Timbers of Shorewood

Accordionist Rich Stanley

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Timbers of Shorewood

AccordionRich Stanley will perform accordion favorites at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 29, in the Piano Lounge at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road. The public is invited to this free event.

Stanley started playing the accordion at age 10, and during high school, he played in wedding bands. He joined the Navy and played in the Navy Unit Band for four years as an accordionist.

Following the Navy, Stanley received a bachelor’s degree from Chicago State University and a master’s degree in Music Education from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. He taught music in the Somonauk and Lockport School districts for a total of 34 years, retiring in 2006.

“At the present time I substitute in the Plainfield high schools and sing in the church choir,” he said.

Named the 2016 Business of the Year by the Shorewood Area Chamber of Commerce, The Timbers of Shorewood is a rental retirement community that provides independent and assisted living apartments and a full schedule of activities and services. Residents whose needs may change are able to stay in the same place and receive appropriate and compassionate care. Furnished apartments are also available for short-term stays.

For more information call 815-609-0669.