About Us Senior Living in North Riverside
Caledonia Senior Living has a rich history of providing care of seniors throughout the Chicagoland. We were founded by the Illinois Saint Andrew Society and continue to be supported by the Chicago Scots. Established in 1845, the Illinois Saint Andrew Society/Chicago Scots is the oldest 501©3 charity in Illinois. Today it is one of the world’s largest Scottish cultural organizations. The Society’s mission is to nourish Scottish identity through service, fellowship and celebration of Scottish culture. The Society welcomes everyone who is Scottish by birth, by heritage or simply by inclination. In addition offering a range of outstanding elder care services at Caledonia Senior Living, the organization also offers scholarships and organizes events and initiatives to educate, entertain and promote both traditional and contemporary Scottish culture.
In 1845, a group of Scottish immigrants founded the Illinois Saint Andrew Society, the oldest charity in Illinois. Driven by a mission to provide relief to elderly Scots, the society built the home in 1910. The Scottish Home is the very heart of the Society.
Just seven years after the Home opened, it was destroyed by fire. The Society, however, refused to let tragedy rob the Scottish community of what had become a symbol of the Society’s “Relieve the Distressed” motto. Within two weeks, the Society’s Governors had raised enough funds to rebuild the Home at its current location.
What Makes Us Unique
We provide hospitality, loving care, peace of mind, and a variety of enriching activities. The intimate size of our home and our staff’s longer than average tenure of employment allows them to develop close bonds with residents and their families. These are bonds you would experience in your own home and it’s what makes Caledonia Senior Living special – a place for everyone, where friends become family.