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August 14: Daughterhood Circle-Chicago

    1. Start:
    2. 08/14/2018 at 7:00 pm
    1. End:
    2. 08/14/2018 at 8:00 pm
    1. Location:
    2. The Birches
    1. Description:
    2.  Daughterhood Circles are small groups who get together regularly to hang out, relax, and help each other navigate caring for their aging parents.  

      Loving daughters of members at The Birches are starting this circle of support for the greater community, and those who are interested in developing this circle of support are welcomed to join us!  At this time circles are meeting here at The Birches but meeting times/places may change depending on the groups' preferences (website will always reflect current location).  

      RSVP your interest to our front desk at 630-789-1135 and we look forward to seeing you!

      Join the blog newsletter at daughterhood.org  

September 12: "Too Soon to Forget" Documentary

    1. Start:
    2. 09/12/2018 at 6:00 pm
    1. End:
    2. 09/12/2018 at 7:30 pm
    1. Location:
    2. The Birches
    1. Description:
    2.  “Too Soon to Forget” Documentary Viewing- Susan Frick, LSW

      Living with Alzheimer’s disease is a challenge, changing life for the person with the disease and their family. But what if the person diagnosed with Alzheimer’s is in his or her early 60s, 50s or even younger? Though the exact number of people with younger onset Alzheimer’s is unknown, the impact of living with Alzheimer’s in midlife is great. The lack of information and support for younger onset Alzheimer’s leaves many families feeling misunderstood and disregarded. Through the stories of nine families, this documentary begins a national conversation that encourages awareness, understanding and acceptance for everyone affected by younger onset Alzheimer’s.

      RSVP required due to limited space. 

    1. Attachment:
    2. Fall 2018 Flyer

October 25: A Discussion of Advanced Directives

    1. Start:
    2. 10/25/2018 at 7:00 pm
    1. End:
    2. 10/25/2018 at 8:00 pm
    1. Location:
    2. The Birches
    1. Description:
    2.  A Discussion of Advanced Directives- What Families Need to Know
       Dr. Ahmed Nazimuddin & Rachael Telleen

      Dr. Nazimuddin, visiting physician from Midwest Geriatrics, and Rachael Telleen, a member of the POLST Executive Team, will discuss advanced directives in depth. They will detail the POLST (Practitioner Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment), which replaced the DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) order a few years ago. They will also discuss the powers and limits of Power of Attorney (POA) documents.

      RSVP required due to limited space.

    1. Attachment:
    2. Birches' Fall Flyer 2018

November 07: How to Best Spend the Holidays with a Person with Dementia

    1. Start:
    2. 11/07/2018 at 7:00 pm
    1. End:
    2. 11/07/2018 at 8:00 pm
    1. Location:
    2. The Birches
    1. Description:
    2.  How to Best Spend the Holidays with a Person with Dementia- Dan Kuhn, LCSW

      Dan Kuhn, a social worker and renowned dementia expert, will discuss how a person living with dementia (PWD) experiences the holiday season differently. He will confront common myths about what the holiday season should look like. He will also discuss tactics for making the holiday season more pleasant and comfortable for your loved one with dementia, which will ultimately make it less stressful for the whole family!

      RSVP required due to limited space.

    1. Attachment:
    2. Birches' Fall Educational Series 2018