Category Archives: Chicago Bridge Event Calendar


Chicago Bridge Networking March Event

Join us at the 2015 American Society on Aging, Aging in America Conference. Chicago Bridge will be meeting at Big Bar located at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel.

Food and drinks will be available for purchase on your own. Conference registration is not required.


When: Wednesday, March 25th, 2015
Where: Big Bar, Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel, 151 East Upper Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL
Time: 5:15-7:15pm
We look forward to seeing you!

Save the Date! Winter Social Event- December 17, 6:00 at Rush

Please Join Us for Chicago Bridge’s Winter Social Event!

 You will have an opportunity to get to know fellow Chicago Bridge members and meet the new leadership team.

 When: Wednesday, December 17, 6:00pm

Where: Rush University Medical Center, 1620 West Harrison

Tower Resource Center, Room 04527

 Pizza generously provided by Rush Health and Aging.

 Accessible by Blue and Pink lines. Parking validation is available if you drive.

 Please RSVP by Monday, December 15 by completing this RSVP FORM.

 Contact event coordinator Michelle Newman ( with any questions.

We look forward to seeing you there!


SAVE THE DATE! Music in the Park, Wednesday, July 16!

Have you been looking for an opportunity to…

Get to know fellow Bridge members?

Relax and reconnect with old friends?

Enjoy breathtaking views of the city and award winning music?

 Pack your picnic and join us for free Music in the Park!

 Chicago Bridge Summer Social Event

When: Wednesday, July 16 6:30pm

Where: Millennium Park- 201 E Randolph

(between Michigan Ave and Columbus Dr) 

 Public transportation is recommended. View a map of the event location

 We will secure a spot on the lawn for everyone to mingle and relax while George Fenton conducts his score to The Blue Planet, accompanied by scenes from the series. 

This is a potluck style and BYO event. Please RSVP by Monday, July 14 by completing this form: RSVP FORM. Your RSVP is important to make sure we can notify you about inclement weather and follow-up about event logistics.

Contact event coordinators Aloka Shah ( or Meghan Jenkins Morales ( with any questions. 

 We look forward to seeing you there!





Wednesday, June 18th from 6 to 8 pm
LocationThe Terraces at The Clare
55 E. Pearson St. (53rd Floor) 
Chicago, IL  60611

Join as we discuss the state of intergenerational programming in greater Chicagoland.Intergenerational programming bridges the gap between youth and older adults, enriching the lives of our communities.  Learn about the benefits of intergenerational programming and how to start a program at your organization!

Our generous sponsor, The Terraces at The Clare, will provide a 5-star food experience with dinner and wine provided. The event will be held on the 53rd floor with great views of the lake.

Everyone is welcome! *Please RSVP by Friday, June 13 at

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION DETAILS: Complimentary valet parking will be available at The Clare on the Rush Street entrance. The Clare is also accessible via the CTA Red Line Chicago stop, as well CTA Bus #: 3, 10, 26, 36, 66, 125, 143, 146, 147, 148, 151.

-Victoria Gregor, Director, Casa Infantil at Casa Central
-Peg Schultz, Adult Day Care Manager, Condell Day Center for Intergenerational Care
-Maureen Statland, Chair, Chicago Metro Intergenerational Committee

Questions? Please feel free to contact event coordinators Rebekah Cowing ( or Maggie Domaradzki (


Save the Date! Movie Screening & Panel Discussion, May 28, 2014

Amour Movie Screening & Panel Discussion

The May event for Chicago Bridge:

When: Wednesday, May 28 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Where: Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly

During the event we will watch the award winning film Amour followed by a panel discussion.


Jim Vanden Bosch, MA

Executive Director, Terra Nova Films, Inc.

Paula Smiles, MSW, LCSW

Social Worker, Gentiva Hospice

Christine Bertrand & Greg Borzo

Christine – Intergenerational Coordinator at Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly

Greg Borzo – Author

sharing their personal views and the perspective of a married couple

Everyone is welcome.

RSVP by 05/26/2014 to Heather via email or call 312.604.7234.


Save the Date! March 2014 Chicago Bridge Event

“No one right way: Reflections on caring for a spouse with dementia, a panel presentation.”

