A  Publication of Pathway to Living
 August 2018

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Oak Hill residents happily put on their hairnets before they packed boxes of
food for Feed My Starving Children. This is just one of many ways residents volunteer their time and talents to help others. 

Beginning and experienced artists enjoy opportunities for creative self-expression and regular and ongoing instruction with various art forms. Victory Centre of River Oaks artist, Irene, proudly shows off her beautiful waterfall painting.  

Homegrown Goodness
Cherry tomatoes picked ripe from the vine by Victory Centre of Park Forest gardeners in their backyard Victory Garden go straight to the kitchen for meal prep--minus a few that get eaten along the way! 

Some call it "horticulture therapy," and others say it's the environmentally-friendly thing to do, but Victory gardeners say raising killer tomatoes and growing and eating their own herbs and veggies is just 
good, old, productive fun! 


The Camp VIVA! summertime "extreme" wellness program is a favorite among Pathway to Living residents and team members alike, who enjoy the break from routine and spending time in the great outdoors. Happy campers fish, swim, boat, story-tell, hike, craft and cook in the fresh air.    

Supersized Drum Circle 

Drumming in unison, about 50 residents from Pathway to Living communities throughout Chicagoland rocked Aspired Living of Westmont, where they gathered for a supersized drumming circle. Percussionist and storyteller Helen Bond laid down a beat and musicians followed, thumping their drums, sticks and shakers. In addition to heart-pounding fun, drumming and rhythm circles offer a host of health and wellness benefits. 


Researchers have been tracking people's levels of happiness and life satisfaction for years. Surprisingly, their findings show that life's later years are among the happiest years. 

The relationship between age and happiness makes the shape of a U-curve. Happiness tends to drop off after age 18, hit its lowest point during the middle-age years in the 40s and rises again from the early 50s through the 60s and 70s and even beyond.

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