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The Glenview Lantern 110917

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14 | November 9, 2017 | The glenview lantern community Adventures in Glenview Glenview horror movies The Word on Wellness Life after diagnosis Denny Hebson Contributing Columnist Glenview resident I remember reading the Glenview village newsletter several years ago. It included a small feature called Backyard Nature. This particular edition focused on the possum and claimed that “possums can grow to the size of a small car.” Obviously, the writer intended to say “a small cat,” but I couldn’t help imagining a giant, razor-toothed rodent leaping at me from the bushes as I took out the garbage that night. It had all the makings of a Glenview Horror Movie. So I thought I’d think of a few more: The Birds’ Droppings Joggers and power walkers are terrorized by the massive amounts of goose poop on the paths in Gallery Park. Starring Geese Witherspoon and Ryan Gosling. Rated Ew. Viewers with sensitive stomachs or new shoes are strongly cautioned. Valley Lo Towers II Spacious 1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms • In unit washer/dryer • Indoor Parking Free with 2 & 3 Bedrooms • Beautiful, well maintained mature landscaping • Cats and small dogs welcome • Pool, tennis court and clubhouse • On-site management ImmedIate Occupancy avaIlable Open 7 Days a Week 9:30a.m. to 5p.m. 847-998-1800 ext. 200 Jurassic Parking Lot On a quest for jumbosized boxes of Tide laundry detergent, a young couple discovers a wild and untamed world known as the Costco parking lot. Desperately searching for a space, the unfortunate pair is last seen surrounded by three giant Chevy Suburbans. Don’t miss the terrifying sequel: Jurassic Parking Lot 2 — The Trip to Trader Joe’s. The Waukegan Dead A hearty band of travelers, heading south from Northbrook, must make their way through a gruesome phalanx of architectural monstrosities. The infamous scene in which the travelers pass Please see Hebson, 15 1 bedrooms starting at $1,595 2 bedrooms starting at $2,425 3 bedrooms starting at $2,650 1910 Chestnut Avenue | Glenview, IL 60025 | Chris Falcon Contributing Columnist The true origin of Hemingway’s six-word novel is unknown. Perhaps it’s because the truth has been misconstrued over time, or maybe simply forgotten. Regardless of what may or may not have happened the day those famous six words — “For sale, baby shoes, never worn” — were or were not scribbled down on a napkin in a bar over a bet, the challenge of telling a complete tale in exactly six utterances was set. All of us have a story. At times, we flip through the pages of our past and dog ear the moments we don’t want to let go of, and other times we skip through entire chapters in search of a new line. The ability we have to rewind and fast forward through the moments of our life is often taken for granted, but for those suffering from memory loss due to Alzheimer’s or dementia, the capacity to take control of the narrative is fading quickly. Emerald Place (1879 Chestnut Ave.) is a stateof-the-art, 80-bed Anthem Memory Care community. Although new to Glenview, the stigmas they face are old. “When people think of assisted living, or long-term care, they think of low engagement,” said Executive Director Michael Zywicki. “Just because many of our residents have lived more life than they have left does not mean they have stopped growing.” Anthem Memory Care is pioneering a new way of viewing long-term care. It’s a philosophy that focuses on how much life is left, rather than how much is lost, and the driving force of that culture is growth. “We strive to challenge our residents,” said Community Relations Director Mary Ann Pappone. “There is this belief that there is no life after diagnosis. This couldn’t be further from the truth. You just have to fight for it.” The $15-million facility, poised to open its doors in November, is beaming with high-tech machinery and modalities all designed to enrich the lives of the residents, but it’s the low-tech side of the equation that they hope will yield the greatest results. “We have the best technology money can buy,” Zywicki said. “But in the end, we understand that it’s the people that will make the difference.” Anthem Memory Care stresses the importance of human connectivity, and the staff at Emerald Place is ready to connect. “We have gone to great lengths to bridge the gap between our residents and their families by creating more opportunities for them to engage,” Pappone said. From ping pong to hockey, the residents at Emerald Place have full exposure to activities proven to stimulate growth, as well as keep grandkids wanting to come back for a visit. With a mantra that states community yields engagement, Zywicki and Pappone have reached out to provide local police and fire departments with much needed de-escalation training for situations involving those suffering from memory loss. They have also shared their virtual dementia tour with the public in an attempt to raise awareness and understanding of the dynamics of memory care. “It is our goal to create a safe place for our residents, and that safety must go beyond these walls,” Zywicki said. How much does one have to remember to tell a complete story? How many words does it take to summarize what has been and what will be? These are questions we can ponder as we pass by all that would be forgotten, or we can engage and write the tale together. Falcon Six: Life is love remembered, not forgotten. Chris Falcon is a certified