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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Volunteers Needed for Memory Walk

Posted August 30, 2007
The Memory Walk committee is looking for volunteers to stand along the 3.2 mile route to cheer the walkers on and to make sure everyone is going the right way!!  The volunteers will need to arrive before the walk and will stay in place through the duration which is about 10-12. If you have been wanting to help but was not interested in joining a team or raising money this is the way to do it!  And you get a SWEET bright orange t-shirt that says Memory Walk Volunteer.  I should try to find a picture of myself in one.  ...
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Free Seminar Tomorrow

Posted August 29, 2007
On Thursday August 30th, The Breakers of Edgewater Beach will host an informative seminar called "Boomers and Their Parents, Dealing with Extraordinary Longevity." The guest speaker is Lee Catalano and he will discuss facts about the demographics of our aging population in this dynamic presentation for baby boomers AND their parents.  Find out how and why more people are living to 100, learn some basics about how the brain works, and discover new resources to assist you and your family through the journey of getting older. Registration and refreshments will be at 5:30 and the seminar will start at 6pm.  ...
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Help Our Memory Walk Team!

Posted August 19, 2007
We are determined to make a difference! By participating in the 2007 Memory Walk®, we have committed to raise money for Alzheimer research and to care for people with the disease. Currently over 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease. Unless we find a way to change the course, 16 million Americans could have Alzheimer’s by 2050. I want to fight this devastating disease, but I can’t do it without the help of people like you. Funds raised at Memory Walk support research that is on the brink of promising new treatments to slow and prevent Alzheimer’s and local programs to ...
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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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Fall Prevention Seminar

Posted August 17, 2007
Spring Meadows assisted living in Naperville is hosting a FREE seminar titled: "Preventing Loss of Balance and Falls Injury Among Seniors." when:  August 23rd 2:00 pm where: 504 N. River Road, Naperville, il r.s.v.p. : to Jennifer Crooks at 630-548-4400 Many of the families we work with are calling us because a fall has happened and now their loved one can no longer live at home independently.  I think this seminar is a great idea for anyone who is concerned about balance or falling. Some facts: Injury from fall is the 5th leading cause of death for people 65 and ...
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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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