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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

Jan
21
Sat
1:15 pm Bingo
Bingo
Jan 21 @ 1:15 pm
 
2:00 pm Movie “Damn Yankees”in Theater
Movie “Damn Yankees”in Theater
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm
Movie "Damn Yankees"in Theater
A frustrated fan of the hopeless Washington Senators makes a pact with the Devil to help the baseball team win the league pennant.
6:30 pm Movie “Damn Yankees” in Theater
Movie “Damn Yankees” in Theater
Jan 21 @ 6:30 pm
Movie "Damn Yankees" in Theater
A frustrated fan of the hopeless Washington Senators makes a pact with the Devil to help the baseball team win the league pennant.

What's New at Selfhelp

Downsizing & Making the Move to a Senior Community

Ask the Expert Marnie Dawson.  A Certified Relocation and Transition Specialist Founded in 2008, Dawson Relocation Services helps seniors and their families with the process of downsizing and moving to a new home. An active member of the National Association of Senior Move Managers, Marnie engages with colleagues nationally to stay informed of best practices for serving [Read more..]

Our Greasy Little Secret! Chanukah Latkes Recipe

Our Greasy Little Secret!  The first night of Chanukah is right around the corner and after close to 80 years, Selfhelp has made close to 100,000 latkes – now that’s a lot of potatoes! So…  we are once again letting you in on the greasy secret that tastes OH SO GOOD. We’ve reduced our recipe [Read more..]

Staff Longevity Contributes to High Quality Care

As you walk into The Selfhelp Home, you’re greeted by a welcoming “hello” from Linda Peek, a 16- year employee. On other days, that friendly welcome comes from Marlene Younan, a 24-year employee. In an industry that has a significantly high turnover rate of approximately 70 percent, in other words, two out of three nursing [Read more..]

The Big Hearts Behind the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation

Since 2007, The Selfhelp Home has been a recipient of a program funded by the Bernard Heerey Family Foundation. This program highlights the importance of giving while providing life changing access to a vibrant Jewish life for many Chicago Jewish residents. Who Was Bernard Heerey? Bernard Heerey (“Bud”) has been best described as a quite [Read more..]