Pet Photos with Santa…. Proceeds to benefit Pet Support for Seniors

Posted November 30, 2009
The Bark Bark Club is having a Holiday Open House with Santa! Come have your four-legged friend's picture taken with Santa Charlie!   Where:     The Bark Bark Club                 5943 N. Broadway 773-989-8807 for more info.   When:    Sunday,December 13, 2009                 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   Cost:     For a $10 donation to Pet Support For Seniors you will receive a 4x6 photo of your furry friend with Santa.   Pet Support for Seniors (PSS) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to helping low-income seniors keep and care for their companion animals. All donations to PSS are tax ...
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Money raised for the Memory Walk, where does it go?

Posted November 25, 2009
November is still National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month so I thought I would share with you some information about where the money raised from Memory Walk goes and how it helps in the community.  I also want to take this opportunity to re-thank everyone who donated to our Memory Walk team this year and every year past. There is still time to donate before the year is over, so if you would like to you can click here to go to our fund-raising page.  Remember your donation is tax deductible! Where does the money go? The funds raised through Memory ...
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Something to be thankful for…

Posted November 24, 2009
via www.youtube.com These two look like they are having a lot of fun - even after or because of 62 years of marriage.
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Having the time of her 101-year life | NevadaAppeal.com

Posted November 21, 2009
via www.nevadaappeal.com I love finding these great stories about seniors reaching a certain age and loving life. Siggie is inspiration for all of us!
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Brookdale Senior Living closes sale for 18 communities – Nashville Business Journal:

Posted November 19, 2009
The Nashville-based operator of assisted-living centers had previously announced in October its plans to buy 21 facilities from the Virginia-based Sunrise for $204 million. But three of the facilities were sold to an unrelated third party, Brookdale said in a news release. via nashville.bizjournals.com
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Guiding principles behind the AAHSA Idea House

Posted November 10, 2009
Technology, universal design and aging in place all come together at the Idea House at the AAHSA 09 conference. When you are touring the home you can see all three of these principles in every corner. I am going to start with sustainable design.  "Green" design is important not only to the environment but to the health and wellness of the occupants who live in the home.  The healthier the environment, the longer they can remain in their home whether that be and actual home, apartment or senior living community. The house was designed to be oriented with the courtyard ...
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AAHSA’s Last Designer Standing

Posted November 10, 2009
So maybe I wandered away from the Idea House just long enough to see what the students at Harrington College of Design were doing in the back corner of the expo hall...as a student of the school myself, how could I resist? Students were challenged to transform a skilled nursing room into a special home for an AAHSA member resident on a limited budget.  14 students from one of the graduate studio classes at Harrington were chosen to participate and compete against each other in groups of two.  Initial concepts were created and presented to a team of judges consisting of Joseph ...
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Touring the AAHSA Idea House

Posted November 9, 2009
This morning I had the opportunity to venture over to the McCormick Place and tour the Idea House that was built right inside for the AASHA Annual Meeting. When I initially arrived, the media was touring the home and I got to stand back and take a look and really appreciate how many people could comfortably stand inside the home and socialize.  And socialize they did, as there were many vendors demonstrating some of the latest and greatest technology available to us today to help us age in place. I walked into the open courtyard area and tried to decide ...
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Free evening programs highlighting HBO’s "The Alzheimer’s Project"

Posted November 9, 2009
The Alzheimer's Association Greater Illinois Chapter, Lexington Healthcare and Alexian Brothers Neurosciences Institute are hosting two evening programs this month highlighting segments of The HBO Alzheimer’s Project featuring a panel of experts with their personal and scientific perspectives on Alzheimer’s disease. The first evening is the Wednesday, Nov 11 and they will feature Part I: Personal Perspectives on Living with Alzheimer’s Disease The second night, Wednesday, November 18 will feature: Part Two: Scientific Perspectives on Alzheimer’s Disease Both evenings check-in and appetizers at 5:30 p.m and program begins at 6:45 and ends at 8:30 p.m Where: Heron Point Conference Center ...
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Memory Walk 09 update

Posted November 3, 2009
I received an update on how we did back in September!  There were about 5,500 people present on the day of the walk which is amazing and to this day more than $850,000 was raised. Thanks again to everyone who walked, who donated in general and who donated to me specifically!  I really appreciate your help year after year. The Memory Walk dollars will be used ot support the programs of the Greater Illinois Chapter.  These programs include traditional and early-stage support groups that are attended by more than 450 individuals each month; family, community and professional education programs; a ...
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