Holidays with Seniors

Posted December 13, 2016
Holidays with Seniors
Celebrating the holidays with seniors can be challenging. Senior Living Experts is sharing these ideas for gifts for seniors and activities for the seniors in your life.   Holidays with Seniors in Long Term Living Facilities If you’re loved ones are in a senior living facility (assisted living, nursing home, etc.) we have some great ideas for gift giving and activities. These ideas can be adjusted to the needs and abilities of your loved one. Gifts for Seniors in Long Term Living Facilities Personal Services – If the facility offers personal services like hairdressing, barber shop, spa facilities, housekeeping services ...
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Holiday Tips and Ideas for Seniors

Posted November 29, 2016
Holiday Tips and Ideas for Seniors
The holidays are quickly coming upon us, so Senior Living Experts would like to share some holiday tips and ideas for seniors in order to make it fun for everyone! Holiday Tips and Ideas for Seniors – Chicago Outings It can be difficult to take senior family members out during the holiday season; especially with winter weather to deal with. Besides a holiday care package, taking your loved one out for some time outside of their living facilities is another great way to enjoy the season! These ideas may help you find a way to get them out and enjoying ...
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Gifts for Assisted Living Residents

Posted September 27, 2016
Gifts for Assisted Living Residents
Do you have trouble finding gifts for assisted living residents that are useful and appreciated? These ideas are helpful for any time of year; the holidays, birthdays, or simply to say “I’m thinking of you.” Affordable Gifts for Assisted Living Residents Photo Calendar – Creating calendars with pictures of friends and family is one way to help your loved one “see” everyone on a daily basis. This can be especially helpful for those with dementia or who have family that lives out of town. Walgreens, Wal-Mart, local photography shops & online photo shops all offer a variety of calendar options. ...
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Springtime Activities for Seniors

Posted March 22, 2016
Springtime Activities for Seniors
It's important to keep our minds and bodies busy as we age, which is why we've decided to offer some springtime activities for seniors in today's blog! Keeping active helps us age with better quality of life. Springtime Activities for Seniors Not everyone can get outdoors and garden or enjoy physical activity in large amounts. However, being active includes both the mind and the body. Bubbles - Nothing can bring out the joy and laughter of life like a bottle of bubbles; whether you're a child or an adult! Sit out on a porch or even remain indoors as you ...
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Chicago Tribune: Local Support Groups

Posted April 11, 2013
We've featured CJE Senior Life events before on this blog.  This long standing organization has done so much good for our senior community, so it makes me happy to see them recognized by the Chicago Tribune.  They posted a program list of all the events CJE has going on and they offer support to both seniors and caregivers...  Support Groups for Seniors and Family Caregivers in Northwest Chicago Posted By CJE SeniorLife, Community Contributor CJE SeniorLife offers ongoing support groups and programs on a wide variety of topics of interest to seniors and their families. Fees vary according to the program ...
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Local Event: Alzheimer’s Musical

Posted March 21, 2013
Here's a fun and inspiring activity to do this weekend or next.  They actually reopened this show since it was such a hit. Time of Your Life Players present “Rock ’n’ Roll AD” a new, original one-act musical, which takes the audience on a wild ride as Roy gets his band together for one last tour and then is diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Roy’s unbreakable spirit, sense of humor, and irreverent attitude allow him to continue the tour and learn how to live with the disease. We are thrilled to be presenting our ninth original musical in partnership with ...
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End of Life Care

Posted January 17, 2013
An article from New Old Age to help prepare for the difficult decision of hospice care... Preparing for a Loved One to Die at Home By SUSAN SELIGER Most of us, when asked about how and where we want to die, answer simply “at home.” Making that happen is not always as simple as it sounds. After a post in November, “Turning a Home into a Hospital,” some readers of this blog left comments asking what equipment they needed on hand and what other steps they needed to take to make that last wish a reality.   To continue reading the ...
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Caring.com: 5 Ways to Make Living With an Older Adult Easier

Posted January 2, 2013
Another helpful list from Caring.com Try these simple solutions to ease the crankies and boost everyone's mood. By Lara Belonogoff, Caring.com staff writer One issue that family caregivers don't often talk about is how cranky everyone can get living under one roof -- especially if the person you're caring for is sometimes or often cranky. You know the toll that it can take on the entire household -- and how that person's mood can rub off on you. But how do you go about making your home a happier place? To continue reading the entire article click HERE
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CJE Senior Life: Adult Day Services

Posted August 1, 2012
Here's a video about the wonderful Adult Day Services offered by CJE Senior Life.  I've recently highlighted a few of their Parkinson's focused programs, but they have plenty others as well.  I commend CJE Senior Life for making this video.  What a great way to get their word out & hear from those people who are taking advantage of these programs!   SOURCE
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Bill Cosby Is 75

Posted July 20, 2012
The AAPR recently interview the beloved Bill Cosby.  I can't believe he's 75 now; oh how I loved The Cosby Show!  Enjoy the reading his take on getting older and healthier and... ENJOY THE WEEKEND! wiki images  Bill Cosby Is 75 Legendary comedian marks birthday with a new diet and the same irrepressible humor by: Lorenzo Benet | from: AARP The Magazine  Bill Cosby's birthday has spiraled out of control. "I'm not in charge of these things anymore," deadpans the actor, who turned 75 on July 12 and recently published his 12th book, I Didn't Ask to Be Born (But I'm Glad ...
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