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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New Old Age: YouTube Caregiving Video

Posted October 1, 2012
Has anyone heard of this?  It's a running "show" seven to eleven minutes long and the series will run indefinately on YouTube . This could be a good source for those unsure of how to approach caring for your parents.   The Drama of Aging and Caregiving, on YouTube By PAULA SPAN “I don’t want to take care of them,” Erica confesses in Episode 12 to the man she’s just slept with, speaking about her elderly parents. “Who does?” The man is the real estate broker who has just sold her parents’ home in San Francisco so that, after a year’s resentful ...
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New Ad Campaign Portrays Caregivers’ Call for Help

Posted August 22, 2012
As a Caregiver, are you exhauted, frustrated and a little lost too?  An AARP article from last week shows you're not alone. Will raise awareness, point families to helpful resources from: The Associated Press | August 15, 2012 WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman grips her car's steering wheel and silently lets out a scream as her frail father, on oxygen, coughs beside her and her kids play around in the back seat...   To continue reading the entire article click HERE SOURCE
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Documentary: 'Kings Point': Aging out of retirement

Posted August 6, 2012
While this film may not be showing in Chicago, but with all it's acclaim, it may be available to eventually get on DVD.  Watching the trailer only makes me want to see more of it.   What are your thoughts? Kings Point Trailer 2 from Sari Gilman on Vimeo.     'Kings Point': Aging out of retirement By Sari Gilman, Special to CNN Editor's note: Sari Gilman is an Emmy-nominated film editor. Her documentary directing debut, Kings Point, opens in New York on Friday, August 3, and in Los Angeles on Friday, August 10. (CNN) -- In 1978 my grandparents moved from New York City to ...
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Bill Cosby Is 75

Posted July 20, 2012
The AAPR recently interview the beloved Bill Cosby.  I can't believe he's 75 now; oh how I loved The Cosby Show!  Enjoy the reading his take on getting older and healthier and... ENJOY THE WEEKEND! wiki images  Bill Cosby Is 75 Legendary comedian marks birthday with a new diet and the same irrepressible humor by: Lorenzo Benet | from: AARP The Magazine  Bill Cosby's birthday has spiraled out of control. "I'm not in charge of these things anymore," deadpans the actor, who turned 75 on July 12 and recently published his 12th book, I Didn't Ask to Be Born (But I'm Glad ...
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Local Spotlight: Mythos Movies

Posted July 2, 2012
After meeting Houston Roderick of Mythos Movies, I was so excited to share his amazing Chicago-based company with my readers.  This is a cutting edge concept & truly amazing the gift he is helping people to give their loved ones. Read his story below of how it all came to be & please reach out to him if you'd like to have a movie made!   A Little About "Mythos Movies"  I started Mythos Movies this year to give people an option when they realize, "Oh, my parents have all these stories that will be lost when they pass away.  ...
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Save the Date: Indiana Documentary Premier of "Last Will & Embezzlement: Wed, 5/30

Posted May 9, 2012
While it may not be right in your backyard, it's still a worthy (and free!) event that will be raising awareness of the exploration of the elderly. Below the free event, held on Wed., 5/30, I've provided the details for the 5th Annual Gerontology Conference, which is on Thursday, 5/31.   FREE EVENT on WED, 5/30: Indiana premier of the documentary, “Last Will and Embezzlement”  O'Laughlin Auditorium at Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, IN Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6 pm – 8 pm Dessert Reception *** Film *** Panel Discussion RSVP 574.239.8384 or padams@hcc-nd.edu TRAILER: This free-admission event will be open to ...
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Caregiving for loved ones the 'new normal' for Boomers

Posted May 7, 2012
An article published in April on CNN provides some insight and great resources for Caregivers.   Continue reading to see how a former TV host cares for her Mother...   Caregiving for loved ones the 'new normal' for Boomers By Emanuella Grinberg, CNN updated 1:35 PM EDT, Mon April 9, 2012 (CNN) -- Money was no object when the time came for Joan Lunden to find a senior care facility for her 88-year-old mother. For years, the former host of "Good Morning America" had been a long-distance caregiver to her mother and brother in California, providing them with emotional and financial support ...
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