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With over 2,500 residents, 30 communities and 140 employees, Embrace Living Communities is built on stories. Each day, people at our organization inspire one another, share ideas, lend a helping hand, and even advocate for the needs of others.

Read the stories unfolding at Embrace Living Communities today:

Resident-Run Arts Programs Are Bolstered by Grant Funding
Resident from 1950s reconnects with Embrace Living
How Embrace Living Partners with UCC Churches
Jennifer Truppa, director of social services and quality assurance, receiving DuPage award. Embrace Living Receives $10,000 Grant to Increase Technology Education at DuPage Communities
Support the Move to Better Living
LIHTC and Relocating Residents During Redevelopment
Meet Gary Adams, Director of Operations
Embracing Generations Partners with Latin School of Chicago
Resident Satisfaction Survey Tips for Affordable Housing Providers
Why Senior Affordable Housing Matters
How Affordable Housing Helps the Economy
What We Learned at the Illinois Affordable Housing Forum
How We’re Addressing Senior Health Through Affordable Housing
Looking Toward a Year of Growth
Health & Wellness Stories: Lilly
Making the Holidays Merrier for Our Residents
Health & Wellness Stories: Terry
Health & Wellness Stories: Laurie
Embrace Living Communities Named #6 Best Workplace for Aging Services by Fortune Magazine
Our Programming Is Improving Senior Mental Wellness
Continuing Our LeadingAge Commitments
How We’re Advocating for Fair Housing
CEO Reflection on LeadingAge Lessons
LeadingAge Invests in ELC Community Managers
Seniors walking outside an ELC property. Congregational Church of Deerfield Supports Embrace Living’s “Let’s Get Moving Together” Initiative
Embrace Living Recognized as a Best Workplace for Aging Services
Embrace Living Resident Remembers a Lifetime through Music
Embrace Living Receives More than $120,000 worth of PPE Donation from Amazon
Embrace Living Communities Named a 2021 Great Place to Work
Embrace Living Communities is Committed to Being a Good Neighbor
Embrace Living Vaccinates Over 1,900 Staff, Residents and Caregivers at Community Clinics
Embrace Living is a proud property management partner of the Chinese American Service League in Chicago
First Congregational UCC Reflects on a 28-year Partnership with Embrace Living Communities
Kathy Pedigo leaves behind a legacy of care to pursue lifelong dream
Embrace Living Communities launches new property services to support other affordable housing providers
Steps to successfully manage property redevelopment while maintaining quality resident experiences
Special ways we’re supporting seniors’ social needs in a new normal
Affordable senior housing advocacy to bring solutions to a growing issue
A labor of love builds a career of memories
Key partnerships ensure continued safety and wellbeing of senior residents
Making the Season Bright for All
Team, Leadership and Support — A Path to a Successful 2021
Leadership expands and strengthens at Embrace Living
Embrace Living looking greener with energy efficiencies
Ensuring mental health in a time of crisis
Embrace Living Communities Launches $225,000 Fund for Resident Health & Wellness Programs
The essence of Embrace Living Communities all in one place
Embracing a new approach during a pandemic
A Message from Our CEO: Embracing our mission, strengthening our future.
Q & A with Yvette Pleimling, Social Service Coordinator at Greencastle of Elmhurst
Meet the Greencastle of Bayonet Point Team
Preview How Embrace Living Communities Keeps Seniors Feeling Right At Home
Meet Barbara Stevenson, Social Service Coordinator at Bethel Greencastle North & South
How Embrace Living Communities’ Partnership with Clay Johnson Turns Affordable Housing into Homes
3 Reasons Seniors Should Visit the Library
Q & A with Aimee Clark, Social Service Coordinator at Greencastle of Bayonet Point
5 Job-Seeking Tips for Seniors 
National Wellness Month: How Our Communities Practice Wellness
3 More Activities That Promote Intergenerational Bonds (Inspired By Our Communities)
Q & A with Social Service Coordinator of Greencastle of Barrington, Susan Hulet
Great Hobbies for Older Adults 
Q & A with Manager of Greencastle of Englewood and Orchard Place of Englewood
The Best Part of Being A Father: Bill’s Story
How Seniors Can Prepare for Summer Outings
How Crystal Home Health & Embrace Living Communities Are Prioritizing Senior Health
Q & A with Kenyae Hooker, Manager at North Orchard Place
How to Stay Fit In A Senior Living Community
Older Americans Month: 14 Messages of Wisdom from Our Residents (pt. 2)
4 Simple Home Maintenance Tips for Seniors
Older Americans Month: 14 Messages of Wisdom from Our Residents
How Aging Mothers Can Enjoy Mother’s Day Despite Life Changes
Q & A with Brian Rudny, Lead Maintenance Technician at Greencastle of Bienterra
Embracing Life Together: The Merrymans
3 Festive Easter Crafts for Seniors (Inspired By Our Residents)
8 Causes for Aging Adults to Get Involved In (Inspired by our Communities)
How to Make a Kite Craft in 6 Steps (Inspired by Our Communities)
Q & A with Margie Michalewski, Manager at Greencastle of Barrington
Spring Cleaning: How Seniors Can Downsize and Declutter
How Embrace Living Communities Support Others
Housing and Health: How Embrace Living Communities and Advocate Aurora are teaming up to Tackle the Two Biggest Threats to the Aging Population
Q & A with Director of Housing Operations Greg Watson
7 Benefits of Therapy Dog Visits
How Seniors Can Protect Themselves
How the Community Helped Our CASL Residents Celebrate Chinese New Year
Six Community Partners That Help Enrich Our Communities
Q & A with Social Service Coordinator, Monica Grasse
How Older Adults Can Prepare for Winter Outings (As Inspired By Our Communities)
Simple Resolutions for Older Adults to Pursue
Our Favorite Moments from 2018
A Festive Holiday Q & A with Rose Malcolm, Manager at Peace Memorial Manor
Positive Ways to Uplift Others During the Holiday Season
Fun, Festive Holiday Activities to Enjoy (Inspired by Our Communities)
3 Fullfilling Ways to Connect with Younger Generations (As Inspired By Our Communities)
Books That May Inspire You to Embrace Life
How Honey, a committed therapy dog, helps residents and others in Rockford
National Author’s Day: Q & A with Theresa, an Embrace Living Resident
3 Ways to Give Back This Season (Inspired By Our Communities)
Election Resources for Seniors
5 Easy Ways to Decorate Small Spaces for Halloween
5 Senior-Friendly Activities to Enjoy This Fall
Q & A: Meet Ed Havlovic
5 Fantastic Holiday & Seasonal Card Ideas Inspired By a Community Resident
Ways to Participate in Active Aging Week (Including Some Inspiration From Our Communities)
5 Garden Features at Embrace Living Communities You Can Use for Your Garden