Senior Living Blog

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”

8 Ways to Help Elderly Drivers Ease into Retiring from Driving

When is the correct time for seniors to retire from driving? While there’s no set age, adults who present a danger to themselves or others on the road should irrefutably give up their car keys. It’s not always easy to persuade elderly drivers to stop driving, and many will resist giving up this area of … Continue reading “8 Ways to Help Elderly Drivers Ease into Retiring from Driving”

8 Travel Tips for Seniors Who Want to Have Fun While Staying Safe

Travel at any age carries risks, but for seniors, this risk is significantly heightened. Whether you’re traveling to the shopping mall in the next town over or to an oceanfront condo across the country, travel requires preparation and organization. Follow these travel tips for seniors to ensure your health and safety while you’re away.

Pastry, Prayers, and a Persistent Policeman: Tools from my Caregiving Survival Kit

At 5am on the day of my mother’s hospital discharge, I slung myself out of bed, chugged a mug of coffee, and with the fortitude of Indiana Jones, excavated enough energy to organize Mom’s room, buy a bouquet of yellow roses, and stock her preferred brand of marmalade, along with a few Chunky candy bars for … Continue reading “Pastry, Prayers, and a Persistent Policeman: Tools from my Caregiving Survival Kit”

Tips on How to Combat Social Isolation in Seniors

For many seniors, the effects of social isolation are far too familiar. While retirement is supposed to be a time of rest and relaxation, it can often lead to loneliness and depression. As retirees move from their family homes to senior living facilities, they are forced to start anew in an unfamiliar environment. The effects … Continue reading “Tips on How to Combat Social Isolation in Seniors”