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On Wednesday, October 11, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills will host a presentation titled “Creating Meaningful Moments for Someone with Dementia" led by certified recreational therapist and certified dementia practitioner Rachelle Blough. - October 11, 2017
The Birches Assisted Living’s “Team Birches” participated in the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s for the 16th year in a row on Sunday, joining more than 1,800 walkers from Chicago’s western suburbs. Walkers began at North Central College’s... - September 24, 2017
On September 13, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. is hosting a free presentation called “An Overview of Parkinson’s Disease.” - September 10, 2017
Residents of The Birches Assisted Living's memory care neighborhood, Encore, painted a mural inspired by Vincent van Gogh's Sunflowers. - September 08, 2017
The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. is participating in a month-long healthy living campaign called Movement Matters, which kicks off September 3. - September 03, 2017
Birches Assisted Living residents painted a four-paneled mural with abstract artist Monica Bassett. - August 19, 2017
The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. hosts a monthly group for caregivers, where they hang out, relax and share caregiving tips. - August 16, 2017
Residents from the Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. bonded over The Beatles at a recent family night. - July 22, 2017
On March 16, the pond at The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills is going green for St. Patrick's Day—just like the Chicago River—thanks to the Butler family, the family who has been dyeing the Chicago River green for the past 55 years. - March 16, 2017
The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. is challenging the idea that your older years are only a time for mental and physical decline by participating in a successful aging campaign called “Living It!” throughout the month of February. The four-week “Living It!”... - February 04, 2017
The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. hosted a Certified Dementia Practitioner (CDP) training seminar. - December 01, 2016
Birches Assisted Living resident Tom Donnelly helped create a recycling program at his new community. - November 18, 2016
The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. celebrated Active Aging Week from September 25 to October 1. - September 30, 2016
On September 18, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. participated in the Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's for the 15th consecutive year. - September 27, 2016
This fall, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. is hosting a three-part dementia education series for caregivers and a caregiver support group. - September 26, 2016
Musician Rick Pickren performed "Songs of the Singing Cowboys" for The Birches Assisted Living's "Wild West Week." - September 03, 2016
Claire Sacchetti, a resident of The Birches Assisted Living's memory care neighborhood, recently started playing Pokémon Go. - August 19, 2016
On August 3, residents of The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. took a trip to Wrigley Field to watch the Chicago Cubs face off against the Miami Marlins. - August 11, 2016
Residents of the Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. were treated to a special musical performance by the Bethlehem Woods Chimers on July 27. - August 05, 2016
Residents and associates of The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. were transported to the Hawaiian Islands on July 24 for the Birches’ 15th annual summer luau. The luau has become a summer staple at The Birches because it gives everyone in The Birches community an opportunity to... - July 29, 2016
Residents of The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. recently shared wedding photos and memories with one another. - July 22, 2016
Birches Assisted Living resident Dorothy Reip reflects on her 15 years as a hospice volunteer. - July 08, 2016
Residents of The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. got into the rhythm of summer on June 23 during a drum circle that ushered in the new season. Professional drummer, Tim Wilsey led the circle and provided each resident with homemade percussion instruments, including drums made from coffee... - July 02, 2016
On June 15, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. kicked off summer with its second annual Daisy-Q - a backyard barbecue celebrating the history of Clarendon Hills. Birches residents, associates and Clarendon Hills community members attended the event in The Birches’ outdoor courtyard,... - June 19, 2016
The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. hosted a “Senior” Prom that had a dance floor, DJ, photo area, corsages and everything else you’d expect at a high school dance, with just one notable difference—the guests had a bit more life experience under their belt. - June 09, 2016
The Birches Assisted Living took part in a month-long campaign called “Movement Matters,” which was created by the healthy aging organization Masterpiece Living to encourage everyone to move more often and with a greater sense of purpose. - May 29, 2016
Bill Buckley, a resident of The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. and World War II veteran, took his first trip to Washington D.C. with the Honor Flight Network —a nonprofit organization that transports veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials honoring their service. - May 25, 2016
The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. is keeping its entertainment lineup all in the family, so to speak. That’s because on May 11, The Birches welcomed a group of musical entertainers with an unusual connection to The Birches— one of the members is the grandson of a resident. Birches... - May 15, 2016
The Birches Assisted Living's therapy chickens received a formal welcome party hosted by The Birches’ memory care neighborhood on April 28. - May 01, 2016
