A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words – so in this day of digital photography and camera phones, many of us have the equivalent of millions of words right at our fingertips.  While the technology behind high-quality split-second photos has jumped by leaps and bounds in recent decades, photography itself […]

Man’s (or Woman’s) Best Friends

Lassie could always be counted on to run and get help when young Timmy was in trouble – and the trusty collie was so well-loved by the American public that the television program in which she starred was on the air for nearly two decades, making it the fifth-longest-running U.S. primetime series in history. While […]

Maximize Harmony and Balance

Looking to spruce up your living space without investing a large amount of cash – or time? It may be the perfect opportunity to try out some principles of the ancient practice of feng shui – or the more modern art of decluttering. Feng shui, which translates from the Chinese words for wind and water, […]

Dive Right In – It’s Good For You!

Talking about going down to the pool can conjure up childhood memories of bright, humid summer days spent splashing with friends, testing one’s bravery on the diving board and water slides, and floating without a care in the world until the sun began to go down.  While swimming continues to hold the same carefree appeal […]

Benefits of Technology for Seniors – Part 2

“Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.” When Alexander Graham Bell uttered those words in 1876 to his assistant over the device he had just invented, it is doubtful he could have even begun to envision the telephone’s amazing evolution over the next century and a half – or all of the other technology that […]

Technology To Keep Seniors Connected

“Alexa, what’s the weather forecast for tomorrow?” “Siri, find a recipe for oatmeal raisin cookies – oh, and add raisins to my grocery list.”  Twenty years ago these may have been questions posed to a friend or loved one sitting in the next room, but now most of us would recognize them as queries to […]

Advance Planning for Care – and Peace of Mind

You’re about to take the trip of a lifetime, and you’ve got an extensive list of sights to see and experiences to pursue while you’re there. You’ve purchased your tickets, packed comfortable clothes and shoes, and sent a copy of your itinerary to loved ones. You know that thoughtful planning is key to enjoying what […]

Cultivate Joy in the garden

In the beloved classic children’s novel “The Secret Garden,” a recently orphaned young girl and her cousin – who was thought to be unable to walk – heal emotionally and physically as they work together to cultivate a previously locked and neglected garden on the old English estate they call home. While the 110-year-old story […]

The Real Estate Market is Hot!

Feeling hot, hot, hot: it’s a catchy dance tune often played at weddings as friends and relatives shimmy across the floor in a lively conga line, but it’s also an incredibly apt descriptor for the current housing market.  Extremely low interest rates, coupled with a historically low supply. has led to steep increases in demand […]

Celebrating our Glorious Earth

Not only does the advent of springtime in Chicago – with its beautiful bird songs, sprouting daffodils and tulips, budding trees and warm breezes – signify that winter is behind us, it also offers the perfect opportunity to contemplate all of the gifts that the Earth provides, and to take action on Earth Day to […]