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Ann Cvaniga, a resident at Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center in Aurora, celebrated her 105th birthday on June 4. Photo provided by Heidi Tompkins

AURORA | Ann Cvaniga has been a lifelong learner — and at 105 years old, she’s amassed well beyond the average lifetime’s worth of knowledge and experience. The Aurora resident marked her 105th birthday on Thursday, June 4, at Garden Terrace Alzheimer’s Center in Aurora. Born in a community near Trinidad, Cvaniga was the daughter […]

It didn’t take long for Rich Newman to get bored with retirement. So three years in, at age 74, he started a business creating and distributing custom coloring books that serve as souvenirs to commemorate cities, businesses and events.

About 10 residents of Chelsea Place, which cares for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, will work alongside the Butterfly Pavilion team to plant blanket flower, bee balm, penstemon and milkweed — all native to the area and appetizing to butterflies — in a raised bed in the community’s courtyard.