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Stem cell therapy now

available in Tinley Park

Dr. Ed Beyer, of Beyer

Natural Health Solutions,

has partnered with Dr.

Navpaul Singh, MD, of

Little Company of Mary

Hospital and Predictive

Biotech labs, to offer

FDA-regulated human

umbilical cord stem cells

to patients suffering from

chronic degenerative arthritis,

osteoarthritis and

rheumatoid arthritis that

can cause debilitating pain

in the following areas:

• knees

• hips

• neck and low back

• shoulders

• elbows

• hands and feet

Dr. Beyer has been practicing

functional medicine

in Tinley Park for over 30

years. When asked why

he decided to venture

into stem cells he said, “I

have had my eye on the

potential of stem cells to

regenerate broken down

joints ever since my father

passed away from the

consequences of an FDAapproved

drug he was

taken for arthritic pain. At

that time, stem cells were

in their infancy stages.

With the advancement of

research, that is no longer

the case.

“Now, when it comes to

proper, and I emphasize

proper, stem cell therapy

for regeneration of arthritic

joints, there is simply

no better option. Research

now confirms this, and

we are seeing it on a daily

basis in our clinic. People

with ‘bone on bone’ joints

told they need surgical replacement

are finding relief

and avoidance of surgery

with proper stem cell

injections.”

He went on to say even

Mayo Clinic uses stem cell

and regenerative medicine.

He further states that “the

future of joint repair is

here now.”

Dr. Beyer and Dr. Singh

know that there exists a lot

of false information and

misunderstanding when it

comes to stem cells. For

this reason, Dr. Beyer is

holding free informational

seminars in the area that

answers the following

questions:

-What science and research

say about what

stem cells can help and

what can’t they help?

-Is the FDA involved in

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-Which type of stem cells

should be used to regenerate

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-Are there any dangers to

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-Does insurance cover this

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-What kind of results can

be expected, and how

long will they last if I

am a good candidate for

stem cell therapy?

These one hour seminars

are being offered free

of charge at the following

locations:

• 11 a.m. Feb. 29 at the

Hampton Inn in Carol

Stream.

• 6:30 p.m. March 3 and 11

a.m. March 7 in Tinley

Park.

• 6 p.m. March 10 at the

Beverly Arts Center.

• 6:30 p.m. March 17 at the

Hilton Oak Lawn.

• 11 a.m. March 21 at the

Chicago Marriott in Naperville.

The Tinley Park seminars

will include a discussion

on stem cells, as well

as erectile dysfunction.

Seating is limited, so register

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Are STEM CELLS the Answer

To Knee, Hip, Back & Shoulder Pain?

Avoid Surgery...Regenerate before you operate!

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If you suffer from ANY of the

following symptoms YOU

NEED TO ATTEND THIS EVENT:

• Knee Pain

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• Back Pain

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• Elbow, Wrist and Hand Pain

• Ankle and Foot Pain

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Rubi Agave to hold benefit to aid firefighting nonprofit

Firefighter Hearts United

is a nonprofit organization

that provides quality

training in firefighting tactics

and emergency medical

training to underfunded

fire departments in Latin

America and now Puerto

Rico.

Their mission is to provide

quality training in

firefighting tactics and

emergency medical training

to fire departments in

Ecuador and South America.

Our goal is to provide

Chicago firefighters

and emergency medical

technicians the opportunity

to experience working,

teaching and learning

from their counterparts in

Latin America through the

participation in short-term

missions.

We also act as liaisons

in locating fire engines,

fire trucks, ambulances,

firefighting equipment

and medical supplies to be

donated to areas of need

throughout Ecuador.

Homer Glen Village

Trustee Ruben Pazmino

is asking for local support

on behalf of Firefighter

Hearts United. Trustee

Pazmino has brought together

several organizations

to work together for

a fundraising event called

“United 4 Puerto Rico”

on Saturday, March 7, at

Rubi Agave Latin Kitchen

in Homer Glen to help

fund the transport of these

much-needed emergency

vehicles to disaster-ridden

Puerto Rico.

So far, the City of Chicago

Fire Department has

graciously donated a fire

truck and ambulance to the

City of Manati in Puerto

Rico. These units need to

be transported to the port

for shipping by the U.S.

Army to their final destination.

As we all know, we can

train firemen, but without

equipment, they cannot

perform their job effectively.

Come out and

support this worthy cause

“United 4 Puerto Rico”

at 7 p.m. Saturday, March

7, at Rubi Agave, located

at 12622 W. 159th St. in

Homer Glen. Premium

buffet with open bar (7-9

p.m.) — entertainment.

