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Rubi Agave to hold benefit to aid firefighting nonprofit

Firefighter Hearts United

is a nonprofit organization

that provides quality

training in firefighting tactics

and emergency medical

training to underfunded

fire departments in Latin

America and now Puerto


Their mission is to provide

quality training in

firefighting tactics and

emergency medical training

to fire departments in

Ecuador and South America.

Our goal is to provide

Chicago firefighters

and emergency medical

technicians the opportunity

to experience working,

teaching and learning

from their counterparts in

Latin America through the

participation in short-term

Residents express high satisfaction at Clarendale of Mokena

The new community on

Wolf Road just South of

Route 30 has undergone

significant changes since

its opening in October of

2015. Building a name and

a reputation in the area,

along with accomplishments

Best Assisted Living

for 2019 award through

senioradvisor.com (family

ratings) and Highest in

Customer Satisfaction in


We also act as liaisons

in locating fire engines,

fire trucks, ambulances,

firefighting equipment

and medical supplies to be

donated to areas of need

throughout Ecuador.

Homer Glen Village

Trustee Ruben Pazmino

the Senior Living Industry

as part of Life Care Services

Management for the

J.D. Power Award. Offering

independent, assisted

living and memory care,

the intentionally planned

community giving residents

a chance for residential

senior living as a rental

option. Condo-style apartments,

underground parking

and a pub reiterates the

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is asking for local support

on behalf of Firefighter

Hearts United. Trustee

Pazmino has brought together

several organizations

to work together for

a fundraising event called

“United 4 Puerto Rico”

on Saturday, March 7, at

Rubi Agave Latin Kitchen

in Homer Glen to help

fund the transport of these

much-needed emergency

vehicles to disaster-ridden

Puerto Rico.

So far, the City of Chicago

Fire Department has

graciously donated a fire

truck and ambulance to the

City of Manati in Puerto

Rico. These units need to

be transported to the port

for shipping by the U.S.

Army to their final destination.

As we all know, we can

train firemen, but without

equipment, they cannot

perform their job effectively.

Come out and support

term perspective has differentiated

Life Care Services

communities in their

dedication and passion

to serving seniors for 50

years. While Clarendale

of Mokena has seen new

faces — including recent

changes of the leadership

team and Executive Director

Tricia Stoudt — many

familiar “founders” are

still present, including

Jimmy Johns, “The Face

of Clarendale” as the Life

Enrichment Transportation

Specialist, Marketing

Directors Bridget Fogarty

and Kathryn Dietrich, and

residents like Marie C.

Marie have called Clarendale

of Mokena “home”

for the last four years.

“I moved in, and it

didn’t take me long to fall

in love with the place,”

said Marie C., resident.

“…The food is very good.

The people here are wonderful.

There’s always

something going on, there

are things for us to do, play

cards and so forth. You’re

not lacking anything here.

If you are it’s your fault. I

just love it.”

The mission and signature

programs of Life Care

Services incorporated at

Clarendale of Mokena

creates distinction among

facilities providing Assisted

Living Memory

Care. At Clarendale of

Mokena, many residents

stay through hospice and

end of life care in their private

apartment. Ken chose

Clarendale for that reason.

“I never realized how

little I rested and run-down

I was from being her caregiver,”

he said. “But when

[my wife] came to Clarendale,

I slept so soundly

knowing she was getting

the care she needed. I had

put it off knowing she

this worthy cause “United

4 Puerto Rico” Saturday,

March 7, at 7 p.m. at Rubi

Agave, located at 12622

W. 159th St., Homer Glen.

Premium buffet with open

bar (7-9 p.m.) and entertainment.

Suggested donation

$75 per ticket.

For more information

on this event contact Ruben

Pazmino at Ruben@

Rubiagave.com. For more

information on Firefighter

Hearts United, go to fire


Submitted by Rubi Agave

Latin Kitchen, 12622 W.

159th St. in Homer Glen.

For more information, email

Ruben@Rubiagave.com or

call (708) 301-8006.

wanted to live at home

with me, but the move was

the best thing for both of


Clarendale of Mokena

can be the start of a new

lease on life, for you or

someone you love. Carefree

living options and

public events are just a

few ways Clarendale of

Mokena supports seniors

and families in the south

suburbs. For more information

on purposed living,

a list of upcoming

calendar events, or employment


please visit Clarendale

OfMokena.com or call

(815) 464-4418.

Submitted by Clarendale of

Mokena, 21536 S. Wolf Road

in Mokena. For more information,

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Stem cell therapy now

available in Tinley Park

Dr. Ed Beyer, of Beyer

Natural Health Solutions,

has partnered with Dr.

Navpaul Singh, MD, of

Little Company of Mary

Hospital and Predictive

Biotech labs, to offer

FDA-regulated human

umbilical cord stem cells

to patients suffering from

chronic degenerative arthritis,

osteoarthritis and

rheumatoid arthritis that

can cause debilitating pain

in the following areas:

• knees

• hips

• neck and low back

• shoulders

• elbows

• hands and feet

Dr. Beyer has been practicing

functional medicine

in Tinley Park for over 30

years. When asked why

he decided to venture

into stem cells he said, “I

have had my eye on the

potential of stem cells to

regenerate broken down

joints ever since my father

passed away from the

consequences of an FDAapproved

drug he was

taken for arthritic pain. At

that time, stem cells were

in their infancy stages.

With the advancement of

research, that is no longer

the case.

“Now, when it comes to

proper, and I emphasize

proper, stem cell therapy

for regeneration of arthritic

joints, there is simply

no better option. Research

now confirms this, and

we are seeing it on a daily

basis in our clinic. People

with ‘bone on bone’ joints

told they need surgical replacement

are finding relief

and avoidance of surgery

with proper stem cell


He went on to say even

Mayo Clinic uses stem cell

and regenerative medicine.

He further states that “the

future of joint repair is

here now.”

