News from and about Sedgebrook

Check this page often for the latest news, articles and stories about Sedgebrook — including insight on how to age successfully.


Music Therapy for Dementia

More than six million Americans 65 and older have Alzheimer’s disease. It’s the most common form of dementia (about 80% of cases) and the fifth-leading cause of death among older Americans. There’s no medical cure for Alzheimer’s, but there are drugs that can temporarily improve memory and thinking skills in some people. Early symptoms can …

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5 Early Signs of Parkinson’s You Need to Know

Parkinson’s disease is a progressive nervous system disorder that impacts the body’s mobility. Since symptoms can come on gradually, it can sometimes be challenging to notice the early signs of Parkinson’s. Family members are usually the first to notice something is off and should take symptoms seriously as soon as they arise. 5 Early Signs …

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Choosing the Right Independent Living Community for You

Choosing the right independent living community requires more than just finding an option close to your existing home. When it comes to finding the right place to call home during your retirement years, you need to find the right fit.  Independent living communities are designed to allow you to continue thriving in your retirement years …

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The Importance of Vitamin D for Seniors

There’s more to vitamin D for seniors than building strong bones and painting milk mustaches. As researchers are discovering, vitamin D supports senior health in a variety of important ways. Here are some of the things vitamin D can do for you. Support Bone Health Your body needs vitamin D to build strong bones. But …

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COVID-19 Update: 9.8.2021

At Sedgebrook, the health and well-being of residents and team members is our highest priority at all times. We continue to take proper prevention and preparedness steps related to COVID-19. What is Sedgebrook doing to prepare for any incidence of COVID-19?  We know that this disease most dramatically impacts older adults – the people we …

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5 Best Outdoor Fall Activities for Seniors

Fall is a beautiful time of year in Lincolnshire, Illinois. With temperate weather and the slow changing of the leaves that envelops the area with fiery reds, burnt oranges and other breathtaking fall colors, the setting is perfect for a cozy, heartwarming outing. Whether you’re looking for something to do with your friends in your …

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6 Best Small Dogs for Seniors

If you’ve ever owned a dog, you know they give back as much, if not more, than they receive. In return for food and shelter, they give us companionship, a sense of purpose, and get us out the door for a bit of exercise. They connect us with other dog owners and people who can’t …

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Why Friendship Is Important to Healthy Senior Aging

No one wants to grow old and alone. After all, we’re wired for social connection. Having a strong support group was critical to survival for our ancestors living on the savannahs of East Africa. And while the odds of being attacked by lions are pretty small these days, having friends you can count on makes …

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Is Your Diet Affecting Your Eye Health?

As you get older, your vision tends to deteriorate. It may start with needing a pair of reading glasses. Later on, you may notice your vision becoming cloudy due to cataracts forming on the lens inside your eye. Other eye problems common in older adults are glaucoma and macular degeneration, two of the leading causes …

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