Cooking Shows Providing Food For Thought
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February 03, 2021

From the cozy, folksy appeal of Ree Drummond sharing her favorite down-home recipes on “The Pioneer Woman” to the intense, edge-of-your-seat excitement of competitions like “The Great British Baking Show,” “Chopped” and “Food Network Star,” cooking shows offer the perfect blend of ingredients to capture our attention and our hearts…

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Amazon Sends Avid Reader at Lexington Square Elmhurst Congratulatory Gift
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January 19, 2021

An official from the world’s largest online retailer took time to acknowledge and honor a local senior’s accomplishment. The public relations department at Amazon, the multinational e-commerce conglomerate, learned that a resident of Lexington Square senior living in Elmhurst had spent the pandemic pursuing her favorite hobby. A self-professed voracious…

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So Long, Farewell, It’s Time to Say “Adieu” to 2020
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January 01, 2021

It was one for the books. At first glance, not the feel-good, bestseller books that you want to read and savor over and over again. But for sure, the notable, shocking, unexpected, can’t-wait-to-get-to-the-end-of-this-one books! We’re talking about 2020. It will go down in history as one of the most difficult…

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Read All About It! Part 2
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December 15, 2020

It’s a cozy, familiar scene: a child cuddles up with a favorite stuffed toy or blanket and settles in to listen to a captivating story being read aloud by a much-loved grandparent. This one looks a bit different, though: the grandparent and child are in their own homes, and they…

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Read All About It!
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December 01, 2020

Whether it is solving a mystery on the Orient Express or in the English countryside, tracking a Russian submarine, fighting for survival in the Alaskan wilderness, exploring the fields and forests of Prince Edward Island with a spunky red-headed orphan, or even exploring the depths of outer space, a good…

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Gratitude
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November 20, 2020

With its gorgeous, dramatic early-evening sunsets, leaves changing to glorious rich hues, cool breezes hinting of snows to come, and Thanksgiving holiday dedicated to celebrating blessings and bounty, fall is the perfect time of year to slow down and reflect on everything for which we are grateful. Not only does…

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A Sincere Thank You to Those Who Have Served
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November 11, 2020

Courage. Honor. Sacrifice. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when thinking about the brave men and women who have served our country in the armed forces and defended our freedom, and Veterans Day is a wonderful opportunity to show them our appreciation. Americans recognize…

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15 of the Best Breweries in Chicago Offering Pickup and Delivery During COVID-19
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April 06, 2020

Sheltering in place during the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t mean craft beer lovers have to put their favorite hobby on hold. Many Chicago breweries are currently offering delivery or curbside pickup, so you can still try new beers, keep your tried and true favorites in stock, and even send some to…

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How to Work With Siblings to Care for an Aging Parent
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October 01, 2018

The challenge of caring for an aging parent can be magnified when the responsibility falls on loved ones, especially siblings. Sometimes, longstanding issues affecting the relationship among siblings can be a detriment to providing a secure, nurturing environment for Mom or Dad. Identifying conflicts or concerns among family member is…

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Using Nutrition to Keep Our Bones Healthy as We Get Older
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September 03, 2018

Changes in bone health are pretty obvious among the senior population. As mass, or density, decreases, bones become more fragile and might fracture more easily. Among other things, the spine shortens, which often leads to a reduction in height. And even though a decline in bone health isn’t gender-specific, it’s…

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How to Maintain the Look and Health of Your Skin as You Age
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August 01, 2018

Your skin says a lot about you. It’s a testament not only to your life experience, but also to the effort you’ve put into sustaining it. Skin care at any age is important, but skin care as the years go by is even more crucial – especially if your skin…

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Do Creative Activities Promote Healthy Aging?
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June 30, 2018

Art is an incredibly powerful and transformative force. For children, creative endeavors such as art, music, and dance classes have been shown to fortify performance in other classes outside of these fields of study. And creativity expands beyond these more strictly artistic endeavors. For students who have trouble with some…

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7 Ways to Transition to Retirement & Advice to Cubs Catcher, David Ross
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November 09, 2016

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. (more…)

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How to Speak to Someone Who Is Experiencing Hearing Loss
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March 01, 2016

  Many children of senior parents wonder how to speak to someone who is experiencing hearing loss. Nearly one quarter of people aged 65 to 74 suffer from disabling hearing loss; those figures jump to 50% in people over age 75, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other…

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No difference between assisted living and nursing homes? Think Again!
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January 12, 2016

Convinced there’s virtually no difference between assisted living and nursing homes? Boy, do you have a lot to learn. Before it becomes necessary to launch a search for the right senior-living setting, let us help you do your homework. Levels of care and independence The biggest differences between these residential…

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