Ill And Aged Face Barriers To Sex, Intimacy: Part 1

Posted on August 8, 2016

By Daniel Gaitan (Life Matters Media) Sex isn’t just for the sexy. The seriously ill and aged may still enjoy a healthy sex life despite their physical limitations and scars. “When a person is diagnosed with a serious illness, we know that their priorities may suddenly change,” said Shirley Otis-Green, clinical director of consulting services for Coalition for Compassionate Care of California. “They may find that their energy lags, that their anxieties increase and certainly, they may find themselves facingRead More


“How Dementia Works” By

Posted on June 27, 2016

Hello Chicago Bridge Members, Below is a podcast from that explains several different dementias in an interesting way. It’s great for those getting into the field to give a brief overview to the various types of dementia and how much it is going to become engrossed into our lives as the population suffering from dementia increases at an astounding rate. Below is the episode summary, as well as the audio itself. I highly recommend taking a listen during lunchRead More


What is Brain Health? Laugh Lines

Posted on June 27, 2016

This past weekend members of the Chicago Bridge leadership core along with professionals from numerous aging organizations and community members joined together to engage their brains through story telling. The audience was guided through stories and memories from seven story tellers who took listeners on international adventures, humorous everyday moments and brought childhood memories to life. Each tale provided a glimpse into the storyteller’s past and taught the audience important life lessons. In between stories the host CBS’s Ryan BakerRead More


NOVEMBER CHICAGO BRIDGE EVENT: “One Couple’s Story: Reflections on a Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease”

Posted on November 6, 2015

“One Couple’s Story: Reflections on a Journey Through Alzheimer’s Disease” When:  Wednesday, November, 18th, 6 to 8 pm Where:  Alzheimer’s Association National Office, Contact Center 225 N. Michigan Avenue, 18th Floor, Chicago, IL, 60601 **Please RSVP by Monday, Monday November 16th to Madeline Schork at** For this event, we will hear from a couple whose life has been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. Ben, who is in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, and his wife Robin.  They will share with us, in their words, their experiences fromRead More


MMAI Explained: Have Questions? We’ve Got Answers

Posted on August 13, 2015

Please consider joining us for what is sure to be an interesting and educational event regarding the changes to Medicare & Medicaid for older adults. Networking + free food included! When: August 17th, 2015 Where: Chicago Dept of Family and Supportive Services (1615 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL) Complimentary Parking is available behind the building after 6:00 PM Accessible by public transportation (near Division Blue Line) Please RSVP Here:


In Case You Missed It: Death Cafe

Posted on May 28, 2015

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 agencies provide. Dan Bulf gave an overview of the history and philosophy behind Death Cafes, which are being hosted around the world to facilitate conversationsRead More


Chicago Bridge Networking March Event

Posted on March 3, 2015

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 RSVP Here We look forward to seeing you!


Save the Date: The Annual Planning Meeting!

Posted on January 15, 2015

What does 2015 hold for the Chicago Bridge?   Bring your ideas to the Annual Planning Meeting to give your input! Chicago Bridge members will brainstorm future events and share ideas on where to take the Chicago Bridge into the New Year. Please join us! Our generous sponsor, The Terraces at The Clare, will once again 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. This is sure to be another successful event! If you have never been to a Chicago Bridge meeting orRead More


How Much Does Diet Impact Cognitive Health and Behavior?

Posted on September 18, 2014

For quite some time reports have been surfacing linking diet to a variety of physical diseases. It has become commonplace to hear about the rise of digestive problems, food allergies, several types of cancers, heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure being a result of specific foods or the lack of specific foods in our diet. Increasingly research is linking several additives in food that we eat to many of the physically devastating and in often fatal diseases. Typically thereRead More


Chicago Bridge Ten Year Anniversary Recap: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going, Part I

Posted on January 19, 2014

At the end of 2013, Chicago Bridge turned 10 years old! Help celebrate this milestone by taking a look back at where we have been. Then, please join the conversation about where we are going.