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Resources for Intelligent Aging – with you every step of the way

Helping older

adults age in place

– or helping them

find the best home

away from home

When seniors are diagnosed

with dementia or

other debilitating illnesses,

suddenly their loved ones

are thrust into a position of

having to make many difficult

decisions in a short

period of time. Or in some

cases, adult children find

that their elderly parents

with chronic health conditions

simply are not managing

well at home.

“Most of the time, ‘accidental

caregivers’ like

these are not prepared

when events occur,” said

Charlotte Bishop, of Creative

Care Management.

“They need expert advice,

and fast.”

These types of situations

were the driving force behind

the creation of Resources

for Intelligent Aging,


“We believed it would

be helpful to organize a

group of professionals

who could assist seniors

and their families every

step of the way,” said Ann

Ayres, of Ayres Estate Services.

She and her business

partner and sister Doris are

RIA co-founders.

Doris Ayres adds, “our

focus is understanding individuals’

needs and preferences

as they go through

life’s transitions.”

RIA’s goal is to provide

trusted and accessible resources

in all areas to help

older adults age in place.

In addition, the group

supports the ‘Sandwich’

Generation who are often

caring for senior parents

and children at the same

time. RIA includes business

owners and professionals

who are developing

useful and interactive

ways to serve seniors and

their families in our community.

In many cases, the

focus is on comprehensive

life care plans that range

from financial planning to

home safety.

“As professionals serving

this demographic, we

know that when someone

needs one service, they

probably need many other

services as well,” said senior

home repair expert

Darryl Rose, of Get Dwell.

As a Realtor, Merry

Juell often has homeowners

asking for other professional


“Through our networking,

I feel confident referring

a care management

professional, several home

care agencies, an estate attorney,

an estate services

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downsizing, a personal

trainer to preserve my clients’

health, and a memory

care facility if necessary.”

One way RIA members

help seniors and their

families prepare for the future

is through complimentary

presentations to

community groups, senior

centers, libraries, houses

of worship, physicians,

and more.

For example, participants

such as attorney

Charles E. Hutchinson

discuss the importance of

estate planning or Alice

Chow, MS, RPh, CLTC,

LTCP educates on Medicare

and Supplemental

Plans as well as Long-term

Care. In addition, Lydia

Morrissey, of Morrissey

Client Advocates, shares

daily money and household

management tips.

“When a senior wants

to remain in his/her home,

there are many logistics

for loved ones to consider,

she explains. “Is the home

safe? Does it need repairs

or adaptations? Or who

is going to manage the

home?” Lydia also helps

clients assess caregiving

and healthcare needs.

“When it is not possible

for a senior to remain

in his/her home, a

whole new set of questions

arise,” says Senior Move

Manager Drina Nikola of

Dwelling Spaces & Places.

“How do we go about selling

the house? Do we need

to fix it up first? Which

care facility is best for our

loved one?

As client care director

for Home Care Assistance,

Nancy Hopkins said, “In

the field, I often have clients

ask about many of the

services that would assist

them to achieve the highest

quality of life at home. By

directing them to the Wilmette/Kenilworth


of Commerce website,


and RIA website, intelligent-aging.net/,

every resource

is in one place.”

RIA 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. For

more information about

Resources for Intelligent

Aging, call 847-251-3800.

Submitted by Resources for

Intelligent Aging, (847) 251-


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North Shore Senior Center

remains go-to resource for

older adults and families

North Shore Senior

Center is headquartered in

Northfield and serves and

engages more than 23,000

older adults and their families

each year throughout

Chicago’s northern suburbs.

The Center is nationally-accredited

and offers

a comprehensive suite of

services, including a wide

array of social services,

programs for people living

with dementia, private care

management, educational

and wellness programs, and

volunteer opportunities.

“Our continuum of services

provides for the most

independent older adults to

those needing more support.

From social services

and specialized care for

people living with dementia,

to a wealth of educational,

social and wellness

opportunities, the Center

is the premier provider of

services for older adults in

the northern suburbs,” explained

Executive Director

Tish Rudnicki.

