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Experiencing Memory and Humanity: The Illinois Holocaust Museum

Experiencing Memory and Humanity: The Illinois Holocaust Museum

At Optima®, our commitment to enriching lives extends beyond the luxurious confines of our communities to embrace the profound cultural institutions that surround them. One such place of deep historical significance and human connectivity is the Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center, located in the suburb of Skokie, just a stone’s throw from our communities in and near Chicago. This museum stands as a bastion of remembrance and education, encouraging visitors to reflect on the past’s harsh realities to foster a more compassionate and understanding future.

May.15.2024
Exploring the Health Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation

Exploring the Health Benefits of Mindfulness and Meditation

At Optima®, we understand that wellness extends beyond physical fitness and into the realms of mental and emotional health. That’s why we encourage exploring practices like mindfulness...

May.08.2024
Exploring Artist Ellison Keomaka’s Soulful Journey

Exploring Artist Ellison Keomaka’s Soulful Journey

At Optima® communities, we believe in fostering a vibrant culture that encourages creativity and engagement. It is with great pleasure that we highlight the diverse talents within our communities, especially when it comes to special events that bring everyone together. Recently, we had the unique opportunity to host an extraordinary exhibition with Ellison Keomaka, a celebrated local artist and the hand behind the commissioned installations across Optima® buildings.

Apr.18.2024
Exploring the Health Benefits of Pilates: A Journey Towards a Stronger Self

Exploring the Health Benefits of Pilates: A Journey Towards a Stronger Self

At Optima®, we’re committed to nurturing aesthetically pleasing living spaces along with holistic lifestyles that elevate the well-being of our residents. Central to this philosophy is the incorporation of fitness modalities that cater to both body and mind. Pilates, a form of exercise that has gained widespread popularity for its myriad health benefits, is a perfect embodiment of this holistic approach to wellness. Let’s delve into the health benefits of Pilates and understand why it’s become a staple in our fitness offerings.

Apr.15.2024
Backgammon Basics: A Classic Game at Optima® Communities

Backgammon Basics: A Classic Game at Optima® Communities

At Optima®, we celebrate not only innovative architecture and vibrant living spaces but also the timeless traditions that bring our communities together. Among these cherished traditions is the ancient game of backgammon—a pastime that transcends cultures and generations, fostering connections and friendly competition. As we delve into the basics of backgammon, we invite Optima® residents to explore the joys and strategies of this classic game, often a highlight in our communal areas

Apr.01.2024
Chicago’s Inaugural NASCAR Street Race Experience

Chicago’s Inaugural NASCAR Street Race Experience

Chicago is a city of firsts. From constructing the inaugural skyscraper in 1885 to welcoming the first Ferris Wheel at the World’s Columbian Exposition, it now sets the stage for the country’s first-ever NASCAR Cup Series street race. This highly anticipated spectacle promises more than just a 12-turn, 2.2-mile street race; it offers a weekend brimming with music, delectable local cuisines, and endless fun for attendees.

Mar.25.2024
Billiards 101: A Timeless Blend of Strategy and Social Connection

Billiards 101: A Timeless Blend of Strategy and Social Connection

The timeless charm of billiards at Optima Lakeview, where design meets community. Schedule a tour of one of our apartment communities near you today!

Feb.26.2024
Exploring the Clarke-Ford House: A Journey Through Chicago’s Architectural Past

Exploring the Clarke-Ford House: A Journey Through Chicago’s Architectural Past

Optima Lakeview showcases exhibitions you can not miss. Scottsdale and Chicago are both cities with teeming cultures, art, and experiences. View them here

Feb.14.2024
Exhibitions You Can’t Miss in 2024

Exhibitions You Can’t Miss in 2024

Scottsdale and Chicago are both cities teeming with culture, arts and experiences, and with the new year comes an abundance of new exhibitions to explore. If you’re looking for a few w...

Feb.05.2024
Shuffleboard 101: A Blend of History, Fun, and Community

Shuffleboard 101: A Blend of History, Fun, and Community

Come join in on the fun and play shuffleboard at Optima®—where community, fun, and history merge. Schedule a tour to see one of our apartment properties.

Jan.18.2024
A Guide to Chicago’s 2024 Restaurant Week

A Guide to Chicago’s 2024 Restaurant Week

For the past seventeen years, Chicago Restaurant Week has celebrated the culinary feats and explorations of the city’s best and brightest restaurants, and the beloved event is back for...

Jan.10.2024
Furniture Spotlight: Verner Panton Cloverleaf Sofa

Furniture Spotlight: Verner Panton Cloverleaf Sofa

As we continue our exploration of the carefully curated modernist furnishings at Optima communities, we’re excited to spotlight a distinctive piece gracing the lobby of Optima Lakeview : the Cloverleaf Sofa by Verner Panton.

Jan.04.2024
The Benefits of Living Under Green Roofs

The Benefits of Living Under Green Roofs

At Optima, our commitment to crafting vibrant communities extends beyond architecture — it embraces a vision of harmonious living with nature. In properties like Chicago Architecture Biennial offers a fresh, ...

Oct.23.2023
Optima and the 2023 Chicago Marathon: A Neighborhood Affair

Optima and the 2023 Chicago Marathon: A Neighborhood Affair

The 2023 Bank of America Chicago Marathon has come and gone, but its legacy endures. It’s no longer about the antici...

Oct.11.2023
Get Ready to Watch the Chicago Marathon

Get Ready to Watch the Chicago Marathon

Autumn in Chicago isn’t just about the crisp air, colorful leaves, and pumpkin-spiced everything. It’s also about the thrilling sound of thousands of feet pounding the pavement, as the...

Oct.04.2023
Great Chicago Writers: Jane Addams

Great Chicago Writers: Jane Addams

It’s such a pleasure spotlighting legendary Chicagoans who have left a lasting impression on our local history and beyond, including the twentieth-century icon, Jane Addams.

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Oct.02.2023
Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park

Garden of the Phoenix in Jackson Park

At Optima®, we relish the opportunity to immerse our residents in experiences enriched by cultural discovery and aesthetic delight…which is exactly what you can expect when you wander ...

Aug.28.2023

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