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?

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Assisted Living
Short-Term Rehab
Skilled Nursing Care

Upcoming Events at Selfhelp

2:30 pm Concert: Mark Steder, Piano and ...
Concert: Mark Steder, Piano and ...
Oct 21 @ 2:30 pm
Concert: Mark Steder, Piano and Rachel Peterson, Sings
The perfect combination of youth, talent, and experience brings you the versatile Rachel Peterson singing a full compliment of great standards and show tunes with Mark Streder providing the accompaniment with a flair all his own.
6:30 pm Cards
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Cards and mah jongg are played during the weekday evenings and on Sunday. If there is group you would like to form or join, let us know.

What's New at Selfhelp

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..]


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..]

Life-Changing Care at The Selfhelp Home

Not only has resident Jeffrey Korman touched almost every part of The Selfhelp Home and its levels of care, but The Selfhelp Home has also touched him. In 2017, at the age of 62, Korman suffered three strokes several months [Read more..]

Keep, Toss or Donate? 5 Ways to Start Decluttering Before You Move

Even the best senior living communities offer smaller apartments than the homes or apartments most seniors are used to living in. This often means people must downsize and declutter before they move in. Certainly not a chore that anyone really [Read more..]

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