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Experience unrivaled post-hospital

care at Whitehall of Deerfield

Whitehall of Deerfield, the North Shore’s premier

post-hospital rehabilitation and healthcare

center, delivers superior rehabilitation services

following surgery or a hospital stay that help

guests quickly and safely get back to their active

lives. All with the luxury and comforts of a hotel


Guests receive customized, outcome-oriented

treatment plans honed from more than four decades

of successfully treating thousands of posthospital

patients. This individualized care also

helps reduce your risk of complications and rehospitalization.

Under the guidance of board-certified specialists,

Whitehall of Deerfield’s specially trained

team delivers comprehensive, personalized and

cutting-edge care, including:

• One-on-one physical, occupational and speech

seven days a week

• Orthopedic and joint replacement rehabilitation

• Cardiac program

• Post-stroke and neurological program

• Wound care, pain management and much more

Two private orthopedic recovery wings

Whitehall of Deerfield also offers two exclusive,

private wings for those recovering from

orthopedic surgery: The Orthopedic Pavilion for

orthopedic rehabilitation and The Elective Orthopedic

Pavilion for joint-replacement therapy

and elective orthopedic recovery.

Specially trained in-house therapists deliver

highly individualized care in state-of-the-art

orthopedic gyms — complete with the latest

orthopedic equipment.

World-class comforts

Expect legendary service to make your stay

comfortable. Indulge yourself with an array of

thoughtful amenities during your short-term

stay, such as:

• Attentive concierge service

• Daily newspaper, Starbucks coffee and delicious

snacks delivered to your room

• Valet parking for visitors

• In-room dining with a wide range of menu


• In-room massages (upon request)

• Therapeutic putting green

• Complimentary gourmet coffee shop and ice

cream parlor

• Wellness Spa offering the delights of a relaxing

massage and a full-service salon

• Replica of Chicago’s famed Pump Room for

private dining

• Large flat screen HDTV — with an exclusive

24-hour channel of newly released movies

• Wireless internet

Five-star Medicare rating

Whitehall of Deerfield consistently receives

Medicare’s highest rating in its five-star quality

rating system of nursing and rehabilitation

centers, reflecting Whitehall of Deerfield’s

outstanding clinical care and outcomes.

U.S. News & World Report top rating

Whitehall of Deerfield has also consistently

received U.S. News & World Report’s “Top

Performing” rating, the highest ranking in their

rating system.

Highest hospital recognition

Both NorthShore University HealthSystem

and Northwestern Memorial Hospital have selected

Whitehall of Deerfield as a preferred partner,

recognizing Whitehall of Deerfield for its

outstanding outcomes.

These partnerships help ensure that each patient

receives a higher level of coordinated and

seamless care.

Highest accreditation

Whitehall of Deerfield is accredited by the

Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare

Organizations, the nation’s most respected

healthcare accrediting group, earning

both the prestigious “Gold Seal of Approval®

Certification for Post-Acute Care” and Accreditation

for Nursing Care “National Quality

Approval Seal.”

This certification and accreditation are just

some of the proof of the impeccably high standards

of healthcare guests can expect to receive.

Discover Whitehall of Deerfield

To see for yourself how Whitehall of Deerfield’s

blend of healthcare expertise and fivestar

service can quickly get you back to your

active life, please call (847) 945-4600 or visit


Submitted by Whitehall of Deerfield. For more

information, call (847) 945-4600 or visit whitehallofdeerfield.com.

Vi at The Glen reinvests in

the exceptional retirement

To some North Shore retirees, it

may seem as though life couldn’t

get any better. One community is

determined to demonstrate that

there’s always room for improvement.

With a $4.8 million remodel

underway, life at The Glen is

getting more enviable every day.

Located in Glenview, Vi at The

Glen pairs the area’s signature

warmth with the comfort and amenities

of luxury senior living. The

result is a highly sociable, maintenance-free

lifestyle that allows

residents to truly enjoy the best of

all worlds.

Now, a remodel of The Glen’s

common areas and amenities —

targeted for total completion in late

2020 — is marking a new chapter

for the retirement-redefining


Setting the stage for sociability

In a community that prides itself

on hospitality, it’s no surprise that

improving social spaces is a top

priority. Scheduled to be finished

this November, Phase I of the remodel

will focus on the living

room, the drawing room and a full

bar where residents will be able

to enjoy signature cocktails while

mingling with family and friends.

“Social connection is a key part

of what makes our community so

special,” said Vi at The Glen Sales

Director Sian Moynihan. “Creating

spaces where everyone can

gather, relax and enjoy each other’s

company is so important.”

Phase I will also introduce a theater

where residents will be invited

to attend movie nights, lectures

and other special events — another

opportunity for the community’s

social calendar to shine.

“Our goal is for the new spaces

to foster a welcoming atmosphere,”

Director of Interior Design Misha

Mann said. “It’s all about

creating something that’s both

distinguished and friendly.”

A culinary program worth savoring

The upgrades will also include a

reimagining of The Glen’s culinary

program. All three of the community’s

on-site restaurants will be

renovated, with the casual Bistro

to be completed as part of Phase I.

In addition to striking architectural

redesigns, each of the restaurants’

menus will be updated.

“Scratch cooking is at the heart

of our kitchen,” said Vi at The

Glen Executive Chef Jose Luna.

