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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New Old Age: Caring & Coping

Posted April 2, 2013
New Old Age shares this amazing idea that I hope comes into fruition!  It makes perfect sense and would be a great way to elevate our status as a nation that truly cares about our elderly.   A Volunteer Army of Caregivers By PAULA SPAN The idea first arose in a Twitter chat about elder care. What we need, someone wrote, is a Peace Corps for caregiving. Janice Lynch Schuster, senior writer for the Altarum Institute, a nonprofit public health research and consulting organization, saw the posting. “Wow,” was her first thought. “Imagine what we could do if we had something like ...
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Local, Free Event this Saturday hopes to expand your thoughts on aging…

Posted November 29, 2012
Join your neighbors for a Community Conversation: Aging in & around the 47th Ward Stay active – involved – engaged – influential Saturday, December 1st, 2012 10 am – 12 pm Old Town School of Music 4544 N. Lincoln Avenue Featuring: Ameya Pawar, Alderman, 47th Ward of Chicago Robyn Golden, Rush University Medical Center Phil Ponce, Host, WTTW’s Chicago Tonight   Who should come?  You! Participate in a grassroots community-driven initiative to create a community for all ages.   Anyone age 50 and better interested in living their best years at home and creating their ideal community for the future. ...
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No Reservations Required: Local Support Groups for Caregivers

Posted March 9, 2012
Senior Living Experts just received a flyer from the Director of Comprehensive Services at Chicago Department of Family & Support Services.  Having the support you need can make a world of difference.  Should you find yourself answering yes to these questions, please reach out! Chicago Department of Family & Support Services and The Salvation Army: Family & Community Services Host:  SUPPORT GROUPS FOR CAREGIVERS Northwest Regional Senior Center (Copernicus) 3160 N Milwaukee, 60618 10:30am 3rd Monday of each month   Englewood Senior Satellite Center 653 W 63rd St, 60621 9:30am 3rd Thursday of each month   Abbott Park Senior Satellite Center ...
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Alzheimer's Association Update from 2/22/12

Posted March 1, 2012
The latest in Alzheimers news... Health and Human Services releases National Alzheimer's Plan draft The release of the first draft of the National Alzheimer's Plan is another positive step toward the nation's first-ever strategic plan for Alzheimer's. Comprehensive in scope, the draft plan addresses issues that are important to the Alzheimer's community including developing new treatments that prevent and effectively treat the disease, delivering much needed support for families, and enhancing care quality and effectiveness. To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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Volunteers needs for the Alzheimer’s Association Forget Me Not Days May 13&14th 2011

Posted April 10, 2011
What are you doing on Friday, May 13th? What about Saturday, May 14th? Could you spare a few hours that Friday or Saturday to volunteer for the ninth annual Forget Me Not Days®?   What are Forget Me Not Days? Forget Me Not Days began in 2003 as the annual fundraiser of Bankers Life and Casualty Company - the national life and health insurer - to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association chapters nationwide. On May 13 and 14, 2011 this ‘tag days’ fundraiser will bring Bankers agents and employees, and Alzheimer’s Association volunteers to streets and storefronts to raise awareness and ...
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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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