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Celebrating Seniors Week
In honor of Older Americans Month we will be having a Celebrating Seniors Week May 18-22. This week is organized by community volunteers and spearheaded by Aging Care Connections. It will include informational seminars, intergenerational activities, and fun events in celebration of the older adults in our communities. In early May a Senior Resource Guide will be published that will contain helpful information for older adults to improve their daily lives. In addition, it will contain the calendar of the week's fun and informative events. But most importantly, it will highlight the "70 Over 70" program. This program will recognize and celebrate the volunteer efforts of 70 individuals aged 70 and over 70 making their communities great places to age well.
This is where you come in...
We need your help to nominate these outstanding older adults. Click here for our nomination form. If you know of a person from Lyons, Riverside, or Proviso Townships who is 70+ and has or is currently volunteering and making a difference in the lives of others, please fill out the attached form. Once completed it may be emailed or mailed to the Celebrating Seniors Week Committee. Nominees will be contacted and asked the following brief interview questions:
1. If you are willing to share, what is your age?
2. Why is our community a great place to age?
3. What are words that you live by that our community should know?
A recent photo should also be included with the nomination form. The "70 Over 70" members of the community will be printed in the Senior Resource Guide as a way of showcasing the best of the best. A luncheon will also be held in May to celebrate our nominees!
Please take some time out of your busy schedule to think of someone who would be a perfect fit for this honor. If you have any questions about Celebrating Seniors Week or the 70 Over 70 Volunteer Recognition Program, please call Linda Hussey at Aging Care Connections at 708-354-1323, ext. 242.
“Conquer Your Clutter” Course
We are offering a five--week course on conquering clutter in your home. Beginning Jan. 21 and running from 1 p.m. until 2:15 p.m., Barbara Sarasin, MSW, Geriatric Care Manager at CJE Senior Life and Aging Care Connections’ Susan Bertuglia, MSW, Aging Resource Specialist, will facilitate the “Conquer Your Clutter” course and provide instruction and insight into why someone accumulates possessions and how to develop, implement, and sustain a personalized de--clutter plan. The course is open to anyone 50 years old or older and will be held at Aging Care Connections, 111 West Harris Avenue, La Grange. The cost is $15 per person. Call (708)354-1323 to register. Please visit “Conquer Your Clutter” for additional information.
Aging Care Connections has expanded its Caregiver Support programming.
If you are a grandparent raising grandchildren, please click below to see an expanded schedule of support group meetings to be held in Melrose Park and Summit. Registration may be completed by calling Aging Care Connections, 708-354-1323. Meetings are free of charge.
Grandparents and Others Raising Grandchildren Support Groups 2014 Schedule
In addition, support groups for caregivers of older adults has an expanded schedule. Please click below to view the schedule. Registration may be completed by calling Aging Care Connections, 708-354-1323. Meetings are free of charge. Caregivers of Older Adults Support Groups 2014 Schedule