| Nov 12, 2012
| 1:03 PM
As the real estate market continues to improve, so do local housing options for retirees.
Just ask Joe Schmieder. He moved in February to GreenFields of Geneva, a new retirement community in the western suburb. Schmieder had lived for 41 years in a house...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 11:11 AM
One thing to know about our book club
We are the Smith Village Ladies Book Club. Smith Village is a continuing-care retirement community in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood.
In a retirement community, our conversations about the books are...
| Aug 5, 2010
| 4:36 PM
One of Italy's tastiest exports is heading for Malibu. Grom, the upscale Italian gelato chain, seems to have finished conquering New York and has turned its delicious attentions toward the West Coast. According to the company's website, Grom will arrive...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Happy Valentine's Day! On the most "romantic" day of the year, you might refer to Zagat's 2011 Los Angeles edition of "The Essential Dating & Dumping Guide" (hopefully, for the dating and not the dumping), subtitled "Restaurants & Nightspots: Where......
| Jun 17, 2011
| 4:33 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details. Steven Arroyo, one of L.A.'s most ubiquitous restaurateurs, has just opened a new taqueria called Escuela. The diminutive 25-seat restaurant will serve a rotating menu of about......
| Sep 21, 2011
Hearing aids might help increase memory, reduce anxiety and increase social interaction among dementia patients, local health experts say.
"Whether you have dementia or not, you need to hear," said Ronna Fisher, audiologist and founder and president of...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 10:15 AM
Older people who face a challenging personal situation can find emotional comfort and practical advice at local support groups.
Paul Slosar attends a support group for those caring for a relative with memory loss. The support group meets at Smith...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 3:57 AM
Chicago police shot and killed a man in the city's Beverly neighborhood who they said turned toward them with a weapon in his hand, officials said this morning.
The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Monday near West 95th and South Wood Streets,...
| Jun 8, 2012
Chicago is known for many things. But being the perfect place for stargazing isn't one of the Windy City's traits. If Audrey Fischer has her way, though, it will be.
She wants to be able to look up into the sky — even in the Loop — and see...
| Jul 6, 2012
| 9:32 AM
With people living longer and the numbers of those hitting age 55 and over increasing every day, trend awareness and flexibility are key in the senior housing market. Those who run and manage retirement communities, and especially continuing care...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 10:13 AM
The parents of a Chicago teenager who police said was killed after another Chicago teen punched him at an Indiana beach on July 4th filed a wrongful death lawsuit Wednesday against the teen accused of throwing the punch, his sister and his mother.