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The Top 10 Myths About Retirement Communities

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Apr 19, 2018 9:38:25 AM

A retirement community is a place for active adults who are seeking things like exciting new friendships, stimulating educational opportunities and convenient lifestyles that help them thrive.

However, if you asked someone what they thought life in a retirement community was like, they might tell you something completely different. Why? Because there are a lot of myths out there muddying the waters.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community

My Chicago: A Great Place to Call Home

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Apr 11, 2018 10:20:29 AM

Frank Sinatra sang it best: “And each time I roam, Chicago is calling me home, Chicago is why I just grin like a clown – It’s my kind of town!” Over 2.7 million people call Chicago home and find plenty of things to love about what the city has to offer.

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Topics: Chicago Lifestyle

Types of Continuing Care Retirement Community Contracts

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Mar 22, 2018 4:25:43 PM

Among the many options of housing and care available to older adults, continuing care retirement community (also known as a CCRC, or Lifecare community) is one of the most popular choices.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community

5 Fun, Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Apartment Home

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Mar 9, 2018 8:43:11 AM

Spring is almost upon us—the weather will warm up, the sun will shine and we’ll be able to venture out of our apartment homes without seven layers of winter gear.

The changing season is a great time to take a step back, evaluate and refresh the look of your apartment home. For those of you who are looking for fresh decorating ideas, here are five fun and easy ways to spruce up your apartment.

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Topics: Independent Lifestyle

Why Boomers are Choosing Life Plan Communities

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 22, 2018 7:11:34 AM

Baby boomers are retiring at a higher rate every year. It is estimated that since 2011, an average of 10,000 baby boomers turn 65 each day. By 2030, about 18% of the population will be over 65.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community

Why Shouldn’t I Age in Place at Home?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 12, 2018 1:02:39 PM

aging in placeYou are planning for your future needs and you may be thinking “I’d rather stay home and age in place, it’ll be cheaper and more comfortable.” Some boomers feel that if they move into a retirement community, their independence will be taken away, it will be too expensive and it will be boring and lonely. However, these thoughts are based on outdated misconceptions. There are many reasons why living in a Lifecare community is a better choice than staying home.

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Topics: Future Planning

February Events

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 24, 2018 12:53:48 PM

chicago eventsWhether you’re planning a romantic Valentine’s Day outing or simply looking for a fun weekend festival, Chicago has plenty of February events to keep you entertained.

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Topics: Chicago Lifestyle

Quaker Values: Lifelong Learning in Chicago

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 9, 2018 1:06:26 PM

Kendal, the not-for-profit parent company of The Admiral at the Lake, has been working to transform our culture’s view of the aging process since the 1970s. Although the Kendal System is not affiliated with any religious institution, it was founded with the principles of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in mind.

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Topics: Chicago Lifestyle

January Events near The Admiral at the Lake

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Dec 19, 2017 3:07:11 PM

The biting winds of winter are upon us, but that doesn’t mean we want to be cooped up inside for the next four months. Join Admiral residents as we venture out to these entertaining and educational events near The Admiral at the Lake. Explore the nearby neighborhoods of Andersonville and Edgewater, and dive deeper into the north end of Chicago to see what the city has to offer.

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Topics: Chicago Lifestyle

Chef Eddie's Holiday Dining Tips

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Dec 15, 2017 12:15:19 PM

Holiday dining is a highlight for many of us during this festive season. It’s a time for friends and family, for gift giving and receiving, but it’s also a time for delicious meals topped off with cakes, pies, and plenty of Christmas cookies.

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Topics: Independent Lifestyle

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