Wednesday, March 19th, 6 to 8 pm

Alzheimer’s Association National Office, Contact Center
225 N. Michigan Avenue, 18th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601

Please RSVP by Monday, 2/17 to Kathy Lee

At this event we will have a panel of family caregivers, who are all caring for a spouse with dementia. Mary O’Hara of Northwestern’s Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease Center will moderate the panel. The scope of the presentation will be broad, but attention will be given to how we as professionals can best serve this population of dedicated caregivers.

A big thanks to our generous sponsors, the Alzheimer’s Association, for providing the event space, and Golden Heart Senior Care Chicago, for providing food and refreshments.

Please note that a security check-in is required at the Concierge on the first floor. Allow extra time.


Monthly Chicago Bridge Event, September 29th: Walk to End Alzheimer’s Volunteering Opportunity

The 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Chicago

Sunday, September 29th

What:  Please join us for the Chicago Bridge September Event!  This month we will be volunteering our time for the Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s  — Chicago.  The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research and is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide.  Come join us in supporting this important cause by helping with the Walk coordination and cheering on the Walk participants, maybe including some of your fellow Chicago Bridge members!

Read more about the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

When:  The morning of Sunday, September 29th.  Volunteers are needed in in 4-hour shifts starting at 6:00am (6:00am – 10:00am) or 7:00am (7:00am – 11:00am).

Where:  Montrose Harbor (Montrose Avenue and Simonds Drive) in Chicago

RSVP to Laura Sutherland


June 18th Event: Have Your Needs Changed But Your Home Hasn’t? Home Safety, Modifications and Adaptive Design

Join us on Tuesday, June 18th for an informative discussion on helping people remain in their homes for as long as possible regardless of age or ability level. We will cover such topics as home safety, common home modification projects and design. Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn how you can help a client, friend or family member live safely and independently for a lifetime.

Time: 6 to 8 PM

Location: Access Living at 115 W. Chicago Ave. 4th Floor Conference Room

Food and refreshments will be sponsored by Gentle Home Services
RSVP to Elizabeth “Liz” Gould at

May 15th Event: Cultural Perspectives on Aging

Please join us for the Chicago Bridge Event on Cultural Perspectives on Aging!

When:  Wednesday, May 15, 6-8 pm, registration begins at 5:30 pm, and refreshments will be generously provided
Where:  The Kenwood of Lakeview is located at 3121 North Sheridan Road and is accessible via the 155, 149, or the 77 CTA Bus lines.  Complimentary garage parking is also available at the corner of Sheridan and Barry.
What:  Join us for an informative panel discussion with representatives from various cultural groups discussing their traditions, strengths, and challenges as they age, including:
Lincoln Park Village – Larry Reynolds
Center on Halsted – Robin Miller
Hellenic Foundation – Christina Jones, LCSW
Japanese American Service Committee – Frances Chikasawa
Indo-American Center – Dushyant Sharma
Please RSVP to Mary-Margaret Morris at or to Leah Brzezinski at
Hope to see you there!

February 27th Event: Planning for Long Term Care: Are you the Titanic or the Apollo 11?

The presenter will speak about the importance of early decision making as one ages, including a detailed perspective from the complex and at times controversial LTC insurance industry. The presentation will be relevant to Chicago Bridgers as professionals in aging and as people who are aging ourselves everyday.

  Wednesday, February 27th from 6 to 8pm

Prentice Women’s Hospital
250 E. Huron, Floor 3, Room N
Discounted parking available in the hospital parking garage. CTA bus and red line nearby
Food and refreshments provided.

*RSVP to Shannon Stone at*

Presenter Information: Ed Stone, LTCP- Regional Sales Director, Transamerica
Ed entered the insurance business in 1978 as a personal producer in life & annuity sales. He has served as an agency sales manager, regional sales manager, regional VP and national sales manager for several major insurance carriers, regional and national employee benefit and senior market brokerage firms. His professional concentration has been in DI and LTC marketing and training for the last 18 years. He is a published author of insurance sales articles and CE classes, as well as a certified CE instructor in many states. He has been a platform presenter at many local, state, regional and national insurance and accounting professional conferences on DI and LTC. In his current position as Regional Sales Director for Transamerica Long Term Care, he is responsible for all brokerage sales and management in the northern half of the United States. Ed has lived with his wife, Leslie, in Indianapolis for the past 25 years, where they were the 24/7 long term caregivers for five years to Ed’s late 96 year old father and 92 year old mother. Ed speaks with a passion and conviction for the need for Long Term Care planning at an early age.