HIGHLAND PARK — The grounds of Highland Park’s Ravinia Festival were teeming Sunday, April 28 with individuals and families from throughout area celebrating the Jewish United Fund’s Israel Solidarity Day.
Recent headlines included the news of a caregiver accused of stealing $255,000 from the Lincolnshire man that she was supposed to be looking after. The Detectives involved in this case say that events like this one occur more frequently than anyone would like to see.
Springtime brings flowers, outdoor activities and often the start of the moving discussion in families living with seniors. The cold winter months may have led to isolation, a possible illness or many other possibilities; whatever the reason, many senior living communities see an increase in tours and moving discussions as the weather improves.
Public-Private partnerships are not new. Communities and the businesses that support them often work together to provide opportunities for their residents. In Highwood, the mayor and his wife are teaming up with a local skilled nursing facility to help create a central location where seniors can connect and engage.
Mundelein Fire Chief Tim Sashko said his department’s training program is so strong, many other towns are eager to snatch up his contract firefighters. But he didn’t want to lose Dan Buhrmester, who sat atop Mundelein’s qualification list. So Sashko lobbied for another position before someone else beat him to hire the prized recruit.
LIBERTYVILLE — Libertyville resident Eddie Fackler recently watched the finale of “The Biggest Loser” in Lincolnshire, where a Mundelein woman was the show’s winner. It could just as easily have been him on the screen though.
MUNDELEIN — Officer Dan Gorski says he wants to break down the “us vs. them” mentality and show residents how hard police actually work for residents.
When a patient is admitted to the hospital today odds are great that their own primary care physician will not oversee their treatment, instead that person will meet a specialist known as a hospitalist. For some seniors, the idea of a hospitalist can be upsetting.
Communication can be the biggest challenge when living or working with someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. Having a conversation can be frustrating both to the individual with dementia and the caregiver.
MUNDELEIN — After devoting more than 40 years to community theater and founding the Mundelein Kirk Players, John Lynn earned a national award for his work.