Four-year Covenant Living of Northbrook resident Gayle Bradley Johnson (pictured with her dog) has penned this wonderful testimonial on life at our community. A painter in acrylics and pastels, Gayle is a member of Northbrook’s plein air painting class, and you can find her paintings and the class below. Read her testimonial:
“Four years ago I moved from the north woods of Wisconsin to Covenant Living of Northbrook. There were several important reasons for making this move. I was lonely. My husband had passed away five years earlier which left me living alone for the first time in my life. I had sole responsibility for the care of a three bedroom house, inside and out. I lived in a rural area where neighbors were not close by. Also, the long winters, with snow and ice from October until May, were dreary and harsh. I did not feel completely safe up north. I needed to be around more people.
Now I have a two-bedroom apartment and am surrounded by many lovely and friendly people. I was allowed to bring my dog who keeps me company and gets lots of attention at Covenant Living. I use my second bedroom as my art studio and have met an encouraging group of fellow artists.
I feel secure here. The administration puts safety and concern for residents first. Security staff are on campus twenty-four hours every day of the year. The winters are not as lengthy or freezing cold. I am grateful for a first-rate hospital three minutes away that provides excellent care when I need it. This was an excellent move!”
Thank you for the kind words, Gayle! Every day we have you as a part of our community is a blessing. ... See moreSee less
Choose a future filled with promise at Covenant Living! With maintenance-free living, delicious dining options, engaging activities and wellness opportunities, you’ll enjoy the luxury of choosing how to live each day your way. Share laughter, spark friendships, contribute to your community. ow.ly/JMei50z9bHg... See moreSee less
With so many restaurants and local businesses closing, Covenant Living wants to extend a helping hand to anyone in the community affected by these closures. If you or someone you know is looking for jobs, our team at Covenant Living has opportunities available in hospitality, dining, healthcare, and more. Spread the word! ow.ly/g0Hs50z0dOM... See moreSee less
The call for social isolation is causing the temporary closure of several gathering places for older adults. Many seniors say they have been going on walks in their neighborhood while keeping at least six feet apart from others they are around. Join them this weekend! ow.ly/zYLT50z0aV3... See moreSee less
The call for social isolation is causing the temporary closure of several gathering places for older residents across Orange County. But they're finding help in getting what they need and avoiding loneliness.
Going a little stir-crazy? We know how you feel. Luckily, there’s a whole wide web of resources out there to help you make the most of time spent indoors. We’ve assembled, for your consideration, some of the best apps, websites, and brain games the internet has to offer. So enjoy, and remember: the best time to learn a new language was 10 years ago. The second best time is now: ow.ly/ndA350z4VUg... See moreSee less
Our residents answered the call to do good for their community! Gathering (but remaining six feet apart) to make masks for each other and the staff in case they are ever needed, these skilled seamstresses put their talents to great use. ... See moreSee less
New to the list of virtual programming we’ve started at Northbrook is “Meet Your Neighbor,” in which Resident Life Coordinator Wendy Lucchesi interviews one resident on Monday, Wednesday & Friday afternoons. This resident is recounting her life growing up in Germany. While we continue to practice social distancing, we’ve been given a great opportunity to learn about each other and grow closer as a community (while remaining six feet apart, of course). ... See moreSee less