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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...
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.
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...
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...
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.
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....
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.
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.
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...
Although COVID-19 cases and deaths have dominated news reports about senior living communities and nursing homes, a few communities have escaped the pandemic without a single coronavirus case. Walden III, a Wind Gap, PA, independent living and assisted living...
Residents and staff at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care received the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, January 12, 2020. See photos and news coverage of the event.
Leaders at both Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care in North Riverside and Cantata Adult Life Services in Brookfield received word from their pharmacy partners on December 21 that the vaccine would soon be on the way.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care thanks to the generosity of Mark Wilken, former owner of Hollyberry, a holiday store in Oklahoma. Mark donated his entire store inventory to Chicago Scots.
There has not been a single case of COVID-19 among residents at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care in North Riverside.
Caledonia Senior Living shared with ABC7 Chicago how they are successfully managing this pandemic.
Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care seeks academic partner/laboratory to develop best practice COVID-19 testing
Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care is seeking to collaborate with an academic partner to establish a standard of improved efficacy for COVID-19 RT PCR (PCR) testing in all congregate living communities.
Kathleen shares her thoughts about the care her mother has received from the staff at The Scottish Home and The MacLean House at Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care before and during COVID-19.
Mary Jane shares her experience with her husband living at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care, and adjusting to a “new normal”.
Vigilance, luck, higher power credited with carrying Illinois senior living community through COVID-19 pandemic
The head of Caledonia Senior Living and Memory Care, Gus Noble, says the community has remained COVID-19-free due to the vigilance of staff, a bit of luck and the grace of a higher power.
See why new residents and their families should consider Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care as their community of choice, and how we’re handling new resident meetings, tours and move-ins during COVID-19.
Wayne Rethford, President Emeritus, discusses how Caledonia Senior Living has Risen to the Challenge of COVID-19
Wayne Rethford, President Emeritus, discusses how Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care’s staff has used caution, cared for one another, and achieved an impeccable safety record through the COVID-19 situation.
Dear Friends, I have some exciting news to share today, but first I want to say something important. We live in very, very tough times. While we all face a triple threat: COVID-19, economic hardship and massive social unrest caused by racism, I implore you to...