Signature programs offered by Victory Centre of River Oaks

Signature Programs

Residents at Victory Centre of River Oaks spend their days doing what makes them happy and fulfilled. There’s truly something for everyone here, and when a new idea pops up, residents and staff pursue it, often sharing their passions by leading new classes, groups or signature programs in areas that interest them.

See the many ways Victory Centre of River Oaks is a vibrant and engaging place to live.

Good Times Day-to-Day

Overcoming health challenges, resident Marge pursued her passion for yoga by becoming a certified instructor and now leads classes at the community. Her determination has inspired many fellow residents to practice yoga and live healthier.

River Oaks residents also come together to help make the world a better place. They support The American Cancer Society’s annual Daffodil Days fundraiser and make regular donations to the American Red Cross and Goodwill. Leaving a legacy for future generations, some residents created a “time capsule” chest in honor of the community’s tenth anniversary. They packed a wooden chest with present-day memorabilia and stored the historic treasure in the attic for future generations to find and enjoy.

Life is a Celebration!

The Winter Ball at Victory Centre of River Oaks is a posh annual affair much-loved by residents and staff. Team members serve as party planners and go the extra mile to create a memorable event each year. They manage all of the details—from the handmade decorations and table centerpieces, to the music playlist and specially prepared drinks and appetizers. To look and feel their best, many residents get their hair and nails done with the help of staff the day before the event. They attend the Ball looking fabulous and ready to mix, mingle and dance!

An annual trip to the Lyric Opera of Chicago is another tradition that has residents getting glamorous. They’ve previewed shows such as “Madama Butterfly,” “Don Quixote” and “Lucia di Lammermoor” thanks to a Lyric community engagement program that invites Chicago-area seniors to attend a dress rehearsal for free. Longtime opera aficionados and first timers alike enjoy the shows.

The holidays are a time to celebrate, and one of the most anticipated parties of the year here is Calumet City Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush’s Christmas dinner. The Mayor caters a hearty spread of delicious food and shares the meal with residents and staff. It’s the Mayor’s special way of reminding Victory Centre seniors that they are cherished and vital members of the Calumet City community.

Out and About

River Oaks residents enjoy regular trips to local destinations and have visited the Civic Opera House, Jelly Belly factory, Shedd Aquarium, Chicago Botanic Garden, and Gary South Shore Railcats baseball team. They also enjoy an open invitation to participate in the annual opportunity to go horseback riding and camping on a day or overnight trip with Camp! VIVA.

There’s no telling where life at Victory Centre of River Oaks will take you! See for yourself by scheduling a tour today.

Senior making art at Victory Centre of River Oaks

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 River Oaks

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 River Oaks

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 River Oaks

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 River Oaks

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 River Oaks

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 River Oaks

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 River Oaks

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!