Suggested donation $75

per ticket.

For more information

on this event contact Ruben

Pazmino at Ruben@

Rubiagave.com. For more

information on Firefighter

Hearts United, go to fire

fighterheartsunited.org.

Submitted by Rubi Agave

Latin Kitchen, 12622 W.

159th St. in Homer Glen. For

more information, call (708)

301-8006, or email Ruben@

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Orland Township place for

seniors to embrace age, thrive

Orland Township offers

a vast array of social activities

and health programs

for older adults, ranging

from the weekly drop-in

center where seniors can

enjoy coffee and a snack

while playing bingo, cards

and mingling with friends,

to larger annual events,

such as the Senior Dating

Game, Senior American

Idol and Dancing with the

Senior Stars. Some of the

Township’s regular social

activities include monthly

luncheons, dinner dances

and trips.

Orland Township is also

committed to the wellbeing

of local seniors and

offers weekly classes to

promote healthy lifestyles.

Classes include joints in

motion, yoga, strong and

fit, tai chi, knitting, line

dancing and computer

courses, such as the Dakim

BrainFitness class, which

is designed to improve

memory, focus and concentration

among seniors.

At the Township, seniors

can also participate

in valuable and convenient

seminars, such as senior

driver safety, Medicare

information seminar, and

CPR courses. The Senior

Citizen Advisory Council

allows seniors to work in

part with the Township’s

supervisor and board of

trustees to ensure the programs

and services provided

are both helpful and

enjoyable for local older

citizens.

New to Orland Township

is the Senior Citizen

Law Enforcement Academy.

Participants will gain

a better understanding of

the responsibilities and duties

of law enforcement, as

well as receive advice on

personal safety and crime

prevention. Cook County’s

Sheriff’s officials present

the six-session academy

with different speakers to

provide pertinent information

on an array of topics.

The academy classes will

meet from 10 a.m.-noon

each Tuesday from May

19 through June 23. Call

(708) 403-4222 to preregister.

Senior American Idol

tickets will be on sale Feb.

27. On April 30, guests

will enjoy a delicious plated

dinner at Georgio Banquets

and be entertained

by talented singing seniors

competing to be Orland

Township’s next Senior

American Idol. All proceeds

benefit the Orland

Township Scholarship

Foundation.

Seniors will put on their

dancing shoes for the Motown

Dinner Dance from

5-10 p.m. March 5. After

enjoying a delicious meal

from the Orland Chateau,

seniors will get their

groove on, dancing to all

their Motown favorites,

including hits by James

Brown, Al Green, Smoky

Robinson, Aretha Franklin,

Diana Ross and others.

Tickets are on sale now at

Orland Township, 14807

S. Ravinia Ave. in Orland

Park.

During the month of

May, Orland Township

celebrates Older American’s

Month with a chockfull

of exciting events.

Each day, a township service

or something new is

highlighted to benefit the

lives of our seniors.

For seniors who are living

a more isolated lifestyle,

Orland Township offers

many resources to try

to get them connected. The

Township’s transportation

service offers front-door

transportation to and from

the Township and medical

appointments.

Orland Township also

works in part with organizations

such as PLOWS

Council on Aging, which

offers home check-ups and

services to get older citizens

active in the community

once again.

“We hold our seniors

close to our hearts at Orland

Township,” said Supervisor

Paul O’Grady.

“We are happy we can

provide so many helpful

services and even happier

that so many smiling faces

take advantage of what we

offer.“

From the senior picnics

to monthly blood pressure

clinics and total lipid testing,

Orland Township is

a place for seniors to embrace

their age and thrive.

Orland Township is located

at 14807 S. Ravinia

Ave. in Orland Park. For

more information, call

(708) 403-4222 or visit or

landtownship.org. To stay

up to date with what’s happening

at the Township,

follow Supervisor Paul

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Submitted by Orland Township,

14807 S. Ravinia Ave.

in Orland Park. For more

information, call (708) 403-

4222 or visit orlandtownship.

org.

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Not to mention the exceptional

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through the process of obtaining

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In addition to providing

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Heart disease is the No.

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of life. Palos Health

is committed to caring

for those with heart and

vascular problems in the

southwest suburbs by

providing quality care in

a community hospital setting.

The recently opened

Cardiovascular Institute,

led by cardiologist Thomas

J. Quinn, MD, strives

to help detect, treat and

prevent cardiovascular

disease.

“The Palos Health Cardiovascular

Institute was

Christine’s Satisfied Clients . . .

begun in order to expand

cardiovascular services

at Palos, from diagnostic

and screening through the

entire spectrum of therapeutic

services,” Quinn

explained. “In addition to

acute care, Palos provides

post-acute care services,

including cardiac rehab.”

