Archive for April, 2013

Larry Levin – the “One Man Band”

Larry Levin, the "One Man Band," performs at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Vocalist and pianist Larry Levin will perform for residents and the public in the piano lounge at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Also known as the “One Man Band,” Levin uses a keyboard to play favorites from the golden years of American popular music. He delivers the sounds of a six-piece orchestra, and his repertoire includes ballads, ballroom, swing and popular rock.

“I have a deep respect for the timeless traditions of the great old songs,” Levin 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. Furnished apartments are also available for a short-term stay – a weekend, a week, a month or longer.

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

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“Swing into Spring” with the Gilhoolys

Kathleen and Patrick Gilhooly will perform at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Dublin born recording artist Kathleen Gilhooly will perform Irish songs at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 17, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. Drummer and comedian Pat Gilhooly will perform with her. The public is invited to “Swing into Spring” with the married Irish duo at this free event.

Kathleen immigrated to the United States with her family in 1959, when she began following in family tradition pursuing a career in singing, music and Irish dancing. She now has three albums to her credit, and she performs all over the United States, England and Ireland.

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 event is free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information or to register, call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669.

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“Merry Month of May” Ballroom Dance

The Del Bergeson Orchestra leads the monthly ballroom dance at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. The Del Bergeson Orchestra will provide music for “The Merry Month of May” Ballroom Dance at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 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. Formerly 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 vocalist Sandi Haynes to make up this new exciting musical team. A fourth saxophone and guitarist have been added to provide a bigger sound. Continuing Mau’s legacy, the orchestra continues to play 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.

The Timbers’ ballroom dances are filled with quality music and contagious energy.

“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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Robbie Malkowski & Dave Turner Perform

Robbie Malkowski and Dave Turner will perform at the Timbers of Shorewood Retirement Community. Vocalist Robbie Malkowski and jazz pianist Dave Turner will perform at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, in the ballroom at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road.

Malkowski and Turner’s repertoire includes Broadway tunes, movie theme songs, and many favorites of stage and screen. Their 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 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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Quality of Life Seminar: Latest Advances in Hip & Knee Replacement

Dr. Sauer will discuss the latest advancements in hip and knee replacement in a Quality of Life Seminar at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Paul A. Sauer, M.D., will present a program titled “Latest Advances in Hip & Knee Replacement” at 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. Attendees will learn the available options for the treatment of joint pain before replacements should be considered and what a total joint replacement involves.

More than 32 million people suffer from arthritis making it the main reason for joint replacement. Pain and a decreased quality of life because of osteoarthritis in the knees and hips have resulted in these being the two most common joints replaced in seniors.

In fact, seniors with osteoarthritis who undergo total joint replacement are twice as likely as those who do not, to show improvements in physical functioning and an increased ability to care for themselves, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers.

Currently, about 3 million joint replacements are performed annually, but by the year 2030, that number is expected to increase three-fold. New developments and advanced technologies are helping doctors achieve greater success with less pain and a shortened recovery time.

Since the first total joint replacement in 1960, advances have been significant and continue to develop. The two newest techniques are “partial replacement” and minimally invasive surgery (MIS).

A conventional hip replacement requires a side or back incision. The newest approach now forms a smaller incision on the front of the hip, which avoids cutting into major muscles. This results in a faster recovery time and greater mobility.

A knee replacement involves the removal of the diseased or injured knee joint and the implantation of three components. The femur bone is replaced with a metal shell, the end of the lower tibia is removed and replaced with a plastic piece with a metal stem, and a plastic “button” is added to the underside of the kneecap, if necessary, so it rides smoothly on the other implant components.

Even with advances in hip and knee replacements, both are still considered major surgeries that take a toll on the body, the patient and the family. Recovery time takes months, and physical therapy is always necessary.

Dr. Sauer has been practicing at the Rezin Orthopedics and Sports Medicine center in Bolingbrook since 2008, where he is currently the vice president. He graduated with a Doctor of Medicine degree from Rush Medical College in Chicago in 1989 and completed an orthopedic residency program at the Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. He went on to complete a Joint Replacement Fellowship at Rush Medical Center in Chicago in 1995.

Dr. Sauer is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and is fellowship-trained in joint replacement, arthroplasty and revisions. His general orthopedics practice includes fracture care, joint replacements, sports medicine and hand surgery. He sub-specializes in the research and treatment of hip and knee replacements using the latest minimally invasive procedures.

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

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Randy Walker performs Songs of the ’30s – ’60s

Randy Walker performs at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Randy Walker, a guitarist and vocalist, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, in the ballroom at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road. This is a free event and is open to the public.

Walker specializes in entertainment for seniors, providing music from the ‘30s through the ‘60s such as “Five Foot Two,” “Ain’t She Sweet,” “Up a Lazy River,” “Dream a Little Dream,” “God Bless America” and “This Land is Your Land.”

“Having a relative with dementia, I understand the value of music therapy,” Walker said. “I want senior audiences to identify with the songs which can take them back to a younger time in their lives.”

Walker started playing the guitar after hearing the Beatles for the first time when he was 11 years old. He was no stranger to music before that, however, as both his parents sang in barbershop-related choruses and quartets.

By high school he was one of the top players in upstate New York playing in bands like Ripple and the popular trio Shenandoah. He went to Kent State University where he often performed as a solo act in local coffee houses and with the popular Cleveland ‘50s band, The Fabulous Blue Moons.

Most recently he was leader of the band One2Many and lead guitarist and vocalist with The Incognitos. He is well-schooled in both electric and acoustic guitar and is particularly adept at electric slide guitar.

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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