Dr. Beyer and Dr. Singh

know that there exists a lot

of false information and

misunderstanding when it

comes to stem cells. For

this reason, Dr. Beyer is

holding free informational

seminars in the area that

answers the following


-What science and research

say about what

stem cells can help and

what can’t they help?

-Is the FDA involved in

stem cell therapy?

-Which type of stem cells

should be used to regenerate

arthritic joints?

-Are there any dangers to

stem cell therapy?

-Does insurance cover this

type of therapy?

-What kind of results can

be expected, and how

long will they last if I

am a good candidate for

stem cell therapy?

These one hour seminars

are being offered free

of charge at the following


• 11 a.m. Feb. 29 at the

Hampton Inn in Carol


• 6:30 p.m. March 3 and 11

a.m. March 7 in Tinley


• 6 p.m. March 10 at the

Beverly Arts Center.

• 6:30 p.m. March 17 at the

Hilton Oak Lawn.

• 11 a.m. March 21 at the

Chicago Marriott in Naperville.

The Tinley Park seminars

will include a discussion

on stem cells, as well

as erectile dysfunction.

Seating is limited, so register


Submitted by Dr. Edward

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Palos Health


Institute offers

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Heart disease is the No.

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stroke ranks second. Even

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death, they can cause disability

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of life. Palos Health

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southwest suburbs by

providing quality care in

a community hospital setting.

The recently opened

Cardiovascular Institute,

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to help detect, treat and

prevent cardiovascular


“The Palos Health Cardiovascular

Institute was

begun in order to expand

cardiovascular services

at Palos, from diagnostic

and screening through the

entire spectrum of therapeutic

services,” Quinn

explained. “In addition to

acute care, Palos provides

post-acute care services,

including cardiac rehab.”

Palos also offers less

invasive alternatives to

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replacement and LAAC

implants for atrial fibrillation,

allowing certain

patients to come off blood


“When it comes to cardiac

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and receiving care in a

community setting makes

it easier for physicians to

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Quinn said. “We get to

know the patient and can

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Patients should seek

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them through appropriate

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Quinn recommends

everyone define their individual

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If one’s score is intermediate

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These can help determine

whether further lifestyle

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medications should be

implemented to maintain

good heart health.

Submitted by Palos Health

Cardiovascular Institute,

12255 S. 80th Ave. in Palos

Heights. For more information,

visit paloshealth.com or

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TheraCORE offers vestibular rehabilitation therapy

Do you or a family

member experience dizziness,

vertigo, unsteadiness

on your feet, or loss of balance?

Physical therapy can

help. A specialty area of

physical therapy known

as vestibular rehabilitation

therapy could be just

what you are missing to

help with any of the above

listed problems or related


Vestibular rehabilitation

therapy involves a comprehensive

examination by

a licensed physical therapist

with special training

followed by exercises and

maneuvers to address any

deficits found in the examination.

Similar to how

conventional physical

therapy involves stretching

and strengthening to

address your mobility restrictions,

VRT addresses

weaknesses and disturbances

in your vestibular


What is your vestibular

system? It is comprised of

your inner ear and is one of

three components in addition

to your vision and feet

sensors that help maintain

your balance. A weakness

or disturbance in your vestibular

system can come

from a variety of causes

including concussion,

advancing age, ear infections

and other diseases.

This can cause you to have

headaches, visual disturbances,

dizziness and loss

of balance, all which increase

your fall risk.

Your physical therapist

will work to determine the

cause of your dizziness

and develop an individualized

plan of care to address

that cause. Depending on

what it is, some issues

can be fixed in as little as

two to three visits. Dizziness

can be very debilitating,

and with a potential

simple fix available, there

is no reason to continue to

limit your independence.

The vestibular system also

follows the “if you don’t

use it, you lose it” principle

very similar to muscle

weakness. You need

to challenge and activate

your vestibular system

regularly to keep it functioning.

This is yet another

reason to not let dizziness

last before seeking help.

If you feel you, a friend,

or a family member can

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Palos Hospital

If heart health is a concern for you or a loved one, the Cardiovascular

Institute at Palos Health is not only close by, but nationally recognized

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With exceptional facilities, state-of-the-art technology and decades of

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To learn more, call (708) 226-2300 or visit paloshealth.com.


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Unlike vein “centers”

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Suite A in Tinley Park. For

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New audiologist joins South Suburban

Hearing Health Center in Homer Glen

Clinical audiologist

newest addition to

South Suburban

Hearing Health


South Suburban Hearing

Health Centers is pleased

to announce that Terry

Corso-O’Boyle, Au.D.,

CCC-A has joined the

practice and will be seeing

patients at its Homer

Glen location located at

14316 S. Will-Cook Road

in Homer Glen.

“I am very excited

to welcome Dr. Corso-

O’Boyle to our practice,”

said Jonathan L. Wright,

ACA, BC-HIS. “She provides

a great blend of

top- notch clinical education

and knowledge with

a strong passion for providing


care. I also expect that she

remains an active member

of the community and that

will be evident over the

course of the months and

years to come.”

Corso-O’Boyle is a licensed

audiologist. She

graduated from Wayne

State University in Detroit

with a master’s degree in

audiology. Corso-O’Boyle

received her doctorate in

audiology from Arizona

School of Health Sciences

in Mesa, Arizona. She has

been awarded the ASHA

Certificate of Clinical

Competency in Audiology,

and is a member of

the American Academy

of Audiology, American

Speech-Language Hearing

Association and Illinois

Academy of Audiology.

Corso-O’Boyle is joining

South Suburban

Hearing after practicing

with Rush Copley Medical

Group for the past 21

years. She enjoys working

with people and helping

them hear better. She is

the first woman president

of the Lemont Lions Club

and an active member of

the community.

South Suburban Hearing

Health Centers are hearing

healthcare facilities

in Homer Glen, Mokena,

Burr Ridge and Crestwood.

For more information

on the practice or to schedule

an appointment with

Dr. Terry Corso-O’Boyle,

please call (708) 966-4724.

