She’s 90-years-old, but age hasn’t stopped longtime Lincolnwood resident Bertha Gimbel from maintaining an active role in the community by serving as a trustee on the library board and teaching popular weekly knitting classes for the past nine years.
Meet 31-year-old Mitch Day, one of Lincolnwood’s newest police officers, who was officially sworn in to the police department along with fellow officer Eric Gronlund during the April 2 village board meeting.
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.