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Libertyville senior honored for volunteer efforts with Bear Magic

Doreen Lagoni accepted a special delivery May 9 at her Libertyville home: 624 eight-inch brown, white and black teddy bears that will eventually be handed … Read more ›

Joe Passalaque, 88, operates the camera at the set of Senior Issues Etc. as several eight graders look on. (Chicago Tribune\Amy Alderman)

Eighth graders get up close and personal with senior citizens on show set

Oak Grove School students spent Monday morning trying on headsets, manning cameras and helping with stage direction at the Senior Issues Etc. set at Comcast … Read more ›

A Winchester House shuttle sits in the parking lot in front of the nursing home. (Chicago Tribune\Amy Alderman)

Uninsured shuttles leaving some Winchester House residents homebound

Some residents of Winchester House nursing home say they have not been able to leave the grounds since November because the nursing home’s shuttle buses … 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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Basic Rules for Communicating

Communication means exchanging information with others. We exchange information about feelings, opinions, and facts. People can tell if a friend is feeling sad or in … Read more ›

From the community

Basic Rules for Communicating

Basic Rules for CommunicatingCommunication means exchanging information with others. We exchange information about feelings, opinions, and facts. People can tell if a friend is feeling … Read more ›

From the community

Eating Fish Reduces Alzheimer's Risk

Over the last few decades we have seen multiple speculations as to the causes of Alzheimer's disease (i.e., aluminum from pans, cans, etc.) and, although … Read more ›

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Sleep Apnea

If someone said to you that while you’re asleep, your breathing is stopping anywhere from 5 to 25 times per minute, you might freak out, … Read more ›

UPDATE: County Board agrees to turn management of Winchester House over to private firm

The Lake County Board this week agreed to turn over management of its residence for seniors to a private company. The draft contract with Minnesota-based … Read more ›

Finance officials approve Winchester House contract — just Lake County Board approval remains

Lake County finance officials have unanimously endorsed a plan that will hand over the management of a county-run senior residence to a private healthcare company, … Read more ›