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March meetings at 2 Smith CCRCs focus on concerns of caregivers, families of people with dementia

CONTACT Sheila King Public Relations, 773-239-2220, smithseniorliving@skpr.net or Peg Rafferty, 773-238-2935, pegrafferty@skpr.net

Feb. 18, 2013 - PRLog -- Caregivers or family members of a senior living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will be able to learn valuable solutions at two free support groups being held on Thursday, March 7 at Smith Crossing in Orland Park and Tuesday, March 12 at Smith Village in Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood.  

The hour-long meetings at the continuing care retirement communities both begin at 6:30 p.m. and are open to the public. Before the meetings end, light refreshments will be served.

On March 7, Smith Crossing at 10501 Emilie Lane in Orland Park (enter at 104th Avenue and  183rd Street) will hold a Q&A session led by social service director Amy Majcina and resident service director Katie Liston. The two said topics likely to come up include how to communicate with your loved one, what to do if they start “sundowning” and how to know if they are in pain. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling 708-326-2300.

At the March 12 meeting at Smith Village, 2320 W. 113th Place in Chicago, social service director Tom Zarzycki will screen the movie “He Is Doing This to Spite Me.” The film is a journey of the paths taken by several caregivers and how they deal with their loved ones. To reserve a seat, please call 773-474-7300 or respond online at SmithVillage.org.

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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