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18 | October 19, 2017 | 22nd century media active aging Guide arthritis From Page 3 (usually of the knee or the hip) is typically recommended, according to the American College of Rheumatology. When an orthopedic surgeon replaces a joint, it involves removing worn out cartilage from both sides of the joint, followed by resurfacing of the joint with a metal and plastic replacement implant that looks and functions much like a normal joint. Over the past two decades, the safety and effectiveness of surgery, and the variety of hip and knee joint replacement devices has improved, thanks to research driven by surgeons and device makers. What’s missing, say experts, is a better understanding of patient experiences and preferences, particularly regarding what they value when making the decision to undergo surgery, pick a surgeon, and select a device. “The good news is that this research is underway by patient-led research communities, such as ArthritisPower,” said W. Benjamin Nowell, Ph.D., Director of Patient-Centered Research at CreakyJoints, the online patient support community. If you need joint surgery, it’s important that your preferences are central to your decision making at every step of the way, from timing of surgery, surgeon, implant device and recovery plan. Make sure to ask questions, get second opinions, and seek support. Surgery and recovery can be hard, but talking about them shouldn’t be. falling From Page 16 pendence and safety at the local level. The program also works with volunteer groups to make the homes of older adults safer. For example, one such volunteer group, “Team Handyman,” installs grab bars, hand rails and other safety features in the homes of older adults in Midland, Michigan. To learn more about fall prevention, as well as community safety efforts, visit While aging itself is not the cause of falls, older people are at greater risk of taking a spill. 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New adult students only Vivek Iyengar, MD Manuel Mesirow, MD Raymond Vahl MD Arlene Ruiz deLuzuriaga, MD Trina Brucato, PA-C • Board-certified dermatologists and Physician Assistants • Acne, psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and other skin condition treatments • Laser services for skin rejuvenation, and scar improvement 708-444-8300 Eduardo Moioli, MD, PhD Michelle Ovando, PA-C Tinley Park, 18425 West Creek Drive, Suite F NEW OFFICE • Mohs micrographic surgery and SRT non surgical radiation for treatment of skin cancers • Cosmetic services including Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Voluma, eyelid rejuvenation, microdermabrasion, sclerotherapy and Dermapen Palos Heights, 13401 Ridgeland Avenue active aging Guide 22nd century media | october 19, 2017 | 19 Live life to the fullest at Evergreen Senior Living Evergreen Senior Living in Orland Park is a community where independence thrives and compassionate care is always present. At Evergreen Senior Living, seniors are encouraged to live independent and personally satisfying lives focused on positive relationships and daily opportunities for joy. From lovely common spaces to purposeful programming, the design of Evergreen Senior Living inspires engagement and satisfaction. The campus offers both assisted living and memory care services. Evergreen Place Assisted Living Evergreen Place Assisted Living on the Evergreen Senior Living campus is committed to supporting seniors in living life their way. Each senior receives as much or as little help as they request, with multiple levels of care available to meet individual needs and preferences. From routine medication management to discreet personal service, seniors maintain their dignity as they receive personalized support services in the privacy of their own apartments. At Evergreen Place Assisted Living, the active, socially engaging environment allows residents to retain their health with a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Evergreen Place’s community of care and friendship allows seniors to live a worry-free life that can be enjoyed and embraced. Amenities provided include: chef prepared meals, the ability to choose from multiple dining destinations, lovely property and inviting spaces for family and friends, a fitness center, theater, library and chapel. The Legacy: Memory Support The Legacy: Memory Support at Evergreen Senior Living is devoted to seniors living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Caregivers work with seniors to ensure they maintain a healthy and mentally stimulating life at the greatest level of independence possible. Families find comfort in the team’s experience and ability to make the transition as smooth as possible for the entire family. Helpful, short-term options, such as respite care, are also available. The Legacy’s core philosophy is “Life Unrehearsed.” With a focus on personal interactions and life skills, each day is allowed to unfold uniquely for each senior based upon their history, their preference and needs in the moment. This daily journey offers a gentle structure and a number of programs to maintain a senior’s abilities, encourage the use of their skills, and create a sense of security and belonging. Opportunities for success and joy are abundant. Helpful information Only a small reservation fee is required to hold an apartment at Evergreen Senior Living, which is then applied to the first month’s rent. There are no maintenance fees or long-term commitments, and for convenience, Evergreen Senior Living offers month-to-month contracts. Submitted by Evergreen Senior Living, 10820 183rd St. in Orland Park. For more information, visit www.ever or call (708) 470-1082. 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