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Smith CCRCs invite caregivers, families of dementia sufferers to free memory support meetings

Nov. 1 Smith Crossing in Orland Park will hold a Q&A session and Nov. 6 a hospice care specialist from Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island will visit Smith Village in Beverly

PRLog - Oct. 30, 2012 - CHICAGO -- CONTACT
Sheila King Public Relations, 773-239-2220, smithseniorliving@skpr.net
Peg Rafferty, 773-238-2935, pegrafferty@skpr.net

   Southland families and caregivers of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia can get together with others who share their concerns at a free gathering either Thursday, Nov. 1 at Smith Crossing in Orland Park or Tuesday, Nov. 6 at Smith Village in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood. Both begin at 6:30 p.m.

The hour-long gatherings at the two continuing care retirement communities will be open to questions and comments from the assembled group, and light refreshments will be served.

Nov. 1 Smith Crossing will hold a Q&A session for its monthly meeting at 10501 Emilie Lane in Orland Park (enter at 104th Avenue and 183rd Street). Advanced reservations are required. Call 708-326-2300.

On Nov. 6 a specialist from the Hospice Care unit at Metro South Medical Center in Blue Island will join Diane Morgan, the memory support coordinator of Smith Village at 2320 W. 113th Place in Chicago. To reserve a seat, please call 773-474-7300.

About Smith Senior Living

     Smith Senior Living, a not-for-profit organization serving older adults, sponsors Smith Village in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood and Smith Crossing in Orland Park, Ill. These continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are the only ones located in the Southwest sector of metropolitan Chicago. An innovative leader in providing the finest services and care for seniors, Smith established its first community in 1924, on the same city block where Smith Village stands today.

    Both CCRCs provide spacious independent living residences, and apartments for assisted living, as well as memory support and skilled nursing care. In addition, they offer short-term rehab programs for residents and others who have had surgery or a medical incident.

     For more information about how Smith Senior Living can help seniors enjoy their retirement, contact Smith Crossing at 708-326-2300 or SmithCrossing.org and Smith Village at 773-474-7300 or SmithVillage.org.

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