Palos also offers less

invasive alternatives to

surgery, including TAVR,

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community setting makes

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Patients should seek

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them through appropriate

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patient through their posttreatment

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Quinn recommends

everyone define their individual

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coronary artery disease

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If one’s score is intermediate

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screening, stress testing

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These can help determine

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Mill Pond Dental Group offers full array of services

Dr. Eric Young knew he wanted

to be a dentist after growing

up in Panama and seeing the

need for improving oral health.

“Poor oral health affect your

teeth and gums but it can also

affect the rest of your body and

quality of life,” Young said.

“Since I was in high school, I

knew I wanted to work in dentistry

to help people with their

oral health and in effect improve

their overall well being”

Young attended Loyola University

for a bachelor’s degree in

biology, Northwestern University

for a master’s in biotechnology

and Marquette University for

his doctorate in dental surgery.

He worked as an associate dentist

in Chicago and the southwest

suburbs but now owns a private

practice at Mill Pond Dental

Group in Mokena.

Mill Pond Dental Group is a

general dental office that provides

a full array of services

from preventative care, such as

general cleanings, to advance

services, such as same-day implant

supported dentures. Boardcertified

periodontist and oral

surgeon are also part of the Mill

Pond team.

After more than a year at

Mill Pond Dental Group, Young

wants to help patients learn and

practice preventative health care.

“It is important not to put off

your dental work because then

it becomes more expensive and

more involved,” Young said.

“As dentists, we are very good at

fixing and replacing teeth, but I

want prevention to be a standard

of care”.

Young said that many times

people wait until they have a

problem to come in for dental

work, when they should come

in regularly so they can keep up

good health.

One of the biggest keys to

maintaining healthy teeth and

gums is to make an appointment

at the dentist at least every six

months for checkups and cleanings.

Young suggests people should

begin seeing a dentist when they

begin getting teeth, which is as

early as the first year of life.

The first visit at Mill Pond

Dental Group will always start

with a comprehensive exam.

During a comprehensive exam,

Mill Pond Dental Group will

take a full series of digital X-rays

to check everything from gum

and bone health to tooth health.

After a thorough examination,

Young will review all treatments

options so that patients have sufficient

information to make educated

decisions about their oral

health.

“After the comprehensive

exam we will establish what your

needs are and customize a plan

that fits your needs and budget,”

Young said. “For any patient,

regardless of their age or condition,

a comprehensive exam is

always a good place to start. We

will help create a personalized

treatment plan for you.”

The staff at Mill Pond Dental

Group also help patients maintain

good oral hygiene by providing

at-home oral hygiene instructions

as well as providing

nutrition tips.

“We can always give pointers

on how you can improve oral

hygiene and give you tips on

other oral hygiene instruments

to keep your mouth nice and

clean,” Young said. “Nutrition

is also important. We can look

at the type of diet you have and

see how it is affecting your gums

and teeth.”

Mill Pond Dental Group prides

itself on putting the patient first.

“Providing a positive patient

experience is the most important

thing for us,” Young said. “We

always put our patients first from

the moment you call our office

to the moment you leave the office.”

Young said communication is

also essential. Patients can text

directly with Young and his staff.

He is also regularly available by

email or phone.

“I make myself available to

talk on the phone with patients

directly,” Young said. “Personalized

care is huge.”

Mill Pond Dental group is currently

accepting new patients.

Take advantage of their $79 new

patient special and their free implant

denture consultation this

fall. Senior discounts are also

available.

Submitted by Mill Pond Dental

Group, 18700 Wolf Road Suite 200

in Mokena. For more information,

call (708) 722-1600, or visit mill

ponddentalgroup.com.

Enjoy the convenience of a Dental Office in your neighborhood.

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New audiologist joins South Suburban

Hearing Health Center in Homer Glen

Clinical audiologist

newest addition to

South Suburban

Hearing Health

Centers

South Suburban Hearing

Health Centers is pleased

to announce that Terry

Corso-O’Boyle, Au.D.,

CCC-A has joined the

practice and will be seeing

patients at its Homer

Glen location located at

14316 S. Will-Cook Road

in Homer Glen.

“I am very excited

to welcome Dr. Corso-

O’Boyle to our practice,”

said Jonathan L. Wright,

ACA, BC-HIS. “She provides

a great blend of

top- notch clinical education

and knowledge with

a strong passion for providing

community-based

care. I also expect that she

remains an active member

of the community and that

will be evident over the

course of the months and

years to come.”

