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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Moving into Sedgebrook: Your Step-by-Step Guide

You may have been hearing about all the recent buzz in the real estate market, especially for sellers. Homes have been selling at higher than market value due to an increase in demand and low inventory. If you’re a senior who’s been thinking about making the move to your preferred retirement community, now’s the perfect …

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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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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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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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Winter Wellness Tips for Seniors

Shorter days, cold temperatures and slippery conditions can leave seniors wondering how to keep active in the winter. If you’re used to going on a daily walk or attending a group exercise class, staying inside can feel like an obstacle to fitness and wellness. But it doesn’t have to be. Prioritizing your wellness routine is …

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Questions to Ask During Your Senior Living Tour

As you’re trying to decide which senior living community is right for you, one of the most important steps in the process is taking an on-site tour. You’ll get a real sense of the campus, hopefully meet a few residents, and have in-depth conversations with team members. Moving to a great community can enhance your …

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Fun Halloween Activities for Seniors

No matter how much we love them, holidays can sneak up on us. All of a sudden, the day’s approaching, and you need quick festive ideas you can fit into your busy schedule. After rightsizing, many seniors don’t have as many of the go-to decorations, cookie cutters and party paraphernalia they used to keep in …

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Celebrating 15 Years with 15 Reasons to Love Sedgebrook

For the past 15 years, Sedgebrook has been greeting those who enter our senior living community with a breath of fresh air and smiles that say “You belong here.” To celebrate this milestone, we listed 15 reasons why Sedgebrook is among the best senior living communities in Illinois. Our community is warm and welcoming to …

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