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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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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How Much Will Health Care Cost in Retirement?

How much will health care cost in retirement? Planning for health care costs in retirement is a bit different than planning for retirement in general. That’s because it’s difficult to predict exactly what long-term health care costs may entail. Rather than overwhelming yourself with health care costs over a lifetime, consider these tips from Vanguard, … Continue reading “How Much Will Health Care Cost in Retirement?”

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Memory Mondays: The Link Between Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s Disease

Is there a link between cholesterol and Alzheimer’s disease? A new study out of the United Kingdom concludes that cholesterol may in fact influence the development of Alzheimer’s. Cholesterol, a substance that can build up on artery walls, potentially causes health problems ranging from heart disease to stroke. Now, University of Cambridge researchers suggest low-density … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: The Link Between Cholesterol and Alzheimer’s Disease”

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The Clare Residents Compete in Chicago Dragon Boat Race

Surrounded by elite groups, fire departments and corporate crews, onlookers might not have suspected that residents of The Clare, a luxury senior living community in Chicago’s Gold Coast, were about to race along the south branch of the Chicago River. And yet, The Clare was one of 32 teams competing in the 18th Annual Chicago Dragon … Continue reading “The Clare Residents Compete in Chicago Dragon Boat Race”

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Memory Mondays: Social Interaction and Memory

Social interaction yields many health benefits both physically and mentally, especially as we get older. Notably, group social interaction and memory strongly correlate in terms of protecting the brain, a new study has revealed. To date, research has shown that staying in close touch with friends leads to better preservation of cognition. However, researchers from Ohio … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Social Interaction and Memory”

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