A familiar, friendly face of Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home (OLA) is none other than resident, Joseph Rice. Like several residents at OLA, Joseph originally decided that OLA would be a wonderful fit for him based on close connections with the Joliet Franciscan Sisters. “My godson’s wife was the niece of one of the sisters,” Joseph states. “I really liked the people and overall environment of OLA as well.”
Joseph keeps his days busy with socialization, OLA activities and Mass. “I enjoy reading at Mass,” Joseph states with a smile. “OLA also has entertaining outdoor concerts along with some fun weekly activities such as bingo, bunko and sing along with Margaret Benoit.” OLA posts activity calendars on all resident information boards throughout the building and internet-savvy seniors can view the calendar on OLA’s website as well.
During his time at OLA, the staff and residents have made an impact on Joseph as has he, them. “We root each other on in bunko,” Joseph says with a hearty laugh. “It’s really a fun time. I also appreciate that the nurses, activity aides and even fellow residents go out of their way to help me or have a conversation. Terry in activities always gets me my special chair or offers to grab the newspaper for me. There are always friends to chat with at meals or events.”
“OLA is a special place,” Joseph continues. “I’m definitely happy to be here.”
Continue your story with Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home. Enhance your quality of living and enjoy a resident-centered, retirement home community providing high-quality care and rehabilitation services for seniors. A welcoming community awaits perspective seniors and their families. Call and schedule a tour today. To speak directly with OLA’s Admissions Coordinator, call 815-725-6631 ext. 4113.
Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home
1201 Wyoming Ave, Joliet, IL 60435