In The News

Woman on balcony with sign

Last Monday, the sounds of music and song (and, even a few fancy dance steps, too) filled the air in Carol Stream where approximately 300 senior residents call Colony Park home. Residents participated from their balconies to join in song with Colony Park’s staff. Music can trigger memories and reduce anxiety. During these unprecedented days of shelter

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Wisconsin residents are getting healthy food thanks to partner Hunger Task Force.

Wisconsin residents are getting healthy food thanks to partner Hunger Task Force. In 2019, Mercy Housing Lakefront partnered with Hunger Task Force Milwaukee to provide monthly food donations for residents at several Wisconsin properties through The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). The Johnston Center, Jefferson Court Apartments, and Saxony Manor all benefit from this program.

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Tracey, a native of Milwaukee, has lived at Mercy Housing Lakefront’s St. Catherine Residence since 2010

Cooking and nutrition classes are changing lives like Tracey’s thanks to Resident Services. Tracey, a native of Milwaukee, has lived at Mercy Housing Lakefront’s St. Catherine Residence since 2010. Tracey followed in her mother’s footsteps with a career in the printing industry, which she continues today with a part-time job. Since moving to St. Catherine’s,

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Rita, Volunteer at Mercy Housing Lakefront

Classes were provided at St. Catherine Residence in 2019 through Mercy Housing’s Food Insecurity Program and those graduates have gotten serious about eating right. Rita Larsen, longtime St. Catherine’s volunteer and supporter, has dedicated her career to helping others to improve their health, especially through proper nutrition. She is a Registered Dietitian, with previous experience

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Mercy Housing Lakefront thanks you and all our partners for the ongoing support — it’s made it possible for us to continue our work at this critical time. We’ve been routinely updating you with how we are coping with shelter-in-place and social distancing protocols. Our current work strategy for communities and offices are proving effective.

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Carrie is a resident at Countryside Senior Apartments in Illinois and she turns 100 years old on April 26! Our Goal We hope to get Carrie 100 birthday wishes – via card or social media likes and shares by April 26. With social distancing and shelter in place guidance, we’re finding new ways to celebrate

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staff delivering food to resident

Grocery shopping during a pandemic can be stressful and unsafe for many older adults and disabled people. Thanks to Interfaith Food Pantry, residents at Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Marian Park Apartments received bags filled with nutritious food delivered to their front doors. Interfaith Food Pantry took extra precautions handling the food to protect the health and

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woman in front of food donations

Knowing that the virus would have an impact on our most vulnerable neighbors, our friends at Batavia United Way sprang into action. Batavia United Way coordinated a food and supply drive to provide every family and older adult residing at Mercy Housing Lakefront’s Batavia Apartments with a grocery bag filled with food, hygiene items, cleaning

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Mercy Garden Volunteers

Residents at Mercy Gardens, a Mercy Housing community in San Diego, wanted to create a sense of solace for their neighborhood. A small patch of land with a view just outside their front door had so much potential. They knew, with a little help, they could turn this small patch of mulch into something beautiful

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Career Fair

Thanks to donor and community support, students living at Marian Park participated in the Youth to Career Fair, an educational fair put on in partnership with the greater Wheaton, IL community. This program offered Mercy Housing residents valuable information about discovering meaningful career paths. Our Resident Services staff partnered with our onsite Out-of-School Time program

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