Oktoberfest at Oakton Arms! Big thank-you to The K Duo for dropping in and showing us some traditional German dances and music. And big thanks to the cooks who hooked up the sauerkraut, bratwursts, German potato salad and (maybe best of all) German chocolate cake!
Chef Jonathan Kobylewski is focused on changing that for Generations Healthcare Network’s 12 communities, to the point where family members and friends of residents will look forward to joining regularly for meals. Hired in July, Jonathan is the first corporate chef for Generations. “This is not what people thought of skilled nursing 30, 40 years… Read more»
We had an excellent time in Oak Brook at the Presence Executive Cup! Presence Health Foundation played its fundraiser on Monday at Butterfield Country Club, and we went with our colleagues from Generations at Regency.
She leads exercise classes and games, calls Bingo numbers and organizes the Friday-morning breakfast club, but Edit Jarvela knows what gets the crowd rocking the most. “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” Or, on some days, “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad.” Every few days, Edit brings her accordion to Oakton Pavillion and throws down… Read more»
A crowd of seniors who wanted to stay a step ahead of the criminals gathered recently in the conference room of Generations at Oakton Arms to hear safety tips from a police officer. Generations at Oakton Arms, the independent-living community at 1665 Oakton Place in Des Plaines, hosts a variety of speakers and presentations aimed… Read more»
With a mixture of foods meant to reflect the mixture of people at the gathering, Generations at Oakton Pavilion celebrated National Skilled Nursing Care Week on May 16 with a picnic for all of its employees. National Skilled Nursing Care Week is a celebration of nursing homes and — of greater importance — the cooks, receptionists,… Read more»
“Ask Everyone…” When I started to think about our employee of the year nominee, the words that come to mind are passionate, smart, professional, and consistent. I thought about how our employee of the year nominee pays attention to detail, and does all the “little things” right. I was reminded about a quote I… Read more»
Ensuring the health and safety of our residents is something we take very seriously and is top priority here at Generations at Oakton. And if we can have a little fun with the process it makes our jobs that much more enjoyable! Our admissions Director Joclyn Abreu and receptionist Ericka Bustamante were the creative minds… Read more»
Our inaugural Senior Resource Fair was recently held at Oakton Arms. Our residents and guests were greeted by our staff and vendors with bright smiles and vibrant energy for the event. As attendees walked into the event they stopped at the Oakton information table to grab their check-in cards. The check-in cards encouraged everyone to… Read more»
The benefit of exercise throughout life has always made headlines. But is it safe for seniors to exercise? Absolutely! Regular exercise can prevent chronic disease; improve mood and lower chances of injury or illness. Generations at Oakton wants to help seniors’ start a new exercise routine that is exciting as well as beneficial for their… Read more»