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Celebrating Seniors Week S E N I O R R E S O U R C E G U I D E

A week-long calendar of fun and informative events! May 19-23, 2014 ... Look inside In partnership with Community Memorial Foundation

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Eat For Your Health Expo – Tuesday, May 20 – 10 am-1 pm Western Springs Senior Center • 4211 Grand Avenue • Western Springs

Lots of FREE FOOD and presentations on healthy eating. Representatives will be present to answer questions about senior benefits. You’ll even be able to get your pneumonia inoculation! Everyone is invited to this FREE EVENT!

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Welcome to Celebrating Seniors Week 2014! It is my hope that many of us celebrate seniors on a regular basis — as it often starts with our own grandparents, parents, uncles and aunts. But how often are older adults in our communities celebrated collectively — the seniors that play such a vital role in our towns as volunteers, employees, leaders, friends and loyal supporters? For many years, Aging Care Connections has been searching for the right opportunity to celebrate older adults during Older Americans Month in May. Last year, thanks to the help of our many partners, we took our first step to celebrate seniors in an organized, intentional way —through Celebrating Seniors Week. Your response was overwhelming. More than 600 adults participated in the free programs offered during the week. Community organizations, agencies and businesses partnered together to create events to educate older adults, as well as keep them active (and well fed!). Nominations poured into our office to recognize seniors who made the rankings of “60 Over 60,” individuals honored for their commitment to community service and others. The excitement was contagious and encouraged us to plan for this year’s celebration. Thanks to a dedicated committee and the support of Community Memorial Foundation, the celebration continues. As you look through this publication, we invite you to fill your calendar with events created to celebrate older adults. Please use the information provided — stories, phone numbers and advertisers — as an aging needs resource for you and your loved ones. Aging Care Connections is the agency dedicated to serving the aging community in which you reside. We are ready to help with the critical issues seniors and their families face — access to basic needs through care assessments, benefits information, caregiver support, help with transitioning home after a hospital stay and transportation assistance — with a majority of our programs offered free of charge. Please contact Aging Care Connections at (708) 354-1323 for answers to all questions related to aging. We will respond to meet your individual needs. Thank you for joining with me to celebrate seniors, embrace aging and support the older adult population in our communities.

Debra Verschelde, MA, LSW Executive Director, Aging Care Connections

ABOUT THIS GUIDE Editor | Linda Hussey, Aging Care Connections Custom & Community Publishing Manager | Terry Luc Project Coordinator | Bill Padjen Graphic Designer | Meghan Merda Advertising | Mark Doherty,

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Information was compiled by Aging Care Connections and published by Sun-Times Media, LLC on May 8, 2014. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this book. The Publishers cannot guarantee the correctness of all the information available to them and assume no liability arising from error or omission. Comments concerning this book should be sent to: Sun-Times Media, LLC, 350 N. Orleans St., Chicago, IL 60654. Copyright©2014 Sun-Times Media. All Rights Reserved. Reproducing any part of this book by photocopying, by electronic storage and retrieval or by any other means is prohibited.

INSIDE 6 — Importance of volunteers 7 — Annual event helps seniors eat right 8 — Mental health training is available 9 — Benefits program gets answers 15, 16, 17 — Calendar of free events 18 — Top 10 phone numbers


Jim Matthews, Eunice Becker and John Bendikt participate in the Walk for Health program as part of a La Grange/ La Grange Park Aging Well Community Action Team initiative. Anyone 60 plus is welcome to join them on the third Wednesday of the month at 10:30 a.m. at the Park District of La Grange indoor track, 536 East Avenue, La Grange.


A BALANCING ACT! Steady now…stay balanced! Our goal is to keep you on your feet and prevent falls. In this one hour workshop, you will learn how to use those “spare moments” to enhance your balance with activities that can be done almost anywhere. Our physical therapists will also share fall prevention tips that will keep you safe at home. Join us for a FREE SENIOR HEALTH SEMINAR on Tues. May 20 • 8:30-9:30am Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, 5101 S. Willow Springs Rd., Dixon Rm. B Light snack and beverage served. Seating is limited, registration encouraged. To register for this event, find your family doctor or specialist – or call 630.856.7525 Join our Act II Senior Club Activities for active adults 50+ For more information, call 708-245-8170

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Volunteers are lifeblood of our organization “Our organization helps people to cope. Aging Care Connections cares about seniors, and so do I.”


