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After an Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

December 1, 2022 — Being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease is a life-changing event for the person experiencing symptoms and their loved ones. There is currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and treatment options are limited. There is, however, a lot that the person with a new diagnosis of Alzheimer’s—and their loved ones—can do to make sure the path ahead... Read More

Improve Your “Eye-Q!”

November 15, 2022 — While “grannies in glasses” is an ageist stereotype, it is true that our eyes change as we get older. It’s important for older adults to get regular eye exams, because some age-related vision changes can be hard to detect. With regular exams, your ophthalmologist can detect problems early when treatment is more likely to be... Read More

Memory Loss: What’s Normal and What’s Not

October 15, 2022 — Everyone has moments of occasional forgetfulness. Maybe we forget where we left our glasses or misplace our cell phone. And increasing forgetfulness can be a normal part of getting older. Our bodies make lots of changes as we get older, and that includes our brains. It can take longer to learn new information, such as... Read More
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Preserving Our Sense of Purpose

October 1, 2022 — Why are we here? What do we owe our communities and future generations? Is it worth it to contemplate our existence? These may seem like philosophical questions, but they are the type of questions pondered by people with a sense of purpose. Having a sense of purpose is generally defined as having goals, an aim... Read More
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Music for Healthy Aging

September 15, 2022 — Almost everyone loves music. We use it as a soundtrack to our lives, in both happy moments like weddings and birthdays, and in more somber moments. Music can recall powerful memories of important moments in our lives. Our love of music is innate. Babies will bop along to a song that catches their ears, and... Read More
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Is It Time To Move?

September 1, 2022 — Surveys of older adults show that most of us would like to stay in our homes as we get older. We have invested time and money in making our homes exactly as we’d like. Maybe we know all the neighbors or live near cherished family members. It makes sense. The familiar environment is comforting. But... Read More
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Holiday Respite Care

November 11, 2019 — Alden Estates of Shorewood is offering respite care for your loved ones this holiday season. If you need to take some time to go shopping, attend holiday parties, or just to get together with friends, rest assured that your loved one will be well taken care of. We offer: A safe and secure environment Individualized... Read More
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8 Reasons You Need a Flu Shot This Year

October 1, 2019 — Here comes flu season! Maybe you’re thinking you’ll skip your shot this year? Bad idea, say experts. Here’s why: The flu is miserable. Anyone who has had the flu knows that it makes for a week or longer of fever, cough and body aches. You’ll miss days of work or your other activities. Sometimes you... Read More
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Luau Celebration

July 2, 2019 — Come and join the fun at Alden Estates of Naperville’s annual celebration of all things Hawaiian!  Luau Celebration Friday, August 2, 4:00-6:00pm 1525 Oxford Lane, Naperville They’ll be lots of traditional Hawaiian foods as well as entertainment. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 10 and under. Please RSVP to 630-983-0300. Download the... Read More
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Free Financial Presentation and Breakfast

January 2, 2019 — At the beginning of a New Year, many people make resolutions to save more money, spend money differently and get their finances in order. We’ve got just the solution for that! Flapjacks, Flannels and Finance Making Sense of the Current Market and Interest Rates Saturday, January 26, 10:00 am 1955 Randi Drive, Aurora Attend this... Read More