On April 20, Occupational Therapist and Dementia Specialist Caroline Copeland shared home safety secrets in a presentation at The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. - April 27, 2016
On April 15, the Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. received a visit from one of the most powerful and widely known women in history—Cleopatra. - April 22, 2016
Residents and associates of The Birches Assisted Living took a trip around the world this week without ever leaving their community in Clarendon Hills, Ill. thanks to The Birches’ third annual International Week celebration. International Week, which ran from April 3- 9, was The Birches way of... - April 10, 2016
On March 18, residents of The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. got in touch with their creative side during a tile art workshop led by art instructor Lorna Nelson. The simple art project only required colored tissue paper, glue and a tile. Depending on how creative residents felt like... - March 24, 2016
The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. became part of a Chicago St. Patrick’s Day tradition that’s over a half century old this year, when members of the Butler and Rowan families, who have dyed the Chicago River Green since 1962, dyed The Birches’ pond green. Mike Butler,... - March 20, 2016
On March 23, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. is hosting a free dementia education event, which will include breakfast, a presentation by dementia expert Dan Kuhn and a tour of The Birches community. The event titled “The New and Old Culture of Dementia Care” will provide... - March 18, 2016
To provide information and support to those caring for a loved one with dementia, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. is hosting a dementia educational series, which will take place one Wednesday per month from March until May. Each presentation in the series will run from 7 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at The Birches Assisted Living, 215 55th St. Clarendon Hills. - March 11, 2016
Tina Stasukewicz, the director of nursing at The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill., has a passion for solving problems and helping patients. - March 09, 2016
As part of the month-long successful aging initiative “Living It!,” residents and staff of The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. got in touch with their spiritual side during the last week of February. The “Living It!” campaign encourages participants to try new... - February 28, 2016
On February 18, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. celebrated American Heart Month with a presentation on heart healthy eating from dietitian Linda Graham. Heart disease is one of the leading cause of death in the United States, and, according to Graham, February is the perfect time... - February 24, 2016
Residents and staff of The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. are embracing physical fitness this week as part of The Birches’ “Living It!” campaign. The “Living It!” campaign, which lasts four weeks, encourages participants to focus on one component of successful... - February 18, 2016
On February 12, Birches residents came together for milkshakes and music during the Birches Assisted Living’s first 1950s-themed Sock Hop. The Sock Hop was headlined by singer Kym Frankovelgia, who performed songs from artists like Andy Williams, Pat Boone and Dean Martin, as well as classic songs... - February 17, 2016
With the second week of the “Living It!” campaign underway, the Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. is getting super social with Super Bowl parties, Mardi Gras parades and 1950s-themed Sock Hops. - February 12, 2016
The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. is promoting intellectual health and wellness this week as part of its “Living It!” campaign, a four-week initiative that encourages participants to try new activities in order to age more successfully. Research shows that mental stimulation... - February 04, 2016
The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. is living life to the fullest and embracing new pursuits this February as part of the four-week “Living It!” campaign. The “Living It!” campaign, which was created by the successful aging organization Masterpiece Living, focuses... - January 31, 2016
Violinist Henrik Karapetyan performed at the Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. on December 19, delivering captivating renditions of classical, folk and Christmas compositions. Henrik performs at The Birches several times a year and usually ends the year with a stunning Christmas performance... - December 25, 2015
After completing its first season of keeping bees and harvesting honey, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. is hosting a honey tasting on December 10 for staff and residents that will include honey from The Birches, the Lisle Park District, the Bolingbrook Park District and the Birches’... - December 10, 2015
Residents and staff at The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill. gave back to the community throughout the month of November by participating in two fundraisers and creating blankets for children in need through the Linus Project. - December 01, 2015
At the Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, Ill., residents are learning new methods for handling stress through the month-long program “Breathe: A Stress Resilience Plan by Masterpiece Living.” - November 26, 2015
Pianist Pat Woods performs his repertoire of Broadway show tunes and movie tunes from the 1950s and 60s monthly at The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills, as well as many other assisted and independent living communities in suburban Chicagoland. - November 11, 2015
From September 28 to October 3, The Birches Assisted Living in Clarendon Hills is celebrating Active Aging Week with activities and events that encourage Birches residents and associates to stay vibrant and adventurous no matter what their age. The Birches’ theme for Active Aging Week 2015 is... - October 01, 2015
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