Real life Rosie the Riveter gets to meet the Blue Angels

Posted August 19, 2014
Real life Rosie the Riveter gets to meet the Blue Angels
A resident of Brookdale Plaza Lake View and her sister were granted the opportunity of a lifetime to meet the Blue Angels.  The wish was granted through an organization called Senior Wish. This past weekend the Blue Angels flew into Chicago as usual to entertain the masses during the annual air and water show.  But this time two sisters got to meet the crew in Gary Indiana.  Both have a fascination with airplanes and flying and the older sister worked as a riveter during WWII building planes.  She planned to be a pilot, but alas those dreams were not to ...
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Senior Living Experts interviewed on PBS’ Nightly Business Report

Posted August 14, 2014
Senior Living Experts interviewed on PBS’ Nightly Business Report
An exciting night in television history for us last night! Dominic Chu from CNBC did report for PBS' Nightly Business Report that featured a clip with Senior Living Experts Founder, Lisa Sneddon. In the beginning of the month, we were contacted by a producer from CNBC regarding the show.  Lisa was asked numerous questions about the state of the industry and the current costs for care. This was part three of a four part series, Aging in America and this segment focused on the companies to watch for stock purposes.  Our nations aging population is going to need senior living ...
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New Old Age: Arts & Culture

Posted January 24, 2013
Have you guys seen this movie?  I haven't, but a friend was still reeling from it hours after she saw it this past weekend.  That combined with this article makes me want to see it.  Crazy I know, but I'm intrigued... The Brutal Truth of ‘Amour’ By PAULA SPAN It has been a few days since I left the movie theater in a bit of a daze, and I’m still thinking about “Amour.” So much of this already much-honored film rings utterly true: the way a long-married Parisian couple’s daily routines, their elegant life of books and music and art, can ...
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Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection

Posted May 15, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. on CAN TV21Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly present social neuroscientist, Dr. John T. Cacioppo, discussing the affects of prolonged social isolation which can be as harmful to one's health as smoking or obesity.
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Caring For Your Parents – A New PBS Documentary

Posted April 2, 2008
I wish I had heard about this sooner, as it is on tonight.  If you miss it, hopefully it will repeat as it sounds very interesting.  Here is a little bit about it from their website: The first 90-minutes of Caring for Your Parents underscores today's struggle to keep parents at home, tensions between siblings, and the complexity of shifting caregiver roles through an intimate look at five American families. In the end, the documentary contends successful caregiving requires one primary ingredient‒love. Immediately after the 90-minute broadcast, medical correspondent Dr. Art Ulene leads "A Conversation About Caring." This half-hour panel ...
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Our Cable Access TV Debut…

Posted June 27, 2007
Set your VCR's or Tivo's!  Last month I was interviewed for the cable access TV show, "The Vintage Times."  This show is a monthly cable television program for senior citizens (and those who care for senior citizens.)  It is produced by the Township of Downers Grove in cooperation with the Village of Downers Grove. I was asked to speak about the different options in senior living, and how to know when its time to make the move.  Betty from Senior Home Sharing (one of our partners) was also there to talk about their unique senior living options.  Hanna is the ...
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ABC World News Tonight – Looking for YOU

Posted June 20, 2007
ABC News contacted me this week!  They are looking for you, the readers of this blog. They are going to be doing a special segment on eldercare and caregiving - specifically on the "sandwich generation" which is defined as caregivers who are taking care of their children and their parents.  They want to hear YOUR story.  Not my story, but yours!  They are looking for people to send short video clips to them which you can do with your cell phone or digital camera if it has that function. For more information read on: ABC News wants to know about ...
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