The Proctor Community
Move In and Get Involved With All Proctor Place Has to Offer
Choose the groups and activities that interest you or simply relax and enjoy a community of friends.
MyStories gets residents writing true short stories about the life events that shaped their personal journeys. Just thinking about documenting your life story can be intimidating. MyStories makes it easier. No grammar, punctuation or sentence structure rules here. Capturing memories is all that's important to the MyStories group. Many life stories are also shared in our onsite library.
Writing and sharing with the MyStories group helps build strong connections. Our residents’ stories are funny, touching, memorable and even heartbreaking. Over time, they combine to become unique and personal collections treasured by family members, residents and friends.
Faith and Religion
The Proctor Place Chaplain, Mary Jane West, provides ongoing spiritual counseling and prayer. She also coordinates regular opportunities for you to deepen your faith. Mary Jane has been part of the Proctor Place team since 2002 and has a successful ministry career. In parallel, she has been Chaplain at OSF St. Francis Medical Center since 1985. She previously served as Interim Pastor at West Bluff Christian Church in Peoria. She is a Minister in Good Standing with the Christian Church of Illinois/Wisconsin of the Disciples of Christ Church.
Our faith-centered activities include:
- Praise and worship
- Weekly Bible study
- Faith-based Sunday services
- Weekly Catholic communion and rosary
- Quiet chapel for private prayer
- Monthly Catholic Mass
- Monthly chapel and communion
Volunteer and Serve
Live at Proctor Place and be part of a community that stays connected. Our resident service group is the Katherine Stone Service League (KSSL), named for a former resident. Volunteering provides a healthy boost to your self-confidence, self-esteem and life satisfaction. It has even been shown to lessen symptoms of chronic pain and heart disease.
New Residents Are Instantly Welcomed
You never feel alone at Proctor Place. Our greeters are the neighborhood welcoming committee, with a longer commitment. Each new resident is assigned a greeter, who lives close by with shared interests. Our greeters make sure our new residents quickly:
- Meet neighbors and make friends
- Find their way around Proctor
- Share meals with a group
- Get plugged in to everyday activities and events
Volunteer Events and Opportunities
- Bingo leaders
- Christmas gift wrappers
- Gift shop clerks and crafters
- Healthcare volunteers
- Personal shoppers
- Newsletter writers