Thousands of North

Shore residents flock to

the Center to participate

in Lifelong Learning programs

that include classes,

clubs, concerts, events

and activities. Participants

enjoy a large selection of

education classes on current

issues, history, film,

literature, culture and other

humanities topics. The art

studio and variety of clubs

attract those seeking friendships

and outlets to express

themselves. Evening programming

begins May 14.

Check www.nssc.org for


The Center’s expanding

selection of fitness and

wellness programs include

a mix of strength and balance

classes, yoga, tai chi,

and outdoor adventures

such as hiking and canoeing.

Fitness specialists offer

personal and small-group

training in the Fitness Center

seven days a week.

For families caring for

someone with memory

loss, the Center’s House

of Welcome (HOW) Adult

Day Services provides specialized

therapeutic care

for people living with Alzheimer’s

disease and other

dementias. HOW offers a

structured, therapeutic Day

Program; a program for

those with early memory

loss; and an Alzheimer’s

family support group.

HOW’s monthly Memory

Café provides an opportunity

for people with memory

loss and their caregivers

to steal away for a few

hours of fun in a safe and

supportive environment.

Senior and Family Services

partners with older

adults and their families to

help them access valuable

community programs and

services including benefits

counseling, general case

management, home-delivered

meals, housekeeping

services and many other resources.

Its Lending Closet

in Northfield and Glenview

allows people of all ages

to borrow durable medical

equipment such as walkers,

canes, wheelchairs and

shower chairs. The Center

also holds support groups

for people living with Parkinson’s

disease, hearing

loss and low vision. Family

caregiver support groups

are held in Evanston and


An affiliate of the Center,

fee-based North Shore

Senior Options works with

older adults and their families

to improve quality of

life now and in the future

through private care management,


counseling and money


In addition to its flagship

location in Northfield, the

Center has social services

offices in Niles, Glenview

and Evanston. Social services

staff visits clients in

their homes and in senior

housing buildings. NSSC

also offers hospital screenings

to evaluate patients’

care needs upon discharge

in six area hospitals: Lutheran

General, Skokie,

Evanston, Glenbrook, St.

Francis and Holy Family.

Submitted by North Shore

Senior Center, 161 Northfield

Road, Northfield, IL 60093,

(847) 784-6000, nssc.org


Inspiring adults of all ages

to live their “BEST LIFE”

• Empowering older adults to remain

engaged in their homes and

communities longer

• Supporting middle aged adults

through difficult transitions

• Examining the emotional patterns that

determine daily routines and habits

• Ensuring the home environment is

safe and functional

• Preparing for medical emergencies

• Initiating difficult conversations

• Managing complex family dynamics

A proactive approach to

aging through empathy, education

and empowerment

Maureen Kafkis, OTD, Coach & Consultant

Heart2Heart Elder Care, LLC

847-881-6036 • heart2heartbestlife.com


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Glenview Terrace: Post-hospital rehabilitation for a faster, 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. 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 with

an average of seven to ten


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

outstanding 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

and amenities

In an elegant setting,

Glenview Terrace offers

spacious, comfortable

rooms complete with deluxe

bathrooms with private

showers. Short-term

guests can also enjoy a

wide array of amenities,

including 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


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 care.

High ratings, accreditation

and 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 rating.

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

healthcare accrediting


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 post-hospital

care, recognizing Glenview

Terrace as a high

performer with the best

outcomes. These partnerships

mean you’ll receive

even more efficient, coordinated


Request a private tour

Call Glenview Terrace

today at (847) 729-9090

— or visit glenviewterrace.com

— to arrange

a private tour or to learn

more about Glenview Terrace’s

high standards of

healthcare and impressive


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1511 Greenwood Road,

(847) 729-9090, glenviewterrace.com.

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The Endoscopy Center of the North

Shore offers personalized attention,

high-quality service

Dr. Manoj Mehta has

been caring for residents of

the North Shore for over 20


He brings personalized

attention and high-quality

service to the heart of downtown

Wilmette. Dr. Mehta

has developed a reputation

as a caring physician who is

deeply invested in the overall

well-being of his patients.