Submitted by South Suburban

Hearing Health Centers,

14316 S. Will-Cook Road in

Homer Glen. For more information,

call (708) 966-4724,

or visitsouthsuburbanhear


Better Hearing, Better Relationships

Hearing loss can take atoll on relationships, often leading to

social isolation 1 . People who treat their hearing loss maintain

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Compassionate and convenient senior care at Evergreen Senior Living

Evergreen Senior Living

in Orland Park is an active

community filled with

residents and staff who

love life and live each day

to the fullest. It’s a special

place where independence

is encouraged, dignity is

maintained, and seniors

are loved and appreciated.

With person-centered

programs and purposeful

campus designs for both

assisted living and memory

care, we offer local seniors

and their families the

opportunity to experience

daily joy and peace.

Evergreen Place

Assisted Living

Evergreen Place Assisted

Living in Orland

Park offers an unmatched

experience for seniors

who desire to live freely

and comfortably, knowing

that customized care is always

available if needed.

With assisted living, loved

ones can enjoy countless

benefits, including private

apartments, 24-hour individual

support as requested,

routine medication

management, and more.

Our trained staff is flexible

to meet a variety of

needs and preferences and

always strives to exceed

senior and family expectations.

There is never a shortage

of things to do at Evergreen

Place. We keep our

residents healthy, active

and socially engaged. Seniors

can visit with family

and friends in our spacious

common areas, work out

in our Senior Flex fitness

center, watch a movie in

the Critic’s Reel Theater,

or enjoy a chef-prepared

meal at one of our first-rate

dining destinations. Life is

good at Evergreen Place.

The Legacy:

Memory Support

The Legacy: Memory

Support at Evergreen Senior

Living offers a warm

and safe environment for

seniors experiencing dementia,

Alzheimer’s, and

other types of memory

loss. Our memory support

staff is prepared to meet

the physical, social, and

emotional needs of seniors

and families. Residents

receive compassionate 24-

hour care, nutritious restaurant-style

meals, medication

management and

more. Additionally, seniors

can engage with programs

that stimulate the mind and

body and encourage social

interaction. We ensure that

the transition to Legacy

living is smooth, and that

seniors are living each day

as independently and joyfully

as possible.

At The Legacy, we understand

the challenges

family caregivers face

each day. That’s why

we’ve adopted a unique

philosophy called Life

Unrehearsed that fosters

senior joy, peace and independence.

This compassionate

approach focuses

on meeting each senior in

the moment with personalized

care. Legacy Living

allows you to fulfill your

promise to care for your

loved one.

Valuable information

for current caregivers

We understand the extensive

financial planning

required when it comes to

moving a loved one into an

assisted living or memory

care community. We are

happy to work with you

to help you decide on the

right plan of action for

your senior. At Evergreen

Senior Living, you do not

have to buy in to our community.

Instead, we simply

charge a small reservation

fee. Once your loved one

moves in, this will be applied

to the first month’s

rent. Month-to-month contracts

are also offered for

the sake of resident and

family comfort and convenience.

Evergreen Senior Living

in Orland Park is a vibrant

community where seniors

can live each day to the

fullest and find comfort

in close by care. You can

contact Evergreen Senior

Living by calling (708)

479-1082 or visit our campus

at 10820 183rd St. in

Orland Park. Learn more

or schedule a tour online

at EvergreenSLC.com/


Submitted by Evergreen

Senior Living, 10820 183rd

St. in Orland Park. For more

information, call (708) 479-

1082, or visit evergreenslc.





Experience assisted living with joy and ease at

Evergreen Place, where independence thrives, and

compassionate care is always close by.

Our cozy campus offers assisted living at its finest,

with plenty of social and physical activities to keep

your loved one vibrant and flourishing.

Learn more about our friendly community by

giving us a call or visiting us online.


(708) 479-1082 • 10820 183rd Street • Orland Park, IL

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performing ratings in

both categories. They were

named in the Top 6 percent

of nursing homes in Illinois.

The small-house style

of care offers unique care

in an environment that

is designed to look and

feel like home. Speciallytrained

staff assist residents,

whether they are

there for short-term, postacute

rehabilitation stays,

or are part of the long-term

skilled care community.

“We are honored to be

named to a list like this,”

Sandra Visser, Senior Director

of Admissions and

Social Services at Victorian

Village Health & Wellness

Center, said. “We see

positive results from our

small-house style of care,

and we’re proud to offer

this unique senior living

in Illinois


In the long-term skilled

nursing care small house,

there are only 10 residents

per house, with universal

care partners who are able

to deliver personalized care.

Residents enjoy private

rooms, an open kitchen and

dining room, and plenty of

common areas, both inside

and outside, to visit with

friends and family.

The layout is similar in

the sub-acute rehabilitation

small house. There are 30

residents spread out over

two floors. After an illness,

injury or surgery, patients

are often discharged from

the hospital to Victorian

Village for physical, occupational

and speech

therapies. These patients

receive therapy in a building

designed to look like

home. The short hallways

and home-like setting offer

realistic opportunities for

patients to practice tasks

and activities they will be

doing once they are home.

“We receive a lot of great

feedback from people who

have gone through our rehab

program,” Visser said.

“This really is an ideal environment

to get better after

a hospital stay.”

Submitted by Victorian

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Circle in Homer Glen.

For more information, call,

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Small House.

Big Impact.

Highest Performing Ratings

in Two Categories

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News and World Report

measured 727 nursing homes in

Illinois, andVictorianVillage was one of only 124 communities to

receive this honor.They were named in the top 17% of nursing homes

in the state for short-term rehabilitaion.

See how our unique Small House style of care makes all the difference.

For more information aboutVictorianVillage Health & Wellness Center,

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Choose a comprehensive primary care practice with many services

Choosing a primary care

practice may be one of the

most important decisions

you can make in your life.

Without good health, does

much else matter?

So, what are the key

things to look for in a primary

care practice? Experience

should probably

top your list when making

that decision. As family

practice specialist Dr. Susan

Rife puts it, “Being in

practice for 28 years helps

me use my experience to

give my patients the best

care possible.” This January,

Dr. Kimberly McKinnon,

who is boarded in

both family medicine and

lifestyle medicine, has

joined the practice, bringing

her 10 years of experience

to the team.

