Movies have the power to move us, and perhaps inspire something new to think about with our lives. We have curated a list of great films that older adults may enjoy. From drama to comedy and almost everything in between, we may just have something for you.
Bringing Art to Life Learn About Our Art-Based Memory Program In 2016, CMSS has partnered with Bringing Art to Life, a program founded by Dr. Daniel C Potts in Alabama […]
Many of us have a personal experience with cancer, whether we’re living with it or have seen a friend or loved one experience it. We know it can bring fear, […]
Chicago Methodist Senior Services prides itself on the opportunities we provide for staff and residents to experience the joy of music together. From having CoCo’s Songs for Seniors rent a […]
Building and growing communities is an important part of the work CMSS and its partners do. Fostering relationships, giving people a sense of belonging and helping others is at the […]
The changing of the seasons always brings its fair share of excitement. The transition from summer to fall is accompanied by a drop in temperature, beautifully colored trees and activities […]
With the holiday season upon us, we’re thinking more than ever at Chicago Methodist Senior Services about how grateful we are to be part of a caring and collaborative community. […]
Have you ever gotten the chance to listen to a famous musician from a few feet away? Residents of Chicago Methodist Senior Services’ Wesley Place recently got to experience one-on-one […]
There are few cities that compare to summertime in Chicago. With a beautiful lakefront, an exciting downtown scene and dozens of charming neighborhoods, it’s a great place to consider when […]
Are you searching for an assisted living community for yourself or a loved one? As you compare assisted living options, you’ll soon realize how different each can be. To make […]
Have you ever found comfort in painting a picture, creating pottery or even discussing an artist’s work you enjoy? Art therapy is a creative form of therapy for older adults […]
There’s nothing quite like discovering a book you just can’t put down. A well-written memoir can draw you into the author’s experiences, and give you a sense of what it […]
Annually, friends of Chicago Methodist Senior Services gather together in the spring to support our work with older adults. This year has been a time of great change in how […]
Every March, Women’s History month gives us a chance to step back and appreciate the amazing women in our lives. Chicago has been home to many historically important women — […]
February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate and learn about the history of African-Americans locally and nationally. Chicago has been the site of many significant events in African-American […]
Did you make any New Year’s resolutions for 2017? It seems like every year, people set goals at the beginning of the year, only to put them aside just a […]
We may be a little biased, but we feel Andersonville is one of Chicago’s most vibrant neighborhoods. From its wide variety of restaurants and endless opportunities for window shopping, there’s […]
On February 17, 2016, Random Acts of Flowers, a nonprofit organization which delivers bouquets to individuals in healthcare facilities throughout Chicago, stopped by Wesley Place to celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day. […]
In addition to the games and craft projects we’ve been discussing, there are many other activities that you can enjoy with your older loved ones. Whether your loved one is dealing with dementia or a physical illness, many of these activities can be adapted to fit their needs and abilities.
Arts and crafts can be more than just a fun recreational activity for seniors: as The Assisted Living Federation of America and the American Art Therapy Association explain, art therapy allows older adults to work through their psychological issues more readily than traditional talk therapy.
If you’ve ever wanted to track your family history, you’ve likely been overwhelmed by the number of resources available to you. A quick Google search presents an overwhelming number of […]
Are you looking for ways to enjoy the summer with your grandparent, parent or other older adult in your life? Here are 10 things to do this summer that you’ll both love.
Traveling with your loved ones is one of the most special ways to spend time together. Certain aspects of traveling with older adults, including flying, can present unique challenges in […]
I finally made my way up to the Chicago Botanic Garden, and I must say it was more than phenomenal – it was closer to miraculous!