“Whether you’re picking up your

morning pastry or sitting down for

a high-end dinner, you’ll get something

unique that was made with

fresh ingredients.”

Reconceived restaurant Bridges

will feature upscale comfort food

with a modern twist. The Glen’s

fine-dining restaurant, Great Lakes,

will focus on contemporary, experiential

meals that are designed to

inspire celebration.

“In all of our restaurants, we

want to strike a balance between

familiar, favorite dishes and opportunities

to try new cuisine,”

Luna said. “We don’t want to give

you what you expect from a retirement

community. Dinner doesn’t

need to be just dinner. It can be an


To learn more about Vi at The

Glen and the community’s remodeling

efforts, call (888) 991-

3287 or visit us online at TheGlen.

ViLiving.com today.

Submitted by Vi at The Glen. For more

information, call (888) 991-3287 or

visit www.TheGlen.ViLiving.com.

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Chestnut Square: A beautiful

community with new friends awaits

Since opening in 2003,

Chestnut Square at The

Glen has been one of the

North Shore’s most popular

choices for independent

senior living.

The reasons are many,

but to fully understand

what makes the community

so special, we think

our residents, families

and staff give the best

perspective of all:

“Moving to Chestnut

Square was one of the best

decisions my wife and I

ever made...our only regret

is that we didn’t do

this sooner! There’s always

something new and exciting

happening and we’ve never

met a nicer group of people.

When my brother saw how

happy we were, he decided

to make Chestnut Square

his new home also.”

-Don Klein

“I wanted to find a place

where I felt an instant connection

with the residents

and the staff, and Chestnut

Square gave me a warm

feeling the moment I

walked through the door. I

especially love all the

events...I’ve done more in

eight months than I have in

the past eight years.”

-Dee Knapik

“We wanted to find the

best location, lifestyle and

value, and that’s why we

chose Chestnut Square.

Everyone we meet is

friendly, the meals have

been excellent and we’ve

got the Glenview Senior

Center right across the


-Clayton and

Doris Welter

“I’ve worked at Chestnut

Square for over 10

years and the residents

have become a special part

of my family. Everybody

is so nice...it’s why I love

my job!”

-Maria Latacz

“The residents are so

welcoming...they want

you to feel part of their

community from day

one. There are so many

activities and excursions

to choose from. Units are

well-maintained. There

is formal dining every

night and brunch on Sundays.

My mom is safe,

happy and close to her

family now. I have Chestnut

and the wonderful staff

there to thank for that.”

-Beth Huber

Located at 2601 Chestnut

Ave. in Glenview,

Chestnut Square at The

Glen features spacious

floor plans, all-inclusive

services and amenities,

a signature dining program,

diverse cultural

and recreational events,

scheduled transportation,

weekly housekeeping and

24/7 concierge services.

Homecare and home

health services are also

available on-site if ever


Chestnut Square at The

Glen is also excited to announce,

for a limited time,

attractive incentives on

their 100 percent-refundable

entrance fees. One and

two-bedroom apartments

are currently available, so

there’s never been a better

time to lock in your rate

and enjoy the vibrant lifestyle

at Chestnut Square.

Submitted by Chestnut

Square at The Glen. For

more information, visit www.

chestnutsquare.info or call

(847) 998-1118.

Free Memory

Screening Events

The 3rd Tuesday of Every Month

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

• Are you caring for a loved one who is experiencing memory problems?

• Are you concerned your loved one’s memory loss may be an early sign

of dementia?

• Does Alzheimer’s or dementia run in your family?

• Have you yourself experienced an increase of forgetfulness or memory


Your complimentary, confidential screening will be conducted by a

dementia professional. While the results are not a diagnosis, it may signal

when someone should follow up with a clinician for further evaluation.

Location: Arden Courts of Northbrook

3240 Milwaukee Avenue • Northbrook, IL 60062

Make your appointment today - 847.795.9000

or Northbrook@arden-courts.com


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Spark your kid’s

creativity at Codeverse

Did you know that kids

from 8 to 18 spend on average

7.5 hours per week

consuming entertainment

media from YouTube to

traditional TV to Netflix?

Researchers have found

that while kids’ IQs have

increased, their creative

ability has been declining

in the last few decades.

Turning Consumers Into


At Codeverse, we believe

kids can create amazing

things when given the

right tools. We just need

to do more to give kids the

modern tools for creativity

that match their interests

and what they want

to build. Kids love video

games and interactive

apps. Rather than turning

away from technology altogether,

we can channel

kids’ interest in technology

to unleash amazing

creative energy.

Codeverse is a modern,

high-tech studio where

kids learn to code, build

apps and video games, and

interact with cutting-edge

technology, including professional-grade

sound and

light equipment, Craft-

Bot 3D printers, TVs and

strobe lights.

The Codeverse Crew


With the “Codeverse

Crew” membership, kids

explore and interact with

gadgets within the studio,

as well as create new apps

and games every week during

afterschool or weekend


In addition, membership

includes remote access

to the Codeverse coding

platform, allowing kids to

continue their projects at

home. Last but not least,

all members receive one

free Kids Night Out per

month, which takes place

every Saturday evening at

the studio!

Submitted by Codeverse. For

more information, call (844)

644-CODE or visit codeverse.com.

