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We’re All In This Together,
Even When Apart
By: Pathway to Living® Director of Wellness Kelly Fischer, BSN, CHPN
Like most of you, residents in Pathway to Living communities are sheltering in place. We are closely following CDC guidelines and referring to local, state and federal protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and rely on the guidance from scientists and health professionals as our world heals.

While we remain focused on social distancing and proper hygiene practices, team members, residents and families are also finding ways to go through this experience together, even when apart.

Visitation is on hold, but residents and family are staying connected through virtual visits and even window visits, where loved ones can actually see each other from a safe distance.

Restaurant and family-style dining is on hold, but residents enjoy three fresh, healthy and delicious meals delivered daily to their doors. What’s more, team members cruise the hallways with snack and ice cream carts in between meals with tasty pick-me-up treats.

Group programming is on hold, but residents are rediscovering time to pursue passions like painting, scrapbooking and sewing with the support of team members, who deliver whatever supplies are needed for in-home projects.

Interactive programs like hallway happy hours, mobile dance parties and sing-alongs encourage residents to stay in touch and have fun with neighbors from a safe distance. Residents are accessing musical performances, museum tours and continue to experience lifelong learning content online from their personal devices or ones borrowed from the community.

Our residents tell us that they are experiencing less stress and loneliness, because they are living under one roof in a community of support and feel a true sense of being in this together. Our frontline caregivers are available to meet their physical and emotional needs, while families continue to find creative ways to connect and stay in touch.

The dedication of Pathway’s frontline team is being recognized by others with kind words of appreciation and thank-you letters, which lift the team’s spirits. People are invited to share their feedback and experiences on Pathway’s “Resident Experience Hotline” at 888-959-3745. You can leave a message anytime, and a Pathway team member will respond to you within six hours.

While the world navigates uncertain times, Pathway’s mission remains the same. We believe that a vibrant, meaningful and purpose-filled life is achievable at any age. Thank you for supporting us in this mission.

PS – We’re proud to share day-to-day photos of our real-life hero team members and residents, but want to point out that many photos were taken before the mandate to wear masks, which, rest assured, team members are currently following at all times.
Virtual Visits

The VIVA! Life Coordinator at each community is ready to help set up virtual visits between family members and residents. You can get a head start by downloading Zoom or Google Duo , and then call to schedule a visit.

Health Check

Hello and how are you feeling today? Pathway's dedicated essential workers start each shift with a temperature check and health screening questionnaire and then have a second temperature check during their shift.

A Sunny Note from Tracy Butler!

ABC’s meteorologist and friend of Aspired Living of Westmont, Tracy Butler, sent residents and team members this uplifting message. Plus, Tracy is sending puzzles!
Creating Joyful Moments

While respecting social distancing, Aspired Living of Prospect Heights team members, residents and families are finding creative ways to stay connected.
“Ice cream, ice cream. Who wants ice cream?”
Aspired team members call out in friendly voices while pushing an ice-cream cart down the hallway to bring residents tasty treats.

“Hallway Bingo” one of many interactive programs that have residents socializing with neighbors from their doorways.

"Walk-up Window"
Aspired resident Bill’s son, Tom, and daughter-in-law, Therese, paid him a surprise and uplifting window visit.
What's Your Favorite Subject?

To inspire the e-learners at home, Aspired Living of Westmont residents shared some of their favorite elementary school subjects and how they influenced their lives. Spoiler alert: nobody picked math!

Aspired Living of La Grange UPDATE

The new independent, assisted living and memory support community is tentatively scheduled to welcome its first residents in mid-May, when spring flowers bloom!

The Grand Opening is scheduled
for July 16!
Change the Way You Look at Senior Living

Aspired Living of La Grange is purposefully designed with a host of amenities to provide our residents with the lifestyle they deserve.

  • Prairie Grass Bistro
  • The Sycamore Restaurant
  • Outdoor Terrace Dining
  • VIVA! Life Room with Demonstration Kitchen
  • Be Well Fitness Center
  • Santosa Salon and Spa
  • Oakwood Library and Technology Center
  • Twin Lakes Movie Theatre
  • Outdoor Courtyards with Walking Paths, Gazebo and Gardens
  • Private Massage Suite
You Brightened Our Day!

A huge “THANK YOU” to friends and family who sent lovely homemade cards and letters to Aspired Living of Prospect Heights residents and staff. Please keep writing!

Now Hiring

Join the heroes who work at Pathway to Living and use your talents to make a positive impact on the lives of older adults.

Temporary and permanent positions are available.

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30 South Wacker Drive, Suite 1300
Chicago, IL  60606
Phone: 1-888-342-4111