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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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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