The Selfhelp Home is an active and engaging not-for-profit retirement community designed to accommodate the needs of older Jewish adults throughout the Chicago area.

At Selfhelp, you’ll receive the care you need from staff members who are committed to ensuring your comfort. You will also find an inviting atmosphere, a vibrant lifestyle and friendly people with similar likes and interests.

How can we help you?

Independent Living | Assisted Living  | Short-Term Rehab | Skilled Nursing CareIndependent Living
Assisted Living
Short-Term Rehab
Skilled Nursing Care

Upcoming Events at Selfhelp

9:30 am Exercise
Jan 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Start your morning off with a burst of energy! Seated exercises to start your day.
10:30 am Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey
Jan 22 @ 10:30 am
Downton Abbey
This historical drama follows the lives of the Crawley family and their servants in the family’s Edwardian country house. The programme begins with the 1912 sinking of the Titanic, which leaves Downton Abbey’s future in jeopardy, as Lord Grantham’s presumptive [Read more..]
1:15 pm Memory Games
Memory Games
Jan 22 @ 1:15 pm
Fun games designed to sharpen the brain and enhance memory.
2:00 pm Dr. Paul Lam’s Seated Tai Chi fo...
Dr. Paul Lam’s Seated Tai Chi fo...
Jan 22 @ 2:00 pm
Dr. Paul Lam’s Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis Led by Renée Gatsis
Renée Gatsis has been a Tai Chi practitioner for nearly 40 years and has taught for 20. At the Selfhelp Home, Renée teaches Dr. Paul Lams’ seated Tai Chi for Arthritis. In this class residents who are not fully ambulatory [Read more..]
3:00 pm Coffee Klatsch on 9
Coffee Klatsch on 9
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm
Coffee Klatsch on 9
Catch up with your friends, discuss the latest news & gossip while enjoying fresh coffee!

What's New at Selfhelp

Andrea Silvesterelli

The Power of Music Strikes a Chord at the Selfhelp Home

The first strains of a melody or the opening lyrics of a song can transport us back in time, evoking memories and improving psychological well-being. Whether an instrumental piece of music or a favorite song, music can transport us to [Read more..]

A Standing Ovation to Donna Mayer Volunteer Extraordinaire

On August 30th we honored Donna Mayer- the face of The Selfhelp Home Gift Shop, a role she enjoyed for the last seven years.  An Avid traveler and “networker”, Donna finds treasures wherever she goes and loves fining things that [Read more..]

Meet the new intern Ella Neumann!

Have you met Ella? She is our new German Intern who just arrived at the end of September. Ella is 18 and is from Nurtingen, Germany, near Stuttgart. She likes to play the saxophone, and enjoys bike riding. She also [Read more..]


by Selfhelp Resident, Les Mitnick We change as our priorities and needs change. Speaking only for myself, I can emphatically state that in my twenties, thirties, and forties (and even my fifties!), I never gave much thought to what my [Read more..]

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