Selecting convenient location

and hours is also a

good idea. With our busy

schedules these days, convenience

becomes very

important for us and our

families. At Rife and Associates

Family Medicine,

located at 10755 W. 163rd

Place in Orland Park, same

day appointments are welcome,

and with convenient

hours such as Saturdays

and evenings until 6 p.m.,

they are there when you

need them.

“There is certainly a

place for urgent care clinics

in our society,” Rife said.

“But seeing a different provider

each time a medical

issue comes up is not the

path to better health.”

The convenience of

Family Medicine itself is

also important to consider.

Family Medicine specialists

take care of all ages

and genders, from infants

to the elderly. It’s important

to note that internists

don’t see children, and

pediatricians don’t see

adults, so a Family Medicine

provider can take care

of you, regardless of your


Family Medicine providers

also perform many

procedures in the office,

like Pap smears, mole removals

and joint injections

that many people seek

from other specialty offices

outside of primary care.

Managing chronic conditions

like diabetes, high

blood pressure and back

pain are also handled right

in a family practice office.

Rife and Associates has

recently launched “Weight

No More” Medical Weight

Management as part of

the practice. According to

Rife, “We work with our

weight maintenance patients

as we would with

any of our family medicine

patients, from a sciencebased

medical perspective,

not from the latest diet or

exercise fads.”

She adds that “one of

biggest advantages of seeing

a medical professional

for weight loss is that we

can help you cut through

the clutter and confusion

of fad diets that seem to

pop up every day.”

There are other distinct

differences to a medical

weight loss program, too.

Only a medical professional

can design a plan for

you that includes medication

and prepare and clear

you for weight loss surgery,

should you and your provider

decide that surgery

would be the best option.

“There have been vast

improvements in safety

and efficacy in the past few

years in both weight loss

medications and surgical

techniques,” she added.

New patients with Rife

also get an initial physical

as part of the first visit to

help your medical provider

understand your specific


The medically based

Weight No More approach

can include medications

and includes advice and

counseling on diet and exercise

behaviors. In some

cases, surgery might even

become the best option.

However, studies have

shown that a reduction

of just 10 percent of your

weight can have a major

impact on your health.

For more information on

Rife Family Medicine or

Weight No More, visit our

website at RifeFamilyMed.

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OrlandPark.com. You can

also call to make an appointment

at (708) 873-1187.

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Benefits of moving to a senior living community sooner rather than later

Being a senior isn’t what

it used to be. Advances in

medical treatments are

helping seniors live active

and healthier lives longer

than the generations before

them. Additionally,

retirees are more mindful

of taking steps to make

healthier lifestyle choices,

such as eating better and

exercising regularly to

help them stay strong and


While many seniors

still intend to live in their

homes as long as possible,

many more are electing to

move and enjoy their senior

years in a communitybased

setting that allows

them easy access to everything

they need to continue

to stay active, social and

cognitively sharp long into


Here are five benefits of

moving to a senior living

community sooner, rather

than later:

• No yard work or home

maintenance. Many retirees

simply don’t want

the responsibility of

keeping up with a large

home. Yard work and

other maintenance projects

can be a burden,

taking up time and money.

When seniors choose

to live a maintenancefree

lifestyle, they are

free to devote more time

to the activities and hobbies

they love.

• There’s always something

to do. Staying

active and trying new

things is essential to

healthy aging. It can also

help reduce your risk for

cognitive decline and

the development of certain

types of dementia,

including Alzheimer’s

disease. From wellness

programs and social

events, to recreational

and leisure activities, at

a senior living community,

you’re never without

something to do or

something new to try.

• It’s easy to meet new

people. Regular socializing

is another key aspect

of healthy aging. In

fact, studies show that

seniors who partake in

regular social engagements

are less likely to

develop feelings of depression,

anxiety, stress

and isolation as they

age. Senior living communities

make it easy

for seniors to make new

friends and develop new

relationships. Shared

common areas, regular

social events, on-site activities,

and community

dining means you’re

never far from others

who share your interests.

• No need to cook—unless

you want to. Love to eat

but hate the process of

cooking and cleaning?

Senior living communities

offer delicious,

home-style dining options

that ensure residents

eat well, without

the hassle. Still like to

cook occasionally? Not

a problem. Independent

living garden homes

and apartments include

full kitchens, so you can

prepare what you like,

when you like.

• You have peace of mind

for the future. No matter

what steps you take

to stay healthy as you

age, there may come a

time when you require

more assistance with

tasks you once did on

your own. Moving to a

senior living community

while you’re still active

and healthy can give

you peace of mind that

you’ll have access to

the assistance you need,

should you ever need it

in the future.

Every senior wants to

stay active, healthy and

independent as they age.

At Franciscan Village in

Lemont and Marian Village

in Homer Glen, we

provide the programs,

amenities and services seniors

need to achieve the

retirement lifestyle of your

dreams. To learn more

about Franciscan Village

or Marian Village, visit


Submitted by Franciscan

Ministries. For more information,

call (800) 524-6126,

or visit franciscanministries.




Franciscan Ministries sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago


1270 Village Dr., Lemont, IL 60439


You can explore new opportunities while enjoying the perks of your

maintenance-free garden home or independent living apartment.

Our associates take care of all your home improvements and

landscaping needs. You don’t have to do a thing.

Relax and enjoy your retirement!



Franciscan Ministries sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago


15624 Marian Dr., Homer Glen, IL 60491


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Tinley Court

Catered Senior

Living is all

about family

No one should be alone in caring

for their senior-aged loved one. It

literally takes a village.

At Tinley Court Catered Senior

Living in Tinley Park, we offer

many support resources so that you

or your loved one only has to make

the transition once in your/their

golden years. Many of our residents

are long-term residents; some

have been here 12 years and nine

years even with us through hospice

care, considering Tinley Court as

their home.

