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A Long-Awaited Meeting with the World Series Trophy for 99-year-old Cubs Fan

Libraries are generally expected to be quiet places. But Sunday morning, the Gail Borden Public Library in Elgin resounded with the strains of “Go, Cubs, Go,” as hundreds of fans, many adorned in team gear, including one wearing Cubs pajamas, lined up to have their picture taken with the World Series trophy.

More than 800 fans showed up for the chance to see the trophy up close, some of them lining up as early as 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, said Elgin police Sgt. Kevin Senne. The longest wait may have been that of Ruth Matthias, a lifelong fan who soon will turn 100. Matthias said she will take her photo with the trophy back to the Belmont Village Senior Living community in Buffalo Grove, where she will no doubt be the envy of the many fellow Cubs fans living there. Continue reading “A Long-Awaited Meeting with the World Series Trophy for 99-year-old Cubs Fan”

MD Anderson Shares Insight on Alzheimer’s Research at Belmont Village Events

MD Anderson is not just a cancer hospital. It is the home of the Neurodegeneration Consortium (NDC), a collaboration among Baylor College of Medicine, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to discover new treatments that target Alzheimer’s using the latest research. The NDC scientists, led by Dr. Jim Ray, have developed a therapeutic treatment they think could potentially slow the loss of brain cells in Alzheimer’s patients and, in theory, give them a few extra years of normal brain function. Continue reading “MD Anderson Shares Insight on Alzheimer’s Research at Belmont Village Events”

The “100 Club” at Belmont Village St. Matthews

Getting older isn’t always easy, but a group of Louisville ladies is choosing to embrace the Golden Years. They have more than a few to choose from, too. These girls are part of a very exclusive club at their living community. They’ve all celebrated at least 100 birthdays, and unofficially make up the “100 Club” at Belmont Village in St. Matthews. Continue reading “The “100 Club” at Belmont Village St. Matthews”

TIRR Memorial Hermann to utilize Belmont Village facility

Belmont Village Senior Living recently formed a collaborative agreement with TIRR Memorial Hermann, one of the top hospitals in the nation for rehabilitation.

TIRR has repurposed one of Belmont Village West University’s single-story buildings to serve as a new location for its cancer rehabilitation, lymphedema and limb-loss patients.

While convenient to Belmont Village residents who need the rehab care, TIRR’s presence also has meant more health and wellness activities for the community’s independent-living seniors.

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CALA Survey: Assisted Living Has Positive Impact on Residents’ Quality of Life

Is Assisted Living or Memory Care the right choice? Sometimes the decision to move in to an Assisted Living or Memory Care community is made amidst many challenges. But according to the results of a recent survey by the California Assisted Living Association (CALA), Assisted Living and Memory Care can help create a sense of belonging and control for residents, easing the transition and fostering quality of life. Check out the results of this survey, which focus on the real-life experiences of residents and their family members.

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Preschoolers spread cheer at Belmont Village

Children from a Chabad Burbank Preschool brought some holiday cheer to residents of the Belmont Village assisted-living facility Monday morning.

Dressed as candles, Maccabees and donuts, about 25 preschoolers performed various songs about dreidels, latkes and Hanukkah. The children sang and sometimes screamed their lyrics while the Belmont residents shook noisemakers and clapped along. Continue reading “Preschoolers spread cheer at Belmont Village”