Illinois - Chicagoland Metro & Cook, Dupage and Will Counties

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Hello, My name is Kirsten Brewer and I am your local Publisher. The Seniors Blue Book is Chicagoland's most comprehensive and reliable resource to find and compare Senior Housing such as Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing. You will also find Health at Home options like Home Health Care, Private Duty Home Care, Hospice and Senior Resources. The Seniors Blue Book has been proudly serving the Chicagoland Metro areas for over 10 years. 

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Jul 24, 2024 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Seniors Blue Book July Speed Networking

Come and enjoy this FUN, FAST and FANTASTIC Networking Opportunity!We offer fast-paced, face-to-face mini-marketing meetings.Please bring your business cards and a smile.Please Remember: This is a timed event and your promptness promotes a successful experience for all.We look forward to seeing you!THE SELFHELP HOMERSVP REQUIRED


Jun 27, 2024 02:30 PM - 04:00 PM

Seniors Blue Book Monthly Speed Networking Event June

Come and enjoy this FUN, FAST and FANTASTIC Networking Opportunity!We offer fast-paced, face-to-face mini-marketing meetings.Please bring your business cards and a smile.Please Remember: This is a timed event and your promptness promotes a successful experience for all.We look forward to seeing you!SUNRISE SENIOR LIVINGRSVP


Jun 27, 2024 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Wills, Trusts, Advanced Directives

Elder Law Attorney Stephen Sutera discusses how Advanced Directives protect you in a medical crisis.  Registration required.  Call Worth Public Library District at 708-448-2855.

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Local Aging Options

Social Work Foundations

Continuing Education PO Box 110, Westmont, Illinois, 60559

Social Work Foundations is committed to providing our community of social work professionals with relevant, cost-effective continuing education programming.Our focus is on advancing professional growth and practice skills, addressing significant client-centered social issues, and promoting the positive growth and development of both our professional community and the clients we serve. We aggressively strive to link our professional colleagues with community resources through our vendor and exhibitor networking platforms.

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AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois

Area Agencies on Aging 1910 S Highland Ave Ste 100, Lombard, Illinois, 60148

AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois is one of 622 Area Agencies on Aging throughout the United States and one of 13 in Illinois. Created by Congress to implement the Older Americans Act, Area Agencies on Aging coordinate a wide variety of services for persons age 60 and older. In 1974, the Illinois Department on Aging designated AgeGuide Northeastern Illinois as the Area Agency on Aging for DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties. Over 725,000 older adults live in our agencys eight-county service area.

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Community Nutrition Network Kendall County

Food Resources 908 Game Farm Rd, Yorkville, Illinois, 60560

The Community Nutrition Network & Senior Services Association (CNNSSA) was born out of a meal service program operated by the Community Economic & Development Association (CEDA) in the 1970sIn the late 1990s, federal funding for senior services began to diminish. The Community Nutrition Network & Senior Services Association became a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization in 2000. In order to remain in full operation and be able to expand services to meet the growing need, the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois (MOWFNI) was created in 2001 as the fundraising, community outreach, and public awareness arm of Community Nutrition Network & Senior Services Association.In 2005, Community Nutrition Network & Senior Services Association was awarded contracts to begin serving seniors in Grundy and Kendall Counties in addition to suburban Cook County. Community Nutrition Network & Senior Services Association is now one of the largest senior meal providers in the nation. Throughout these three counties, where service is provided, there are 9 Group-Dining sites, and 9 meal distribution hubs for the Home-Delivered Meal program.Over 450,000 seniors in Illinois are threatened by hunger. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates Kendall County had 18,037 residents aged 60+ in 2021, and of these, American Community Surveys 2021 1-Year Estimates gauges that 5% are 100% below poverty level, 32.7% live alone, and 25% are person with disabilities. Our programs in Kendall County ensure that homebound and medically fragile seniors can get the nutrition they need: 57.09% of our clients in Kendall County live alone, 36.22% are low income, and 77.56% are categorized as frail. The same survey estimates that Cook County had 1,132,020 residents aged 60+ in 2021. Of these, 12.9% are estimated to be 100% below the poverty line, 44.1% live alone, and 27.4% are persons with disabilities. In Grundy County, it was estimated that 10,358 residents are aged 60+. Of these older adults, 5.7 % are estimated to be 100% below the poverty line, 41.1% live alone, and 22.4% are persons with disabilities. Lastly, American Community Surveys 2021 1-year Estimates gauges that 139,458 residents in Will County are aged 60+. Of these residents, it is estimated that 6.7% are 100% below the poverty line, 35.6% live alone, and 24.5% are persons with disabilities.

