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The Importance of Potassium Intake for Seniors

Senior nutrition is different than the dietary needs of other age groups. In general, as we age and our bodies change, the way we process food and the effects they have on our bodies also changes. We all know that we can't eat the same foods as we did in our youth, but in addition to an upset stomach, the consequences of poor nutrition as we age ca...
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Laughter is the Best Medicine

We hear it all the time, "Laughter is good for the soul!". Does laughter really have proven health benefits? Apparently, it does! In addition to laughter, having a healthy lifestyle, a positive sense of humor and a good attitude all contribute to improved health. But laughter does impact our health, because the act of laughing changes our bodies ph...
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Celebrating & Honoring our Parents

In 1994, President Bill Clinton officially established the fourth Sunday in July to be "Parents' Day". The Congressional Resolution was signed into law and reads in part, "for recognizing, uplifting and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children". This year, Parents' Day will occur on July 23 rd . While Parents' Day may be a little k...
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Live Life Your Way!

July 4 th celebrates our nation's independence from British rule, known in the 18 th Century as the Kingdom of Great Britain. The Second Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2 nd , 1776, issuing the official Declaration of Independence of the 13 Colonies on July 4 th . While the American Revolutionary War waged until 1783, July 4 th ...
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Men's Health Month

Since its inception in 1994, Men's Health Month has been recognized each June. According to the Men's Health Month website, the purpose of Men's Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy mak...
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Our Evergreen Mission

For almost 20 years, Evergreen Senior Living has served the senior population across Illinois. Our first community opened in Beardstown, Illinois in 1999. This was the first supportive living community in the state! As the need for senior services has grown, Evergreen has been a leader in providing the kind of care and support that seniors and thei...
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Preserving your Family's Stories

On February 26 th , we celebrate National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. While the original creator of this day is unknown, what we do know is that telling stories is an age-old tradition. Whether you are sitting around the campfire or enjoying a traditional holiday meal, stories, urban legends and tall tales are always being shared. Fairy tales, while oft...
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Keeping the Flu at Bay

Keeping the Flu at Bay

No winter season is quite like the previous. One year we might be living in a winter wonderland, but only needing our coat, hat, scarf and gloves, and the next year we might be looking for our ice picks, shoe grippers, and hand warmers to help us make it through the bitter cold and icy tundra. Much like how no winter season is exactly the same, the flu season also can vary each year with fluctuating conditions, the severity, timing and duration.

We have known for many years that individuals 65 years and older have the greatest burden of severe flu disease, especially when compared to younger, healthier individuals. Naturally, one reason for this is due to weakened immune systems as we age. Because seniors tend to be at greater risk of serious complications from the flu, it is important to be preventative and to know the signs and symptoms of flu if they hit.

 

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Feeling Beautiful

Feeling Beautiful

As our loved ones age, they are often faced with the realization that they may no longer be as independent as they once were, or would like to be. An ailment may lead to seclusion, and injury may prohibit mobility, and sadness may cause withdrawal. Perhaps your loved one may need help eating, bathing or getting to the restroom. This feeling of lost independence can affect many areas of a senior’s life, and although we may not think of if, this includes a lack of interest in appearance or a self-worth.

 

At Evergreen Senior Living, we feel that dignity is important throughout every person’s life. Although someone’s ability to function as before may change as they age, we believe that everyone is unique and possesses unique qualities. For this reason, we ensure an environment where the self-worth of each individual is recognized, respected and maintained. We are dedicated to physical and mental health, but we are also dedicated to making sure our seniors feel good on the outside, which is why we are happy to offer personal care services.

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