Center for Life and Learning at Fourth Presbyterian Church

Posted August 30, 2007
The center is hosting a Fall Open House!  Thursday, September 6, 200710:00 am - 12:00 noonAnderson Hall, Fourth Presbyterian Church Come and learn about the center and its dynamic classes, which represent a diverse array of academics, arts, current events, exercise and fitness, and more. Check out their new expanded offerings: minicourses and "For Men Only" programs. The open house is free and will feature live music and refreshments, and is open to all men and women 60 and over. For more information contact the center at 312-981-3387
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Alzheimer’s Association Family Forum

Posted August 18, 2007
Join the Alzheimer's Association on Sunday, August 26 for a special one-day session just for family caregivers. We'll discuss the unique issues that face individuals and families who are adapting to the changing needs of a loved one with dementia. Dementia care experts will lead sessions on topics that include accessing appropriate dementia care; communicating with a person with dementia; and creating safe living spaces for a person with dementia. Our opening speaker, Ann Davidson, is the author of multiple books about the 12 years she spent caring for her husband, Julian, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's at age 59. ...
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Free Respite for people w/ Parkinson's Disease

Posted August 10, 2007
Jamie from the Chicago Department on Aging just sent me this information I thought would be appropriate to pass along: For a yearly membership fee of $15.00, families can join the Midwest Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association.    Through this program, they will pay up to $500 per person per year for a substitute caregiver so the caregiver can take time out from his/her duties.  The primary caregiver and/or the care receiver, may choose whom to hire as a substitute person or organization. To find out more, contact the Midwest Chapter APDA847/724-7087apdamidwest(at)aol.com
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