In an era when patients often

become “just a number”,

lost in the shuffle, and whose

questions are answered by a

call center, Dr. Mehta makes

every effort to be personally

connected to each patient.

Dr. Mehta’s philosophy is to

work closely with patients to

approach their medical issues

as a team, arriving at decisions


The Endoscopy Center

of the North Shore was created

to provide one-on-one,

personalized, attentive, and

cost-effective care compared

to that available in a hospital

setting. Patients can park

right in front, walk in and out,

and don’t have to deal with

the bureaucracy or exposure

to illnesses found in the hospital

environment. There is a

full-time anesthesiologist for

maximal comfort and safety,

the center is fully accredited

(unlike other non-hospital

practices), and the same quality

standards are maintained

as in the hospital environment.

The center maintains

the ASGE’s coveted Quality

Star designation.

The office is located at 1100

Central Avenue, Suite H, in

Wilmette. Park behind Depot

Nuevo or the theater and

you will be right there. Call

(847) 256-1855, email info@

ginorthshore.com, or visit online

at ginorthshore.com.

Submitted by The Endoscopy

Center of the North Shore, 1100

Central Ave. Suite H, in Wilmette.

Call (847) 256-1855, email

info@ginorthshore.com, or visit

online at ginorthshore.com.

Tamarisk NorthShore set to

welcome residents in June 2020

Tamarisk NorthShore, a new independent

living rental community managed

by CJE SeniorLife, will welcome

adults 65 and better starting in June


Conveniently located in Deerfield at

1627 Lake Cook Road — close to the

interstate, local restaurants and shopping

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provide a vibrant and active lifestyle

through a variety of elegant apartment

homes, outdoor terraces as well as lush

grounds and walking paths, outstanding

amenities, top notch service and unique

enrichment programs.

Residents can enjoy multiple dining

options, from the finest food to casual

to quick bites and creative cocktails,

and take advantage of an array of services,

such as the 24-hour concierge,

plus new ways of keeping fit in body,

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Don’t wait for a crisis before you learn how

to navigate care for a senior in your family.

Let our RIA members guide

you every step of the way!

Resources for Intelligent Aging (RIA) is a


aspects of the senior population as well

as the sandwich generation, the adults

helping their aging parents while also

still caring for children in their homes.

Our group includes business owners

who are developing useful, interactive

ways to serve seniors and their families

in our community. RIA is a branch of

the Wilmette/Kenilworth Chamber of



Trust RIA members for all of these services:

• Estate Services

• Legal Services

• Senior Care Management

• Fitness Training

• Home Health Care

• Realtor

• Tax Preparation

• Senior Move Management

• Residential Memory Care Facilities

• 55+ Active Adult Community

• Medicare Plans/Long Term Care Planning

• Rehabilitation & Nursing Facility

• Professional Remodeling, Painting, and

Handyman Services

• Bone Building & Muscle Strengthening

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Alice Chow, MS, RPh, CLTC, LTCP educates seniors to make informed decisions

in choosing Medicare Supplements, Prescription Drug and Medicare Advantage

plans. As a registered pharmacist and Medicare benefits advisor, Alice offers oneon-one

unbiased free consultation and gives educational talks on Medicare and

Long-Term Care Planning. Located at 413 Wilshire Dr. East in Wilmette. Phone:

847-533-4864. www.katsconsultingllc.com.

Ayres Estate Services disperses valuable and desirable items for people who

are downsizing, moving to retirement or just simplifying their lives. Good furniture,

accessories, jewelry, artwork, antiques – our effort is to put folks in touch with

sources that will maximize their return. We like to say “We put our clients’ valuables

in the right hands for more money.” Phone: 312-810-2997.


Avidor is a 55+ Active Adult Community offering apartment rental homes with firstclass

amenities and lifestyle options. Contact Maddalena Scudiero at

847-644-3366 or mscudiero@avidorliving.com. Located at 1007 Church St. in

Evanston. www.avidorliving.com.

