State Representative Kifowit Visits Alden Horizon, Donates Masks

May 1, 2020 — Illinois State Representative Stephanie Kifowit (D-84) visited the staff and residents at Alden Horizon today to donate masks for residents of the Alden of Waterford Campus. “We are most grateful for State Representative Kifowit’s generosity,” said Drew Elisco, Director of Public Policy for the Alden Network of Long Term Care. “We appreciate her visit and... Read More
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Saying THANKS to our Alden Heroes

April 30, 2020 — Each year, May 6-12 is a special time to elevate and celebrate the nursing profession.  This year, however, it feels especially important.  This is an opportunity to express our profound gratitude and appreciation for everything that ALL of our Alden Heroes, including nurses, are doing to help patients, residents, families, and communities during the COVID-19... Read More

Keep Safe and Informed During COVID-19

April 27, 2020 — The Alden Network answers current FAQs: Caring your for aging loved ones At the Alden Network, we began social distancing and most of us have been practicing social distancing for over a month. It’s becoming apparent that our experience depends in part on our life circumstances. At the Alden Network, we’ve compiled a set of... Read More
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Easy Ways to Practice Mindfulness

March 15, 2020 — What is mindfulness—and how does it help? Simply put, mindfulness is about bringing your attention to the present moment by focusing a single object or experience. Once considered an alternative wellness practice, continued empirical evidence demonstrates its benefits to good health and lowering stress. Across the globe, today many people practice mindfulness. It compliments, rather... Read More
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Maintaining a Nutritious Diet in the Midst of Health Challenges

March 1, 2020 — “I didn’t know that I’d need to be such an expert about my own nutrition,” John laughed.  Following a stroke last fall, he was admitted to rehabilitation facility before returning to his assisted living community. “I came in pretty shaken up and was glad for the time to, literally, get back on my feet. It... Read More
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In Sickness and In Health: Spouse Caregivers Need Our Support

February 15, 2020 — Earlier this month, the American Heart Association (AHA) released a study showing that married people have a lower risk over time of suffering a heart attack. A supportive partner can encourage us to keep up with our medical appointments and wellness routine. And beyond that, having a good relationship lowers the stress that damages the... Read More
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Heart Health Quiz

February 1, 2020 — True or False? The heart is a muscle. Many diseases and conditions can contribute to the risk of heart disease. A heart attack always begins with sharp chest pain. The best thing to do if you experience heart attack symptoms is to call 911 right away. Women need to worry more about breast cancer than... Read More
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Cataract Surgery Cuts Car Crash Risk in Half

January 15, 2020 — Lately when you’re driving at night, the glare from others’ car headlights seems blindingly bright. You see halos around street lights. Even in the daytime, driving seems harder. Colors are dull, it’s harder to read street signs, and sometimes you even see double images. These changes might mean that you are developing cataracts, and it’s... Read More
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Resolve to Manage Your Health Conditions in 2020

January 1, 2020 — More people in the U.S. are living into their 80s and beyond, and most of us hope we’ll be one of them! But a longer life also means a greater likelihood that we’ll develop one, or several, of the many health conditions that become more common with age, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease, high... Read More
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Healthy Holiday Feasts When You Have a Food Allergy

December 16, 2019 — These days, the challenge of hosting a holiday meal has become a standard theme on sketch comedy shows and YouTube. The meal is served, and then it turns out that one guest is vegan, another is on a keto diet, and one guest or another dislikes every food on the table! But when a guest... Read More