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Giving Back to the Naperville Community

Good Afternoon Seniors Today Guests and Team!

The Seniors Today episode you so kindly participated in "Oh My Aching Back" is now live - via on-demand video here: Seniors Today. From this page, you can share the episode on social media or grab the embed code to post it to a website. Just click on the airplane symbol in the top right of your video.

The episode premiers tomorrow night at 7:00 pm on Channel 17 in Naperville (on Comcast & WOW!) and via simulcast at https://www.nctv17.com/simulcast-schedule/ at the same time, it airs on the channel.

The episode can also be listened to as a Podcast.

Thank you for being a part of this fantastic episode. It was truly an honor to work with all of you!

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AgeGuide is partnering with GetSetUp, an online interactive community for older adults, to allow older adults the ability to take virtual classes relating to different interests, skills and social activities. Don't think you have the skills? GetSetUp offers a variety of classes to learn the technology needed to use platforms such as smart devices, Zoom and so much more! Don't wait! Register today for this FREE learning platform available to older adults living in AgeGuide's eight-county service area through Feb. 28, 2022. All you need to do is fill out the form and you will be all set! Get Started Taking Classes.


Memory Café Starting in Naperville

A Memory Café is a social gathering for individuals living with dementia and their care partners (spouses, children, friends and professional caregivers). Memory Cafés are not a form of respite care. Instead, they offer a place where both caregiver and care recipient can socialize together and connect with others in similar situations. Activities at these events will vary, including education, music, dancing and arts. All will offer socialization. We will meet monthly at the Naperville Public Library, 95th Street branch, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive. Our next Café will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16. Please join us for this free event. The Memory Café is sponsored by the Naperville Senior Task Force and Dementia Friendly Naperville. For more information, contact Lisa Kirchner at (630) 710-7502.


DuPage Senior Citizens Council Volunteer Opportunities Available

As a proud member of the Board at the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, Dennise Vaughn, Administrator at Homewatch Caregivers, shared, “It is so great to see how many people in our community want to help our seniors stay safe in their homes. All the volunteering really makes a difference.” If you are interested in volunteering or need some assistance, please check out some of the services offered.

Yard Clean-ups

This service will be offered to seniors during three weekends: October 23-24, November 6-7, and November 13-14. Our aim is to help assist local seniors in cleaning up their yards! Bags and stickers will be provided for this service. Clean-ups can be done with a group of people or just yourself. All work done to a senior's house must be done at ground level; no ladders or step stools will be needed. We do ask that volunteers bring their own rakes and lawn gloves.

Friendly Phone Calls

Our Friendly Phone Call Program started during COVID as a way of replacing our Friendly Visits Program. Although we cannot enter a senior's home, we still can make sure our seniors have a volunteer to talk with during these uncertain times. The main goal of this program is to provide a senior with regular conversation, socialization and connection, positively impacting the senior's life. We hope that making these calls will brighten up your day as much as it does for the senior on the other end of the line. This program allows you to volunteer from anywhere! Calls can be made after work and on the weekends.

If you are interested in volunteering to provide either service listed above, please visit https://www.dupageseniorcouncil.org/volunteering/.


Free Car Care Safety Clinic

The Naperville Homewatch Caregivers team is proud to host a free car care safety clinic for seniors!

Click HERE to see the full details!


"Do Good" Volunteer and Job Fair

Homewatch CareGivers was a proud sponsor of the “Do Good” Volunteer and Job Fair. The event provided opportunities for people looking to become a volunteer or to do very meaningful work being a caregiver for older people. Dennise Vaughn, Administrator of Homewatch Caregivers shared, “It was amazing to see how many people are looking for ways to give back to our community. Everyone was so interested in helping others!"

Click HERE to see how the event turned out!


Hear about upcoming events with our partners!

"Staying Home, Staying Safe?" is now live - via on-demand video here: Seniors Today. You can watch each individual segment or the full episode by selecting the "Watch Latest Episode" button in the header at the top of the page. From this page, you can share your interview on social media or grab the embed code to post it to your website. Just click on the airplane symbol in the top right of your video.

The episode premiers tomorrow night at 7:00 pm on Channel 17 in Naperville (on Comcast & WOW!) and via simulcast at https://www.nctv17.com/simulcast-schedule/ at the same time, it airs on the channel.

The episode can also be listened to as a Podcast.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Naperville Homewatch Caregivers team was proud to support the Walk to End Alzheimer’s help on Sunday, September 19. It was so great to see so many of our friends and families walking for such a great cause.


Homewatch Caregivers Promotes the Naperville Dementia Friendly Memory Café

Homewatch Caregivers Administrator, Dennise Vaughn, serves on the Naperville Senior Task Force, Naperville Dementia Friendly Initiative Team. The Naperville Dementia Friendly Initiative Team is focused on increasing awareness and understanding of dementia and of people living with dementia, collaborating with public, private, nonprofit and health care sectors to better serve people living with dementia and their care partners and improving the physical environment and programming in public places and systems (parks, transportation) so that it is dementia friendly.

