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Whether you are Scottish by birth, Scottish by heritage, or Scottish by inclination, Chicago Scots and Caledonia Senior Living are here to welcome you into a caring community of like-minded people.

At Chicago Scots and Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care, care is at the core of our mission. We are united by our Scottish values, which inspire us to ensure that everyone in our care is provided the opportunity to age well, and treated with deep care and dignity.

Do you believe that all seniors deserve top-quality care and aging services, regardless of income or personal circumstance?
Your gift will help to ensure that everyone has access to our innovative model of care for those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, or a home in our excellent assisted living or nursing care environment, depending on their interests and needs.

Are you someone who likes to influence innovation?
Your gift will help Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care continue to cross-train staff in the most up-to-date, person-centered care, building better relationships between caregivers and residents. Additionally, you will help us to reimagine tradition as we begin a campaign to renovate and redecorate the Scottish Home, as well as maintain, update and improve all of our grounds and facilities.

If you share these values, we hope you’ll reach out to us to learn more, or consider a tax-exempt donation today.

Ways to Give

Financial Donations

Gifts made by cash, check, or credit card are the easiest and most immediate way to support the Chicago Scots and Caledonia Senior Living.

Donate Online

We encourage you to call first for gifts over $1,000.

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Many companies have foundations or corporate giving programs to support organizations like the Chicago Scots. Your professional or business relationships are beneficial in facilitating these types of gifts.

Matching Gifts

You can increase your personal contributions if your employer is one of the many organizations who offer a program to match charitable contributions of its employee. Contact your human resource office to see if your company participates. Matching gift revenue makes a big difference.

Planned Giving

Bequests made to Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care through wills, annuities, or living trusts play an important role in continuing our high quality of care. To receive more information on planned giving, please contact Dawn at

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September’s Scottish Hero is Glasgow born baseball player, Bobby Thomson, who hit the "Shot Heard 'Round the World" in 1951. Bobby Brown Thomson was raised on Staten Island and in 1942 signed with the New York Giants right out of high school. Over the next 18 years Thomson was traded to several teams including the Chicago Cubs before ending his career with the Baltimore Orioles. Thomson became famous for hitting a game-winning home run to win the 1951 National League pennant. It is often called the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” and is probably the most famous home run in baseball history. The ball was never recovered.

That same year the Chicago Scots declared Bobby Thomson the “Scot of the Year” and invited him to attend the 106th annual Feast of the Haggis at the Conrad Hilton hotel in Chicago. He was presented with a certificate and an engraved watch. The Society said “he not only exemplifies the best traits of the Scottish character, but made the year’s outstanding contribution to the ideals of good sportsmanship.” Bobby Thomson died in 2010 at the age of 86.

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