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Apr
22

Supportive Living Program Legislation

Evergreen Senior Living Communities in Illinois are celebrating Supportive Living Week from April 22-26. The theme for 2019 is "Never Stop Dancing". Music and movement pair effortlessly. The language of music is universal and for seniors, songs can evoke memories to various pivotal times in their lives. Just the sound of a familiar tune can help un...
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Apr
10

Gardening for Good Health

Spring is in the air and the home and garden centers are full of tress, plants, flowers and herbs to be purchased and lovingly planted at home. Tending to your own personal piece of nature can be very soothing and relaxing. Whether you grow a garden full of vegetables or just enjoy the blooms of a select few flowers, gardening is a hobby and pastim...
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Jan
09

Welcome to Evergreen Place in Champaign!

It is with great pleasure that Heritage Operations Group welcomes the families and residents of Villa of Champaign into our community of care. As of January 1, 2019, Villa is now named Evergreen Place Assisted Living and is located at 4114 W. Springfield Avenue in Champaign. You can call them directly at (217) 530-4300, or visit our website to see ...
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Nov
29

Planning for Assisted and Supportive Living Expenses

Planning ahead for senior care is a topic many of us don't want to think about. Moving from a home filled with memories into a senior living community can be very emotional. However, the majority of people will have to make a decision about additional care and support at some point in their lives. It is crucial to start your planning now to avoid u...
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Aug
29

Here’s Why You Should Consider Assisted Living Now

For many seniors, living in the home where they raised their children holds years of wonderful memories. It can be a tough decision to move into an assisted living apartment, but the right choice for lots of older Americans. There are lots of reasons why older people move to smaller living spaces. They may not have the energy, desire or physical ab...
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Aug
15

What is the Difference Between Independent Living and Assisted Living?

Our society is very fortunate that we have multiple living options for people as they age. As children move out and the upkeep of a large home, garage and lawn become too much trouble for older adults, they have many choices. It may also be that seniors want more freedom to travel, or simply want to downsize to save expenses. Independent living, su...
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Apr
21

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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Mar
21

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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Jan
12

Worry-Free Winters at Evergreen Senior Living

The cold winter months bring to light lots of homeowner situations that can be unpleasant for anyone. Shoveling snow and spreading salt on icy sidewalks can be dangerous activities, especially for older adults who may not have the endurance or balance to safely perform these tasks. The cold weather can bring frozen pipes, problems with heating syst...
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Dec
01

Volunteer to Help Seniors During the Holidays

Thanksgiving is over, and it's officially the Christmas holiday season. Shopping malls are becoming more crowded, the to-do lists are growing longer and the excitement for the big day is mounting. The holidays can be a wonderful time for family traditions (both new and established) and sharing the holiday spirit with others. However, the seasonal d...
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Aug
25

Senior Living Options

As members of the Baby Boom generation age, the demand increases for reliable information about senior living and healthcare options. There are numerous choices for the care of an elderly loved one. Let's take a look at some of the options. Staying at Home Many older adults would say that staying at home and living independently as long as possible...
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May
19

Active Seniors

It's that time of year … the days are becoming longer and summer break is nearly upon us. The sun is hanging around more each day and the temperatures are growing steadily warmer. With summer right around the corner, there is anticipation in the air to get out and be more active. Kids are out riding their bicycles until the twilight sky calls them ...
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Apr
21

Happiness is Ageless: Supportive Living Week 2017

The week of April 24-28, 2017, is a celebration of the success of the Supportive Living Program as an alternative living option for seniors as well as persons with physical disabilities. The theme for 2017's Supportive Living Week is "Happiness is Ageless". This is the 10 th year of this celebration, sponsored by the Affordable Assisted Living Coal...
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Apr
14

Celebrating Volunteers

Since 1974, a national celebration of volunteers and the many services they provide has been a yearly event across the country. About one quarter of our American population volunteer in some capacity within their community. That's nearly 63 million people giving their time and energy to do something selfless that will benefit another person, animal...
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Mar
10

Daylight Savings: Spring Forward

Everyone looks forward to Daylight Savings Time. In the fall we receive the gift of an extra hour, resulting in a 25-hour day. That extra hour feels like a rare gift of time! In the spring, we often grumble about losing an hour of sleep, but relish that the evenings begin to last longer. As springtime moves into summer, the longer hours of daylight...
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Jan
25

Keeping the Flu at Bay

Keeping the Flu at Bay

No winter season is quite like the previous. One year we might be living in a winter wonderland, but only needing our coat, hat, scarf and gloves, and the next year we might be looking for our ice picks, shoe grippers, and hand warmers to help us make it through the bitter cold and icy tundra. Much like how no winter season is exactly the same, the flu season also can vary each year with fluctuating conditions, the severity, timing and duration.

We have known for many years that individuals 65 years and older have the greatest burden of severe flu disease, especially when compared to younger, healthier individuals. Naturally, one reason for this is due to weakened immune systems as we age. Because seniors tend to be at greater risk of serious complications from the flu, it is important to be preventative and to know the signs and symptoms of flu if they hit.

 

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Jan
18

Feeling Beautiful

Feeling Beautiful

As our loved ones age, they are often faced with the realization that they may no longer be as independent as they once were, or would like to be. An ailment may lead to seclusion, and injury may prohibit mobility, and sadness may cause withdrawal. Perhaps your loved one may need help eating, bathing or getting to the restroom. This feeling of lost independence can affect many areas of a senior’s life, and although we may not think of if, this includes a lack of interest in appearance or a self-worth.

 

At Evergreen Senior Living, we feel that dignity is important throughout every person’s life. Although someone’s ability to function as before may change as they age, we believe that everyone is unique and possesses unique qualities. For this reason, we ensure an environment where the self-worth of each individual is recognized, respected and maintained. We are dedicated to physical and mental health, but we are also dedicated to making sure our seniors feel good on the outside, which is why we are happy to offer personal care services.

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