Our exceptional team of caregivers

offer personalized care plans recognizing

that each individual is not

a cookie cutter circumstance. We

have the resources to offer our residents,

such as a primary care doctor,

nurse practitioner, therapy group,

podiatrist, dentist, audiologist and

so much more IF (not when) a need

should arise. Our residents are not

required to utilize these, but it’s the

convenience of knowing these options

are available to them and it

gives their family members a peace

of mind knowing that their loved

one’s needs are being met.

Throughout the years, Tinley

Court has refined our services to

our seniors so they can be their best

selves. Our mission is to give our

residents a loving, safe and caring

environment in a warm and homey

setting. If you’re looking for shiny,

new, all the bells and whistles that

is not Tinley Court. At Tinley Court

we feel we excel in such areas as

care, detail to activities provided,

cleanliness, respect toward the

people that make up our community

and looking out for the well-being

of each of our residents.

Not to mention the exceptional financial

aspect of it, we are the best

deal in town. We are a private pay

establishment working with a group

that can help through the process

of obtaining financial aid if you are

a veteran or surviving spouse of a


In addition to providing a permanent

living environment, we also offer

respite stay at Tinley Court, so

if you or your loved one is in need

of exceptional care for only a short

term period we can help with that

as well. We believe in offering as

much as possible for the best deal

as possible. So for one monthly fee

we offer not only the living space,

but three meals a day in a dining

room setting, all your utilities

(except for phone/cable services),

weekly housekeeping, daily activities

that include outings and live entertainment,

staffing 24 hours/seven

days a week for the wellbeing and

security of all our residents.

Whether for a short term stay or

longer period of time, Tinley Court

Catered Senior Living may be exactly

what one is looking for. Tinley

Court Catered Senior Living in

Tinley Park is a community where

independence thrives and is encouraged

while compassionate care and

respect are a given. Come see all

that Tinley Court Catered Senior

Living has to offer. Call today to

schedule a tour and come feel the


Submitted by Tinley Court Catered Senior

Living, 16301 Brementowne Road,

Tinley Park. For more information or

to schedule a tour, call (708) 532-7800

or visit tinleycourt.com.

Will County Coroner candidate offers

needed experience to modernize office

A man carrying four badges on his shirt is

willing to trade them all in for one powerful

badge: the gold badge of the Will County Coroner.

Bolingbrook Police Sergeant Sean Talbot

has been serving Will County as a first responder

for nearly 30 years. He hopes that his lifetime

of career preparedness will earn the votes of

Will County voters on March 17.

Democrat candidate Sean P. Talbot, 53, has

spent the last 29 years of his life wearing many

hats, serving Will County as a first responder on

many different levels. He is currently a sergeant

at the Bolingbrook Police Department. He began

his law enforcement career at Shorewood

Police Department in 1990. Police work was

not enough for him, so Talbot began his volunteer

firefighter career as a Troy fireman/EMT,

then moved to Plainfield and became a Plainfield

fireman. The growth of Will County caused

these departments to hire part-time employees

and eventually full-time firefighters. Talbot continued

to work as a part-time Plainfield fireman

and is currently employed as a part-time Troy


Talbot has spent the past 30 years as a volunteer

and part-time firefighter/EMT, holding

the rank of lieutenant in Will County. He is a

state-certified fire/arson investigator through

the University of Illinois Fire Service Institute

and a member of the Division 15 Fire/Arson Investigations

Task Force.

Like all police officers, Talbot began his career

in the patrol division. He eventually was assigned

to the Investigations Division where he

became lead homicide certified. He also became

a special investigator with the Will/Grundy

County Major Crimes Task Force. This is a position

every area detective strives to be selected

to be a part of. Talbot has also held the title of

crime scene investigator, attending Northwestern

University Center for Public Safety Crime

Scene Investigations I, II, and III. Talbot also

held the position of SWAT and sniper team leader

for Bolingbrook Police Department.

As an investigator, Talbot was one of the first

investigators to successfully obtain charges

against drug dealers on two drug induced homicide

cases in Will County. Talbot said the heroin

epidemic continues to plague Will County, and

his firsthand knowledge in handling these cases

will assist him in his new role as the Will County


The Joliet Catholic Academy and Purdue

University graduate believes his lifetime experience

has more than prepared him for his next

journey as serving the county as the coroner.

He’s played a part in investigating more than

1,000 deaths throughout his career.

Until recently, Talbot allowed time to be employed

part-time by the Will County Coroner’s

office for 18 years as a deputy coroner. This

part-time job furthered his career into the studies

of death investigations. The Will/Grundy

County Major Crimes Task force sent Talbot as

a representative of the Coroner’s Office to the

University of Tennessee’s forensic anthropology

outdoor recovery course, commonly referred

to as “the body farm.” At this week-long

training, Talbot learned the extensive research

behind body decomposition and many causes

of deaths. Talbot and Detectives from all over

the United States spent the week recovering

bodies from the surface, as well as a full exhumation,

studying the many different levels of

decomposition, as well as trauma and possible

causes of deaths. They gained a better understanding

of the decomposition process, developed

techniques for extracting information on

timing and circumstances surrounding the death

of the human remains they recovered from the

burial sites. Talbot also learned the proper ways

to document the recoveries in preparation for

criminal or civil litigation. Talbot described this

experience as both eye opening and life changing,

a “once in a lifetime experience.”

If elected, Talbot has plans to bring the Coroner’s

Office into the 21st century. This would

include technology updates, training updates,

physical plant updates and expanding the office

to better cover the east side of the county.

He also aspires to hire more coroner’s deputies,

which would reduce response times for families

and law enforcement, and adding a facility

for holding decedents in the east side of Will

County. He strives to have full transparency of

all of the coroner operations for Will County

residents. He wants to successfully address the

opioid epidemic and plans to reduce the number

of opioid deaths in the county. He hopes to

achieve all of the above mentioned with government

grant funding, so as not to impact the Will

County residents financially.

Talbot stated his opponent in the primary

election, Democratic candidate Laurie Summers,

has no previous death investigation experience.

