Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Oak Crest Hearth

The Oak Crest Cellar Pub

you are 

cordially invited 

to come for 

a Christmas tour

 The Oak Crest Atrium and flying elves

Oak Crest Cellar Pub

 The Atrium Welcomes You

Merry Christmas

from your 

Oak Crest Friends !

Monday, November 3, 2014

Oak Crest Halloween Party

Oak Crest Staff aka Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs celebrate Halloween with the "creepy trudge" to the "horrible haunted attic" and a wild costume contest! 

Additional contest winners : Ike and Tina Turner and a Jesterina, Cave Lady and the Devil!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Dedication Celebration 

October 23rd 5-7pm


Tom and Sue Rakow
with the Oak Crest Founders Award

 Once in the lifetime of an organization an individual gives of themselves and their resources and it changes everything. That person for Oak Crest has been Tom Rakow.

the community is invited
please call 847 742 2255 to rsvp

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Learning can be fun especially when lunch comes with it. Watch for our new 
Lunch and Learn Program, where we will explore the topic of AGING!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Dedication Celebration October 23rd 5 to 7pm

Dedication Celebration

Honoring all who have served .....

The world will little note,
nor long remember what we say here,
but it can never forget what they did here....
Abraham Lincoln, "Gettysburg Address", November 19th,1863

It takes many dedicated people to maintain an organization for 110 years and Oak Crest has been blessed with outstanding volunteers and donors.The selfless caring of all those individuals will be celebrated in Sept.and Oct. Thank you to all who give the gift of caring.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

You are invited to the Community Dinner the third Monday of every month at 6pm

What is more fun than eating out with friends? 
Join Chef JP at the Oak Crest Community dinner every third Monday of the month at 6pm.
Reservations Required
Bring your own friends or make some new ones.....

Thursday, July 10, 2014

What we learn and how we learn it.
A knock at my office door and an unprovoked attack.

When we are faced with abrupt, overly aggressive people we have choices, unfortunately it is like the old adage when you are up to your neck in alligators, it is hard to remember your goal was to drain the swamp. Back to my first contact of the day and why the rude intruder felt the obligation, the right to attack using repeated phrases that were at best cliche for e.g. "  I know what "everybody" thinks .As I reflect  now I want to respond that there is no one who can know what everybody thinks.  There is only doing the best you can and respecting others. My visitor didn't do either of these things. But I can be thankful that I was reminded to. 

Monday, June 16, 2014

Last week I made a mistake. I sent a check made out to the wrong company for payment. I called and was assured that it would be returned to me and not to worry, they would not cash it actually they couldn't cash it if it wasn't made out to them...or so they promised. Yup you guessed it they cashed it. 
Wow stuff like that makes me mad. 
I was thinking about it and I realized that is exactly why promises are important...most people expect them to be kept. So when someone breaks a promise it is a big deal. 

I then thought about our slogan: 

We Promise: Caring,Keeping,Trusting. 

The whole mess seemed worth it as I realized that our slogan is more important than anything and the pride we  feel in saying it and living ti  is a really big deal for us at Oak Crest. 
Sometimes it doesn't matter how fancy a website is or a brochure or a sign if the promises being made are not kept. Wow another benefit: I can stop fretting about redoing our website and work on keeping our promises.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Welcome Summer

  • don't complain about the heat

  • don't miss a chance to go outside

  • don't pass a flower without smelling it 

  • don't turn down any invitations for a walk

  • don't stop admiring the sky

  • don't forget your sunglasses 

  • and don't forget to SMILE because summer is finally here !!!!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Benefactors Sandy and Marion Campbell
at the dedication of the Campbell Center

the Oak Crest Keeping Program is a copyrighted 
approach to help those suffering from diseases associated with memory loss is practiced everyday in the Campbell Center. 
Beginning May 1st,2014 Marlene Pokorny will taking the reigns of the Keeping Program. 
Marlene has served for decades as the Alzheimer Support Group Leader and in that capacity is
 certified by the Alzheimer's Assoc.
Marlene will bring a new depth of caring to the Keeping Program with the addition of exciting new experiences such as the tactile sensory stimulation exercises she has planned.
Please come and ask for a tour of the Campbell Center and visit with Marlene to learn more about the Keeping Program.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Keeping the spirit alive

Remembering how nice it is to feel loved....

It is never easy to get through the winter, but this month it has been very challenging. As we persevere the extreme temperatures maybe the way to stay warm is to remember how warm the feeling of a hug can make us. Why not remember to give a hug whenever possible and perhaps that nice feeling will last forever.