Discuss Medicare options during Humana meeting
Humana is hosting a virtual town hall forum about Medicare on Thursday, Oct. 10, from its office in Louisville. Area residents are invited to watch it via webcast at the Humana Guidance Center in Naperville, 1964 Springbrook Square Drive, suite 108, Naperville, or by calling 855-312-2110.
The about 90-minute meeting will feature national health care and senior care experts to discuss Medicare options to help participants choose options during the annual enrollment period Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.
Edward’s Service of Remembrance on Nov. 3
Edward Hospital’s annual “A Service of Remembrance” will be at 2 p.m. Nov. 3 in the Heart Hospital conference room, on the campus of Edward Hospital, 801 S. Washington St., Naperville.
RSVP to the Edward Hospital Grief Group Hotline at 630-527-5056 by Oct. 25 with the number of people who’ll be at the service.
The service is part of Edward’s “Journey to Wholeness” support program, which meets twice a week to assist people in dealing with grief after the loss of a loved one.
The evening Grief Recovery Group meets from 7:30 to 9 p.m. every Thursday; the daytime group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. every Wednesday. Both meet in the Education Center at the hospital.
KidsMatter launches ParentsMatterToo
Recognizing the key role parents play in raising resilient kids, KidsMatter is launching its new community-wide ParentsMatterToo initiative. Led by project coordinator Diane Overgard, with the support of KidsMatter trustees and several high school principals, ParentsMatterToo will:
Create a website answering questions parents have about at-risk behaviors
Connect parents with expert resources
Facilitate Parent Conversation Circles
ParentsMatterToo will equip parents to help their kids successfully navigate the challenges of everyday life so they can say “no” to destructive choices and “yes” to realizing endless possibilities. Contact Overgard at Diane@45degrees.org.
Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally
Naperville Central High School, 440 Aurora Ave., Naperville, will host Wheaton Warrenville South High School at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 15. But players will have more than volleyball on their minds.
They will be among thousands of teams from around the country participating in the Side-Out Foundation’s Dig Pink National Breast Cancer Awareness Rally.
Admission is free for those wearing the Dig Pink shirt, which will be sold at both Naperville Central and Wheaton Warrenville South high schools and at www.facebook.com/digpinknchsandwwshs for $10. Breast cancer survivors (or those currently battling it) are admitted free.
This is the sixth year the schools have partnered to raise awareness for breast cancer research. Monetary donations also can be made at www.digpink.net.
Depression topic of Nov. 14 ISMTA program
Depression is the topic of the Naperville Area Illinois State Music Teachers Association’s Nov. 14 program at 9:15 a.m. at Ellman’s Music Center, 508 W. Fifth Ave., Naperville.
The presenter will be Michelle Evans, a licensed clinical social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor with more than 10 years experience working with individuals and families who are struggling with mental illness, drug addiction, eating disorders and other issues that impact healthy living.
She is a therapist at Nickerson and Associates in Winfield, and a social worker at Elgin Mental Health Center, and is an adjunct professor at Aurora University.
Visit www.napervilleimsta.org or email email@example.com to learn more.
Safety Town trick-or-treat kids event Oct. 19
The Naperville Junior Woman’s Club will host its annual trick-or-treat at Safety Town, 1320 Aurora Ave., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 19. Children ages 2 to 10 are welcome. The cost is $1 per child, plus at least one non-perishable food donation for Loaves & Fishes Community Pantry. Visit www.napervillejuniors.org.