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Welcome our AAFS Elderly Department Advisory Council Members

Welcome our AAFS Elderly Department Advisory Council Members

AAFS welcomes our Elderly Department Advisory Council Members! Our Council Members work up front and behind the scenes to help enhance and enrich our Elderly Department with endless resources and family values through their thoughts and ideas that they bring to the table. They meet once a month with an AAFS Elderly Department Staff to discuss topics as part of a community conversation that impact our Seniors’ day to day lives, challenges they are facing, and even work to find solutions, all the while staying true to their heritage and...

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AAFS Tutoring for 3rd grade through 8th grade students, Mondays-Thursdays

AAFS Tutoring for 3rd grade through 8th grade students, Mondays-Thursdays

Arab American Family Services (AAFS) is offering tutoring for students between 3rd grade and 8th grade on Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30pm-5pm at the Bridgeview Community Center (7900 S Oketo Ave, Bridgeview, IL 60455).  Tutoring covers all subjects. For more information and to register, please contact hgharybeh@aafsil.org.

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For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, share what #AAFSLoveLooksLike

For Domestic Violence Awareness Month, share what #AAFSLoveLooksLike

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, so at AAFS, we are creating awareness by encouraging the celebration of love in healthy relationships. Our “Love Looks Like” campaign is aimed at bringing awareness to all the different kinds of love we share. So, from our office to YOU in the community, we ask: What does your love look like? Take a picture, tag us on social media, and use the hashtag #AAFSLoveLooksLike to share all the ways you show your...

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AAFS Seniors enjoy field trip to the Shedd Aquarium

AAFS Seniors enjoy field trip to the Shedd Aquarium

The Elderly Services Department of Arab American Family Services (AAFS) held a field trip to Shedd Aquarium on Monday, September 24 for AAFS Seniors. Our Seniors explored the different creatures of the sea and were able to enjoy an aquatic show consisting of dancing dolphins and energetic Shedd Aquarium staff. Our group also discovered the beauty of what happens underwater by visiting exhibits and attractions. Seniors enjoyed a delicious lunch with a breathtaking view of the city skyline on an open terrace. We ended day with a fun ride home...

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Seniors learn how to maintain good oral health at AAFS workshop

Seniors learn how to maintain good oral health at AAFS workshop

Arab American Family Services (AAFS) recently held an oral hygiene workshop for Seniors ages 60 and above at the Bridgeview Community Center which helped attendees learn how to maintain good dental health including preventative care. Elderly Department Case Manager, Najwa Saleh, organized the gathering and Frances Tourdot with Illumident, Inc presented the workshop. Ms. Tourdot, a respected dental hygienist and educator, is a pioneer in teaching older adults about the link between oral health and overall health, as well as the physical and...

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AAFS Seniors learn about self-care at educational workshop

AAFS Seniors learn about self-care at educational workshop

Arab American Family Services (AAFS) staff representing the Elderly Services Department recently held a Self-Care Workshop for Seniors ages 60 and over to help them learn ways to reduce stress. The guest speaker, Alyssa, a registered nurse, spoke to more than a dozen Seniors about learning how to love themselves. She explained how part of self-care is knowing when to say “no” because Seniors’ health is just as important as anyone else’s. She shared about how important it is to love yourself by spending at least...

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