NORTHBROOK — Amy O’Leary started her new position as executive director of Youth Services at the McLennan Center for Youth this week. She previously served as the director of Haven Youth & Family Services in Wilmette. She replaces Nancy Bloom, who officially retired after 24 years of service.
NORTHBROOK — Dr. Sheree Lipkis, a Glenview internal medicine physician and a 30-year Northbrook resident, is on the move, quite literally. Thanks to her practice’s newest piece of office equipment, Dr. Lipkis achieves fitness while making tracks on a treadmill desk which has its own room tucked in the back of her practice.
Recent headlines included the news of a caregiver accused of stealing $255,000 from the Lincolnshire man that she was supposed to be looking after. The Detectives involved in this case say that events like this one occur more frequently than anyone would like to see.
Springtime brings flowers, outdoor activities and often the start of the moving discussion in families living with seniors. The cold winter months may have led to isolation, a possible illness or many other possibilities; whatever the reason, many senior living communities see an increase in tours and moving discussions as the weather improves.
Public-Private partnerships are not new. Communities and the businesses that support them often work together to provide opportunities for their residents. In Highwood, the mayor and his wife are teaming up with a local skilled nursing facility to help create a central location where seniors can connect and engage.
HIGHLAND PARK — The grounds of Highland Park’s Ravinia Festival were teeming Sunday, April 28 with individuals and families from throughout area celebrating the Jewish United Fund’s Israel Solidarity Day.
GLENVIEW — If the grass is always greener on the other side, then Jeff Wienski of Glenview Wagner Farm has really never had to venture far for greener pastures.
Evanston roots run deeply for Mike Nekritz, the co-founder of Felicity School in Deerfield. Northwestern University gave the former Evanston resident, who now lives in Northbrook, the opportunity to meet his wife Diane, a Highland Park speech language pathologist.
Matt Morrison has been promoted as the Village of Northbrook’s new assistant Public Works director. Morrison, who reports to Kelly Hamill, director of Public Works, appreciates the team effort he witnesses daily.
“It’s a metallic green Camaro,” said Glenbrook North High School social studies teacher Jerome Hoynes of his car of choice for his work commute from Winnetka.
When a patient is admitted to the hospital today odds are great that their own primary care physician will not oversee their treatment, instead that person will meet a specialist known as a hospitalist. For some seniors, the idea of a hospitalist can be upsetting.
NORTHBROOK — It could be said that Kittie Yohe, a Northbrook artist and longtime supporter of the Glenview Art League, goes with the flow.
Communication can be the biggest challenge when living or working with someone with Alzheimer’s Disease or other dementias. Having a conversation can be frustrating both to the individual with dementia and the caregiver.
NORTHBROOK — For a guy who’s 104 years old, Max Fabian of Niles sure can hop aboard a bench like Fred Astaire did in the 1942 movie “Holiday Inn.” Bing Crosby’s character would be impressed.
The message is pretty simple to Chris Prawdzik, North Shore Youth Football Club president. Simply stated, the club is an option to in-house community youth tackle football programs in the 12 communities and high schools it serves.