Living Your Best (Senior) Life!
Seniors in 2022 are thriving. They are more social, more tech savvy, and far hipper and trendier than I can ever aspire to be. If you are a senior and want to live life to the fullest in the Midwest, you are in the right community. Oak Park River Forest has it all.
Let's start with a place to live. You have options for every scenario and price range. The Oak Park Arms offers independent living and assisted care. The Altenheim in Forest Park has a long history in our community. We are so fortunate to also have Brookdale Oak Park, Belmont Village and Bethesda Rehab & Senior Care in our own backyard. The Sheridan in River Forest and American House-Oak Park have multiple apartment style options with full social calendars to fill your day. Both offer in-house amenities beyond your expectations. The highest quality memory care services are available in several residences as well.
If you are new to the area and want to meet some new friends, try Celebrating Seniors or the Senior Citizens Center of Oak Park River Forest. Tell Pat Koko the Chamber sent you! Pat may rope you into volunteering with the Friends of the Oak Park Public Library. You'll be glad you did! History buffs will want to get involved in the Frank Lloyd Wright Home & Trust and the The Pleasant Home Foundation has an incredible silent film series. Nature lovers - the Oak Park Conservatory is for you. If your grandchildren live too far away, volunteer at the Hephzibah Home. The giggles and hugs and stories will warm your heart.
Regular socialization is imperative to maintaining strong mental faculties. On days you need an extra boost, the Oak Park area has you covered. The Chamber has a long list of mental health providers to keep you in tip-top shape to take on the world. Physical health is critical as well so join a Chamber fitness studio. FFC-Oak Park offers aqua-robics, and Pilates. Hit-It Fitness will show you how to relieve some stress. Yoga6 has a hot yoga studio. Or go for an old fashioned walk around Oak Park or River Forest and enjoy the architecture, the trees and flowers and one of our numerous parks.
You may be retired, but you're not slowing down anytime soon. Living in Oak Park River Forest means you'll never be bored or lonely. We will gladly keep your calendar full all year round. Check out our upcoming Wellness Wednesday newsletter for more tips on how to be a sensational senior in the Oak Park River Forest area!