Life at The Clare

When to Take Social Security

Are you unsure of when to take Social Security? As you navigate your benefits, it may be worthwhile to consider delaying as opposed to taking Social Security at 62, when it becomes available to you. It’s tempting to take the Social Security benefit immediately. That’s especially true if you’re no longer working and don’t have … Continue reading “When to Take Social Security”

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Memory Mondays: A Healthier Heart Means a Healthier Brain

A healthier heart can result in a healthier brain. Studies have long shown a link between dementia and heart disease. Heart issues can even cause a type of dementia known as vascular dementia. A new analysis affirms such findings, suggesting that high cardiovascular health may reduce the risk of developing dementia and slow down rates … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: A Healthier Heart Means a Healthier Brain”

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Life Enrichment at The Clare: Keeping Residents Involved and Active

As Life Enrichment Director at The Clare, Lori Griffin organizes all entertainment, outings, educational programming and special events for the residents at the high-rise retirement community in Chicago’s Gold Coast. Life enrichment at The Clare involves a full range of programs designed to enhance residents’ lives as well as contribute to the strong sense of community that … Continue reading “Life Enrichment at The Clare: Keeping Residents Involved and Active”

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The Changing Face of Retirement

Is the retirement age going up? The traditional idea of retirement may be a thing of the past. These days, more and more older adults are foregoing retirement, or at least putting it off and treating it differently. And they’re in good company, according to Forbes. At 96, actress Betty White doesn’t show any signs … Continue reading “The Changing Face of Retirement”

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What You Need to Know About Social Security and Retirement

Wondering what you need to know about Social Security and retirement? The questions, perspectives and implications regarding Social Security and retirement are countless and varied. Here are a few basic things to understand when it comes to Social Security and retirement, according to Forbes. Recognize that the average Social Security benefit doesn’t represent everyone. How … Continue reading “What You Need to Know About Social Security and Retirement”

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Memory Mondays: New Alzheimer’s Study, Model May Help Develop New Treatments

A group of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) conducted an Alzheimer’s study that yielded one of the most advanced models of the disease to date. The results of this Alzheimer’s study may provide researchers with a crucial tool to develop new treatments. Currently, Alzheimer’s disease has no cure. MGH’s new model consists of a … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: New Alzheimer’s Study, Model May Help Develop New Treatments”

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Inactivity Health Risks: Just 2 Weeks of Inactivity May Speed Up Diabetes in Seniors

It’s no secret that physical exercise becomes increasingly important as we get older. Staying in shape promotes bone health, reduces muscle and joint pain, boosts balance and improves mobility, among other tremendous health benefits. But what inactivity health risks do we face with age? Many studies show that a sedentary lifestyle increases the risk of … Continue reading “Inactivity Health Risks: Just 2 Weeks of Inactivity May Speed Up Diabetes in Seniors”

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Steve Molinari: First-Generation College Grad, Former Federal Employee Finds Acceptance, Community at The Clare

To get a full sense of Clare resident Steve Molinari’s story, it’s important to understand his roots. A second-generation Italian, Steve was born in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, a small town south of Pittsburgh near the Appalachian region. Neither of his parents finished high school. His dad began to work from a young age after his father … Continue reading “Steve Molinari: First-Generation College Grad, Former Federal Employee Finds Acceptance, Community at The Clare”

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Memory Mondays: What to Do If You Think Your Parent Has Dementia

Wondering what to do if you think your parent has dementia? Talking with parents about potential symptoms can be a challenge. But a difficult conversation now may result in an early diagnosis and improved care later. Keep these tips in mind as you navigate what to do if you think your parent has dementia. – … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: What to Do If You Think Your Parent Has Dementia”

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