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Greencastle of Garfield 1

Greencastle of Garfield I consists of 60 apartments and is located in West Chicago, approximately 15-minutes from the downtown district.

The community is across the street from Garfield Park, a large community park with community events, ponds and walking paths. Local grocery, pharmacy, restaurants, and retail stores are in walking distance. Medical care facilities and public transportation options are nearby as well.

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Theresa

"It's a good place, and a very good for elderly people who are able to take care of themselves. Elderly people need a community life.”

Xaun’s Story

Xaun, also known to many as Theresa, is a retired nurse from China. She came to America with her two children in 1990 so they could receive a proper education. She lived with her children for almost five years, and then found an independent home at Peace Memorial Manor. She was attracted to the community because it was close to her children yet had a thriving community of its own. She immediately found peace and comfort in her daily living.

A few years ago, Theresa wrote a book about her life as a Christian in China. She was inspired by other books about communist China she read. Those books discussed the suffering of many people in different ways, but did not address the persecution of Christians, specifically Catholics, in China. She wanted to reveal stories, so people could understand the issues. Her independency and encouragement from other residents in her community enabled her to persevere through the authoring process – a process that was linked to incredibly painful memories.

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Employment Opportunities
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Volunteer Opportunities
Yoga Instructors

Certified yoga instructors are needed to lead residents in weekly classes. Yoga instructors can volunteer services or provide service to a group for a nominal rate.

Welcome Baskets (Project)

Volunteer groups (i.e. schools, church groups, civic organizations) can create welcome baskets for new residents throughout the year. (Some communities are able to provide a nominal budget for the project, if needed.)

Singing Group Leaders

Lead residents in singing group. Groups meet weekly, and leaders are asked to direct over a series of meetings.

Resident Day Sponsors

Every year, each community celebrates residents. Residents are provided special services and take-home items, such as t-shirts. Community groups (i.e. schools, church groups, civic organizations) can sponsor this event at their local community.

Pet Therapy Services

Certified pet therapists are needed to visit residents. Therapists are needed weekly and monthly.

Nail Technician

Qualified nail technicians are needed to service residents requesting manicures and pedicures. Technicians can volunteer services or provide services for nominal rates.

Movie Night Sponsors

Community groups (i.e. schools, church groups, civic organizations) can sponsor movie nights at their local community.

Massage Therapist

Licensed massage therapists are needed to service residents requesting massage and other applicable therapeutic services. Therapists can volunteer services or provide services for nominal rates.

Interior Designer Services

Do you have experience or interest in interior design? We’re always looking for individuals to help beautify our communities. We often have opportunities to help residents in their home as well.

Gardening Helpers

Greenthumb volunteers are needed to help beautify community exteriors from May – August each year. Individuals and groups (i.e. schools, church groups, civic organizations) are welcome.

Exercise and Dance Group Leaders

Organize and lead residents in various exercise and dance classes. Select from a variety of classes to lead or recommend your own.

Community Meal Sponsors

Community groups (i.e. schools, church groups, civic organizations) can sponsor and/or cook a community meal for residents throughout the year. Meals can be homemade recipes made from scratch or ordered (i.e. pizza, sandwiches, etc.)

Community Christmas Gifts (small)

Volunteer groups (i.e. schools, church groups, civic organizations) can shop for small gifts during Christmas and deliver to new residents. (Some communities are able to provide a nominal budget for the project, if needed.)

Book Club Organizer

Book clubs are very popular among our community residents. Volunteers are needed to organize and teach meetings monthly.

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Partnership Opportunities

Greencastle of Greenfield Iis frequently in need of local community partners that can provide services, including: exercise / fitness instruction, nutrition education, therapy services, food assistance, beauty services, healthcare services, religious studies / teaching, art and music instruction and more.

To learn more, please contact us.

Greencastle of Garfield I
3811 West Washington Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60624
(773) 722-3000

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