Creative Care Management helps accidental caregivers – anyone with an older

loved one – cope with the crises related to caring for mom or dad by providing

advocacy, answers, and alternatives. Charlotte Bishop, MS, CCM, CRC, LCPC,

Aging Life Professional, and her team have been serving the North Shore and

Chicago for over 20 years. Located at 1740 Ridge Ave., Ste. 111 in Evanston.

Phone: 847-869-5118 ext. 511. www.creativecaremanagement.com.

DWELLING Spaces + Places simplifies your home transitions. Drina Nikola and

her team provide a full menu of senior move management, relocation and design

for longevity services. They guide retirees, seniors and family members through

the often difficult and time-consuming process of transitioning to a new lifestyle

or home environment. Members of the National Association of Senior Move

Managers, NASMM Certified, Licensed Interior Designer, LEED AP, insured and

bonded. Located at 2930 Central St. in Evanston. Phone: 847-769-2412.


Get Dwell is an award-winning team of skilled local craftsmen who partner with

your local, family-owned neighborhood hardware store to provide care for your

home. From installing grab bars to getting your home sale-ready, we deliver

unparalleled workmanship with courtesy, promptness, and attention to detail. Get

Dwell helps older adults care for their home, completing each project on time and

on budget. Contact Darryl Rose, 847-922-3418, email darryl@getdwell.com, visit


Home Care Assistance provides quality of life care that enables older adults to

stay in their own homes. We also provide support to individuals in Assisted Living

or during Hospital or Rehab stays. Our services are distinguished by our highly

trained and dependable caregivers, the responsiveness of our professional care

teams, and our unique ability to help seniors navigate the next phase of their lives.

430 Green Bay Road in Kenilworth. Phone: 847-853-7777.


Law Offices of Charles E. Hutchinson, Esq. A law practice dedicated to

service by helping people in need of a will, trust, guardianship, power of attorney,

and more, all designed around the needs of the client. I proudly practice in the

community in which my family lives, and my children go to school. The goal is to

help people Plan – Prepare – Protect. Located in Wilmette, serving the entire New

Trier community. Phone: 312-259-0672. www.charleshutchinsonlaw.com

Merry Juell is a top real estate agent with @properties concentrating in the North

Shore markets with special emphasis on senior services. With nearly $220 million

in career volume, Merry knows that communication, data driven market analysis,

highest attention to detail and win/win negotiation lead to success. Located in

Wilmette & Winnetka. Phone: 847-828-7164. www.atproperties.com.

Morrissey Client Advocates, LLC assists individuals and families in their homes

with administrative tasks, which can include bill pay, filing, correspondence,

organizing insurance, medical and tax documents. Member of the American

Association of Daily Money Managers. Insured with 7 years experience. PO Box

8075, Wilmette Ave. in Wilmette, Phone 847-790-6100. email: lydia@morrisseyca.com

Osteostrong is a unique concept designed to deliver the most profound results

in skeletal strength conditioning. By engaging in our system, clients can receive

rapid results in bone density, strength, agility, balance & energy. Contact Team

OsteoStrong at wilmette@osteostrong.me or 224-408-2383;

visit www.osteostrongwilmette.com to schedule a complimentary session.

Personal Fitness Training’s mission is to provide the highest quality personal

fitness services on the North Shore. We offer individual, customized training for

seniors to help maintain strength, balance, stamina and flexibility as their bodies

age. Located at 350 Linden Ave. in Wilmette. Phone: 847-251-6834. www.pflt.net.

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Experience unparalleled 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 team

that helps guests quickly and

safely get back to their active


All with the luxury and comforts

of a hotel getaway.

Under the guidance of boardcertified

specialists, Whitehall

of Deerfield’s specially trained

in-house therapists deliver

comprehensive, one-on-one

and cutting-edge one-on-one

physical, occupational, speech

and respiratory therapies.

Guests receive customized,

outcome-oriented treatment

plans honed from more than

four decades of successfully

treating thousands of post-hospital


This individualized care also

helps reduce your risk of complications

and re-hospitalization.

