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Here's How to Help Your Parent Find the Best CCRC

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Oct 11, 2018 10:30:00 AM

Your parent is looking for a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) and has asked for your opinion. How can you give the best possible advice?

It can be tricky to weigh in on such an important subject, especially if you’re new to the world of retirement living. To help you on your search, here’s what you should be evaluating when comparing different community options with your parent.

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Topics: Future Planning

Quaker Values: Community, Wellness, and Integrity at The Admiral

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Sep 6, 2018 10:09:58 AM

The Admiral at the Lake’s not-for-profit affiliate company, Kendal, has values and practices rooted in Quaker principles. Since the 1970s, Kendal has been working to transform our culture’s view of the aging process through these values and practices.

Even though the Kendal system is independent and not part of or sponsored by any religious or social institution, it was founded and continues to grow by the principles of the Religious Society of Friends or Quakers. Three of the basic Quaker principles include community, wellness and integrity.

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Topics: Lifecare, Life Plan Community, Independent Lifestyle

My Chicago: Delicious Chicago Foods You Must Experience

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Aug 22, 2018 12:01:43 PM

There’s always something good cooking in Chicago! With over 7,300 restaurants in a city that is known for its cultural diversity, there are so many food options to choose from.

These restaurants come in all shapes and sizes, and range from fine dining to casual small mom-and-pop shops. We obviously can’t cover all of Chicago’s restaurants in this blog, but we will cover the iconic, must-have Chicago foods and destinations around The Admiral at the Lake.

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Topics: Chicago Lifestyle

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: Wellness, health

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

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