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Reducing Anxiety in Trying Times

June 1, 2020 — Most of us have typical concerns about things like our general health, making ends meet, and the well-being of our families. And these days, it feels as if the coronavirus pandemic has exponentially compounded them all.  It goes without saying that we can be excused for being fretful. Yet for some of us, those worries... Read More
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A Smart Investment for Women: Physical Activity Pays Off

May 15, 2020 — Social distancing has many of us doing laps around the refrigerator!  Yet, especially for women, it’s important to stay active as we get older. After menopause, a woman’s risk for significant health events, such as heart attack and stroke, is equal to the risk in men.  Regular physical activity can help keep you healthy and... Read More
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Alden Heroes

May 4, 2020 — Thank you Alden Heroes.  We are forever indebted to your care of the most fragile among us.  During National Nurses Week (May 6-12) and National Skilled Nursing Week (May 10-16), it’s especially important to express our appreciation.  If you want to express your gratitude, too, complete our Online Thank You Form and we will honor... Read More

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