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chicagoThis month’s featured resource: Two Chicago Guys Making a Difference.

This is a video and article about two Catholic guys in Chicago, Tom Smith and Mike Reschke, the non-developers who decided to renovate convents located in neighborhoods around Chicago into an alternative community for seniors.  I was honored to consult with them in their development of the concept as I shared my experiences and information.  I visited them last year as they were determining how to attract people to this concept.  Seeing the convents, talking to the staff at the churches, brainstorming, laying out the ground work and meeting new pioneers ready to take a leap of faith was an exhilarating experience.

Watch the video below or read the entire article here.

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