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Senior Star at Weber Place is alive with stories of seniors living life to the fullest. The Senior Star team continues to be a valuable resource to residents, seniors, families, and caregivers in Romeoville and surrounding areas. We truly understand the joys of senior living in Romeoville. Contact Senior Star at Weber Place and share your own stories with the community.


January 2019

Finally making a dream come true – The Herald News – Here is a follow up to a story we shared about two residents who forged their friendship while building dollhouses. One reader was inspired by the story and reached out to these Weber Place architects get a little help building a dollhouse for his own daughters. Read more….

 

 


December 2019

Memory Care at Senior Star at Weber PlaceHealth aficionado offers advice for seasonal blues – The Bugle Newspapers – The holiday blues can affect seniors in ways that people don’t always recognize. This is often a time when families get together and may notice changes in mom and/or dad. The Senior Star living community Director of Health Services, Anna Walters, has given advice to those who are feeling some sort of seasonal blues, depression or any other type of seasonal challenges. Read more…

 

November 2018

Korean War veterans share stories, thoughts, hopes for future – Chicago TribuneFelton Brown, 89, of Senior Star at Weber Place in Romeoville, enlisted in the Navy in 1949. After leaving boot camp in San Diego, the Dublin, Georgia, native spent four years in the Navy and served the first three years on the destroyer ship USS Fechtelter. Having the rank of 2nd Class Ship Service, Brown did whatever the ship’s crew neededRead more… 

 

Senior Star at Weber Place welcomes new executive director – The Bugle – Senior Star at Weber Place is pleased to announce today the appointment of Michael Maggiore as the new executive director of its senior living community. Maggiore brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in a wide variety of health care settings. Read more… 

 

Two retired men find friendship making dollhouses at Weber Place – The Herald NewsEarl Walker (left) inspired Dick Sievers (right) to build his first dollhouse. Sievers said he used to build “real” houses through his business, Sievers Custom Builders in Minooka, which his son Douglas now owns. Read more… 


October 2018

Senior Star at Weber Place Makes Top 50 List – The Bugle – Local retirement home, Senior Star at Weber Place, just received the accolade of being ranked number three on Fortune Magazines first-ever list of 50 Best Workplaces for Aging Services. Read more… 

 


August 2018

Taking a BikeAround memory lane – The Herald News – Reporter Denise Baran-Unland decided to take her own spin on BikeAround. Read more about her experience…

 

 

Senior Star at Weber Place Laughter YogaSenior Star at Weber Place provides personalized transition into retirement livingThe Bugle Newspapers – Weber Place has a personalized moving assistance program, a special service designed to ensure a smooth lifestyle transition for every resident who chooses to live at its senior living community. Read more…

 

 


July 2018

Romeoville senior living community offers two new programs – The Herald News – Senior Star at Weber Place has recently added two programs to enhance the lives of the clients they serve. One is a Healthy Hands class. The other is BikeAround, which combines exercise with virtual travel. Read more…

 


June 2018

Senior Star Anna WaltersSupport is a way to keep workers who are family caregivers – McKnight’s Senior Living Anna Walters, Assistant Executive Director at Weber Place, writes a special column for McKnight’s Senior Living about the importance of supporting associates is just as important as providing support to the residents whom we serve. Read more…

 

 


April 2018

Fine food provides multiple pleasures – Chicago Tribune – At Senior Star at Weber Place, Executive Chef Reinhard Barthel serves such “scratch” made entrees as braised rabbit leg, Hungarian goulash, pork stir fry or Atlantic salmon in lemon champagne sauce. Read more… 

 


December 2016

  • When Christmas isn’t ‘merry and bright’ – Herald News – Anna Walters shares tips on how isolation in older adults can impact loved ones during the holiday. Read the full article.
  • Helping area seniors through the holiday blues — An advocate for senior care, Anna Walters of Senior Star at Weber Place, reminds caregivers, relatives, friends and neighbors to be mindful of how this may affect seniors. Read more…

November 2016

  • Unforgettable: Living with Alzheimer’s – featured on WGN’s nationwide series on the impact of Alzheimer’s disease. Senior living expert, Anna Walters, helps loved ones and caregivers get a sense for what it is like to live with Alzheimer’s or dementia. Watch the full segment:
  • Taking a Walk in Their Shoes — The Virtual Dementia Tour® hosted by Senior Star at Weber Place – WGN’s Medical Watch –  See a behind-the-scenes of this virtual tour on what life is like for loved ones living with Alzheimer’s.

 

  • For those who serve: Retirement communities step up to honor veterans, service members – “We want to honor our veterans,” says Jennifer Boonstra, program director of memory care at Senior Star at Weber Place. “One of our obligations is to give back.” Read more…

 


September 2016

  • Retirement Communities Help the Generations Connect – Chicago Tribune – Senior Star at Weber Place shares how their multi-generational program partners with Dottie’s Art Studio in Plainfield, IL to provide opportunity for residents and youngsters to connect over monthly art classes. Read more…

August 2016

  • Senior Star and Daley’s Ambulance Service partner for training – The Bugle – A unique educational partnership, associates specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care from Senior Star at Weber Place have provided dementia training to the entire staff of the Daley’s Ambulance Service of Joliet. Read more…

 

 

 

 


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April 2016

  • Senior Star Education aging well huge success – Director of Health Service, Anna Walters, is getting out and about in the greater Chicagoland community by sharing her professional knowledge and personal experience through free educational talks for senior adults, adult children, and caregivers. Read the full article.

March 2016

  • A Lonely, Loving Role – Herald-News – “People are living longer and health­ier lives…which increases the odds that spouses will become care­givers.” Tom Johnsrud shares his experience of helping aging caregivers as the Executive Director of Senior Star at Weber Place. Providing purpose and support for caregivers and their loved ones is at the heart of our mission. Read the full article..
  • In sickness and in health: Continuing care communities allow couples to keep that vow – Chicago Tribune – Tom Johnsrud shares how couples can benefit from the communities with a continuum level of care. “Senior Star at Weber Place works to create opportunities for families to enjoy each other’s company and engage in programs, dances, entertainment and other activities,” says Johnsrud. Read more…

February 2016

  • The changing role of spousal caregivers – Health Care Communication News – A growing number of older men—who in the past haven’t been responsible for primary caregiving—find themselves taking care of their ill wives. Devoted husbands and their families are getting help from executives, clinicians and communicators at senior-living communities and assisted- living facilities nationwide. Senior Star at Weber Place in Romeoville, Illinois, is experiencing a spike in these “flipped relationships.” Read more…
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