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Good Neighbors: Merri Fefles has a soft spot for seniors

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Note: Anger, divisiveness and discord may have dominated the headlines in 2019, but as the late Fred Rogers once said, even in scary times, there is goodness. In this year that brought his spirit to life through the inspiring film “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” we are lifted by his reminder:...


Clarendale of Addison Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

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Clarendale of Addison, the all-new senior living community located off Route 53 and I-355 in Addison hosted its grand opening celebration this fall with a tribute to the 1893 World’s Fair.  “With our grand opening, we wanted to capture the fun and excitement of one of Chicago’s many proud times in history,”...


Are You Guilty of Kicking the LTC Can Down the Road?

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The information is all around us – news articles, family, and friends -- yet many of us keep kicking the LongTerm Care planning can down the road. Hope we will never get old, hope we will never need care, and if indeed, we do get old and need care, the hope is someone will solve this problem with free...


Staying Calm, Healthy, and Productive After a Loss

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Staying calm, healthy, and productive may not be the first thing on your mind when emptying a home after a loss. But the better you feel, the easier a trying task will be to complete. While I am not a medical professional, I believe the healthy habits outlined in this article are what enable me to empty...


SENIOR LIVING 101: Truth About Costs

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WHAT ARE THE MAJOR COSTS? Whether you’re looking for the first time at a long term solution or considering switching to a new facility, be informed about ALL the expenses in any community. The Radcliff wants you to make an informed decision when you are shopping and considering what is the best fit...


Preplanning Offers the Gift of Joy and Peace in Being Prepared!

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We see the word “prepare” used throughout the stories in Sacred Scripture. Whether John the Baptist voices it or even Jesus Himself, it is offered and given as a “gift” of love to another person. It is presented by one loved one to another loved one, as a visible sign of true concern and care for another’s...


9 Benefits of Living in a Senior Living Community

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Seniors have more housing options than ever, from the booming tiny house market to roommates and retirement communities. Senior living communities, however, remain a popular choice. What makes these communities so popular? Here are some common reasons. 1. No need for Lawn Care or Home Maintenance....


Mindfulness & Caregiving: How to Let Go of Fear and Protectionism

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If you’re a caregiver and a perfectionist, you may be facing an uphill battle. Caregiving is a demanding job, and it’s critical to accept that not everything will be perfect. As a caregiver, there are many things you cannot control, and the most important thing to do is to let go of chasing perfection...


Knowing Your Senior Living Options

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As an active older adult, your retirement lifestyle should be defined by choice. Independent living is for seniors who are able to live on their own, but want the convenience of life enrichment activities, social programs, restaurant-style dining, home maintenance and housekeeping, transportation, security,...


Hospice Aides and Nursing Assistants: On the Front Lines of Healthcare

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When seniors’ health issues or functional capabilities worsen as they age, it’s entirely likely that they will require more care at home, whether they live in an assisted living center or nursing home, or whether they receive care from a hospice provider. It’s also quite possible that the majority of...

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