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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

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

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