The Selfhelp Home is a five star rated nonprofit Jewish senior living community offering short-term rehabilitation, retirement living, assisted living, intermediate and skilled nursing care. The organization started in 1938 by a group of Jewish German emigres who saw the need to help the many refugees escaping Europe. In 1950 the organization purchased a Drexel Boulevard Mansion that was converted into a home for the aged. After gaining the respect of the community on the South Side and reaching its capacity a second location was was opened in 1963 on the north side of Chicago, that still exists today at 908 W. Argyle in Chicago’s Edgewater community. Today, The Selfhelp Home is home to 150 residents. Selfhelp provides a full continuum of care for residents such as retirement apartments, assisted living, long term and short term skilled nursing care and Medicare approved rehabilitation. The Selfhelp Home offers a caring and nurturing environment for residents rich with activities, musical and cultural programs such as live weekly live music concerts, book club, the celebration of Jewish holidays and engaging discussions. In addition Selfhelp offers residents a movie theater, state of the art media equipment, art studio, library, sanctuary and daily physical activities.