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Smith CCRCs hold free support groups in May for caregivers, family, friends of seniors with dementia

May 6 at Smith Village in Chicago, May 8 at Smith Crossing in Orland Park

PRLog - May 1, 2014 - CHICAGO -- Residents of Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood and the Orland Park area who take care of seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia will be able to get free advice from experts at meetings next month at Smith Crossing and Smith Village, both of which are continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs).

     The hour-long gatherings begin at 6:30 p.m and are open to questions and comments from the audience. Before ending, light refreshments are served.

     Tuesday, May 6, Smith Village’s memory support coordinator Diane Morgan will be showing a short video clip, “Inside Looking Out,” which demonstrates how people with early Alzheimer’s cope with receiving their diagnosis and look ahead to the challenges that they will face. Smith Village is at 2320 W. 113th Place in Chicago. To reserve a seat, please call 773-474-7300 or send an email to familyandfriends@smithvillage.org.

     On Thursday, May 8, Florence Osisanya, a PharmD Candidate from Chicago State University College of Pharmacy, will join Smith Crossing’s resident services director Katie Liston and social services director AmyMajcinato explain the role pharmacists play in the life of the caregiver. For one, they are available to offer medications and other services to minimize or reduce unmet care needs. Smith Crossing is at 10501 Emilie Lane in Orland Park (enter at 104th Avenue and 183rd Street). To reserve a place, please call 708-326-2300 or send an email to familyandfriends@smithcrossing.org.

About Smith Senior Living

     Smith Senior Living, a not-for-profit organization serving older adults, sponsors the only CCRCs 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 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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