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Chicago Luxury Apartment Living at The Clare

Luxury apartment living at The Clare is about the incredible people and amenities that make up the community. The one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments feature sweeping lake and city views. Residents enjoy art history lectures and speakers who bring the Lyric Opera to life before and after you enjoy performances. Looking forward to the world … Continue reading “Chicago Luxury Apartment Living at The Clare”

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6 Famous Chicago Pizza Places You Need to Visit

Pizzeria Uno's famous deep dish.

Pizza is personal. The slice you love can say a lot about where you’re from and where you started eating pizza as a kid. In Chicago, pizza means deep dish, those thick pies once described by the Chicago Tribune as “pizza thick as a sewer lid and almost as heavy.” Picking the best Chicago pizza … Continue reading “6 Famous Chicago Pizza Places You Need to Visit”

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9 Best Magazines for Seniors

Are magazines dead? Far from it. While the shift in publishing from print to digital has claimed some publications, others remain vibrant while also offering greater flexibility—most print subscriptions now include a parallel online version for reading on your tablet or other mobile device.

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7 Autumn Flavors to Add to Your Grocery List

  The return of fall brings colorful leaves, crisp air, and most importantly, some delicious autumn flavors back to your kitchen. While you can get some of the ingredients year-round, they reach peak harvesting season during the cooler weather. These foods incorporate savory flavor and fresh aromas to your favorite hearty dishes. Add these seven … Continue reading “7 Autumn Flavors to Add to Your Grocery List”

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Top 10 Wineries Near Chicago

  If you live in Chicago, you don’t need to go all the way to Napa Valley to enjoy delicious wines. Find Illinois’ impressive alternative to “wine country” right in your own backyard (or, at most, a few hours away). These ten wineries and vineyards stand out as the best places to find locally made … Continue reading “Top 10 Wineries Near Chicago”

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5 Great Memory Games for Adults

Maintaining a strong mind is much like staying in shape. Keeping your mind active involves practicing memory exercises that build your “mental muscles”. Utilizing a few easy memory games can help your mind stay sharp over the years. Whether you practice these pastimes alone or incorporate them in a group setting, these intellectually stimulating memory … Continue reading “5 Great Memory Games for Adults”

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The 2017 Guide to Downtown Chicago Farmers Markets by Day of Week

It may surprise you that living in a big city like Chicago offers you the freshest fruits and veggies and high-quality homemade goods. The abundance of farmers markets in Chicago means locally sourced goods at reasonable prices are easy to find. Knowing where to stock up lets you keep a farmhouse table while enjoying the … Continue reading “The 2017 Guide to Downtown Chicago Farmers Markets by Day of Week”

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Active Senior Living: Ten Fun Ways for Adults to Stay Active in Chicago

If you live in a city like Chicago, then you have your share of challenges when it comes to staying in shape. With endless fine dining options, you may find yourself losing the battle to keeping fit in Chicago. Although group classes and gym memberships are not always the right fit for older adults, there … Continue reading “Active Senior Living: Ten Fun Ways for Adults to Stay Active in Chicago”

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Spectacular Renovations Taking Place at The Clare

The Clare is excited to announce the launch of impressive renovations to better fit the needs of the increasing number of residents who call The Clare home.  As Chicago’s premier Continuing Care Retirement Community, The Clare aims to deliver the most comfortable, quality care and amenities for all residents while maximizing the building’s 53 floors. … Continue reading “Spectacular Renovations Taking Place at The Clare”

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The Benefits of Investing Early to Retire Well

People in their 20s and 30s think of retirement as a far-off possibility, but as retirement gets closer, you begin to worry about your financial planning. Have you put aside enough money to retire safely, or will you need to take on a part-time job to make up for your missing income? Will your investments … Continue reading “The Benefits of Investing Early to Retire Well”

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New Construction Chicago: Adding to the Skyline in 2016 and Beyond

  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Like most large cities, the Chicago skyline evolves and grows each year, adding and replacing buildings with bigger, more innovative structures. These structures serve many different purposes, including additional housing for a growing population, new office space for expanding businesses, and ultra-modern, chic hotels. Here are the latest developments … Continue reading “New Construction Chicago: Adding to the Skyline in 2016 and Beyond”

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Urban Retreats: The Best Parks in Chicago

First, a caveat: We can’t cover every park in Chicago in a single, or even twenty, posts. The Chicago Park District manages some 570 parks, as well as 50 nature areas and 31 beaches. In all, it’s responsible for taking care of more than 8,000 acres of space—about ten times the acreage of New York … Continue reading “Urban Retreats: The Best Parks in Chicago”

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Tips for Planning for a Fulfilling Retirement

Most of us have an idea of when we’d like to retire, but it may not be a realistic goal if we are not prepared both financially and emotionally. Whether retirement is right around the corner or down the road a bit, it’s important to understand and implement some best practices for achieving a happy, … Continue reading “Tips for Planning for a Fulfilling Retirement”

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The Clare – A Culinary Revolution for Retirement Living

seniors dining in chicago at the clare

Bland entrees? Mass-produced sides? Add those items to the list of menu choices you’ll never find at true luxury retirement communities like The Clare. Focused on bringing unique culinary delights to residents at The Clare, Chef Hagop Hagopian plans out a custom menu each week, which features locally sourced meals every night. Notable highlights from … Continue reading “The Clare – A Culinary Revolution for Retirement Living”

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A Rightsizer’s Guide: Transitioning to High-Rise Senior Living in Chicago

There’s nothing like the excitement of moving into a new home. It’s a chance to savor new views, make new friends, and redesign your living space. For those shifting away from the burden of maintaining a large home and toward the excitement of high-rise senior living in Chicago, it’s almost impossible to wait. But, as … Continue reading “A Rightsizer’s Guide: Transitioning to High-Rise Senior Living in Chicago”

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The Advantages of Living in a Big City

Considering relocating to the big city? While the countryside offers a quiet, scenic backdrop, it lacks many of the advantages that make city living enjoyable. For instance, What if you have a craving for Mediterranean or Ethiopian food? Finding a wide variety of restaurant choices is all but impossible in a small rural area, but big cities offer countless options when it comes to international cuisine.

We compiled a list of the top reasons to consider a move to the big city, using our beloved Chicago as an example of what makes city living exciting and fun. Whether you’ve decided to relocate to Chicago or simply plan to visit on vacation, be sure to check out some of the destinations and resources provided below.

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