Central Baptist Village to offer free showings of popular movies

Posted January 31, 2010
Coming up at Central Baptist Village their "at the movies" events!  Refreshments and snacks will be available.All movies will be viewed at 1:30 pmFriday Feb 12 - "August Rush"Friday March 12 - "The Man Who Knew Too Much"4747 N. Canfield Ave., Norridge, Ill For additional questions call 708-583-8500
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Renowned Concert Pianist and Chicago Cultural Icon Turns 90

Posted January 29, 2010
I know that Irene not only plays for the residents of the senior living community where she lives, she also plays at a lot of the local communities so I wanted to share this story about her!Uses Music to Inspire Others with Disabilities With an impressive career spanning three fourths of a century, renowned concert pianist and long-time contributor to Chicago’s cultural scene, Irene Alexander, turned 90 this week. Irene began playing the piano at age three, and her natural talent was soon noticed by Chicago’s artistic community. At age six, Irene performed for Queen Marie of Romania, and later for Rachmaninoff. Among ...
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Senior Cares: Some New Year’s Resolutions for seniors

Posted January 19, 2010
Lexington - Many people make New Year’s resolutions to start off the New Year. These resolutions usually have a self improvement theme: lose weight, get in shape, read more books, watch less TV, eat less junk food, make new friends, etc. Most of these good intentions will not last beyond a month or two. via www.wickedlocal.com GREAT article geared toward seniors about some doable, sensible and important new years resolutions. Best one I have seen, that is why I am sharing it as written!
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How to Help when Both Elderly Parents are Ill and Declining

Posted January 18, 2010
Paul Moseley joins me on my BlogtalkRadio show, Tuesday, January 19th, 11 am Eastern time. Paul will share his personal story, challenges and rewards as he cared for two aging and ill parents at the same time.  His parents spent the last 4 years of their lives in separate facilities. For many of us, caring for one aging parent seems overwhelming.  But, consider adult children who have two needy parents, often with very different illnesses and needs. You will learn from Paul and walk away from hearing his story with a smile on your face. Paul and his parents both ...
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Alzheimer’s Association – Toast To Remember Fundraiser

Posted January 15, 2010
On Thursday, February 18, 2010 the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Illinois Chapter will host the eighth annual A Toast to Remember wine and beer tasting event. This year A Toast to Remember will be held at the breath taking Chicago Cultural Center, located in the heart of downtown Chicago. For those who purchased tickets to the Premier Wine Tasting Lounge doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. doors will open for all attendees. “This year we invite everyone to enjoy life’s excesses in the spirit of Mardi Gras,” said Teresa Gruber, manager of special events. “The 2010 ...
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Alzheimer's Support Group at Weiss Hosptial

Posted January 14, 2010
This support group is open to family, friends, and/or caregivers who are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's.  Several topics will be discussed, a few are: Challenges of caregiving for someone who had Alzheimer's Care for the caregiver Ideas for additional support Nancy Tuzzolino is a senior care manager and will be facility the support group.  The group will meet on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7pm-8pm in the WISE Center at Weiss Memorial Hospital (4646 N. Marine Drive, Chicago, IL).  Please contact the WISE Center to register at 773-564-5666This program is supported by the Alzheimer's Association ...
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Jilted bride throws 'reception' for senior living community near Chicago

Posted January 13, 2010
I was reading a copy of last months AARP Bulletin on our drive home from Florida and came across this article.  As I read it again out loud to my husband Jason who was driving, tears came to my eyes so I ripped it out so I could remember to share it on my blog.  I don't know who you are Teanne Harris, but I think you are the bomb.Jilted Bride Throws Bash Anyways - When Teanne Harris' fiance got cold feet six days before their late October wedding, a retirement community in Des Plaines, Ill., got a special treat.After ...
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Octogenarian couple who met at assisted living facilty marry – San Jose Mercury News

Posted January 12, 2010
Hahn was a Marine and served in World War II. He spent most of his life in Los Altos Hills with his wife and son — now a doctor in San Diego. Hahn is a retired engineer who worked at Lockheed Martin in Sunnyvale for 50 years, and his bride says he and she complement one another. via www.mercurynews.com How could I not share this story that I saw in my google alerts this morning. I always say that socialization is the number one benefit of assisted living. This story here has proven that to the extreme and I love ...
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