Local Chicago resident turns 100 today!

Posted April 30, 2010
On Friday April 30th, Chicago resident, Minnie Glanton, will celebrate her 100th birthday with family and friends. To mark the momentous occasion, Minnie’s home, Barton Senior Residences Chicago, located at 1245 S. Wood, is hosting a party, complete with birthday cake. This Windy City south-sider was born in 1910 in Carlton, Georgia. Minnie joins an elite group of centenarians in the U.S., with only 1 in 3,300 Americans predicted to reach the 100-year mark, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. All of us at Senior Living Experts want to wish her a very very happy birthday!
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The American Association for Wartime Veterans weekly seminars on the Aid & Attendance Benefit

Posted April 29, 2010
The Northbrook office of The American Association for Wartime Veterans holds weekly seminars on the Aid & Attendance Benefit for wartime veterans and/or their surviving spouses. Wartime Veterans may qualify for up to $1,644 monthly and Surviving Spouses may receive up to $1,056 monthly. *  Understand VA benefits & the application process. *  Learn how to become eligible even if you exceed the limits. *  Find out what benefits you are entitled to for residing at an assisted living community Seating is limited.  For reservations call:  800-850-5504 Upcoming 2010 Dates 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/24(Monday), 6/1 All seminars are at the ...
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New Early Stage Program that Northwestern's Alzheimer's Disease Center

Posted April 28, 2010
The Memory Ensemble™: An Improvisational Theater Experience for Persons with Memory Loss is a pilot research program that offers individuals with memory loss a unique and enriching experience through the exploration of improvisational theatre. As you may know, improvisational theater is a form of acting in which actors use techniques to perform spontaneously. No acting or performance experience is required! We have worked with actors from the Lookingglass Theater to create this program. Focusing on the Lookingglass Theatre Company’s core values of invention, transformation, and collaboration, members of The Memory Ensemble will learn to use their instincts, creativity and spontaneity ...
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New Report Unmasks Alzheimers Disease

Posted April 18, 2010
In March of 2010 the National Office of the Alzheimer’s Association released a sobering report on Alzheimer’s disease and those touched by its devastating affects. Incidents of Alzheimer’s disease are continuing to rise at drastic rates and will skyrocket once the baby boomers enter the age for greatest risk of development - age 65 and older. Today there are 5.3 million Americans living with the disease, including 210,000 living in Illinois alone. Illinois will see a 14% increase in the number of people who have Alzheimer’s disease by 2025. In addition Alzheimer’s disease remains the seventh leading cause of death ...
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AP News: In social dealings, being older is being wiser

Posted April 6, 2010
WASHINGTON (AP) - It turns out grandma was right: Listen to your elders. New research indicates they are indeed wise - in knowing how to deal with conflicts and accepting life's uncertainties and change. via m.apnews.com
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