AlzheimersNet is your comprehensive guide to memory care in Blue Island, IL. Memory care facilities provide housing and care for people age 65 and older with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia. Memory care empowers seniors who have memory loss to stay as active and engaged as possible, while living in a dignified, comfortable and secure environment. Our local Senior Living Advisors are widely knowledgeable about memory care in Blue Island, IL and surrounding areas. After an initial consultation, your advisor will recommend a list of memory care facilities that fit your loved one's individual needs for care and living preferences, as well as your family's finances.
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Facts about Blue Island
Neighborhoods in Blue Island include: Chicago metropolitan area.
The official website for the city of Blue Island is http://www.blueisland.org.
Blue Island is represented by State Senate Emil Jones, Jr.and City Council Robert Rita.
Blue Island is a city in Cook County, Illinois, located approximately 16 miles "The location of Blue Island Village is a beautiful one. Nowhere about Chicago is there to be found a more pleasant and desirable resident locality."Since its founding, the city has been an important commercial center in the south Cook County region, although its position in that respect has been eclipsed in recent years as other significant population centers developed around it and the region's commercial resources became spread over a wider area. In addition to its broad long-standing industrial base, the city enjoyed notable growth in the 1840s during the construction of the feeder canal (now the Calumet Sag Channel) for the Illinois and Michigan Canal, as the center of a large brick-making industry beginning in the 1850s, which eventually gave Blue Island the status of brick-making capitol of the world. Beginning in 1883, Blue Island was also host to the car shops of the Rock Island Railroad. Blue Island was home to several breweries, who used the east side of the hill to store their product before the advent of refrigeration, until the Eighteenth Amendment made these breweries illegal in 1919. A large regional hospital and two major clinics are also located in the city.Although initially settled by "Yankee" stock, Blue Island has been the point of entry for many of America's immigrants, beginning in the 1840s with the arrival of a large German population that remained a prominent part of the city's ethnic makeup for many years. By 1850, half of Blue Island's population was either foreign-born or the children of foreign-born residents. Later, significant groups came from Italy, Poland, Sweden and Mexico.