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Thanksgiving Week Is Also GERD Awareness Week

November 15, 2019 — There’s a month, week or day for just about every health condition. When it comes to Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Awareness Week, it makes sense to “celebrate” around Thanksgiving! That’s the week when many of us might experience heartburn—a burning sensation in the chest, behind the breastbone and in the middle of the abdomen. At Thanksgiving... Read More
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Holiday Respite Care

November 11, 2019 — Alden Estates of Shorewood is offering respite care for your loved ones this holiday season. If you need to take some time to go shopping, attend holiday parties, or just to get together with friends, rest assured that your loved one will be well taken care of. We offer: A safe and secure environment Individualized... Read More
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It’s Never Too Late to Quit Smoking!

November 1, 2019 — November 21, 2019 is the Great American Smokeout 2019. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, this event encourages smokers to quit for one day … and to take steps to extend that to the next day and beyond. No matter your age, there are plenty of reasons to quit smoking! You probably know that smoking... Read More
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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
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Best of Will County

October 10, 2019 — Alden Estates of Shorewood was recently announced as the winner for the best senior care facility in Will County in the Herald-News’ 2019 Readers Choice Awards! The contest appeared online and readers voted on their favorite businesses during September.  They had over 139,000 votes cast throughout Will County. Thank you to all who voted and... Read More
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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
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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
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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
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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

Care Transitions Event

August 13, 2019 — Join Cheryll Baresel from Family Home Health as she discusses care options for you or a loved one. Learn About Care Transitions Thursday, August 29, 1:30-2:30pm 710 W. Black Road, Shorewood Cheryll will discuss the following care options:  • Intermittent home health – In-home, intermittent skilled nursing, rehabilitative physical/occupational/speech therapy for patients recovering from injury,... Read More