2 | March 19, 2020 | 22nd century media active aging


Vi at The Glen finds new ways

to raise the bar for retirement

If you’re trying to make

sense of all the senior

living communities you

could choose from on the

North Shore and looking

to maintain your vibrant,

social lifestyle, Vi at The

Glen could be the answer.

With an extensive remodel

underway and offering

a plan for life care, Vi

continues to set the gold

standard for North Shore

senior living.

Blueprint for a winning


The $4.8 million remodeling

project is proof

that living well and planning

well can go hand in

hand at Vi at The Glen.

The first phase introduced

a redesigned bistro, a theater

and stunning new

community spaces, including

a fully stocked

bar, a living room and

lounges. Phase II, which

is scheduled for completion

later this year, will

renovate the community’s

other two dining

options. All three of the

restaurants — ranging

from fine dining to a casual

grab-and-go counter

— offer scratch cooking.

Regarding care for

residents who might

someday need it, Vi at

The Glen takes a much

more inclusive approach

than rental communities,

which typically offer

only independent living.

As a Life Plan Community,

Vi at The Glen

pairs independent living

with access to on-site

assisted living, memory

care, skilled nursing and

rehabilitation. And while

some rentals do offer

care at fluctuating market

rates, the benefits of

a Life Plan are built into

predictable monthly fees

at Vi at The Glen.

All in all, an inviting

approach to senior living

Lifestyle Director Andrea

Agazim says that

the remodel emphasizes

a key part of what makes

Vi at The Glen unique: a

commitment to fostering

social opportunities.

“There aren’t many senior

living communities

that offer residents opportunities

for incredible

social lives while also

enabling them to plan for

the future,” said Agazim.

“That’s so important because

most of the people

who live here want to

continue forming friendships

and enjoying their

neighbors while also pursuing

their individual


“What we have here is

really special.”

Submitted by Vi at The Glen,

2500 Indigo Lane, Glenview,

IL 60026, 888-914-8583,


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 2020.

Conveniently located

in Deerfield at 1627 Lake

Cook Road — close to the

interstate, local restaurants

and shopping — the 240-

unit community will 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, mind

and spirit.

“The main reason I decided

that Tamarisk North-

Shore 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

easy-yet-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 TamariskNorthShore.

com to learn more.

Submitted by Tamarisk North-

Shore, 1627 Lake Cook Road,

Deerfield. Call (847) 597-8772

to make an appointment or

visit TamariskNorthShore.com

to learn more.

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The lifestyle you love.



Architectural renderings and design subject to change.

A $4.8 million remodel is making Vi at The Glen even more exceptional. The first phase brought

new community spaces, including a bar for mingling over cocktails, a theater and a redesigned

bistro. With a remodel of our other two restaurants also coming, now is the ideal time to make

the most of today and tomorrow at our Life Plan Community. Schedule a personal tour today.

888.914.8583 • TheGlen.ViLiving.com • 2500 Indigo Lane, Glenview, IL 60026


CC-Lake, Inc. is the sole entity responsible for the performance of the continuing care contracts at Vi at The Glen.

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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 lives.

All with the luxury and

comforts of a hotel getaway.

Under the guidance of

board-certified specialists,

Whitehall of Deerfield’s

specially trained

in-house therapists deliver


one-on-one and cuttingedge

one-on-one physical,

occupational, speech

and respiratory therapies.

Guests receive customized,


treatment plans honed

from more than four decades

of successfully

treating thousands of

post-hospital patients.

This individualized care

also helps reduce your risk

of complications and rehospitalization.

Post-stroke and

neurological program

Specializing in strokes

and neurological conditions—

including brain

injuries, brain tumors and

aneurysms—Whitehall of

Ready for a change?

Join the medical


We are modernizing patient-first healthcare with

personal, preventative, and proactive services

focused on you. Your concierge membership includes:

24/7 access to your

physician by text,

email, and phone

Longer face-to-face

time with your doctor

Contact us for a personal tour

847-986-6770 | dedication-health.com | Winnetka, IL

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 event.

Two private orthopedic

recovery wings

Whitehall of Deerfield

also offers two exclusive,

Faster prescription

refills - No more waiting

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-ofthe-art

orthopedic gyms.

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


• In-room massages (upon


• Therapeutic putting green

shop and ice cream parlor

• Wellness Spa offering

the delights of a relaxing

massage and a fullservice


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 outcomes.

U.S. News & World Report

Top Rating

Whitehall of Deerfield

has also consistently received

U.S. News &

World Report’s “Top Performing”

rating, the highest

ranking in their rating


Highest Hospital


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

level of coordinated and

seamless care.

