Senior Health and Wellness Program

Take charge of your well-being.

A study by the MacArthur Foundation showed that 70% of physical aging and approximately 50% of mental aging are determined by the lifestyle choices people make every day.

The Choices program at Lake Forest Place is designed to put the power for making those decisions into your hands.

Lake Forest College Lecture Series

Three times a year, professors come to our campus to lead a six-week course on fascinating topics such as Shakespeare’s plays, 21st-century ethics, the Middle East, the history of Native Americans, the history of music in film, and more.

Seven Dimensions of Wellness at Lake Forest Place

Choices, our wellness program, is focused on the seven dimensions of wellness. By nurturing these dimensions, you give yourself every opportunity to maintain a healthy lifestyle, improve your quality of life, and prevent physical and mental health issues as you age.

Did you know that spending time with family and friends can lessen your risk of heart disease? Not only does being social help to do this, but it also prevents loneliness, depression and a range of negative side effects of isolation. Build relationships through casual social events, become part of our cinema group or play readers theater, or join the camera club or poker club.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults 65 and older need around 150 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity weekly. This includes two days a week of muscle-strengthening activities and additional exercises to improve balance.

Strengthen your body with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and personal trainers, take up some senior-friendly exercises, join the bicycle club, or take a healthy cooking class to discover how to enhance your health through proper nutrition, vitamins and minerals.

Feed your mind and continue your pursuit of lifelong learning by taking a class, taking a day trip, attending a lecture or TED Talk, or participating in financial and current events discussion groups. Check out some of our educational webinars to get started now.

Find purpose and peace through your choice of traditional religious services, yoga, meditation, tai chi, and plenty of green spaces to connect you with nature.

Learn how to take better care of the earth and keep Lake Forest Place a green community.

Explore your creativity, express yourself, and develop resilience through support groups, pastoral care, and more.

Make your world a better place by sharing your gifts and expertise through volunteering or joining a resident committee. Some great options include volunteering to mentor students, keeping someone in-home care company, or contributing to the community through one of our many clubs and activities.

Sample Programs and Events

What programs, events and activities can you expect to enjoy when you move to Lake Forest Place? The answer is: anything you want. Check out our sample list of programs below and imagine the possibilities today.

Seniors attending a concert
  • Trips to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ravinia Festival, and Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Outings to the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Science & Industry, and other museums around Chicago
  • Day trips to Millennium Park or Lake Michigan
  • Trips to the Chicago Theatre, Marriott Theatre, and Writers Theatre
  • Continuing education with Lake Forest College
  • Water aerobics, tai chi, yoga, and pilates
  • Chair exercise, balance and TRX classes
  • Men’s training, walking club, and boot camp
  • Drawing and music classes
  • Tea and book reviews
  • Bible study

If you have further questions about the Choices program or you would like more information about our care services, please use the form on this page to let us know.

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