COVID-19 Q&A: Strikes, Testing, and Move-Ins

April 30, 2020 Members We have no concerns or cases here to date. It is important to us to keep in touch often with all of our members thr…

COVID-19 Q&A: First Cases and Nursing Homes

April 21, 2020 Members It is important to us to keep in touch often with all of our members throughout this pandemic. Communication, transp…

Dear Residents and Families- A Letter from our CEO

March 26, 2020 Dear Residents and Families, It is no news at all that we’re living in a great country undergoing a great challenge. Many a…

To our Birches Team and their Families

To all the members of our Birches team and to your families, Please understand and accept the pride I have in what we have together at The…

Considering Cannabis? Consider the Source.

Written by Guest Blogger Kirsten Velasco, board member of Illinois Women in Cannabis. This blog is for educational purposes only and does n…

20 years of The Birches: 5 questions with Jim Curto

As The Birches celebrates 20 years in business, CEO and Founder Jim Curto takes a look back on the past two decades and the journey of buil…

Be Resilient, Make Your Own End-of-Life Decisions

Written by Charlotte Lillquist, Birches Assisted Living's Resident BloggerSeveral weeks ago, I was asked to lead a discussion entitled “Mak…

Music: A melodic manner to awaken cherished memories

Written by Bob Kleinfelder, Birches Assisted Living resident and senior editor emeritus of The Lions Club’s LION Magazine Music—a popular f…

How to Deal with Difficult Life Transitions

Written by Bob Kleinfelder, Birches Assisted Living resident and senior editor emeritus of The Lions Club’s LION Magazine Transition: “Pass…

Moving: No Matter How Slow You Go, You’re Still Lapping Everyone on the Couch

Written by Bob Kleinfelder, Birches Assisted Living resident and senior editor emeritus of The Lions Club’s LION Magazine Moving. “Sure, I …