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Sharpen Your Mind with Adult Learning Classes

Posted by Sherry Kizer

8/18/16 10:02 AM

You’re never too old to learn new things. Today, colleges and universities across the country offer adult learning classes to seniors looking to sharpen their minds, build social connections, or learn a new skillset. Available both online and onsite, these informative classes promote lifelong learning in an intellectually stimulating environment. Learn more about these personal enrichment opportunities for seniors.

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Topics: Senior Lifestyle

7 Helpful Tips For Seniors Moving

Posted by Sherry Kizer

8/2/16 12:43 PM

Moving your senior parent to a senior care facility is a big undertaking. It often takes time for parents to adjust to the idea of moving, but putting a positive spin on the situation can make it less stressful for everyone. Start with these tips for moving to help and support your senior parent through the process.

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Topics: Finance & Planning

7 Invigorating Activities for Memory Care Patients

Posted by Sherry Kizer

7/14/16 9:17 AM

Dementia is a debilitating condition that can cause seniors to withdraw from friends and family, suffer cognitive impairment, and experience changes in behavior. Keeping your loved one engaged in stimulating activities can help stir memories, foster emotional connections, and provide pleasure well after a diagnosis. Of course, your loved one will have good days and bad – but don’t give up. Spark memories and promote a sense of well-being when you try these invigorating activities.

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Topics: Memory Care

5 Recreation Ideas for Seniors Living in Chicago

Posted by Sherry Kizer

7/5/16 3:07 PM

For seniors, Chicago is a bustling metropolis with endless places to explore, things to discover, and events to partake. See the awe-inspiring architecture at Millennium Park. Take in a show at the Chicago Theatre. Grab a bite to eat at Alinea, one of Chicago’s most famous foodie destinations. Fun has no age limit. The following recreation ideas promote an active lifestyle rich in history, culture and social influence.

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Topics: Senior Lifestyle

5 Warm-Weather Trips for Seniors in the Chicago Area

Posted by Sherry Kizer

6/23/16 10:00 AM

Summertime activities abound for seniors who want to enjoy the attractions, sights and events offered in the Chicago area – and in many cases, with a senior discount! Here, we share 5 destinations that are popular with Lexington Square residents.    

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Topics: Senior Lifestyle

Close Friendships Help Seniors Stay Connected, Healthy

Posted by Sherry Kizer

6/7/16 4:57 PM

Famous friends Oprah Winfrey and Gayle King have known each other for more than 40 years. In an interview with Barbara Walters, Winfrey said of King, “She is . . . the mother I never had. She is . . . the sister everybody would want. She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don't know a better person.”

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Topics: Health & Wellness

What is Respite Care and What Are the Benefits of It?

Posted by Sherry Kizer

5/24/16 8:34 AM

Need temporary relief from your caregiving duties? Want to go away on vacation with a friend or spouse? Then you need respite care. Respite care gives families a short break from their caregiving responsibilities, allowing them to get some much-needed ‘me’ time. With professional respite care, you don’t have to feel guilty when you need some time off. Your loved one is in good hands.

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Topics: Caregivers & Families

List of Senior Citizen Discounts in Chicago

Posted by Sherry Kizer

5/10/16 7:00 AM

Don’t think of getting older in a negative light. Reaching senior citizen status can actually have a lot of perks. You can spoil the grandkids then send them back home. You can spend your time playing golf instead of trimming the hedges. You can also take advantage of senior discounts almost everywhere you go. Save your pennies by asking for the following discounts in Chicago.senior-discounts-in-chicago-lexington-square.jpg

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Topics: Senior Lifestyle

9 Amenities All Senior Assisted Living Facilities Must Have

Posted by Sherry Kizer

4/26/16 8:23 AM

Why did you decide to make the transition to a senior assisted living facility? Sure, you may need help with everyday activities like bathing, dressing and medication. You may also run into trouble with tasks like cooking meals and keeping the house clean. While these things are no doubt important, your happiness reigns supreme. Access to a diverse range of amenities is crucial for long-term contentment.

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Topics: Assisted Living

Understanding Deductible Medical Expenses for Assisted Living

Posted by Sherry Kizer

4/8/16 4:45 PM


Living well isn’t cheap. According to the CDC, more than 700,000 seniors reside in over 22,000 assisted living facilities nationwide, and medical costs continue to rise each year. How can you catch a break?

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Topics: Assisted Living, Finance & Planning