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Shorewood senior community celebrates 20 years of senior living

The Timbers of Shorewood honored its 17 veterans Nov. 11 with a ceremony and gifts.

John Dixon opens gift on Veterans Day

The Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery Honor Guard bugler played taps, and cemetery representatives performed a flag-folding ceremony.

The American Legion Women’s Auxiliary of Lockport provided the gifts. The Timbers staff distributed goodie bags and crocheted poppies for the veterans.

This is just one of the many programs the Timbers hosts for its residents during the year.

The Timbers, a senior living and assisted living facility known for its varied in-home and community wide activities, celebrated its 20th anniversary Oct. 13.

Featured events through the years have included an annual “senior” prom; visits from therapy dogs; music therapy; monthly musical events (with regular appearances from Del Bergeson and his 10-piece orchestra); a walking club; paint and sips; cocktail hour; book club; Wii bowling; Tai Chi, scrapbooking; and a wide variety of special programming such as history of hats, Civil War and information for veterans.

And, of course, bingo.

Naturally, some programming has changed through the years, but one key trait has remained the same.

“What really hasn’t changed, definitely, is the family feeling of the community. Everyone here is like one big family.”

Sheila Albor, director of marketing

Most of the residents opt for independent living as opposed to assisted living even though residents come to The Timbers later in life, said Albor, who’s worked for the Timbers for 15 years. Read More in the Joliet Herald News >>

By Denise Unland – Joliet Herald News
November 18, 2022

About the Timbers of Shorewood

The Timbers of Shorewood Senior Living is a rental retirement community that provides senior independent living 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 about the Timbers of Shorewood call 815-609-0669.

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