Oak Park Arms adds adult day-care program

OAK LEAVES — After a morning of bean-bag toss, wreath-making and playing “Remember When” – in which older pictures are used to spark conversation – Lorraine Schlichting knew she had made the right choice in enrolling in the Oak Park Arms’ Adult Day Care program.

Marzena M'Barek of Chicago, director of the Oak Park Arms Adult Day Care, helps Esperanza Parrish of Oak Park

Marzena M’Barek (right) of Chicago, director of the Oak Park Arms Adult Day Care, helps Esperanza Parrish of Oak Park decorate a wreath on Monday. The center provides daily activities and meals for seniors. Photo by Ryan Pagelow

“The people are very welcoming. The food is good. I can’t think of anything that’s been done that hasn’t been right,” Schlichting said.

Schlichting was one of three Oak Park Arms residents present on Monday, the first day of the Adult Day Care program at the facility. Leaders of the rental retirement community expect attendance numbers to rise as word spreads about the program. Up to 40 individuals can participate daily in the program, which requires at least a two-day-per-week commitment…. Read More ›