Archive for July, 2013

Sun & Medication seminar with Newsome

A sun saftey seminar will be led by Newsome Home Health at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. A representative from Newsome Home Health will present a seminar titled “Sun and Medication” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug.13, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Everyone enjoys a warm sunny day. However, when the temperature climbs, it could pose a potential risk for seniors. Of the 200 Americans who die of heat-related complications each summer, most are over 50.

As seniors age, they become less sensitive to heat and the feeling of thirst. According to the American Geriatric Society’s Foundation for Health in Aging (FHIA), when the temperature hits the low 90s, it can be very dangerous to senior citizens.

Seniors are susceptible to intense heat because their bodies may be less efficient than younger adults to adequately respond to rising temperatures. Also, seniors are more likely to have medical conditions that change normal body responses to heat and they are more likely to take prescription medicines that may weaken the body’s ability to regulate its temperature or prevent perspiration.

Signs of possible heat illness in seniors include:
•    heavy sweating
•    paleness
•    muscle cramps
•    fatigue
•    weakness
•    dizziness
•    headache
•    nausea or vomiting
•    fainting
•    fast and weak pulse rate
•    fast and shallow breathing
It is important for seniors to stay indoors with air conditioning during excessive heat; fans are not sufficient. To help cool down, take cool showers, baths or sponge baths. If outside, avoid the sun as much as possible and wear hats, sunglasses and lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. In addition, use SPF 30 or higher sunscreen and avoid strenuous activity.

Some medications whose side effects include loss of fluid and electrolytes from the body can prove to be dangerous, and diurects, antibiotics and other medications can slow down the body’s natural capacity to control body temperature. Anyone taking medications should consult with a doctor about the possible side effects due to excessive heat before sun exposure.

Newsome Home Health offers nursing, social work, aides and physical, occupational and speech therapy services at the Oak Park Arms.

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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The Chauffeurs: Rock ‘n Roll Music Review

The Chauffeurs will perform at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. The Chauffeurs will perform a rock ‘n roll music review for residents and the public in the piano lounge at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

The band has been bringing the sounds of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s to the stage for more than 12 years. Formed by Chicago area natives, Jim and Janice Hughes, the band regularly performs both in Illinois and Arizona. The winter months are spent in Arizona where the group can be found performing in festivals, carnivals, concerts in the park and well-known, fun restaurants. During the spring, summer and fall, they perform all over Chicagoland.

In addition to the bands’ founders, members are: Joe Smith on the drums, Bobby (Rex) Recchia on the lead guitar, Ray Ludkevicz on the bass and vocals and keyboard player Dan Boulous.

The audience is invited to dance and party the night away.

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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Larry Levin: “One Man Band”

Larry Levin will perform 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. Friday, Aug. 23, 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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Italian Singer: Kym Frankovelgia

Italian singer Kym Frankovelgia performs at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Italian singer Kym Frankovelgia will entertain her audience, performing standards, jazz, Broadway and comedy at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Frankovelgia attributes her varied musical style to her humble beginnings as a singer in night clubs and on cruise ships. She has performed with renowned entertainers like Maxene Andrews from the Andrews Sisters and Allison McKay. Also, she has shared the stage with renowned big band orchestras such as the Sammy Kaye Orchestra and the Glenn Miller Band.

Although at one point she lived in Hawaii, her love of seasons drew her back to Illinois. After success both on the road and in recording studios, she has now tailored her talent specifically for private parties, seniors, social clubs and organizations.

Frankovelgia has a deep passion and respect for the music of a bygone era. Her renditions offer a modern twist to the classics from the 1920s through the 60s.

“Born to entertain,” according to Mark Davis of the Chicago Tribune.

She performs hundreds of shows a year and recently released her latest album, “Bigger is Better.” Other albums include “The Secret of Christmas,” “One for the Road,” and the self-titled “Kym Frankovelgia.”

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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Ballroom Dance with the Del Bergeson Orchestra

The Del Bergeson Orchestra will provide music for the ballroom dance at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. The Del Bergeson Orchestra will provide music for a ballroom dance at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, 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 vocalist, Sandi Haynes, to make up this new exciting musical team. A fourth saxophone and guitarist have been added to provide a bigger sound.

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.

Continuing Mau’s legacy, the orchestra continues to play everything from the traditional Big Band melodies to today’s contemporary pop and dance hits.

The 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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Accordionist Bob Doszak performs

Accordinionist Bob Doszak performs at the Timbers of Shorewood Retirement Community. Bob Doszak will play the accordion in a concert at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2, at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd.

Doszak was born to Slovenian and Polish parents which helped instill his style of music. He grew up in Joliet, and across the street from his childhood home was a tavern that always echoed of polka music. He remains a resident of Joliet.

Showing early signs of talent, Doszak began accordion lessons at the tender age of six. At seven, he had his first performance with America’s Polka King, Frank Yankovic, and a year later, he was the featured accordionist at the Baby Doll Polka Club in Chicago.

Doszak appeared on Ron Terry’s Polka Party on WGN – Channel 9. He started his own band at age 14, and within weeks, the bank was playing seven nights a week. The band continued throughout his high school years. Although his formal musical training was on the accordion, Doszak began playing drums in high school and was the drummer for the Joliet Catholic High School Concert Band and marching band.

Doszak has been in the polka music business for 42 years, and he is a proponent for his style of music. For example, for the past 14 years, he has been one of the key organizers of the annual Illinois Polka Festival now held in Naperville.

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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Independence Dance with the Del Bergeson Orchestra

The Del Bergeson Orchestra performs at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. The Del Bergeson Orchestra will provide music for the ballroom dance at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 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 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 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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Concert in the Park: Banjo Buddies

A concert in the park featuring the Banjo Buddies Dixieland Jazz Trio will be held at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community.The Banjo Buddies Dixieland Trio will perform for residents and the public at 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.  Sunday, July 21, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Leader Ann Stewart is featured on jazz banjo and vocals, Tim Stewart on trombone, and Verne Rind on bass and vocals. They specialize in Dixieland jazz from the 1920s through the ‘40s. Their music is fun and lively and presented in an entertaining fashion with audience interaction.

The band has recorded eight albums, and the members were named Entertainers of the Year by the Illinois Festival Association. They have performed with the likes of Hank Williams Jr., Ann Murray, Buddy Rich, Al Hirt and The Ink Spots.

The Banjo Buddies perform more than 250 shows annually, spanning from local to international festivals, conventions, cruises, private engagements and everything in between.

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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