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Sep
26
Thu
OFPD Coffee & Conversation addresses power of Music in addressing Alzheimers and dementia @ Orland Fire Protection District Headquarters
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
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OFPD Coffee & Conversation addresses power of Music in addressing Alzheimers and dementia

The Orland Fire Protection District (OFPD) will focus on the challenges of Alzheimers at its next public “Coffee & Conversation” community meeting on Thursday, September 26, 2019.

Research has shown that Music has a powerful impact on memory and can be used to address the debilitating impact of Alzheimers and dementia among seniors.

The Coffee & Conversation meetings are held each month from 10 am until 12 noon, with refreshments and snacks. Co-sponsored by Aishling Companion Home Care, the Coffee & Conversation meetings are open and free to residents of the Orland Fire Protection Distirct only.

CERT trainees take instruction from Lt. Bill Leddin and Engineer Tom Rafferty on how to properly apply a tourniquet to an injured limb in a 2016 training. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

The Orland Fire Protection District offers a wide range of programs for the public, from senior care and information Coffees to emergency training for the public. Visit the OFPD website at www.OrlandFire.org for more information. Photo courtesy of the Orland Fire Protection District

Aishling will discuss “The Music & Memory” program which has been proven time and time again to take seniors with Dementia and/or Alzheimer’s from a non-responsive state and re-engage them with the world.

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Research has shown that music helps those with a failing memory, sponsors said.


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Sep
27
Fri
Quad Cities BalloonFest Sept. 27-29 @ East Moline, Illinois
Sep 27 – Sep 29 all-day
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Quad Cities BalloonFest Sept. 27-29

Red, yellow and orange-hued leaves aren’t the only colors to view in Western Illinois’ skies this fall.

At East Moline’s annual Quad Cities Balloon Fest, a full array of hot air balloons take off throughout the weekend and glow high above the town after dark.

Admission is free to the event and food vendors are available. $10 wristbands per child can be purchased for the children’s area. Tethered balloon rides are $15, and you must be 3 feet tall to take a tethered balloon ride. Gates open at 4 p.m. and balloon launch is at 5:15 p.m. Tethered balloon rides begin after the launch, and the Balloon Glow takes place between 6:45 and 7:15 p.m. Please note, full balloon rides are not offered during the event and all activities are weather dependent.

Balloons ready for flight and display, lighting up the Harvard countryside with their hot air flames. Photo courtesy Ray Hanania

Balloons ready for flight and display, lighting up the countryside with their hot air flames. Photo courtesy Ray Hanania (Photo shows balloons from the Harvard Illinois Baloonfest 2018)

Get more information by visiting the BalloonFest website by clicking here.

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Oct
19
Sat
Recorder Moody hosts Veterans Family FunFest Oct. 19 @ Malcolm X College
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
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Cook County Recorder Moody hosts Veterans Family FunFest Oct. 19

Cook County Recorder of Deeds Office will again partner with the Cook County Department of Veteran’s Affairs – Bureau of Administration, the Allen J. Lynch Medal of Honor Veterans Assistance Program, Malcolm X College, Chicago Veterans, Forest Park Veterans Center and Veteran One Stop Shop LLC to host our Third Annual Military and Veterans Signature Event entitled CCRD Military and Veterans Family Fun Festival.

This is a FREE event designed to honor our servicemen/women, provide services, offer career opportunities, fun, food, games and activities for the whole family. The event will be held at Malcolm X College, 1900 West Van Buren Street, Chicago, IL on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 10am to 3pm. Please see attached flyer.

“As public officials and servants, we have an obligation to all citizens to provide the services and programs they need; so, during this special time, we want to give our servicemen/women bridges to success and meet the needs of the families. Oftentimes, although services and/or programs are provided to them, their families are often neglected and overlooked and their needs go unmet,” said Cook County Recorder of Deeds Edward M. Moody.

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“We recognize that family is an important component of their existence and want to bind them together for some fun and relaxation, and provide them with services too. At this year’s CCRD Signature Veteran’s event we are creating an atmosphere where they can bind and escape some of the daily stress they may be facing, have fun and still have the opportunity to seek services. Your support as we continue to provide bridges to their overall success would be appreciated.”

Moody asked members of the public and governments to circulate the information to reach as many veteran san veterans’ families as possible.

“If you could please include this event in any constituent communications you may disseminate in your respective communities prior to October 10, 2019, it would be greatly appreciated,” Moody said.

For questions or concerns, please contact Robin Staggers, Special Assistant to the Recorder for Community Affairs at 312-603-3974 or via email at robin.staggers@cookcountyil.gov or you can contact Brian Cross, our Coordinator of Veterans Services, at 312-603-5788 or brian.cross@cookcountyil.gov.


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