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Aid & Attendance with Robert Hart

Robert Hart will present an Aid & Attendance seminar at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. 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. 24, 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. There are currently 26 residents at the Timbers who receive these benefits, and several others in the process of approval. Since the Timbers opened a decade ago, there have been approximately 50 to 60 residents who have been helped through this program.

Once awarded Aid and Attendance or Housebound status, veterans may obtain as much as $1,732 a month, surviving spouses $1,113 a month, and existing couples $2,054 a month. Two veterans married to each other may obtain as much as $2,676 a month. In addition to income, veterans and their spouses 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

Robert Hart of the American Association for Wartime Veterans (AAWV) will present a free informational seminar titled, “Aid and Attendance.”
Starts: 09/24/2013 07:00 pm
Duration: 1 hours:
1100 North River Road
Shorewood, IL
60404
US
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Discuss Dementia with Dr. Gandhi

Dr. Gandhi will discuss dementia at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Bhavesh Gandhi, M.D. will present a seminar titled “Dementia” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road.

There are many causes of memory loss, and forgetfulness or confusion was once considered a natural part of aging. While some memory loss may be expected as a person ages, those affected with dementia suffer memory loss and other problems with thinking that interfere with the ability to live daily life.

Dementia is the progressive deterioration in the cognitive functions. It is a set of signs and symptoms that can be caused by a number of diseases, including Alzheimer’s, stroke and even high glucose.

Signs of dementia include:
•    impaired judgment
•    inappropriate behavior
•    hallucinations, paranoia and agitation
•    disorientation to time and place
•    gait, motor and balance problems
•    difficulty with abstract thinking
•    memory loss

There are some clear differences between normal aging and the onset of dementia. An aging individual may need a moment to remember directions, but one with dementia will get lost in familiar places. In addition, someone with dementia will have difficulty carrying on a conversation and show a decreased interest in social activities.

Most types of dementia cannot be cured, but treatment options are available to help with the symptoms.
Dr. Gandhi has more than six years of experience as a practicing physician and is a geriatric specialist. He is board certified in family medicine and affiliated with the Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet.

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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Halloween Ballroom Dance with the Del Bergeson Orchestra

The Del Bergeson Orchestra will provide music for the Halloween ballroom dance at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. The Del Bergeson Orchestra will provide music for the Halloween ballroom dance for the community at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, 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, each 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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‘Uncorked with Tom Connolly’

Comic, author and actor Tom Connolly will perform 'Uncorked with Tom Connolly' at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Comic Tom Connolly will present a performance titled, “Uncorked with Tom Connolly,” at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Connolly is a Chicago area actor, author and comic. His presentation takes a light-hearted look at being an Irishman, husband and father of four children.

After overcoming years of addiction and depression, Connolly is now focused on dispelling the myths behind these conditions and helping those in similar situations. His book “Soul Parole: Making Peace with my Mind, God and Myself” reflects his journey. In addition, proceeds benefit local addiction, homeless and mental health facilities.

Connolly’s passion for sharing laughter has included fundraisers for causes such as recovery, Lupus and MS. He has performed in comedy clubs such as Zanies as well as the infamous Stateville Prison as a member of the “Comedy Faith Outreach” program.

He has appeared in more than 25 TV series, movies and national commercials. He can be seen in the hit series NCIS, Vegas, Boss, Parks and Recreation, Mob Doctor and Chicago Fire.

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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Travelogue with Doug Dvorak – ‘The Best of America’

Doug Dvorak will present a travelogue on "The Best of America" at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Doug Dvorak will present a travel program called “The Best of America” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Dvorak spends several months of the year exploring the world, photographing and documenting his travels and compiling them into customized travel programs for presentations and workshops. He will share his unique experiences with participants.

“America is home to many breathtaking landmarks such as Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, Yosemite and other beautiful locations and national parks,” Dvorak said. “I look forward to sharing these remarkable places with the Timbers’ audience.”

He is a professional speaker who hosts motivational presentations, seminars and workshops for numerous Fortune 1000 companies, small businesses, civic organizations, and individual investors and entrepreneurs. His popularity may be due to his great sense of humor. He is a graduate of the Player’s Workshop of Second City, one of the oldest and most prestigious improvisational comedy schools in the world.

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, call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669.

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Classical Pianist Floyd Andrew

Classical pianist Floyd Andrew performs at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Classical pianist Floyd Andrew will perform for residents and the public at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in the grand ballroom at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd.

Andrew has been playing the piano for more than 35 years. He combines his classical music training with a unique style that captures the hearts of his audience. Known as “Mr. Showman,” Andrew performs standards including Broadway show tunes, movie theme songs, nostalgic classics and music from times gone by with a perfected art form of glitter and glamour.

He has performed across the United States and Canada including at the Special Olympics and the Toronto Winter Fest. Andrew holds a Licentiate from Trinity College of Music in London, England.

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, call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669.

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Italian singer: Kym Frankovelgia

Italian singer Kym Frankovelgia will perfom at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Italian singer Kym Frankovelgia will perform standards, jazz, Broadway and comedy at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 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.

“(She is) born to entertain,” according to Mark Davis of the Chicago Tribune.

Frankovelgia 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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Ron & Sandie entertain

Vocalist duo Ron & Sandie will perform at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community. Vocalist duo Ron and Sandie will perform “Sing and Swing,” a show for residents and the public at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, in the ballroom at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

Although Ron Camron and Sandie Triplett have only been performing together for a little over two years, they have become a new entertainment favorite among seniors and on the local entertainment circuit.

Their goal is to entertain with the best of song from swing, pop, Big Band and country music, as well as music of the 1950s and 1960’s rock’n’roll.

Camron, born and raised in Australia, began his musical career in 1959 as a member of a rock’n’roll band. After winning a trip around the world in a national singing contest in 1965, he began performing in Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Chicago.

A Chicago native, Triplett met Camron through a mutual friend in 2010. She was impressed with Camron’s stage prescence. In turn, Camron felt Triplett was a force to be reckoned with, and the two decided to perform together exclusively. They have been gaining popularity ever since, and they currently perform over 200 shows a 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. 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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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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