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What We Have Done About the Coronavirus

May 18, 2020 — If you have any questions or concerns please call us at 800 291 5900 Ensuring residents are cared for in a safe and healthy environment is our greatest concern. Our facilities have been and are following recommendations of the CDC, state and local health departments with regards to COVID-19. We will continue to stay up... Read More
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A Smart Investment for Women: Physical Activity Pays Off

May 15, 2020 — Social distancing has many of us doing laps around the refrigerator!  Yet, especially for women, it’s important to stay active as we get older. After menopause, a woman’s risk for significant health events, such as heart attack and stroke, is equal to the risk in men.  Regular physical activity can help keep you healthy and... Read More
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Alden Heroes

May 4, 2020 — Thank you Alden Heroes.  We are forever indebted to your care of the most fragile among us.  During National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Skilled Nursing Week (May 10-16), it’s especially important to express our appreciation.  If you want to express your gratitude, too, complete our Online Thank You Form and we will honor... Read More

State Representative Kifowit Visits Alden Horizon, Donates Masks

May 1, 2020 — Illinois State Representative Stephanie Kifowit (D-84) visited the staff and residents at Alden Horizon today to donate masks for residents of the Alden of Waterford Campus. “We are most grateful for State Representative Kifowit’s generosity,” said Drew Elisco, Director of Public Policy for the Alden Network of Long Term Care. “We appreciate her visit and... Read More
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Saying THANKS to our Alden Heroes

April 30, 2020 — Each year, May 6-12 is a special time to elevate and celebrate the nursing profession.  This year, however, it feels especially important.  This is an opportunity to express our profound gratitude and appreciation for everything that ALL of our Alden Heroes, including nurses, are doing to help patients, residents, families, and communities during the COVID-19... Read More

Keep Safe and Informed During COVID-19

April 27, 2020 — The Alden Network answers current FAQs: Caring your for aging loved ones At the Alden Network, we began social distancing and most of us have been practicing social distancing for over a month. It’s becoming apparent that our experience depends in part on our life circumstances. At the Alden Network, we’ve compiled a set of... Read More

Stay in Touch Amid Social Distancing

April 3, 2020 — Sending virtual hugs and handshakes when we can’t touch Throughout the news media, in press conferences, and making the rounds on social media, everyone is talking about “flattening the curve” of the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. This term refers to slowing the surge in illness that could overwhelm hospitals and health care clinics... Read More
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Things to Do at Home while Sheltering in Place

March 20, 2020 — With much of America being asked to stay at home, you may have some challenges keeping your family engaged. Here are some videos to help inform and entertain during this challenging time. Wash Your Hands Video Chair Yoga for Seniors Chicago -Style Deep Dish Pizza History Stretching Exercises for Seniors Survival Riddles to Test Your... Read More
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Easy Ways to Practice Mindfulness

March 15, 2020 — What is mindfulness—and how does it help? Simply put, mindfulness is about bringing your attention to the present moment by focusing a single object or experience. Once considered an alternative wellness practice, continued empirical evidence demonstrates its benefits to good health and lowering stress. Across the globe, today many people practice mindfulness. It compliments, rather... Read More
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Maintaining a Nutritious Diet in the Midst of Health Challenges

March 1, 2020 — “I didn’t know that I’d need to be such an expert about my own nutrition,” John laughed.  Following a stroke last fall, he was admitted to rehabilitation facility before returning to his assisted living community. “I came in pretty shaken up and was glad for the time to, literally, get back on my feet. It... Read More