The Admiral at the Lake Blog

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

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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Topics: Independent Lifestyle

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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Topics: Independent Lifestyle

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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Topics: Independent Lifestyle

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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Topics: Independent Lifestyle

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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Topics: Independent Lifestyle

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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Topics: Independent Lifestyle

What Is a Life Plan Community?

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Sep 12, 2017 2:14:00 PM

One of the most frequent questions we receive here at The Admiral at the Lake is: What is a life plan community?

Simply put, a life plan community, also called a  continuing care retirement community (CCRC), offers a continuum of care through independent living, assisted living, and skilled nursing services.

Another term you'll hear is "Lifecare community." That's a type of life plan community or CCRC that offers "a full continuum of care and involves a life care agreement that guarantees a fixed/predictable monthly service fee,” according to Troy Cannaday, who has more than 2 decades of experience in the senior living industry.

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Topics: Independent Lifestyle

How the Brain Responds to Learning as We Age

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Aug 17, 2017 10:06:08 AM

We often hear that “staying active” is the best way to preserve good health, but to what extent is that true? How does nature versus nurture factor in? While regular exercise may help us build muscle and improve strength and balance, what will it do to keep our minds intact? Experts warn there is little, if any, empirical evidence that brain exercises and other extraneous efforts do more than improve short-term memory. Let’s take a closer look at how the brain changes as we age, and how learning can help preserve mental acuity.

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Topics: Independent Lifestyle

Benefits of Volunteering

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Aug 2, 2017 11:43:06 AM

For much of our lives, we have been juggling multiple priorities, career and family, and we may have felt that there was not much time left for anything else. A lifestyle that moves at a breakneck speed can become very stressful. During moments of quiet reflection, we may have struggled to find ways to slow it down and use our skills and knowledge to make a difference in the world, to feel a sense of accomplishment from what we choose to do with our time. Now, in retirement, we can take on a new sense of purpose.

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Topics: Independent Lifestyle