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=”″ poster=””]

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=”″ poster=””]

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=”″ poster=””]

Partnerships to National and Global Expansion

A man and woman sitting at a meeting room table. Both are smiling as the woman signs a document.

Song: Love Train Artist: feat. Jason Mraz, Chad Smith, Yo-Yo Ma Turnaround Arts Playing for Change [videojs_video url=”″ poster=””]

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=”″ poster=””]

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=”″ poster=””]

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

Two Caucasian men with short gray hair and glasses and wearing similar button up shirts and blazers. The blazer of the man on the left is gray and the blazer of the man on the right is black.

Hear a story of one of the individuals who made an impact on Bill. Song: Neil Young Artist: Harvest Moon [videojs_video url=”″ poster=””]

Filling the Assisted Living Homes

A group of seniors participating in an exercise class.

Song: For Free Artist: Joni Mitchell [videojs_video url=”″ poster=””]

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=”″ poster=””]

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=”″ poster=””]

The Resilient Tree and the Formidable Community

A small pine tree stands in the center of a snow-covered backyard

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 […]

Using Music to Heal During COVID-19

A closeup of a record player needle dropping onto a spinning record

Here in Illinois, we’re fast approaching a month since Gov. J.B. Pritzker ordered us to shelter-in-place. The order forced us to rethink our day-to-day lives and reevaluate our priorities from […]

CMSS Welcomes a New Year and Decade of Care

Two women sit at a table, working together on a coloring project inside an arts and crafts room.

By Bill Lowe, CEO and President of Chicago Methodist Senior Services Each year at Chicago Methodist Senior Services, we experience exciting changes, complex challenges, and remarkable opportunities. They compel our […]