Senior Living Blog

Elder Care Decisions You Need to Make

More than one in four elderly people need help making decisions about senior care, according to Kaiser Health News. You might be solely responsible for making decisions regarding your own senior care or the care of a loved one. If you are like most people, you feel a great deal of pressure to make the right choice. … Continue reading “Elder Care Decisions You Need to Make”

Think You Are Too Old to Exercise? Think Again!

A regular exercise plan is an essential part of every senior care plan. Most health experts agree that a certain amount of exercise benefits anyone at any age and regular physical activity is especially important as you grow older. Many senior adults are not getting the recommended amount of physical activity. The truth is, you are never … Continue reading “Think You Are Too Old to Exercise? Think Again!”

Is a CCRC Right for You?

Do you have plans for a dream home after retirement? You’re not alone. Most people plan their retirements based on living near families, close to hobbies or in houses with certain features that they’ve always wanted. Still it’s equally important to ensure that your retirement plans take into account your current and future health status. … Continue reading “Is a CCRC Right for You?”

Benefits of Living in a CCRC

The decision to move yourself or a loved one into a senior living community is never an easy one to make. Most people, though, have a 1980s vision of what a senior care living community is like. Today’s Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) is a whole new world in retirement living that offers many benefits to the … Continue reading “Benefits of Living in a CCRC”

What Makes a Quality CCRC?

Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) offer a comprehensive, caring and secure living option for aging seniors as their financial circumstances and health change. CCRC also provide multi-levels of care depending on client needs. With the graying of our population and the growing senior demographics, CCRC are facing a positive future filled with an increased demand … Continue reading “What Makes a Quality CCRC?”

LexRx: Lifestyle Changes

Renee Cerveny, Executive Director at Lexington Square in Lombard discusses lifestyle changes for residents with chronic ailments in featured in The Lombardian.

Should I Stay or Go? When There’s A Choice, Many Seniors Opt For Community Living

Renee Cerveny, Executive Director at Lexington Square in Lombard shares her thoughts on making a move in the following two articles in The Lombardian.

Chicago Tribune Prime Time Meets With Our Residents

Chicago Tribune Prime Time asked residents of Lexington of Elmhurst Senior Residences this question: ‘What has surprised you most about living in a senior community?’ Here’s what they had to say. Dr. Bill Dwyer, 91, Lexington resident — “I thought when you moved into a place like this, you bought a book and sat in the corner. I’m so … Continue reading “Chicago Tribune Prime Time Meets With Our Residents”

On-the-Go Resident Takes Time for Care and Companionship

It has been a year since Elmhurst Lexington Squareresident Raita Vilnis officially retired from her life’s work as a librarian. But, far from taking it easy, she is still on the move as an active volunteer, world traveler, concertgoer, and good friend. A resident of Elmhurst since 1968, Raita was her mother’s caregiver in her home … Continue reading “On-the-Go Resident Takes Time for Care and Companionship”

Centenarian Celebrates Birthday and 25 Years of Life at Lexington

Living to be 100 is unusual, even in this day and age of a rapidly growing senior citizen population.  Living to be 100 and still healthy is truly something to sing about.  On November 21, 25-year Lombard Lexington resident Eleanor Olson will celebrate her hundredthbirthday.  “I’m amazed,” said Eleanor of her soon-to-be centenarian status.  “I … Continue reading “Centenarian Celebrates Birthday and 25 Years of Life at Lexington”