Highest Accreditation

Whitehall of Deerfield

is accredited by the Joint

Commission on Accreditation

of Healthcare Organizations,

the nation’s most

respected healthcare accrediting

group, earning both

the prestigious “Gold Seal

of Approval® Certification

for Post-Acute Care” and

Accreditation for Nursing

Care “National Quality Approval

Seal.” This certification

and accreditation is just

one proof of the impeccably

high standards of healthcare.

Discover Whitehall of


To see for yourself how

Whitehall of Deerfield’s

blend of healthcare expertise

and five-star service

can quickly get you back

to your active life, please

call (847) 945-4600 or

visit whitehallofdeerfield.


Submitted by Whitehall of

Deerfield, 300 Waukegan

Road, Deerfield, (847) 945-

4600, whitehallofdeerfield.


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Discover true Chicago senior living at The Sheridan of Park Ridge

A new era of senior

living has landed in the

Windy City. The Sheridan

of Park Ridge offers an engaging

lifestyle in a stunning,

modern atmosphere

built to impress. Residents

of the community receive

attentive, top-tier care

while enjoying upscale

amenities in a central location

that enables access

to the conveniences and

experiences Chicagoans


Designed with intention,

from the modern aesthetic

to the rewarding lifestyle,

The Sheridan at Park

Ridge curates the vibrant

atmosphere that today’s

seniors expect. Whether

it’s afternoon Cubs games

in the den, weekly happy

hour in the bistro or relaxing

evenings on the fireside

patio, fun and laughter are

never in short supply. It

wouldn’t be a true Chicago

lifestyle without fantastic

food and world-renowned

pizza. The exciting dining

menu boasts wood-fired

pizza and inspired fresh

cuisine; all served in an

upscale, restaurant-style

setting. Park Ridge residents

enjoy all the perks

of the good life from the

comfort of their opulent

apartment home. Recently

built in the heart of the

Park Ridge neighborhood,

this community’s refreshing

design and beautiful

décor extend to the residents’

apartments, with

many options boasting

floor-to-ceiling windows

and chic, well-appointed


Continuing excellence

in every aspect of their

community, The Sheridan

at Park Ridge offers two

care levels for their residents

with Assisted Living

and embrace Memory

Care. The award-winning

memory care program is

designed to help residents

living with dementia and

Alzheimer’s find more

moments of joy and connection

in each day. The

embrace program also offers

friend and family connection

support, helping

families that have been

struggling create new ways

to express their bonds with

their loved one. At The

Sheridan at Park Ridge,

all residents can live with

confidence in their new,

spacious apartment, knowing

there is always someone

ready to help.

Submitted by The Sheridan at

Park Ridge, 510 N Greenwood

Ave., (224) 545-5192

847. 260.7300


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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


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


When asked to describe

her husband and brotherin-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


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.


Submitted by Chestnut

Square at the Glen, 2601

Chestnut Ave., (847) 998-


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22nd century media | March 19, 2020 | 7

Halo Medicine thanks the North Shore community on its fifth anniversary

We not only have survived,

but thrived, thanks

to the overwhelming support

from all our loyal and

growing patients base, local

community, chambers,

vendors and most importantly,

our employees.

A big thank you goes out

to Mr. Teddie Kossof and

his team for their steadfast

ongoing support from day


Halo is dedicated to

bringing the best of Art

and working with Science

of regenerative medicine

to help you look great at

any age. Its focus is on

non-surgical, long term

anti-aging regenerative

solutions. On March 5 we

celebrated with festivities,

demos, mini-consults,

group discussions and special

event pricing on all

products, and services and


Most importantly, Halo

would like to thank the

support from our community

for coming and generously

donating to support

the Muscular Dystrophy

foundation which was organized

by the Glenview

Fire Department headed

by Mr. Matt Mullaney. A

percentage of the profits

was donated for the Muscular

Dystrophy Foundation

of Chicago.

Dr. Banerjee (Dr. B) is

a double board-certified

physician with a fellowship

training in Cosmetic

dermatology. Growing up

in Delaware as a Y kid, her

life long passion of giving

back to the Y community

became a reality when she

volunteered for the last

several years to be on the

board of NSYMCA and

supported the local projects

with special emphasis

on Strong Kids foundation

empowering North Shore


Halo Medicne regularly

supports local nonprofit

organizations like Cove

School, Loyola Academy,

The Chicago Light house,

Christian Heritage academy,

Skin of Steel, GBS

sports community, Niles

East high school, local

schools, churches, temples

and synagogues and many

more to raise funds every


Since founding Halo

Medicine, their practice

has grown leaps and

bounds, with a 300 percent

increase in patient’s base

in the last three years, but

also with a variety offering.

