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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 fac...
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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 Sleep Are you getting 7-9 hours of sleep each night? I...
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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." ― Plato No 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 Week September 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 inspir...
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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 preve...
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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 14 th Time: 11 am – 3 pm Location: Evergreen Pl...
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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 22 nd Time: 2 – 4 p.m. Location: Evergreen Village Supportive Living - 1701 ...
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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 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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