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Blue Zones and Centenarians

What do 1) Ikaria, Greece; 2) Okinawa, Japan; 3) Ogliastra Region, Sardinia; 4) Loma Linda, Calif.; and 5) Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica all have in common?  They are considered “Blue Zones” or areas…

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October 21st is National Apple Day

We’ve all heard the old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  Apples have long been linked to various health benefits from heart and brain health to antioxidants and gut…

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Improv – Making Things Up for our Wellbeing

An improvised story is created at the same time it is told. The improviser’s skills use emotion, action and imagination to produce a story, characters, props — and a world…

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It’s the Time of Year to Break out Your Purple #ENDALZ

Dementia, or severe memory loss that interferes with daily life, is not part of the normal aging process. Kendal communities have long participated in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s in support of…

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Zoom Fatigue – it’s a real thing!

Photo by Marcel Friedrich on Unsplash Many of us have step the last several months trying to figure out the best way to stay socially connected while physically distanced. Zoom video…

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Wellness Coordinator Honored as a ‘Rising Star’

July 27, 2020—Michelle Roth, The Admiral at the Lake’s Wellness Coordinator for Independent Living, has been awarded LeadingAge Illinois’ 2020 Rising Star Award for management.

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Mushrooms – the earthy and edible fungi

Posted 6/29/2020 Mushrooms are edible fungus that can provide several important nutrients.  According to the Harvard School of Public Health, “All varieties of mushrooms are low in calories and fat,…

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How a Man’s Love for Pigeons Saved Him

Posted 6/22/2020 There are so many benefits of hobbies for mental health. The best hobbies relax you, make you happy, and can even prevent or cure problems like anxiety and…

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Judy Brown

Personal Strategies for Navigating Changing Times

More than 140 prospective residents of Kendal communities gathered online Thursday morning, May 28, to learn how to draw on their untapped strengths from an expert in the aging services…

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