Two decades of excep­tion­al senior living!

April 26, 2024 • Source: Source

This year Smith Cross­ing is excit­ed to cel­e­brate our 20th anniversary.

What began as an idea to pro­vide hous­ing for the elder­ly who didn’t have any­one to care for them has blos­somed into the gold stan­dard in senior liv­ing in Chicagoland – and two suc­cess­ful com­mu­ni­ties. To cel­e­brate we’ll be host­ing excit­ing events, infor­ma­tive exhibits, shar­ing video trib­utes and more.

How it all start­ed: The his­to­ry of Smith Senior Living

Smith Cross­ing was the sec­ond of two com­mu­ni­ties cre­at­ed under the Smith Senior Liv­ing orga­ni­za­tions. When the Oakhaven Old People’s Home (Smith Village’s first name) opened in 1924, no one could imag­ine what it would become 100 years lat­er. Take a trip down mem­o­ry lane and dis­cov­er the sto­ried his­to­ry of Smith Senior Living.

Our grand opening

In August 2003, Smith Cross­ing res­i­dents marked the begin­ning of con­struc­tion for the new com­mu­ni­ty by releas­ing hun­dreds of but­ter­flies and ded­i­cat­ing a but­ter­fly gar­den. The but­ter­fly rep­re­sents the ben­e­fit that can be real­ized by embrac­ing change.

Then and Now

Deli­cious din­ing has always been on the menu at Smith Cross­ing, even if the décor in the room has changed. Take a look at our main din­ing room then and now. 

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