Summers was hired by the Coroner’s

Office only in October, 2019, as a deputy chief

coroner, a position Talbot declined. Talbot will

face Summers in the primary election March

17. Talbot encourages voters to educate themselves

on the experience between he and Summers

before casting their vote.

Submitted by Friends to Elect Sean Talbot for Will

County Coroner. For more information, visit sean


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Seek useful information

from a trusted family

law group source

We’re getting older, but

we still have options.

A certain football halftime

show featured a celebrity

who is also an athlete

and an entertainer. The celebrity

is 50 years old, but

she demonstrates her seemingly

ageless body and remarkable

skills. Of course,

we would need to make

physical training a full-time

job to even come close to

her much-talked about performance,

and that’s not

going to happen! We ordinary

people will age.

Sure, we’re getting

older, but we still have options.

What do we expect

to change this year? Do we

want to know how to improve

our quality of life?

Aging is a loss of function,

the function of our

bodies, the function of our

brains and the function of

our emotional reasoning.

But we can fight for improved

function of body

and brain through proper

nutrition and exercise. And

when we think of exercise,

let’s think of exercising

our brains every day.

Even if we have never

thought of exercising our

emotional reasoning, life

has a way of reminding

us: we have suddenly had

a loss due to divorce, illness

or financial collapse.

When we consider the depression

we risk in our twilight

age, we are motivated

to seek useful information

from trusted sources, such

as Gwendolyn J. Sterk and

the Family Law Group

P.C. to help us scrub off

the burdens of age (emotional

pain, financial illness,

divorce disaster).

Aging is natural, but we

don’t need to surrender!

In her book “Aging Backwards,”

Miranda Esmond

wrote: “If the gardener

tends to her garden, diligently

watering her plants

and ensuring they get the

right amount of sun, nutrients

and water, her plants

will flourish and grow.

If, however, she neglects

her garden, it will soon

become overgrown with

weeds, and, without nutrition

or water, the plants

will die. Both of these outcomes

are equally ‘natural.’”

The good news is that

if we seek help from our

trusted resources, we will

improve our quality of life.

Our bodies and brains can

heal and get stronger. We

can bring out much more

of our physical and cognitive

abilities and avoid becoming

old and helpless.

With increased awareness

of our physical and mental

needs comes control. From

control, we get order, reason,

comfort, peace.

To schedule a free, noobligation

consultation with

one of Sterk Family Law

Group’s Family Law or Estate

Planning attorneys, call

(815) 600-8950 or visit sterk


Submitted by Sterk Family

Law Group, 11508 183rd

Place in Orland Park. For

more information, call (815)

600-8950 or visit sterk


To protect yourself and your loved one.

Having a plan in place ensures you are in control and all of your

concerns are addressed.

To save yourself and your loved ones time and


The costs of Estate Planning pale in comparison to the potential

attorneys’ fees and costs associated with probate.

To make your wishes known and leave guidance on

your affairs.

Designate a guardian for your children and spell out exactly what

you want.

To plan for the unexpected.

Estate Planning is not just about dying; having a plan in place in case

is necessary if you are temporarily or permanently incapacitated &

can’t take care of yourself.

To give yourself piece of mind.

Knowing that your Estate Plan is complete is a huge weight off your

shoulders. You can rest assured your loved ones will be best cared

for based on your wishes.

Sterk Family Law Group

Empower ourself With Options

Call Us for a Free Consultation

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Orland Township place for seniors to

embrace age, thrive with social activities

Orland Township offers

a vast array of social activities

and health programs for

older adults, ranging from

the weekly drop-in center

where seniors can enjoy coffee

and a snack while playing

bingo, cards and mingling

with friends, to larger

annual events, such as the

Senior Dating Game, Senior

American Idol and Dancing

with the Senior Stars. Some

of the Township’s regular

social activities include

monthly luncheons, dinner

dances and trips.

Orland Township is also

committed to the well-being

of local seniors and offers

weekly classes to promote

healthy lifestyles. Classes

include joints in motion,

yoga, strong and fit, tai chi,

knitting, line dancing and

computer courses, such as

the Dakim BrainFitness

class, which is designed

to improve memory, focus

and concentration among


At the Township, seniors

can also participate

in valuable and convenient

seminars, such as senior

driver safety, Medicare

information seminar, and

CPR courses. The Senior

Citizen Advisory Council

allows seniors to work in

part with the Township’s supervisor

and board of trustees

to ensure the programs

and services provided are

both helpful and enjoyable

for local older citizens.

New to Orland Township

is the Senior Citizen

Law Enforcement Academy.

Participants will gain

a better understanding of

the responsibilities and duties

of law enforcement, as

well as receive advice on

personal safety and crime

prevention. Cook County’s

Sheriff’s officials present

the six-session academy

with different speakers to

provide pertinent information

on an array of topics.

The academy classes will

meet from 10 a.m.-noon

each Tuesday from May 19

through June 23. Call (708)

403-4222 to pre-register.

Senior American Idol

tickets will be on sale Feb.

27. On April 30, guests will

enjoy a delicious plated dinner

at Georgio Banquets

and be entertained by talented

singing seniors competing

to be Orland Township’s

next Senior American Idol.

All proceeds benefit the Orland

Township Scholarship


Seniors will put on their

dancing shoes for the Motown

Dinner Dance from

5-10 p.m. March 5. After

enjoying a delicious meal

from the Orland Chateau,

seniors will get their groove

on, dancing to all their Motown

favorites, including

hits by James Brown, Al

Green, Smoky Robinson,

Aretha Franklin, Diana

Ross and others. Tickets

are on sale now at Orland

Township, 14807 S. Ravinia

Ave. in Orland Park.

During the month of May,

Orland Township celebrates

Older American’s Month

with a chock-full of exciting

events. Each day, a township

service or something

new is highlighted to benefit

the lives of our seniors.

For seniors who are living

a more isolated lifestyle, Orland

Township offers many

resources to try to get them

connected. The Township’s

transportation service offers

front-door transportation to

and from the Township and

medical appointments.

