by Jean I. Anderson | How do you find your voice if it’s been stilled by screaming, hushed by abuse, threats, or self-doubt, inaudible because of tears, or disregarded and ignored? You find it when someone is listening, someone is asking questions about your questions.
by Jean I. Anderson | I just completed an eight-hour driver safety class sponsored by AARP. The focus of the class is change. It’s the key word, probably in all of life. We change as we age, and the roads have changed, too.
by Jean I. Anderson | I like to explore resale shops, not only for bargains but for the imagined stories behind each donation. At the Family Tree Resale Shop, I discovered a new and worthy concept for bargain hunting and donating …
by Helene Wineberg | Most of the discontent about the senior housing project planned for the former Ravenswood Hospital site is about parking issues. We think this issue can be resolved.
by Jeff Robison | We’re more likely during the holidays to check up on our older neighbors and other seniors who are important to us. But times of need are neither predictable nor convenient. Here’s a checklist to help us all become better guardians year-round.
A community meeting will be held Wednesday on the proposal to convert 4501 North Winchester Ave., the site of the former Ravenswood Hospital, into 74 senior affordable housing units and a supportive living facility with 120 units.
by Jeff Robison | A local real estate development team wants to help address housing and lifestyle challenges older residents will face in coming years by converting underutilized parish buildings into senior residences.
by Dara Salk | The Attorney General’s Office has put together a handy tip sheet on how to avoid scams and consumer fraud.
Good things come to those who work for change! The Crosstown Bus Coalition, comprised of North and South Siders, successfully advocated for the return of both the #11 bus and the #31 bus. Both routes will return in the Spring, but it’s only a pilot project for now. Still, we’re celebrating!
by Dara Salk | Friendship Pet Food Pantry is entering its third year, and we have lots of news to share — including how you can help community pets stay with their families and out of shelters.