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Why The Admiral Walks To Help End Alzheimer's

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Oct 7, 2019 3:46:03 PM


On October 26th, more than 6,000 people will gather at Soldier Field for one mission: to walk to raise awareness and funds to end Alzheimer’s.

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® in Chicago is the seventh-largest walk in the nation. Funds generated from The Walk help benefit Alzheimer’s care, support, and research.

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Topics: Chicago Living, Wellness, Social Connections

Finding Balance as a Caregiver

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Jun 5, 2019 4:30:00 PM

Being a caregiver to a loved one such as your parent or grandparent can be rewarding. You get to spend time with them and take pride in being able to care for them as they cared for you. However, being a caregiver can also be exhausting, emotionally draining and can interfere with your family and career.

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Topics: Wellness, Assisted Living

Get to Know Our New Social Worker, Colleen Kearney

Posted by The Admiral at the Lake on Mar 25, 2019 11:54:00 AM

The Wellness Center at The Admiral at the Lake is bringing more convenience to the residents who live here. Residents can now visit the walk-in clinic with medical director Dr. Eric T. Mizuno five days a week and receive more in-house screenings.

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Topics: Wellness

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

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

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

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

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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