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By Kallie Lee, Community Relations Director, The Village at Mercy Creek   In a world still recovering from a pandemic, the pros and cons of Senior Living continue to be strongly evaluated by adult children and caregiving spouses looking to enhance their loved ones’ quality of life. Often, their worry is the ability to interact […]

Holidays and Depression What You Should Know

By David Pruitt, OSF HealthCare   Holidays can be the backbone of our relationships—highlights in the histories of our lives. They are traditions that serve as the foundations for many families. But because of these ties, mental health professionals note an increase in depression for seniors during the holidays. “Statistics show that two million of […]

Get the Most Out of Your Health Insurance!

Submitted by Ft. Jesse Imaging & Gale Keeran Center for Women   Health insurance can feel a bit like a bad word these days. Plans are increasingly expensive, the rules are confusing, and getting answers to any questions can leave you dizzy in the insurance company phone tree. While it can be exhausting to understand, […]

Healing & Hope

By Alexander Germanis   If there is one symbol that sums up the entire meaning of the Christmas season, it is that of a baby, wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger in the desert village of Bethlehem. The pure innocence of the Christ Child encapsulates all that is good, peaceful, and hopeful about […]

Holiday Hints for Alzheimer’s Caregivers

Submitted by Sugar Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center   Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity. For a person with Alzheimer’s, this link with a […]

A Healthful Twist to Holiday Desserts

By Jackie Pope-Ganser, Green Top Grocery   With the holiday season and cooler weather upon us, our natural instincts of baking begin to take over. It is the time of the year where we pull out our best decadent signature baked good recipes, many that have been passed down through generations, and commence the season […]

Actions to Take Immediately After a Work Injury

Submitted by Kanoski Bresney Law Firm   It can be very hard to think clearly in the immediate aftermath of an accident. You may feel as if you are in shock as your adrenaline races and your heart pounds after a frightening accident. Or, your accident could be much more mundane, such as tripping over […]

Relieving the Weight of Time

By Alexander Germanis   Gravity is an inescapable force. It exists everywhere. We feel its pull on a daily basis, and mankind has sought for countless ways to reduce or remove its influence since time immemorial. When gravity is combined with time, however, the results can be crippling. This is particularly evident in the human […]

Homes of Hope

By Alexander Germanis   Whether in a crowded city or the wilderness, should one discover one is lost there are a number of important survival tips to follow. The first and most vital survival tip is not, as many would think, to find water. The first step of survival is to find shelter. Although shelter […]

When Safety at Home Isn’t Safe

Submitted by Carriage Crossing of Bloomington   When is the right time to consider transitioning to assisted living for yourself or a loved one? There is not usually a simple, easy answer to this question. People may seek out the services and amenities of a senior living community because they find it difficult to prepare […]