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Vantage Point, the Peace Village blog.

Where can you read news, opinion and commentary on all things Peace Village? Right here at Vantage Point. This is the place to find out about events and activities at the community and resident perspectives, as well as interesting articles and Web links you’ll want to know about. Check back often.

Mindful Meditation

My name is Julia Malczynski and I am the Resident Support Facilitator of Independent Living here at Peace Village.  On Friday, June 30th, I was given the opportunity to share with residents one of my greatest passions; guided and mindfulness meditation. Not only was I blown away by the amount of residents who attended, but…Read More

Two-Time Hurricane Survivor Brings Culinary Masterpieces to Peace Village

In January, Jason Ison joined our Peace Village team! Not only has he brought new recipes and experience to the community but also a wonderful  outlook on life. Click the link below and learn more about how Ison started out at Joliet Junior College to cooking for the stars and ended up at our community. We are…Read More

Music and Memory

March 9, 2017 Oftentimes we fail to even notice music’s constant presence. Within the Courtyard, music is frequently part of our weekly activities.  The Music and Memory program brings music to each individual resident on a more personal level.  Last October, we hosted our first fundraiser, a sold out “Murder Mystery” dinner to raise money…Read More

Technology Links Seniors With Past, Present and Future

Jan. 25, 2017 For some of us we grew up with technology or we learned it along the way because of a work requirement or even a personal desire. Some of residents here at Peace Village have really stepped out of their comfort zones and have signed up for classes to learn something new and…Read More

Murder Mystery

December 13, 2016 On Friday, October 28th, we hosted our first fundraiser in Prairie Landing, a Murder Mystery dinner to raise money for the Music & Memory program to benefit our residents in memory care. The Music & Memory program will allow Peace Village staff to receive a specialized training in using music to reawaken…Read More

You’re Never too Old for Halloween!

November 7,2016 Think Halloween is a holiday just for the kids? Think again!  Seniors love celebrating Halloween!  The residents of Peace Village joined the fun over the weekend as they passed out candy to local trick-or-treaters.  There were witches, and Cubs superfans and burglars, oh my!  And those were just a few of our resident…Read More

Clippin’ for the Cause at Peace Village

September 23, 2016 For 2 months now Peace Village residents have been setting aside time to get together to clip coupons for military families overseas. These coupons provide our troops and their families with additional savings on food and home goods that they purchase on the military bases in other countries. Coupon clipping has become…Read More

Prairie Landing Resident Dining Venue Unveiled at Palos Park’s Peace Village

Aug. 1, 2016 Prairie Landing has been something that we have been patiently waiting to become a reality. This new restaurant offers our residents more choices and flexibility. In July, we celebrated the opening of Prairie Landing with a ribbon cutting ceremony. To read more about the ceremony and Prairie Landing click the link below….Read More

Update: Saint Xavier partners with Peace Village

May 26, 2016 Peace Village residents completed their special project with Saint Xavier University students on April 22nd. The residents who participated in this project met with students in February and March to share stories about their lives. These college students had an opportunity to learn from our residents about growing up in a different…Read More

Battle of the Sexes

April 13, 2016 For the month of March, our Fitness Center had a competition between the men and the women. The name of the game was participation, and the men represented their gender with pride in winning the competition! In this battle of the sexes, both sides came out, worked hard, and left a little bit…Read More


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