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4 | February 16, 2017 | The glencoe anchor news glencoeanchor.com Family Service of Glencoe announces new senior initiative Info from one-onone interviews to be used for future programming Fouad Egbaria, Editor Family Service of Glencoe recently announced a new initiative that will aim to create further understanding of senior life in Glencoe. Marks Hand in Hand with Our Seniors, Family Service of Glencoe’s new senior program, will be led by intern Cortney Marks and overseen by Family Service of Glencoe therapist Chuck Hutchcraft. Marks is a graduate student at Loyola University working to complete a master’s degree in social work. Al Ross, one of her Loyola professors, is the clinical director at Family Service of Glencoe. Given her previous experience working with seniors, Ross suggested she come on to participate in the new initiative led by Hutchcraft. “We have the belief that older people should have the opportunity to fully participate in all aspects of society and community life, while at the same time being able to maintain health, independence, and living in their own home in the comfort of their own community,” Marks said. In the new initiative, Marks will conduct oneon-one interviews — typically lasting an hour — with seniors in the village beginning in February and throughout the summer as needed. One-on-one interviews may take place in a resident’s home or at a public space in Glencoe. Marks said they’ve started scheduling interviews for the week of Monday, Feb. 20. “I’d like to structure the interviews to get an idea of what [seniors’] life is like today, what it was like back then when they first moved to the area, what things did they have then that they don’t have now, or vice versa,” Marks said. “We really just want to get a sense of what the environment is like for them today.” In 2014, Family Service of Glencoe’s centennial year, a community needs assessment was conducted to examine community strengths and opportunity areas. The organization collected direct feedback on the emotional health and well-being of residents in order to evaluate programs, determine areas of need and opportunity. Survey respondents addressed senior issues, in particular, with 51 percent of respondents indicating that care and support for the elderly would improve quality of life in Glencoe and 40 percent of respondents indicating that additional housing opportunities for seniors would improve the quality of life in Glencoe. Family Service of Glencoe plans to use the information gleaned from the interviews to develop programming that will “ensure the comfort and safety of all villagers throughout their lifespan,” according to a Family Service of Glencoe release. Those interested in participating can call the Family Service of Glencoe office at (847) 835-5111 or email info@familyserviceofglencoe.org. Family Service of Glencoe and the Glencoe Park District are cosponsoring a free spaghetti dinner for seniors at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Takiff Center, 999 Green Bay Road. Those interested in participating should RSVP by calling Glencoe Park District Program Manager Liz Visteen at (847) 835- 7538. Planting From Page 3 contribution to the organization and leadership in the field of public gardens.” In November 2014, he was awarded the 2015 Arthur Hoyt Scott Medal and Award, which recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding national contribution to the science and art of gardening. After 40 years at the Garden, Jarantoski is looking forward to life after horticulture. He ticked off activities and goals one by one, like soil samples in an inventory: volunteer at hospitals, genealogy, ceramics classes, learning languages, tai chi, travel and visits to see his other retired friends. He also plans on returning to his organ-playing days. “I will play the organ again,” he said. “I don’t know where, but I’m going to take lessons again.” 1940 ELMWOOD DRIVE HIGHLAND PARK | $825,000 46 INSIGNIA COURT HIGHLAND PARK | $725,000 1027 GREENWOOD AVENUE DEERFIELD | $699,000 Carol Ring 847.909.5585 Carol.Ring@CBExchange.com CarolRing.cbintouch.com We sell here. We live here. COMING SOON 2590 FAIRFORD LANE NORTHBROOK | COTSWOLDS Linda Rosenbloom 847.560.0433 Linda.Rosenbloom@CBExchange.com LindaRosenbloom.cbintouch.com We love it here! ©2017 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker and the Coldwell Banker Logo are registered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. Real estate agents affiliated with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are independent contractor sales associates and are not employees of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.

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