Senior Living Blog

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”

Day Trips Around Chicago – Elmhurst, IL

When planning your next day trip around Chicago, do yourself a favor and add Elmhurst as a possible destination. Elmhurst is a little village with a whole lot to offer, so no matter what you’re in the mood for, it’s sure to have something right up your alley. From unique museums to signature shopping, Elmhurst … Continue reading “Day Trips Around Chicago – Elmhurst, IL”

Is My Parent Safe Living Alone? 4 Signs to Watch For.

The thought of your mom or dad having to uproot from their home and move to an assisted living community can be hard to fathom.  As their son or daughter, seeing your parent as someone who needs assistance can be a difficult shift from your previous view of them. As they were once your caregiver, the idea that they … Continue reading “Is My Parent Safe Living Alone? 4 Signs to Watch For.”

The Best Beaches in Chicago

Chicago, being located in the Upper Midwest, is often not thought of as a beach destination. However, Chicago is home to more quality beaches than you might imagine, and every single one of them has something different to offer. You’ll almost forget that it snows in this city at all after a summer of living it … Continue reading “The Best Beaches in Chicago”

The Top Chicago Golf Courses

When people think of the greatest cities to visit for a spectacular round of golf, Chicago’s oftentimes not even on the list. That’s a terrible shame since Chicago’s not only home to the Bears and the Cubs, but also some of the country’s best public golf courses. In fact, it’s known as the public-golf capitol … Continue reading “The Top Chicago Golf Courses”