Umm... Six Flags! I can tell...
Umm... Six Flags! I can tell ya some more places to go in a week or so. Well, our 8th grade class field trip was to Six Flags. I got to spend time with the person whom I love the most. :) He's my best friend. I also got to spend time with lots of other friends, and even met some people from a different part of Illinois!
Senior Dignity: Sunrise Senior Living
In the U.S., few seniors live with their families as in other countries. Many live in Nursing Homes. Sunrise Senior Living here in Gurnee is an alternative.
Over 20 years ago, Paul & Terry Klaassen started Sunrise to create alternative senior living options that emphasize quality of life. Sunrise is a "resident-centered" approach to living & begins with the senior's needs.
A broad range of lifestyles at Sunrise:
For seniors who wish to enjoy an ACTIVE life without worrying about household maintenance. Seniors live in apartments where they can have their own furniture, even their own small pet. All meals are eaten in the beautiful dining room, and many activites are available.
For seniors who need some help with daily activities like bathing, dressing, & medication reminders. Focus is on wellness & keeping residents as independent as possible. They have appointed living spaces, delicious meals, & engage in social activities, transportation, & personalized assistance and care.
ALZHEIMER'S & DEMENTIA CARE:
For seniors with memory impairments. It's in a seperate part of the home with activities they enjoy & can feel successful at in specially designed surroundings that are both safe & stimulating.
NURSING & REHABILITATIVE CARE:
For seniors with more complex care needs; they receive 24-hour skilled nursing; post-hospital & post-surgical care; restorative care; physical, occupational and speech therapy; pharmacy service; family counseling.
When family members are away or need a short break from care-giving. It's also for seniors needing some assistance after surgery or during an illness.
I visited Sunrise, and it is beautiful, caring, & so "home like" that I feel most seniors would love it there.
They have games, dancing, computers, a snack bar, a soda fountain, wrap-around porches, gardens to work in, bird houses & feeding stations, &nd lovely, large apartments.
For Fitness Fun in Gurnee Visit Centre Club
The Centre Club is a world-class health club with all the facilities you'll ever need.
If you wish to see it, take a tour, and perhaps have a visitor's pass, just go to the front desk and inquire.
This club is in excess of 60,000 sq. feet. It has 1/10 mile cushioned running track, Aerobics training center, free weight training area, Racquetball courts, regulation basketball court, variable resistance machine weight training area with the most advanced equipment, stairmaster, rowing machines, bicycles, and treadmills.
There is also a Pro Shop, free supervised playroom for children, FIVE-LANE, TWENTY-FIVE METER LAP AND EXERCISE POOL, demonstration kitchen, Deli, classrooms and clinical areas.
Furthermore, there are fully-appointed locker rooms with suna, steam room, and whirlpool, assisted changing areas, and a warm water therapy pool. With an appointment, you can have a massage.
This is a medically-based program. Members undergo the most thorough fitness evaluation (fitness condition through exercise testing, body fat analysis, flexibility assessment and a coronary risk profile with blood work-up).
I can personally testify to the VALUE of using The Center. When I had a nerve problem in my elbow, I was prescribed to to rehab in the POOL. I used it for about 3 months, and the rehab was successful.
There is also an array of rehabiliatative services including Cardiac Rehabilitation (Phase II and III), physical therapy, special classes and research programs to combat the effects of chronic diseases, and a full-service Sports Medicine Department is also available.
This Centre is affiliated with Condell Hospital and so all the services are supported by the physicians and medical experts at Condell Medical Center.
As you can see from the photograph, the parking lot is always full. It's a very busy and popular place You need work-out clothes that are lightweight and of a style that will not get caught on any equipment. If you plan to swim, you need a swim suit and perhaps swimming shoes.
Illinois Beach Resort & Conference Center
The Illinois Beach Resort & Conference Center is nestled along the coastline of Lake Michigan on 4,1000 acres of natural beauty in a protected state park. It is the only remaining beach ridge shoreline left in the state! There are more than 650 species of plants in the dunes area alone.
During the 1700's, this area was part of the "Three Fires" of the Algonquin Nation, the Potawatomi, Chippewa, and Ottawa Indians. In 1948, Illinois acquired the lands for preservation and have left them in all of their natural splendor.
There are 92 guest rooms or 4 executive suites at the resort. There are in-room movies or video games, 24-hours a day. The rooms have either views of the sunrise over Lake Michigan or a view of the setting sun.
While enjoying the resort, you can take advantage of our newly remodeled health club facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, including personal trainers. There is also a sauna, whirlpool, and a large, heated pool.
Outdoors you can use the hiking, biking, and running trails or, in the summer, escape to the shores of Lake Michigan. In the winter, there is cross-country skiing. In addition, there are fishing charters available.
The resort has gourmet dining, a lavish Sunday brunch, a gift shop, and a game room.
Use I-94 north and exit Grand Avenue (Rt. 132) east and go to the first light (Dilley's Road), turn left (north) and continue on Dilley's Rd. to Wadsworth Road and turn right at the stop sign. Take Wadsworth Rd east to Illinois Beach State Park. The Illinois Beach Hotel & Conference Center is located inside the Park (just follow signs).
Gurnee = Shopping
" Home of the Gurnee Mills Mall"
We didn't go inside, but driving by/around it makes you realize how extraordinarily large it is.
Located at the intersection of Interstate 94 and Grand Avenue (IL 132) in Lake County, Illinois, between the major markets of Chicago and Milwaukee.
6170 W. Grand Avenue
Monday thru Friday 10:00am - 9:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 9:30pm
Sunday 11:00am - 7:00pm
Tel: (847) 263-7500
gurnee mills mall