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Jacqueline M. Sander

Jacqueline M. Sander

Jacqueline Sander is the Executive Director & Partner of The Birches Assisted Living. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health with an emphasis in Health Administration from NIU, which helped her skillfully guide The Birches community through the extreme times of the pandemic. Jacqueline is passionate about keeping up with various industry trends, advocating for and applying best practices in senior living as an active LeadingAge Assisted Living Cabinet member. She values providing an atmosphere of growth and opportunity for all individuals regardless of age or ability, being a preferred provider of quality care, and putting The Birches at the forefront of industry trends. She is proud of helping The Birches become the first certified Montessori Inspired Lifestyle community in Illinois and being an active Chamber Board Member to support small businesses and help them thrive.

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Birches Honey Raffle

Celebrating the start of Spring, we are raffling 2oz jars of our Birches' honey that was extracted last fall by our Birches' Bees. We only have enough for 40 lucky winners. All proceeds of our raffle will go towards the Richmond Education Garden & Apiary Project in Clarendon Hills.

Easter Sunday

Sunday, April 9th
If you are taking your loved one out this weekend, please let our front desk know an estimated pick up and drop off time, in advance, so we can plan operations.

Educational Event: Normal Aging vs. Dementia

Tuesday, April 11
6:30-7:30 p.m. 
Indian Prairie Library 
Registration required:

Educational Event: Connection through Effective Communication Techniques

Wednesday, April 19
6:30-7:30 p.m.
Birches' 3rd floor Activity Room
Join us for this informative program as we look at Creative Communication through a better understanding of dementia.  

Presenter: Dru Lazzara, LCSW Great Lakes Regional Director of Behavioral Health at UChicago Medicine AdventHealth  Dru will review the basics of dementia, discuss the importance of understanding behaviors as communication, and explore ways  to communicate more successfully with those  who have been diagnosed with dementia. RSVP at the Front Desk.

Birds of Prey LIVE

Thursday, April 20 at 2-3 p.m.
Birches Main Dining Room

Music Entertainment with The Country Gentlemen

Thursday, April 27
2:00pm-3:00 p.m.
Birches' Main Dining Room
Please feel free to contact Liz at if you would like to share any of your talents with our residents or if you know of a good entertainer, artist, historian or anyone that you think our residents would enjoy.