Free Home Buyers Seminar Saturday, November 8, 2014

  • November 08, 2014 - November 08, 2014
  • Malcolm X College • 1900 W. Van Buren St. • Room 2539

    Sign Up Now: / 773-473-7870 x178


    Bethel New Life Campus
    1140 N Lamon Ave (near Cicero and Division)
    Wednesday, diagnosis November 19th
    6:00 PM – 7:00 PM



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    Reserve your seat:, 773-473-7870 x 178.


    Free Parking

    Location: 1140 N Lamon Avelocation

    Supportive Living at Beth-Anne Place


    Beth-Anne Place is an affordable and supportive living community that provides a variety of specialized services assisting residents to be as independent as they can be for as long as they can be. Bethel opened the 85-unit apartment building in January 2003 for seniors who can no longer safely maintain themselves in their own home but do not require the level of services found in a nursing home.

    Beth-Anne Place provides comfortable 1-bedroom and studio apartments, treatment three meals daily in a spacious dining room, buy weekly housekeeping and laundry services, approved 24-hour certified nursing assistance, and a full activity program orchestrated by our full time activity director. Beth-Anne Place has nurses on staff and a dietary manager to ensure a holistic level of care for senior residents. All of our services are included in the monthly fee — there is never any added charge for additional care.

    Our goal is to promote the dignity and well-being of the residents we serve. Welcome to Beth-Anne Place and welcome home.

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    Nursing Services


    Our certified and professionally trained staff is present in the building 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for your safety and well-being. Our nursing staff consists of a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and certified nursing assistants. Our Nursing Supervisor works with residents individually to create a customized care plan, which is followed by all staff. Our staff will be happy to assist with medications. We also assist with all activities of daily living that are needed, including showering, dressing, ambulating and incontinence care, all at no extra cost. Residents receive an assessment upon admission into Beth-Anne Place and again annually. We provide daily wellness checks and extra services in times of need.

    Dining Services

    Our residents enjoy three daily meals prepared in our kitchen. Each day our residents have choices of entrées, side dishes, and desserts that allow them to make choices recommended by their physician or personal taste. A dietician makes timely visits and is available for consultation. Under the weather? We will bring your meals to you in times of illness. Residents also have fully appointed kitchens in their apartments.

    Here is a sample menu:

    • Entrée Selections
    o Breaded Pork Chop
    o Baked Catfish Fillet
    o Stuffed Tomatoes with Chicken Salad

    • Side Dish Selections
    o Southern Style Cabbage
    o Steamed Green Beans with Potatoes
    o California Blend Vegetables

    • Salad Selections
    o Cole Slaw
    o Garden Salad
    o Fruit Salad Plate

    • Dessert Selections
    o Peach Cobbler
    o Chocolate Cake with Ice Cream
    o Sugar-free Chocolate Mousse
    o Fresh Cut Watermelon

    Activities & Recreation

    Our activities and recreation program seeks to meet the multidimensional needs (educational, emotional, physical, spiritual, and social) of our seniors. Our community has on-site activities as well as routine outings for our residents. Each resident has the opportunity to participate in the scheduling of events and ideas and lead them if they desire. We offer a varied selection of recreational activities including exercise, trips, group events, and crafts. Join us for a game of pool or cards. Our recreational activities are supplemented by Educational programs covering senior issues and wellness.


    Our housekeeping staff clean residential units and provide laundry service weekly, or more often as needed – and both services are included in the rent. Residents have the option of maintaining their own unit and doing their own laundry if they choose.


    Our rent is affordable, determined by a sliding scale based on income. Residents have control of their finances. Each month residents receive a billing statement that gives them the ability to maintain their independence through their own money management. Residents on a fixed income always keep a monthly personal allowance of $200 or $250 monthly (depending on apartment size) to provide for personal expenses.


    Our dedicated staff is supplemented by the addition of onsite security staff in the evening hours providing 24-hour peace of mind. All staff members go through rigorous training and background checks before being trusted with the care of our residents. All visitors to our building are checked in at our reception area. Our hallways are monitored by camera for the safety of our residents. An emergency call system monitored 24 hours in every apartment provide peace of mind.

    Eligible Residents

    • Are 65 years of age or better and income eligible to receive state supplements.
    • Will be assessed by the Case Management Unit and our staff determining a need for our services
    • Should not have Dementia or Mental illness as a primary diagnosis. It may be a secondary consideration.
    • Must be able to ambulate or transfer to a chair independently for activities of daily living and safety.
    • Will pass a state required background check

    Contact Us

    Our family is your family. To arrange a visit, please call us at 773-287-2711 or email us a

    1143 N. Lavergne
    Chicago, IL 60651
    (773) 287-2711


    Volunteering at Bethel

    Volunteers are an important part of every program we operate at Bethel. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, sickness please review this volunteer guide to see all the great opportunities available. 2013 Volunteer Guide

    The Bethel Christmas Store

    The Christmas Store at Bethel New Life gives West Side families the chance to participate in both giving and receiving. Churches and businesses donate thousands of gifts. Hundreds of volunteers help out. Over three days, check we sell the gifts to families in the community at an affordable price: $1, visit this site $5, or $10.

    At the store, families spend cash and “Bethel Bucks” they’ve earned by participating in our programs, completing a financial literacy course, taking positive parenting classes, earning A’s and B’s on a report card, and more. Cash proceeds are used every year to support one of Bethel’s education programs.

    To sign-up a volunteer group from your church or business and/or round up gifts, contact Sara Spoonheim at or 773-473-7870 x146. And join us at our kick-off meeting each September to learn about the upcoming store.

