Life at The Clare

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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Working While Retired: How Retirement Can Lead to New Beginnings

Working while retired isn’t necessarily the retirement that we all dream of. The common belief – and what we look forward to – is the idea that retirement means no more work, no more long hours and much more free time. But working while retired doesn’t have to take away from this special time in … Continue reading “Working While Retired: How Retirement Can Lead to New Beginnings”

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Memory Mondays: Best Supplements for Your Brain

What are the best supplements for your brain? Medical experts assert that there are many dietary supplements and vitamins that can contribute to overall brain health. Remember to consult your primary care physician prior to beginning a supplement plan. Keep the following in mind when you do: – B complex vitamins: High levels of a … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Best Supplements for Your Brain”

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Becoming a Minted Artist: A Platform for Older Adults to Sell Art, Acquire New Skills

Retired and looking to take on a creative endeavor? Competitive in nature and wanting to sell artwork? Seeking mentorship and community? Whatever the situation, Minted has older adults covered. As a platform for independent artists to sell their work, many seniors become a Minted artist to hone their creative skills, find or serve as mentors … Continue reading “Becoming a Minted Artist: A Platform for Older Adults to Sell Art, Acquire New Skills”

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Memory Mondays: Early Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease

Looking for some ideas on early interventions for Alzheimer’s disease to stave off its effects? Many clinical research studies have recently explored preventing the onset of early Alzheimer’s disease through different interventions. Some specific areas of prevention that may slow memory loss in the beginning stages of Alzheimer’s include: – Controlling modifiable risk factors, such … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Early Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease”

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Memory Mondays: 10 Outdoor Activities for Alzheimer’s

In the final weeks of summer, it’s time to make the most of beneficial outdoor activities for Alzheimer’s. Consider these suggestions for outdoor activities suited for loved ones with Alzheimer’s, courtesy of the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation. – Go for a walk early in the morning or later in the afternoon to beat … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: 10 Outdoor Activities for Alzheimer’s”

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The Terraces at The Clare: Health Care for Residents and the Community at Large

The Clare, the stunning 53-story retirement community located in the heart of the Gold Coast on Rush and Pearson streets, has been redefining retirement living since opening its doors in 2008. The building offers one-, two- and three-bedroom apartment homes; an extensive array of amenities, including casual and fine dining; an active social community; and … Continue reading “The Terraces at The Clare: Health Care for Residents and the Community at Large”

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Memory Mondays: Myths About What Causes Alzheimer’s

Study after study reveals potential risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease, from certain behaviors to different foods. However, such research should not be confused with the many myths about what causes Alzheimer’s. The following are supposed risk factors that have not been proven by scientific research to cause Alzheimer’s, according to Alzheimers.net. Does Aluminum Cause Alzheimer’s? … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Myths About What Causes Alzheimer’s”

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