Post-stroke and neurological


Specializing in strokes and

neurological conditions— including

brain injuries, brain tumors

and aneurysms—Whitehall

of Deerfield’s experts help guests

increase independence, achieve

the highest level of functioning

and experience the smoothest

transition home possible.

Holistic cardiac program

Delivering a complete and

powerful array of cardiac services,

Whitehall of Deerfield’s

Cardiac Program helps patients

quickly and safely recover from

a cardiovascular illness or cardiac


Two private orthopedic recovery


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—complete

with state-of-the-art orthopedic


World-class comforts

• Expect legendary service to

make your stay comfortable.

Indulge yourself with an array

of thoughtful amenities during

your short-term stay 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 choices

• In-room massages (upon request)

• Therapeutic putting green shop

and ice cream parlor

• Wellness Spa offering the delights

of a relaxing massage

and a full-service salon

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

the outstanding clinical care and


U.S. News & World Report Top


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 has 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

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Live with Purpose

North Shore Senior Center is a nationally-accredited organization

that empowers older adults, their families and the community

through a comprehensive suite of services. With an array of

enrichment programs and social services, the Center’s continuum

of care provides for older adults from the most independent to

the those needing more support:

• Lifelong Learning classes, presentations, events, clubs and daytrips

(evening activities start in May!)

• Specialized care for people living with dementia including a Day

Program, early memory loss program, Alzheimer’s family support

group and Memory Café

• Volunteer opportunities

• Social Services including benefits counseling, support groups, adult

protective services, Lending Closet, in-home services, caregiver

support and more

• Private care management

• Educational and wellness programs

North Shore Senior Center • 161 Northfield Road • Northfield 60093 • 847.784.6000 • www.nssc.org • Connect with us!

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Dr. Manoj Mehta

Board Certified, Gastroenterology

Faculty Member, University of Chicago

Over 20 years experience

Fully Accredited Facility

Quality Awards and Recognition

State-of-the-art Equipment

Electronic Records

Full-time Anesthesiologist

Friendly and Warm Office

Free Parking


of the North Shore, LLC

1100 Central Avenue, Suite HWilmette, IL 60091


ginorthshore.com • info@ginorthshore.com

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We all have a story

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Being near the end of the

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Flash forward to the

middle of my story, I

graduated from Ohio State

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B.S. in Occupational Therapy

and obtained a MAT

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Louis in 2011. I worked as

an occupational therapist

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in caring for my mother

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the end of their lives.

Eventually, my father

would also need help as

he neared the end of his

life. My father was a lovable

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saw the flaws in our

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experienced my own stress

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While my siblings managed

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my father, No. 9 was primarily

relied upon to make

complex health care decisions,

advocate on behalf

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conversations and get

hospice on board.

I often wondered how

other families managed

these enormous challenges

if nobody worked in

healthcare. Consequently,

after my father died in

hospice, I was inspired to

pursue a doctorate degree

in Occupational Therapy

at St. Catherine University

and establish Heart2Heart

Coaching & Consulting


H2H inspires adults of

all ages to live their “best

life”. Whether it be the

older adults or the adult

children who are in need

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you to examine the emotional

patterns that determine

daily routines and

habits and make changes

that can lead to improved

quality of life.

Other key components

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making sure the home

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making, managing

changing family dynamics

and preparing for medical

emergencies in advance.

Why not try to reduce the

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level of coordinated and

seamless care.

Highest Accreditation

Whitehall of Deerfield

is accredited by the Joint

Commission on Accreditation

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the nation’s

most respected healthcare

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Road, Deerfield, (847) 945-

4600, whitehallofdeerfield.


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Ayres Estate Services

assists clients in the

hard task of dispersing

Ann and Doris Ayres established

Ayres Estate Services

in 2010 as a complement to

their core businesses, art

consultation and interior

design, respectively. They

work with their clients to sell

with good return on varied

and desirable items that are

no longer useful to them.

An organizer we know

was working with a client

selling a three-story Victorian

Graystone in Lincoln

Park. Being travelers

and collectors, the owners

had filled their large house

with period pieces and artifacts

from exotic cultures.

