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Smith Village holds free support group for caregivers
  Beverly area residents with family members or friends living with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia are invited to a free monthly meeting that will focus on “Taking Care of the Caregiver” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Smith Village, a continuing care retirement community, 2320 W. 113th Pl., Chicago.
  Smith Village’s memory support coordinator Diane Morgan will be joined by Carly Carney, owner of the Beverly Yoga Center, 1917 W. 103rd St., to explore ways caregivers can take care of themselves by meditating. Carney will explore the process of developing a meditation practice through visualization and breathing exercises that can lead to a feeling of inner well being.

  Before the hour-long meeting ends, Morgan and Carney will be open to questions and comments from the assembled group and light refreshments will be served. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 773-474-7300 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Grandparents raising grandchildren support group
  PLOWS Council on Aging will host a grandparents raising grandchildren support group beginning Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m., at the Palos Township office, 10802 S. Roberts Road, Palos Hills.
  Each of the 10 sessions will focus on a specific topic, including financial and legal assistance, technology skills, and self-care. Knowledgeable and experienced guest speakers will be invited to provide additional information and guidance.
  For information and registration, contact Maria or Amanda C. at PLOWS, 361-0219. Do not contact Palos Township regarding this program.

Legal clinic at PLOWS
  PLOWS will host the next monthly legal clinic presented by the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL).
  Low-income senior citizens may receive free assistance with a variety of legal matters including powers of attorney, wills, landlord/tenant issues, collections and consumer fraud.
  Appointments are necessary and may be made by contacting CDEL at 312-376-1880, Ext. 22.
Meals on Wheels
  The Evergreen Park Office of Citizens’ Services offers a Meals on Wheels program for village residents 60 years and older who are unable to prepare their own meals. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. For more information call 422-8776.

55 and Up
  Palos Hills residents 55 years and older meet from noon to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at the Palos Hills Community Center, 8455 W. 103rd St. Tickets for events must be purchased one week in advance. Entertainment includes musicians, singers, luncheons, movies, plays and bingo.
Pinochle
  The Worth Senior Pinochle club is seeking new members. Membership is free. Visit the group at the Worth Park District Terrace Centre, 11500 Beloit Ave., every Monday and Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Games begin at noon. Call 448-1181 for information.