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You don’t have to be alone

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Earlier we talked about the top 5 reasons to make the move to a retirement community before winter sets in, with the cold, the snow, and the ice. During the harshness of winter, a community setting is a great place to be. We take care of the chores, and you’re free to explore all those interests you never had time for.

Winter can also be a time that isolates people, especially older adults. For those who drive, it’s difficult to get motivated to shovel the driveway, clear off the car, and brave road conditions except for necessities like shopping. For seniors who don’t drive, it may be hard to get a ride or to walk to a bus stop. At the same time, TV, radio, and the Internet can provide only so much companionship during the short days and long nights of winter.

In “20 Facts About Senior Isolation That Will Stun You”, A Place for Mom lays out how living in isolation can hurt the physical, emotional, and mental health of older adults, whether it’s raising blood pressure or increasing the risk for depression and overall mortality.

Seniors aren’t the only people who suffer from the effects of isolation. According to A Place for Mom, “Caregivers of the elderly are also at risk for social isolation.” There’s only so much time in the day and so much energy to give, and caregivers often have nothing left for their own social needs.

At Central Baptist Village, we’ve seen how our residents can thrive even on the coldest, darkest days. There’s always a reason to get up and go, whether it’s to enjoy a warm, toasty breakfast with friends or to join neighbors for a fitness class or a trivia challenge. Music is also on the menu at Central Baptist Village, with regular choir practice, music programs, and even a full-time music therapist. If you’re competitive, you may want to take up Nintendo® Wii® bowling. We also offer creative pursuits. There are plenty of people here who share your interests. Of course, if you want to be alone, we’ll respect your wishes. It’s up to you how social you want to be!

For caregivers, Central Baptist Village offers more than just independent living — we also feature a continuum of care, from assisted living and memory support to skilled nursing and late-stage Alzheimer’s care. In fact, Central Baptist Village earned an overall five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, rating in the top 20 percent of nursing homes in the state of Illinois.

Every day we see how a full life lived among good friends and neighbors is healthier for mind, body, and soul. If’ you’re an older adult or a caregiver, we are here to help you. Call us at 708-583-8500.

Central Baptist Village Selected One of The Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014


Norridge, IL. – November 17, 2014 – Central Baptist Village is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Chicago Tribune Top Workplaces in an annual survey. The award, based on employee’s opinions of their employers, recognizes Central Baptist Village as a Workplace Achiever in which employees are inspired to accomplish their best through active engagement in a “healthy workplace.”

Central Baptist Village employs more than 200 people in the Chicago area, providing a continuum of care for senior residents at its Norridge community that ranges from independent living, assisted living, all stages of memory support, short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care.

“We are pleased to have our staff at Central Baptist Village consider our environment as a great place to work,” said CB Village Executive Director, Chuck Newton. “Each member of our team works very hard to create an exceptional place to live for older adults and is passionate and committed in caring for our residents.”

The Chicago Tribune published the complete list of Top Workplaces on November 14th. For more information about the Top Workplaces lists and WorkplaceDynamics, please visit and

The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplaces programs with 40 major publishing partners across the United States. Over the past year, more than 5,000 organizations and 1 in every 88 employees in the U.S. have turned to WorkplaceDynamics to better understand what’s on the minds of their employees. Through its workplace improvement offerings, WorkplaceDynamics provides solutions, training and tools to help clients improve their workplace.

About Central Baptist Village

As a not-for-profit organization, Central Baptist Village provides a continuum of care for our senior residents based on an understanding of their evolving emotional, mental, physical and spiritual needs. Serving all faiths since 1896, Central Baptist Village’s friendly, professional staff is dedicated to assuring the comfort, safety, security and health of its residents while expanding their options for care through an extensive network of support in one facility that ranges from independent living, assisted living, all stages of memory support, short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. For more information visit our website at .


Contact Information:
Name: Julie Stevens
Title: Director of Sales and Marketing
Central Baptist Village
4747 N Canfield Avenue, Norridge, IL 60706
Phone: 708.583.8527










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of All Faiths Since 1896

Central Baptist Village is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community with more than a century of dedicated service in caring for older adults.

Why choose
Central Baptist Village?

Our team approach supports residents and their families through the transitions of aging. We offer on-site independent living, assisted living, memory support care, skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation. Residents enjoy enhanced independence and greater peace of mind knowing health care needs are based on a personalized plan and delivered within a community of friendship, faith, and family.

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