The organizer called us in

to help achieve a cleaner,

more contemporary feel

to the many expansive


Our first step was to

contact a design shop owner

who specializes in artistic

and unusual decorative

items. We also brought in

an antiques dealer who

specializes in late 19th

century carved furniture

and accessories. Finally,

we invited a specialist in

mid-century and primitive

styles who bought several

African masks and native

pottery. We have worked

with these resource folks

for years, know what they

like to buy, and invite them

to make house calls for

purchases. They depend

on us for our expertise in

recognizing great stuff as

much as we depend on

them to buy from our clients.

One of the interesting

collections in this project

was a large number of

American pottery from the

1930s through the 1960s.

Buyers like groups of

things — variations on a

theme. All 75 pieces in this

collection were sold to one

person after some friendly


When the property was

listed there were small uncommitted

pieces left over.

We boxed them up, and

took them to a shop that

admittedly pays bare minimum.

The client agreed:

a little cash is better than

none at all.

We were able to help this

client in specific ways. We

brought to the client our

insiders’ access to businesspeople

who are serious

about enhancing their

stores and shops. Because

the pieces for sale included

a variety of items, we had

the resources to include

specialty buyers. Knowing

the appeal of the lots

for sale, we were able to

coax the best return from

each purchase. Even the

leftovers didn’t become

landfill but sold to please

someone for a few more


The Ayres sisters, Ann and

Doris, have been helping

clients to disperse their

unwanted items for years

with their vast network of

collectors, antiques dealers,

special consignment

venues, auction houses and

house sale specialists. Give

them a call if you think you

have a client who needs

their assistance. They are

connected, know people who

know people, are endlessly

resourceful with suggestions,

and effective sales people

in their own right with their

sphere of buyer. Ann and

Doris like to say “We put our

clients’ valuables in the right

hands for more money.”

Submitted by Ayres Estate

Services, 312-810-2997,



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Bratschi helps

transform your home

for living in place

“Living in Place” is the

trend of adapting your

home as you age. Regardless

of whether your home

is 10 years old or 100 years

old, chances are it was

built for the now and not

the future.

The longer you live in a

house, the more it becomes

home. A recent survey by

Houzz found that more

than half of homeowners

60 and older plan to stay in

their home indefinitely.

HomeAdvisor also recently

released its “Aging

in Place Survey Report,”

which reveals that it’s not

just the aging homeowners

making lifestyle renovations

– the trend is also

filtering down to futurethinking

homeowners who

are purchasing aging-inplace-ready

homes or making

the renovations earlier

in the aging process.

Home remodelers are

seeing huge growth in

renovations with a specific

focus: making kitchens

and bathrooms more accessible

to give your house

long-term livability. About

76 percent of living-inplace

projects include adding

grab bars. Typically

added to bathroom shower/tub

and toilet areas, they

are equally important in

other places such as bedrooms

or near stepped entryways

(for example from

the attached garage into

the house) to assist in stabilization

or standing up.

Here are some other examples

of bathroom and

kitchen renovations that

are helpful for “Living in


• Multiple light sources to

help reduce glare and


• Slip-resistant flooring

material, including flat,

non-slip bottoms in the


• Showerheads on a slide

bar to easily adjust the

height of the spray depending

on the user’s

needs and assist in


• Showers and faucets controlled

by levers, rather

than knobs.

• Showers with pressurebalanced

or thermostatic

controls to reduce the

risk of burns.

• Comfort-height toilets

(which are seventeen to

nineteen inches off the

ground) to make sitting

and standing easier.

• Bathroom and kitchen

faucets featuring touchand

hands-free activation.

• Seats in the shower - often

associated with luxury


• Install pull-out drawers

in kitchen and bathroom


• A kitchen sink that is

not too deep, to reduce

stress on the back from


• Doorknobs and cabinet

knobs changed to leverstyle

handles that are

easier to open with limited

dexterity (or even

a bag of groceries or a

child in tow).

• Smart devices/voice activated

devices including:

thermostats, security

systems, lights, fire protection,


locks, etc.

The good news is the

same design features that

make a home comfortable

for older people also work

for younger families. The

potential challenge is that

functionality sometimes

comes with a more commercial

or industrial look.

