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Halloween Adventures

October 20, 2017 — Many facilities and communities throughout The Alden Network will be hosting a Halloween Adventure later this month. Dates and times vary. Click on the facility name to learn more.  Alden Courts of Shorewood Alden Courts of Waterford (Aurora) Alden Debes (Rockford) Alden Des Plaines Alden Estates of Barrington Alden Estates of Evanston Alden Estates of... Read More

Career Opportunities

October 18, 2017 — Now hiring RNs, LPNs, and CNAs. To learn more, please visit our job openings here. We work to create a fast-paced, rewarding work environment that fosters teamwork, compassion and recognizes outstanding customer service. We are always looking to hire highly motivated, service-oriented individuals who want to grow with us. If you’re interested in a meaningful career where you can make... Read More

Post-Acute Care’s Role in Creating Better Health Outcomes

October 16, 2017 — Hospital stays are becoming shorter and shorter and many people are being discharged “sicker and quicker.” A recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society discovered that shorter stays in the hospital are linked to earlier hospital readmissions. One solution to this issue that is gaining popularity is post-acute care, provided in... Read More

Immunizations Aren’t Just for Kids

September 28, 2017 — Did you get your flu shot yet? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that adults receive their seasonal flu vaccine by the end of October. Some people think that immunizations are just for children, but this couldn’t be farther from the truth. Vaccines protect us from harmful diseases throughout life—and older... Read More

Are You Binge-Watching Your Way to Insomnia?

September 15, 2017 — We know that spending hour after hour of couch potato time watching TV is bad for our health. Prolonged sitting raises the risk of obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke and even dementia. Whether you’re watching on a big-screen TV or your tablet computer, you need to take a break now and again and walk... Read More

Alden Debes and Alden Park Strathmoor Hosting Free Fall Lecture Series

September 7, 2017 — Alden Debes and Alden Park Strathmoor invite the community to learn about maintaining a healthy lifestyle by attending these free lectures. Caregiver De-Stress Wednesday, September 13, 5:30pm 550 South Mulford, Rockford Being a caregiver is wonderful but also can be challenging as a shift in roles and emotions often occurs. It is natural to feel... Read More

Does Your Attitude Need a Makeover?

September 6, 2017 — Experts tell us that our attitude about life—and about our own aging—makes a big difference in our health and well-being. Several studies have shown that seniors who are basically optimistic are more resilient when it comes to warding off the common ailments of old age, such as heart disease, dementia and even the flu. Numerous... Read More

Alden Courts and Estates of Shorewood Hosting Free Presentation on Essential Oils

August 23, 2017 — Essential oils are growing in popularity and few people truly understand how to use them to improve overall health and wellness.  Essential Oils 101 Friday, November 17, 1:00pm 710 West Black Road, Shorewood Attend this special seminar and learn how essential oils could have a positive effect on your life, which may include:  The ability... Read More

The Importance of Nutrition in Rehabilitation

August 15, 2017 — Surgery, an injury or a medical event such as a stroke or heart attack can create havoc in the body. A critical and often overlooked factor in aiding recovery from such events is nutrition. The right nutrients can help a body heal more quickly. There are several conditions that can exacerbate pain and slow recovery,... Read More

Alden Estates of Naperville Raises $1100 for Leukemia Research Foundation

August 7, 2017 — Over 150 people came out to enjoy the Annual Luau held at Alden Estates of Naperville. The facility raised $1,100 for the Leukemia Research Foundation, more than doubling the amount raised last year. Among the fine Hawaiian food menu that guests enjoyed was Aloha beef kabobs, pineapple chicken skewers, citrus glazed shrimp skewers, tropical delight... Read More