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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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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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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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The Top 10 Myths About Retirement Communities

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Apr 19, 2018 9:38:25 AM

A retirement community is a place for active adults who are seeking things like exciting new friendships, stimulating educational opportunities and convenient lifestyles that help them thrive.

However, if you asked someone what they thought life in a retirement community was like, they might tell you something completely different. Why? Because there are a lot of myths out there muddying the waters.

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5 Fun, Easy Ways to Spruce Up Your Apartment Home

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Mar 9, 2018 8:43:11 AM

Spring is almost upon us—the weather will warm up, the sun will shine and we’ll be able to venture out of our apartment homes without seven layers of winter gear.

The changing season is a great time to take a step back, evaluate and refresh the look of your apartment home. For those of you who are looking for fresh decorating ideas, here are five fun and easy ways to spruce up your apartment.

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Chef Eddie's Holiday Dining Tips

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Dec 15, 2017 12:15:19 PM

Holiday dining is a highlight for many of us during this festive season. It’s a time for friends and family, for gift giving and receiving, but it’s also a time for delicious meals topped off with cakes, pies, and plenty of Christmas cookies.

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Food and Friends: Celebrating Holidays The Admiral Way

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Nov 29, 2017 12:46:52 PM

Here at The Admiral at the Lake, we’re looking forward to a full and lively holiday season. Every year, the halls fill with families and friends coming to join our celebrations, and this year is sure to be no different.

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What to Expect When You Tour The Admiral at the Lake

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Oct 16, 2017 9:49:43 PM

“I don’t want to sit through a sales spiel.”

“I don’t want to be asked a bunch of questions.”  

“I really don’t have the time.”

“I don’t know if I can afford it.”   

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Lifelong Learning at The Admiral at the Lake

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Sep 20, 2017 11:10:39 AM

For many of us, the term, “lifelong learning”, is unfamiliar, but the concept first gained popularity in the 1970s, when France developed University of the Third Age courses for seniors. The term, “lifelong learners”, was first used in 1993.

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Life Enrichment at The Admiral at the Lake

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Sep 14, 2017 2:11:51 PM

Senior retirement communities have discovered something that many programs for younger people have forgotten: Life enrichment is important.

A truly effective life enrichment program focuses on all aspects of wellness—physical, mental, social, spiritual, and occupational. Many programs include several aspects of life enrichment. For example, a lecture series may be educational (mental) and social.

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