The Holidays were embraced by the Coleman and Peterman homes. I am always delighted by the creativity put forth from the staff.

Walking into the Coleman home you will see that since the house is an all-female house; of course their tree is in the form of a woman with a full skirted dress made out of Christmas tree branches. Brilliant!

Both homes decorated cookies and ornaments, enjoyed the Christmas concert, and had yummy Christmas dinners before they went home. Tania one of the Coleman Staff made her fabulous sweet Potato pie. The best one I have ever had.

The Coleman house had 2 separate outings to see and enjoy the zoo lights at the Lincoln Park Zoo and also at the Brookfield Zoo. One of the nights was perfect and the other cold and miserable.

The Peterman house enjoyed participating in a gift exchange. The men shopped at 5 below and wrapped their presents Then had fun exchanging the gifts one night. They had a Christmas movie and board games week. Each night a Christmas movie was chosen by the residents and board games set up.

The Coleman house sent out a beautiful Christmas card with all of their pictures on it.  Both homes hosted a Family Christmas party. The residents really seemed to enjoy the festivities.

Sean and Nieman celebrated their birthdays at the Peterman house. And, Ashley and Althia celebrated their Birthdays at the Coleman house.

The sensory room has officially opened and it was said that Kelsey very much enjoyed sitting in the new massage chair.

The girls went to see Mr. Rogers and Frozen 2. The boys have been cheering for the Bears consistently.  Everyone has been healthy; Knock on wood.

And finally, the New Year’s was welcomed in with cupcakes and sparkling grape juice! Here is to the new Year! Chin Chin


Since the middle of November, the Conrad men attended many sporting events - Northwestern football, Bulls, and Loyola basketball games with Peterman, Coleman and McNerney residents. The men also attended a sensory Christmas play. At their Christmas party, one of the residents’ father and brother brought guitars and they had a sing-a-long.

The McNerney men continue to enjoy meals at local restaurants:

  • Breakfast at Alexander's diner and IHOP
  • Lunches at Subway and Wolfy's
  • Dinners at Steak and Shake and Noodles and Company

Besides eating, the activities they participated in were the football and basketball games with the other Mercy Glen homes. They also went bowling at Waveland, to Target for Christmas shopping and to Village Crossing to see Jumanji.

Michael P and Bryan C celebrated birthdays.

They held their Christmas party on Dec. 1st. The staff did an amazing job cooking the main course with family members providing the sides. Some of the men made Christmas ornaments to hang on the tree.