What's New in Memory Loss Research Educational Session
Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

What's New in Memory Loss Research Educational Session

Steve Satek, president and founder of Great Lakes Clinical Trials, will lead a presentation to parishioners of St. Anne Catholic Church in Barrington about the benefits of medical research and how you can help make a difference in finding a treatment and/or cure for diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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GLCT Celebrates the Longest Day by Volunteering at the Lutheran Home
Jun
21
5:00 PM17:00

GLCT Celebrates the Longest Day by Volunteering at the Lutheran Home

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, the duration of the summer solstice symbolizes the challenging journey of those living with Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers.

On the solstice, the Great Lakes Clinical Trials team will be baking bread all day with the memory support residents of the Lutheran Home. You are invited for a delicious lasagna dinner and to break bread in honor of loved ones affected by Alzheimer’s. 

$10 per person with dinner included from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Olson Center Courtyard.

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Great Lakes Clinical Trials to Join the "Healthy Well-thy and Wise" Expo in Park Ridge
May
16
9:00 AM09:00

Great Lakes Clinical Trials to Join the "Healthy Well-thy and Wise" Expo in Park Ridge

  • Park Ridge Centennial Activity Center (map)
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On Thursday, May 16th from 9am-12pm, Park Ridge Park District S.T.A.R. (Seniors Together At Recreation) is hosting the “Healthy, Well-thy, & Wise” Expo. This exciting event brings together a wide variety of information and resources that offer attendees the opportunity to enhance their well being and enjoy an active lifestyle. 

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Free Seminar: Alzheimer's Prevention and Warning Signs with Dr. Linda Rice
May
2
6:30 PM18:30

Free Seminar: Alzheimer's Prevention and Warning Signs with Dr. Linda Rice

  • Swedish Covenant Health's Women's Health Center (map)
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Join us at Swedish Covenant Health’s Women’s Health Center on Thursday, May 2nd at 6:30 p.m. as Dr. Linda Rice, a neuropsychologist with Great Lakes Clinical Trials, shares common early warning signs, the latest treatment options, and steps you can take to maintain independence with Alzheimer's disease.

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Memory Loss & Alzheimer's Research Talk at Unitarian Church of Evanston
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

Memory Loss & Alzheimer's Research Talk at Unitarian Church of Evanston

Steve Satek, President and Founder of Great Lakes Clinical Trials, will lead a complimentary educational session and Q&A regarding the latest advancements in Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss research at the Unitarian Church of Evanston.

  • When: Wednesday, April 24

  • Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

  • Where: Unitarian Church of Evanston’s Sanctuary (1330 Ridge Ave., Evanston)

Light refreshments will be provided.

Additionally, the Great Lakes team will be on hand to perform free genetic testing for the APOE (Alzheimer’s gene) via a cheek swab for attendees between 65-75 years of age.

RSVP by calling 773-275-3500 or by emailing Amber Holst at aholst@greatlakesclinicaltrials.com.

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Steve Satek to Discuss the Benefits of Medical Research Studies
Apr
18
1:00 PM13:00

Steve Satek to Discuss the Benefits of Medical Research Studies

  • First Congregational Church of Dundee (map)
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Steve Satek, President of Great Lakes Clinical Trials, will lead a presentation for members of the First Congregational Church of Dundee about the benefits of medical research and how you can help make a difference in finding a treatment and or cure for diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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The Story of Endurance
Apr
18
11:00 AM11:00

The Story of Endurance

  • Lutheran Home: Chapel of St. John (map)
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Great Lakes Clinical Trials is joining the Lutheran home in presenting the extraordinary events surrounding one of history’s greatest shipwrecks. A jaw-dropping true story of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition told by favorite author and speaker, Rochelle Pennington. This is a true account of human strife and triumph. $5 per person. Lunch included.

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Join Us at the Friend Center Memory Café
Apr
11
4:00 PM16:00

Join Us at the Friend Center Memory Café

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Join us every month for a variety of cultural programs!

Individuals with mild Alzheimer’s, related dementias and mild cognitive impairment are welcome. In order to attend, participants must be accompanied by a family member or care partner. 

April’s program is Celebrating Spring—We’ll discuss the many holidays and celebrations that Spring brings.

Led By: Michelle Stern, Rabbi & Chaplain for CJE SeniorLife

When: April 11, 2019 • 4–5 pm

Where: The Friend Center, 1601 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield

Cost Free! Space is limited. Registration Required by April 10 to Jaclyn.Abramson@cje.net or 847.236.7826

Click here to download a brochure

Sponsored by:

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Our experienced and highly trained staff is dedicated to assisting our clients with their personal daily needs while ensuring we preserve the dignity they deserve and the highest level of independence they desire.