personal trainer and founder of Reactive Performance Enhancement Center in Glenview. He is dedicated to helping people feel their best through healthy living on all levels. Connect with Chris on Instagram: @officialchrisfalcon sound off the glenview lantern | November 9, 2017 | 15 Social snapshot Become a member: Like The Glenview Lantern: Follow The Glenview Lantern: @glenviewlantern go figure Top Web Stories From, 1. Coach Talk: The walls in the halls are empty 2. Athlete of the Week: 10 Questions with Kendall Smith 3. Titans help themselves by first helping others 4. FOMO brings pop-up diner concept to Northbrook Court 5. Police Reports: Two SUVs stolen from outside residences Glenbrook South posted this photo of students Jack and Declan displaying their patriotism with a flag project of maple, oak and padauk. Take your first steps toward learning to figure skate or play hockey with our Thanksgiving beginner lessons. For more info call 847-724-2800 @GlenviewPkDist tweeted on Oct. 29. 1 as of Nov 6 An intriguing number from this week’s edition Only one pumpkin could win The Lantern’s annual Great Pumpkin Contest, Page 10 From The Editor Only you can stop car burglaries CHRIS PULLAM It’s been a few months since the last time I wrote an editorial asking Glenview residents to lock their vehicles, but that doesn’t mean we solved the problem. Personal items are stolen from unlocked vehicles almost every single week in Glenview. If you don’t believe me, just check out our police reports. (This week, you’ll find them on Page 6.) For example, six unlocked vehicles on Indian Road and Echo Lane were Hebson From Page 14 through the intersection of Waukegan and Grove has been described by many viewers as just too stomach-turning to watch. The Creature from the Indian Ridge Lagoon This rare, controversial documentary reveals that “Nessie” or the Loch Ness Monster, lived for many years in the central lagoon of the Indian Ridge subdivision. An overabundance of tourist and amateur bounty hunters in her homeland caused the Scottish beast to flee to the tony west Glenview neighborhood. Unfortunately, rising illegally searched, or worse, during the overnight hours between Oct. 21-22. And, while it’s easy to focus on the number of vehicles, “unlocked” is the real keyword. Unlocked. Unlocked. Unlocked. Unlocked. Unlocked. Oh, and did I mention that the cars were all unlocked? Back in June, the last time I wrote a similar column, 14 unlocked cars were hit over a four-day span. Now, that’s an uncharacteristically high number for Glenview. But the six vehicles mentioned this week isn’t all that abnormal, and while I know it’s easy to say, “That will never happen to me,” why even take the risk? I’ll admit that I never locked my car when I lived in the 500-person town of Cherry, Ill., and property taxes eventually forced her to move once again, this time to a public swimming pool in Rolling Meadows. Children of the Candy Corn The ghost of Mrs. Brach, the Glenview candy heiress who disappeared in 1976, returns to wreak havoc on her hometown. On Halloween night, she lurks in her old Wagner Road mansion, terrorizing trick-or-treaters by handing out nothing but Circus Peanuts and Starlite Mints. A Nightmare on Dewes Street A huge McMansion, featuring a stone-and-brick façade, faux balconies and an arched two-story I know that Glenview residents feel relatively safe nestled away in this quiet village, but I’d think months of the same crime would convince residents to secure their vehicles. And these crimes aren’t isolated in Glenview. 22nd Century Media’s newspapers in Northbrook, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park and Lake Forest have all reported similar burglaries. It seems like a few individuals are simply preying on our sense of security, which means the crimes won’t stop until residents across all of these towns start locking their vehicle and the burglars give up. At the end of the day, I rarely receive reports of locked vehicles being burglarized. So if you really want peace of mind, there’s only one thing to do. entryway, plus a turret and a four-car garage, suddenly appears on the quiet street, much to the horror of the neighbors. (I) Scream A man goes to the Dairy Bar for a chocolate ice cream cone only to find it is already closed for the season, meaning another year has rocketed by and the twenty-teens are almost over, and we’re all just another year older, grayer and fatter. AAAAAAAHHHHH- HHH!!!! Have suggestions for a future Adventures of Glenview entry? Shoot Denny an email at Falcon From Page 12 BC: Glenbrook South is a tremendous school [with] superior teachers, wideranging classes, extracurricular activities, and diversity and community engagement. Our kids benefited from their experiences there and were wellprepared for Yale, Virginia and Dartmouth. I miss the high-school community, especially watching the kids’ Friday night football games. Brennan still plays as a defensive lineman at Dartmouth. Sean is a graduate assistant football coach at Penn State. Jeff Blackman is a Hall of Fame speaker, bestselling author and award-winning business-growth specialist. Please visit, to subscribe to his free e-zine, The Results Report. For a topic or “guest” suggestion, please send Jeff an e-mail: The Glenview Lantern Sound Off Policy Editorials and columns are the opinions of the author. Pieces from 22nd Century Media are the thoughts of the company as a whole. The Glenview Lantern encourages readers to write letters to Sound Off. 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