Orland Township also

works in part with organizations

such as PLOWS

Council on Aging, which

offers home check-ups and

services to get older citizens

active in the community

once again.

“We hold our seniors

close to our hearts at Orland

Township,” said Supervisor

Paul O’Grady. “We are happy

we can provide so many

helpful services and even

happier that so many smiling

faces take advantage of

what we offer.“

From the senior picnics

to monthly blood pressure

clinics and total lipid testing,

Orland Township is a

place for seniors to embrace

their age and thrive.

Orland Township is located

at 14807 S. Ravinia Ave.

in Orland Park. For more

information, call (708) 403-

4222 or visit orlandtown

ship.org. To stay up to date

with what’s happening at

the Township, follow Supervisor

Paul O’Grady on

Facebook at facebook.com/


Submitted by Orland Township,

14807 S. Ravinia Ave.

in Orland Park. For more

information, call (708) 403-

4222 or visit orlandtownship.


Gnade Insurance here to help navigate Medicare process

Gary Gnade, owner of

Gnade Insurance Group,

makes it his main mission

to help people through

the Medicare process. He

knows how overwhelming

it is to receive so much

propaganda on Medicare as

people approach their 65th

birthday. He also understands

how confusing it is to

try to choose what the right

plan is for each individual.

You qualify for Medicare if:

• You are turning 65 or are

65 and over;

• You are at any age with renal


• You are of any age with a

severe disability;

• You have been receiving

Social Security benefits

for at least 24 months.

There is an open enrollment

for Medicare Oct. 15-

Dec. 7, 2021, where you can

join or switch to a Medicare

Advantage plan or Part D

drug plan; however, if you

are turning 65 you do not

need to wait.

While Gnade Insurance

Group has been in business

for more than 30 years,

Gnade has been doing

healthcare and Medicare

supplements for 40 years.

He started with Medicare

during his years at Prudential,

saw how much guidance

people need through

the Medicare process and

knew he wanted to continue

helping customers navigate

the program.

Gnade, along with two

other employees — Wendy

Elmlund and Nicole Pagano

— keep up with certifications

in order to advise

about Medicare. The Medicare

AHIP Certification

must be taken each year to

continually make informed

decisions on Medicare.

“It is overwhelming to be

approaching retirement and

not know what your health

insurance coverage will be,”

Gnade said. “Unfortunately,

consumers are inundated

with ads, commercials and

mailings, which can lead

someone towards a Medicare

plan that may not be

the best for them. For something

like Medicare, it is

very important to use a broker

like us that can walk you

through the process.”

Submitted by Gnade Insurance

Group, 219 N. White St. in

Frankfort. For more information,

call (815) 464-8800, or

visit gnadeinsurance.com.

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Join Phil & Amy

from Music & Travel

Multi-talented husband

and wife team Phil & Amy

are well known entertainers

throughout Chicagoland

and Illinois as masters

of music. They have been

performing popular hits,

including selections from

Broadway Shows and

movies, old familiar standards,

patriotic tunes, and

holiday favorites, depending

on the season. They are

often joined by their longtime

musical colleague

and violinist extraordinaire,

Jodi. More recently,

Phil & Amy’s singer/songwriter

daughter, Lucie, and

their guitarist son, Luke,

have made appearances

in their show. The talent

is getting passed on to the

next generation.

If this has whet your appetite

for some outstanding

entertainment, then

there are opportunities to

see them this year. You too

can catch a one- day lunch/

show motorcoach or have

the option of enjoying an

overnight package at the

famous Lodge and surroundings.

In addition to their musical

repertoire mastery,

this affable pair host theater

outings, day excursions,

and overnight motorcoach

tours whether it

be for two or 12 days. For

2020 they will take groups

to the Grand Canyon and

Southwest Canyonlands

in June. Later in June, St.

Christopher Tours visits

one of their favorite treasures,

Mackinac Island,

Michigan, The Mackinac

Bridge, bikes, horses and

carriages, famous fudge

and the historic Grand

Hotel. There’s also a great

three-day Bavarian geta-way

to Frankenmuth,

Michigan, in October that

includes Bronner’s the

World’s Largest Christmas

Wonderland. Looking

ahead to 2021, plans

are included for a trip to

Nashville and Memphis to

experience country music

on its home ground. St.

Christopher Travelers say

that having the hotel accommodations

at the Opryland

Resort were simply

put, “The best ever!” The

Grand Ole Opry and so

many historic sights create

an American experience

like none other.

If you don’t have time

for an overnight trip, there

are theater outings, historic

route trips and so much

more. Whatever sparks

your interest, you won’t

be disappointed. You’ll

feel like you are one. The

company of family, dear

friends, and new friends

and travelers continue to

make wonderful memories.

For further information

check out their ad and

visit their website at phil


Submitted by Colony Productions,

5348 Forest Trail in

Oak Forest. For more information,

visit philnamymusic.


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One coupon per person

must attachoriginal coupon to reservation form


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Alvernia Manor Senior Living a

hidden gem in southwest suburbs

Is mom living alone? Is the family

concerned of her safety? Is she

able to reach out quickly for assistance,

should something happen?

Is there worry if dad is taking his

daily medications as prescribed

and eating nutritional meals? Is

the hired home care provider giving

that special aunt all the care,

attention and socialization she

needs and deserves?

Alvernia Manor Senior Living

is the “hidden gem” that can ease a

family’s concerns. The mission of

this unique senior living community

is to provide seniors a loving,

safe and caring home. Alvernia

Manor has a warm, homey setting,

its walls brimming of compassion,

fulfillment and fun. Amenities

include three daily meals

plus snacks, staffed healthcare

services, 24-hour emergency call

system, housekeeping, furnished

private rooms, and a calendar full

of activities and socialization. In

addition, there are no annuities

or endowment fees. For over 45

years, the School Sisters of St.

Francis of Christ the King and

their dedicated staff have cared for

seniors as their own family with

respect, love and concern. Family

and friends refer Alvernia Manor

as their “hidden gem”.

