RESIDENT VOLUNTEERING THRIVES AT BETHANY!
Senior citizens account for one of the largest volunteering groups in the United States, and it might be for good reason.
Aside from the altruistic act of helping someone in need, the volunteers themselves experience countless physical and mental benefits. From promoting mobility and fitness, improving mental acuity, to fostering a sense of achievement and purpose, volunteering is a win-win situation for all involved.
Such is the case at Bethany Retirement Community, where many residents take part in a wide variety of volunteering opportunities.
Vivian Phillip, a resident of Bethany since 2001, is a perfect example. In addition to helping run the community's gift shop, she also devotes time to setting up the arts and crafts center for fellow residents to enjoy.
"At one point in my life I asked God for help, and He helped me," explains Vivian. "Now I want to help others...it does my heart good!"
Vivian is one of many individuals who celebrate and share in the spirit of the community! To learn more about retirement living at Bethany, please call (773) 293-5563.
RETIREMENT COMMUNITY WELCOMES NEW ADMINISTRATOR
Bethany Retirement Community, an independent and assisted living community in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood, recently welcomed Jeff Kalkowski as its new administrator.
Born and raised on Chicago's south side, Jeff brings a wealth of experience in the health care industry. Holding a degree in health administration, he began his career as an assistant administrator for a skilled nursing facility. Soon after, Jeff earned his administrator's license and worked as a skilled nursing home administrator for over nine years.
In 2008, Jeff relocated to Las Vegas where he started up a successful home health care agency. Despite the company's rapid expansion, Jeff realized he missed Chicago and decided to return to the city he loved.
"Bethany Retirement Community has such a wonderful, caring atmosphere," remarks Kalkowski. "I look forward to seeing us grow and prosper, and continually improve our service excellence. Coming from Las Vegas, my goal is to make Bethany a premier community!"
Now a resident of Chicago's Uptown community, Jeff remains a proud supporter of the White Sox. He also enjoys health, fitness, biking and running, and can often be seen at area dog parks and beaches with his trusted greyhound, Louie.