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Advice for retirees traveling abroad


en and women often dream of jetsetting around the world when they retire. Traveling the globe without worrying about timelines or what’s going on back at the office is something many retirees reward themselves with after a life of hard work. As liberating as world travel can be, retirees still must exercise caution when traveling abroad. The following are a few safety tips. ■■ Stay in touch. Escapism is a big part of the attraction of travel for travelers young and old. But while you may want to avoid contact with the outside world on your travels, it’s still necessary to stay in touch with your loved ones. Retirees who plan to take extended trips overseas should purchase an international mobile phone plan that allows them to use their phones regardless of what country they happen to be in. A quick text message to a son or daughter back home is all it takes to let your family know you are safe and having the time of your life. Work out a communication plan with your loved ones back home before departing. This is a good way to share your experiences and help your relatives rest easy knowing that you are safe. ■■ Don’t store all of your important documents in one place. When traveling Safe travels: When traveling abroad, overseas, it can be convenient to keep make sure to keep in touch with important items like traveler’s cheques, family at home. credit cards, passports, and identification in one place. However, storing all of your sensitive documents or financial items in one place is very risky, as a lost or stolen bag can leave you without identification or access to your funds. When traveling, couples should carry their own passports on their persons and split up credit cards and traveler’s cheques. ■■ Do your homework. Unplanned day trips are common among travelers who have been traveling for long periods of time. While such jaunts can add an element of spontaneity, they also can be quite dangerous if travelers have not done their homework. You can still make spontaneous trips, but make sure you gather some background information, be it from the Internet, locals where you are currently staying or the hotel concierge, on a given locale and its customs before visiting. ■■ Make sure your health will not be compromised. Before traveling abroad, visit your physician and get a full physical. Refill any medications you will need during your trip, and speak with your physician about how to handle any medical emergencies while overseas. Carry your physician’s name and telephone number with you, so local medical professionals can contact him or her should you experience a medical emergency. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.

INSIDE 7 — Tips for staying healthy over 50 9 — Safeguarding a home 10 — North Shore Place to open this summer 11 — Managing your money 11 — Privacy is a priority at Brandel Health & Rehab 12 — Residents feel at home at Central Baptist Village 14 — Residents of The Garlands among most satisfied 15 — Buying medications online poses risks 17 — White Hall of Deerfield offers high level of care 20 — The Merion: Retirement living redefined 22 — Resource guide

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healthy lifestyle is necessary at any age, but for those over 50, it’s especially important. As you age, your body changes, and your risk for health problems increases. Fortunately, there are three simple things you can do to lead a healthier and happier life.

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Get moving

Physical activity and regular exercise can decrease the risk of heart disease, stroke, colon cancer, diabetes and high blood pressure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend those 65 years of age or older, who are generally fit, and have no limiting health conditions, try to get: ■ Two hours and 30 minutes (150 minutes) of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking or yoga. ■ Muscle-strengthening activities two or more days a week. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before making changes to your diet or exercise plan to determine what is right for your needs. In addition to taking up walking or yoga, joining group activi- Get moving: Physical activity, such as ties or sports are great ways to walking and regular exercise, can decrease keep moving. Taking care of your the risk of heart disease and other health blood pressure, enjoying healthy issues. | GETTY IMAGES foods, and staying active are three steps you can start taking today to help you get and stay healthy for tomorrow.



Eat heart healthy

If high blood pressure isn’t controlled through lifestyle changes and/or medicine, it can lead to stroke, heart disease, eye problems and other serious health issues. A great way to establish a heart healthy diet is by reducing your sodium intake, which may reduce the risk of high blood pressure. Starting the day with a low-sodium ready-to-eat breakfast cereal is just one way to choose a healthier lifestyle. For example, according to a recent survey, 9 out of 10 physicians recommend Post Shredded Wheat cereal as part of a low-sodium diet to help support healthy blood pressure levels, (based on an online survey of 400 physicians conducted by Wakefield Research. Results of any sample are subject to sampling variation). You can learn more about the nutritional benefits of Post Shredded Wheat at

