Volume V| August. 2018
The Next Chapter
Well, I've made the decision for sure -- I'm going to downsize. What an ordeal moving is. It's good for me to go through this -- will only increase my empathy for other sellers. If you'd like to follow my downsizing journey, I'm going to write about it on my blog, The Next Chapter. You can find my posts at Making the Move. I'll be sharing lessons learned and helpful services I discover, as I personally make the move.

Cohousing communities help prevent social isolation
Groups are choosing to live in intentionally intergenerational communities, which emerged to strengthen social ties between aging seniors and their younger counterparts who are balancing work and family.
Upcoming Events
The Beach Boys
August 24 7:00pm
Take a trip down memory lane and hear The Beach Boys at Ravinia.

Continuing Learning Opportunities
Classes begin August 30
Lake Forest College
Community members are welcome to audit most courses offered at Lake Forest. Auditors are not required to submit a transcript. For more information go to Lake Forest College .
Rebecca Bloomfield from Jerry S. Pearlstein Insurance, Ltd. asked me to share with you the following:
"Contrary to what’s being posted on Facebook, Medicare Supplement Standard F plan is not going away in 2018 or 2019. There will be revisions in 2020, but they will not affect anyone with a Standard F plan in good standing." If you have any questions, give Rebecca a call at 847-362-8888.
Listing of Interest

Looking for something open and light? This dramatic 3BR/2.1BA contemporary is currently for rent, but homeowners would consider purchase as well. Wonderful Sherwood Forest area of Highland Park. Move in and enjoy!
Service Spotlight
I'd like to introduce you to Barbara Traycee of Traycee Home Care . Barbara has built a team of caregivers for senior care, nannies and other domestic services. All of her employees are vetted. Looking for someone to help in your home, give Barbara a call at 847-432-5190.
Worth Reading
"...Members of the baby boom generation, especially those 55 to 64 years old, are less socially engaged than people the same age 20 years ago, according to researchers at the Stanford Center on Longevity..."

Let's Talk
I'd like to keep this newsletter fresh with guest authors and YOUR ideas for topics of discussion. If you'd like to contribute or provide information about an event, service provider, etc. or if you'd like to be a guest author for The Next Chapter blog - please give me a call at 847-691-1111 or email me .