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St. Patrick’s Day Ballroom Dance

Jay Mao Orchestra at the Timbers of ShorewoodThe public is invited to a St. Patrick’s Day ballroom dance at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood.

The Jay Mau Orchestra will provide the music of the Big Band era. This 10-piece band plays at 35 dances a year, the Timbers being a favorite. Orchestra members hail from Indiana, the Chicago area and Joliet. Jay Mau is a resident of Channahon.

Mau began his musical studies with the trumpet and moved on to the tuba, then to the string bass, which Mau now plays. At Lockport Township High School, Mau played in the school band and for school sock hops with The Jimmy Stevenson Swing Band.

Following two years with the U.S. Navy, he joined a polka band, The Al Piazza Trio. Four nights a week, Mau also performed with Donna Rae and The Gentlemen. For 14 years, Mau played with the Roy Gordon Orchestra.

When Roy “Carlos” Gordon died, Mau purchased the orchestra, added some new music, and renamed the band The Jay Mau Orchestra.

“I wanted to keep this music going for as long as I could,” Mau said.

In addition to the big band tunes of the 1930s and 1940s such as “Stardust,” Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood” and Frank Sinatra’s “Laura,” Mau’s orchestra also performs songs by The Beatles, Bobby Darin and Wayne Newton.

“I keep adding music that appeals to all audiences,” Mau said. “I like to mix it up by playing waltzes, tangos, cha-chas, rumbas and fox trots. With ‘Dancing with the Stars’ so popular, we’re seeing more young people dancing.”

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 dance is open to the public and admission is free, but space is limited. Reservations are requested. Call Shelly Goggins at 815-609-0669 or visit


Life Saving Information about Strokes

The Timbers of Shorewood presents a “Quality of Life” seminar featuring Leslie Barna, RN, BSN. She will provide information about strokes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. The public is welcome at this free presentation.

Barna is the coordinator of the stroke program at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet. She will share life saving information including important signs and symptoms of a stroke.

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within a few minutes, brain cells begin to die.

Stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment of a stroke is crucial. Early treatment can minimize damage to the brain and potential stroke complications.

The good news is that strokes can be treated, and many fewer Americans now die of strokes than was the case 20 or 30 years ago. Improvement in the control of major risk factors for stroke — high blood pressure, smoking and high cholesterol — is likely responsible for the decline.

The Timbers, an independent and assisted living community, presents senior-related seminars, programs, and panel discussions on a monthly basis as a part of its “Quality of Life” series.

Again this event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call Judy Malin at 815-609-0669.


Senior Expo for Joliet area Seniors

The Timbers of Shorewood will host a Senior Expo from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd. A Heartland Bood Drive will take place during the expo.

The expo will highlight not-for-profit groups, government agencies, healthcare professionals and businesses providing services to seniors in the greater Joliet area.

Dozens of organizations will provide educational information, wellness consultations, financial tips, and more. Free diabetes testing, blood pressure screenings and chair massages will also be offered.

Organizations will include:

  • ATI Physical Therapy
  • Bank of Shorewood
  • Basinger’s Pharmacy
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • Dive Providence
  • Faber Dental Arts
  • First Midwest Bank
  • Groups on the go Travel
  • Heritage Makers
  • Hillcrest Healthcare
  • Home Helpers
  • Ingalls Hospice
  • Investment Solution Services
  • Jewel Osco Pharmacy
  • Joliet Area Hospice
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Newsome Physical Therapy Center
  • NiCor
  • Pre-Paid Legal
  • Provena
  • Sax Shoes
  • Shaklee
  • Shorewood Family Medicine
  • Signature Agency
  • Sonja
  • Tom Cross
  • Vision Mission Group

The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community providing independent and assisted living apartments as well as a full schedule of activities and services.

Admission to the expo is free and open to the public. For more information, call Faith Varga at 815-609-0669 or go to:

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