Sister Ellen Marie Ryan and Joanna Ruzich

Mercy Circle resident Sister Ellen Marie Ryan works out with physical therapy specialist Joanna Ruzich to rebuild strength at the continuing-care retirement community. The senior living center provides recovery programs onsite with skilled physical, occupational and speech therapists. (photo by Mark Ballogg)

Mercy Circle will welcome prospective residents, their families and friends to tour its community, learn about the satisfying lifestyle it offers and learn more about its therapy program on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Mercy Circle, 3659 W. 99th St., has ample free parking, and refreshments will be served.

“The wonderful thing is none of our residents has to leave the building to get therapy,” said Senior Living Advisor Marge Everett. “Our department has five specialists, and we offer speech, occupational and physical therapy.”

During tours, visitors will see common areas including the dining rooms, library, fitness center and physical therapy suites, as well as the chapel where Mass is offered six days each week.

With the onset of winter, it’s important to feel confident about safety when walking on icy sidewalks, especially after surgery or an injury, according to Everett. At Mercy Circle, older adults find the large, private suites for short-term stay rehab a more pleasant way to pursue a rigorous recovery program with the community’s therapists.

“Their goal is to help each person recover with a custom care plan to accelerate their return to independence,” she said.

Mercy Circle is a not-for-profit organization that has a no-entrance-fee policy and enjoys a five-star CMS rating. Sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy West Midwest, it is the only faith-based retirement community in the area. Mercy Circle offers spacious residences at all levels of care, along with thoughtful amenities, life-enrichment programs and social and friendship opportunities.

For more information or to schedule a private appointment, call (773) 253-3600.