However, as the trend continues,

homeowners will

have an increasing amount

of options for designs that

are safe with functionality,

and also attractive.

Submitted by Bratschi

Plumbing, 801 Oak St., Winnetka,

(847) 446-1421.

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• Signature dining program

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Embrace your active senior lifestyle

at The Lodge of Northbrook

This is not your grandmother’s

retirement home.

As a matter of fact, The

Lodge of Northbrook has

residents that range in age

from newly retired up to

a centenarian! The Lodge

of Northbrook is an active

adult community for

folks age 55 years of age

and older. The developer

and management company,

Essex Communities,

based in Omaha, Neb., has

over 40 years of experience

designing, building

and managing active independent

senior living communities

throughout the

Midwest. The Lodge of

Northbrook features custom

residences, a variety

of community life spaces,

optional dining, secured

indoor parking, scheduled

transportation, and a full

return of your investment.

For those who are looking

for assisted living, Encore

at The Lodge features intimate

surroundings and

supportive accommodations

in a well-designed

and uplifting atmosphere.

A maintenance-free

lifestyle with residences

that live like a home,

plus robust community

amenities and services

The Lodge of Northbrook

offers active independent

seniors the opportunity

to enjoy a home

ownership atmosphere

without all the liability and

responsibility that comes

with sole ownership. Residents

will enjoy a maintenance

free lifestyle filled

with opportunities to expand

horizons, meet new

friends and rekindle old

friendships – all in a custom

retirement community

that offers a full return of

your investment. Future

residents can select from

a variety of spacious custom-designed

floor plans

ranging in size from 716

to over 2,200 square feet.

Layouts include one bedroom/one

bathroom and

two bedroom/two bathroom

as well as two bedrooms

boasting a den and

additional powder room.

Residences include spacious

kitchens, private

patio terraces, large closets,

full-size washer and

dryer, window treatments

and many upscale finishes

including granite countertops,

hardwood floors in

the kitchen and foyer, and

stainless steel appliances.

The Lodge of Northbrook

is conveniently located

on Founders Drive

near Kamp Drive, just

west of Waukegan Road in

Northbrook. The Lodge is

close to shopping, restaurants,

and so much more!

To learn more about the

active-independent or assisted

living lifestyle that

is available at The Lodge

of Northbrook inquiries

can be directed to Lydia at


Submitted by The Lodge of

Northbrook, 2220 Founders

Drive, (847) 559-8700

Time to indulge your

appetite at Mather Place

Not many senior living

providers can boast a

pastry chef on staff, but

Mather Place, at 2801 Old

Glenview Road, in Wilmette,

Ill., appreciates and

indulges the discerning

palettes of the residents

they serve, including indulging

a sweet tooth now

and again! Mather Place, a

boutique rental residence

for those 62 and better, has

joined other Mather residences

with a goal to have

highly-trained and engaged

restaurant staff, by partnering

with The Culinary

Institute of America, the

leader in culinary and restaurant

service education.

Mather is committed to

developing next generation

learning and career pathways

for culinary staff,

while creating an enhanced

culinary experience for

Mather residents, including

those at Mather Place, that

sometimes comes with a

cherry on top!

“We have taken an innovative

approach to create

customized training for all

Mather culinary staff,” explains

Thad Parton, director

of culinary operations

for Mather. All Mather

Place back of house team

members have already

been trained, and, Parton

explains, “The end result

is a better level of service

and increased efficiency

which has enhanced our

resident experience.”

Mather Place offers expansive

and ever-changing

menus at their recently

redesigned restaurants,

Alonzo’s and Patent’s

Place. Their culinary experts

integrate seasonal

and organic favorites,

chef’s specials, and classic

selections, allowing residents

to find heart-healthy

and low-sodium options,

as well as selections of

fresh desserts. Of course,

the option to cook at home

is always available with

apartment homes that feature

kitchens with granite

countertops and stainlesssteel


Mather Place is a rental

community making finances

easier to manage, by

providing residents more

control over their budget

and their nest egg. Instead

of mortgage, property tax,

and utility bills, there’s

one simple monthly fee.

