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
Mar 23 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Start your morning off with a burst of energy.
10:30 am News & Views
News & Views
Mar 23 @ 10:30 am
A weekly review on the latest headlines and a lively discussion of our opinions, led by a communications expert.
6:30 pm Movie, “Love & Friendship” in Th...
Movie, “Love & Friendship” in Th...
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm
Movie, "Love & Friendship" in Theater
In this adaptation of a Jane Austen novella, scheming widow Lady Susan Vernon retreats to her in-laws’ rural estate while waiting for scandalous rumors about her to subside. Soon, she’s on the hunt for a husband — and one for [Read more..]

What's New at Selfhelp

“Ever Since I Was 6 Years Old I Wanted to Visit The USA.” Meet Pascal Kraft, Selfhelp’s Newest German Intern.

Chicago is one of the most fantastic, biggest cities I’ve ever seen,” exclaims Pascal Kraft, who came to The Selfhelp Home from the small southwestern German city of Rastatt to begin his internship as part of the longstanding relationship Selfhelp [Read more..]

Selfhelp Staffers that are Making a Difference: A Series of Stories by contributor, Beth Gomberg-Hirsch.

Selfhelp Staffer Making a Difference: A series of stories by Beth Gomberg-Hirsch, contributing writer. Beth Gomberg Hirsch spends a lot of time visiting her mom, Helene, a resident of The Selfhelp Home. Behind-the-scenes, Beth sees the great work of the [Read more..]

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 [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 [Read more..]