Enjoy nutrient-dense foods

As you age, your body needs fewer calories for energy — but still needs the same amount of nutrients. It’s important to make your calories count by eating foods packed with good nutrition such as: ■ Fruits and vegetables: Fresh, canned, frozen — it doesn’t matter. Vegetables are loaded with vitamins and minerals your body needs. ■ Protein: Add some variety to your diet with delicious protein sources such as fish, beans and peas. ■ Whole grains: The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends at least three servings of whole-grain foods each day (16g per serving or 48g per day). Family Features/Source: Post Shredded Wheat

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Safeguarding a home for an elderly relative


or adult children welcoming a parent or an in-law into their home, a common priority is to ensure the home is safe for an elderly resident. Some safety measures might be easier to plan than others, but the following guidelines should help adults prepare their homes for the arrival of an elderly housemate.

Reduce bathroom injury risk

Perhaps no room can be more difficult or seniors to navigate than the bathroom. Wet tiled floors can greatly increase the risk of falling, so men and women should make sure to have bathroom rugs that are slip-resistant. Slip-resistant rugs typically have a rubber bottom and won’t move even if the floor is wet. Another step to secure the bathroom is to install grab bars on the walls, including in the bathtub and next to the toilet. Also, make sure the towel bars are secure, as seniors might grab onto towel bars if they feel they are about to fall or need to regain their balance. As for the bathtub, be sure to place a non-skid mat or strips on the standing area. This can help secure arguably the riskiest part of a home not just for elderly residents but all inhabitants of a home. According to the National Safety Council, most falls in the home occur in the bathroom. Securing a slippery tub with nonskid mats or strips can greatly reduce the risk of a fall.

Keep the home illuminated

Understandably, many homeowners look to save money around the house, and turning off the lights at night is both common and financially savvy. However, when a home has an elderly resident, it’s best to ensure the home is at least partially illuminated. Nightlights should be used in hallways and along the staircase as well as in the bathroom and the kitchen. Elderly residents likely won’t be familiar with where the light switches are, at least not immediately. Keep the house at least partially illuminated in case a

Bathroom safety: A white plastic shower seat and non-skid mat allow the elderly to sit safely while washing. | FILE PHOTO senior housemate must wake up to use the restroom or get a glass of water.

Clear out the clutter

A cluttered home is a fire hazard regardless of whom lives inside. However, a cluttered home is also a safety risk for seniors. When preparing a home for an elderly resident, be sure the bedroom is not overcrowded. Make certain there is a clear path to walk around the bed. Clutter can also collect in the living room. Ideally, elderly residents should have a clear path on which to walk from room to room. Make sure cords from are bundled and not lying open in the floor. In addition, magazine or newspaper baskets should be moved away from where residents will be walking. Clutter can also collect outside the home, particularly in homes with young children. Explain to kids that their toys need to be put away and kept off of walkways. Homeowners who love to work around the house should also clean their work areas thoroughly and put everything away before calling it a day. The above are just a few of the many steps homeowners can take to make their homes safer for elderly guests. Metro Creative Graphics, Inc.

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North Shore Place grand opening this summer

Grand opening: North Shore Place is at 1000 Sunset Ridge North in Northbrook. The facility will open this summer.

You can go with the flow at North Shore Place


ocated in beautiful Northbrook, North Shore Place offers luxury retirement apartments and specializes in assisted living and memory care. North Shore Place is not only conveniently located near the Chicago Botanical Gardens, Ravinia Music Festival, Northbrook Mall and Lake Michigan, but also near major highways for ease of travel.

Comforts of home, excitement of the city

The North Shore Place community features many common areas designed for enjoying life with family and friends. You can play cards or pool, watch your favorite movie in the theater, relax in the courtyard by the pond, or pamper yourself with a signature treatment in the spa. Residents enjoy the convenience of routine housekeeping and nutritious seasonal cuisine prepared by the Executive Chef. North Shore Place invites you to contact them to explore their personalized approach, to learn

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dence, actively engages the mind, invigorates the body and nurtures the spirit while offering you and your loved ones the peace of mind you deserve.

