The Admiral at the Lake Blog

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

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