Communications Manager, Home Helpers

Aging Care Connections could use more people like Rosemary Suchor. A former employee of the agency, Rosemary returned last year — this time, as a volunteer. “I like to work,” Suchor said of the simple reason she spends two mornings a week at the Aging Care Connections facility. Rosemary also enjoys knowing that she is helping the organization to keep as a non-profit organization that relies on the government, United Way, foundations and private donations for financial support, volunteers are vital to Aging Care Connections. “In 2013, volunteers devoted 4,618 hours to Aging Care Connections. Given that the value of a volunteer hour in Illinois is $22.17, this translates to $102,381.06,” said Niki Chibucos, director of Development and Public Relations. Chibucos said the agency’s employees just can’t do all that needs to be done. For example, volunteers allow Aging Care Connections to put out mailings that inform people of their services and solicit financial help. “That’s critical,” Niki said. Chibucos said volunteers are needed to perform office tasks

ROSEMARY SUCHOR, a former employee

of Aging Care Connections who now volunteers for the organization.

such as filing, copying and data entry. Also needed are people to work the front desk. Front desk receptionists are asked to work one four-hour shift each week, while those performing office tasks will work between two and four hours each week. Yet another group of volunteers is busy working on the 13th Annual Sports Ball Fundraising Gala, set for May 16. The volunteers are busy putting the details together for another successful event. As a senior citizen herself, Suchor isn’t alone among the volunteers at Aging Care Connections and other area organizations. In its Feb. 24 newsletter, the NonProfitTimes reported that in 2012, Americans 65 and older donated nearly twice as many hours per person than the population as a whole. At nearly 86, Suchor said it is important to keep the mind and body active. By helping out at Aging Care Connections, she not

only is keeping herself active, she also is helping others to get the help they need. This time of year, Suchor helps by greeting those who come to have their taxes done by AARP volunteers. She’s performed plenty of other jobs, too. “They call me ambidextrous,” she said, because she’s willing and able to help out wherever she is needed. Suchor, who lives just a short walk from Aging Care Connections, said the organization is a good neighbor to so many seniors, pairing them with the services and benefits they need. “Our organization helps people to cope,” she said. “Aging Care Connections cares about seniors, and so do I.” To offer your time to Aging Care Connections, contact Chibucos at (708) 354-1323, Ext. 226. Volunteers must be 18 and older and available to work on weekdays at the La Grange facility.

The mission of Interfaith Community Partners is to maximize the independence and well-being of older adults by enabling connections with others in their community. Interfaith Community Partners is a volunteer organization that offers escorted transportation, telephone reassurance and well-being checks. All services are performed by trained and screened volunteers.

Providing transportation and support for independent living

Are you in need of a little assistance? OR are you recently retired and looking for something rewarding to do? Do you have a few extra hours a month to spend with older adults in your community? Interfaith Community Partners is looking for you!

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Annual event will show seniors how to eat right BY SANDY B0SCH Communications Manager, Home Helpers

We all know how important it is for children to eat their vegetables “The Eat For Your and limit their sugar. What we don’t always Health expo is a great way to help seniors realize is that these sort out nutritional inand other important dietary rules don’t go formation and to find away as we age. healthy food choices Nutrition is imporclose to home.” tant at every stage MARY DOEPKE, regisof life, but as people tered nurse and co-owner of grow older, many Home Helpers of Hinsdale things can get in the way of those healthy choices. Add in dietary restrictions due to health conditions or drug interactions, and eating right can simply seem like too much work. Aging Care Connections will make the chore of eating right easier by joining with area grocery stores, restaurants, food services and health experts to host the third annual Eat For Your Health expo from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at the Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Ave., Western Springs. The free event will offer tips, information, demonstrations and resources to help incorporate healthy choices into one’s daily diet. Each of the more than 15 grocery stores, restaurants and food services at this year’s expo will offer food samples, coupons or tips for healthy eating. An annual participant in the Eat For Your Health event is Kate’s Comfort Foods, which prepares readyto-heat, single-serving meals that appeal especially to seniors. “Nourishment in older people is a problem,” said Mary Doepke, RN, co-owner of Home Helpers of Hinsdale. “The Eat For Your Health expo is a great way to help seniors sort out nutritional information and to find healthy food choices close to home.” The home care and home nursing agency has teamed up with Kate’s Comfort Foods to bring these home-cooked meals to the customer’s door. Home Helpers takes the food orders and delivers them each Tuesday and Friday.