    “Parents, we discovered, would much rather work and earn and purchase presents for their children than they would stand in free toy lines with their proof of poverty… Everyone in a community, no matter how destitute, has something of value to exchange. And in the process of exchange, human worth is reinforced.” -Robert Lupton, And You Call Yourself a Christian

    Article that inspired the Bethel Christmas Store

    Here’s a story from a family that volunteered from St. Charles, Illinois.If you’ve never been to Bethel New Life in Chicago, you must add it to your list of things to do. Our family got the opportunity to go with other families from Bethlehem Lutheran to help out at the Bethel Christmas Store. It was an awesome experience! The building was much bigger than I had anticipated and everyone there was SO friendly. This is what my kids had to say about it:Adam, 12: “When we went to Bethel, I didn’t know what to expect. I helped Mrs. Hildebrandt wrap presents. All the people that we wrapped presents for were so thankful and happy with what they had bought.”

    Abby, 13: “I worked in the child care area with kids ranging anywhere from babies on up to 12-years-old. Some of the stories they told made me realize just how lucky I am. I also enjoyed seeing them laugh and have fun. We ran around and played duck, duck, goose hundreds of times! Seeing the smiles on these kids’ faces was the best part for me.”

    Curt and I worked in the store itself as personal shoppers. Curt was in charge of gift cards where the shoppers were allowed to buy one at a major discount. I helped people pick out clothes and gifts for their family. I loved doing this as I got to chat with people and hear about their families.

    It is an amazing program that Bethel offers and we were so glad to be a part of it. To be able to spend a little bit of our Christmas vacation helping out those less fortunate was so rewarding. We will definitely be going back! —Gail Walker

    In June 2014, page Secretary of Labor Tom Perez addressed the Annual Meeting of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions in Chicago. While his remarks were more generally targeted at addressing the nation’s then still high unemployment rate, much of what he presented is directly applicable to reducing concentrated poverty. We have known for quite some time that the route out of poverty is good employment. Unfortunately, it has been a good long while since we could feel respectable in this country about the quality and equity of our education and employment systems.

    “People living in poverty and especially those living in concentrated poverty effectively have no access to good jobs that pay fair wages and have very limited access to programs that help them acquire the skills to compete for those jobs. This is the Catch-22 of concentrated poverty.”

    Broken Basic Bargain

    We have begun to hear more and more about the broken ‘basic bargain’ that we as Americans have made to ourselves. These issues came to the forefront during the demonstrations of Occupy Wall Street and have been carried forward by many other individuals and groups since then. Regrettably, efforts to raise awareness of the huge disparities and inequity have been largely panned as “classism” or “class warfare” and summarily dismissed. It is truly unfortunate that we cannot admit that we as a country have not made good on our basic bargain of making sure that people have access to the opportunities that will allow them to punch their ticket to the middle class. The basic bargain has always been about providing access to good jobs that pay fair wages and helping people acquire the skills to compete for those jobs. While we can argue about whether the basic American bargain ever applied equally to all Americans, we cannot ignore the fact that more and more and in increasing numbers certain groups of Americans are left out of the basic bargain altogether and that these Americans overwhelmingly have one thing in common: poverty.

    “The only way out is to disrupt the system, break apart the Catch-22 and create access to viable education and training programs for in demand skills for good jobs for residents living in communities of concentrated poverty.”

    Lack of Access to Opportunities

    People living in poverty and especially those living in concentrated poverty effectively have no access to good jobs that pay fair wages and have very limited access to programs that help them acquire the skills to compete for those jobs. This is the Catch-22 of concentrated poverty. People with in demand skills will always have opportunity. Those without skills will be blocked out. No amount of government support of cash assistance can ever make up for a lack of skill. Yet acquiring those skills requires the access to good education and workforce training programs that people living in concentrated poverty lack. Furthermore, creating good jobs in communities of concentrated poverty is obstructed by the lack of a skilled workforce. Good jobs and access to opportunity for employment cannot be created because of the lack of a skilled workforce. The skilled workforce cannot be created because of a lack of access to education and training to develop the in demand skills. And so, the communities of concentrated poverty all over this country are caught in the same Catch-22, a self-perpetuation of a broken system.

    The initial opportunity for improvement rests in those who are not yet employed but will be in the near future and in those who are not employed currently, but could be. Initial efforts must focus on newly employing 27,000 more individuals in skilled jobs. For positive transformation to occur, residents of the West Side need more and better paying jobs.

    Initial efforts must focus on newly employing 27,000 more individuals in skilled jobs. For positive transformation to occur, West Side residents need more and better paying jobs.

    Disrupt The System

    The only way out is to disrupt the system, break apart the Catch-22 and create access to viable education and training programs for in demand skills for good jobs for residents living in communities of concentrated poverty. Instead of the vicious cycle of the Catch-22, we could create a virtuous cycle of access to opportunity and give poor people in our country the opportunity to compete on the same stage and for the same gains as everyone else. We could recognize that the more of our fellow citizens that successfully migrate to the middle class, the stronger our economy and the better off all of us are. We could decide that without a basic bargain for everyone, there is only a self-perpetuating system that leaves everyone poorer. We know how to break the Catch-22. All that is takes is focus, concentrated effort, and the willingness to devote resources in a productive manner. We are already devoting quite a lot of resources to keep the poor where they are in communities of other poor people and paying the price for the perpetuation of this system. Why not buy something better with our money?

    Learn more about a better bargain for Chicago’s West Side, at


    Malcolm X College 1900 W Van Buren St. (Room 2539)


    Register with Lisa Walker at:
    (773) 826-0073 or


    • Not just for first time home buyers
    • Credit and credit score information
    • How to access up to $10, treatment 000 in down payment and closing cost


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    Event: Free Home Buyers Workshop

    Cost: Free

    Date: Saturday, prescription November 8, sickness 2014

    Time: 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM


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