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PressThe BUZZ around town about the Oak Park Arms.
Wednesday Journal - October 8, 2019
Ron Porter, 77, walked into the Kindness Creators Intergenerational Daycare, located inside of Oak Park Arms independent and assisted living retirement facility, 408 S. Oak Park Ave. in Oak Park, bearing gifts
Chicago Tribune / Oak Leaves - September 6, 2019
A new preschool in Oak Park is bridging the gap between some of the village’s youngest and oldest residents. Kindness Creators recently held its first day of classes for preschoolers age three to five, with its students gathering daily inside the Oak Park Arms retirement community
Wednesday Journal - March 31, 2017
Emil worked at the Palmer House ("the world's biggest barber shop, 100 chairs") before he moved into a shop in the Oak Park Arms.
Oak Leaves - Feb. 9, 2015
The women behind the garden therapy group at the Oak Park Arms retirement community see firsthand the power of flowers.
Oak Leaves – Aug. 12, 2014
An art exhibit on display beginning Aug. 17 at the Oak Park Arms will feature the work of a local artist created while in Italy for a residency program.
Oak Leaves – June. 15, 2014
Marcia and Martin Gutke met nearly 10 years ago, at a dance similar to the Seniors’ Senior Prom at the Oak Park Arms retirement community. As they swayed back and forth June 6 to Etta James’ “At Last,” the couple whispered to each other and smiled, Martin twirling Marcia now and then.
Wednesday Journal - Jan. 14, 2014
The young actors of BRAVO, the theater program at Brooks Middle School, can now travel to a weekend competition with confidence after performing numbers from Annie Junior and Legally Blonde Junior before a crowd of parents and senior citizens at the Oak Park Arms Retirement Community.
Oak Leaves - Dec. 29, 2013
Howard R. McClain and Frank Schaben are both residents of the Oak Park Arms, a senior and assisted living facility, and have taken up art as a hobby since their wives died.
News ReleasesBelow are some press releases about the great things happening at the Oak Park Arms:
February 11, 2020
More than 130 seniors and members of the Oak Park community attended the Valentine's Dance. Seniors and kids were together having a great time taping their shoes and dancing on the ballroom floor.
February 10, 2017
Two Oak Park area Girl Scouts designed and built a wooden bench from scratch for the residents of the Oak Park Arms.
July 21, 2015
In June, 16 residents of the Oak Park Arms gathered for the first meeting of a new program titled Philosophers' Roundtable. The roundtable's point is to encourage independent thinking and to share thoughts with others.
Nov. 7, 2014
Originally located at Scoville Park, the Veterans Day commemoration has been moved to the Oak Park Arms' Ballroom. All veterans, their families and village residents are invited to attend the Veterans Day Commemoration.
April 30, 2014
The Oak Park Arms is hosting a variety of unique events and activities in honor of the annual "Celebrating Seniors Week" in Oak Park, all free and open to the public.
Oct. 22, 2013
Graduate students from Dominican University in River Forest begin internship in the marketing and leasing department, and Adult Day Care program.
Jan. 8, 2013
As the new Outreach Coordinator of the Adult Day Care Program, Koko will ensure the community is aware of the new life enrichment program and how it benefits seniors.
Oct. 9, 2012
A Transitional Care Program has been developed for people being discharged from the hospital but who need more care before returning home.
May 4, 2012
A multi-day event extravaganza has been planned for the public, residents, families and friends to celebrate 90 years in Oak Park.
Sept. 19, 2011
Angela Neal, a senior at Dominican University in River Forest, became an Oak Park Arms resident, so she is – quite literally - living her internship.
Sept. 18, 2008
Calling the thousands of brides and grooms who held wedding receptions at the Oak Park Arms Hotel!