Archive for September, 2012

Robbie Malkowski returns to the Timbers

Robbie Malkowski, a mezzo-soprano, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the ballroom at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Malkowski’s repertoire includes Broadway tunes, movie theme songs, and many favorites of stage and screen. Her music is from the 1930s through the 1960s, the decades when so many unforgettable songs were written.

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments as well as a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The public is invited to this free event. Call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669

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Accordionist Frank Rossi Sings at the Timbers

Accordionist and Vocalist Frank Rossi at the Timbers of ShorewoodFrank Rossi, accordionist and vocalist, will entertain residents and the public at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Rossi plays a Roland RD 300 SX digital piano and both an Italo American and an Imperial accordion. He plays many solo jobs and also has his own jazz standard duo. His favorite accordion players are Manny Quartucci and Mike Alongi.

Rossi’s music career all started when he was seven because his Godparents dropped his name in a glass jar at the Symphony School of Music in Chicago Heights. His name was drawn, which awarded him six free accordion lessons.

He began his studies on the accordion under the late Al Rush. Then he won a first place trophy at the Illinois State Fair in Springfield, and he’s been hooked on the accordion ever since.

After graduating with a double major of finance and management from Eastern Illinois University, he decided to continue his passion – music studies. Rossi began private lessons from the late accordion and piano great Ed Baldacci from whom he learned harmony training as well as advanced technical studies.

Recently named the 2010 recipient of the Order Sons of Italy Leonardo da Vinci Award of Excellence in Performing Arts, Rossi can be found performing in fine dining establishments around the Chicagoland area.

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments as well as a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The public is invited, and admission is free. For more information call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669

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Quality of Life Seminar: Tips for Cold & Flu Season

A health professional will present a program about cold and flu awareness at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Flu season can begin as early as October, and last as late as May. For this reason, October or November is the best time to get vaccinated.

Symptoms of the flu may include:
•    Fever (usually high)
•    Headache
•    Extreme Tiredness
•    Dry Cough
•    Sore Throat
•    Runny or Stuffy Nose
•    Muscle Aches

Stomach symptoms like nausea, vomiting and diarrhea may occur, though it is more common in children.

Complications of the flu can include:
•    Pneumonia
•    Dehydration
•    Worsening of chronic medical conditions like asthma, emphysema and heart disease

Colds usually last for about a week. Symptoms of a cold may include:
•    Runny nose
•    Congestion
•    Sneezing
•    Weakened sense of taste and smell
•    Scratchy throat
•    Cough

Cold and flu viruses enter the body through the mucous membranes of the eyes, nose or mouth. Every time you touch your hand to one of these areas you could be infecting yourself. It is important to wash your hands often

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The program is open to the public and admission is free. For more information or to register, call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669.

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The Del Bergeson Orchestra at the Timbers

The Del Bergeson Orchestra at the TimbersThe Del Bergeson Orchestra will perform at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20, in the ballroom at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road.

The Del Bergeson Orchestra is one of Chicagoland’s newest Big Band entertainers. Formally known as the Jay Mau Orchestra, this 13-piece ensemble plays for weddings, corporate events, fundraisers, parties and a host of other festivals.

Six veteran musicians from the Mau orchestra have joined with seven new musicians and a vocalist to make up this new exciting musical team. A fourth saxophone and guitarist have been added to provide a bigger sound. The orchestra plays everything from the traditional Big Band melodies to today’s contemporary pop and dance hits.

Members of the Del Bergeson Orchestra are 25+ year music professionals with a deep passion for music and entertaining. Several members are music instructors teaching at the university level.

Performances are filled with quality music, contagious energy and audience interaction.

“Music is the soundtrack of our lives,” Bergeson said.

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents, whose needs may change, are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate care.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669.

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Company B returns to the Timbers

Company B will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road. This is a free event and is open to the public.

Company B has been entertaining Chicagoland since 1981. The ten-member group sings in four-part harmony accompanied by piano, percussion and bass. Their repertoire includes popular music, early rock ‘n roll, ballads and country.

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents, whose needs may change, are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate care.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669.

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Aid and Attendance seminar with Robert Hart

Robert Hart of the American Association for Wartime Veterans (AAWV) will present a free informational seminar titled, “Aid and Attendance,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd.

Hart will explain the benefits which are available to qualifying veterans, widowed spouses or disabled adult children.

Once awarded Aid and Attendance or Housebound status, veterans may obtain as much as $1,703 a month, surviving spouses $1,094 a month, and existing couples $2,019 a month. In addition to income, they may qualify for free medications, medical equipment, incontinence supplies, glasses and hearing aids.

Hart will explain eligibility and how to initiate a claim. For example, the claimant’s physician must declare the veteran as housebound and in need of assistance from another individual which may include services offered by assisted living. Also the veteran must have served at least 90 days active duty with one day of the 90 during a war period.

Founded in 2002, AAWV is a privately held community outreach service formed to provide information about the improved pension program to wartime veterans and surviving spouses. To date, approximately $2.6 million a month is being paid in benefits as a result of AAWV’s efforts. There is no charge for AAWV’s services.

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents, whose needs may change, are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate care.

This seminar is free and open to the public. For more information, call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669.

What is Aid and Attendance? A veteran who is determined by VA to be in need of the regular aid and assistance of another person, or a veteran who is permanently housebound, may be entitled to additional compensation or pension payments. A veteran evaluated at 30 % or more disabled is entitled to receive an additional payment for a spouse who is in need of the aid and attendance of another person.

Basic Qualifications:

•    Discharged from service under other than dishonorable conditions
•    Served 90 days or more of active duty with at least 1 day during a period of war
•    Monthly income is less than the Aid and Attendance benefit
•    Less than $80,000 in countable assets (doesn’t include home, life insurance or prepaid funeral plans)
•    Have a diagnosis that requires supportive care
•    65 years of age or older
•    Surviving spouse (if married at the time of death)

Periods of Service:

•    WWI – 04/16/17 to 11/11/18
•    WWII – 12/07/41 to 12/31/46
•    Korea – 06/27/50 to 01/31/55
•    Vietnam (inside) – 02/28/61 to 05/07/75
•    Vietnam (outside) – 05/07/57 to 08/05/64

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The Timbers celebrates its 10th Anniversary!

Eddie Korosa Jr at the Timbers' 10th Anniversary celebrationThe Timbers’ 10th anniversary celebration takes place from 5 – 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. The celebration is free and open the public.

Shorewood Mayor, Richard Chapman, will join the Timbers’ King and Queen in a special carriage procession to kick off the 10th Anniversary festivities. Popular accordion and keyboard player Eddie Korosa, Jr., and his polka band will perform on the outdoor patio and crooner Frank Rossi will be singing the classics.

Generated by the vision of two friends who wanted to create a community for active retirement living, the Timbers of Shorewood opened its doors in 2002. It has since become an affable home not only for seniors, but also the surrounding community. The endless variety of daily activities draws residents of all ages from Shorewood and neighboring towns like Plainfield, Minooka, Channahon and Joliet.

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community which provides independent and assisted living apartments as well as a full schedule of activities and services. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

The public is encouraged to join the fun on this special night as the Timbers of Shorewood celebrates 10 years of commitment to its residents and the community at large. For more information call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669.

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