To Survive Caregiving

Posted July 27, 2007
Dr. Cheryl Woodson, Family caregiver, geriatrician, and author is a tireless advocate for seniors and their families.  On Thursday, August 16th, 2007 she will be presenting an informative FREE lecture titled:"To Survive Caregiving" Daughter's Experience, A Doctor's Advice on Finding Hope, Help, and Health."This event is going to be held at the Hallmark at 2960 North Lakeshore Drive in Chicago.  They offer free valet parking. Seating is limited so please RSVP by August 13th, 2007 to (312) 329-9060.  The event is also sponsored by Senior Bridge, an excellent private duty and care management company here in Chicago.  The first fifty ...
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Bragging…

Posted July 19, 2007
We received a really nice testimonial this week and I felt I had to post it.  It is from a family that one of our senior living advisors, Kerry, helped this past month. Hey Kerry & Lisa, I was talking with someone this weekend about parent care, and was recommending your company.  And it occurred to me that I hadn’t forwarded a testimonial your way yet.  So here goes.  If there’s anything else I can do, just ask: senior living communities is not a subject my siblings or I knew much about.  So when our mom was diagnosed with dementia, ...
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When Retirement Community Living is the Right Choice..

Posted July 18, 2007
This article was recently written by Cheryl Kuba.  She interviewed me for the article, and I think it turned out great so I have posted the whole thing here.    Ready or Not When Retirement Community Living is the Right Choice By Cheryl A. Kuba, MA Aging Parent Solutions “I’m not ready.” If you are an adult child with aging parents who need to make a lifestyle change because of declining health, maybe you’ve already heard those four little protest words “But, I’m not ready” followed by… “for that kind of lifestyle.” Or, “But, I’m not ready – I don’t ...
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Another Thing about Memory Walk – Team Captains!

Posted July 17, 2007
Yummy!  Outback Steakhouse in Skokie has donated (again) their space, time and food to help us host a team captain kick off on JULY 31 from noon - 1:30pm This is a way for us to answer any questions you have about teams or the walk as well as give you some great ideas on ways to raise money for the walk.  And - you get free food.  I mean like a real dinner : salmon, chicken or steak.  Much better choices then at my wedding even! (The choice there is chicken, chicken or .. chicken) I realize I always ...
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2007 Memory Walk!

Posted July 17, 2007
I am one of the co-chairs for the Memory Walk again this year, so get ready to hear me talk about it. Its going to be here before you know it! Chicago Memory Walk - Sunday Sept 16, 2007 Facts & Goals: To raise $1.2 million in cash contributions from Walkers (individuals and teams), donors and corporate sponsors To increase the number of Memory Walk® teams of family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, social/civic/fraternal organizations, and sponsor organizations. And to quote Lisa Lee : “Participating in Memory Walk is a wonderful way to honor or remember someone with Alzheimer’s. It also ...
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Aging Parents & Common Sense – A Seminar Series

Posted July 16, 2007
The Heritage of Des Plaines, one of the communities I work with is hosting a seminar series in July, August and September.  Each seminar is FREE and you can attend one or all three. They start at 4:00 pm (appetizers and wine!), 5:00 - presentations. The seminars are designed to help with important life management decisions.  You will learn how to talk aobu the issues of aging, finances, living arrangements and health care needs. Thursday, July 26th"Opening the Dialogue"Presented by Cheryl A. Kuba, Aging Parent Solutions (aside - I just love Cheryl, this one is worth going to as she ...
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Cast your vote to cure Alzheimer’s

Posted July 9, 2007
I received this notice today and wanted to share it with anyone who can help! Help Make Alzheimer's the American Express Members Project Thanks to hundreds of American Express cardholders who are champions for our cause, the Alzheimer's Association has been chosen as one of the top 50 projects in The Members Project, a new initiative from American Express that will award up to $5 million to a project selected by American Express cardholders. Now is your chance to put your VOICE into action again: Vote from now until July 15 to make sure the Cure for Alzheimer’s Project is ...
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Technology to help you balance work & family responsibilites

Posted July 4, 2007
Chicago Department on Aging's latest Brown Bag Lunch Series promises to teach you about new gadgets that ensure the safety of your older loved ones while you are away from home as well as find out about programs and services available to help you balance your responsibilities as a caregiver for an older adult. Bring a lunch - the seminar, as usual, is FREE. Friday, July 20, 2007 12:15-1:15 Chicago Department on Aging 30 N. La Salle #2320 (312) 744-8580
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