Atria Highland Park

begins pre-leasing for

Summer 2020 opening

New leasing center

offers preview of

modern senior living

Atria Senior Living has

announced pre-leasing at

Atria Highland Park, the

new luxury senior living

community located at the

intersection of Deerfield

Road and Central Avenue.

Atria Highland Park will

feature 86 apartments offering

assisted living and

memory care.

The community’s new

leasing center is now open,

with grand opening slated

for the summer of 2020.

Atria Highland Park is

expanding the company’s

existing Chicagoland presence

as its fifth senior living

community in the area.

Capitol Senior Housing is

serving as the developer of

Atria Highland Park. The

73,000-square-foot building

is designed by Moseley

Architects with interior

design by StudioSIX5.

Building amenities will

include an art studio, library,

movie theatre, fitness

center, salon and spa,

and wellness center offering

health check-ups and


Atria Highland Park

will offer chef-prepared

meals at three distinct

restaurant options: a restaurant

with table service,

a cafe, lounge and private

dining room available for

special occasions. Residents

will also enjoy a

calendar of thoughtfully

curated events, discrete

care, housekeeping, maintenance

and scheduled


“The amenities at Atria

Highland Park were chosen

carefully, and we are

excited to add to the vibrant

neighborhood,” said

Kevin Ronk, senior vice

president at Atria Senior

Living. “Atria Highland

Park residents will enjoy

proximity to Sunset

Woods Park and Highland

Park Historical District.”

Visitors to the community’s

leasing center,

which is located at 1000

Central Ave., can browse

floor plans, discuss specific

care needs and learn

more about the Atria


“We don’t require buyin

fees or long-term leases,

which means our residents

enjoy the flexibility needed

at this stage in life,” Ronk

said. “The best apartments

are chosen early, so I recommend

coming in now.”

For more information

about Atria Highland Park,

contact Community Sales

Director Scott Dykstra

at (847) 496-0577. For

more information about

Atria Highland Park, visit




About Atria Senior Living

Atria Senior Living is

a leading operator of independent

living, assisted

living, supportive living

and memory care communities

in more than 225

locations in 27 states and

seven Canadian provinces.

Atria is the residence

of choice for more than

23,000 older people and

the workplace of choice

for more than 14,000


The company creates vibrant

communities where

older adults can thrive and

participate, know that their

contributions are valued,

and enjoy access to opportunities

and support that

help them keep making a

positive difference in the


Follow us on Facebook

and Twitter. For career opportunities

and more information

about working for

Atria, visit AtriaCareers.


Submitted by Atria Highland

Park. For more information,

call (847) 681-3636 or visit


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Live actively at Avidor

Two new active adult apartment communities

will open soon at Glenview

and Evanston. Designed for those 55-

plus, Avidor is the perfect combination

of luxury living, exclusivity and active


Avidor champions the active, 55-

plus lifestyle and these two new luxury

apartments are all about inspiring a

fulfilled and empowered life. Embark

on your next adventure. Do what you

want to do. This vibrant community is

designed for those who seek to enjoy an

engaging life.

Customize your own lifestyle with a

la carte options and pay only for what

you want with unbundled pricing. It’s

not just living; it’s living well.

Thoughtfully appointed unit features,

amenities and ideal locations outside of

Chicago make Avidor a prime option

for worry-free, responsibility-free living.

No more home maintenance. No

more lawn mowing or snow blowing.

Just a lot more time to devote to doing

what you love.

Avidor is an excellent spot to host

your monthly poker tournament, sip

wine on girls’ night or host movie night

with the grandkids. It’s also the ideal

place to meet new friends, forge relationships

with like-minded individuals

and ultimately live your best life.

Considerate design features are incorporated

into the community to accommodate

residents’ family members, including

children and grandchildren, with

social areas such as a game room and entertainment

kitchen. The community is

pet-friendly as well.

Amenities include unit balconies,

outdoor swimming pool and hot tub,

grill station, fire pit and ample green

space for entertaining. Indoor offerings

include a pet washroom, movie room,

nail and hair salon, fitness club, yoga

studio, and game room.

To encourage residents to focus on

maintaining their active lifestyles and

promote long-term health, there will

be a full-time resident services director

on staff to coordinate programs for


Have the life you deserve. It’s time

to play, explore and live with abandon.

Submitted by Avidor. For more information

about Glenview, call (847) 787-7631. For

more information about Evanston, call (847)

798-6418. Visit AvidorLiving.com.

New senior living

care brand enters

the Highland

Park market

On July 1, Frontier Management LLC acquired

management of Highland Park Memory

Care, rebranding the Memory Care community

as The Auberge and bringing a fresh

look and new opportunities to the seniors of

Highland Park.

“We are extremely excited to welcome

The Auberge at Highland Park into our

family,” said Justin Wray, vice president of

operations and marketing at Frontier Management.

“We love having the opportunity

to serve new groups of seniors and their

families. Highland Park and the surrounding

area is a location we are eager to be a part

of and we look forward to bringing our philosophies

and programs to current and future


A unique senior living experience

At The Auberge, residents will enjoy an

Please see care, 6

Friendship. Purpose. Security.

For more than a century, these values have defined the Covenant senior-living experience.

At Covenant Living of Northbrook it is our promise to continue that tradition for many years to come. To provide our

residents with the joy and peace of mind to live a happier, healthier, more engaging life. That’s our promise.

To learn more, call (877) 343-1362 or visit CovLivingNorthbrook.org.

