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Senior Sports Fans


If your senior is a sports fan, you might wonder how they can still enjoy their passion. They may have fond memories of playing on teams and attending games with friends and family. Sports have the power to bring strangers and generations together, and your senior should not have to give up that part of their life. There are still plenty of ways th...

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Move-in Gifts Your Senior Will Love


.If your senior is moving soon or in the future, you might be trying to find a valuable welcome gift they will appreciate. Since moving might be stressful, gifts are great ways to brighten their mood or reassure them that they are loved. Here are some sentimental and practical ideas to warm up their home: If your loved one enjoys a challenge, puzzl...

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Journaling: How and Why to Get Started


If your senior is looking for a new hobby, consider suggesting journaling. Not only is it self-paced, but it also provides a stream of benefits like boosted memory function and stress relief. Adopting this new pastime may help your senior with their routine and schedule; they might decide to journal every morning when they wake up. But what topics ...

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How to Manage your Senior’s Seasonal Allergies


 Allergy season can be frustrating for our loved ones but helping them manage these symptoms should not be. The potential inconsistency of allergies can make it challenging to determine the best actions to take. As spring rolls around this year, here are some steps to ensure our seniors stay happy and healthy. More than 50 million people in Am...

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6 Indoor Activities to Do with Your Senior


We all long for some fresh outdoor air around this time, and our seniors are no different. When the chilly temperatures confine us indoors, the days seem long and tedious if we are not strategic with our plans. Get rid of cabin fever with indoor activities you and your senior can do together! Puzzles are bound to bring out your senior's focus and d...

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Life Therapy and Wellness

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A simple accident like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor can change your life. In fact, falls are responsible for 90% of injury-related ER and hospital visits for those aged 65+. Falling can lead to a broken bone, which thousands of seniors experience each year. For seniors, a broken bone can also start more serious health problems and l...

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Benefits of Physical Activity


Most people are aware of the many benefits of physical activity, but often forget about the benefits of social activity. Although physical activity is still a critical part in your seniors' day to day life, interacting with others is just as important to their health. Many seniors may lose their daily social activities as they age due to various re...

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December Activities to do with your Loved One


Wintertime is here, which means sparkling white snow, beautiful lights, and, most importantly, quality family time. We want to help you make this holiday season one your senior will remember with these meaningful holiday activities. Pass down family recipes Cooking and baking can be great activities to bond with your senior. Ask for their favorite ...

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Should Your Senior Be Behind the Wheel


Talking to your senior about their driving can be a tough conversation. There may come a time in anyone's life when you question if it is still safe for them and others on the road for them to be behind the wheel. As we age, some physical and mental abilities decline, causing difficulty driving. Being aware of warning signs of unsafe driving can he...

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Brain Functions that Improve with Age


When it comes to cognitive functions and their correlation with age, people often focus on declines. But a new study challenges these preconceptions and suggests that certain operations in our brain improve over time! Cognitive functioning includes thinking, memory, and self-control. Many researchers agree there comes an age when these mental facul...

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When Is the Right Time for Assisted Living?


As we get older, some of the day-to-day tasks that we once did can become challenging for us. There may come a time when your loved one can no longer live independently. It may be difficult to watch someone who used to take care of you not able to care for themselves. As much as you would love to be their caregiver, it's not always possible. Evergr...

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Dementia and Grief Support Group

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Having someone you love affected by dementia or Alzheimer's can impact you and many others who care for your loved one. It can take a toll on your physical and emotional health. If you've had someone special in your life that has been affected by dementia or Alzheimer's, Evergreen Senior Living Orland Park welcomes you to our dementia and grief sup...

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Emotional Benefits of Exercise for Seniors


When you think about the benefits of exercising, what do you think of? Is it becoming more limber? Is it staying in shape? Or just flat out keeping you active? Although all of these are correct and great benefits of exercising, there are many more benefits that go beyond the physical. An essential benefit of exercise includes emotional well-being. ...

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How Aging of the Brain Affects Thinking


Think about all the cognitive functions your brain controls; decision-making, planning, remembering, organizing, categorizing, etc. These abilities not only play a huge role in our day-to-day lives, but they determine whether we can live independently. Our brain may reveal everything from minute changes to a decline in memory and cognitive abilitie...

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Tips to Remember when Talking to Those with Dementia


Communication can be challenging when talking to a loved one with dementia. How you communicate with your loved one is very important, the goal being to confuse them as little as possible. Here are a few things to keep in mind when talking to your loved one with dementia. Phrases to avoid Many phrases are used frequently in our day-to-day conversat...

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Summer Safety Tips for Seniors


Summertime is such a great time of year! The sun is shining, the weather is great, and you can finally engage in some of your favorite outdoor activities! However, with higher temperatures, and extra sunshine, we want to help you and your loved ones to have a fun and safe summer! It is important for seniors to take extra care in conducting themselv...

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Brain Stimulating Activities for Seniors

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As we get older, cognitive function can decline, making it hard for our brain to recall information and memories. Learning, decision-making, problem-solving, and attention all become more challenging. Losing sight of these skills can make it hard for our loved ones to go about their day-to-day routine. Luckily our brains are like muscles and can be...

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Springtime Activities for Seniors

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Younger generations are not the only ones who get spring fever. People of all ages enjoy the fresh new flowers, sunshine, and those sweet fresh scents of growing things! Spring is a time of rejuvenation and rebirth. There are many springtime activities that are perfect for seniors. Whether your loved one prefers indoor or outsides activities, there...

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Best Diets for Seniors to Stay Healthy!

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Proper diet and a healthy life go hand in hand, especially for adults over 65. According to reports by World Health Organization (WHO), most of the diseases that older people suffer are a result of a lack of proper diet. For example, bad fat in food is linked to prostate cancer, colon cancer, and pancreas cancer. We want to help our seniors and tho...

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What to Look for in a Senior Living Community

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Finding a senior living community for your loved one can sometimes be overwhelming. You might not be sure what to look for or focus on. There are many factors to consider when looking at senior living communities with your loved one. You want to know what services are offered, or what amenities, maybe even social activities! Whatever you are curiou...

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