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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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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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