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Oct
02

Assisted Living Week at Evergreen Place, Normal

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Caring is EssentiAL To kick off Assisted Living Week, we celebrated Grandparents' Day with a huge surprise. The next best thing to seeing your grandchildren on grandparent's day is receiving a singing telegram or poem from them! Director Joyce Benton either sang or read a poem to residents that were selected by their grandchildren. Decorated cupcak...
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Oct
01

Signs and Treatments of Geriatric Depression

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Around 6 million Americans experience depression later in life. Many go untreated, as geriatric depression is often misinterpreted as symptoms of an illness or side effects of medications. This condition is not a normal part of aging and should be treated as any other medical issue. Elderly depression not only increases a senior's risk of cardiac d...
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Oct
01

6 Technology Tips for Seniors

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An AARP national survey showed that 51% of American seniors bought a new tech device within the past year. Even though many seniors are jumping on the technology bandwagon, there are still many who are reluctant to learn how to use the tech properly or are not using it to its fullest potential. Some seniors do not understand or believe that the use...
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Oct
01

Health Benefits of Staying Social for Seniors

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Most people are aware of the many benefits of physical activity, but what about social activity? Interacting with others is just as critical to our health, especially for the senior population. Many seniors may lose their daily social activities as they age due to various reasons such as mobility issues or family members and friends moving away. Ho...
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Oct
01

8 Questions to Ask Your Senior's Doctor

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The senior population of the United States is growing each year. In 2018, there were 52 million seniors with significant growth expected for the next ten years. Life expectancy has also increased. Many of these seniors are living alone and are dependent on their families to be part of their health safety net. It can be helpful for family membe...
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