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.
We all let the little things get to us sometimes. It is important to know when to step aside and take some time for yourself to relax and destress. Here are a few of the stress-relief techniques we were able to uncover:
Topics: Chicago Living
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.
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.
Topics: Social Connections
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.
Topics: Assisted Living
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.
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.
Topics: Future Planning
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.
Topics: Future Planning
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.
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.