Gentle Home Services caregivers provide more than quality assistance with daily activities, they provide companionship and a strong sense of security.  At Gentle Home Services we pride ourselves on improving the overall quality of life our clients deserve.  All from within the secure familiar surroundings they've grown to love....Their Home.

CJE SeniorLife is a non-profit eldercare provider that serves 23,000 older adults and their family members annually. For 45 years CJE SeniorLife has provided life enrichment programming, supportive resources, healthcare, research and education along a continuum of care. CJE SeniorLife provides the following additional services:

  • Your Eldercare Consultants

  • Mental Health Counseling

  • Kosher meal delivery

  • Adult Day Services

  • Assisted Living at Weinberg Community for Senior Living

  • Skilled Nursing and Short-term Rehabilitation at Lieberman Center for Health and Rehabilitation

For more information about CJE SeniorLIfe programs and services, please call 773-508-1000 or visit us online at www.cje.net

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 Parkinson’s?  You’re Kidding Me, Right?
Apr
11
11:00 AM11:00

Parkinson’s? You’re Kidding Me, Right?

  • Lutheran Home: Chapel of St. John (map)
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Author, Sheryl Jedlinski

Author, Sheryl Jedlinski

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Great Lakes Clinical Trials is joining the Lutheran Home in raising awareness about this disease.

Author Sheryl Jedlinski shares her 20-year journey with Parkinson’s disease, the funny stories and experiences of living with the disease.

Great Lakes Clinical Trials staff will be on hand to answer any questions pertaining to research studies.

$5 per person. Lunch included. For more information and to reserve your space, kindly reply to Linda Smith at (847) 368-7404.

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Church of the Holy Spirit Discussion on Depression & How to be a Friend
Mar
29
12:00 PM12:00

Church of the Holy Spirit Discussion on Depression & How to be a Friend

Millions of people in the United States suffer from moderate to severe depressive disorder, but many of them aren’t getting the help they need from their treatments. The Lutheran Home in Arlington Heights and Steve Satek of Great Lakes Clinical Trials will lead a discussion regarding the latest in research to treat MDD.

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The 31st Annual Senior Celebration Day in Arlington Heights
Mar
28
10:00 AM10:00

The 31st Annual Senior Celebration Day in Arlington Heights

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Join Great Lakes Clinical Trials at the 31st Annual Senior Celebration Day will be held on Thursday, March 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road in Arlington Heights. This popular event will offer free health screenings, informative exhibitors, superb entertainment, giveaways and more.

The celebration honors seniors and recognizes the meaningful ways they have contributed to the quality of life in the community. Great Lakes Clinical Trials will be joining the Lutheran Home, AMITA Health, Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) and the Mount Prospect Lions Club to provide free health screenings.

About 80 exhibitors will be available to answer questions and offer seniors information related to home healthcare, assisted living, and services that are provided by local government agencies, local park districts, townships, healthcare systems and senior centers.

"It's a lot of information all gathered in one place coupled with great entertainment and fun, " shared Lynndah Lahey of Wheeling Township, who serves on the Senior Celebration committee. "It is a very active, engaging event and a great opportunity to get information and make new friends."

Guests can stop by the Secretary of State table and get their I.D. or driver's license renewed.

Entertainment will be provided by the Dixieland Jazz Cats and the popular Peter Oprisko at 1 p.m. Oprisko will belt out traditional adult pop and jazz tunes. The Dixieland Jazz Cats will welcome attendees with the spirit of New Orleans, Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras.

Bingo will also make a comeback this year along with the NCH therapy dogs. Lunch for $6 (cash is preferred) will be provided by Tailgate Caterers. Guests can also visit the prize table in order to enter drawings to receive a variety of prizes provided by several donors.

Tickets to the free event are available at the District 214 Community Education office, area senior centers and park districts, Wheeling and Elk Grove Townships, or at the door on the day of the event. All are welcome to attend. For more information, please call (847) 718-7700 or visit ce.d214.org

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"What's New in Memory Loss Research" Educational Session at the Schneider Apartments
Mar
12
2:30 PM14:30

"What's New in Memory Loss Research" Educational Session at the Schneider Apartments

Memory Loss affect nearly everyone—whether we see it in our families, our friends or our community. Steve Satek, President and Founder of Great Lakes Clinical Trials, will present updates on the latest breakthroughs in Memory Loss and Alzheimer's Disease research, including a discussion of opportunities to participate in local research studies and prevention trials.

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