The Admiral at the Lake Blog

Creating Meaningful Experiences at The Admiral: Meet Kim Kohler

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Dec 20, 2019 10:25:02 AM

You may have certain criteria as you search for retirement communities that fit your lifestyle. One of those items could be having plenty of opportunities to continue to learn and engage. Not only would you want these opportunities as part of independent living, but for all levels of care if you should ever need it.

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Topics: Future Planning, Independent Lifestyle

Andersonville: Our Top Picks to Explore In the Neighborhood

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Dec 13, 2019 10:55:59 AM

“What is the community like around The Admiral at the Lake?”

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Topics: Chicago Living

Why The Admiral Walks To Help End Alzheimer's

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Oct 7, 2019 3:46:03 PM


On October 26th, more than 6,000 people will gather at Soldier Field for one mission: to walk to raise awareness and funds to end Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® in Chicago is the seventh-largest walk in the nation. Funds generated from The Walk help benefit Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

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Topics: Chicago Living, Wellness, Social Connections

Local Guests Enjoy Community Wellness Picnic at The Admiral

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Sep 4, 2019 11:58:33 AM

More than 60 older adults from Uptown, Andersonville and Edgewater - along with hundreds of residents and staff - enjoyed an afternoon picnic at The Admiral Wednesday, August 21.

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Topics: Social Connections

Is Assisted Living the Next Step?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Aug 23, 2019 12:56:11 PM

Have you had a recent visit with your parent and noticed something not quite right? Maybe you noticed a change in their behavior, that they’re having more falls or illnesses lately, or their home is unusually untidy.

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Topics: Assisted Living

Vision and Leadership: Meet Our New Director of Sales and Marketing

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 19, 2019 2:39:06 PM

Sales and marketing are essential to all businesses in all industries. It’s the way we tell people how our business can help them. The Admiral at the Lake’s sales and marketing team gained a new leader in June when Katie O’Brien came on board as the director.  She brings more than 20 years’ experience in integrated marketing and sales strategy plus a background in community development. 

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Topics: Independent Lifestyle, Social Connections

Downsizing Memories: How to Handle Sentimental Items

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 3, 2019 1:10:10 PM

When you begin the process of downsizing your belongings, you start to decide what will stay and what will go. At first glance, a stranger could easily walk into your home and advise you to get rid of the lumpy vase being used as a centerpiece, donate your antique armoire and send your grown children into the attic to claim the things that hold sentimental value for them.

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Topics: Future Planning

Four Tips to Make Selling Your Parent's Home Easier

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jul 2, 2019 10:30:00 AM

When it’s time for your parent or loved one to move to Assisted Living, one of your first questions may be, “What do we do with the house?” And if it’s a sudden move, you might be feeling especially pressed for time.

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Topics: Future Planning

How Can a Home Assessment Help Your Loved One?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jun 24, 2019 11:20:27 AM

As your parent or loved one grows older, you may ask yourself if it’s the right time for them to move to a retirement community. While there’s no clear-cut answer in many situations, assessing the state of their home and overall well-being can help you make the decision.

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Topics: Future Planning, Assisted Living

Finding Balance as a Caregiver

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jun 5, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Being a caregiver to a loved one such as your parent or grandparent can be rewarding. You get to spend time with them and take pride in being able to care for them as they cared for you. However, being a caregiver can also be exhausting, emotionally draining and can interfere with your family and career.

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Topics: Wellness, Assisted Living