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A familiar, friendly face of Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home (OLA) is none other than resident, Joseph Rice. Like several residents at OLA, Joe originally decided that OLA would be a wonderful fit for him based on close connections with the Joliet Franciscan Sisters. “My godson’s wife is the niece of Sister Mary Ann Clark,” Joe states. “I really liked the people and overall environment of OLA as well.”
Joe keeps his days busy with socialization, OLA activities and Mass. “I enjoy reading at Mass,” Joe says with a smile. “OLA also has entertaining outdoor concerts along with some fun weekly activities such as bingo, bunko and sing along with Margaret Benoit.” OLA posts activity calendars on all resident information boards throughout the building and internet-savvy seniors can view the calendar on OLA’s website as well.
During his time at OLA, the staff and residents have made an impact on Joe as has he, them. “We root each other on in bunko,” Joe says with a hearty laugh. “It’s really a fun time. I also appreciate that the nurses, activity aides and even fellow residents go out of their way to help me or have a conversation. Terry in activities always gets me my special chair or offers to grab the newspaper for me. There are always friends to chat with at meals or events.”
“OLA is a special place,” Joe continues. “I’m definitely happy to be here.” Continue your story with Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home. Enhance your quality of living and enjoy a resident-centered, retirement home community providing high-quality care and rehabilitation services for seniors. A welcoming community awaits perspective seniors and their families. Call and schedule a tour today. To speak directly with OLA’s Admissions Coordinator, call 815-725-6631 ext. 4113.
OLA’s November Activity Calendar is here!
We are so thankful for our residents, their families and our OLA community! Look for fun with a seasonal twist this month such as holiday crafting, What’s Cookin’ and more. On Thursday, Nov. 8th, grab your detective hats for a Sherlock Holmes Outing at USF. Seniors who enjoy theatre have an opportunity to go to a JJC Theatre Outing on Sunday the 18th. Don’t forget to take out your Christmas boxes on Friday the 23rd to join us in Decorating for Christmas!
Wednesday, Nov. 21st – Resident Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade (10a.m.) followed by a Thanksgiving Social & Music with Sr. Odelia (2p.m.)
Thursday, Nov. 22nd – Thanksgiving Meal (11a.m.)
Click Here to view all November activities.