The Birches News

The Best St. Patrick’s Day Traditions from Ireland, Chicago and The Birches

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Ever wonder how St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Ireland compare to celebration…

Birches Veteran Starts a 75-year Love Story Through Letters

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Two years ago, Connie Giuntoli was packing boxes in her parents’ home when she d…

Birches Veteran Mike Meier Honored with Flight to D.C.

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Birches resident Mike Meier is a lucky man. Right when he entered active duty in…

The Birches Presents “Too Soon to Forget: The Journey of Younger Onset Alzheimer’s Disease”

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches When you think about Alzheimer’s disease, you probably picture someone in her 80…

Encore Residents Celebrate National Garden Week with Art, Gardening and Giving Back

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Residents of The Birches Assisted Living’s memory care neighborhood Encore kicke…

International “Dementia Friendly Community” Movement Sets the Pace

Written by Jim Curto, the chief executive and founder of The Birches Assisted Living Like so many good things, it came from England – and t…

Birches’ Senior Bloggers Start Assisted Living Advice Column

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches You’ve heard of “Dear Abby.” But how about “Dear Bob and Charlotte”? Since senio…

The Secret to Social Connectedness: Staying Engaged with Life

Written by Amanda Baushke, senior partnership specialist with Masterpiece Living During the month of February, Masterpiece Living partner c…

Birches Hosts Book Signing and Lecture with Cardiologist Catherine Pesek Bird

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches Cardiologist and author Catherine Pesek Bird will visit The Birches on January 1…

The Birches’ Free Program Demystifies Dementia Drug Management

Written by Jenny Smiechowski, staff writer for The Birches On November 8, The Birches will host “What Are Dementia Drugs and What Do They D…