Covenant Living Communities & Services is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

For information, visit CovLiving.org.

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(Said no older person ever.)

Atria Senior Living offers The North Shore’s wisest people

options to live how – and where – you want. No matter

which location you choose, you’ll find a vibrant community

where opportunities to stay active, eat well and connect

with neighbors are right outside your door, every day.

Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care

Caring for the caregiver

While we were on-site at the Elderwerks

Education and Resource Fair: Planning To

and Through Retirement for Seniors and

Older Adults, a visitor posed the following

question: How do we help a caregiver/

spouse who is taking care of a loved one

with dementia?

Oftentimes we see caregivers who try to

become silent superheroes. They sacrifice

sleep, proper nutrition and exercise. Many

who are still working or raising families

admit their minds aren’t engaged. Careers

suffer, and life on the home front becomes

strained. The bottom line is a caregiver who

tries operating in an “always on” mode becomes

sick or so severely run down they

can no longer deliver the necessary support

to their loved one.

Although some people look at reaching

out for help as a sign of weakness or “defeat,”

seeking assistance is a very practical

and responsible approach. Over the years, I

have spoken with dozens of caregivers we

have helped, and a common thread is surprise

at the vast amount of quality resources

available and regret that they hadn’t reached

out for help earlier.

If you or someone you care about is grappling

with life balance while meeting the

needs of a loved one or friend, Elderwerks

offers a printed Senior Resource Directory

for Illinois, which includes all local and

federal programming such as transportation,

nutritional projects, social services,

charities, etc. You can also view an electronic

version of the guide on our website at


Hiring a home care agency with employees

proficient at working with dementia

patients is the prescribed route. These

professionals can come in for a few hours

per day, offering a breather, permitting you

to work, go shopping, get some exercise or

even enjoy a day at the spa. It’s also important

to seek out help, and accept help, from

family and friends who can pitch in by performing

some basic household chores, paying

bills, cooking or running errands.

Supporting a person with dementia is a

full-time job that requires the labor and love

of many. Please don’t go it alone.

Jennifer Prell is President of Elderwerks

Educational Services, a not-for-profit

501(c)3 organization offering complimentary

information, referrals and guidance to

seniors and their families. The Elderwerks

Education and Resource Center for seniors

is now open at 251 E. Northwest Hwy, Palatine,

IL. Complimentary education, support

and help is available on-site.

Submitted by Elderwerks Educational

Services. For more information, call (855)

462-0100, email help@elderwerks.org or visit










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active, engaging lifestyle

that promotes wellness

and independence through

SPARK programming.

SPARK is an awardwinning

approach to living

well with dementia.

Inspired by Montessori

Methods, SPARK focuses

on engagement, social lifestyle

and inclusion within

the community at large.

Residents at The Auberge

will have many opportunities

to participate in

a variety of life-enriching

activities and events designed

to stimulate the

mind, body and soul. From

cocktail-hour gatherings

where you can learn about

the nuances of a good Pinot

Noir to a discussion of

the latest best-seller in our

Life-Long Learning series

to exploring new ways to

stay healthy in a fitness

class, residents can expect

a truly unique senior living


Based in the beautiful

northwest city of Portland,

Ore., Frontier Management

was founded in 2000

and is now one of the largest

seniors housing operators

and members within

the profession. Our simple

objective is to support our

residents, clients and the

teams that we serve beside.

Submitted by The Auberge

at Highland Park. For more

information, call (224) 765-

0094 or visit aubergehighlandpark.com.

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Live Actively

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Your road to active

living starts at Covenant

Living of Northbrook

Architectural rendering and design subject to change.

We’re upgrading an



At Vi at The Glen, our spectacular take on retirement

is undergoing a $4.8 million makeover. Our remodel

will include stunning community spaces, a new bar

and three reimagined restaurants. The first phase of

this retirement-changing redesign is scheduled for

completion this November, so schedule a personal

tour today.

888.991.3287 • TheGlen.ViLiving.com

2500 Indigo Lane, Glenview, IL 60026

Most adults understand the importance

of exercise for overall health. But

what about the other aspects of wellness,

beyond fitness?

Residents at Covenant Living of Northbrook,

a 55-acre senior living community,

have access to a complete range of

resources, events and programs designed

to promote active aging and achieve

whole-person wellness.

Many people look at wellness as onedimensional,

focusing only on fitness.

Covenant Living of Northbrook addresses

eight dimensions of wellness through

their LifeConnect® wellness philosophy:

community, emotional, intellectual, physical,

resident/staff involvement, social,

spiritual and vocational.

According to the 2016 National Wellness

Benchmarks Report by the International

Council on Active Aging, participants

in wellness programs enjoy a high

quality of life. More than half of residents

who participate in wellness programs are

“very satisfied” with their overall quality

of life in the community.

Covenant Living of Northbrook offers

a variety of choices to help residents continue

living, learning, growing and challenging

themselves - from dining options,

programs and day trips to educational

classes, physical activities and volunteer

opportunities both on campus and within

the community.


The community offers monthly meal

plan options and flexible dining times.

Menu selections are updated regularly

and include daily specials in addition to

weekly lunch and dinner menus. The executive

chef prepares meals that are delicious

and healthy. Residents can dine

together in the bistro, dining room or take

food to go.