From advanced application

of Botox (face

and body), dermal fillers,

advanced lasers, advanced

photo facials, and PRP

(platelet rich plasma) for

hair restoration, liquid

face lift, Incontinence, ED

to Non-Invasive laser body


Most recently, Dr. B has

specialized in non-surgical

Y-lift procedures as seen

on Dr. Oz documentaries.

Halo medicine also offers

most Aesthetic services

from Deep laser peels,

latest RF Micro needling,

Micro-derm Hydro facial

peels, and top of the line

prescription grade Skin

Care products.

One of Dr. B’s mission

is to prevent and reduce

skin cancer. Halo medicine

was the 1st practice

in the north shore to bring

the world’s only known

and patented Hybrid Laser

resurfacing technology

which reduces the risks of

skin cancers by removing

years of UV damage.

As a family-run business,

Dr. B has been actively

supported by her

family members, her husband,

Stan Menezes who

runs the day-to-day operations

and her daughters

who understand the

late nights and weekends

is what it takes to follow

our passions and fulfill

our mission of building

a health conscious community

engaging in “Self

Care.” We’re looking forward

to serving the community

for along time.

Submitted by Halo Medicine,

281 N Waukegan Road,

Northfield, (847) 260-7300.


Purpose. Security.

For more than a century, these values have defined the

Covenant senior-living experience. At Covenant Living of

Northbrook it is our promise to continue that tradition for

many years to come. To provide our residents with the

joy and peace of mind to live a happier, healthier, more

engaging life. That’s our promise.

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


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

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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 wings

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


Submitted by Glenview Terrace,

1511 Greenwood Road,

(847) 729-9090, glenviewterrace.com.

Embrace your active

senior lifestyle at The

Lodge of Northbrook

This is not your grandmother’s retirement


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


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 customdesigned

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 847-


Submitted by The Lodge of Northbrook, 2220

Founders Drive, (847) 559-8700

22ndCenturyMedia.com active aging

22nd century media | March 19, 2020 | 9

We all have a story

My story began in

Youngstown, Ohio, June

27, 1963. I will not bore

you with the details of my

childhood but it is important

to know that I am No.

9 of 10 children.

Being near the end of the

birth order had its perks

but also led to a sense that

nobody was really too

worried about what No. 9

was feeling or thinking.

Flash forward to the

middle of my story, I

graduated from Ohio State

University in 1996 with a

B.S. in Occupational Therapy

and obtained a MAT

in Education at National

Louis in 2011. I worked as

an occupational therapist

for decades and participated

in caring for my mother

and both of my in-laws at

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

but challenging man.

I witnessed the strain the

situation and his difficult

behavior had on my family,

saw the flaws in our

health care system, and

experienced my own stress

and anxiety with adjusting

to a new role in my family.

While my siblings managed

everything else for

my father, No. 9 was primarily

relied upon to make

complex health care decisions,

advocate on behalf

of my father, initiate difficult

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

of guidance, H2H can help

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

provided by H2H include

making sure the home

environment is safe, education

for informed decision

making, managing

changing family dynamics

and preparing for medical

emergencies in advance.

Why not try to reduce the

stress that comes with the

inevitable? Our current

health care system is set

up to help people after a

crisis or medical decline,

instead of before. Why not

join H2H in a proactive

approach to aging? Why

not contribute to the narrative

so the ending of your

story can be a more peaceful

and tranquil one? H2H

is there at any point in the

process but the earlier we

get started, the bigger the

impact on how gracefully

we age, giving us more options

of where and how we

do it.

Submitted by Heart2Heart

Coaching & Consulting, 900

Pine Tree Lane, Winnetka,

(847) 881-6036.

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!

10 | March 19, 2020 | 22nd century media active aging


Your road to active living starts at Covenant Living of Northbrook

Most adults understand the

importance of exercise for overall

health. But what about the

other aspects of wellness, beyond


Residents at Covenant Living

of Northbrook, a 55-acre senior

living community, have access

to a complete range of resources,

events and programs designed

to promote active aging and

achieve whole-person wellness.

Many people look at wellness

as one-dimensional, focusing

only on fitness. Covenant Living

of Northbrook addresses eight

dimensions of wellness through

their LifeConnect® wellness

philosophy: community, emotional,

intellectual, physical, resident/staff

involvement, social,

spiritual and vocational.

According to the 2016 National

Wellness Benchmarks Report

by the International Council on

Active Aging, participants in

wellness programs enjoy a high

quality of life. More than half

of residents who participate in

wellness programs are “very satisfied”

with their overall quality

of life in the community.

Covenant Living of Northbrook

offers a variety of choices

to help residents continue living,

learning, growing and challenging

themselves - from dining options,

programs and day trips, to

educational classes, physical activities

and volunteer opportunities

both on campus and within

the community.


