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.


Differences Between Independent Living and Assisted Living Memory Care

Everyone’s needs are different, and it becomes more apparent with age just how important it is to have a plan in place for the future. For older adults and their family members, senior living communities can be a helpful solution to finding both an active lifestyle and care services, all in one place.  If you’re …

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Health Benefits of Gardening for Seniors

Countless research studies have shown the benefits of physical activities for helping seniors enjoy a more active and healthier life. If you’re like most people, you probably think of physical activity as walking, biking, swimming or other types of aerobic exercise. But it also includes gardening. While you may already know the benefits of most …

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Stroke Awareness and Prevention Tips for Seniors

According to the National Institutes of Health, 795,000 strokes occur every year in the United States. And the risk factor for having a stroke doubles every 10 years after age 55. To help reduce your risk of stroke, this blog post will show you how to identify a stroke and offer stroke prevention tips.  Act …

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Fun Summer Activities for Seniors

Singing birds and warm summer breezes make the great outdoors almost irresistible after a long winter. So grab your sunscreen, sun hat, beach towel, or gardening trowel and head out into the sunshine for some warm-weather fun. Here’s a list of enjoyable summer activities for seniors: 1. Head for the Beach A classic summer activity, …

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Best Ways to Stay Physically Active in Retirement

Retirement means stepping away from the workforce and not having to keep such a busy schedule of obligations. But that doesn’t mean your schedule should no longer be busy. Now, you can keep your calendar filled with activities you want to do, rather than ones you have to do. That’s a true reward after so …

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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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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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