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Dec
03

Holiday Cyber Security Tips for Older Adults

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Christmas is around the corner and you've got some holiday shopping to do! The internet has made it easier than ever before for users to find and purchase the items they want, which comes in handy around the holidays. However, there are many cybersecurity issues that can develop while you're enjoying the gift of giving. Consider the following ways ...
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Dec
03

Engaging Christmas Activities for the Elderly

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Christmas time is here, and friends and family are near! The holidays are the perfect time to include older loved ones in holiday-themed activities. Group activities provide a great way for your senior relatives to socialize, which can reduce senior isolation and loneliness that can occur during the winter months. Whether it's helping plan Christma...
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Nov
21

Celebrate the Holidays at Evergreen Place’s Holiday Open House

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If you're looking for a fun way to get into the holiday spirit, look no further! All are welcome to come and celebrate the holiday season with us here at Evergreen Place Assisted Living in Normal during our Holiday Open House! There will be delicious appetizers, Evergreen sangria, and a variety of punch and wine selections available throughout the ...
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Nov
18

A Caregiver’s Guide to Managing Sundowners Syndrome

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​Sundowners syndrome, also known as "sundowning", commonly occurs in seniors with mid-stage to advanced Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia. According to the Alzheimer's Association, approximately 20% of seniors with Alzheimer's will experience sundowning. This syndrome is characterized by confusion and agitation that increases during the late a...
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Nov
15

Handling the Holidays with Aging Parents

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The holidays are usually when you see your family the most. This can be a wonderful time of fellowship, but it can also quickly become stressful, especially if you are visiting aging parents who are struggling to live independently. As you spend more time together, you may begin to see changes in your loved one's habits or behavior. It's important ...
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Oct
22

Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Saturday, October 26th has been designated as National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. From 10am-2pm, you can drop off unused prescription drugs to a local agency that will safely dispose of them. You can use this link to find a location near you that is accepting unused prescription drugs. Drugs dropped off are received by law enforcement with no...
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Oct
16

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and more so every year, we see our communities covered in pink ribbons, shirts, symbolism and support. We are inundated with ways to support the cause, and it is important to remember why we as a community come together in support of the people who fight this disease. What is Breast Cancer?Well, on its face...
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Oct
11

Trick or Treat & Kid-Friendly Haunted House at Evergreen Senior Living

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Halloween is a real treat at Evergreen Senior Living! That's why we're inviting you and your little ghosts and goblins to come and enjoy a night of Halloween fun. Be sure to wear your scariest or funniest costumes and participate in a variety of exciting Halloween festivities. Your kids can fill their bags to the brim with yummy candy while they tr...
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Oct
11

Maintain Your Brain: 5 Ways to Improve Senior Memory

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It's normal to experience occasional lapses in memory as we age. However, there are many things you can start doing now to get a head start on battling mental decline. Take a look at the following ways you can help your brain perform at its best right now and in later years.1. Get Enough SleepAre you getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night? If n...
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Oct
11

3 Helpful Tips for Managing Senior Finances

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There may come a time when your aging parents need additional assistance in money management. Frequently, older adults need help due to a variety of reasons such as mental, visual, and physical decline and increased susceptibility to scams. Confronting your loved one about finances can be a delicate situation. However, it's an important step to tak...
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Sep
24

Music Therapy & Alzheimer's Disease

"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." ― PlatoNo matter your age, music touches everyone. Science has confirmed that as humans, we are hard-wired to have a response to music. Whether you like jazz, classical, pop, rap, blues or a mixture of all styles, there is no doubt that music ...
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Sep
06

Celebrate Assisted Living Week!

Assisted Living WeekSeptember 8-14 is National Assisted Living Week. Evergreen Senior Living communities across the state will be celebrating with a variety of activities and educational opportunities.The theme for this year's celebration is "A Spark of Creativity". The theme, as developed by the National Center for Assisted Living aims to inspire ...
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Sep
02

Safety Tips for Seniors with Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's causes various changes in a person's body and brain that can lead to poor judgment, altered sense of time and place, confusion, lost sense of balance, and changes in vision, hearing, and depth perception. All of these changes can affect seniors' safety and should be kept in check. Consider the following elderly safety tips to ensure you...
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Sep
02

5 Causes of Elderly Falls in the Home

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Falling is one of the most common senior safety issues. It can result in devastating injuries and in some cases, even death. Adults over the age of 65 are at a higher risk of falling, with one in four Americans suffering from a fall each year. Understanding the causes of elderly falls can help you, and your senior take the necessary steps to preven...
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Aug
28

Get Your Groove on at Evergreen Place’s Senior Palooza Music Festival

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Spend your Saturday with Evergreen Place Assisted Living in Normal at our free Senior Palooza music festival this September! This event is open to the public. So, grab your friends and family and come enjoy a free day full of delicious food, live entertainment, and much more.Date: Saturday, September 14thTime: 11 am – 3 pmLocation: Evergreen Place ...
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Aug
28

Evergreen Place Presents A Taste of Evergreen

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Evergreen Place in Champaign welcomes you to come and experience all our community has to offer at A Taste of Evergreen this September! During the event, guests will enjoy a variety of food items as they journey on a self-guided tour of Evergreen Place. Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter to win a $150 gift card if they visit all the ...
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Aug
02

Shop Around at the Evergreen Village Market

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We love shopping! So, you can imagine our excitement to be hosting our Village Market this summer! Grab your family and friends and head to Evergreen Village in Normal to browse a variety of wonderful items – from baked goods to garage sale bargains!Date: Thursday, August 22ndTime: 2 – 4 p.m. Location: Evergreen Village Supportive Living - 1701 Eve...
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Aug
01

4 Ways to Prevent Memory Loss

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The brain is a part of the body we often neglect to exercise, which could be contributing to the number of people suffering from elderly dementia. According to a study by the Fisher Center for Alzheimer's Research Foundation, those who did not regularly participate in mentally challenging tasks saw a 48% faster cognitive decline than those who did....
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Aug
01

7 Steps to Avoid Caregiver Burnout

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Caregiving is physically and emotionally demanding and can easily become overwhelming to even the strongest people. It's important for caregivers to recognize the benefits of self-care. If the stresses of caregiving are continuously ignored, it can begin to take a toll on your physical health and mental well-being, and your ability to properly care...
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Jul
01

Senior Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

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​According to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Osteoporosis is a bone disease that develops when our bodies either lose large amounts of bone mass or produces too little bone. When this happens, our bones become weak and brittle, increasing the likelihood of fracture.It's especially important for seniors to know and understand the risk factors...
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