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Experts Offer Heart Health Advice for Morning, Noon and Night

October 15, 2019 — At the 68th Annual Scientific Session of the American College of Cardiology in 2019, experts from Greece offered insights that could provide a heart health boost all day long! Morning Does what we eat for breakfast, and how much, make a difference in the health of our arteries? Dr. Sotirios Tsalamandris, a cardiologist at the... Read More

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

Emergency Preparation for Seniors With Disabilities

September 17, 2019 — September is National Preparedness Month. Natural disasters have been top of mind for many of us lately as we followed news coverage of Hurricane Dorian. In our own region, we’re only residually affected by hurricanes, but we’re frequently impacted by severe weather events such as blizzards, tornadoes, floods and heat waves — along with power... Read More

Back to School—At Any Age!

August 30, 2019 — Brain science experts tell us that along with exercise and good nutrition, education is one of the things that keeps our brains healthier. University of Barcelona brain scientists recently used MRI scans to show that certain important areas of the brain are larger in people who had stayed in school longer. Said Prof. David Bartres-Faz,... Read More

New On-site Hemodialysis Unit

August 23, 2019 — Please join us for an Open House introducing our new Dialysis Unit at Alden Town Manor. Open House Tuesday, August 27, 3:00-8:00pm 6120 West Ogden Avenue, Cicero At Alden Town Manor, we’re committed to ensuring that you’re comfortable in your treatment choice. That’s why we recently opened our own on-site hemodialysis unit, eliminating the need... Read More

Five Great Reasons to Shop at Your Local Farmers Market

August 15, 2019 — We’re coming up upon the traditional harvest season—a great time to check out the offerings at a farmers market! Here’s what you’ll find: The freshest produce! Fruits and veggies at the grocery story may have traveled long and far before they show up on the shelf. Grown, packaged and treated to survive the journey, taste... Read More

Fall Fishing Festival

August 5, 2019 — Alden Estates of Orland Park is hosting one of its most popular events for the eighth year in a row! Fall Fishing Festival Saturday, September 21, 9:00am-1:00pm 16450 S. 97th Street, Orland Park The event combines fishing and fun with games, raffle items from local restaurants and shops, prizes for the two longest fish caught,... Read More

Who Can Speed Up Stroke Treatment? Everyone!

August 1, 2019 — When it comes to stroke, the sooner treatment begins, the better. To shorten the time between a stroke and the beginning of treatment, researchers are examining a lot of angles. Their focus includes: Hospitals A July 2019 study from UCLA found that speeding up stroke treatment in hospitals by only 15 minutes could save many... Read More

Fall Craft Fair

July 25, 2019 — Alden Gardens of Waterford is hosting its annual Craft Fair this September. Fall Craft Fair Saturday, September 28, 10:am-4:00pm 1955 Randi Drive, Aurora The Fall Craft Fair will feature handcrafted items from Waterford residents as well as artisan crafters from the community. The show is limited to 50 crafters and artists. Register before August 15... Read More

Warrenville Horizon to Break Ground in Spring 2020

July 16, 2019 — Warrenville will soon have its first affordable independent senior living community. The Alden Foundation, a developer of affordable senior housing, will break ground in the spring of 2020 on a 71-unit, three-story independent living community on Batavia Road, west of Butterfield Road. “This is exactly the type of development that Warrenville needs to keep seniors... Read More