Every day is Mother’s Day for Karin Balsbaugh of Northfield. “Well, we’re thinking about our children and other people’s children,” she said, with a smile. We caught up with Balsbaugh at Rebuilding Together Day in Highland Park, where she joined fellow volunteers of Kenilworth Union Church.
WINNETKA — Reading has been Carly Jennings’ passion since her mother Ruth first read to her when she was young. The 11-year-old Winnetka resident began looking at Bat Mitzvah projects and last year decided to use her love of reading to provide help for another one of her passions; riding horses.
Recent headlines included the news of a caregiver accused of stealing $255,000 from the Lincolnshire man that she was supposed to be looking after. The Detectives involved in this case say that events like this one occur more frequently than anyone would like to see.
Springtime brings flowers, outdoor activities and often the start of the moving discussion in families living with seniors. The cold winter months may have led to isolation, a possible illness or many other possibilities; whatever the reason, many senior living communities see an increase in tours and moving discussions as the weather improves.
Public-Private partnerships are not new. Communities and the businesses that support them often work together to provide opportunities for their residents. In Highwood, the mayor and his wife are teaming up with a local skilled nursing facility to help create a central location where seniors can connect and engage.