Now that we are officially in the middle of the holiday season, it is time to enjoy all of your holiday traditions! At Ardenwoods, you can continue to host your family with a number of different amenities and services. Below are three ways you can continue to enjoy your time-honored traditions while living at Ardenwoods!
Out of Town Guests
Hosting out of town visitors at Ardenwoods could not be easier. Not only are we a fifteen minute drive from the airport, but we have several guest apartments for our residents’ out of town family! They include a full kitchen, housekeeping services, and access to our fitness center and swimming pool. The guest apartments are located in both buildings to ensure convenience to your apartment. Now, you can have all of your family in one place for the holidays!
If Cooking is Not for You
Every holiday, we have a buffet stocked full of delicious options for our residents and their guests to enjoy. This is a great way to enjoy all of the traditional Thanksgiving sides without the hassle of timing all of your dishes. Our dining staff works hard to provide meals that are high in nutritional value, as well as cater to any dietary restrictions you may have. It is easy to enjoy personalized care with a small community like Ardenwoods. Guests are welcome and encouraged to join residents at holiday meals. All you need is a reservation!
Apartments Built for Hosting
It is so effortless to have a dinner party in your apartment! Every apartment is outfitted with a full kitchen. That includes a refrigerator, microwave, stove-top oven, dishwasher, and plenty of counter space to prepare your meals. While all of our residents enjoy our country club dining, several residents still love to have their neighbors over and cook meals. Here is Joyce Wiley’s story, a resident known around the community for her culinary skill:
As my great-grandfather had restaurants in Paris, I think cooking is in my DNA. I took full chef’s training from Dumas Pere, which was where professional chefs in the Chicago area trained at that time. For the next five years, I took a cooking class every Monday evening with a different Chicago area chef. There are few dishes I have not prepared at some time or other.
At Ardenwoods, we have full kitchens and many residents are happy to have cooking a part of their past. However, I still enjoy having neighbors in for wine or hors d’oeuvres before dinner, an occasional luncheon, and even high teas. I also participate in the progressive dinner parties, put on periodically by the activities department.
Joyce always makes it a point to have new residents over before enjoying dinner with them in the dining room. At Ardenwoods, she is able to continue cooking as much as she wants. And you can see that Joyce finds plenty of opportunities to host! In fact, this is just one example of residents enjoying their hobbies and passions at Ardenwoods.
Why not make Ardenwoods your home for the holidays?