Meet Jean Canello, Melody Living’s assisted living featured resident of July! We love getting to know each of our residents here at Melody Living Lake in the Hills and can’t wait for you to meet Jean.
Jean was born and raised in Chicago IL, where she stayed until she was married to her husband Martin in 1955.
Once married Jean moved to several different suburbs as she and her husband built their own homes in neighborhoods like Franklin Park, St. Charles, Elk Grove Village, Lake in the Hills, and Roselle. Jean and her husband were residents of Huntley, IL for the last 7 years before moving into Melody Living.
Jean has one daughter, and one granddaughter who is 30 years old. Jean worked many years as a National Corporate Administration and Human Resources Manager for a 3rd party insurance investigation company that has offices throughout the United States and Europe which Jean oversaw. The company was based out of downtown Chicago.
Jean's favorite hobbies are decorating, flower arranging, designing house plans, gardening, and many others. She says her special talents include singing, dancing, management, decorating all things, and cooking to name a few.
Her favorite holidays are Easter and Christmas because of all the family gatherings, which she often hosted at her home. Jean enjoyed all the cooking, baking, and decorating both the inside and outside of her home each year.
A pivotal time in history for Jean was the formative years of her childhood, Jean takes great pride in her father being in the US Army during World War I.
Jean doesn’t speak any other languages, but as a child, she took lessons in Italian, which is her family’s native language.
She and her husband's dream destination was Italy. They always wanted to visit the place of their parents’ birth. Jean's biggest accomplishment was having her daughter and being married to her husband for 67 ½ years together.
Jean found Melody Living because of her daughter who visited several nice facilities with assisted living while searching for a place for her father;Jean’s husband. At the time, Jean was recuperating in rehab from an accident but would be looking to move into assisted living shortly after. Jean says she is “very pleased” with life here at Melody Living. She loves taking part in all the weekly activities that are offered for residents.
Advice from Jean is to “Be happy with the life Jesus has given us and be thankful for each day,” and “Treat others the way you would like to be treated. These are the words of the Lord.”
We can't wait to help you discover a Life in Harmony™ like Jean has with Melody Living assisted living Lake in the Hills. To learn more, visit our contact page to schedule a tour or give us a call at 847.957.7070.
Managed by Residents First, Inc.
INDEPENDENT LIVING 555 Harvest Gate Road Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 (847) 851-4000
ASSISTED LIVING & MEMORY CARE 525 Harvest Gate Road Lake in the Hills, IL 60156 (847) 957-7070