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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 fact...
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Jul
01

Helpful Tips for Caregivers of Aging Parents

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Caregiving can be one of the most difficult and time-consuming jobs for all those involved. It's not only a physically taxing task but also one that weighs heavily on your emotions. Because of the stresses that come with caregiving for aging parents and loved ones, it's easy for caregivers to develop health-related issues or become burned out as a ...
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Jun
27

Evergreen Place Assisted Living Annual Ice Cream Social

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We're celebrating the sweetness of summer at our annual ice cream social! All are welcome to come and enjoy a free evening of desserts and live entertainment. Be sure to bring a blanket or lawn chair as you sit back, relax, and listen to the sweet sounds of the Brass Band of Central Illinois . Date: Wednesday, July 17 th Time: 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Loca...
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Jun
27

Summer Carnival at Evergreen Village

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Grab your friends and family and head out to Evergreen Village Supportive Living for some fun in the sun at our Summer Carnival this July! Date: Thursday, July 18 th Time: 2 – 4 p.m. Location: Evergreen Village – 1701 Evergreen Blvd. Normal, IL No RSVP is necessary! Tickets will be available for purchase for $1 each and can be spent on rides, games...
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Jun
10

Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness Month

This June, the Alzheimer's Association is sponsoring "Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month". The Alzheimer's Association is committed to ending Alzheimer's disease, and finding a cure to stop this deadly disease. Alzheimer's is a brain disease that causes a slow decline in memory, reasoning skills and thinking. Nearly 6 million Americans suffer ...
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Jun
03

The Best Exercises for Seniors

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​ Remaining physically active as we age is crucial in keeping our bodies fit and our minds sharp. The best exercises for you are the ones you have the most fun doing! The goal of a workout should be to maintain your quality of life and improve your overall mental and physical wellbeing. Check out these low-impact and senior-friendly exercises to in...
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Jun
03

10 Summer Hobbies to Keep Your Senior Smiling

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​ Summer is here, and that means more opportunities for fun activities!  It's important for older adults to remain active to prevent senior isolation and loneliness as well as reduce potential health issues. Each activity can help keep seniors' brains active and can give them a feeling of satisfaction and independence. Take a look at the follo...
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May
29

Veteran's Benefits for Assisted & Supportive Living

The Census Bureau estimates there are nearly 750,000 veterans living in Illinois today. A large number of them served during the Vietnam War and are at the age when an assisted living or supportive living community might be appropriate. Assisted living and supportive living provide private apartments where seniors can live in a community of their p...
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May
15

Sleep Hygiene: How You Can Sleep Better

A good night's sleep is an amazing gift! You know the mornings you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to conquer the day? Those are so much better than the nights of tossing and turning, waking up feeling sluggish and foggy. Healthy sleep is a critical part of both physical and mental health. With a restful night of slumber, we are more productive...
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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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May
01

The Top 3 Mental Health Issues For Seniors

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There are a variety of physical health issues that can arise as we age, but often we forget about the numerous mental illnesses that are also possible. General forgetfulness is naturally part of the aging process, but there comes a time when symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and a change in eating habits can show signs of a more serious mental ...
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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
18

Join Us at Evergreen Senior Living’s Second Annual Senior Camp Music Festival

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Date: Saturday, May 18th Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Location: Evergreen Senior Living Chillicothe – 404 Stillwater Dr. Chillicothe, IL 61523 RSVP: Call Beau at (309) 247-5440 Join us at Evergreen Senior Living Chillicothe for food, music, and fun at our second annual Senior Camp Music Festival! There will be a variety of food and fun activities to enjo...
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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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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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Apr
05

5 Signs It's Time For Assisted Living

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Caring for our elders can be one of the most challenging tasks we face in our lives. A time may come when your loved one may not be able to live on their own any longer, and you are presented with the difficult decision of choosing what living situation is best for them. Assisted living is a great option, offering a caring environment that can prov...
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Mar
29

Hearing Loss & Alzheimer’s: The Connection

Researchers continue to push to better understand Alzheimer's disease, what causes it, and if there is a cure. New studies have shown that hearing loss and Alzheimer's disease may be connected. Hearing loss does not cause Alzheimer's, but studies and research indicate there is a link. 5.8 million. That is the number of Americans currently living wi...
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Mar
26

Supportive Living Week: “Never Stop Dancing” Wine & Cheese Party

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Date: April 25 th Time: 4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Location: Evergreen Village - 1701 Evergreen Blvd. Normal, IL Join us for a classy evening in honor of Supportive Living Week! Enjoy sweet piano instrumentals as you indulge in an assortment of wines and cheeses on our beautiful campus. And don't forget to bring your dancing shoes! This year's theme for Su...
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Mar
20

Easter Eggstravaganza at Evergreen Senior Living

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Evergreen Senior Living of Chillicothe would like to invite you to our Easter Eggstravaganza! Join us for a morning filled with fun! Date: Saturday, April 13th Time: 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Location: Evergreen Senior Living – 404 Stillwater Dr. Chillicothe, IL 61523 There will be a variety of fun activities and delicious snacks and drinks for everyone to ...
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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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