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Celebrate Supportive Living Week

The week of April 23-27 has been set aside to celebrate Supportive Living Week. This week recognizes the residents and staff members that make these communities thrive. The Supportive Living program is Illinois' model of affordable assisted living, and falls under the purview of the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition (AALC) . This program makes t...
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Important Health Screenings for Seniors

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) is a volunteer panel comprised of national experts in the fields of evidence-based medicine and disease prevention. The organization is an independent unit that works to improve Americans' health by making recommendations for clinical preventative services. As we age, and the list of potential comp...
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What is Supportive Living?

If you are searching for a compassionate senior care community, look no further than Evergreen Senior Living . Our communities provide compassionate care and support to seniors in a beautiful setting with a variety of upscale amenities. What is a supportive living community, and how does it differ from the more commonly understood assisted living o...
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Healthy, Green Foods

It's March! That means spring is starting to peek through the veil of winter and little green shoots are nudging their way toward the heavens. Spring means a new beginning for nature, and as we celebrate National Nutrition Month, we look at brightly-colored foods (green, yellow, orange and red!) that will give us a fresh start this spring, too. Mos...
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Indoor Activities to Combat Cabin Fever

This time of year, the weather truly IS frightful. February is a cold month stuck in between the holiday fanfare of New Year's Day and the first inklings of spring in March. Extremely cold temperatures, gray skies, snow and ice all make it difficult, if not impossible, to be outside. Let's face it, cabin fever is kicking in. Here are some fun activ...
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