Friday" ads. A brief survey here at our table nets this comment: "Enough already" we have heard all we can stand about the sales and the store openings on this time honored traditional holiday. 

So for now just let us eat and be thankful for all the blessings we share and have been given. And as if that isn't enough, we are thankful not to go shopping on Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

November is Staff Appreciation month at Elgin Oak Crest Residence & Atrium Apartments

November is 

Staff Appreciation Month .......

what is there to say but "thank you" for

  • working to improve the lives of older adults
  • smiling when it is not easy to 
  • looking for the better way 
  • knowing how to love
  • overlooking your own needs 
  • being kind and gentle to someone who is not
  • never forgetting to respect those you care for
  • supporting your coworkers
  • offering to help

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Dear Friends,
Last month I marked my 40th year at Oak Crest. To celebrate the occasion a small reception was held in our delightful Cellar Pub. (one of my favorite places) 
At the end of a Wednesday I really didn't expect much of a turnout, to my surprise there was!
New faces and old friends greeted me warmly and asked questions like "does it seem like 40 years?" and "are you retiring?", "How did you start" and that is a "lifetime" and how did you do it. 
Well it was fun having two solid hours of "me" time and it certainly sparked some reflection on my part.  So here it is I started early in my life and loved it. Yes, I stayed and I loved it and no I am not retiring and I still love it. And I did it one day at a time, with no grand plan for tenure or milestones, just doing a job and loving it.
Finally to all the wonderful calls form old friends who couldn't make it and the beautiful flowers and cards, your well wishes have been a cherry on top of a wonderful life here at Oak Crest. And maybe that is just how I did it with thoughtful people supporting me in my work for 40 years. 
Thank you
Susan Cincinelli
Executive Director

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Annual Hot Dog Luncheon

109th year anniversary and  benefit fund raiser

thank you to our business participants 
  • IHC
  • Ohm's Care Care 
  • U46 Administration staff (Tina DeLonker)
  • Elgin Police Department
  • First Community Bank 
and all the individuals who attended and enjoyed a hot dog to celebrate Oak Crest's anniversary. Your support is appreciated. 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

September 2013

marks Oak Crest's 109th year of continuous service.

and

Executive Director Susan Cincinelli's

40th year at Oak Crest

Help us celebrate these milestones
by attending our scheduled events

  • Wednesday September 11th at 12 noon 
Annual Hot Dog Luncheon
fundraiser
eat in or carry out
call ahead to place your order!
and for more information.
847 742 2255
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  • Thursday September 19th 4 to 6pm
Susan Cincinelli
Executive Director's 
40 years at Oak Crest 
Cocktails & Appetizers reception
in the 
Oak Crest Cellar Pub
rsvp 847 742 2255


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Marlene Pokorny receives award for excellence

The Elgin YWCA 2013 Leader Luncheon Award recipients are (from left): Margaret Hillis Award for the Arts - Rise Jones, Hamilton Wings; Beatrice Dorsey Award for Business and Professions - Linda Deering, Sherman Health; Marguerite Henry Award for Communications - Kim Gilmore, Gilmore Marketing Concepts; Harriet Gifford Award for Education - Carole Peto, educator, U-46;  Myrtle Spiegler Gerberding Award for Public Service - Susan Harney, Dundee Township Supervisor; Marie Grolich Award for Social Services – Marlene Pokorny, Oak Crest Residence; Marjorie Leonard Award for Community Service – Deanna Young and Racial Justice Award– Kimberly Spagui.Marlene Pokorny administrator of business services

 receives Marie Grolich Award for excellence in Social Services from the Elgin YWCA on May 9th, 2013 

Marlene is a 34 year veteran of Oak Crest and has earned the much coveted Leader Luncheon award for Social Services for her dedication and outstanding ability to empathize with all she serves. 
Congratulations on this well deserved recognition!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Welcome to George's Stage at Oak Crest Atrium

Oak Crest's Georges Stage


Performing or Learning 

George's Stage has it all!
Oak Crest Members enjoy the comfort 
and 
Excitement of George's Stage
where artists perform 
and 
readings enchant!

named for George Lord, an Oak Crest founder George's
 Stage is just one of the new venues available within the 
Oak Crest Atrium Apartments. Call for a tour and find out how
 you can be a part of this exciting endeavor. 
Oak Crest actively seeks volunteer performers for George's Stage. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Building for success...
It's never too early to think of our feathered friends.

Mike and Bob are working on  the construction of a bird house.

The newly created Mary's Assembly Hall is host for a variety of interesting programs. Consider your skills and how you could share them with others in this great new setting. Call Zoila at 847 742 2255 for more information.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013




" Happy New Year from our castle to yours"
Tea is being served every afternoon
at 2:30pm
and you are invited!