Ascension Living Resurrection Village

Testimonials and Spotlights

See what our residents and family members have to say about our community!

Kathie Newsted, resident

“I am writing this note to sing the praises of wonderful Sue Lazarz, who guided me through the process of acquiring my new “Penthouse Apartment”.

In three pleasant visits, she directed me to the “perfect” place, offering helpful information about your facility and the features of the apartment itself. While guiding me to my new home, she was a personable and professional ambassador for Ascension Resurrection.

I look forward to moving in soon and being a part of your community.” - Kathie Newsted

Maria T. Boedigheimer, family member

"When both my elderly (late-90's) parents became ill with COVID, December of 2020, it was a challenge coordinating their care, long distance.  I am an Internal Medicine Physician Assistant, living in AZ, whose parents reside in Chicago, IL, at Ascension Living Resurrection Village in independent housing. When the time came for me to travel back to Chicago, restrictions of COVID paralyzed normal day-to-day activities and life as we knew it.
The staff at Resurrection allowed me to stay with my parents (following COVID guidelines, of course) to care for them after their transition back home from the rehabilitation care unit.  

From the moment we arrived back at their apartment, staff  cheerfully assisted us in getting them settled back into their apartment, helped me co-ordinate ancillary services for housekeeping, laundry, personal care, and shopping. 

Living so far away, I am so grateful to this day, knowing my parents (who have lived at Resurrection for the past 25 years) live in a caring, safe and capable retirement community."
- Maria T. Boedigheimer, Family Member

John J. Skawski and siblings, family members

"Understanding that my parents, though in their 7th and 8th decade of their lives, were still active, but were slowing down, my five sisters (some that work in healthcare) and brother began looking for a retirement community that would fit their needs. How could we find a community that would meet their physical, social, and spiritual needs? It soon became obvious that Ascension/Living Resurrection Village (ALRV) could do just that; and reflecting on their five years at PRRC, my siblings and I are unanimous in our praise for ALRV.

When they first moved in, the staff could not have been more accommodating in terms of explaining the many opportunities to socialize, to dine, enjoy the chapel, and the wonderfully maintained grounds. It was a welcome comfort to know my parents would not only be safe, they would be well-fed, cared for, and have the opportunity to make new friends and to participate in social and spiritual activities on a regular basis.

When the pandemic began to upend many senior living communities, the ALRV staff, with plenty of communication, could not have handled the situation any better. Although visiting hours were curtailed, my parents, who were beginning to have physical challenges of their own, were well cared for and never contracted Covid 19. The ALRV staff were always willing to explain and communicate throughout the worst part of the pandemic, providing assurance and regular updates that allowed my parents and my siblings some peace of mind in a troubled time. Equally impressive was the recent remodeling, which took place in the past year, adding additional comforts, better lighting, and was continued proof that the ALRV staff was not simply resting on its laurels, but looking for ways to improve the residents’ surroundings.

As difficult as it was to move our formerly very independent parents into a “retirement community”, all of my siblings (remember I have five sisters and a brother) unanimously look back and thank God that my parents were fortunate to live in ALRV during this most difficult and trying time. All my siblings would highly recommend ALRV to any family that is seeking a high quality, physically safe, socially and spiritually active place for their parents to spend their later years."

- John J. Skawski and siblings, family members

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7262 West Peterson Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631