A Message From Bill Anderson: Mother’s Day

A Message From Bill Anderson: Mother’s Day

May is here and that means Mother’s Day is right around the corner. I stopped over at my Mom’s house last week, and over conversation asked her if the previous generations of our families Mothers (Wickel, Oswald and Kester) had been involved much with the store. She and I both assumed that my great-great grandmother…

The American Drugstore by Jean Anderson

The American Drugstore by Jean Anderson

Let’s step back in time, say around 1885, and stop to shop at the W.W. Wickel Drugstore. Your prescription for amoxicillin? Some flashlight batteries? Perhaps a humorous greeting card or a box of Band-Aids. I don’t think so. How different the stock of today’s drugstore is from the store of that era. The American drugstore…

Live On Your TV, It’s Oswald’s Pharmacy! 15 Years Ago…

Live On Your TV, It’s Oswald’s Pharmacy! 15 Years Ago…

Last month’s way above average temperatures put me in a Spring state of mind. After cleaning up the yard I actually tilled our garden and planted some lettuce and spinach! It may not do much, but it was awfully fun to be doing it in February. I also started a little Spring cleaning in my…

A Perfect Fit: How to Select the Right Lift Chair

A Perfect Fit: How to Select the Right Lift Chair

Purchasing the right lift chair is a big decision. What fabric should you get? What color should that fabric be? How much room do you need to fit the chair in your living room? Well, before you get to aesthetic options, there are a few important questions you need to ask. How many hours per…

Walker and Mobility Accessories: Style and Function on the Go!

Walker and Mobility Accessories: Style and Function on the Go!

Have you ever had trouble carrying things while out with your walker? Have you ever had trouble locating your mobility device after you are finished eating at a restaurant? Many challenges can arise when you have an active life style that regularly requires use of a walker, rollator or other mobility device. Some of these…

When Should You Use a Lift Chair?

When Should You Use a Lift Chair?

  By now, most of you have probably been into our medical equipment showroom. It’s been just a little over a year since it officially opened. The most striking thing to most people (next to the mobility scooter that looks like a Harley Davidson) is the amount of lift chairs we have on the floor:…

Memories of My Grandfather

Memories of My Grandfather

Happy Holidays! Boy do they seem to go by faster every year. This Christmas will be extra special for our family as we will be celebrating it with our very first (and most beautiful) grandchild, Matilda Sue. I am discovering this whole grandfather thing is really most excellent. It got me to thinking about my…

Throwback Family Photos

Throwback Family Photos

      This years customer appreciation day gets even more festive with a “throwback” family photoshoot. Are you familiar with the website “Awkward Family Photos”? If not, I highly suggest you check it out. You’ll see some funny photos and even get some inspiration for your very own photo at Ozzie’s this December!      For the…

November Message from Bill Anderson

November Message from Bill Anderson

Happy November! As this contentious election season comes to a close and families start planning for the holidays, I remain grateful to live in a country where regardless of political leanings, I am free to run a business and be a part of what makes our country great. I’m thankful each morning when I open…

Medical Equipment Section Turns 1!

Medical Equipment Section Turns 1!

We are now entering our second year with our medical equipment expansion. Over the course of the last 12 months it has been amazing how all the extra space has allowed us to not only expand the offerings we have had for years, but also offer hundreds of new items and services. We had rented…

Oswald's Delivery Fleet

Oswald's Delivery Fleet

I’m sure many of you a familiar with the Ozzie Mobile, our delivery van. We use the van to not only deliver prescriptions all over town but also to deliver lift chairs, hospital beds and other equipment all over the Chicago suburbs. This current version of the Ozzie Mobile is the latest in a long…

Helping Avoid Children’s Allergies

Helping Avoid Children’s Allergies

School is in session, and just like clockwork your 8-year-old starts sneezing, sniffling, and snorting—not to mention clearing her throat and blowing her nose like there’s no tomorrow. Poor thing! What’s going on? Chances are it’s allergies—the immune system’s abnormal reaction to a substance that would normally be quite harmless. Up to 40 percent of…