It is always exciting to be able to take the residents on adventures they might have never thought they would ever do. Just recently we had the opportunity to take our Gardens residents to Main Stay Therapeutic Horse Farm to see and groom the horses. The weather may have not been on our side to […]
Category: Out and About
What a marvelous day spent at the Chicago Botanical Garden! Residents got to experience a 30 minute narrated tour of the entire garden, then had the chance to eat a wonderful catered lunch. They were all happy the rain held off long enough for them to share in this beautiful and breathtaking experience.
What an adventure we had while we were audience members at a live taping of Windy City Live! We even had a viewing party for the residents who were not able to attend. The residents are still talking about their "moment of fame"! It was great to have some directors join in on the fun […]
The residents had a “sweet” trip down memory lane as they went to Morke’s Chocolate Shop to experience what it was like to be a Chocolatier for the day! They even let us get our hands "dirty" by letting us make our very own chocolate. It’s not every day someone can say they got to make their own […]
A huge thank you to everyone who donated to us during our Walk to End Alzheimer's fundraising. Together we raised $1,155 and could not have done it without all your support!
What an adventure we experienced in the Windy City. Along with one of our other Fountains' communities from Kalamazoo, Michigan, we enjoyed a perfect day in the City of Chicago! We started the day taking the train into the city, followed by a taxi ride to the World's Famous Harry Caray's Restaurant! The food was […]
We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. The sun was shining, it wasn't too hot and the staff at Blue Skies Flying Services made this day go by with so much ease. We had a few experienced former pilots flying with us today, Gus who flew commercially and Ed who was a pilot in […]
Here are some more pictures from today's outing to the Radio Station. I can't thank everyone enough at Star 105.5 for allowing us to make this dream come true for many of our residents.
Way to go team Fountains for raising $1,000 to help End Alzheimer's!
We had the honor of taking all levels of care on a great extraordinary outing to The Dancing Horse Theatre in Wisconsin. We had a excellent lunch, followed by a breath-taking horse show and then a stunning performance by exotic birds. It touched many of the residents hearts and created a lasting memory for years to come.
It's always so nice when we get all these wonderful groups to come in during the holidays to sing for all the residents. What is even better, is when we can pay it forward and spread holiday cheer to a local school. Recently, we took all levels of care to Woodstock North to sing, read stories […]
Just last week, our residents had the opportunity to enjoy a day at Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant, in South Barrington. A great time was had by all that attended. They sampled wine in the Napa-style tasting room, visited the gourmet gift shop and bakery and enjoyed a great meal, all under one roof. The meals […]
One of the joys of living in the Midwest, is being able to enjoy the beauty of the fall season. Recently, we went to Royal Oaks Apple Orchard and sampled their famous Apple Cider Donuts, took a guided tour of the Orchard, ate at their family kitchen restaurant and of course shopped for some goodies […]
We all had fun at the Alzheimer's Walk! For the past couple months, The Fountains has been teaming together to raise money for the Walk to End Alzheimer's. We are happy to say that as of yesterday, we raised $1,166 for this great cause. A huge thank you for all the love and support!
All aboard… The Fountains at Crystal Lake embarked on a journey with a group from the Town Center, The Inn, and The Gardens. Beginning their excursion on the Metra, it was all aboard as they followed the tracks all the way into the Windy City of Chicago. A Chicago Trolley rolled up and once again, and […]
We couldn't have asked for a better day to go out fishing! The weather was perfect and so was the company. And better yet, the fish were biting. We caught 6 fish!
We recently took our Memory Care residents on a lovely guided boat tour of wonderful Lake Geneva. We even dined on a delicious lunch! This was an eye opening experience for most of the residents and we are thrilled they all enjoyed themselves.
We had a memorable and thriving time today, as some of the residents brought in the fall season at Royal Oaks Apple Orchard. The group couldn’t have ordered a nicer day, as they enjoyed coffee and donuts, learned about apples on a tractor ride, soaked in the sun’s rays, enjoyed a fabulous lunch and had fun […]
We attending the "Pump Boys and Dinettes" at the Fireside Theater. We all had so much fun and even had a meet and greet with the cast! We felt like VIP! Playing "Jim", was Chris, who is one of our resident's Grandsons along with his wife, Amanda who played, "Prudie". Clarissa was on cloud 9 […]
We had so much fun on our Annual Gardens Fishing Trip this year. We had the perfect day! We only caught 1 fish, but to us, it was a perfect one!