Signature programs offered by Victory Centre of Bartlett

Signature Programs

Victory Centre of Bartlett’s unique, award-winning lifestyle promotes personal peace and happiness, making it easy to feel right at home here. There are ample opportunities, both inside and outside of the community, to inspire a fully engaged and healthy lifestyle.

Something for Everyone

Whatever your passion, there’s likely an activity or like-minded person to share it with you.

For a creative outlet, Victory Centre of Bartlett residents take part in Art Path classes (painting and air dry clay among the favorites), drumming circles and Victory Gardens, vegetable gardens planted and tended by residents that produce, among other produce, herbs and vegetables for the Victory Centre of Bartlett happy hour pizzas! Other regular, well-attended programs, many led by residents, include opera classes, baking, tai chi and yoga. There are also day trips to local destinations including the Chinese gardens, river boat rides, horseback riding, casinos, zoos, museums, ice hockey and baseball games as well as day and overnight Camp VIVA! trips and a popular “Forensic Tour” for all of the CSI fans.

A Good Neighbor

Victory Centre of Bartlett residents keep connected to the larger Bartlett community through several highly anticipated annual events and ongoing treasured relationships with various community groups.

For starters, the residents enjoy a friendship with the Bartlett High School National Honor Society students, who partner with Victory Centre of Bartlett to complete service projects. While the annual Prom Fashion Show is one of the most popular events, the students also help videotape residents’ life stories along with participating in other occasional multigenerational activities.

Each June, a Classic Car Show attracts auto enthusiasts and their families to view rows of classic cars proudly parked in Victory Centre’s lot. Staff serves grilled hot dogs and ice cream while guests preview the cars and vote for their favorites. The winning cars receive trophies, and Victory Centre of Bartlett’s charity, Child’s Voice, a non-profit that helps educate children with hearing loss, receives a cash donation from the event’s raffle sales.

Residents Give Back

Bartlett’s Sharing and Caring Program benefits Mooseheart kids and many others

While on a holiday light bus tour of Mooseheart’s campus, a light went on, quite literally, for Victory Centre of Bartlett residents to help out this neighboring organization. Mooseheart Child City and School is a residence and school for children and teenagers who are in need, providing them with a home-like environment and education. Bartlett residents collect books and toys for the kids and have donated hundreds of items over the last couple of years.

But that’s not all! Residents also collect eye glasses for the Lions Club and donations for Child’s Voice, Sunrise Day Camp and a local dog shelter. They pack food for Feed My Starving Children, read to pre-school children, and help make sleeping mats for the homeless from used plastic bags for the New Life for Old Bags program.

Senior making art at Victory Centre of Bartlett

Every month, our residents engage in programs from college level courses on various topics to adult educational series on photography, literature and other resident interests.

Senior making art at Victory Centre of Bartlett

This is not craft time! Art Path features different techniques from famed artists, sculptors and curators. Residents will take time to learn the history of the technique before producing their own masterpiece.

Seniors harvesting at Victory Centre of Bartlett

Residents have the opportunity to maintain their own vegetable garden and curate seasonal ingredients. It’s not uncommon for a summer dish to be topped with our own homegrown vegetables.

Viva! World Tour at Victory Centre of Bartlett

VIVA! World Tour invites residents to explore the world, experience different cultures and practice new languages all within their own home. Each month, residents will visit a new country, try their foods, dance to their music and stamp their Passport!

Viva link at Victory Centre of Bartlett

We’re keeping with the times! As technology advances, so do we! Residents can feel confident in their communication skills as all communities offer a media lab with computers, email capability and social media capability. We’re always here to help with any technical question you might have.

Good vibrations music service at Victory Centre of Bartlett

During Pathway’s Drumming and Vibrations circles, residents tap into their creative spirit. Using a variety of rhythmic instruments, residents exercise self expression and socialization with friends. Plus, it’s an effective full-body workout!

Sense sations at Victory Centre of Bartlett

Pathway offers a restaurant-quality dining experience, featuring fresh ingredients (often from our own garden), an inviting atmosphere and superior service. You’ll always enjoy a good meal surrounded by friends and thoughtful conversation.

See spot retire at Victory Centre of Bartlett

Adopt, don’t shop! At Pathway, we’re committed to rescuing dogs who need a loving and forever home. Every Pathway community you visit will have a four-legged resident!