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Worry-free lifestyle with just a simple lease

Part of the community is designed and operated specifically for residents in need of memory assistance. Residents will be cared for by staff professionally trained in Dementia Care and will have access to extensive amenities including a private courtyard. With a licensed nurse on staff 24/7, the community is staffed around the clock and has a host of security systems including an emergency call system with a daily check-in feature. Prior to moving in, staff will speak with you and your physician to find just the right level of assistance that will allow you to enjoy your independence to the fullest. Together, North Shore Place will compose an Individual Service Plan (ISP) to guide in assisting you. North Shore Place’s mission is to provide a lifestyle that fosters indepen-

While some communities insist on new residents putting down huge, non-refundable payments up-front, North Shore Place likes to do things a little differently. North Shore Place cares about not only the physical and emotional well being of its residents, but their financial health as well. That’s why residents are offered all the perks of country club living without the expensive buy-in — just a simple lease. North Shore Place has 156 apartments with a variety of very spacious apartment styles and floor plans, which feature full kitchens, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, in-unit washer and dryer, and many more amenities. North Shore Place is located at 1000 Sunset Ridge Road, Northbrook. For more information, call 888-832-8260. Provided by North Shore Place

Managing your money after 50


nvestors know that money management can be difficult. The ebb and flow of the economy can be similar to a roller coaster, with soaring highs followed by steep drops, and those changes all affect investors’ bottom lines. It’s no wonder then that many investors over 50 envision the day when they can get off that roller coaster and simply enjoy their money without having to worry about the everyday ups and downs of the market. But managing money after 50 is about more than just reducing risk. Reducing risk as retirement draws near is a sound financial strategy that can safeguard men and women over 50 from the fluctuations of the market That’s true whether investors put their money in stocks, real estate or other areas that were not immune to the ups and downs of the economy. But there are additional steps men and women can take after they

turn 50 to ensure their golden years are as enjoyable and financially sound as possible.

Prioritize saving for retirement ■

Men and women over 50 know that retirement is right around the corner. Despite that, many people over 50 still have not prioritized saving for retirement. It’s understandable that other obligations, be it paying kids’ college tuition or offering financial assistance to aging parents, may seem more immediate, but men and women over 50 should recognize that their time to save for retirement is rapidly dwindling. Just because you are retired does not mean your bills will magically disappear. In fact, some of those bills, such as the cost of medical care, are SEE MONEY, PAGE 18

Privacy is a priority at Brandel Health & Rehab


here privacy doesn’t come with an extra cost. Brandel Health & Rehab at Covenant Village of Northbrook understands that your privacy is important to you and your family. That’s why private rooms are available with no additional fees, including private showers. Brandel Health & Rehab welcomes all individuals, not only Covenant Village residents. All the rooms — private and semi-private — come with flatscreen TV’s, wireless Internet and restaurant-style dining so you can enjoy every moment while focusing on getting back to your life. Brandel offers Cardiac Rehab, Orthopedic Rehab and Stroke Rehab, providing custom therapy twice a day to ensure the best possible care.

The staff invites you and your family for a custom tour of the facility to see all that they have to offer. Brandel Health & Rehab at Covenant Village of Northbrook is located at 2155 Pfingsten Road, Northbrook. For more information, or to set up a tour, call 847863-0558. Covenant Retirement Communities is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Covenant Retirement Communities does not discriminate pursuant to the federal Fair Housing Act. Provided by Brandel Health & Rehab

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Residents feel at home at Central Baptist Village

Continuing care: Central Baptist Village is on a 10-acre campus in Norridge.



entral Baptist Village is a not-for-profit, continuing care retirement community with more than a century of dedicated service in caring for older adults. The community is located on a beautiful 10-acre campus just outside Chicago in Norridge. A full array of services is available to residents and can be customized to their lifestyle. Central Baptist Village’s team approach supports residents and their families through the transitions of aging. They offer on-site independent living, assisted living, three levels of memory care, skilled nursing care and short-term rehabilitation. With a wellness philosophy that focuses on creating an overall sense of well-being, residents enjoy enhanced independence and greater peace of mind knowing health care needs are based on a personalized plan and delivered within the community. Experience a well-balanced lifestyle. The goal at Central Baptist Village is to create an environment where the residents always feel at home. Choices abound for the residents to fill their days with the engaging activities and enriching programs they enjoy most. Amenities on site include lovely, bright courtyard patios, gazebos and perennial gardens. Inside are spacious sunrooms and lounges providing a cozy home-like atmosphere. The beautiful library contains periodicals, books, puzzles, computers, DVDs and games to satisfy a wide range of interests. The Chapel and Spiritual Life programs allow for all faiths to be supported and to thrive. Also available are a wellness center, beauty salon and barber shop, and a newly-equipped fitness center featuring a full-time fitness specialist. Special interest clubs and enriching classes are available to all residents. These include cultural and recreational outings, women’s and men’s clubs, computer classes, craft classes in the large sunny craft

