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Use the following articles and guides to help you make an informed decision. Please contact your Community Resource Consultant if you have questions.


Common Solutions to Improve Your Home Access 

Presented by Jim Whittington, Marketing Director/Accessibility Specialist, Extended Home Living Services Inc./Lifeway Mobility (EHLS)

COVID and the Law 

Presented by Patrick Kenneally , McHenry County State's Attorney at Elderwerks Senior Fair 2020. After the COVID-19 pandemic was declared, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker issued a series of executive orders to slow the spread of the virus and prevent overload of the state’s health care system. These orders limited the size of public gatherings, suspended certain laws and agency operations, closed schools and nonessential businesses, and ordered residents to stay at home. Where do these executive powers come from and what is and isn’t allowed?

Staying Connected to an Aging Relative 

Benjamin Surmi, Social Gerontologist, MsG, Director of People & Culture at Koelsch Communities for Elderwerks Senior Fair. Now, more than ever, anyone serving seniors must understand how to embed video conversation into everyday life. And, while picking up a tablet and installing Skype may seem like the best choice, innovations available today are often easier to use, include accessibility solutions, and expand video-chat for in-home use with people living with dementia. Join us as we explore the evidence for video chat, discover the range of tools at our fingertips, and take away 7 key strategies regardless of the tools we choose.

Medical Lending Closet Lists of Providers Requires Adobe Reader

Do you need a cane, walker or wheelchair? Would you like to borrow one? Please check out the list provided to find your local lending closet.

Technology Helping Seniors Stay Connected 

Technology is helping seniors connect to the world. It’s impacting the way they live their lives and how they communicate with loved ones.

Home Safety for Seniors: Safety Solutions for Independent Seniors 

As a senior citizen, you have a variety of housing options available to meet your needs. Active and independent older adults sometimes choose to live in adult retirement communities that provide recreational and social activities, while seniors who might need some extra help at home may benefit from assisted living facilities.

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