National Volunteer Month: Jackie Criswell

April is National Volunteer Month. We are so grateful to all the people who donate their time and help make our community a better place! Today we want to highlight […]

Sending Weekday Songs to People Inside due to COVID

A group of seniors and their caregivers sit for a photo-op inside a care facility. All the seniors are seated in wheel chairs or motorized chairs. All people in the photo are wearing blue face masks.

Song: Young Americans Artist: David Bowie [videojs_video url=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Top-Ten10.mp4″ poster=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Lowe-Top-Ten-10.jpeg”]

Bill’s Personal Journey to get to this Place with CMSS

A man in a blue plaid shirt hold the end of a red ribbon. Beside him, a woman in a striped shirt holds an open pair of oversized scissors and is about to cut the ribbon.

Song: Ohio Artist: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young [videojs_video url=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Top-Ten9.mp4″ poster=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Lowe-Top-Ten-9.jpg”]

Excitement was Shared about Making the World a Better Place for Seniors

A man and woman put up ribbons in the color of the rainbow along an iron wrought fence in celebration of Pride.

Song: You Can Close Your Eyes Artist: James Taylor & Carly Simon [videojs_video url=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Top-Ten8.mp4″ poster=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Lowe-Top-Ten-8.jpg”]

Partnerships to National and Global Expansion

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Song: Love Train Artist: feat. Jason Mraz, Chad Smith, Yo-Yo Ma Turnaround Arts Playing for Change [videojs_video url=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Top-Ten7.mp4″ poster=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Lowe-Top-Ten-7.jpg”]

Bill’s Understanding of Chicago’s Grid

A birds' eye view of Chicago; an endless view of skyscrapers.

Song: Come Down in Time Artist: Elton John [videojs_video url=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Top-Ten6.mp4″ poster=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Lowe-Top-Ten-6.jpg”]

Growing up in Chicago and Walking Home During the Great Snowstorm

A black and white yearbook photo of a young boy in a plaid suit. Below the photo reads the caption: "MAIN SCHOOL 1961-62"

Song: Oh You Pretty Things Artist: David Bowie [videojs_video url=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Top-Ten5.mp4″ poster=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Lowe-Top-Ten-5.jpeg”]

Story of one of the individuals who made an impact on Bill

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Hear a story of one of the individuals who made an impact on Bill. Song: Neil Young Artist: Harvest Moon [videojs_video url=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Top-Ten4.mp4″ poster=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Lowe-Top-Ten-4.jpg”]

Filling the Assisted Living Homes

A group of seniors participating in an exercise class.

Song: For Free Artist: Joni Mitchell [videojs_video url=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Top-Ten3.mp4″ poster=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Lowe-Top-Ten-3.jpg”]

How CMSS got into Affordable Housing

The exterior of Winwood Apartments: A multi-story brick building surrounded by lively green bushes and an iron wrought fence.

Hear how CMSS got into affordable housing. Song: Hot Summer Day Artist: It’s A Beautiful Day [videojs_video url=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Top-Ten2.mp4″ poster=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Lowe-Top-Ten-2.jpg”]

How Bill Got Started in the Long-Term Care Sector

A man with short brown hair, glasses, and wearing a suit smiles and gazes just off from the camera.

Hear how Bill Lowe got started working in the long-term care sector. Song: Rock Me on the Water Artist: Jackson Browne [videojs_video url=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Top-Ten1.mp4″ poster=”https://daoo141reqq4au0gn13ert7e-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Bill-Lowe-Top-Ten-1.jpg”]

CMSS Celebrates Healthcare Foodservice Workers Week

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Join us in celebrating #HealthcareFoodserviceWorkersWeek, October 3-9, 2021 This year’s theme is “Healthcare Foodservice: Teamwork is our Secret Recipe.” This week is set aside annually to honor healthcare food and […]

Covenant Home of Chicago Management Transition

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September 30, 2021 Dear CMSS Community, For the past 13 years, Chicago Methodist Senior Services (CMSS) has had the privilege of managing Covenant Home of Chicago (Covenant Home) for the […]

Reflecting on the last 30 years

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Join us in celebrating #HealthcareEnvironmentalServicesWeek, September 12-18, 2021. This week, we are celebrating National Healthcare Environmental Services Week. Our Environmental Services team works around the clock to make sure CMSS […]

In Celebration of Grandparents Day

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National Grandparents Day honors the love only grandparents can provide. Grandparents and their grandchildren share a special bond.  In celebration of #GrandparentsDay, we would like to recognize one of our […]

Partnership Spotlight: Eversound

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Many of us take what we hear for granted, whether it be the sound of birds chirping in the morning, the church bells ringing on a Sunday, or our favorite […]

Respect Your Elders: Grandmaster Flash

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#RespectYourElders: Joseph Saddler, known by his stage name Grandmaster Flash, is an American DJ and record producer. He’s considered to be one of the founding fathers of hip hop and […]

Respect Your Elders: John Wooden

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#RespectYourElders: The late John Wooden is considered the greatest NCAA basketball coach of all time. He coached the University of California at Los Angeles’ Bruins for 27 years, brought the […]

Partnership Spotlight: Parasol Alliance

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Amidst a challenging year, CMSS’s partnerships with incredible organizations have been instrumental in keeping our communities safe, entertained and communicating. Parasol Alliance, our technology partner, has been foundational in helping […]

Respect Your Elders: King Harald V

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#RespectYourElders: Harald V, 83, is the King of Norway. He is the formal head of the Church of Norway and the Norwegian Armed Forces. Harald V was born in 1937; […]

Respect Your Elders: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

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#RespectYourElders: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 73, is a retired professional basketball player who played 20 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers. Outside of being one of the best basketball […]

Respect Your Elders: Sir Captain Tom Moore

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#RespectYourElders, Sir Captain Tom Moore was a British Army officer in WWII who raised almost £33 million in aid of NHS Charities Together, a group of charities supporting first-responders and […]

The Resilient Tree and the Formidable Community

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Everyone can agree that the holidays were different this year. Old traditions were disrupted and new ones were formed. People processed the changes differently. As for me, I got quite […]