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studio, gardening and walking clubs, a village choir, Karaoke and Wii games — including a competitive, national Wii bowling league —and more. Enjoy a Taste of Inspired Senior Living at Central Baptist Village, offering a culinary program that features delicious cuisine prepared by classically trained chefs served in the restaurant-style dining room or the more casual Village Café. Central Baptist Village received a top rating from U.S. News and World Report. At Central Baptist Village, residents can receive skilled nursing for rehabilitation purposes for short-term and long-term stays in the 5-star rated Pavilion, a licensed, skilled nursing care residence. The specialized staff provides Medicare services, including physical, speech and occupational therapies and much more. Residents and their families rest assured knowing a director of nursing oversees all of the skilled nursing care delivered by a highly trained and caring multi-disciplinary team. It is the goal of the nursing assistants to give residents the time and attention they deserve, not only to ensure their comfort, but to build a level of trust that leads to greater peace of mind and enhanced quality of life. Putting the resident first is not a goal Central Baptist Village strives to accomplish; it is one it insists on fulfilling. It is Central Baptist Village’s primary focus and drives everything the Central Baptist Village does. To schedule a tour, call 708-583-8500 or visit the Web site at Provided by Central Baptist Village

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Survey: Garlands residents among most satisfied


he Garlands of Barrington members are among the happiest and most satisfied senior living residents in the country. The Garlands achieved scores that exceed the 90th percentile and are significantly above the National Benchmark for Independent Living Overall Satisfaction in a survey conducted by Holleran, a national satisfaction and engagement research consultant in the senior living industry. In recognition of achieving such high scores, Holleran awarded The Garlands with the highest honors. Along with overall satisfaction factors, the following Independent Living survey factors achieved highest honors for The Garlands:

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Comfort of residences Appeal of common areas Cleanliness of common areas Upkeep and repair to buildings Appearance of landscaping and grounds


Quality of activity and program communications. ■■ Responsiveness to inquiries/concerns from Member Services. ■■ Access to amenities such as bank, ATM, gift shop, spa and salon and others. ■■ Quality of activities and programs. ■■

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BUYER BEWARE Buying medications online poses risks

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he Internet has made it possible for consumers to buy just about anything without ever leaving their homes. Whether looking for a pizza or a car, consumers can find whatever they need with a few clicks of the mouse. But buying merchandise online comes with a degree of risk, and that’s especially so when buying medicine over the Internet. Not all Web sites that sell medicine are trustworthy, and many physicians feel buying medicine online is never a viable option. Recognizing the risk involved, the Food and Drug Administration offers the following advice to consumers consider purchasing medicines over the Internet.

Learn about medicines before ordering

Consumers should learn as much as possible about the medicines they plan to purchase. Know what the medicine looks like, including its color, texture, shape and packaging. If the medicine has a particular taste or smell, make note of it.

Know what you’re buying

Many Web sites that sell medicine are perfectly legal and trustworthy. However, just as many, if not more, sell medicine that has not been checked or approved by the FDA. These drugs might contain the wrong active ingredient or too much or too little of the active ingredient, making them ineffective and possibly even deadly. These faulty sites appear just as credible as their legitimate counterparts. In an effort to increase awareness among consumers purchasing medicine online, the FDA purchased and analyzed a host of products sold online as Tamiflu, which is used to treat some types of influenza. The active ingredient in Tamiflu is oseltamivir, but in one package purchased by the FDA online the drug they received as Tamiflu contained none of the active ingredient oseltamivir. Similar problems were reported by consumers who purchased Ambien, Xanax, Lexapro and Ativan over the Internet. Instead of receiving these drugs, consumers received products containing the foreign version of Haldol. When shopping for medicine online, the FDA notes the following signs of a Web site that’s trustworthy: ■ The site is located in the United States. ■ The site is licensed by the state board of pharmacy where the Web site is operating. ■ The site offers a licensed pharmacist available to answer questions. ■ The site provides accessible contact information that allows consumers to talk to a person if they have any comments or questions. ■ The site has an accessible and understandable privacy and security policy. More information about medication safety is at

