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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: Chicago Living

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

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: Independent Lifestyle, Wellness

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 Living

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 Living

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 Living

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: Future Planning

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

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