A Toolkit for Families: Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors

Elderwerks Educational Services

Wednesday, March 10
1-2 p.m.

Virtually presented webinar by Elder Law Attorney, Mary Kay Furiasse, will fill your toolkit with information on tips to prevent medical errors and suggestions for how to be a safe patient. Mary Kay will discuss questions you should ask your doctor. There is no cost to join the, but registration is required. To register, call 847-462-0885 or email


Ask the Nurse Interactive Webinar

Elderwerks Educational Services

Thursday, March 11;
Thursday, April 8
10-11 a.m

In March, Chris Petrik, nurse and Elderwerks training specialist, will discuss the importance of eye health, types of conditions common in older adults, and using assistive devices. In April, she will be going over emergency preparedness and what you need in your home to make sure you can stay safe during a weather emergency. You will be able to ask questions at the conclusion of each presentation. This session is not meant to offer medical advice and is for informational purposes only. Email or call 847-462-0885 to register.

Don’t Be Fooled by the 1,2,3s of Eldercare Planning

Elderwerks Educational Services

Thursday, April 1
5:30–7 p.m.

Planning for our future or the future of a loved one can be confusing. Terminology and explanations can be seem more difficult when in crisis. This webinar is presented by Carol Raso, Community Resource Consultant with Elderwerks and Helen Mesoloras, Elder Law Attorney, to learn this new language for a smoother and safer future. There is no cost to join the webinar. Email or call 847-462-0885 to register.


Spring Musicals

Barrington 220 Schools

Tickets Go On Sale Starting April 2

Support our local students! The Barrington 220 Art Department is proud to announce three virtual musicals this spring. Barrington High School presents “Songs for a New World” on April 29, 30, May 1 & 2 (tickets go on sale April 15). Prairie Middle School presents “Moana Jr.” which starts April 16 (tickets go on sale April 2). Station Middle School will feature “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” which starts April 30 (tickets go on sale April 15). Find additional info on all musicals and to purchase tickets:

Masquerade, Hope Disguised Virtual Fashion Show

Hope’s In Style

Sunday, April 11

Though we can’t travel this summer to Guatemala, we can virtually cheer on Guatemalan masons as they give a family a new home. Our mentorship program for teenage mothers and at-risk girls, called Fortaleza, will expand from 10 to 20 women and will introduce counseling, medical support, and academic scholarships to the girls. Our Hope’s In Academy, a service learning curriculum that was once just for high school freshmen, will expand to empower middle schoolers and young adults with disabilities with the confidence and skills to change the world. Our Inclusion Alliance Committee, which takes expert educators from the Chicagoland area and introduces them to special educators in Guatemala, will add a bi-lingual teacher, speech pathologist, and social worker to the team. Our students are working hard to transform the fashion show into an amazing virtual experience. Stylists will create masquerade looks for our runway. Let’s put hope on the runway! -Courtney McGovern & the Hope’s In Style Team. For tickets or to learn more: Get involved as a stylist or model:


Camp BJWC Spring Social

Barrington Junior Women’s Club

Saturday, May 8

Barrington Junior Women’s Club’s annual Spring Social event is centered around an adult summer camp theme, “Camp BJWC”. It will be an elevated camp experience for the day. Think of it as reliving your favorite camp memories with bubbly in hand! Tickets go on sale in March and details will be announced on BJWC’s social media channels.