Residents can take part in foreign-language

classes and art classes and attend

on-campus theater and musical performances.

A raised-bed gardening space

is available for the green thumbs in the



Throughout the community’s history,

residents have made a commitment to

give back to communities in the Northbrook

area. Community-minded individuals

on campus serve as educators or

volunteer for a variety of outreach activities.

Intergenerational programs connect

residents with area youth.

Staying Active

An on-site personal trainer, exercise

equipment, group classes, including T’ai

Chi, and swimming are all available to

Covenant Living residents. They can also

join the hiking group or access the neighboring

YMCA for a change of scenery.

To learn more about community living

at Covenant Living of Northbrook visit

CovLivingNorthbrook.org or call (877)

343-1362 to schedule a visit and see all

our community has to offer.

Covenant Living of Northbrook, located

at 2625 Techny Road in Northbrook, is

a faith-based, continuing care retirement

community administered by Covenant

Living Communities and Services, the

nation’s sixth-largest nonprofit senior services

provider. In addition to residential

living, it offers on-site continuum of care

services - assisted living, memory care,

skilled nursing and rehabilitation - that

are matched to each resident’s individual


Submitted by Covenant Living of Northbrook.

For more information, call (877) 343-1362 or

visit CovLivingNorthbrook.org.



CC-Lake, Inc. is the sole entity responsible for the performance of the

continuing care contracts at Vi at The Glen.


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Senior Checks & Balances helps

seniors with daily tasks and more

For those who need help

with senior homes, health

and daily money management,

Senior Checks &

Balances is there to help.

They are a concierge

resource serving the senior

community across the

North Shore. As Certified

Senior Advisors®, they

understand the challenges

of being a senior in today’s

digital and fast-paced


Senior Checks & Balances

will work with

seniors and their families

in complete confidentiality

to help seniors manage and

maintain their lifestyle and

give them peace of mind.

Jill Dillingham, founder

of Senior Checks & Balances,

is a Winnetka native

and graduate of New Trier

High School and Miami


Submitted by Senior Checks

& Balances. For more information,

call (773) 457-1952,

email info@seniorchecksandbalances.com

or visit www.




yourself at



I’m forgetting ... Is this a problem

or a part of normal aging?

Do you find yourself

forgetting things lately?

Ever walk into a room and

can’t remember what you

came there for? Have difficulty

finding where you

parked your car in the mall

parking lot? Thought you

might be experiencing the

beginning stages of Alzheimer’s


Everyone experiences

forgetfulness. It is a temporary

condition that usually

can be resolved. Some

factors that contribute to

forgetfulness are stress, fatigue,

depression, nutrition

deficiencies and drug overdoses

or interactions. Other

more normal factors that

may cause forgetfulness

include distractions, preoccupation,


and acting on “auto-pilot.”

Normal memory loss is

referred to as age-associated

memory impairment, or

benign memory loss due

to aging. It does not affect

our social or intellectual


Memory loss that disrupts

everyday life is not

part of the normal aging

process. It is a symptom

of dementia, a gradual

and progressive decline

in memory, thinking and

reasoning skills. Early

symptoms of Alzheimer’s

disease often include recent

memory loss, which

may cause difficulty in

performing familiar tasks

such as handling the

checkbook or preparing

meals, difficulty learning

new tasks, loss of a sense

of time and problems with


Before a diagnosis is

made, other conditions

must be excluded, some

of which are potentially

reversible. Do not assume

that you or someone you

love has Alzheimer’s disease.

Instead, pursue a

thorough evaluation, involving

physical, neurological,

psychological and

psychiatric examinations

and laboratory studies,

which should yield a fairly

accurate diagnosis.

Arden Courts of Northbrook

is a memory care

community specializing

exclusively in caring for

individuals living with Alzheimer’s

disease or other

forms of dementia.

Excerpts of this article

have been cited from materials

from the Alzheimer’s


Submitted by Arden Courts.

For more information about

memory loss or to speak with

an Arden Courts professional,

call (847) 795-9000

or email Northbrook@Arden-

Courts.com. Find your local

Alzheimer’s Association at

(800) 272-3900.

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Quality senior living for those who have reached the age of 62

Glenview Terrace: Outstanding

post-hospital rehabilitation for a

faster and safer recovery

Known as a leader in

post-hospital and orthopedic

rehabilitation, Glenview

Terrace provides

one-on-one physical, occupational,

speech and respiratory

therapies seven

days a week — all with individualized

and effective

treatment plans.

This means you can

expect a faster recovery

time, a smoother transition

back home and successful

clinical outcomes.

In fact, Glenview Terrace

has safely returned patients

back to their homes,

jobs and lives within as

little as seven to 10 days.

High ratings, accreditation

& hospital recognition

Family owned, Glenview

Terrace is dedicated

to the highest standards of

health care and outstanding

clinical outcomes. This

is why Glenview Terrace

has received Medicare’s

highest five-star quality


This is also why Glenview

Terrace has earned

the prestigious Gold Seal

of Approval® Certification

for post-Acute Care

and Accreditation for

Nursing Care from The

Joint Commission, the nation’s

leading and most

respected healthcareaccrediting


What’s more, four of the

area’s leading hospitals

and healthcare groups —

NorthShore University

HealthSystem, Advocate

Auroa Health, Northwestern

Memorial Hospital

and Illinois Bone and

Joint Institute — selected

Glenview Terrace as a

preferred partner for posthospital

care, recognizing

Glenview Terrace as

a high performer with the

best outcomes. These partnerships

mean you’ll receive

even more efficient,

coordinated care.

