A tradition of caring and continuing innovation

While we continue to plan for the future at Chicago Methodist Senior Services, we’re also proud of our rich history.

Our roots can be traced all the way back to 1896, when Mrs. E.E. Hartwell rented a six-room flat in Chicago to provide housing for elderly women in need. This desire to help led to the creation of what is known today as Chicago Methodist Senior Services.

Over the years, we’ve expanded our community and residential services on Chicago’s north side in response to the changing needs of the population we serve. Take a look at the timeline below to see our evolution:

1896

Mrs. E.E. Hartwell establishes what was then called “a home for the elderly”

1898 

The Methodist Home is established

1899

The Methodist Homes moves to Edgewater

1928

Home of Mercy is rebuilt as Covenant Home of Chicago

1951

Miller Hall is added to The Methodist Home

1974

A new Bush Hall at 1415 W. Foster is dedicated featuring a medical center and skilled nursing wing

1990

Winwood Apartments opens, providing affordable housing to older adults

1997

Methodist Senior Home Care is established

1997

White Crane Wellness Center opens on CMSS’s campus

2000

Hartwell Place is established

2005

United Methodist Healthcare Recruitment, specializing in staffing and placement for aging services providers, is established

2006

CMSS begins managing Covenant Home of Chicago, a Covenant Retirement Community located at 2720 West Foster Avenue

2010

CMSS Computer Services is established

2010

Covenant Home of Chicago becomes a Supportive Living Facility

2012 

The Methodist Home changes its name to Wesley Place

2015

CMSS aligns its Home Care services with Evanston based nonprofit, Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI)

2016

Wesley Place adds a Cardiac Rehabilitation program to its therapy services

2016

Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services changes its name to Chicago Methodist Senior Services