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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Volunteers needed to raise money for the Alzheimer's Association

Posted November 5, 2010
If you’re free on Thursday, December 9th, the Greater Illinois Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is seeking volunteers to help them collect donations at their Charity Drive at Union Station. We’ll be there from 7:30am to 6pm, so if you could help for a few hours, please let Amanda know! Amanda Bogdanski|Event Specialist| Alzheimer's Association - Greater Illinois Chapter| 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800| Chicago, IL 60631|847-779-6952|773-444-0930 | amanda.bogdanski (at) alz.org
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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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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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Chicago Memory Walk Fun Fundraiser – "Memory Rock" at Joes on Weed Street

Posted August 27, 2010
The Alzheimer’s Association - Greater Illinois Chapter will be rockin at the annual Memory Rock concert on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at Joe's Sports Bar from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Co-chair Steven Monroe had this to say about this great event, “Memory Rock is in its fourth year and has become the annual end of summer event. This event really offers young adults an inexpensive way to help fight a disease that has affected their families, grandparents and parents. Attendance has increased each year - in no small part because it’s a great venue to hear Dr. Bombay (whose ...
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The Chicago Department on Aging has moved

Posted September 15, 2009
As of Sept 11, 2009 the office of the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services - Senior Services Division (or as I call it the department on aging..) has moved from 30 N. LaSalle to:1615 W. Chicago Ave, 3rd Floor, Chicago IL 60622All phone numbers have been changed and the new phone number is:312-746-8541
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"You have to have love in your life."

Posted August 26, 2009
That is a quote from Catherine Walker who just celebrated her 99th birthday this past Monday with those that she loves in her life. When you live to be 99, you tend to outlive many of the people that you love.  This did not stop Catherine from finding new life.  Not only does she live in a local retirement community, but she volunteers in their Alzheimer's wing.  She has a great sense of humor and enjoys herself there and her neighbors and friends appreciate her time. I first read about her in the Chicago Tribune where you can read the ...
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100 Charitable Activities You Can Do With Your Family

Posted July 18, 2009
A reader named Suzane emailed me about a post on her blog called 100 Charitable Activities You Can Do With Your Family.  Since I get emails all the time about volunteering in local nursing homes and assisted living communities I knew I had to share it.  Lots of great suggestions on there.  It also helps us answer the call to action from President and Mrs. Obama to give back!One of my favorite's is the first one because I know they can match up some opportunities with seniors.  Volunteer Match - with over 65,000 participating organizations, this site has many opportunities ...
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Be a Santa to a Senior!

Posted December 3, 2008
Santa Needs YOU!  Reach out to a Senior this Holiday Season! Home Instead Senior Care, the world's largest provider of non-medical caregiving services, in cooperation with Bridgeview Bank, is sponsoring a community outreach program called, Be a Santa to a Senior.  The program is designed to provide gifts and bring smiles to lonely and forgotten seniors.  Through this program, thousands of gifts will donated and distributed to seniors in need in the Chicagoland area. We've partnered with hospitals, nursing homes, senior living communities and senior service organizations to gather names of seniors who would not have much of a holiday ...
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