Complete rehabilitation

services in two exclusive


In its two exclusive rehabilitation

wings, featuring

cutting-edge therapy

gyms, Glenview Terrace

offers an aggressive blend

of traditional and advanced

rehabilitation services to

help patients thoroughly

recover and improve function,

restore mobility, balance

and strength — and

to help you avoid being

rehospitalized after your


Under the direction of

board-certified physicians,

Glenview Terrace’s unparalleled

post-hospital rehabilitation

services and 24-

hour nursing care include


• Post-surgical, orthopedic

and joint replacement


• Stroke rehabilitation program

• Cardiac care program

• Colorectal care program

• Pulmonary care program

• Wound healing program

• Elegant accommodations

& amenities

In an elegant setting,

Glenview Terrace offers

spacious, comfortable

rooms complete with

deluxe bathrooms with

private showers. Shortterm

guests can also enjoy

a wide array of amenities,

including attentive

concierge service, morning

coffee and newspaper

delivered daily, wireless

high-speed internet, dozens

of cable TV channels

to choose from, an executive

business center, private

dining room for celebrations

and much more.

Customized care from top

rehabilitation professionals

You’ll find the area’s

most experienced and loyal

healthcare professionals

at Glenview Terrace,

including board-certified

medical directors and physicians

from local hospitals

to ensure continuity of


Elective orthopedic


Planning on having

elective orthopedic surgery?

Have Glenview

Terrace’s expert therapists

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what your post-hospital rehabilitation

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like and answer all your


This orientation takes

place from 5-5:45 p.m. on

the second Wednesday of

every month.

Request a private tour

To arrange a private

tour or to learn more about

Glenview Terrace’s high

standards of healthcare

and impressive amenities,

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Submitted by Glenview Terrace.

For more information,

call (847) 729-9090 or visit


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Spotlight on a business changing

the way we support seniors with dementia

Name of Business:

Fit Minds

Name of Chicago


Ann James Harvey

What services does Fit

Minds offer:

Fit Minds provides

one-on-one and group

cognitive stimulation programming

for seniors and

senior living communities.

Fit Minds’ certified

coaches meet regularly

with seniors to provide

cognitive stimulation lessons,

supporting what research

tells us about the

brain’s ability to build

resilience and create

new neuron pathways to

prevent memory loss.

Why is cognitive

stimulation important?

Research suggests when

we stop engaging in cognitively

complex tasks,

we lose synaptic connections

in our brain. Connections

that are not used

are deleted in something

researchers call “synaptic


At the same time, we

lose that assumed socialization

and competitive

drive that kept

us on our toes in “the office.”

It is all too easy

to do what is familiar

and not challenge your

brain with new content

and to stop “old” tasks

we used to have to do


What attracted you to the


1. Mission – We believe

in supporting seniors to be

all they can be. Dementia

changes relationships. It

does not end them.

2. Track Record – Fit

Minds has a stellar reputation

of impact in Canada

and Florida.

3. Price Point – Affordable

price point

4. Monthly reporting to

track cognitive levels and


In addition, people are

searching for substantive

ways to support loved

ones with dementia. I hear

it from personal friends

to business colleagues

to senior living home

executives and board


How did you get involved

with Fit Minds?

Fit Minds’ CEO Janet

Knupp is a former

colleague and longtime

friend. Janet saw the

benefits of the program

when her own mother had

coaching three times a

week in Tampa, Fla. Impressed

with its impact,

she brought Fit Minds to

the United States.

The Fit Minds program

originated in Canada,

where Fit Minds programming

is in 25 percent of

senior living communities.

With my background as

a social worker and my experience

working with Janet

in other mission-based

organizations, we decided

to launch it in Chicago. I

became a certified coach

in July and already have

clients at The Vi, Lake

Forest Place and private


What is the most

rewarding aspect of this


When I walk into their

homes and their faces light

up with a smile. And when

they say thank you and

tellme it was fun.

Fit Minds help seniors

refocus on what they can

do versus feeling hopeless

after a diagnosis of dementia.

Think of it as a personal

trainer of the mind. We

help rebuild confidence in

what seniors can do.

Submitted by Fit Minds.

For more information, call

(813) 282-8282 or visit www.


The North Shore’s leader

in post-surgical care

Choose Glenview Terrace,the area’s leading

post-hospital rehabilitation center, for the

personalizedtherapy,clinicaloutcomes and

comfortyou need to successfully recover

from your surgery. Call 847.729.9090 or visit

glenviewterrace.com today.

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No bones about it: Osteoporosis isn’t just a women’s disease

How strong are your

bones? It’s likely you

don’t know unless you are

a woman over 50. In fact,

bone health is important

for everyone. Here are 5

myths about bone health

you need to know.

1. Men don’t have to


False. While women

may lose bone mass earlier

due to hormone changes

related to menopause, men

are absolutely at risk for

developing osteoporosis.

In fact, according to the

National Osteoporosis

Foundation, men over 50

are more likely to break a

bone due to osteoporosis

than get prostate cancer,

yet most men are unaware

of their risk.

