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Things to Do for Seniors in Lombard This Summer

It’s that time of year again. Summer in Illinois, when the mercury rises in and your social calendar starts to fill up. Summer is a great time to plan more outings, whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors, get a taste of city life, or indulge in a little local culture. In your golden …

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Essential Winter Home Maintenance Tips for Seniors

Is your home prepared to withstand the ice and snow of another long winter? Winter weather can take a heavy toll on our homes. That’s why performing home maintenance is one of the most vital —but also more expensive and laborious—aspects to owning a home.  Here at Beacon Hill, we recognize these tasks can become …

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Healthy Holiday Eating Tips for Seniors

When it comes to the holiday season, many activities revolve around the dinner table. Whether it’s a festive party with friends or Christmas meal with family, the temptations to overindulge are seemingly endless. If you struggle with healthy eating during the holidays, consider trying any of these tips to stay on course. 4 Obstacles to …

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Understanding Why Holidays Can Be Difficult for Older Adults

Joy is what everyone hopes to feel during the holiday season, but unfortunately that is not the reality for many people, especially older adults. At a time when people are supposed to be sharing love and laughter with their friends and family, there are seniors who find themselves feeling lonely and isolated during the holidays. …

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5 Ways You Can Show Appreciation for a Family Caregiver

Did you know that there are an estimated 53 million family caregivers in the U.S.? Chances are good that you probably know of at least one in your life. Whether they are willing to ask for it or not, they could probably benefit from your help and support, especially as we observe National Family Caregivers …

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What Does Virtual Reality for Seniors Look Like?

One of the great advances in modern times is the invention of virtual reality (VR) technology. The quality, cost and accessibility of this technology has improved tremendously since its creation several decades ago. It’s more common than ever for people to have access to VR programming and to be able to enjoy a VR experience. …

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Winter Home Maintenance Tips for Older Adults

Winter in Illinois is challenging for people of all ages. The cold weather and hazardous conditions affect businesses, transportation, and can even be detrimental to our health – especially for older adults who also struggle with winter home maintenance. Maintaining a home to stand up to the harsh winter weather in Illinois often involves a …

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Activities of Daily Living

As we get older, we all want to maintain our independence. After a lifetime of hard work and sacrifice, we deserve our retirement years to be fun and free. There are areas, though, where some older adults may benefit from additional assistance. The level of independence that a person can maintain is measured by a …

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The Benefits of Social Interaction

About 28% of older adults in the U.S. live alone. While many live socially active lives and are fully aware of the benefits of social interaction, some older adults can retreat into isolation when alone. Research shows that being alone and feeling lonely aren’t the same thing. Having some time to yourself is something we …

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