It's A Wonderful Life - if you're the BELOVED BAKER Chuck Kalousek -

For the last 36 years of a 55 year life, Chuck Kalousek has been working at INGRAM’S BUSY BEE BAKERY – a fixture on MAIN STREET in Downers Grove, Illinois that has brought so much JOY to the people of a tight knit community. As a baker, Chuck’s routine starts at midnight so that he... Read more »

Reading to YouTube

I enjoy reading. I enjoy music. Both are gifts that teach, entertain and give me great satisfaction. Imagine my delight when I marry the two by using YouTube videos of artists like Andrea Bocelli, the three young voices of IL VOLO and other classic artists such as Hauser & Petrit Ceku performing Concierto de Aranjuez... Read more »

HAPPY EASTER

Members celebrating the Easter holiday by coloring eggs and talking about traditions everyone had as part of Easter celebrations…just one more reason why – The Community Adult Day Center in Downers Grove, IL. makes every day a great day for older adults with cognitive and physical disabilities. If we can help you or your loved... Read more »
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What Kids from a Different Culture Can Teach You About LOVE

A friend of mine wrote an excellent book of short stories known as the “Good Dishes,” which I highly recommend. The stories were not only interesting but poignant and heartfelt. A story that wasn’t in the book that she shared with me touched me even more because it was about Africa, a continent I’ve explored... Read more »

A COMEDIAN CRASHES YOUR PAD!

It’s a pleasure to share the WGN TV interview of Greg Schwem – “A Comedian Crashes Your Pad,” whose show my 3rd book, (The Resurrection of Boraichee) sponsored for an episode. Greg was kind enough to take the time to perform at the Community Adult Day Center’s Virtual Unforgettable Memories benefit which raised 20K last... Read more »

AND NOW YOU OWE IT TO YOURSELF TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE PARENTS WHO WERE SO GOOD TO YOU!

In 2000, I wrote a book published by Angel Harvey (the wife of the famous broadcaster Paul Harvey heard on WGN and the ABC Radio Network) that taught children that when you help others, you invariably help yourself. Some 15,000 copies sold with all of the proceeds going to the INFANT WELFARE SOCIETY. People seem... Read more »
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HOW SANTA UNIFIED A COMMUNITY

Chris & Iddy Kennedy and their 4-year-old Emily live in a tranquil subdivision in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  They, along with their neighbors, take pride in their homes, keeping them in good order, manicuring their lawns and shrubbery which even look better during the holiday season decked with twinkling lights and the characters that we... Read more »

TRAGEDY THAT BEGETS THE BEST

So, it wasn’t enough to just have a Pandemic? On top of that, we have vaccines that we can’t make fast enough or actually get into the arms of our brothers in arms battling the Coronavirus, each in their own unique way. And then the waters flow from the sky like snowflakes, which are unique,... Read more »

WE NEED SOMEONE WITH A GOOD HEART WHO WANTS TO GO DO GOOD

POSITION DESCRIPTION – CADC EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Contact: dublu51@gmail.com   The Executive Director is a full-time, exempt employee appointed by the Board of Directors. The Executive Director oversees all aspects of the Center’s day-to-day operation in accordance with current  federal/state/local laws, regulations/standards, and consistent with Community  Adult Day Care Center’s policies and guidelines.  This involves overseeing... Read more »
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WHEN NEIGHBORS STOOD UP FOR THEIR BELOVED BLACK CHEMIST

The Calabar Bean of Nigeria has an alkaloid known as physostigmine – used to treat glaucoma but no one had been able to synthesize the compound until Percy Julian – one of America’s premier chemists of the early 20th Century. This was a formidable challenge for any chemist to tackle in the 1930s. He had... Read more »