Senior Star at Elmore Place

News about Senior Star at Elmore Place, located in Davenport, IA

For Release on November 15, 2011:

Joy, Giving and Friendships
Key to Beating the Holiday Blues 

Families and Friends of Senior Star Residents Will Celebrate the Holidays
at the Annual Holiday Public Open House on December 8th from 5-7pm.

(Davenport, IA) – For seniors, the holidays can be a time of mixed blessings: while the hustle and bustle of the season can bring back joyful memories of Christmases past, these memories can also be a source of depression if loved ones are not close by.

At Senior Star at Elmore Place, Davenport, the holidays are filled with the sounds of children’s laughter and song, tree decorating and eggnog by the fireplace, crafting projects like gingerbread house making, and community opportunities to see a holiday show or volunteer for others.

“The holidays here are unique and special,” says Executive Director Cathy Hughes. “Our holiday weeks are jam packed with opportunities for residents to make new friends, connect with children, create something beautiful, or enjoy an outing to see a good holiday show, concert or lights tour.

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For Release on October 31, 2011:

Alzheimer’s Experts Recognized As
Two Women Who Are Changing The World 

Dr. Maria Carrillo and Dr. Heather Snyder from the
American Alzheimer’s Association Provide the Keynote Address
at the Women Changing the World Event hosted by the Women’s Connection. 

(Davenport, IA) – Two women who oversee medical and scientific relations for the American Alzheimer’s Association were recognized as women who were “changing the world” by the Women’s Connection – a 700-member Quad City-based organization.  At a special luncheon held at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf, IA, over 200 members of the women’s organization attended to receive a complete briefing on the state of researching, understanding and treating Alzheimer’s-related dementia.

The event was underwritten by Senior Star at Elmore Place.  Senior Star has had a long-standing relationship with the American Alzheimer’s Association and has numerous corporate officers serving in local, regional and national leadership positions with the organization.

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For Release on October 17, 2011:

Remembering our Veterans:
Honor Flight Brings WW-II Sailor Full Circle

Quad City World War II Veteran to See Washington, DC for the First Time.

(Davenport, IA) – Sixty-five years ago, World War II ended on what became known as V-J Day, or Victory over Japan Day.

For lifetime Quad Citian and Navy veteran Tom Jones, 86, these past six and a half decades after the war brought what he describes as the perfect marriage, six children and “a lucky and very good life.”

Humble words for what many have described as the Greatest Generation. As President Roosevelt expressed in 1936, “To some generations, much is given; to other generations, much is asked; but to this generation of Americans, our World War II generation, they have a rendezvous with destiny.”

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For Release on September 12, 2011:

QC-Area Women Stand Up to Alzheimer’s

October Event Features Leading Alzheimer’s Researcher, Dr. Maria Carrillo.

(Davenport, IA) – Women are at the epicenter of the Alzheimer’s disease epidemic: 3.3 million American women have the disease while another 6.7 million women provide care for either a friend or loved one. By mid-century the Alzheimer’s Association estimates a total 16 million Americans will have Alzheimer’s  — a tsunami affecting women and those they love.

In October, the Quad Cities’ Women’s Connection (WC) organization’s “2011 Women Changing the World” event spotlights Dr. Maria Carrillo of the Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Carrillo has devoted her career to creating a world free of Alzheimer’s. She is the Senior Director of Medical and Scientific Relations for the Chicago-based Alzheimer’s Association, and, in her role, is leading worldwide research initiatives to find new treatments to stop, slow and prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

The event is sponsored by Senior Star at Elmore Place, a Davenport senior living community that includes one of the area’s largest memory care communities. As strong supporters of the national Alzheimer’s Association, Senior Star leadership invited Dr. Maria Carrillo to the Quad Cities for this event.

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