Click HERE for more information!


Illinois TRIAD Conference

Dennise Vaughn, Naperville-Lisle Triad President attending Illinois Triad Meeting. Triads have formed in communities throughout Illinois and the nation to promote crime prevention for older adults. The groups empower seniors to be more involved in community programs and educational seminars and focus on the importance of health and safety. Triad aims to enhance the quality of life for all senior citizens.

Click HERE for more information!


We are hiring! We have openings in the Naperville, Downers Grove, and Aurora area for CNAs and for people who would like to become Certified Caregivers. We are looking for great people who are compassionate, responsible, and good problem solvers.

We really care about our care team here at Homewatch CareGivers! Our most dedicated care team staff members makes $50k+. For a limited time, we are offering a $500 Sign On Bonus!

Schedule an interview by clicking here or call or text us at 331-702-9975 to find out more information!

Click here for more information!


Naperville-Lisle Triad Health Wealthy and Wise for Seniors

Call 630-420-8479 to Register or click below

Click HERE to register!

Click HERE to read more!


Dennise Vaughn, Homewatch Caregivers Owner and the Board President of the Naperville-Lisle Triad is pleased to invite our community members to attend the 2021 Health Wealthy and Wise event which will include useful presentation on the resources available in our community. There is also a sponsored lunch program for those attending.

Click HERE to learn more!


Martin Avenue Grand Opening

Dennise Vaughn, Homewatch Caregivers Owner and Martin Avenue Board Member is pleased to invite our community members to attend the Grand Opening event for Martin Avenue. Refreshments will be served.

Click HERE to learn more!


Congratulations to our Caregivers of the Month!

Gabriel Kareem

Payton Nesci

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Seniors Today “Looking Good and Feeling Better”

On this special Seniors Today, host Dennise Vaughn chats “Looking Good, Feeling Better” with Dr. Kate Polyatskaya, M.D., an expert in the area of plastic and reconstructive surgery of the breast, body, and face with DuPage Medical Group and Tammy Smith, Community Liaison from Three Oaks Hospice. The group shares tips on how to age gracefully and some of the options for fighting sun damage, skin cancer, sagging skin, and even our muffin tops and double chins!

Our Guests

Yekaterina (Kate) Polyatskaya, MD-DuPage Medical Group Plastic Surgery and DMG Aesthetics

Tammy Smith, Community Liaison-Three Oaks Hospice

Around Town Segment

The Around Town segment features HarborChase of Naperville, in Naperville IL. Which is a community that offers comfortable assisted living, memory care apartments, and respite care in an ideal atmosphere for adults who want to get the most out of their senior living experience.

The community also offers amenities such as housekeeping, laundry, and transportation. The outstanding hospitality extends to all aspects of life at HarborChase of Naperville, as they offer three chef-prepare meals every single day with a beautiful variety of options at every meal. Fusion Lounge is their cocktail lounge where they offer daily drink specials, happy hour, trivia contests, watch football games and baseball games, and of course, just have a lot of fun.

Residents can enjoy the best parts of senior living while the care team handles the rest. Start living, stop worrying, and experience quality senior living at HarborChase of Naperville!

You are invited to discover all the ways of living that they offer, HarborChase of Naperville can be reached at 630.394.1881 or contacted through their website.

Seniors Today

Seniors Today is a show focused on what seniors and their families need to know to live their best lives.

Our Host

Dennise Vaughn of Homewatch Caregivers. Homewatch CareGivers® believes good care should not interfere with your quality of life. We deliver the compassionate care our clients need to help complete day-to-day activities while still maintaining a healthy dose of independence.


We are proud to be celebrating our Homewatch CareGivers Home Care Anniversary with our Community Partners. Thank you for all you do to help our seniors!

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The Lisle Naperville Park District Walking Club

The Naperville-Lisle Triad

Debbie Breihan, Lisle Park District

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Mike Cooper, Naperville Senior Center

Tara Nieberding, 101 Mobility

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Alan Hoffman, Oasis Senior Advisors

Rick Graffanga, Senior Solutions

Jennifer Brasfield, Riverwalk Adult Day Services

Mary Greunwald,Soarella

Rose Toia, Naperville-Lisle Triad

Jim Vondran, Naperville-Lisle Triad

Julie Smith, Naperville Police Department


Supporting The Carillon Community

Homewatch CareGivers Home Care was proud to support the Carillon Salsa Dance Party on Saturday, June 26th. Our own Michelle Turvey, Caregiver Ambassador, was there to share information and answer questions about in home care. It was a great night for all!!

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For more information about the Carillon Community please visit: https://www.carillonhoa.org/default.aspx


Naperville-Lisle Triad Picnic

Was a great day for the first in-person event! “What a fabulous job by the committee! Thank you to Debbie Breihan for being our announcer, to Julie Smith for chairing the event and to all our volunteers!” said Dennise Vaughn, Homewatch Caregivers Administrator, is the incoming Naperville-Lisle Triad President.

