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Most of us have a vision of what our retirement years will look like. That vision might include plans to travel, tackle new hobbies, or spend time spoiling the grandchildren. As you finalize your plans to live your best life during retirement, it’s…
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Scams that target older adults are on the rise, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Fraudsters believe seniors are more trusting than younger adults and are more likely to have significant financial resources. It’s a combination that makes them…
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A robust diet is key to enjoying a healthy life. But for seniors, a variety of circumstances can make it challenging to eat the full amount of recommended nutrients that our aging bodies need each day. This can lead to loss of weight, which may affect a…
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We are thrilled to share that Sunrise of Gurnee, IL, was recently recognized with a 2018 Gold—Excellence in Quality Award by the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)! Sunrise of Gurnee is one of just four…
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Grandchildren probably aren’t the first people you think of when you envision family caregivers. But the truth is that one in 12 grandchildren acts as a caregiver for a grandparent. According to research conducted by the National Alliance and AARP,…
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When a grandparent or other family elder has Alzheimer’s disease, finding meaningful ways for families to spend time together can seem difficult. Memory loss and struggles with abstract thought processes might make it difficult to play board games and…
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It’s no secret that America is in the midst of an obesity crisis. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than one third of our country’s population is considered to be obese. Obesity is linked to higher incidences of heart…
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Summer vacation often means grandparents and grandchildren have more time to spend together. It provides both age groups with an opportunity to relax and bond across the generations. If your grandkids will be heading to your house for a visit soon, you…
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Fatigue is a common complaint for adults of all ages. For some, it is caused by a hectic lifestyle that requires juggling multiple daily responsibilities. Other adults believe sleep problems are responsible for their fatigue. There is also a popular and…
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Older adults often underestimate the importance of having an annual vision exam. If the prescription on their glasses seems to be working well, a senior might not want to incur the expense of what seems like an unnecessary exam. It’s important to know,…
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