12 | April 25, 2019 | 22nd Century Media Lady 22ndcenturymedia.com Become part of the Hawkinson Kia family Integrity, service are priorities at Matteson dealership There is a stigma attached to car salespeople, and Ariel Rogers used to believe in it. That’s why, she said, she got into the business. “Because I didn’t trust salesmen, I could make customers like me feel more comfortable,” said Ariel, a sales consultant with Hawkinson Kia in Matteson. “It feels better to help out that family that has been denied or that doesn’t know the process well. We want to make sure you have someone you trust.” Trust and respect are foundational pillars of the car-buying process at Hawkinson Kia, where the motto is “A customer is a customer for life.” At most dealerships, Ariel said, the customer hears “No” a lot — “no, we can’t do that” or “no, you won’t find that anywhere.” “Customers feel disrespected,” she said. “Here it’s more gentle and we treat you like family. We build a relationship with everybody — bad credit or good credit.” The reason that is so important is because Hawkinson Kia knows buying a car is not a simple or inexpensive decision. It is important to an individual or a family and involves planning and sacrifice. “We want to encourage them to buy a car to help them, not to help us,” Ariel said. It’s a long tradition of integrity started when Robert R. Hawkinson opened a Ford dealership in Oak Lawn in 1961. The current owners of Hawkinson Kia, Bob and Jim, trained at their father’s operation and today, carry on in the same tradition in the family name. That attitude has helped Hawkinson Kia become one of the top dealers in the region. Its inventory is highlighted by new Kia vehicles like the new, award-winning Kia Tulleride SUV. “Right now it is flying in and flying out,” Ariel said. Hawkinson Kia’s service department — with ASE- and Kia-trained technicians — is tops in the area, as is the parts department, which has an inventory of more than 1 million parts. “When you are buying a vehicle, you want to trust the company can take care of your car and get you a good deal with better service,” Ariel said. “You don’t have to worry about that here.” Submitted by Hawkinson Kia, 5501 Miller Circle Drive, in Matteson. Open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.- 6 p.m. Saturday and closed Sunday. For more information, call (708) 223-7056 or visit hawkinsonkia.com. Written by 22CM Boost, the content-writing division of 22nd Century Media, publisher of this special section and newspaper. www.EvergreenSLC.com/OrlandPark 10820 183rd Street •Orland Park •(708) 479-1082 Evergreen Senior Living offers worry-free living, assisted living where compassionate care isalways nearby. Wewelcome you to learn more and visit our community of Joyful Experience Living care. Visit us online or call today. Live life to the fullest at Evergreen Senior Living! Our beautiful campus offers Memory Care and Assisted Living.
22ndcenturymedia.com lady 22nd Century Media | April 25, 2019 | 13 New Lenox woman recovers from heart procedure with rehab at Silver Cross For most women, a tightfitting bra is uncomfortable, but for retired school administrative secretary Nancy Teschke, it was a lifesaving signal to see a doctor. A few years ago, Teschke came to the painful realization that she had gained a lot of weight; in fact, she was at an all-time high. So she embarked on a weightloss journey that included hiking, biking and golf. To her delight, this youngat-heart, active wife and mother of adult children lost 50 pounds following a year’s investment of dedicated effort. Relaxing on a vacation watching TV last fall in Branson, Missouri, she wondered why her bra felt tight. She admittedly felt a little lightheaded and fatigued on occasion, but chalked it up to needing new glasses, overdoing activities or overeating on vacation, especially after a round of golf and visiting tourist attractions. In the back of her mind, she also knew her dad had suffered heart disease, but quickly put that out of her mind. Luckily, her husband ignored her excuses and took her to the nearest emergency room where an angioplasty revealed a 99 percent blockage in her main coronary artery and a 50 percent blockage in a second one. This degree of blockage is often referred to as “the widow maker.” Two stents were inserted and, after a short hospital stay, she returned home to New Lenox still overwhelmed by the experience and concerned about the future. “It was frightening to realize that what I assumed was minor discomfort actually indicated a desperately dangerous heart condition,” Teschke said. She called Heartland Cardiovascular and connected with cardiologist Hazem Al Muradi, M.D., who designed a follow-up care plan that included cardiac rehabilitation at Silver Cross Hospital. “This was a big wake-up call for me, and I appreciated the informative staff guidance during my rehab program,” Teschke said. “I learned why I was doing certain exercises and what I could expect in terms of health improvements. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and the constant monitoring gave me confidence that I could safely return to a normal, even healthier life.” Silver Cross rehabilitation nurses and exercise physiologists monitor activities with telemetry and helped Teschke learn to change her bike riding to a level that benefits her heart. “A diagnosis or treatment for a heart condition can be life-changing, even frightening,” said Brendan Casey, Manager of Cardiology, Endoscopy and the Interventional Lab at Silver Cross. “The goal of the Silver Cross Cardiac Rehabilitation Program is to provide individualized, progressive exercise and education to help participants and families recover from the cardiovascular event and prevent future heart problems. Our program is designed to improve the functioning of the heart and lungs, strengthen muscles and help our patients confidently live their best life.” Teschke said the program has helped her in many ways. “I learned about building cardio endurance and strength fitness through monitored activities and education,” Teschke said. “I attended classes to learn about diet and lifestyle changes that would improve my overall heart health and fitness, such as watching hidden sodium levels and stress management techniques.” Having recently completed 36 rehabilitation sessions over 12 weeks, Te- Please see heart, 18 Youmean, Ican have all my Breast Care at Silver Cross? Nice! RoutineMammograms. Thorough Diagnosis. Innovative Treatment. RapidRecovery. Silver Cross Hospital has brought together advanced technology, leading-edge therapies and highly trained doctors*—all under one roof, so you can receive comprehensive, coordinated breast care close tohome. And our certified breast health nurse will guide you every step ofthe way. This includes having your medical information reviewed by a multi-disciplinary team of breast specialists for arecommended treatment plan. Scheduling appointments with an experienced breast surgeon. Or helping you access innovative clinical trials, prone radiation therapy, and genetic testing and counseling in the University ofChicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center andlymphedematherapy in theShirleyRyanAbilityLab —both atSilver Cross Hospital.Wealso offer many support programs and boutique services toenhance your quality oflife. Experience Silver Cross. Schedule an appointment at (815)300-6350. *General Surgeons,Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Radiologists, Pathologists,and Plastic/ReconstructiveSurgeons–many fellowshiptrained in breast cancer Physicians on Silver Cross Hospital’s Medical Staff have expertise in their areas of practice to meet the needs of patients seeking their care.These physicians are independent practitioners on the Medical Staff and arenot the agents or employees of Silver Cross Hospital. They treat patients based upon their independent medical judgment and they bill patients separately for their services. 1870 Silver Cross Blvd., New Lenox • IMatter.silvercross.org • (815) 300-6350