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Dupage Senior Citizens Council

Area Agencies on Aging 1990 Springer Drive, Lombard, Illinois, 60148

We ensure that each senior we serve goes to bed each night knowing they are truly loved. The men and women who serve and volunteer on behalf of DSCC happily offer their time and talents.From retired seniors who deliver meals, to young adults who check on seniors to handymen who make small home repairs, every person who serves is a part of DSCC and serve with one purpose to show the love and respect that all seniors deserve.RESOURCES AND INFORMATION TO ENRICH OUR SENIORSGrowing older can be frightening for many people including those who take care of our seniors. Thats why we offer resources and information to help our seniors age gracefully and to help those who care for older people cope with the challenges of aging.These blog posts, resources and articles are designed to give you great information when caring for elderly people and to keep you up-to-date on issues that affect our older friends.So if you have someone you love who is getting older, please enjoy and share these articles. And, of course, if you need help caring for someone who is homebound, please let us know.

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How To Know It’s Time for Senior Living

How To Know Its Time for Senior LivingNov 21, 2022 | Life at Park PlaceWhether your loved ones are living independently or require more advanced support, a Life Plan Community offering Life Care will meet their every need. Life Plan Communities are a type of senior living option that combines an independent lifestyle, amenities and services with access to a full continuum of care on one campus.Read on to learn more about how to know its the right time for the move to a Life Plan Community like Park Place of Elmhurst.If Your Loved One Is Living IndependentlyYour loved one may live in their own home or apartment. They still want to continue living every day to the fullest, but theyre tired of cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the house, and theyre not as close to their friends as they once were.In this case, independent living might be the right choice for them.In independent living, seniors enjoy all the benefits of socialization, maintenance-free living, on-site culture, dining and amenities, and access to a full continuum of care should they ever need it. At Park Place of Elmhurst, community life offers residents opportunities to full enjoy our services and amenities, including:Interior and exterior maintenanceWasher and dryer in every residencePersonalization and moving coordinationWeekly housekeeping servicesAll utilities included, except phone24-hour securityScheduled transportationUnderground parkingWireless internet access throughout communityIf Your Loved One Needs Help with Activities of Daily LivingIf activities of daily living, also known as ADLs, present a problem for your loved one, assisted living could be the solution. Assisted living services provide daily support for things like medication management, personal care, bathing, dressing and toileting. Signs that your parent or loved one could benefit from assisted living also include:Trouble paying bills on timeDifficulty managing household tasksPoor eating habitsMobility problemsPark Place provides assisted living support for seniors at the Park Place Health and Wellness Center, with personalized care plans for each resident. Residents in assisted living can rely on services like licensed care seven days a week, nutritious meals, assistance with personal care and 24-hour emergency call systems. All of this and more are provided in the comfort of their own private apartment!If Your Loved One Lives with Memory LossMaybe your parent or loved one has been diagnosed with Alzheimers disease or has suffered an injury leaving their acuity compromised. In this case, memory support also called memory care is likely the right choice for them.Indications that your loved one might benefit from memory support include:A medical diagnosis of Alzheimers or other type of dementiaChanges in behavior or emotional stateA living environment unsuited to their unique requirementsDisorientation or confusionIncontinenceFamily caregiver is overwhelmed and exhaustedAlso part of the Park Place Health and Wellness Center, our memory support teams provide a safe and dignified setting promoting independence. With a wander management system, specialized Alzheimers and dementia training, and personalized care plans, you can rest assured your loved one is receiving just the care they need.The Right Choice for Life Care in Elmhurst, ILWhether your loved ones in independent living or requires assisted living, memory support, or something more specialized, Park Place of Elmhurst provides a safe and welcoming setting for their next chapter.

