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In Case You Missed It: October Volunteer Event with HOME

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On Wednesday October 21, Chicago Bridge hosted a volunteer event with Housing Opportunities and Maintenance for the Elderly (H.O.M.E.) in the Pat Crowley House. The house accommodates 12 seniors who need assistance with daily living tasks, four resident assistants, and one family an intergenerational community. The event was coordinated by Paula Plathe and Anne West […]

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In Case You Missed It: Death Cafe

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On Wednesday May 20th, Chicago Bridge hosted a Death Cafe at the Replogle Center in downtown Chicago. The event was coordinated by Grace Thornton and Dan Bulf. Elise Magers of the Replogle Center (location host) and Lydia Morris from Gentle Home Care (our generous food sponsor) gave a brief presentations about the services that their […]

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In Case You Missed It: Movie Showing at Lieberman Center

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On Wednesday 2/18, The Chicago Bridge gathered for an event at Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Skokie.  After informal networking and dinner, the group viewed part of the film, “Still Mine,” which depicted a couple in their 80’s living in rural Nova Scotia.  The wife had dementia and in order to honor her […]

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In Case You Missed It: Annual Planning Meeting

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We had an excellent group of Chicago Bridge members in attendance at our Annual Planning Meeting at The Clare on 1/21/2015. New members of The Chicago Bridge leadership team were introduced by their predecessors and everyone in attendance had the opportunity to network while enjoying a 5 star dining experience. Many great ideas were brainstormed […]

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In Case You Missed It: Still Alice Book Discussion

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A group of Chicago Bridge members gathered at Chicagoland Methodist Senior Services to eat dinner and discuss “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova on 11/19/14. This group included some members who had read the book years ago and others who had just read it over the weekend.  It was an intimate discussion about the character Alice […]

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In Case You Missed It: September Volunteer Event, Paint-a-thon

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On Saturday, September 13th, a Chicago Bridge team of 9 volunteers participated in the 27th annual community Paint-A-Thon in North/Northwest Suburban Chicago. Paint-A-Thon serves 10 townships: Barrington, Elk Grove, Hanover, Maine, New Trier, Niles, Northfield, Palatine, Schaumburg, and Wheeling Townships. This was the first year Chicago Bridge participated in the Paint-A-Thon event. . The community […]

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In Case You Missed It: August Death with Dignity Event

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On August 20th, Chicago Bridge hosted an event which addressed possibly one of the next social issues of our time, Death with Dignity. The panelists touched a variety of topics concerning death with dignity in terms of its social, cultural, legal, emotional, spiritual, and structural implications. Encompassing a variety of perspectives and experiences, our panelists […]

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In Case You Missed It: Chicago Bridge Summer Social, July 16th 2014

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On Wednesday July 16th, an estimate of 15 Chicago members attended the 2014 Summer Music in the Park program. The event was a potluck and the members enjoyed a free concert that featured George Fenton. He conducted his music to the Blue Planet that illustrated underwater pictures throughout the program. Due to the crowd, Chicago […]

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In Case You Missed It: June 2014 Event, Intergenerational Programming

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The Chicago Bridge June event “Intergenerational Programming” took place at The Terraces at The Clare on June 18th from 6 to 8 pm.   Coordinated by Bridge members Rebekah Cowing and Maggie Domaradzki, the event included dinner and drinks and a panel discussion.  The panelists included Victoria Gregor, Director, Casa Infantil at Casa Central; Peg Schuetz, […]