Brain Fitness Programs for Seniors in Chicago

Posted September 25, 2010
  Tuesday, September 28, 20109:00 am - 4:00 pm Hosted at Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly            355 N Ashland Avenue, Chicago, IL 60607 Free Seminar  Presenter: Sheila Segal, MFT, Peer Counseling Program Director,                      WISE and Healthy Aging, Santa Monica, CAReservations are required.  Register for this free seminar online or call 312.455.1000 Seminar Schedule: Morning Session: Professionals will explore the development of brain fitness programming to help the elderly maintain and improve their cognitive abilities. Lunch Break Afternoon Session: Seminar participants will welcome 25 elders and will be interactive, sharing positive experiences in improving brain health as well as confronting obstacles to learning something new.  ...
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Caregiverlist's "Care for the Caregiver Day" in Chicago

Posted September 24, 2010
Free Training - Free Massages - Free Food and More! Date:  Thursday, October 14, 2010 Time:  10 a.m. to 5 pm. (Open House format) Location:  Downtown Chicago (near El train and Bus stops) 11 East Adams Street at State Street, 2nd Floor Classrooms of the Illinois School of Health Careers WORKSHOPS:  Receive a "Certificate of Attendance" Workshops lead by Health School Instructors/R.N.'s Transfering Skills Coping with Attachment and Grief Communicating with Mentally Challenged Patients Get Hired! Seminar Caregiverlist Training Tools Educational Opportunities Learn more and RSVP: https://www.caregiverlist.com/CareForTheCaregiverDay.aspx (RSVP Suggested but not Required) Caregiverlist has also partnered with the leader in ...
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Senior Living Advisor recently finishes second half marathon

Posted September 21, 2010
This past Labor Day, our very own Kerry Quirin participated in her second half marathon in Oak Brook, IL.  Personally, I can barely take my dog for a walk without needing a few breaks along the way so I am very impressed.  In fact, this is the second one she has run in.  Back in 2008 she participated in a race in Arizona.  Running in heat.  Wow. Great job Kerry!  I know that she is planning on running in another one soon.  Here she is a few months before the event stocking up on some carbs for the energy she ...
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Chicago Memory Walk Re-cap

Posted September 20, 2010
Sept 11, 2010 - We had a new location - in lovely Lincoln Park - but our old familiar friend, the rain joined us even though we did not invite it! Once again, the rain did not stop thousands of people from showing up to show their support and to raise some money!  So far the walk has raised $564,281.00!!  Over half a million dollars! I have included a few photos from the event.   I want to give the award for the best Memory Walk Team name to Team Edward below!  Wonder if they are vampires?  Vampires like rainy ...
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Northwest Indiana Alzheimer's Assocation Memory walk this weekend!

Posted September 17, 2010
If you are in Northwest Indiana and want to participate here are the details... Welcome to 2010 Memory Walk - Merrillville, INWhere:Hidden Lake ParkMerrillville, INWhen:Sunday, September 19, 2010Registration at 12:30 pmWalk begins at 1:30 pmLength:1 Mile Walk RouteContact:Email or Call Louise Thompson at louise.thompson@alz.org or 800.272.3900 Senior Living Experts own Jordan Bignell will be there so if you see him please say hello! Hopefully there will be lots of sunshine for them.  We had rain at ours last weekend and I will post a an update on the Chicago memory walk in a little while!
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Special Event World Alzheimer’s Day – Sept 21, 2010 – Advances in Research and Care

Posted September 1, 2010
On this day, educational programs are being held in dozens of countries to raise awareness about the growing challenge of this disease.  The Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter is pleased to bring together professional and family caregivers to learn about recent advances in science and care. September 21, 2010 Check-in 8:00 a.m. Program 8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Location: Elk Grove Park District Garden Terrace Room 1000 Wellington Ave Elk Grove Village, IL Phone: 847.933.2413 Cost: $45 for Professionals $25 Family Members Group rates are available CEUs provided by Oakton Community College and Alexian Bros Presenters: Concetta Forchetti M.D. ...
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