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lending expert health care with luxury, Whitehall of Deerfield Rehabilitation Center can quickly increase your independence and get you back home after orthopedic surgery, cardiac surgery or illness, a hip fracture, stroke and neurological and other medical conditions. What’s more, the high level of care and customer service Whitehall of Deerfield provides has earned Medicare’s highest five-star rating. “We are proud that the five-star rating Medicare assigned Whitehall of Deerfield reflects the outstanding clinical care our dedicated team provides our guests,” says Jeremy Kanter, administrator at Whitehall of Deerfield. “It is a testament to our outstanding team members who make our guests’ wellbeing and comfort the highest priority.” Whitehall of Deerfield is also accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation’s largest independent accrediting and standards-setting body in health care.

Attentive, comprehensive & customized rehabilitative care

During your short-term stay, you’ll receive personalized care delivered by a dedicated staff — with one of the highest staff-to-patient ratios around. This means you can expect consistent, attentive care from a committed team. To help you recover quickly and safely from your surgery or medical event, Whitehall of

Physical therapy: The main therapy room at Whitehall of Deerfield. Deerfield’s customized rehabilitative services include: ■ One-on-one physical, occupational and speech therapies — up to seven days a week. ■ Joint replacement therapy and orthopedic recovery at our Orthopedic Pavilion. ■ Medical & surgical recovery. ■ Wound care and surgical site expertise. ■ Respiratory therapy (which also helps prevent re-hospitalization). ■ Lymphedema therapy. ■ On-site video fluoroscopy (swallowing). studies & swallow re-education. ■ The counseling and resources you need to return home or back to work. ■ Adaptive home equipment evaluation. ■ On-staff case manager, licensed social workers and discharge planners.

State-of-the-art rehab gyms & equipment

Whitehall of Deerfield’s state-of-the-art orthopedic rehabilitation center and rehab gyms provide the tools to help you reach your highest level of independence and functioning.

With elegance and attentive service rarely found in healthcare, you’ll enjoy all the gracious accommodations, world-class amenities and culinary delights at Whitehall of Deerfield. Amenities include concierge service seven days a week; daily newspaper and gourmet coffee delivered to room upon request; valet parking for visiting family members and friends; high-speed wireless Internet; highdefinition satellite TV with 24-hour channel of newly released movies and an exquisite garden patio ideal for relaxation or conversation. For more delightful diversions, Whitehall of Deerfield’s nostalgic Main Street features a complimentary ice cream parlor and gourmet shop, salon, gift shop, elegant library, social and leisure activities, exercise classes and wellness programs. You can also expect selective menus featuring a wide-ranging choice of cuisine all with the convenience and privacy of in-room dining. Or you can “dine out” in stylish and inviting dining rooms, including two solariums and a replica of Chicago’s famed Pump Room for private dining and events.

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likely to increase. So now is the time to make retirement a priority if you have not already done so. It might be nice to finance a child’s college education, but that should not be done at the expense of your retirement nest egg. Kids have a lifetime ahead of them to repay college loans, while adults over 50 do not have that much time to save for retirement. ■■ Start making decisions. People retire at different times in their lives. Some people want to keep working as long as they are physically and mentally capable of doing so, while others want to reap what their lifetime of hard work has sewn and retire early. Finances will likely play a strong role in when you can comfortably retire, so start making decisions about your long-term future. Do you intend to stay in your current home or downsize to a smaller home? Will you stay in your current area or move elsewhere? These decisions require a careful examination of your finances, and many will hinge on how well you have managed your money in the past and how well you manage it in the years ahead. Managing money after 50 requires more than just allocating resources. Sound money management after 50 also means making decisions about your future and taking the necessary steps to ensure those decisions come to fruition.