And, in addition to amazing

culinary experiences,

Mather Place provides

endless options under one

roof — from a 24-hour

concierge, weekly housekeeping

and linen services,

to a swimming pool,

wellness programs and

exercise classes, personal

trainers, an art studio and

movie theater, to countless

clubs and programs. And

the North Shore location

with its shuttles and car

service, provides easy access

to nearby Old Orchard

Shopping Mall, theaters,

cultural and educational

experiences, restaurants,

and more.

For more information

about Mather Place, visit


Submitted by Mather Place,

2801 Old Glenview Road,

Wilmette, (847) 256-9300

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Chestnut Square at the Glen

brothers share a remarkable bond

For eight decades, brothers Don and

Bob Klein have been a dynamic duo.

Growing up on Chicago’s north side, they

shared the same group of friends, and as

adults, the two worked together at the

same bank where Don served as president

and Bob was vice president and treasurer.

It should come as no surprise, then,

that they would eventually end up at the

same senior living community. “Moving to

Chestnut Square was one of the best decisions

my wife and I ever made,” Don said.

“Mary Jane and I were always telling Bob

how much he would enjoy living here.”

When Bob’s wife, Shirley, passed away

in 2013, he began touring different retirement

communities and realized that

Chestnut Square was the perfect fit for

him as well. He moved in soon after.

Fellow residents quickly embraced the

siblings and their unique personalities.

As both brothers will point out, Don is

the more social one and loves organizing

clubs and activities — especially when

sports are the focus. Some of the staff

affectionately call him “The Commissioner,”

and he has served as Chair of the

community’s resident council.

Bob, on the other hand, is the more adventurous

type. He has travelled all over

the world exploring different cultures,

and celebrated his 88th birthday by jumping

out of an airplane.

“I saw George Bush, Sr. skydiving on

TV, so I thought, why couldn’t I?” Bob

said. “My granddaughter joined me on

the jump and it was a real thrill!”

When asked to describe her husband

and brother-in-law, Mary Jane perhaps

said it best. “Don and Bob bring out the

best in each other and everyone around

them. I’ve never known two finer men.”

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 needed.

We are also excited to announce, for a

limited time, attractive incentives on our

100 percent refundable entrance fees. 1

and 2-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! To

learn more, call us today at (847) 998-

1118 or visit www.chestnutsquare.info

Submitted by Chestnut Square at the Glen,

2601 Chestnut Ave., (847) 998-1118


From Page 5

“The main reason I decided that Tamarisk

NorthShore was where I wanted to live was

that it’s brand-new and it’s beautiful. They

have talented and committed staff and there

is an endless list of amenities to take advantage

of,” says future resident Vivian Kaplan.

“I’d looked at several other independent

living communities and nothing compared.

Not only is it a beautiful community, but the

apartments are spacious and modern.”

Start living your best life in your new

home! Stop by the Tamarisk NorthShore

Welcome Center (Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.

to 5:30 p.m.) to get a preview of the easyyet-elegant

Tamarisk lifestyle and choose

from a variety of lovely apartment homes

by joining the Tamarisk NorthShore priority

list today! Call (847) 597-8772 to make

an appointment or visit TamariskNorth-

Shore.com to learn more.

Submitted by Tamarisk NorthShore, 1627 Lake

Cook Road, Deerfield. Call (847) 597-8772 to

make an appointment or visit TamariskNorth-

Shore.com to learn more.

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(847) 999.4596


For those 62 and better, our boutique rental residence offers newfound freedom to pursue

passions, spark connections, and delight in the everyday. At Mather Place, it’s easy to explore

all there is to love about the North Shore—and leave the driving to us! Reserve a sedan and

driver, or join scheduled trips to Old Orchard, theaters, and more. Or discover the many

possibilities contained under our roof: an art studio, indoor swimming pool, restaurants,

movie theater, cozy library, and fitness center, to name a few.

For features, floor plans, and photos,

visit matherplacewilmette.com.

2801 Old Glenview Road,


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