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naperville triad picnic

naperville triad picnic


TRIAD supports local communities by offering the opportunity for information exchange between residents and Law Enforcement.

Click HERE to see upcoming events for the month of June!


On the most recent, special Seniors Today, Dennis Vaughn, Homewatch CareGivers and Lisa Stover, Presto Real Estate chat with guests Monica Guilhot Chartrand, LCSW, Senior Services Program Coordinator at SamarCare in Naperville and Kim White, Executive Director at the Career and Networking Center in Naperville to discuss loss and working through the grieving process in the most positive way.

https://www.nctv17.com/seniors-today/good-grief/

Program Topics include:

  • What are the different types of grief?
  • When will things get back to normal after the death of a loved one?
  • What should I say to someone who is grieving?
  • What are the typical stages of grief?
  • How has counseling and the grieving process changed due to Covid-19 isolation?
  • How to manage the long goodbye, when a terminal diagnosis has been given or a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease

Homewatch CareGivers Naperville is offering multiple opportunities within the Home Health industry.

Come and join us for our Job Fair, Wednesday, May 19th 9am - 2pm and learn more about the rewarding roles available.

Click HERE to learn more!

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Join the Naperville/Lisle Triad May Craft Webinar Event - May 25, 2021 (both in-person or virtual!)

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Paul Beach, Homewatch CareGivers, was proud to appeared on The Caregiving Wisdom Series sponsored by Nourish. This series features experts from across the nation who bring personal and professional wisdom to many aspects of caregiving. On April 21, 2021 Paul spoke on "Do I Need Help? Spotting the Challenges" to family caregivers across the county. The following link provides access to a recording of that presentation.

https://nourishforcaregivers.com/the-caregiving-wisdom-series/


Homewatch CareGivers is proud to be part of the Edward Elmhurst patient guide.

Click HERE to learn more!


Testimonial Tuesday

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I have been with Homewatch CareGivers for two years and my job could be any more rewarding. The greatest joy for me is how my clients touch my life. I am the caregiver that I am because of them. Families thank me for bringing joy back into their loved ones but I say thank you for bringing daily joy into my life!!!

- Mary S.


The DuPage Foundation will be presenting a wonderful webinar on Thursday, April 29th. The webinar will be"Smart Planning Strategies for Seniors" and featuring The Honorable Robert G. Gibson, Associate Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit Court; Ben A. Neiburger, JD, CPA, Founder, Generation Law, Ltd.; Mike Sitrick, JD, CFRE, Vice President for Advancement, DuPage Foundation and Alice Wood, JD, Director of Gift Planning, DuPage Foundation.

Click HERE to learn more!


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Paul Beach, Homewatch CareGivers will be the guest speaker for The Caregiving Wisdom Series, April 22nd virtual meeting. Paul will be discussing spotting the challenges facing family caregivers and when it might be time to look for help. The Caregiving Wisdom Series is sponsored by Nourish for Caregivers.


Dennise Vaughn is a co-host of Seniors Today, a show about helping seniors – and those that love them - live their very best lives. NCTV-17 is offering an opportunity to sponsor the show while also promoting your business.

Click HERE to learn more about sponsorship opportunities!


April CareGivers of the Month!

Sue Ranumas

Sue Ranumas

Latoya Cousins

Latoya Cousins


Homewatch Caregivers is an active member of the Naperville/Lisle Triad. The Triad will be presenting a very informative virtual event regarding Housing options on April 21st or April 22nd.


Homewatch CareGivers of Naperville is a partner with Riverwalk Adult Day Services.

Riverwalk Adult Day Services provides a healthy, monitored environment for adults to socialize with other adults, staff, and guests. Adults spend the day with friends and caregivers are given time to pursue other activities while knowing that their loved ones are in the good hands of our nurses and trained staff.

Homewatch CareGivers Naperville is a sponsor of Riverwalk's Second Annual "Virtual" Earth Day Trivia Night on April 22nd.

Click HERE to register and learn more!


Homewatch CareGivers supports Naperville/Lisle Triad and their monthly Craft Webinars.

naperville/lisle triad monthly craft webinars


Seniors Today

Dennise Vaughn, Homewatch CareGivers Administrator, is a co-host of Seniors Today, a NCTV17 TV show focused on what seniors and their families need to know to live their best lives. https://www.nctv17.com/seniors-today/

The latest episode "Turn It Up I Can't Hear It", joins Dennise and Alan Hoffman of Oasis Senior Advisors as they discuss dealing and living with hearing loss with Dr. Jennie Wheeler, of DuPage Medical Group and Peter Pierro, a retired professor.

Click the link below to tune in and learn more!

https://www.nctv17.com/seniors-today/turn-it-up-i-cant-hear-it/


Caregivers of the Month!

Michelle Turvey

Michelle Turvey

Priscilla Heidebrecht