Senior Living Blog

Honoring Past Traditions and Beginning New Ones with a Loved One in Assisted Living

If you’re a longtime Chicago native, it can still sting to think of Marshall Field’s. For over a century, the beloved department store was an integral part of life here in Chicago, and the center of many families’ holiday traditions. While movies largely pay homage to winter window displays in Manhattan, those of us in … Continue reading “Honoring Past Traditions and Beginning New Ones with a Loved One in Assisted Living”

Chicago’s most-festive holiday events

Well, the weather outside may not be delightful, but that’s no reason to huddle inside during the holiday season. There’s simply too much to see and do between now and New Year’s Day. Not in a festive mood yet? These are some of the best holiday happenings that ought to lift your spirits.

Celebrating the Holidays with Loved Ones in an Assisted Living Facility

Somehow, the holidays are here already. Like every year, they seem to have snuck up on us. But now that the temperatures are dropping and the decorations are going up all over the Chicago area, our thoughts have turned to celebrating with friends and family. If you’ve got loved ones in an assisted living facility … Continue reading “Celebrating the Holidays with Loved Ones in an Assisted Living Facility”

Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Chicago During the Winter

Winter in Chicago can be a difficult time for residents because of the inclement weather and its effects on the roadways and walkways throughout the city. This can be so discouraging that many people simply stay inside and attempt to wait out the winter. While that may seem like a good idea on particularly bad … Continue reading “Ways for Seniors to Stay Active in Chicago During the Winter”

The Essential Checklist for Downsizing a Home

No matter how old you are, moving can be stressful. When it comes to downsizing a home and transitioning into a senior living community, there is a lot to do–whether it be packing, discarding, cleaning, paperwork, and a host of other tasks. On top of the labor of physically moving things from one place to the next, there’s … Continue reading “The Essential Checklist for Downsizing a Home”

5 Ways to Support Your Senior Parent in Their Move

“Home is where the heart is” rings true for many of us. However, we can still become attached to physical places and spaces that hold memories and other sentimental items and feelings. This can make the process of moving from one home to a new one a big undertaking, especially if your senior parent has lived in the … Continue reading “5 Ways to Support Your Senior Parent in Their Move”

Best Hobbies for Seniors

Someone once said, “If you snooze, you lose.” These days, more and more seniors are ditching interminable periods of inactivity for eclectic forms of engagement. They embrace hobbies, rather than shun them.

Four Signs It’s Time for Senior Living Assistance

Our parents care for and rear us from the time we are born and throughout our childhood and into young adulthood. Even as we go through our adult years, they can be amazing sources of wisdom, guidance, and assistance. It’s no wonder that as our parents reach retirement age and their abilities change, it can be … Continue reading “Four Signs It’s Time for Senior Living Assistance”

The Best Chicago Boat Tours

Chicago is one of those wonderful cities that was both designed and built with existing natural waterways in mind. These waterways offer some of the most iconic views of the city, so experiencing a trip through Chicago via the three branches of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan is something every visitor, or resident for … Continue reading “The Best Chicago Boat Tours”

5 Benefits of Living at a Retirement Community

Oftentimes in popular culture, retirement communities are portrayed as undesirable places filled with downtrodden seniors. This inaccurate impression unfortunately keeps many people from exploring opportunities for optimal living upon reaching a certain age and stage of life. If you’re considering making the move to a retirement community, but aren’t sure it’s right for you, we … Continue reading “5 Benefits of Living at a Retirement Community”