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Lake Forest Place Selected as a Post-Acute Care Provider for State Pilot Program

Lake Forest, Ill. – March 7, 2016 – Today, Lake Forest Place, a Presbyterian Homes community, announced that its Balmoral Place Care Center was selected as one of three Lake Forest-area post-acute skilled nursing care center to participate in PACT: Preference-Aligned Communications and Treatment, a groundbreaking pilot program recently launched by Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital (https://www.nm.org/location/lake-forest-hospital). Read More

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New Ways to Manage Memory Loss

A woman in a wheelchair calls out, "I have to get out of here. My kids are waiting for me. I have to pick them up from school." And though she cannot walk, she tries to get up, just as an aide with a soothing voice and comforting hand eases her safely back down. Read More

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How to Manage Holiday Stress

The holidays are a joyous time of year. But for some, especially older people, the season can summon emotions and sensory overload — a time of too much food, too much hoopla, too much stimulation and far too many memories. Read More

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The Moorings to Build 90 New Assisted Living Units

Designed for those who still relish their independence but need a little assistance to enjoy life to the fullest, The Moorings offers various levels of personalized care that cater to the residents living on the lush 45-acre campus. Located about 25 miles from downtown Chicago, The Moorings features flower-filled gardens and two miles of walking paths that meander through wooded areas and around the… Read More

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An Active Retirement:Exciting new careers post-retirement

“Retire Nothing” is more than just a recurring mantra at Presbyterian Homes, a network of vibrant retirement communities in the suburbs of Evanston, Lake Forest and Arlington Heights. It is the guiding philosophy on the need for older adults to keep their minds and bodies active by exploring the many possibilities retirement has to offer. After moving into one of Presbyterian Homes’ independent living… Read More

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What I've Learned as I Grow Older

As Americans grow older they are inundated with the negative aspects of aging. There is no question that challenges can arise during our “Golden Years” — but there are also many benefits and upsides to getting older.   "I notice that I seem to savor even very simple pleasures, things that I used to be too busy to pay attention to," says Barbara Jones, who moved into a Presbyterian Homes retirement… Read More

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When is the right time to retire?

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 100,000 people turn 65 every day and the nation's fastest-growing demographic is people over the age of 75. “That accounts for all the laxative ads on TV!” joked Clark Weber, a recently retired radio personality and resident of Westminster Place retirement community near Chicago. A new inductee into the Illinois Broadcasters' Hall of Fame, Weber was a pioneering… Read More

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How love of music and storytelling brings generations together

Quickly: What are two passions shared by young children and older adults in their retirement years? Perhaps you’ve already guessed the answer: Both groups love music, and both love stories. The trouble is that getting the two generations together to form meaningful, heartfelt bonds over what they love can prove challenging. Westminster Place in Evanston, a Presbyterian Homes community, has taken… Read More

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How to live a longer and healthier life by dancing

Every Tuesday morning, residents of Westminster Place retirement community on Chicago’s North Shore get all Wild Cool and Swingin' to beats inspired by the Rat Pack. Read More

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How to Live Better and Longer Life

Studies have shown that the strong sense of community at such places — staying involved with neighbors, friends and the community at large — actually helps prolong a person's life. Read More