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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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Apr
07

Depression in the Elderly

Friday, April 7th marks World Health Day, brought to us by the World Health Organization (WHO). New estimates released by the WHO tell us that depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide. Globally, more than 300 million people now live with depression. There is a lack of support for people with depression as well as the s...
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Mar
31

Our Evergreen Mission

For almost 20 years, Evergreen Senior Living has served the senior population across Illinois. Our first community opened in Beardstown, Illinois in 1999. This was the first supportive living community in the state! As the need for senior services has grown, Evergreen has been a leader in providing the kind of care and support that seniors and thei...
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Mar
24

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Laughter is the best medicine … we've all heard this sentiment, but is there any truth to it? It would be hard to find a person who hasn't laughed so hard they had tears in their eyes, or had a sore stomach after a particularly long laughing fit. We all feel amazing after a good laugh, but is there any actual medical benefit to laughing? Fortunatel...
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Mar
17

Luck o' the Irish

St. Patrick's Day – the day where people wear green, pinch people who aren't wearing green, eat corned beef and cabbage, and drink to their heart's desire.It might surprise some to know, that St. Patrick's Day was not always like this.Let's explore some history of this party-filled day. We should start at the very beginning, and learn who St. Patri...
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