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Touching Lives

Designed with your comfort and ease of lifestyle in mind

At Heritage Woods of Huntley, your assisted lifestyle community in Huntley, Illinois, your new home awaits you

Heritage Woods of Huntley is proud to provide a choice of apartment floor plans, each designed with your comfort and ease of lifestyle in mind. 

Judy's Story: Suzie Sunshine

Meet Judy! Judy moved to Heritage Woods in April 2022 and, as most new residents have experienced, was overwhelmed and a bit sad about leaving her home. Fast forward a few weeks and Judy’s new nickname is Suzie Sunshine! She has made tons of friends and goes to nearly every social program offered at Heritage Woods.
Judy says “People may think I’m nuts, but I am just so happy I moved here! My daughter has peace of mind that I’m safe and being taken care of, which makes me happy. Everyone is so nice and I couldn’t be bored if I tried with everything to do around here!”
 
Judy’s daughter says “I couldn’t have asked for a better outcome! She has been more social than I’ve ever seen her before. That makes her so much happier as well. She just loves the staff there and the other residents.”
 
Judy’s story is proof that a move to community living can be a very positive experience and actually improve one’s well-being and quality of life!

Misako's Story: Origami Therapy

Misako fell in love with creating origami after she heard a story about a young Japanese girl and the snow crane. She shares this story and what the snow crane represents.

“In Japan, for many years the snow crane has been a symbol of beauty, grace, peace and happiness. After the war, a young Japanese girl contracted radiation disease. While gravely ill, she decided to make 1000 cranes and with each one, was a prayer for peace and good health. She died before completing all. Upon hearing her story, her classmates completed them. Thus was born the tradition of the folded paper cranes. Each one a prayer.”

Misako originates from Japan, and this story is close to her heart.

Having arthritis in her hand, Misako uses origami as physical therapy. Her doctor encourages the activity, and she does so nearly every day.

At Heritage Woods of Huntley, Misako created a gorgeous origami tree that welcomes everyone who comes to our front desk! We thank her and appreciate that she shares her talents!

Love that Never Grows Old

Valentine’s Day is a time for expressing love, commitment and partnership.  For several White Oaks at Huntley residents, a vow renewal ceremony held on Valentine’s Day allowed them to recommit their love to their spouses in a small group ceremony attended by residents and staff.  The staff of White Oaks at Huntley and Kindred Hospice worked together to organize the special ceremony. It was officiated by the Kindred Hospice chaplain.

White Oaks staff made certain that our brides looked as beautiful as ever, adorning the ladies with a veil and bouquet to complete the touches.  Our grooms showed up just as excited to see their brides as the day they were first married, many bringing flowers and dressed to the nines.

There was an air of excitement, not only by those renewing their vows, but from other residents and staff as well.  The team put in a great deal of time and effort to decorate for the ceremony as well as to hand fashion the bouquets and veils.  Following the ceremony, all attendees enjoyed some food and wedding cake made by White Oaks’ very own Resident Services Coordinator, Roxy Gonzalez.

There were smiles all around from this heartwarming event, and it will be a Valentine’s Day to remember for a very long time.

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I Love This Community!

I love this community. I have worked for Heritage Woods & White Oaks at Huntley for a little over 2 years now, and I look forward to the many more years of love.

When I tell people that I am working my dream job, it’s not defining about what I do for the company, but what the community in a whole does for me. HW & WO is my home away from home. I have been so fortunate to be able to build relationships with the residents, resident families and staff.

The thing I love most about this community is the unity. With the challenges from COVID-19, I’ve witnessed more care and compassion from employees jumping in every department to provide a sense of peace to our residents.

This is the place to trust for your loved ones. We (staff) are here for the residents above assisting for their needs. We are here to be their friend. To be their cheerleaders when they set new goals for themselves. We are here to be the support for the next step in their lives. Most importantly, we are here to be the ‘family’ away from family. And that’s what this community means to me. Your loved one is my loved one too.