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 activities 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.