Archive for August, 2013

Frank Rossi and Tim Skorupa entertain

Frank Rossi and Tim Skorupa perform at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Frank Rossi and Tim Skorupa will entertain residents and the public at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26 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.

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.

Skorupa will perform alongside Rossi on the drums and vocals.

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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Ed Young presents: ‘Famous Last Words of Celebrities’

Ed Young, a narrative and humorist, will present 'Famous Last Words of Celebrities' at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Ed Young will present ‘Famous Last Words of Celebrities’ at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road.

Frank Sinatra’s “I’m losing,” was his final response to his wife Barbara, after she encouraged him to fight his battle with dementia, heart and kidney disease and bladder cancer in 1998. Elvis Presley said “Okay, I won’t.” to his fiancée after she told him not to fall asleep in the bathroom. And Joan Crawford instructed “Don’t you dare ask God to help me,” when her housekeeper started to pray after her heart attack in 1977.

From the ironic and absurd to the heart-breaking, Young – a narrative and humorist – will take the audience through the last words of celebrities like these and many more.

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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Ballroom Dance with the Del Bergeson Orchestra

The Del Bergeson Orchestra leads the monthly 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, Sept. 19, in the ballroom at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road.

The Del Bergeson Orchestra is one of Chicagoland’s most popular Big Band entertainers.

Members of the 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,” said Shelly Goggins, activities director at The Timbers. “The orchestra plays everything from the traditional Big Band melodies to today’s contemporary pop and dance hits.”

“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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Quality of Life: Long-Term Care Insurance

A Quality of Life health seminar will focus on Long-Term Care Insurance at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Annette Glasgow from United Health will present a seminar titled “Long Term Care Insurance” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road.

More than eight million Americans are protected with long-term care coverage.  Although age is not a determining factor in the necessity of long-term care, about 60 percent of those over 65 will need some type of long-term care services during their lifetime.

Long-term care insurance (LTCI) helps provide for the cost of care beyond a predetermined period. This insurance is developed specifically to cover the costs of nursing homes, assisted living and home health care in addition to other long-term care services (such as help with toileting, bathing and eating) which are generally not covered by health insurance, Medicare or Medicaid.

Typically these policies exclude care:
•    care provided by a family member
•    care provided outside the U.S.
•    care that results from war or an act of war
•    care that results from an attempt at suicide or an intentionally self-inflicted injury
•    treatment for alcoholism or drug addiction
•    treatment provided in a government facility
United Health Group is a diversified U.S. health care company committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services to improve personal health and promote healthier communities.

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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Supplement your Income: From Junk to Cash

Cheryl Henker will provide a seminar titled "Supplement your Incomd: From Junk to Cash" at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Cheryl Henker will present a seminar titled “Supplement your Income: From Junk to Cash” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road. The event is free and open to the public.

It is often said that one person’s trash is another’s treasure. Today there are many ways a person can sell unwanted household items through a garage sale or through an eBay account. Henker will lead participants through the steps.

In addition to selling household items, people can donate items to charities recognized by the IRS and receive a tax deduction for their contributions.

For more than 30 years Henker has worked in the finance industry. In addition, she started her own business to help teach people how to generate cash and make money from home. She has combined her financial services career experience with her passion for resale.

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 performs “Canteen Songs WWII”

Robbie Malkowski performs at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Robbie Malkowski, a mezzo-soprano, will perform “Canteen Songs WWII” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 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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Steve Askins sings songs of Yesteryear

Steve Askins performs songs of yesteryear at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Steve Askins will perform at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 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.

Askins started performing at the age of 14 and has continued for over three decades. Adept in a variety of musical styles, Askins’ dynamic and expressive vocal style and virtuosity on the guitar have earned him a positive reputation in northern and central Illinois.

His passion for the songs of yesteryear has led him develop a specialty for entertaining seniors throughout the Chicago land area by mixing classic greats with a modern edge. He combines his musicianship with humor to provide energetic and upbeat shows.

“Seniors really seem to appreciate hearing the music from the era that I call ‘Golden Years of American Popular Music,’ and it is so gratifying to see them singing and dancing and their toes tapping,” Askins said. “I specialize in programs for senior citizens and do nearly 300 shows per year.”

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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Chris Stapleton goes Country Western at the Timbers

Chris Stepleton will perform country classics at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community.Country western singer Christine Stapleton will entertain her audience, performing classic songs by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd.

Stapleton began singing 20 years ago at an office Christmas party. After her debut karaoke performance, at which she sang Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” she continued singing karaoke for several years. Stapleton and her husband, Dan, now own a karaoke business called “Krazy Karaoke.”

A professional singer for the past six years, Stapleton has performed at the Grundy County Fair, the Grundy County Speedway and the Embassy Care Center in Wilmington.

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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SAS Shoes: Help with Fitting

Staff from SAS Shoes will help participants get properly fitted for custom shoes at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Staff from SAS Shoes will be at the Timbers from 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Representatives from the shoe company will be taking shoe measurements and orders for interested participants. They specialize in matching foot sizes accurately and their shoes are designed for the utmost comfort. Shoes will also be available for purchase on site. Both men and women’s sizes are available from slim to extra wide.

Terry Armstrong and Lew Hayden started SAS Shoes in 1976. Using the best materials available and much attention to detail, their hand-crafted shoes quickly earned a reputation for extraordinary comfort. It didn’t take long for SAS to become a national brand, despite no national advertising.

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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