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The Importance of Hydration in the Elderly

With the warm days of summer now here, a reminder about the importance of staying hydrated is warranted. Staying hydrated is crucial to our overall health, and especially so for older Americans. Water is the best fluid for our bodies – whether we are ill, trying to stay cool or just trying to stay healthy. In the summer months when the temperatures...
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Tips for Downsizing Your Home

For many seniors, there will likely come a time when the decision to move out of their home and into an assisted living community or apartment becomes inevitable. The need for such a move can happen for many reasons. Whether the move is medically necessary due to changes in health or a desire to minimize costs, downsizing can be a challenge. Reason...
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Senior Living: Healthy for Life

On May 30 th , the 25 th annual "Senior Health & Fitness Day" will take place. The common goal of this special day is to encourage older Americans to remain healthy and fit. While this is one day officially set aside, at Evergreen Senior Living , we want our residents to experience this every day! At Evergreen, we believe that a fulfilling life...
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Age-Related Vision Changes for Seniors

Just as our bodies age and physical changes occur, as our eyes age they begin to change, too. Senior citizens can anticipate some vision and eye health changes, especially around age 60. Many are normal age-related vision changes and do not indicate disease. There are other changes that are categorized as diseases and should be immediately addresse...
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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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