Alvernia Manor is located on a

hilltop in the southwest suburb of

Lemont. With its beautiful bluff

location, the vivid colors of the

four seasons are played out annually

in panoramic view. The Little

Bit of Heaven pavilion is a favorite

spot for residents to take in the

scenery and enjoy the fresh air.

Residents also have the opportunity

to enjoy several other secured

patios or common areas, relax in

the privacy of their room or spend

spiritual time in the Chapel. Keeping

a resident’s body and mind

healthy and active is the goal the

Sisters and staff strive for. Games,

exercise, movies, bingo, best buddy

visits, shopping trips, entertainment

and other special outings like

a trip to Brookfield Zoo are among

the many activities on Alvernia’s

monthly activity calendar – definitely

fun times enjoyed by all.

Alvernia Manor’s Wellness

Coordinators and healthcare staff

ensures residents’ medications are

dispensed, vitals taken and daily

health monitored. Fresh meals are

prepared daily and all housekeeping

needs attended to. All this adds

up to no more worries for you.

In addition, adult day services

or short term stay are other available

options for families. Loved

ones receive the care and recreation

they need in a safe, loving

environment while caregivers go

to work or get a much needed

break. Whether for a few hours a

day or a longer period of time, Alvernia

Manor may be exactly what

one’s family is looking for.

Come see all Alvernia Manor

Senior Living offers. The care,

charm and beauty are undeniable.

Submitted by Alvernia Manor Senior

Living, 13950 Main St. in Lemont.

For more information, call (630)

257-7721, or visit alverniamanor.org.


for State


August Deuser is the 2nd

Precinct Committeeman in

Frankfort Township and is

running for State Senate in

the 19th District on March

17. He is running as a

write-in candidate because

he was knocked off the

ballot by the bad guys. August

was a third-generation

police officer before he

went back to the University

of Illinois an earned his

teaching degree. He taught

special education students

for 25 years while earning

his master’s in educational

administration from

Lewis University. His wife

of 38 years and their two

sons also graduated from

Lewis University. Deuser

is pro-second amendment,

pro-life, pro-education and

pro-police. Visit his website

at deuser.us.

Paid for by Citizens for

August Deuser.

Submitted by Citizens for

August Deuser. For more

information, visit deuser.us.


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22nd century media | February 27, 2020 | 23

New Lenox-based

business works to make

clothes dryers safer

Hidden buildup in

clothes dryer vent

is fire hazard




Most people know they

need to clean out their

dryer lint tray between

each cycle, but what lurks

behind the wall is just as

important for safety and

avoiding fire traps, as well

as fully efficient dryer performance.

Joe Enzenberger,

owner of Dryer Vent

Wizard, opened his New

Lenox-based business in


Lint is the villain —

lint that has been allowed

to build up and linger too

long in the dryer exhaust


It is estimated by the

U.S. Consumer Product

Safety Commission and

the U.S. Fire Administration

that 15,500 fires associated

with clothes dryers

occur annually. These fires

account for an average of

20 deaths, 370 injuries and

more than $88 million in

property damage.

“Failure to clean the

dryer vent” was the leading

factor cited in U.S. Fire

Administration reports.

“It is something very

few people know about or

think about,” said Enzenberger,

whose company

specializes in dryer vent

cleaning, repair, alteration

and installation. “It is

the leading cause of dryer


Lint accumulation also

can cause dryers to stop

working or to work inefficiently.

A dryer vent

clogged with lint can add

as much as $18 to $24 per

month to energy costs.

“Improper venting

causes problems, as well,”

he said. “The dryer exhaust

duct and connections

should be made of rigid

metal or semi-rigid metal

and secured with metal

heat-resistant tape rather

than duct tape. I often find

plastic or foil accordiontype

material, which can

easily trap lint and is more

susceptible to kinks and


Warning signs include:

• Clothes are taking more

than one cycle to dry, especially

jeans & towels.

• No lint visible on lint


• Dryer repeatedly stops

during a cycle.

• Clothes have moldy

smell after dry cycle.

• Clothes are very hot after

a dry cycle.

• The top of your dryer hot

to the touch while running.

• There’s excess lint left on

your clothing.

“This has been a consumer

education process,

but it’s hard to get the

word out,” Enzenberger

said. “Most don’t call until

they have a serious problem

with their dryer.”

He suggests people

treat clothes dryers as a

household item in need of

regular maintenance. Consumers

can protect dryer

performance and promote

safety by cleaning the lint

screen between each use,

ensuring the connection

between the dryer and

wall is made of compliant

material and remains

un-kinked, and having the

dryer exhaust duct cleaned

regularly. Dryer manufacturers

recommend inspection

and cleaning at least


Now is the perfect time

to have an inspection and

cleaning of clothes dryers

and dryer vent systems.

Another important tip:

Never let your clothes dryer

run when you are out of

the house or asleep.

For more information,

visit dryerventwizard.com

or call (815) 215-2090.

Submitted by Dryer Vent Wizard.

For more information,

call (815) 215-2090, or visit




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to dry your clothes, then you may have a

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Tinley Court offers a Unique Lifestyle of Catered Senior Living

All Residents monthly fees include:

• 3 Chef Prepared meals served to you by professional wait staff

• Full Daily activity program which includes entertainment & trips

• Wellness Center offering podiatry, therapy, x-ray, lab, hearing

& dental services without having to leave the building

• Weekly housekeeping

• Utilities

• Library, chapel, café, beauty/barber shop

• Walking distance to Tinley Park shops & restaurants

• Veteran’s Financial Assistance available













It means we understand that each person

has unique needs and wants. At Tinley

Court those needs and wants will be met

with dignity, respect and support.

Tinley Court strives to nurture individuality with a sense of purpose in

hopes of enriching one’s life. We offer a support system like no other senior

community. Staffed 24 hours for the well-being and security of our residents.








Most Affordable Senior Living on the Southwest Side!!!

Call 708-532-7800


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