Oak Park Arms celebrated 45 years of senior housing and innovation. At one point, Oak Park Arms became the training ground for senior living managers from more than a dozen communities across the country. Innovation and improvement are a constant.
Senior citizens danced the night away at the 41st Seniors’ Senior Prom on Friday, June 16, at the Oak Park Arms. The prom was an annual tradition for 40 years before being cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. A highlight of the event was the crowning of the 2023 king and queen – Don Sundstrom and Marge Schwarz.
Noteworthy, the award-winning show choir from Oak Park River Forest High School, performed for seniors and the community at the Oak Park Arms. “We used to have Noteworthy concerts often, so having them back after a couple years was very special for the seniors. Intergenerational programs are so much fun for everyone involved.”
Kianna Gill, 14, and Emory Reichmann-Crowley, 13, both cadettes of Girl Scout Troop 41525, planned and executed a multi-step project, the creation of a pretty wooden bench, for the residents of the Oak Park Arms retirement community, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. They bought a metal frame and lumber, cut the wood and assembled the …