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Transformative Transitions: Senior Move Management with A Call to Order Professional Organizer

Navigating transformative transitions, especially for seniors, can be a complex process, encompassing emotional, logistical, and organizational challenges. A Call to Order Professional Organizer specializes in Senior Move Management, providing invaluable assistance during these pivotal moments. The key lies in their comprehensive approach, blending empathy with efficiency. They work closely with seniors and their families to understand unique needs and preferences, ensuring a smooth transition while minimizing stress. From decluttering and downsizing to coordinating logistics and setting up the new space, A Call to Order Professional Organizer  brings a personalized touch to every step. Their expertise extends beyond mere physical organization; they also offer emotional support, recognizing the sentimental value attached to belongings and guiding clients through thoughtful decision-making. With A Call to Order Professional Organizer, transformative transitions become a positive experience, promoting a sense of order, comfort, and a seamless move to the next chapter of life.Tips for a successful senior move management experience with A Call to Order Professional Organizer include early planning and open communication. Begin the process well in advance to allow ample time for decision-making and avoid unnecessary stress. Communicate openly about preferences, sentimental items, and concerns to ensure a personalized approach. Take advantage of the expert guidance provided by A Call to Order, allowing them to tailor their services to meet specific needs. Embrace the opportunity to declutter and downsize, focusing on creating a living space that aligns with the senior's current lifestyle. Finally, trust the process and lean on the support of A Call to Order Professional Organizer to turn what could be a daunting task into a positive and organized transition

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Tips to Remember when Talking to Those with Dementia

Communication can be challenging when talking to a loved one with dementia. How you communicate with your loved one is very important, the goal being to confuse them as little as possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind when talking to your loved one with dementia.Phrases to avoidMany phrases are used frequently in our day-to-day conversations that we may not think are harmful but can be challenging for those with dementia. For example, the phrase "Do you remember" can lead to embarrassment. Your senior doesn't want to tell you they have forgotten a memory, especially a meaningful one. Asking a senior with dementia if they remember something will bring more sadness to their insecurity about having dementia. Instead, use the phrase "I remember when" to avoid putting pressure on your senior by not asking them a question directly about memory.Another phrase to avoid, "As I already said" When talking to someone with dementia, you will often repeat yourself, but you don't want your senior to feel embarrassed, and you don't want them to know you have repeated yourself already. Other phrases like "I already told you" only reminds your senior of their struggle. Instead of saying those phrases, kindly repeat yourself.Be directYou don't want to be too vague, so it is important to be specific with your words. For example, avoid using general pronouns like he, she, or they or vague terms such as that and those. Instead, be specific and say, "Jack bought a car," and "the spoon is under the napkin on the counter." Dementia makes it difficult for seniors to follow conversations like they once did, so it is key to use short sentences, speak clearly, and give them your full attention.Don't offer too much helpSeniors want to feel independent. We understand that you want to help your loved one as much as possible. Find that even balance of helping your senior and knowing when it's too much help. We don't want our seniors to feel like they are no longer competent.At The Legacy: Memory Support, our care for seniors with dementia is unmatched. Schedule a tour to learn more about all the different memory care activities we provide for our amazing residents.

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The Death Clock

For decades researchers have tried to figure out on a global scale why more people die in January than any other month of the year?Known by statisticians as excess deaths it appears to have nothing to do with weather. The spike in deaths is as true in tropical areas as it is in the snow shoveling northern parts of the United States. This also eliminates the theory that staying inside because of the cold weather spreads more germs and results in a higher January death rate. They also eliminated the connection on a socio-economic basis as the reaper makes no distinction between affluence and poverty when it comes to the end of life. The final myth is that the bump in deaths is due to people being sent home from the hospital too early just for the sake of the holidays.The data shows that hospitals are actually a dangerous place and you are more likely to die there then at home. Since it is so confusing I went to some online apps that offer to predict your day of death. I asked three of them to consider my chances: The Death Clock, Lifespan Calculator, and Fateful Day, to give me their best shot. Death asked my gender, if I smoked, my outlook on life and how many alcoholic drinks I had each week. It reported that Wednesday, July 2, 2031 will be my last day on earth and a countdown clock was clicking away toward a ripe age of 88. Lifespan, provided by an insurance company, resulted in an age rather than a date. Turns out I will live to the age of 91. But wait theres more. I could pick up two more years by dropping 15 pounds or getting 4 inches taller. And finally, I turned to It was fairly easy and after entering all my information, it returned with this ominous message: You have 0 years left to live. The site predicted I died in 2016, which was oddly enough the year of my heart attack. Life is a mystery even in death. So live, laugh and love!Editors Note: This article was submitted by Barry Kolanowski. Barry is the Executive Director of Senior Services of Will County and may be reached at 815-723-9713 or by email at

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