Men and women over 50 are not often associated with debt, but that’s a misconception. Thanks in part to the recession that began in 2008 and led to high unemployment, many people in the baby boomer generation, which includes people born between the years 1946 and 1964, went back to school to make themselves more attractive to prospective employers. While that might have been a sound decision, it left many deeply in debt. Men and women over 50 who are still carrying debt should eliminate consumer debt first, as such debt tends to be accompanied by higher interest rates than mortgages and student loan debt. Paying down debt can help reduce stress, improve your quality of life and free up money for living and recreational expenses once you retire. Metro Graphics, Inc.


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Gentle Home Services is dedicated to assisting and preserving the independence of the older adults we serve. With our support, clients continue to live safely in the comfort of their own homes. A caregiver from GHS provides a lot more than just quality care and assistance with activities of daily living.

After 24 years, few things rattle us. They provide companionship, and the feeling of security. We set the bar twenty-two years ago; determined to further our industry with uncompromised leadership. You deserve this

A WELCOMING COMMUNITY THAT FEELS LIKE HOME At Lincolnwood Place, there’s no expensive buy-in, just a simple lease. We offer a full continuum of care: Independent Living, Assisted Living and a 5-Star Medicare rated Skilled Nursing and Rehab Center. You can do as much or as little as you like, it’s your retirement! Start living life today at Lincolnwood Place!

tremendous assurance and peace.

• Live-In and Hourly CNAs • English-speaking Men and Women • RN Supervision • Tenured Staff (minimum two years exp.) • Licensed, Bonded and Insured • Client/Caregiver Matching Guarantee Ask for our Guidelines on Selecting Caregivers

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The Merion: Retirement living redefined

Quality from the start: From its start as an early 20th century hotel, The Merion has undergone an extensive renovation and is now one of the premier independent senior living communities on the North Shore.


uilt originally in the early 20th century as the elegant North Shore Hotel, this beautiful Tudor-style building has long stood at the intersection of Chicago Ave. and Davis St. as a distinguished hallmark not only for what it has represented to the community, but also for its timeless architectural presence in the heart of Evanston. Recently, the building underwent an extensive transformation and restoration that honored its historic existence while adding the comforts, design and amenities that today’s market has come to expect and deserve. Today, The Merion represents the premier independent senior rental community in Chicago’s North Shore. There, one can enjoy a diverse mix of luxurious unit layouts, each finely appointed and fully furnished with the flexibility of different rental options, including those tailored to snow birds. Choose from an assortment of floor plans offering studios, one bedroom and two bedroom layouts all designed with the residents’ needs acutely in mind. The Merion’s apartments meet the distinctive desires of today’s sophisticated residents, while offering the unique flexibility of renting. Additionally, The Merion has rede-

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fined dining expectations for retirement communities by introducing a completely invigorated dining experience. With an unparalleled emphasis on food ingredients, custom made-to-order meals, impeccable service and fine attention to detail, The Merion has raised the bar to a new level. The Merion understands that food provides a fundamental link with health, wellness and human interaction and impacts our lives far beyond basic nourishment. At The Merion, it is all about creating memorable dining experiences and improving the residents’ lives one meal at a time. Located just 12 miles north of downtown Chicago, Evanston is a bustling suburb that offers everything that a major metropolis has to offer without the congestion. At The Merion, you can walk along the beach of magnificent Lake Michigan, drop into a multitude of independent and eclectic shops and walk to the local symphony, all in the same day. Everything your heart desires is just steps from our front door. For more information, or to schedule a tour of The Merion, 1611 Chicago Ave., Evanston, call 847-864-6400 or email Provided by The Merion

Fine dining: The North Shore Residence in Evanston offers meals emphasizing foods that are made to order. | SUPPLIED PHOTOS

Mom and dad were there for you – let us help you be there for them. Home Care Assistance offers security for older adults and peace of mind for family members. • Our trained, bonded and insured caregivers help with meals, personal care, light housekeeping, transportation and more. Changing the Way the World Ages

• NEW! Home Care Assistance is the only home care company to train caregivers in cognitive stimulation. Our Cognitive Therapeutics program helps clients delay symptoms of cognitive decline by engaging them in research-based, enjoyable activities targeting the five primary domains of the mind.


