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Good to Know Newsletter
Good to Know, issue #2
In all Vi communities, our dedication to the well-being of our residents remains our priority. Today, even amidst the new normal of the protocols established due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Vi team members are finding creative ways to care for the physical, mental and spiritual health of their communities.
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Vi at The Glen English Garden
Vi partners with global hotel brands to provide jobs for displaced workers in hospitality industry amid COVID-19 pandemic
Vi, along with leading companies such as Amazon, CVS, Walgreens and more, has established partnerships with leading hospitality companies Hilton and Hyatt to provide much-needed job opportunities to workers who have experienced layoffs or been furloughed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Vi at the Glen, Chef Luna
Casual to fine: dining gets a modern makeover at Vi at The Glen
As a part of Vi at The Glen’s $4.8 million remodel, all three of the Life Plan Community’s restaurants will be renovated to delight the senses and please the palate. Beautiful backdrops and all-new menus will combine to create a Chicago-caliber dining experience for residents’ mere steps from their front door.
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Vi achieves Great Place to Work certification
For the second year in a row, Vi at The Glen is pleased to announce that all of Vi’s communities, along with the Company’s corporate office, have been certified as a great workplace by Great Place to Work®.
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Vi wins 2019 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award for “Best in Wellness”
Leading national developer, owner and operator of high-end continuing care retirement communities Vi has won the 2019 ICAA NuStep Beacon Award, honoring the “Top 25 'Best in Wellness' senior living communities in North America.
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Vi at The Glen Chorus - Founding Member Connie Byrne
Vi at The Glen chorus: 15 years of harmony
Every Tuesday evening at Vi at The Glen, 20 residents gather for an evening of harmony and camaraderie at the community’s chorus rehearsal.
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Jose Luna Vi at The Glen Executive Chef in kitchen with staff
Executive Chef Jose Luna invited to join Order of the Golden Toque
Jose Luna, executive chef at Vi at The Glen, grew up in a family of restaurateurs: His grandmother owned a restaurant, and his mother worked in food service, too. Like many children, he dreamed of becoming a fireman or a doctor – until he got his first taste of working in a restaurant.
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Vi signature wine Luxus on the table with wine glasses and flower
Vi introduces Luxus, its signature wine label
Wine has long been a staple in Vi’s food and beverage program. But until 2016, offering a wine that’s unique to Vi was a new concept.
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A creation from Michael Beltran, pastry chef at Vi at The Glen
Pastry chef Michael Beltran keeps residents craving more at Vi at The Glen
Michael Beltran, Vi at The Glen’s pastry chef, has always enjoyed travel and entertaining, so it was only natural for him to pursue degrees in hospitality and cooking. Upon graduation, he worked as sous chef at Dean Witter in Riverwoods, Ill. for a year. It was there his love of pastries took root.
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Vi at The Glen artists
Art at any age
Resident artists at Vi at The Glen come from a variety of backgrounds. Some have recently come to art as a way to express themselves while others had put art aside long ago to raise families, and pursue careers. But at Vi at The Glen, many of these artists have rejoined the visual arts thanks to the community’s vibrant art studio, and burgeoning art classes.
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Vi residents delve into literature, one story at a time
Cecile Kraus devoted her career to teaching others to read. But it wasn't until she moved to Vi at The Glen with her husband that Kraus immersed herself in literature. Now, she leads the short story discussion group at the community.
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Executive chef Jose Luna smiles at the camera
Meet our executive chef, Jose Luna
Executive Chef Jose Luna is in charge of managing menu creation and food prep for residents, as well as managing the overall culinary experience for residents. With more than 30 years of experience in the industry, he's well versed in using fresh, local ingredients. Here, we ask the Chef to tell us a little bit more about himself.
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