Marion Bell, a WWII veteran and resident at Park Place of Elmhurst, parachuted into Normandy 72 years ago. On June 6, 2016, he shared his story and memories with fellow residents and local students. Marion’s story was covered by WGN as part of their segment about the anniversary of D-Day. View segment below.
Tomorrow is a historic day for Honor Flight Chicago. It will be their 70th flight since they started taking veterans to Washington D.C. in 2008. But this year for the very first time, they’re not only taking World War II veterans, they’re also welcoming those from the Korean War. Our very own Park Place resident, […]
Mike Harrington never knew one of his wife’s neighbors in the memory care unit at Park Place of Elmhurst had sailed around the world in a small sail boat. He knows now, thanks to the new mural painted on the unit’s wall that honors its 20 residents with a photo and interesting tidbits about their […]
Park Place of Elmhurst partners with Timothy Christian schools in many unique ways, including a series of five classes hosted at Park Place during Timothy Christian’s recent ReNEW interim term between semesters. Residents interact and often teach students in classes such as “Beyond Texting: The Art of Conversation”, “Remembering World War II” and “Lifelong Fitness […]
Park Place presented The Presidents & Their First Ladies, The Eisenhower’s yesterday. It was a wonderful theatrical performance by William and Sue Wills reenacting the life of Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower.
Happy Birthday to all our June Birthday Residents! A Birthday luncheon was attended today by 40 of our June Birthday Residents complete with a birthday cake from Chef Mike.
Elmhurst Mayor Steve Morley paid a visit to Park Place today. Park Place presented him an award for his outstanding work with Seniors.
The Timothy Christian baseball team welcomed a special guest at its recent home opener against long-time rival Illiana Christian. Park Place Resident Jack Cashman threw out the ceremonial first pitch at the game. Timothy Christian and Park Place, a retirement community located near the Timothy campus, have an intergenerational program in place. Read more…
Last week Park Place hosted the Gallery Opening for Art Around the Corner, featuring work by Timothy Christian High School Art Students. Student artists and their teacher mingled with Park Place residents and resident artists at the Opening celebration. The exhibit will be on display through mid-May. […]
When Walter Martin moved into Park Place of Elmhurst, he didn’t realize that his life experience as an artist, a curator, and Dean of the Art Department at Concordia University would be called upon. But at a unique pre-Labor Day event, more than 50 people expressed appreciation for Walter’s expertise at an opening reception for […]