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Brain Functions that Improve with Age

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Ways To Prevent A Common Winter Injury

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As we approach winter, Evergreen Senior Living in Orland Park wants to provide our community with some helpful tips on preventing common winter injuries! Slipping and falling on ice and snow is a very common injury for people of all ages, but seniors are especially at risk. In fact, according to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injury among ...

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Got the urge to dance? It can be good for your health!

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Do you ever get the urge to get up and dance around? Well, there are some reasons why you might not want to ignore that urge. Getting older doesn't always have to equal less movement; in fact, by doing a low-impact dance routine a few times each week, you have the potential to improve your joints, balance, and more. Consider these three possible be...

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Easy Ways to Reduce the Risk of Falling

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 As we age, we become more prone to losing our balance and falling. In fact, falls are the number one cause of serious injuries in seniors, with most of these falls happening in the home. Luckily, here at Evergreen Place, we want loved ones and their families to live worry-free, which is why we offer many services and amenities to reduce the r...

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Hungry? Try These Three Local Restaurants

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Hungry? Try These Three Local Restaurants If you and your loved one are looking for your next favorite dining spot, look no further than these three local restaurants! Get a jump-start on your day with a hearty breakfast at Pepper Mill Family Restaurant, enjoy delicious southern BBQ from Doc's Smokehouse, or dig into Chicago's famous deep-dish pizz...

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5 Most Common Senior Health Issues

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Thanks to medical advances, people are living longer. As we get older, it is natural for our bodies to be more prone to health issues. Many factors such as lifestyle and environment can affect how we age. Here are the most common health conditions affecting those 65 or older and how you can decrease your risks of having these issues. 1.) Heart...

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Importance of Staying Hydrated

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Staying hydrated isn't just for athletes and exercising. It is very important for overall health and for your heart and muscles to work efficiently. Dehydration is a serious condition that can have life-threatening effects such as kidney failure, shock, and low blood pressure. As we become older, the feeling of being thirsty is not as strong as it ...

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VISITATION FACT SHEET

Visitation Facts: Core principles of COVID-19 infection prevention are to be followed. This includes: hand hygiene, masking, social distancing, screening, vaccination, and not visiting if ill or have a positive COVID-19 test.Visits are safer outdoors. Indoor visits are allowed at all times following CMS mandates on infection prevention.Face ma...

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Congratulations, Nick!

Nick is a cook who has been employed by Evergreen for almost 5 years. He always enjoyed cooking, in fact a favorite memories is sitting under the table while his great-grandparents were baking in Arkansas. Nick's other great-grandparents were some of our first residents here at Evergreen Senior Living in Orland Park. Shortly after they mo...

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How Laughter Helps your Health

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For many years, people have said laughter is the best medicine. Humor can enhance your body's functions both emotionally and physically. Who knew that such a common reaction could have so many benefits! Stimulate Oxygen and Blood Flow- Just through laughing alone, you take in more oxygen than average. The increase of oxygen can improve blood flow f...

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