Senior Living Blog

9 Stimulating Brain Exercises for Seniors

What happens to the brain as it ages? Many seniors first experience hearing loss, followed by the deterioration of eyesight. Our reflexes begin to slow and our memories start to fail. Brain-scan technology reveals that the brain actually shrinks as we age. This shrinkage causes a decline in mental processing. While aging is inevitable, you … Continue reading “9 Stimulating Brain Exercises for Seniors”

Where to Find the Best Shopping in Chicago

All of the world’s well-known cities have their famous shopping districts where people flock to part with untold sums of money. Depending on who you’re talking to, and where they’re from, opinions vary wildly on where the best shopping can be found. But, you’d be hard-pressed – no matter who you’re speaking to – to … Continue reading “Where to Find the Best Shopping in Chicago”

The Best Museums to Visit in Chicago

There are few cities anywhere in the world what can rival Chicago when it comes to museums. No matter your passion, there is a place devoted to it somewhere within the city limits. And that’s a great thing, unless you’re trying to decide which one to visit. At that point, the options just seem too … Continue reading “The Best Museums to Visit in Chicago”

The Complete List of Chicago’s Best Views

There are cities around the world that need no introduction other than a picture of their skyline. Chicago is one of those cities. As the birthplace of the modern skyscraper, Chicago has an architectural history unlike most other major metropolitan areas. This is partly due to the Great Chicago Fire but also can be attributed … Continue reading “The Complete List of Chicago’s Best Views”

Elmhurst’s Best Pizza Restaurants

There are few cities as closely associated with a food as Chicago is with pizza. There’s no doubt that the “lasagna with crust” (as New Yorkers call Chicago-style pizza) is legendary worldwide, but the city and its surroundings have more to offer than just deep dish. In fact, some of the world’s best pizza varieties … Continue reading “Elmhurst’s Best Pizza Restaurants”

Chicago’s Best Walking Parks

Life in most major metropolitan areas is all concrete and noise. The combination of these two irritants can, over time, weigh heavily on a person’s physical and emotional well-being. Even without realizing it, we yearn for open areas filled with life and color to combat the drab gray we are faced with each day. This … Continue reading “Chicago’s Best Walking Parks”

Best Tips for Medication Management

Nearly 90 percent of older adults take at least one prescription medication a day. While critically important for senior health, many elderly individuals forget to take their medicines on a regular basis. It can be difficult to remember what and how many medications need to be taken daily. Fortunately, there are several things you can … Continue reading “Best Tips for Medication Management”

Questions to Ask When Researching Assisted Living Facilities

Like most major decisions, selecting an assisted living facility begins with research. Recommendations from family, friends, medical practitioners, and current assisted living residents can be invaluable. Once you’ve determined one or (preferably) more assisted living communities to visit, don’t go unprepared. In other words, don’t leave home without a checklist, be it mental or on paper. … Continue reading “Questions to Ask When Researching Assisted Living Facilities”

7 Ways to Transition to Retirement & Advice to Cubs Catcher, David Ross

In honor of Cubs catcher, David Ross, retiring after the 2016 season in which the Chicago Cubs won the franchise’s first World Series in 108 years. We got some of our residents to give retirement advice to Mr. Ross in addition to introducing 7 ways to transition to retirement.

Things To Do in Chicago for Seniors

A Senior’s Guide to Exploring Chicago Chicago is one of the world’s great cities where year-round you can find new and exciting things to do no matter your interests or age. We will cover quite a few different activities you may enjoy, and provide you with links to all the resources we discuss. That way … Continue reading “Things To Do in Chicago for Seniors”