Renowned Concert Pianist and Chicago Cultural Icon Turns 90
Posted January 29, 2010
I know that Irene not only plays for the residents of the senior living community where she lives, she also plays at a lot of the local communities so I wanted to share this story about her!Uses Music to Inspire Others with Disabilities With an impressive career spanning three fourths of a century, renowned concert pianist and long-time contributor to Chicago’s cultural scene, Irene Alexander, turned 90 this week. Irene began playing the piano at age three, and her natural talent was soon noticed by Chicago’s artistic community. At age six, Irene performed for Queen Marie of Romania, and later for Rachmaninoff. Among ...read more
Are You or Someone You Know Caring For an Elderly Loved One?
Posted December 16, 2009
A few years ago, I had the chance to meet Barbara Friesner, and Elder Care Expert and Founder of AgeWiseLiving. A while ago, she created “The Ultimate Caregiver’s Success System” which I recommend to any caregiver dealing with an aging parent. Just in time for the holidays, she is offering $100 off AND a free upgrade on shipping so that you can order today and get it in time for Christmas. It’s a great gift so I thought I would share some information on it! I had them send me this description because I know she could explain it better ...read more
American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging "Idea House"
Posted October 31, 2009
The 2009 AAHSA Annual Meeting in Expo this is year is in Chicago at the McCormick Place. This year they are featuring a full scale, 2600 SQFT home which includes and demonstrates cutting edge design and technology from more than 25 companies! The Expo is not open to the public but the home is and I plan on stopping by to check it out, take some pictures and blog about the technology and design. As a professional who works in the industry and as a student of interior design, I can't wait to see what they have in store as ...read more