Life at The Clare

Memory Mondays: Everything You Need to Know about Alzheimer’s

The prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease alone is enough to give pause. When you consider exponential costs and the effects on caregivers, its impact becomes even more apparent and real. The most recent facts and figures released by the Alzheimer’s Association for 2017 paint a picture of the disease and what it means for our society, today … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Everything You Need to Know about Alzheimer’s”

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How Ageism Is Affecting Our Society

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When you think of aging, what are your initial thoughts? When you think of retirement communities, how do you imagine them? Because of ageism against seniors, there’s a chance that negative stereotypes abound in your mind. Seniors are commonly associated with being “slow,” having poor memories and being afraid of modern-day advancements. Officially, ageism occurs … Continue reading “How Ageism Is Affecting Our Society”

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Memory Mondays: Adopt These Lifestyle Habits to Ward Off Cognitive Decline

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Want to reduce your risk of cognitive decline? Mix and match these lifestyle habits recommended by the Alzheimer’s Association to give your mind and body a boost. It’s never too late—or too early—to adopt healthy habits and give your brain some TLC. Incorporate cardio workouts. Research suggests a connection between physical activity and a reduced … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Adopt These Lifestyle Habits to Ward Off Cognitive Decline”

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How Life Plan Communities Promote Long, Healthy Lives

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It’s often said that residents in life plan communities such as The Clare live longer, healthier lives. That’s largely because our community and others like it strive to maintain an active and robust lifestyle for residents through healthy dining options, stimulating social interactions and diverse learning opportunities. Though research currently available doesn’t necessarily quantify a … Continue reading “How Life Plan Communities Promote Long, Healthy Lives”

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Memory Mondays: Why ‘Pink Noise’ Deepens Sleep, Boosts Memory for Older Adults

Chances are, you’ve heard of white noise. It’s often used to mask other sounds, or can be associated with the buzz from radios or TVs when they’re not catching the appropriate signal. But where does its lesser-known cousin “pink noise” come into play, and what does it have to do with memory and sleep among … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Why ‘Pink Noise’ Deepens Sleep, Boosts Memory for Older Adults”

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Gardening in Chicago

Garden in Chicago grows vegetables

Planting your own garden is a wonderful way to learn about plants, try new vegetable varieties, help the environment, and provide your own fresh fruits and vegetables. Gardening in Chicago can be challenging – especially if your garden is organic. But with proper planning, anyone in Chicago can have a successful garden! Plan your Garden … Continue reading “Gardening in Chicago”

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Hobby Classes in Chicago

Pottery Class in Chicago

Why not add art or cooking classes to your bucket list? Hobby classes are wonderful in themselves but have several added benefits too! Much like crossword puzzles or sudoku, art and cooking classes stimulate the brain. Learning something new is an enjoyable way to exercise your mind. Art classes also create a new lens through … Continue reading “Hobby Classes in Chicago”

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Gold Coast Neighborhood Guide

3 Arts Club Cafe in Gold Coast Neighborhood Chicago

The Gold Coast Neighborhood, bounded by North Avenue, Lake Shore Drive, Chicago Street, and Clark Street, is a district in the northern part of Chicago’s downtown. It was founded after the 1871 Great Chicago Fire by some of the city’s wealthiest families. Today, some of Chicago’s most beautiful homes and buildings are in the Gold … Continue reading “Gold Coast Neighborhood Guide”

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Day Trips From Chicago

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore beachfront

Chicago has plenty of activities every day of the year, but don’t let that keep you from exploring outside of the city! Get in the car or hop on the train to visit some incredible cities and parks nearby. To get started, read the five essential day trips that every Chicagoan should take. View Day … Continue reading “Day Trips From Chicago”

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