The community offers monthly

meal plan options and flexible

dining times. Menu selections

are updated regularly and

include daily specials in addition

to weekly lunch and dinner

menus. The executive chef

prepares meals that are delicious

and healthy. Residents can dine

together in the bistro, dining

room or take food to go.


Residents can take part in foreign-language

classes, art classes,

and attend on-campus theater

and musical performances. A

raised-bed gardening space is

available for the green thumbs in

the community.


Throughout the community’s

history, residents have made

a commitment to give back to

communities in the Northbrook

area. Community-minded individuals

on campus serve as educators

or volunteer for a variety

of outreach activities. Intergenerational

programs connect residents

with area youth.

Staying Active

An on-site personal trainer,

exercise equipment, group

classes, including T’ai Chi, and

swimming are all available to

Covenant Living residents. They

can also join the hiking group or

access the neighboring YMCA

for a change of scenery.

To learn more about community

living at Covenant Living

of Northbrook visit CovLiving-

Northbrook.org or call (877)

343-1362 to schedule a visit and

see all our community has to offer.

Covenant Living of Northbrook,

located at 2625 Techny

Road in Northbrook, is a faithbased,

continuing care retirement

community administered

by Covenant Living Communities

and Services the nation’s

sixth largest non-profit senior

services provider. In addition to

residential living, it offers onsite

continuum of care services

- assisted living, memory care,

skilled nursing, and rehabilitation

- that are matched to each

resident’s individual needs. For

more information, visit CovLivingNorthbrook.org

or call (877)


Submitted by Covenant Living of

Northbrook, 2625 Techny Road in

Northbrook, (877) 343-1362




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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

Time to indulge your appetite at Wilmette’s 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 stainless-steel


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 www.matherplacewilmette.com.

Submitted by Mather Place, 2801

Old Glenview Road, Wilmette, (847)


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Demystifying Gold and Silver


Learn about the history and value of gold and silver.

David Kaz, president and owner of DMK Metal,

encourages audience participation.

Bring a few items for appraisal.

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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.

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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,



‘Dementia doesn’t define

them:’ local senior living

reimagines memory care

Everything about The Sheridan at

Green Oaks defies preconceived notions

of senior living. From the moment you

enter the community you are greeted by

an impressive, sophisticated atmosphere,

engaged and friendly staff, and the welcome

sound of activity and laughter resonating

just around the corner. It’s not the

typical image conjured by the mention of

a senior living community, and that’s perfectly

fine with the proud staff and residents

that call this community home.

“We like that visitors are pleasantly

surprised by our vibrant atmosphere, and

enjoy showing it is just the beginning of

how we redefine memory care,” said Barbara

Caspersen, Memory Care Director,

referring to the innovative lifestyles, diverse

social opportunities, and two specialized

memory care programs available

to residents of the community.

Since opening its doors, The Sheridan

at Green Oaks has offered embrace

Memory Care, a program created to help

residents living with advanced dementia

find more joy and connection each day.

Using research-based approaches, caregivers

help residents discover meaning

in the little moments and build upon each

one to create a more fulfilling lifestyle.

The award-winning program has received

acclaim for its inspiring garden-to-table

programs, book clubs, and brain health

classes, all tailored to each resident’s

likes, needs, and abilities. However, it’s

often the structured friend and family support

that shines for visitors and staff alike.

“We provide tools and guidance that can

gift special moments of connection to

families who have been struggling,” said

Caspersen, “The love is always there, we

just create new ways of expressing it.”

Caspersen is uniquely qualified to provide

that guidance to families. She holds a

Master’s in Gerontology and has built her

career helping residents and their families

navigate traumatic brain injuries and

dementia. This knowledge and expertise

enables residents and their families find

the right answers to life-altering questions

blurred by the disruptive and uneven progression

of dementia.

Knowing how dementia progresses

and the decisions faced by families at

every stage of the disease helped create

the second memory care program available

at The Sheridan at Green Oaks. “We

implemented enrich Memory Care as a

stepping-stone from assisted living to

memory care,” Caspersen said, “creating

another option for our Lake Bluff community.”

The enrich Memory Care program

is for people living with early-stage

dementia who need gentle reminders and

a little extra attention each day, and thrive

when engaged in stimulating activities

and social situations.

That’s why the enrich programming

schedule reads more like a local events

calendar with trips to the beach, driving

range, botanical gardens, fall apple picking

and much more. “We are pleased to

provide fun and engaging outings such as

taking in a play at the Marriot Playhouse,

enjoying an afternoon movie matinee, or

having a long lunch at The Silo” Caspersen

said with a smile, “We love that their

dementia doesn’t define them, or their

days. Life for our residents is still bright

and full of possibilities at The Sheridan at

Green Oaks.”

Submitted by The Sheridan at Green Oaks

29330 Waukegan Road, Lake Bluff, (224)


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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

company to help with

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


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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