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Susie Kealy: When a Dream Becomes Art

One night a few years back, as Clare resident Susie Kealy slept, she dreamt about her cat. It was an unusual dream. Susie’s cat has a line along the length … Continue reading “Susie Kealy: When a Dream Becomes Art”

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A Day in the Life of a Clare Cook

Brian Beech, a Lead Cook at The Clare, has worked in multiple delis and restaurants over the years. His time in Chicago dining services at the community, however, has been … Continue reading “A Day in the Life of a Clare Cook”

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Cognitive Testing is More Important Than Ever

Ladu Smiling and reading a book

Cognitive testing is more important than ever, especially among older adults. Yet only 16% of seniors receive regular cognitive testing during routine health checkups, according to Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and … Continue reading “Cognitive Testing is More Important Than Ever”

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What Is Your Plan? Decluttering and Downsizing for a Move to Senior Living

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Decluttering can be a stressful and overwhelming experience, especially when downsizing for a move to senior living like The Clare. Chances are, you’ve collected countless pieces of furniture, knick-knacks, documents … Continue reading “What Is Your Plan? Decluttering and Downsizing for a Move to Senior Living”

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A Day in the Life of Maintenance at The Clare

What do building maintenance services look like at The Clare? From keeping the facility running smoothly, handling operative emergencies, assisting residents with in-home requests, and setting up for various events, … Continue reading “A Day in the Life of Maintenance at The Clare”

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A Day in the Life of a Clare Housekeeper

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What do housekeeping services look like at The Clare? Bernardo Brito’s passion shines through as he explains his tasks as an environmental service technician and shares his love for The … Continue reading “A Day in the Life of a Clare Housekeeper”

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A Day in the Life of The Clare Concierge

What is concierge service at The Clare? Michael Kwyer shares an inside look at his daily activities and interactions and his favorite part about working in the community. At 2pm … Continue reading “A Day in the Life of The Clare Concierge”

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Clare Residents Give Back Through WITS Chicago

Clare residents always seek ways to give back to and connect with the city. WITS Chicago allows them to do just that. WITS, or Working In The Schools, aims to … Continue reading “Clare Residents Give Back Through WITS Chicago”

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Clare Poet Carol Feiser Laque Draws Inspiration from ‘The Silent Music of the Mind’

Clare Poet Carol Feiser Laque Clare resident and poet Carol Feiser Laque’s grandmothers opened up the world to her: the world of domesticity and the world of the arts. “At … Continue reading “Clare Poet Carol Feiser Laque Draws Inspiration from ‘The Silent Music of the Mind’”

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Memory Mondays: The Future of Dementia Care

How will memory care change by the year 2025? The future of dementia care is an increasingly important topic, especially as the incidence of memory impairment rises exponentially. Here are … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: The Future of Dementia Care”

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The Clare Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

Early December marks 10 years since The Clare first opened its doors and welcomed its first residents, many of whom still live here today. This year is also the first … Continue reading “The Clare Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary”

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Memory Mondays: The Cost of Alzheimer’s Care

What is the cost of Alzheimer’s care? For family and friends acting as caregivers for their loved ones, the cost of Alzheimer’s care can reach nearly $200,000 over two years, … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: The Cost of Alzheimer’s Care”

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What Are the Benefits of Life Plan Communities?

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Considering moving to a life plan community like The Clare? Doing so may boost your health, according to new research. The first-year results of the Age Well Study reveals that … Continue reading “What Are the Benefits of Life Plan Communities?”

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Harlean Barth: Clare Resident Blends Rural Upbringing, City Life in Teaching Career

Get To Know Harlean Barth Clare resident Harlean Barth has lived and worked in two contrasting environments: rural Illinois and urban Chicago. Harlean attended a one-room schoolhouse in Iroquois County … Continue reading “Harlean Barth: Clare Resident Blends Rural Upbringing, City Life in Teaching Career”

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Memory Mondays: Will Alzheimer’s Be Cured in Your Lifetime?

Will Alzheimer’s be cured in your lifetime? Despite bleak statistics surrounding the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease and study after study outlining risk factors, many people maintain hope that a cure … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Will Alzheimer’s Be Cured in Your Lifetime?”

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Memory Mondays: More Years of Good Cognitive Health for Older Adults

Does turning 65 automatically mean cognitive health will begin to decline? With the prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease, it’s easy to assume that developing dementia – or at the very least, … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: More Years of Good Cognitive Health for Older Adults”

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Tips to Live Longer: The Healthy Habits of “Super Agers”

Man and Woman Streatching before jogging

Looking for tips to live longer? The healthy habits of so-called “super agers” may provide some insight into aging well. “Super agers” denotes the group of adults above the age … Continue reading “Tips to Live Longer: The Healthy Habits of “Super Agers””

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Memory Mondays: Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s Disease

What do air pollution and Alzheimer’s disease have to do with each other? From heart health to a sedentary lifestyle, researchers have identified a number of risk factors for dementia. … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: Air Pollution and Alzheimer’s Disease”

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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 … 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 … Continue reading “Memory Mondays: A Healthier Heart Means a Healthier Brain”

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