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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
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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
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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
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We Can Grow New Brain Cells Even Through Our 90s

July 15, 2019 — For some time, experts have debated whether human adults continue to grow new brain cells (neurons), or whether we pretty much have all the neurons we’re going to have by the end of our teenage years or so. The complete answer is far beyond the scope of this article, but we’d like to share some... 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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Keep Seniors Hydrated This Summer

July 1, 2019 — Did you read about the recent studies showing that exercise provides an immediate boost to the memory of seniors? Turns out there’s a catch, reports the American Physiological Society (APA); the benefits may not apply if a person is suffering from dehydration. That’s far from the only reason older adults should be sure to have... Read More
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Be Safe During Lightning Storms

June 15, 2019 — As the first day of summer approaches, we’ve already had some major thunderstorms. Experts at the University of Nebraska Medical Center recently shared some information to protect older adults and people of every age from being injured by the beautiful but deadly feature of these storms: lightning. “An underrated killer, hotter than the surface of... Read More
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Travel Tips for Senior Airline Passengers

June 1, 2019 — Whether it’s a trip to see the grandkids, or to see the world, traveling by plane usually goes more smoothly with some advance planning. Air travel is not the luxury it once was! Remember the days when you would get all dressed up for a plane trip? Chances are there would be an empty seat... Read More
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Is High Blood Pressure Inevitable as We Age?

May 15, 2019 — May 17, 2019 is World Hypertension Day. This global, annual event is held to increase awareness of high blood pressure, which raises our risk of heart disease, kidney problems, stroke, vision loss and even Alzheimer’s disease. Many Americans believe that hypertension is just a part of growing older, and assume that our blood pressure inevitably... Read More