News from and about Sedgebrook

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How Lifelong Learning Helps Retired Adults Stay Sharp

“Never let the brain idle. ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’ And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.” Comedian George Carlin may not be the first source that comes to mind when you’re seeking sound advice for retirement. Even so, his interpretation of a familiar saying about idle minds is filled with wisdom. You may …

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5 Best Balance Exercises for Seniors

Since you learned to ride a bike, you probably haven’t given your sense of balance a whole lot of thought. As a young, active senior, you may not even think you have much reason to think about it now — at least not immediately. The fact is, your balance is one of life’s full circles. …

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Great Dining Options near Our Community in Lincolnshire, IL

A foodie never has to travel far to find great food in Chicagoland, but outstanding culinary experiences aren’t limited to just the city limits. You’ll find noteworthy menus and enjoyable dining experiences dotting the suburban landscape, too —  including quite a few right here in Lincolnshire. When you’re looking for a restaurant to celebrate a …

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What is a Type C Continuing Care Retirement Community?

Poring over your options when it comes to senior living can feel a bit like staring into a bowl of alphabet soup. The senior living world is filled with terms you might not recognize and acronyms that aren’t always easy to decipher. Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are no exception, and complicating matters are the …

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Why Seniors Love the Lock-and-Leave Lifestyle

Are you ready for the freedom of retirement? You’ll finally have time and opportunity to do everything you’ve had on the back burner: travel, hobbies, family, continuing education. But if you still have homeownership responsibilities, those freedoms can be curtailed. Daily chores, home maintenance, yardwork — there’s no getting away from them when you own …

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Steps for Starting Your Senior Living Search

Congratulations! You’ve started your senior living search. “Shopping” for your ideal retirement community is a process that involves the same steps you’d take if you were making a major purchase. You start with research, investigate features and benefits, and ask questions when you need more information. If you’re able to, you “test drive,” or in …

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What to Do When Families Disagree on Long-Term Care for Aging Parents

Caring for elderly parents can be stressful. The decisions that need to be made regarding care can lead to conflict among family members. Adult children, siblings and relatives may not see eye to eye about practical and financial matters. And sibling rivalries and family tensions that have nothing to do with the current situation may …

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Ways Senior Living Communities Promote Health and Wellness

Aging well requires us to find true balance in all aspects of our health. It’s not just about being able to climb a flight of stairs without losing our breath or knowing we can keep up in a game of pickleball, although those things are desirable. We need to cultivate feelings, values and attitudes that …

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Memory Care Checklist: How to Choose a Memory Care Facility

A memory care community offers seniors with memory loss a safe place to live, enriching activities and social interaction, and the round-the-clock dementia care they need. For family members, it can mean relief from caregiving responsibilities that have exceeded what they’re able to provide. When a loved one with memory loss is safe and well …

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7 Best Independent Living Amenities and Services to Know About

When you move to independent living, the community you choose should do more than meet your basic needs. It should exceed your standards for comfort and convenience, and offer opportunities that allow you to grow, explore, and continue to pursue all the parts of life you love the most. Every retirement community will vary in …

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