2. Osteoporosis is silent

Yes and no. Osteoporosis

is often referred to as

a “silent” disease. Bonedensity

declines after the

age of 30 with no symptoms

unless a fracture

occurs. If bone loss continues

to progress to osteoporosis,

bone fragility can

result in the onset of multiple

fractures, postural issues

and contraction of the

paravertebral muscles resulting

in muscle fatigue

and pain often reported in

the lower back.

3. Kids aren’t at risk

False. Thinking about a

child or adolescent’s skeletal

strength now could

protect them in the future.

Young bodies need

physical activity to reach

peak bone mass and many

young adults are more tied

to their screens than physical

play. Young athletes

may also be at risk if they

are too lean or have an

eating disorder.

Instilling a healthy diet,

exercise and awareness at

a young age will go a long

way toward building the

bone mass needed for a

long active life.

4. Calcium supplements

help increase bone density

False. Many research

studies have shown that

there is little or no statistically

relevant correlation

between calcium supplements

and increased bonemass

density at a rate high

enough to affect fracture


In fact, high dosages of

calcium may have troubling

side effects on your

health, including increased

risk of heart attack, stroke,

kidney stones and gastrointestinal

issues. In a frequently

cited 2015 journal

article, Mark Bolland and

his team of researchers in

New Zealand cautioned

the recommendations of

calcium supplements, noting

that the cardiovascular

risks of high calcium intake

outweigh the benefits.

Does this mean eliminate

calcium completely?

Not at all. Calcium is important,

it’s just not a magic

pill for building bone

density. As always, talk

to your doctor about the

best plan for your personal


5. You can’t improve bone

density once it’s lost

False. You can strengthen

your skeletal system

and increase bone density.

The first line of defense is

exercise, but not just any


While swimming is excellent

for your heart and

lungs, weight-bearing and

resistance exercise is the

key to strengthening your


There are programs

designed specifically for

building bone density

safely. Being active and

maintaining a healthy diet

at every age helps keep

your bones strong, but if

you have already been diagnosed

with osteoporosis,

your doctor may offer you

a prescription as well.

Submitted by Osteostrong

Wilmette. For more information,

call (224) 408-2369,

email wilmette@osteostrong.

me or visit www.centers.


Someone you know might need Ayres Estate Services right now

There’s never a dull moment

in our business. We

are brokers of services to

help clients disperse unwanted

furniture, housewares,

artwork, fine jewelry,

beloved antiques and

collections of all types!

One of the best ways we

can explain our day-to-day

activities is with case histories

that illustrate how

our resources are the key

to making good money

from sales of all types.

Here are a few:

A friend called to say

that her neighbors are

thinking of moving to

the West Coast. They had

lived in Oak Park their entire

married life and have

a full house, garage and


When we visited them,

the owner explained that

they would probably not

move for a year, and that

not everything would be

for sale immediately. So

we began by taking photos

of items they are ready to

sell. Then we sent out the

photos to buyers we knew

would be interested.

The owners’ in-laws had

lived and worked for many

years in Korea, and some

of their inherited things

had the flavor of that culture.

Several of our buyers

are thrilled to purchase

items from unusual and

exotic cultures. We called

them in first.

Then we sent the clients’

collections of snuff

bottles, silver pieces and

Asian jewelry to an auction

house. Several pieces

of furniture were moved

to a consignment store in

their area.

When the time comes,

we will again call in appropriate

buyers for everything

don’t want to keep.

A realtor called us

several months ago with

a minor emergency. Her

clients’ Victorian mansion

was about to be listed for

sale, and there were many

valuable collectibles that

needed to be removed

for the clean and uncluttered

look the realtor was

asking for.

We sent copious photos

to our collectors, designers

and shops, set up appointments,

met buyers when

the homeowners weren’t

able, and within days, the

house was ready for viewing.

In that home, there

were several amazing collections

of American pottery,

small interesting Victorian

artifacts and African

folk art collected by the


We enjoy selling collections

because there’s

something about groupings

and variations on a

theme that appeals to our

buyers and their public.

Speaking of collections,

one of our clients in

Northbrook called us in

to see his collection of


We took photos of hundreds

of ‘scopes throughout

the house and are placing

them as we speak with

an auction house that specializes

in collections. The

client — a former ad man

— also has a collection of

artwork from the ’70s and

’80s that he is interested in


We lined him up with an

appraiser from one of our

auction-house connections

to inventory and assess the

potential of each piece.

A client from New York

was given our name by

Baird and Warner from

a preferred resource list.

His mother — a locally

important interior designer

from the ’50s — had

recently passed away, and

it was his job as executor

to sell her Gold Coast


Once again, a lot of African

items sold quickly to

a design shop.

The interesting but

less valuable items were

quickly scooped up by an

antiques shop owner. We

also facilitated the dispersal

and clean-out of the

condo before it went on

the market.

We’re hopeful that our

case histories have given

you a good idea of the

right time to call us — almost

anytime you have a

grouping of items to sell!

We can quickly tell you

what we can do for you.

Submitted by Ayres Estate

Services. For more information,

please give us a call

Ann Ayres at (312) 810-2997

or Doris Ayres at (312) 925-

3331. Visit AyresEstateServices.com.

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22nd century media | October 10, 2019 | 13

North Shore Compassionate

Care: An emphasis on

dependability and quality

North Shore Compassionate

Care is an independent

home care agency

located right here in

Highland Park.

