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Paradox of Humility

Drawing upon his own experience living as both a leader and a humble servant, Friendship Village Chaplain Shawn Kafader was a featured speaker at a … Read more ›

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Toolkit Aids Communication With Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Consumers

The Make Medicare Work (MMW) Coalition has developed a toolkit to help counselors and organizations that do not typically serve deaf and hard-of-hearing consumers communicate … Read more ›

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CJE SeniorLife's Culture Bus Program Selected As One of Best Practices In Country for Seniors

The non-profit leadership organization Partners for Livable Communities, funded by the MetLife Foundation, showcased CJE SeniorLife’s Culture Bus as one of the top practices in … Read more ›

The Barrington Area Council on Aging recently honored its longtime partnership with the Barrington Park District by presenting a plaque to Park District Executive Director Terry Jennings at BACOA’s Monday Lunch and Activity Program at Langendorf Park. (From left): BACOA Executive Director Joyce Palmquist; Jennings; and BACOA Program Coordinator Linda Avellon, who manages the Monday program.
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BACOA honors Park District for longtime partnership

The Barrington Area Council on Aging recently honored the Barrington Park District for its longtime partnership with BACOA. The partnership between BACOA and the Park … Read more ›

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Learn Medicare basics at BACOA seminar

Are you or a family member retiring soon? Or are you planning to continue to work beyond your 65th birthday—even after becoming eligible for Medicare? … Read more ›

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Hospitals, Community Agencies Working Together to Reduce Readmissions

AgeOptions and a group of community agencies and hospitals have been awarded funding by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for programs to … Read more ›

Georgia Nicklas celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends and family on Friday, March 16 at Alden Estates of Barrington Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Barrington. Nearly 100 attendees celebrated with her.
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Centenarian Celebrates 103rd Birthday in Style

Alden Estates of Barrington’s Georgia Nicklas celebrated her 103rd birthday with friends, family and staff at a birthday bash on March 16 at Alden Estates … Read more ›

The Chicago Lighthouse Vision Rehabilitation Center in Glenview, 222 Waukegan Road. (Jeff Danna, Tribune reporter)

Chicago mainstay for visually impaired shines light on suburbs

A century-old Chicago institution for people with visual impairments has made Glenview its second home. The Chicago Lighthouse officially opened the doors of its first … Read more ›

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Pillars of Honor reception will honor WWII vets

World War II veterans now number fewer than three million, and their average age is 89 years old. While the National World War II Memorial … Read more ›

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Public Input Sought on Programs and Services for Older Adults

Suburban Cook County residents are encouraged to take part in community forums and provide input for an area-wide plan for services for older adults. AgeOptions, … Read more ›