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ScotlandsPeople released 1921 Census information today! Who Will You Find?
ScotlandsPeople has just released the 1921 Scottish census records for the first time, comprising 200,000 images recording the details of 4.8 million people. Chicago Scots encourage everyone to explore their ancestry! Who will you find?
Same Great Care with a Fresh New Look!
Caledonia Senior Living is celebrating its newly renovated Sheltered Care wing offering $500 off per month for 18th months when you move in by December 31, 2022. Learn about the differences between Assisted Living and Sheltered Care, and take advantage of this limited-time offer.
Virtual Reality Technology – New at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care!
This fall residents at Caledonia Senior Living residents are embarking on new adventures from the comfort of their living room thanks to a new Virtual Reality program to overcome social isolation.
Gus Noble: 5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became a CEO
Recently, Gus Noble was interviewed by Ben Ari from Authority Magazine, as part of a series called ‘Five Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Became A CEO. Read the full interview here.
We’re reimagining tradition at The Scottish Home
Our newly renovated Sheltered Care and Nursing Care wings are now officially open! The first phase of our renovation is complete and we have begun moving new residents into these two areas of our campus. We currently have immediate availability.
Caledonia Senior Living marks Queen Elizabeth’s death
Staff at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care in North Riverside lowered the flags of Scotland and the Illinois St. Andrew Society to half-staff in memory of Queen Elizabeth II, whose 70-year reign as monarch of the United Kingdom ended upon her death Sept. 8.
Chicago’s longest-running charity tees up to help its heritage home
CBS Morning Insider Lauren Victory takes us inside the latest battle for the Chicago Scots: fundraising for much-needed renovations at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care.
Introducing our new Art Therapist and Arts Program Coordinator
Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care is excited to introduce Megan Curran, our new Art Therapist and Arts Program Coordinator. Learn about her background, experience and passion for art and psychology.
This Month in History: The Great Fire of 1917
Learn about the history of Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care, and how Scots rallied together to raise money within two weeks of the fire for the Scottish Home that stands today!
Celebrating Read Across America Week: Oma’s Quilt
Helping a parent to move to a senior living community can be a challenging experience that can include navigating your own thoughts and feelings, helping your parent express and process their feelings and also helping your children to understand. The second children’s...
Celebrating Read Across America Week: Grandpa Green
In celebration of Read Across America week, we wanted to share with you two books that can help introduce topics to children that your family maybe facing as you navigate having an older adult in your family with memory loss or helping a loved one move to a senior living community.
Reimagining Tradition at The Scottish Home
Learn about the exciting new renovation projects at the Scottish Home on the campus of Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care.
Red Doors at Caledonia Senior Living
Today, is a good day at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care. It’s rainy, windy and the sun is nowhere in sight but our newly painted red front doors are a beacon in our forest. I’ve been thinking about why it felt so good to paint our front doors red this week...
Remembering Mom through the Family Tradition of Golf
For the second year in a row the Kilted Classic Leaderboard is generously sponsored by Curtis Linder, in memory of his mother Glenna Linder who lived at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care.
My Story to Citizenship on this Independence day
I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about my Scottish identity. On this Fourth of July, I'd like to talk about my American identity. I am a Chicago Scot. I was born and brought up in Scotland. In 2018, I became an American Citizen. My American wife, Aisha, and...
Gus Noble named Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II
Chicago Scots President and CEO, Gus Noble, has been named an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. This honor was awarded in recognition of Gus’s 17-years of service to Scottish culture in the United...
Caledonia Senior Living partners with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra
This Mother’s Day, Caledonia Senior Living became the first aging services community in the US to partner with The Royal Scottish National Orchestra.
Gus recently joined RSNO CEO Alistair Mackie and acclaimed Chicago violinist Rachel Barton Pine on Zoom for a wide ranging chat about the partnership, the evolution of the program, the power of music and a fascinating story about the forgotten music of St Kilda.
Families reunite at Caledonia Senior Living after year-long closure due to pandemic
It was the first hug the two shared since March 2020 as a result of loosened restrictions. “A huge relief to feel like there’s light at the end of the tunnel,” she said. At Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care, Noble says he couldn’t help but recall March 10, 2020....
Gus Noble Shares an Open Letter to the People of Illinois
Caledonia Senior Living and a small group of other not-for-profit senior living communities came together in an informal alliance of mutual assistance and support at the beginning on COVID-19 in March 2020.
Gus Noble shares a letter to the residents of the state of Illinois one year later and reflects on the past year.
In-person Visits Allowed at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care
All residents at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care are now vaccinated and in-person visits have resumed with social distancing protocols still in place. ABC7 Chicago was on-hand to cover this story.
Caledonia Senior Living mandates vaccines for residents and staff
For almost a year, residents at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care in North Riverside and their loved ones have endured something akin to long-distance relationships. While family members have been able to see each other outdoors, when the weather was nice, or...