The Admiral at the Lake Blog

Remember The Little Engine That Could?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Apr 13, 2017 12:55:02 PM

The lesson conveyed by this adorable children’s book is as relevant today as it was when it was first published in 1930. It teaches us that hardship, rejection, and disappointment can be overcome through perseverance, stewardship, and kindness. While The Little Engine That Could delivers a powerful message, the happy ending we see in this story doesn’t always ring true in real life. Let’s explore why that is.

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Count the Blessings of Growing Older

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 22, 2017 12:35:36 PM

Now that you’re retired, you can use your age to your advantage. Count these 14 benefits of growing older:

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Topics: Blog, Wellness

Are You Older and Wiser?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 16, 2017 8:37:00 AM

Most older people believe in the phrase “older and wiser”. Each of us can point to situations where we behaved better as older people than we did when we were young.

However, recently, researchers have examined the phrase and found that older people aren’t necessarily wiser. That conclusion makes sense, of course, but why do so many of us believe we are wiser?

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How Love Improves Life

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Feb 10, 2017 5:00:46 PM

We all want to experience love, don’t we? Your heart soars, and your attention focuses on the one you love.

When love is good, it’s also good for you, according to research studies.

And although some studies equate love with marriage, since 88% of U.S. residents marry for love, it’s a valid equation.
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7 Nutrition Tips Especially for Winter

Posted by nmiller on Jan 20, 2017 3:47:58 AM
Maintaining proper nutrition in winter is not always easy. Holiday treats, alcohol and comfort foods are readily available. And who feels like making a healthy salad when you can hear the wind howling outside and you can’t seem to get warm?

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Is Functional Fitness Right for You?

Posted by nmiller on Jan 19, 2017 3:13:50 PM

Functional Fitness has become a buzzword in the fitness industry. However, the goals, exercises and results vary among users.

What Is Functional Fitness?

Simply put, Functional Fitness is training that prepares your body to perform daily tasks. The exercises and intensity differ according to your goals.

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10 Smartphone Exercise Apps

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jan 12, 2017 3:35:00 PM

If you’re wondering what the big deal is about FitBit, welcome to the wonderful world of smartphone exercise apps! These are apps you can download from Google Play (Android phones) or iTunes/App Store (iOS), in many cases for free.

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The Best Chicago Neighborhood for Older Adults

Posted by nmiller on Dec 16, 2016 3:30:07 PM

Chicagoans love their city. Should you move out of Chicago just because you’re getting a little older?

The Admiral at the Lake residents Bill Hinchliff and Joyce Dugan would answer, “Absolutely not!”

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10 Myths About Senior Living Communities

Posted by nmiller on Dec 7, 2016 4:30:07 PM

Are you falling prey to these 10 myths about senior living communities?

1. Senior living communities (SLCs) are for old people who can’t take care of themselves any longer

If you call 55 old, perhaps you have a point. Residents of independent living communities must be healthy, because no nursing care is provided. In many cases, SLC residents continue to work, drive, volunteer and travel. They choose senior communities to avoid housing maintenance and household chores and to be in the company of like-minded adults.

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Help Others - and Yourself: Volunteer

Posted by nmiller on Nov 10, 2016 11:43:09 AM

Admiral residents volunteering at Olympics celebrations in The Harbors.

 

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