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Social Connections: The secret to a happy, healthy life?

Could a lack of close friends be as deadly as a 15-cigarettes-a-day habit? Read More

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Presbyterian Homes Receives Exclusive CARF Accreditation

Evanston, Ill. – September 22, 2016 – Today, Presbyterian Homes, the senior living organization with Life Plan communities in the Chicago suburbs of Evanston, Lake Forest, and Arlington Heights, announced that it has again earned the exclusive CARF accreditation, which it has received consistently since 1990. Presbyterian Homes is only one of seven senior living organizations in the Chicagoland area, and its communities are just three of 2000 nationwide, to earn the CARF seal of excellence. Read More

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How to make your home safer for older adults

Everyone wants an independent, active lifestyle, even as our age odometer ticks well above 60. But as years go by, it’s wise — and increasingly important — to take precautionary measures to ensure a safe, secure environment around the home. Read More

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Presbyterian Homes Celebrates Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky

On Tuesday, April 5th, Presbyterian Homes hosted a reception at its Westminster Place campus in Evanston to thank Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky for her advocacy on behalf of Illinois seniors. More than 60 seniors had the opportunity to hear Congresswoman Schakowsky talk about her work in Washington and to personally thank her for all she has done for seniors, from maintaining access to affordable senior housing to protecting Social Security and Medicare from privatization. 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