If you and your family, like many others, are socially distancing from one another to protect a loved one who is elderly or immunocompromised, there are other ways to stay connected! While it is painful and stressful to be separated from the ones we love, quarantining and self-isolating has created an amazing opportunity for us…

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With life’s day to day stress, anxiety can be at an all-time high.  It is important to manage stress related anxiety in a positive manner. Our stress can affect us and those around us, so finding ways to cope is really important.  Without addressing anxiety, physical health can often be affected leading to a decreased…

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Heart health overall is important and can lead to many other complications if not maintained. It is important to keep a healthy blood pressure, incorporate exercise into your health regimen, keep cholesterol within a normal range and a heart healthy diet inclusive of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, good fats and low sodium. What is Vascular…

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Residences at Deer Creek recently hosted a seminar by Neurologist Sarah Song, MD, MPH, FAHA, FAAN, Associate Professor in the Section of Cerebrovascular Disease, in the Department of Neurological Sciences, of Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Song specializes in the study, prevention, and treatment of stroke. Her message by and large was that stroke is…

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Moving is a part of life. At one season or another in our lives, most people have moved out of their homes and created a new home elsewhere. What is always astounding is no matter how long you have lived somewhere it is easy to accumulate a lot of stuff. Clothing, trinkets, boxes and books…

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Grandma and granddaughter eating ice cream

Things can certainly change as we age, and with each change comes a new norm. Children grow up and have children of their own. Health can change and sometimes downsizing or moves take place, as well as social circles becoming smaller. Socialization and meaningful interactions are so important as we age. Keeping our minds stimulated…

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Aromatherapy is the therapeutic use of plant-derived aromatic essential oils to promote physical and psychological well being. So what are some of the health benefits? Health Benefits of Aromatherapy Some studies have shown that aromatherapy can have some of the following positive outcomes: Relief from anxiety and depression Improved quality of life, for some people…

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