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My Chicago: Inspired to Give Back to the Community

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Aug 8, 2018 9:10:19 AM

Whatever stage of life you may be in, it’s never too late to do good for the community. There are so many benefits of volunteering, not only for the community but for yourself as well.

Learn how one resident at The Admiral at the Lake donates his time and how you can get started volunteering.

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Topics: Chicago Lifestyle

My Chicago: Festive Fun in the Sun

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Aug 1, 2018 9:35:08 AM

Active. Festive. The best season in the city. That’s how one resident at The Admiral at the Lake describes summer in Chicago.

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Topics: Chicago Lifestyle

What is Memory Care and How Can It Help My Parent?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 25, 2018 2:25:18 PM

Is your loved one is starting to experience cognitive impairment symptoms such as memory loss, confusion and disorientation? Whether your family member is living on their own or living at an assisted living community, or a CCRC (continuing care retirement community), it may be time to start investigating higher levels of service.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community

Brain Training to Slow Mental Decline

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 11, 2018 12:00:25 PM

We’ve all had those days where we have forgotten where we parked our car, put our keys in the refrigerator, or went looking for our phone that was in our hand the entire time. These can be instances that we laugh at ourselves for, but can be a cause for worry as we grow older. As we age, our cognitive abilities begin to slow down.

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Topics: health, Wellness

Does Living in a Lifecare Community Make You Healthier?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jun 20, 2018 9:57:37 AM

Lifecare communities (also known as continuing care retirement communities or CCRCs) are a favorite choice among older adults as they have every level of care available for residents, all on the same campus.

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Topics: health, Lifecare, Life Plan Community

5 Traits of Successful Retirement Planning

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jun 6, 2018 11:49:51 AM

Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a crystal ball to tell us what the future holds for us? Unfortunately, this isn’t possible.

Fortunately, though, we can be proactive in planning for anything that the future may throw our way. Here are 5 ways to make your future planning successful!

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Topics: Future Planning, Lifecare, Life Plan Community

My Chicago: The Best of Both Worlds

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on May 30, 2018 1:48:46 PM

As you may already know, Chicago is known to have a little bit of something for everyone. There is a lot of history, culture and art to explore throughout the city. And if you like the city life as well as nature, Chicago neighbors Lake Michigan and offers plenty of beaches and trails to fulfill both interests.

It’s one of Joan’s favorite aspects of life in Chicago. Joan shares with us her Chicago experience.

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Topics: Chicago Lifestyle

My Chicago: Hidden Treasures

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on May 16, 2018 1:02:22 PM

If you have ever visited Chicago, you may have felt slightly overwhelmed with all of the options of things to do and see in such a short window of time. And if you live in Chicago, you may still be working through all of the many activities available to you.

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Topics: Chicago Lifestyle

My Chicago: Lifelong Learning in Chicago

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on May 9, 2018 12:43:08 PM

Lifelong learning has started to become a priority when older adults begin to plan for their future. In fact, according to a survey in 2017,  Assessing Consumer Interest in University-Based Retirement Communities, priorities among Americans over 65 when moving to a retirement community affiliated with a college or university showed the following results:

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Topics: Chicago Lifestyle

3 Reasons You Should Talk to Your Parent About Moving to a Lifecare Community

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on May 2, 2018 11:27:51 AM

According to recent studies, 10 million adult children over the age of 50 are actively caregiving for their parent(s). These adult children are tasked with daily chores such as grocery shopping, meal preparation, dressing and bathing, and more.

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Topics: Future Planning, Lifecare, Life Plan Community

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