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.


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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Fun Independence Day Activities for Seniors

For many Americans, the Fourth of July is an occasion filled with festive parades, family barbecues in the backyard and fireworks lighting up the night sky. But with some celebrations scaled back this year, you may be wondering how you can put the fun back in the Fourth. Well, we have a few ideas for …

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The Importance of Cognitive Screenings for Older Adults

Possibly the most daunting yet one of the most common risk seniors face as they age is significant cognitive decline. Our minds age along with our bodies, sometimes at a faster rate, accelerated by various forms of dementia and other cognitive impairments. Dementia is defined by a significant decline in one or more cognitive domains …

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What are the Best Computers for Seniors?

In the digital age we all live in today, it’s important for seniors to stay connected. The main form of connection today, of course, is through the World Wide Web. While most seniors are far from digitally illiterate, the majority prefer a computer that’s easily accessible, simple to use, won’t break down, and above all, …

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Community Update –5/21/2021

The CDC announced on May 13, 2021 that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by federal, state, local, tribal, or territorial laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated: 2 weeks after their second …

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