Call today for a free assessment! Servicing all communities in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

WE SHARE YOUR COMMITMENT TO LIVING BETTER LONGER At Presbyterian Homes, we share and support your commitment to live healthier and better. We’ve created our multi-faceted choices program to empower you to continue to grow, explore, discover and learn. Become part of a friendly and stimulating community that’s less about retirement and more about re-energizing and renewal… in mind, body and spirit. ES RESIDENT N HOMES AN IA RI ER TE YT BY SB ES RE P PR NANCY SMITH, To arrange a tour of a Presbyterian Homes community, and to learn more about how our choices program can help you to live healthier and have more fun, call us today or visit CALL US TODAY TO SCHEDULE A TOUR!


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Call to Schedule a Complimentary Lunch & Tour

live well,

age well,

be well. Visit us Soon!

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The following are some community resources that you may find helpful.

Phone: 630-293-5990

AgeOptions, Inc. Suburban Cook County 1048 Lake St., Suite 300, Oak Park, IL 60301 Phone: 800-699-9043 (Suburban Cook County area only); 708-383-0258; 708524-1653 (TTY) Fax: 708-524-0870 Email: Web:


Catholic Charities 671 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085 Phone: 847-782-4000 Web: Family Service: Prevention, Education, Counseling NFP 777 Central Avenue, Suite 17, Highland Park, IL 60035 Phone: 847-546-5733; 800-942-3930 Fax: 847-432-4981 Web: Illinois Department on Aging Provides information and referrals to local and statewide agencies providing elder services Michael A. Bilandic Building, also known as the State of Illinois Building 160 North LaSalle St., Suite N-700 Chicago, IL 60601-3130 Phone: 312-814-2630 Fax: 312-814-2916 Lake County Council for Seniors 414 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085 Phone: 847-244-1720 Email:

97 West Phillip Road Vernon Hills, IL 60061

(847) 550-3448

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Northeastern Illinois Area Agency on Aging DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry and Will counties. Mailing address: P.O. Box 809 Kankakee,IL 60901-0809 Main office (Non-U.S. Post Office deliveries): Kankakee Community College River Road, West Campus - Building 5 Kankakee,IL 60901 Phone: 800-528-2000 (Calls will be directed to proper source); 815-939-0727 Fax: 815-939-0022 Email: Field Office: 245 W. Roosevelt Road, Building 6, Suites 41-43 West Chicago, IL 60185

Fax: 630-293-7488 Web:

Senior Service Coalition of Lake County Provides information and links about numerous agencies providing a range of elder services 888 E. Belvidere Road, Suite 302 Grayslake, IL 60030 Phone: 847-990-5818 Veterans’ services U.S. Veterans Center 155 S. Oak Park Ave., Oak Park, IL Phone: 708-383-3225 Veteran Affairs: 312-433-6010; 708447-0420 Local Senior Service Agencies ■■Barrington Area Council on Aging: ■■CLS Home Care Services Inc.: ■■Companion Services of America LLC: ■■Comfort Keepers: ■■Eldercare@ChristChurch: ■■ExtraCare for Families with Al-

zheimer’s: ■■Franciscan Communities at the Village

of Victory Lakes: ■■Helping Hand Caregivers: ■■Highland Park Senior Center:

54 Laurel Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035 847-432-4110 Fax: 847-432-4531 Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ■■Home Care Assistance: 430 Green Bay Road, Kenilworth, IL 60043 Serving all communities in the Chicago area

■■Home Instead Senior Care: ■■Molles Life Services, LLC: ■■Open Arms Solutions Personal Care

at Home: ■■Parkside Homecare Services, Inc.:

At Brandel Health & Rehab we understand that your privacy is important to you and your family. That’s why our private rooms are available with no additional fees*.

Brandel Health & Rehab:

Where privacy doesn’t come with an extra cost.

TVs, wireless Internet and restaurant-style dining so you can enjoy every moment while we focus on getting you back to your life. Individualized Therapy 7 Days a Week: NEW Cardiac Rehab • Orthopedic Rehab • Stroke Rehab

• Physical Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Speech Therapy

Memory Support, Hospice and Respite Care. We welcome all individuals, not only Covenant Village residents. respect that makes your well-being our top priority.

Call 1-224-300-4735 for more information or a tour.

Covenant Retirement Communities is a ministry of the Evangelical Covenant Church. Covenant Retirement Communities does not discriminate pursuant to the federal Fair Housing Act.

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