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Respect Your Elders: Stan Lee »

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Longtime cartoonist Stan Lee (born December 28, 1922) is this week’s #RespectYourElders feature. Since the 1950s, he has created many of America’s most beloved superheroes for Marvel Comics, including Spider-Man and the X-Men. He is one of the mos...  

National Healthcare Decisions Day: Why Making End-of-Life Decisions Now Will Help You Later »

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In the event of an emergency, do your loved ones know how you would want to be treated? Is there a legal record of your wishes? April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day, a day dedicated to advanced planning for difficult healthcare situation...  

Respect Your Elders: Gene Wilder »

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Gene Wilder (born June 11, 1933) is this week’s #RespectYourElder feature. Wilder has received critical acclaim for his roles in Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Blazing Saddles, and Silver Streak. Originally born Jerome Silberman in Mil...  

How Pets Improve the Lives of Seniors »

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If you’ve ever woken up to a dog’s cold, wet nose in your face, then you know true happiness. Now, the happiness may not be radiating from you. You’re probably not thrilled to find that nose right there. But the dog? Boy is that dog happy just to...  

Music & Memory: Improving Quality of Life for People with Dementia »

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An older woman lay in bed, unresponsive. Her eyes were glazed over. She lacked movement. Her husband, sitting next to her in a wheelchair, was unsure of what to do. Most people would be unsure of what to do. The woman was residing at Wesley Place...  

Respect Your Elders: Beverly Cleary »

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Beverly Cleary (born April 12, 1916) is this week’s #RespectYourElders feature. Over 91 million copies of Cleary’s books have been sold worldwide, in 20 languages. Cleary began publishing classics including Henry Huggins and Beezus and Ramona in ...  

Three Activities With Mental Health Benefits for Older Adults »

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Art can be an engaging and liberating experience for people of all ages, but it can have an especially significant impact on the lives of older adults. According to the Creativity and Aging Study, which monitors the effects that art has on older a...  

Celebrating Volunteers Who Give Back to Older Adults »

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At Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services (CMSS), we’re always looking for new ways to bring joy to our residents and celebrate our volunteers, and recently, we’ve had two notable occasions to do both at Wesley Place. Take a look: Bringing Spring ...  

Respect Your Elders: Ennio Morricone »

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Ennio Morricone (born November 10, 1928) is this week’s #RespectYourElders feature. Ennio Morricone is an Italian composer, orchestrator, and conductor who has composed over 500 different works for movies and television. He is most well known for...  

Respect Your Elders: Geraldine Ferraro »

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Geraldine Ferraro (August 26, 1935 - March 26, 2011), the first female vice presidential candidate for any major American political party is this week’s #RespectYourElders feature. Vide presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro with presidential...