February Newsletter










In the Legacy Room


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Join us February 12th for a Valentine's Social from 1:00-3:00 pm. We will have drinks, treats, and a special djembe drum session and art presentation by Andrew Sentamu from Abantu Arts Fusion. We hope you come see and listen to these beautiful drums and view some amazing works of art.​


On February 26th from 1:00-2:00 pm, Aaron from New York Life will be leading an open discussion on Understanding Long-Term Care funding options.


Beginning March 5th (4:00-5:00 pm), SLS, in partnership with AV360, will be hosting a "Sandwich Generation" support group on the first Thursday of each month. If you are raising your own children, caring for your aging parents, while holding down a career, come share and learn with us!



National Caregivers Day is observed annually on the third Friday in February.

Across the nation dedicated health care professionals serve those who require long-term or hospice care.  National Caregivers Day honors those men and women dedicated to providing these vital services.

Caregivers deliver a variety of services from personal care to medical services with compassion and professionalism.  Their days may be long and demanding, but they provide support to those who need it most.

National Caregivers Day recognizes caregivers providing quality, compassionate care every day.

Take time to thank a caregiver for their dedication and care of our loved ones.


Older adults who are angry have worse health than older adults who are sad. 

About one quarter of people age 65 and over feel clinically depressed. More than half of visits to the doctor by older adults involve complaints of emotional distress. And depression is a primary cause of decline in quality of life related to health for older adults, according to a recent study. You might assume that being sad is causing health issues in the over-65 population. However, new research published in Psychology and Aging suggests that it’s not sorrow that’s the culprit, but anger.

"As most people age, they simply cannot do the activities they once did, or they may experience the loss of a spouse or a decline in their physical mobility and they can become angry," said Meaghan A. Barlow, MA, of Concordia University, lead author of the study. "Our study showed that anger can lead to the development of chronic illnesses, whereas sadness did not.”

Read the full article below.



Groundhog Day - February 2nd

Are we in for 6 more weeks of winter? Only a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil knows for sure. Each year on Groundhog Day, people flock to Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to await the forecast of the local rodent celebrity. Originating with German settlers, who came to Pennsylvania in the 1700's and brought their seasonal superstitions with them, legend has it that if Phil sees his shadow on February 2, the winter chill will continue. Oddly, if the weather is cloudy and he doesn’t see his shadow, we can expect warmer temperatures and an early spring.

The holiday shopping season may be over, but scammers aren’t calling it quits yet. Con artists are sending phony emails and texts that look like messages from major retailers instructing you to redeem the reward points accrued during your holiday shopping. Just hit delete on these phishing messages!

(Get the full scoop below)


Scammers love to impersonate government officials. We’ve warned about con artists claiming to be from the IRSMedicare, and even the Social Security Administration. Now, add another government agency to that list: the Federal Trade Commission.

(See the details below)


Presidents Day - 2/17


If you or your loved one are in need of daily living assistance, 24 hour care, hourly care, or transportation services we are here to help. Call us for your free assessment and personal service plan that fits your needs & schedule.

Executive Director - Laurie Teator  815-354-8977

Director of Client Services - Sean Chilonga  224-716-0928

Director of Development - Eric Blum  309-261-9191