FOUR DIET DOs FOR SENIORS Hydration Drink plenty of fluid to avoid constipation and to keep the body working right.

Fiber Plenty of fruits and vegetables help keep the bowels moving.

Protein Lean meats such as chicken and fish are important to the healing process.

Calcium Include dairy in the diet to retain bone density and strength. Source: Mary Doepke, RN, Home Helpers of Hinsdale

EAT FOR YOUR HEALTH EXPO AT A GLANCE The free expo will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 20 at the Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand Ave., Western Springs. Speakers will be featured at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., and a variety of exhibitors will be in attendance. Other exhibitors at this year’s event include Trader Joe’s of La Grange, Whole Foods, Mariano’s, Honey Bee Café, Seattle Sutton’s Healthy Eating, Weight Watchers, Meals on Wheels, Salerno’s and Sweet Ali’s Gluten-free Bakery of Hinsdale. The event also will include two speakers, at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., each of whom will talk about eating right. Seniors also can get free pneumonia vaccinations by attending the Eat For Your Health expo. Eat For Your Health is sponsored by Aging Care Connections, the Hinsdale Department of Parks and Recreation, the Village of Western Springs and the Village of Indian Head Park. Celebrating Seniors | 7

Mental health training is available a very small number of those with mental illness. Mental illness is a serious, Mental Health First Aid Training disabling disease that limits a is a program of the National Counperson’s ability to work, carry out cil on Behavioral Health designed routine activities of daily living to train our communities to idenand engage in meaningful relathird of adults with a diagnosable tionships. tify, understand and respond to mental illness receive treatment individuals who may be showing Misunderstanding of the cause, in a given year. Our communities symptoms of mental illness. the treatment and the outcomes of The Community Memorial Foun- reflect these same statistics. mental illness is an issue for many Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) dation, Lyons Township Mental seniors. training teaches us to be open to Many older adults have limited Health Commission and the Rotary understanding of these diseases Club of LaGrange have partnered helping neighbors, family members and others in our community and have not had this opportunity to provide funding to train 29 to learn more about the causes to connect with the support and members of our community as treatment needed, much like CPR and new treatment options. Mental Health First Aid Trainers. Prior to the 1960s, most Why is this training important to training or first aid. The stigma associated with men- treatment for mental illness ocour community? curred in institutions; community tal illness has increased substanAccording to the National Allimental health centers are a relaance on Mental Illness, one in four tially in recent years. tively new treatment option. Common misunderstandings adults in the U.S. experience a mental disorder in a given year. are supported by media focus on SEE TRAINING, PAGE 11 Unfortunately, less than onestories of violence perpetrated by BY LOUISE STARMANN

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Benefits program gets answers for seniors BY SANDY BOSCH Communications Manager, Home Helpers

Martha was finding it difficult to get by on her $300 monthly income. And although she knew there were resources available to help her, she wasn’t sure where to find them. So Martha turned to the experts at Aging Care Connections, where Benefits Advocate Gladys Thurmond helped her gain access not only to additional Social Security dollars, but also to help paying for food, utilities and healthcare. “She gained about $700 per month,” in savings and benefits, said Thurmond. Thurmond and her team of trained volunteers assist and educate seniors and their caregivers about available benefits and services. Aging Care Connections’ experts help seniors find the right Medicare plan, access Medicaid benefits and navigate the Social Security system, among other things. Hundreds of seniors and caregivers get free help from the agency’s benefits program every week. While many who turn to the Aging Care benefits program need help paying for basic needs, others just need help navigating the ever-changing world of health care coverage. “It’s hard to keep up,” Thurmond said. Thanks to the Benefits Program and its staff of trained experts, area seniors don’t have to. That’s the job of Aging Care Connections. Thurmond said many seniors come to her in the months prior to retirement for help with healthcare SEE BENEFITS, PAGE 13

