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4 Ways Older Adults Can Use the Amazon Echo

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Mar 18, 2019 1:48:17 PM

Smart speakers are all the rage. Some people have embraced the new technology, while others have shied away from it, not knowing how these devices can assist them with everyday tasks.

There are a handful of different smart speakers on the market, but Amazon Echo is one of the most popular devices.

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Topics: Independent Lifestyle

Introducing Our Wellness Coordinator

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Mar 4, 2019 10:43:00 AM

There are some new and exciting changes coming to The Admiral. One of the most exciting things is the revamping of the Wellness Center. There will be more services available in house to residents that will help keep their health and wellness in the best shape.

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Topics: Wellness

The Science of Stress-Eating: What It Is and How to Stop It

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 20, 2019 11:43:13 AM

When stress strikes, do you find yourself unexpectedly craving something delicious and unhealthy - like a cheese-enrobed casserole, warm chocolate chip cookies or buttery mashed potatoes?

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Topics: Wellness

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: Future Planning

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: Future Planning

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: Future Planning, Social Connections

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: Future Planning

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