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 thinking about senior living options. In Andersonville, senior living residents can enjoy a variety of summer activities, from the farmers market to music and art events.

Weekly farmers market

Chicago Methodist Senior Services team members, residents and family members enjoy visiting the Andersonville Farmers Market on Wednesdays between 3 and 8 p.m. Two of CMSS’ senior living communities, Hartwell Place and Wesley Place, are within walking distance of the market, which features local vendors with products like fresh-cut flowers, locally grown produce, meats, cheeses, breads and other baked goods.

Visiting the farmers market is a great way to enjoy the weather, socialize and support local businesses.

Senior Walking around the Andersonville Farmer's Market

Cultural events

Andersonville is home to people from a variety of backgrounds. The neighborhood has ties to many cultural roots and takes pride in its LGBTQ population. No matter your background or interests, Andersonville has something for you.

Residents of CMSS senior living communities often take outings to local cultural events in the area, like the Taste of Andersonville. Because of Andersonville’s close proximity to public transportation, residents can also visit cultural events and exhibits across Chicago, like the Museum of Contemporary Art or the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Local entertainment near senior living

Andersonville also offers a vibrant art and music scene, and close proximity to a variety entertainment venues. Several CMSS residents and team members recently enjoyed a Blue Man Group performance in Lakeview, a few miles away. There are also all kinds of performances and exhibits happening within blocks of CMSS’ senior living communities throughout the summer. For example, in early September, people from all over the city enjoy Andersonville Arts Week, which showcases a variety of artists and art forms, including dance, culinary, literary and visual.

Arts and Entertainment for Seniors in Andersonville, Chicago

Of course, it helps to live at a place where you can also enjoy art and music programs regularly from the comfort of your own home. At CMSS, residents enjoy a variety of artistic programs — from the creative storytelling TimeSlips program, to lifelong learning events like the Great Time Travel Adventure.

Are you curious what senior living in Andersonville is like in the summer? Book a tour at one of CMSS’ communities today, and plan a day in the neighborhood after your visit.

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