Sunday, December 2, 2012
A chorus of more than 50 volunteers including chorus members from Naperville High School will sing holiday carols as well as the songs of the five branches of the military.
Operation Welcome You Home will present a program titled, “A Patriotic Christmas for Veterans,” at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. “We will spread cheer to the 54 veterans who live at The Timbers,” said Judi Stapleton of Operation Welcome You Home. A chorus of more than 50 volunteers including chorus members from Naperville High School will sing holiday carols as well as the songs of the five branches of the military. In addition, Operation Welcome You Home will present the veterans with stockings filled with goodies. Cake and cookies also will be served. Operation Welcome You Home is an organization committed to showing gratitude and support to veterans who have …
Friday, November 2, 2012
Hundreds of families enjoyed getting scared out of their wits at annual fundraiser Halloween Spook House at the Timbers of Shorewood. More than $2,000 was raised for Kiwanis Club of Shorewood and the Alzheimer’s Association.
Hundreds of community families enjoyed getting scared out of their wits at the 6th annual Halloween Spook House which took place Oct. 26 and 27, at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road, Shorewood. From $3 and $5 Spook House entrance fees, a total of $2,044 was raised. The funds will be split and donated to the Kiwanis Club of Shorewood and the Alzheimer’s Association. The Kiwanis Club of Shorewood is committed to making a difference in the community, the region and the world. Its members have provided financial support for, and an enthusiastic 'Helping Hand" to many community organizations. The Alzheimer’s Association consists of over 70 chapters serving communities across the U.S. It is the leading, and …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Illinois Representative Tom Cross and his senior advisory council present a panel discussion titled, “Family Matters: Planning for Future Needs," at the Timbers of Shorewood Retirement Community
Illinois Representative Tom Cross and his senior advisory council present a panel discussion titled, “Family Matters: Planning for Future Needs,” from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, at The Timbers of Shorewood Retirement Community, 1100 N. River Rd. This event is free and open to the public. Speakers include: 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 or visit http://www.timbersofshorewood.com
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Joliet resident Bob Doszak will perform at the Timbers of Shorewood's monthly 'Concert in the Park' series on Saturday, June 16.
Bob Doszak will perform for residents and the public at “Concert in the Park” from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Rd. Everyone is welcome to listen, to polka and to enjoy the evening air. Doszak was born and raised in Joliet, IL, to Slovenian and Polish parents which helped instill his style of music. The neighborhood in which he grew up consisted of mostly Slovenians, Croatians and people of Polish descent. Across the street from his childhood home was a tavern that always echoed of polka music. At the age of six, Doszak started taking accordion lessons. The very next year, he had his first performance with America’s Polka King, Frank Yankovic. At age eight, he was the …
Monday, May 21, 2012
A wartime veteran who is determined by the 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.
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, May 29, at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road. Hart will explain the benefits which are available to qualifying veterans, widowed spouses or disabled adult children. Once awarded Aid and Attendance or Housebound status, veterans may obtain as much as $1,632 a month, surviving spouses $1,055 a month, and existing couples $1,949 a month. In addition to income, they 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 …
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The Timbers of Shorewood will host a health and financial expo for seniors.
A health and financial expo for seniors will take place from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, June 6, in the ballroom at The Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road. The public is welcome to browse and take advantage of the free screenings. Health screenings include hearing, vision, blood pressure and glucose. There will also be information tables about hospice and in-home care, reverse mortgages, estate planning and more. “We look forward to welcoming the public to this dynamic expo,” said Shelly Goggins, director of activities at The Timbers. “The event is a good chance to check up on your health and to learn lots of vital information that pertains to older adults.” The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement …
Monday, November 21, 2011
Last week we gave the old guys. Now it's the ladies turn.
Here at the Shorewood Patch, we're all about giving equal time. And that's why we're bringing you this week's Rogues Gallery. Last week, we made it all about the older gentlemen. This time, it's for the ladies. So enjoy your trip through the Rogues Gallery. But before you do, remember — just because somebody's in jail doesn't mean he (or she) actually did anything wrong. Especially when it comes to this jail. At the same time, we'd like to point out that none of these ladies is from Shorewood. We just don't want you to get the wrong idea.
Monday, November 14, 2011
We're not saying these guys did anything wrong, but they do look old, and they went to jail.
There's some things you've come to expect from your weekly Rogues Gallery. Tattoos, ghastly injuries, beards, Lincoln, ladies. These things haven't surprised too many people. But senior citizens? What?!? To which we ask: So what's your problem? Don't be so agist. Instead, just have an open mind about things. And enjoy this week's Rogues Gallery.