Working to Preserve Our Heritage: The Incredible Legacy of Greek-American Community Services

Working to Preserve Our Heritage: The Incredible Legacy of Greek-American Community Services

"Working to Preserve Our Heritage: The Incredible Legacy of Greek-American Community Services," meticulously details the dynamic history of GACS, which in its day, celebrated, promoted, and preserved Greek American cultural heritage though far-ranging public programs in the arts and humanities, touched the lives of thousands through its social services, introduced adult day care as a viable care option for the community, helped build better interethnic understanding and cooperation, and gave birth to the committee that established Chicago’s Greek-American Nursing Home. The early years of the Coalition of Limited English Speaking Elderly (CLESE), an organization GACS played a key role in launching, are also described. Now available in print through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Ingram Spark, and as an eBook at Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Baker & Taylor, Barnes and Noble, Fable, Gardners, Hoopla, Kobo, Smashwords, Vivlio, and other online stores. The hardcover includes a comprehensive index for easy reference and has black and white photos and the eBook has color pictures.

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Breaking Ground: The Inside Story of Chicago's Greek Nursing Home Movement

Breaking Ground: The Inside Story of Chicago's Greek Nursing Home Movement

"Breaking Ground: The Inside Story of Chicago’s Greek Nursing Home Movement," the second in the series, recounts the groundbreaking efforts of the GANHC to establish a Greek American nursing home. This book, in intimate detail, tells the story of how this monumental project came to fruition. John and Elaine’s involvement as co-founders and board members throughout this time provides a unique vantage point for this narrative. Now available in print through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Ingram Spark, and as an eBook at Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, Baker & Taylor, Barnes and Noble, Gardners, Hoopla, Kobo, Smashwords, Vivlio, and other online stores. The hardcover includes a comprehensive index for easy reference and has black and white photos and the eBook has color pictures.

Hellenes in the Windy City: The Greeks in Chicago - 1970-2000

Hellenes in the Windy City: The Greeks in Chicago - 1970-2000

"Hellenes in the Windy City: The Greeks in Chicago - 1980-2000," co-written by John Psiharis and Elaine Thomopoulos, is a snapshot of Greek life in Chicago during the time of GACS, including profiles, photos, and ephemera of some of the more prominent individuals and organizations of the era. It is planned for 2025.