Helpful Articles

Making the Move

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For most of us, moving into a new home is an exciting time – it may have meant that our family is growing, we have a terrific new job opportunity, or we are simply moving to a more appropriate home given the time in our lives. The decision to move to a seniors housing community […]

Assisted Living Financial Solutions

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When you can no longer manage daily living in your own home or with family members, an apartment at The Courtyards is a great option.  While Medicare does not cover assisted living, you may have other resources to help pay for your new home. Consider the following: Long Term Care Insurance If you or your […]

The Benefits of Staying Connected to a Younger Generation

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Staying connected to people within our peer group plays an important role in both physical and mental health, no matter our age. However, spending time with people younger than us can be just as positive. Here are just a few benefits to staying involved with the younger generations. Cognitive Health Regular involvement with younger people […]

Joy in the Journey – Goal Setting for Seniors

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According to Carrie Robertson, Research & Community Education, Chicago Methodist Senior Services, as stated in her blog post Goal Setting – Important at Any Age, “Adults that are in or approaching retirement might think they’ve already reached their destination, and therefore won’t really benefit from goals anymore. While you may have reached your retirement destination, a […]

Bless Your Heart

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February is often artistically expressed with cherubs and lace and little pink or red hearts. February is also American Heart Month, which is a perfect time to focus on the muscle central to a happy and full life, our hearts. Heart disease is a leading cause of death for men and women, according to the Center […]

Friends New and Old

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Your social life – your friendships and your family – are probably a source of happiness in your life. While socialization is critical for all people, regardless of age, seniors can be more susceptible to isolation. Many seniors have spent a considerable portion of their lives in the company of others – be it in […]

10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s

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Memory loss that disrupts daily life One of the most common signs of Alzheimer’s is memory loss, especially forgetting recently learned information. Others include forgetting important dates or events; asking for the same information over and over; increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (e.g., reminder notes or electronic devices) or family members for things they […]

What is luck anyway?

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The legend of St. Patrick is celebrated every year on March 17. Images of four-leafed clovers, leprechauns, and pots of gold decorate festive gathering places as revelers wish the “luck of the Irish” to one another. But do you really have to be Irish to be lucky? According to a video hosted on the YouTube channel It’s Okay […]

Downsizing Tips for Seniors

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Your retirement years can be exciting and new when you pare down your expenses and begin a new chapter more simply. For many older adults, moving to a smaller home makes financial and lifestyle sense. Once your children have grown, the expense and maintenance of multiple rooms that remain empty become unnecessary. Although there may […]

Your Real-Life Social Network

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There are literally hundreds of ways to connect with people nowadays, thanks to technology. You can tweet, snap, like, post, share, and pin your way to connecting with possibly millions of people around the world in an instant. Those interactions can keep us occupied for a while, but they are different than the kinds of […]