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and Social Security benefits. Adult children of seniors also come to Aging Care Connections seeking help for their parents. Some who turn to Aging Care Connections for help are aware of the resources available, but are not familiar with using the Internet. Many applications must be done online, which ‘I tell them to can be intimidating for always open those who prefer pen and paper. their mail and Along with knowledge to never give of the resources available information over to seniors, members of the Benefits team must be the phone.’ good, patient listeners, Thurmond said. They also Gladys must be honest, trustworThurmond, thy advocates for senior Aging Care care. Connections “All of us working in the Benefits Program undergo background checks,� Thurmond said. In addition to helping them get the help they need, Thurmond said she and the rest of the Benefits Program staff work hard to help seniors protect themselves from things like fraud and phone scams. “I tell them to always open their mail and to never give information over the phone,� she said. “If someone calls and wants information, call us. We’ll call them.� Benefits experts can meet with clients at the Aging Care Connections offices at 111 W. Harris Ave., La Grange, or at a client’s home. Call (708) 354-1323 for more information or to schedule a time to talk about the benefits available.

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Cover boy update What happened to Chuck Z., the cyclist from last year’s Celebrating Seniors cover? Chuck and his wife moved to Boston to be close to their grandchildren. He and his wife are still biking! The biking group that Chuck started joined the Plymouth Place bicyclers and you can join them too! They are out biking every Saturday in La Grange Park at 9 a.m. with a coffee break half way through the ride. For more information, call Bill Coates at (708) 588-1712.

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Celebrating Seniors Week 2014: May 19-23 CALENDAR OF FREE EVENTS


Powers of Attorney and Illinois Living Will Declarations You are invited to a FREE presentation by the Center for Disability & Elder Law addressing the legal services available to you at no cost for creating your own powers of attorney for healthcare and property and living will declarations. The Center for Disability & Elder Law is a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting and advancing the legal rights of lowincome senior citizens and persons with disabilities in Cook County since 1984. 11 a.m., Aging Care Connections, 111 W. Harris, La Grange. Registration required. Call (708) 354-1323 Follow-up appointments to complete your own personal documents will be set up for Friday, May 23, at Aging Care Connections.


Eat For Your Health Expo Many older adults, like the population in general, do not eat as well as they should. This expo will feature a combination of informative exhibits, cooking demonstrations, food samples and expert speakers providing solutions to the everyday nutritional needs of local seniors. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., The Grand Avenue Community Center, 4211 Grand, Western Springs. Questions? Call (708) 246-3299 Sponsored by the Western Springs/Indian Head/Hinsdale/Burr Ridge Aging Well Community Action Team


Safety in Style This fun and interactive seminar which includes a fashion show will highlight how to recognize utility workers, village/city TUESDAY, MAY 20 workers, and others coming to your door. Learn to stay safe. A Balancing Act! 1 p.m., Countryside City Hall, 5550 East, Steady now … stay balanced! Our goal is to keep you on your feet and prevent falls. Countryside. Questions? (708) 485-2377 Refreshments provided by the Countryside In this one hour workshop, you will learn Aging Well Team how to use those “spare moments” to enhance your balance with activities that can be done almost anywhere. Our physical therapists will also share fall prevention tips that will keep you safe at home. 8:30-9:30 a.m., Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital, 5101 S. Willow Springs, La Grange, Dixon, Room B Refreshments provided by ComForcare Home Care of La Grange.

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Celebrating Seniors Week 2014: May 19-23 WEDNESDAY, MAY 21

Exercise and Fruit Smoothies with Mary Avila You are invited to a morning of exercise and delicious fruit smoothies with wellknown exercise expert Mary Avila. Join us no matter what your ability … you are guaranteed a great time! 9:30 a.m., Bethlehem Woods, 1571 W. Ogden, La Grange Park. Registration is appreciated. Call (708) 579-3663


WE WANT YOU to know about veterans benefits Learn about Veteran’s benefits followed by a recognition ceremony to honor your service to our country. 7-8:30 p.m., The Scottish Home, 2800 Des Plaines, North Riverside. Registration is required. To register, call Chris Cortez at (708) 447-5092 or send an email to Refreshments will be served.


Estate Planning Seminar Start planning today, for tomorrow. Join us for an estate planning seminar with a panel of professionals to answer your questions and help you plan for the future for you and your family. 9-10 a.m., Plymouth Place, 315 N. La Grange, La Grange Park. Questions? (708) 352-0081 Light refreshments will be served.