Its owners Mike Glickman

and Steve Wilneff

are long-time area residents

and are also the

primary case managers.

John Vuckovich, of

Deerfield, has now joined

the management team as

Managing Director.

Their combined community

knowledge and involvement,

business acumen,

hands-on approach to

every case, and the significantly

higher salaries paid

to their caregivers makes

NSCC the reliable choice

for in-home companion


Living at home truly

makes the difference.

Staying in your home as

long as possible is critical

to well-being.

Your home is where

you’re most comfortable

and safe. The surroundings

are familiar and reassuring.

Moving can be

disconcerting, creating a

feeling of uncertainty and

upheaval. You feel displaced

and alone at a time

when you most need the

good feelings of your own


With NSCC in-home

companion care, you remain

as independent as

you can be. Feeling independent

is so important

to maintaining a positive

outlook and the best health

possible, especially when

the effects of aging and

illness are taking place.

At home, you sleep in

your own bed, your things

are around you and you

feel safe. With our help,

there’s still no place like


As we age or recover

from an illness, injury or

surgery, we have a need

for care or assistance with

daily living activities.

Without a doubt, home

is the most comfortable

and convenient place to

receive that care.

North Shore Compassionate

Care provides

home care and companion/

homemaker services to seniors

and others throughout

Chicagoland. Our

broad choice of service

options ranges from hourly

care up through live-in services

24 hours a day.

Caregivers and support

staff that you can depend

on. Our experienced, compassionate

and dependable

caregivers are carefully

selected to provide clients

with loving care and assistance

to make life easier

and assure peace of mind.

All caregivers are interviewed,



bonded and

insured prior to placement.

Our caregivers are thoroughly

trained and undergo

additional and refresher

training on a regular basis.

Often, family members

take over the responsibility

of caring for a parent or

loved one. They can soon

discover that this task is

extremely difficult and not

easily manageable when

combined with the responsibilities

of their own family

needs or while working


Sometimes, family caregivers

simply need a break

or a day to run errands or

address other needs.

At North Shore Compassionate

Care, we are here

to help. We create a schedule

of quality in-home care

that fits the needs of your

family. In-home care is

truly a wonderful option

for allowing loved ones to

remain in the comfort and

safety of their own home.

Mike, Steve and John

help turn that option into

reality. They ensure a level

of care and attentiveness

that few can offer. North

Shore Compassionate Care

is proud to be a part of the

North Shore community

and attends to community

needs like no other agency.

Submitted by North Shore

Compassionate Care. For

more information, call (800)

882-3838, email info@northshorecaring.com

or visit


To return to your life quickly and safely, experience the oneon-one

therapy and world-class service you deserve. We offer:

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Our newest

hospital is

designed to

do one thing.

Provide advanced orthopaedic and spine care

for every patient’s needs.

At the new Orthopaedic &Spine Institute, our team of

more than 100 specialty-trained physicians is dedicated

to delivering expert, coordinated care. Using the latest

technologies and innovations, we work with you every step

of the way, from diagnosis to treatment and recovery.

All to get you back to one thing: pain-free living.


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22nd century media | October 10, 2019 | 15

Resources for Intelligent Aging initiative serves seniors and their families

Readers might be surprised

to learn that the

combined population of

people over the age of 50 in

Wilmette and Kenilworth

alone is 80 percent.

Knowing that such a

large percentage of North

Shore residents are over

the age of 50, the Wilmette/Kenilworth


of Commerce found

an opportunity to provide

a service to the community

by assembling and promoting

reputable businesses

serving that population.

This signified the beginning

of the Chamber’s

Resources for

Intelligent Aging initiative.

“RIA includes business

owners who are developing

useful, interactive

ways to serve seniors

and their families in our

community,” Chamber

Executive Director Julie

Yusim said. “We felt it

would be helpful to group

these services together

and make them available

to the public through the

Chamber’s website (www.


our RIA website (https://

intelligent-aging.net) and

the Chamber’s community

guide,” said Ann Ayres,

co-chair of the Resources

for Intelligent Aging


RIA happily gives complimentary


on a variety of topics to

community groups, senior

centers, libraries, houses

of worship, physicians and


“Our group meets

monthly to share information,

discuss industry

trends, learn more about

each other’s services and

consider ways we can better

serve residents on the

North Shore,” said group

member Nancy Hopkins

from Home Care Assistance.

“The members of our

RIA group compliment

each other’s services.

Sometimes there is overlap,

but we try to be collaborative

rather than competitive.

There are plenty

of people in this area who

need our help,” said attorney

and RIA member

Charles Hutchinson.

RIA’s goal is to provide

trusted and accessible resources

in all areas to promote

a relaxed and secure

lifestyle. The members of

this group include business

owners who are developing

useful and interactive

ways to serve seniors and

their families in our community.

“As professionals serving

this demographic, we

know that when someone

needs one service,

they probably need many

other services as well,”

explained realtor Merry

Juell of @properties. “If I

am helping a senior couple

(or their adult children)

sell their home, I can refer

a care-management professional,

several home

care agencies, an estate

attorney, an estate services

company to help

with downsizing, a personal

trainer to preserve

my clients’ health, and a

memory care facility if


Submitted by Resources

for Intelligent Aging. For

more information, call the

Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber

of Commerce at (847)

251-3800 or email info@



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