The Admiral at the Lake Blog

Sharpen Your Cooking Skills With These Tips

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 30, 2019 1:32:56 PM

“No one is born a great cook. One learns by doing.” - Julia Child

Perhaps you’re a veritable celebrity chef, renowned for your signature towering soufflé and perfect Baked Alaska. Or maybe you’re the kind of person who enjoys a fine meal - in the comfort of your favorite steakhouse.

No matter your comfort level in the kitchen, there are always skills to learn that can make your cooking more delicious, more creative and more fun.

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Topics: Independent Lifestyle

Get to Know Our Health Services Administrator

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 23, 2019 11:37:16 AM

As we age, the topic of healthcare becomes an important one. We don’t know if we will experience health problems 10, 20 or 30 years down the road, but we know we need to make a plan for it.

At The Admiral at the Lake you will find our Health Services Administrator, Mark Dubovick, is working hard to continuously improve our healthcare and wellness program. We sat down with Mark and got to learn more about him and the exciting project he has been working on at The Admiral.

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Topics: Wellness

Why Older Adults Are Stressed (And What to Do About It)

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 17, 2019 10:22:19 AM

Stressed out?

You’re not alone. Many older adults experience periods of stress, especially when facing transitional periods such as retirement or moving to a new home.

To manage your stress, the first step is understanding where it’s coming from. Let’s explore some of the common causes of stress in older adults—and how to cope.

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Topics: Wellness

Spending Time With Family at The Admiral at the Lake

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 10, 2019 5:40:02 PM

It’s an exciting time when your family comes to visit you, especially if they live far away. You want to be sure you are having the best visit possible while they are here with you. That usually means you don’t want to spend a whole lot of time finding things to do or spending time traveling to get to activities.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community

Getting to Know Our Director of Resident Services

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 2, 2019 2:42:40 PM

One of The Admiral at the Lake’s defining attributes is its transparency between the staff and residents. When deciding on a retirement community, older adults are looking for a new home where they will not only feel taken care of but feel like part of a larger family. This feeling of community is as dependent on staff as it is on fellow residents, as Jennifer Dietelhoff, Director of Resident Services for Independent Living well knows.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community

Feeling At Home in a Resident-Driven Community

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Dec 7, 2018 10:03:39 AM

Moving into a new retirement community can feel a lot like being the “new kid in school.” Some may experience anxiety when deciding to make the move from a home where they are comfortable to somewhere new. They may wonder, “will I make new friends? Will I experience the feeling of being at home again?”

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community

A Conversation with Our Medical Director

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Nov 20, 2018 4:00:00 PM

Every day at The Admiral at the Lake, there are meetings and conversations taking place that revolve around how to make life healthier, safer and better for residents. From administrators to staff to the residents themselves, efforts are made to keep achieving the excellence for which the community is known.

In meetings about resident wellness and healthcare, you’re likely to find Eric T. Mizuno, MD.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community, health

Community Spotlight: Get to Know our CFO, Dan Churchill

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Nov 16, 2018 2:05:18 PM

Since 2012, Dan Churchill, Chief Financial Officer at The Admiral at the Lake, enjoys the work that he does for the community and treasures the time he spends with the residents and staff members. Not only does he love his job, but he also loves the surrounding Chicago community that he lives and works in.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community, Chicago Lifestyle

Tax Benefits of Life Plan Communities You May Not Know About

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Nov 9, 2018 9:09:00 AM

Tax season is almost upon us. Have you taken the time to consider the benefits a life plan community could have on your taxes?

If you are considering a life plan community (also known as a CCRC) to retire, you may not know it could have a positive impact on your taxes.  New life plan community residents could qualify for a tax deduction on their entry fee and monthly fees.

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Topics: Future Planning Lifecare, Life Plan Community

9 Delightful Activities to Help You Avoid the Winter Blues

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Oct 22, 2018 1:23:33 PM

The winter season is almost upon us. It can be hard to stay motivated during the winter months. The cold temperatures and darker days sometimes make you want to stay in bed longer under a nice, warm blanket.

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Topics: Wellness