Senior Living

The Power of Pets

Anyone who has a pet – whether a dog or cat, bird or fish, furry or non-furry – understands the important role those little friends play in our lives. For many of us, we can’t imagine what life would be like without a pet to love and cherish.

Beyond Bingo: Meaningful Activities for Aging Adults

Gone are the days when bingo was the highlight of life at a senior living community. These days, sixty is more like the new forty, and activities at senior living communities are reflecting that. (It doesn’t hurt that today’s seniors are embracing senior living earlier than other generations, which is moving the needle on everything from activities to dining options and more.)

Kaye Janus Looks Back on Women’s Movement, 33 Years After Marching

An Aspired Living of Prospect Heights resident is proud to call herself a pioneer for women in the workplace.
Before women were working their way towards becoming C.E.O.’s, presidents and leaders of major corporations, there were the women marching for equal rights in the workplace decades prior.

Resident Kaye Janus of Prospect Heights, Illinois, is proud to call herself one of the “pioneers” who led the way for women to shatter the proverbial glass ceiling and exceed at all levels of business.

New Year, New Name: Live Well, Age Well, Be Well with Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights

The new year is the perfect time to try something … well … new. A new approach, a new lifestyle and, in our case, a new name. We’ve transformed from Grandbrier® of Prospect Heights to Aspired Living® of Prospect Heights and are ready to make 2019 the year that you Live Well. Age Well. Be Well! 

How to Cope with a Spouse Moving into a Memory Care Community

When your loved one, husband or wife, begins to deal with memory loss, they become less of the person who said “I do” all those years ago, and more of someone else. When a spouse is diagnosed with memory loss, there are many thoughts that can go through the caregiver’s mind. Some of the most common including, “I promised for better or worse, in sickness and in health, so I need to try my best to care for them” and “How am I going to care for them as time goes on, what if they forget me?” Memory loss is tricky.

5 Ways to Support a Parents Move to Assisted Living

Successful Prevention & Recovery from Strokes

Strokes are one of the most sudden, catastrophic causes of long-term disability and the fifth leading cause of death in America. According to the National Stroke Association®, around 795,000 people in the United States are affected by a stroke each year and yet few people know what a stroke is or how to know one is occurring.

5 Benefits of a Walking Routine for Seniors

As we age, we know that the key to overall health is exercising. Exercising not only helps to keep our bodies fit and healthy, but it also is good for our minds and mental well-being. As seniors age the benefits to exercise seem to increase, making it even more beneficial for seniors to begin a walking routine.

Legal and Financial Planning Tips for Seniors

Legal and Financial Planning Considerations for Seniors

For older adults, it’s never too soon to start preparing for the future, even if you are perfectly healthy. Before an illness or injury creates added stress and urgency to legal and financial planning, you and your family should consider how you would like their property, finances and their own health cared for should anything happen to you in the future.


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