Memories of a Broadway Hoofer George Zima performed in vaudeville as a child and has been on Broadway and television through the years. He’s danced his way through life and will recount his career via slides and video, plus share many heartwarming stories. 6:30 p.m., North Riverside Public Library, 2400 S. Des Plaines, North Riverside. Registration required. To register, call the North Riverside Public Library at (708) 447-0869 or sign up online at www.


Health Fair and LifeSource Blood Drive Spend the morning with us as you enjoy exciting health exhibits, exercise classes, hand massages, healthy snacks, balance testing, blood pressure checks, blood sugar tests and much more ... 9-11 a.m. Health Fair; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. LifeSource Blood Drive. Plymouth Place, 315 N. La Grange, La Grange Park. Questions? (708) 354-0340


Joint Replacement and Arthritis with Dr. Hallmann and ATI Therapy Dr. Bruce Hallmann an Orthopedic Surgeon and ATI physical therapy have come together to give you a total over view of Joint Replacements, Arthritis, and the Therapy involved to return to a high quality of life. 1 p.m., ATI Physical Therapy, 1 N. La Grange, La Grange, 2nd floor — use elevators Questions? Call Jeff Richardson (630) 5449023 Refreshments will be served.

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Celebrating Seniors Week 2014: May 19-23 FRIDAY, MAY 23

Accordion Music and History, with Lunch Back by popular demand, Bud and Norma Hinchman along with a great slideshow highlighting the history of organ grinders followed by a delicious lunch. What a great way to spend an afternoon! Noon-2 p.m., Westchester Bible Church, 10600 Cermak, Westchester. Reservations required. Call John (708) 562-3040 or (708) 562-9343


Powers of Attorney and Illinois Living Will Declarations These individual appointments are a follow up to the presentation which was held on Monday, May 19. People who make individual appointments must have attended Monday’s presentation. 1 p.m., Aging Care Connections, 111 W. Harris, La Grange. Reservations required. Call (708) 354-1323

‘60 Over 60’ In 2013, the Celebrating Seniors Week committee recognized 60 people over 60 years old from Lyons, Riverside and South Proviso Townships that have made significant contributions to our communities or our quality of life. In 2015, we will accept nominations for “60 Over 60” again. Start thinking about the older adults in the community you’d like to honor!

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Horizon Adult Medicine Same DayAppointments Available! We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office in Western Springs! Horizon Adult Medicine is accepting new patients and provides compassionate care from understanding physicians and staff. We work with each patient so they are informed and educated regarding their health. We provide preventive care services and have a special interest in the treatment of: • • • • • •

Arthritis Diabetic Management Hypertension In-office Anticoagulation Mgmt. Osteoporosis Screening Chronic Disease Management

Top 10 phone numbers (708) 354-1323; Every older adult and caregiver can access Aging Care Connections as their “one call” — the first call they make when they have questions, need guidance or have a desire to maintain independence.

n Senior Helpline (800) 252-8966 Provides information on programs and links older adults and their caregivers to local services

n Adult Protective Services (866) 800-1409 Offers a 24-hour hotline to report suspected abuse, exploitation or neglect of older adults or adults with disabilities.

n Cook County Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (888) 401-8200 Protects and promotes the rights and quality of life for people who reside in long-term care facilities (nursing homes)

n Illinois Dept. of Veterans Affairs (800) 437-9824 Helps navigate the veteran support system and offers assistance in obtaining benefits, information on health care and help addressing education, mental health, housing, employment and other challenges

n Social Security Administration (800) 772-1213 Offers information on social security benefits

n Pillars (708) 745-5277 Provides quality mental health services, social services and education for people of all ages in Lyons, Riverside and South Proviso Townships

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915 W. 55th St., Suite 200 Western Springs, IL 60558 (708) 447-1177 office

n Resurrection Behavioral Health — ProCare (708) 681-2324 Provides mental health inpatient and outpatient care for North Proviso Township

n Alzheimer’s Association (800) 272-3900 Offers information on Alzheimer’s disease, dementia symptoms, diagnosis, stages, treatment, care and support resources

n Senior Health Insurance Program (800) 548-9034

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Call (708) 482-8660 for a free assessment. Licensed by the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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Celebrating Seniors -- Aging Care Connections  

Celebrating Seniors Week; A week-long calendar of fun and informative events

Celebrating Seniors -- Aging Care Connections  

Celebrating Seniors Week; A week-long calendar of fun and informative events