Fit over 50 Gentle Yoga Class

Posted February 27, 2009
Judith Brown, a registered and licensed occupational therapist and certified Phoenix Rising yoga therapy practitioner will be guiding you during a complimentary chair yoga fitness class.  The class is offered every other Saturday at 9:30 am at Belmont Village in Oak Park at 1035 Madison Street.As we age, we are more susceptible to diseases such as arthritis, rheumatism and high blood pressure.  The need for exercise increases, but our bodies sometimes limit or level of participation.Yoga is a form of exercise that adapts to your needs and abilities, regardless of your fitness level.  Yoga promotes fitness, helps calm your mind ...
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Family Caregivers – Unsung Heros

Posted February 25, 2009
Award winner, author, trainer, and volunteer coordinator for the Midwestern States for the National Family Caregivers Assn (NFCA). Maya Hennessey, will present excerpts from her book and will sign copies of If Only I'd Had  This Caregiving Book, on the perils and solutions to the stress of caregiving. As the health care system deteriorates more is heaped on the already breaking the backs of family caregivers.  Maya's book has over 50 delightful exercises to empower and protect family caregivers. Family caregivers will receive free membership and free brochures to NFCA. DATE:  SATURDAY FEB 28 TIME: 1-3PM PLACE: WOODSON REGIONAL LIBRARY, ...
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Mr. Bouey Returns To Share His Experience of a Lifetime at the Inauguration

Posted February 12, 2009
As a follow up to a post from last month - I wanted to share what Mr. Bouey had to say about his recent trip to the Inauguration of President Barack Obama... “I felt born again,” said Alfred Bouey, resident of Holley Court Terrace, a Brookdale senior living community in Oak Park, Ill. “I never dreamed this day would ever happen in American history. I have witnessed not only my greatest wish, but also the dream of my parents,” said Bouey, the grandson of slaves. “I’m still on cloud nine,” he said. Bouey began to get excited the morning he ...
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Help relieve the stress of a hospital trip for a loved on with Alzheimer's

Posted February 9, 2009
A new and updated 18 page booklet by Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center of the National Institute on Aging provides tips on easing the stress of hospitalization for those with and those caring for loved ones with Alzheimer's and other dementia.  It also has ideas and checklists that help you prepare for a hospital trip and the anxiety and agitation that goes with it.To download or order free copies of "Hospitalization Happens: A Guide to Hospital Visits for Individuals with Memory Loss," visit or call the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center toll-free at 800-438-4380
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What is Assisted Living?

Posted February 4, 2009
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia assisted living residences or assisted living facilities (ALFs) provide supervision or assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs); coordination of services by outside health care providers; and monitoring of resident activities to help to ensure their health, safety, and well-being. Assistance may include the administration or supervision of medication, or personal care services provided by a trained staff person. Assisted living as it exists today emerged in the 1990's as an eldercare alternative on the continuum of care for people, normally seniors, who cannot live independently in a private residence, but who do not need ...
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Boomers and Beyond: Support in a Changing Economy

Posted February 2, 2009
Saint Joseph Hospital at 2900 N. Lake Shore Drive is hosting a free informative seminar as part of their Resources for Health Living program. This program is co-sponsored with CJE Senior Life and is designed to help you navigate the system of services available to meet your needs and cope with the stresses of our changing lives.Tuesday, Feb 17th 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmProgram is offered in the Boikan Conference Center on the second floor.Registration required, call 1-877-737-4636
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