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May
01

Keeping a Healthy Diet During Senior Life

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​ Contrary to popular belief, a healthy diet doesn't mean that you have to eliminate all of your favorite foods. Rather, it's more about gradually making small changes. Set realistic goals for yourself, such as adding a salad to your diet during lunch or dinner or drinking more water. As you start to form one healthy habit, you'll naturally want to...
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Apr
05

10 Tips for a Better Memory

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Everyone wants a sharp memory, especially as they grow older. There are many things you can do right now to give your memory a much-needed boost! Consider the following tips to help prevent senior memory loss: 1. Participate in brain-boosting activities. These are any activities that teach you something new or challenge you. They could include lear...
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Mar
19

Easter Eggstravaganza at Evergreen Place Assisted Living

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We're having a party and you're invited! We hope you and your family will join us in celebrating the Easter holiday at our Easter Eggstravaganza this spring. Date: Wednesday, April 17 th Time: 10 a.m. Location: Evergreen Place Assisted Living – 801 Gregory St, Normal, IL 61761 There will be a variety of fun activities and yummy treats for everyone ...
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Mar
07

What to Do When Your Senior Refuses Senior Care

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​ The decision to transition your loved one to assisted living or supportive living community is difficult for both parties, but it's especially hard when they refuse to consider the move altogether. It's a common occurrence among older adults, one which requires delicate handling. Many seniors refuse assisted living or supportive living communitie...
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Feb
01

5 Ways to Love Your Senior

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It's the season of love, so why not show your mom, dad, or grandparent a little extra appreciation? Some of the greatest gifts you can give aren't the tangible kind. Consider showcasing your affection year round and in the following ways: 1. Listen Let your senior speak! Often, seniors can feel unimportant or feel as though no one understands them....
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Jan
02

Assisted Living vs. Supportive Living: What's the Difference?

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Your loved one is unique, and so they need a special place that caters to their specific needs. It's important to know your senior as well as the senior living styles that are available to them. Consider the difference between assisted living and supportive living when making your decision. Assisted Living  Assisted living communities are desi...
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Dec
03

6 Benefits of Exercise for the Elderly

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As we age, we often tend to adopt a more sedentary lifestyle. Our inactivity could be a result of health issues, pain, or simply concerns about falling and sustaining an injury. However, physical activity key to remaining healthy both mentally and physically in our later years. Here are just a few benefits that exercise can provide to older adults:...
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Nov
26

The Importance of Senior Socialization

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Our desire for companionship does not disappear as we age. As a matter of fact, healthy relationships are critical when it comes to the quality of senior life. Socializing can help seniors retain health and can provide them with a sense of purpose and fulfillment. There are many health benefits to senior socialization, some of which include: Reduce...
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Sep
08

National Assisted Living Week

"Family isn't always blood, it's the people in your life who want you in theirs: the ones who accept you for who you are, the ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what." Those heart-warming words are attributed to the late poet Maya Angelou. We can all find truth in her statement, whether this espousal of love make...
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Aug
11

The Importance of Potassium Intake for Seniors

Senior nutrition is different than the dietary needs of other age groups. In general, as we age and our bodies change, the way we process food and the effects they have on our bodies also changes. We all know that we can't eat the same foods as we did in our youth, but in addition to an upset stomach, the consequences of poor nutrition as we age ca...
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Aug
04

Laughter is the Best Medicine - Proven

We hear it all the time, "Laughter is good for the soul!". Does laughter really have proven health benefits? Apparently, it does! In addition to laughter, having a healthy lifestyle, a positive sense of humor and a good attitude all contribute to improved health. But laughter does impact our health, because the act of laughing changes our bodies ph...
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