Corso-O’Boyle is a licensed

audiologist. She

graduated from Wayne

State University in Detroit

with a master’s degree in

audiology. Corso-O’Boyle

received her doctorate in

audiology from Arizona

School of Health Sciences

in Mesa, Arizona. She has

been awarded the ASHA

Certificate of Clinical

Competency in Audiology,

and is a member of

the American Academy

of Audiology, American

Speech-Language Hearing

Association and Illinois

Academy of Audiology.

Corso-O’Boyle is joining

South Suburban

Hearing after practicing

with Rush Copley Medical

Group for the past 21

years. She enjoys working

with people and helping

them hear better. She is

the first woman president

of the Lemont Lions Club

and an active member of

the community.

South Suburban Hearing

Health Centers are hearing

healthcare facilities

in Homer Glen, Mokena,

Burr Ridge and Crestwood.

For more information

on the practice or to schedule

an appointment with

Dr. Terry Corso-O’Boyle,

please call (708) 966-4724.

Submitted by South Suburban

Hearing Health Centers,

14316 S. Will-Cook Road in

Homer Glen. For more information,

call (708) 966-4724,

or visitsouthsuburban

hearing.com.

Better Hearing, Better Relationships

Hearing loss can take atoll on relationships, often leading to

social isolation 1 . People who treat their hearing loss maintain

connections better and live fuller,happier lives 1 .

Join us in welcoming the newest member of our

team, Dr.Terry Corso-OBoyle,AuD,CCC-A.

March 9 th -13 th &March 23 rd -27 th

Call (708) 968-3370 TODAY to schedule your FREE hearing consultation!

Hearing loss is treatable. The choice is YOURS.

HEARING HEALTHCENTER

HelpingPeople Hear Better

HOMER GLEN

14316S.Will-Cook Rd.

BURR RIDGE

1333 Burr Ridge Ste.200

MOKENA

20006WolfRd.

www.SouthSuburbanHearing.com

CRESTWOOD

5553W127TH ST.

SOURCES:

1: National Center forHealth Statistics, Inter-University Consortium forPolitical and Social Research. (1989) National Health InterviewSurvey.United States Department of Health and Human Services. Doi: http://doi.org/10.3886/1CPSR09583.v1

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Compassionate and convenient senior care at Evergreen Senior Living

Evergreen Senior Living

in Orland Park is an active

community filled with

residents and staff who

love life and live each day

to the fullest. It’s a special

place where independence

is encouraged, dignity is

maintained, and seniors

are loved and appreciated.

With person-centered

programs and purposeful

campus designs for both

assisted living and memory

care, we offer local seniors

and their families the

opportunity to experience

daily joy and peace.

Evergreen Place Assisted

Living

Evergreen Place Assisted

Living in Orland

Park offers an unmatched

experience for seniors

who desire to live freely

and comfortably, knowing

that customized care is always

available if needed.

With assisted living, loved

ones can enjoy countless

benefits, including private

apartments, 24-hour individual

support as requested,

routine medication

management, and more.

Our trained staff is flexible

to meet a variety of

needs and preferences and

always strives to exceed

senior and family expectations.

There is never a shortage

of things to do at Evergreen

Place. We keep our

residents healthy, active

and socially engaged. Seniors

can visit with family

and friends in our spacious

common areas, work out

in our Senior Flex fitness

center, watch a movie in

the Critic’s Reel Theater,

or enjoy a chef-prepared

meal at one of our first-rate

dining destinations. Life is

good at Evergreen Place.

The Legacy: Memory

Support

The Legacy: Memory

Support at Evergreen Senior

Living offers a warm

and safe environment for

seniors experiencing dementia,

Alzheimer’s, and

other types of memory

loss. Our memory support

staff is prepared to meet

the physical, social, and

emotional needs of seniors

and families. Residents

receive compassionate 24-

hour care, nutritious restaurant-style

meals, medication

management and

more. Additionally, seniors

can engage with programs

that stimulate the mind and

body and encourage social

interaction. We ensure that

the transition to Legacy

living is smooth, and that

seniors are living each day

as independently and joyfully

as possible.

At The Legacy, we understand

the challenges

family caregivers face

each day. That’s why

we’ve adopted a unique

philosophy called Life

Unrehearsed that fosters

senior joy, peace and independence.

This compassionate

approach focuses

on meeting each senior in

the moment with personalized

care. Legacy Living

allows you to fulfill your

promise to care for your

loved one.

Valuable Information for

Current Caregivers

We understand the extensive

financial planning

required when it comes to

moving a loved one into an

assisted living or memory

care community. We are

happy to work with you

to help you decide on the

right plan of action for

your senior. At Evergreen

Senior Living, you do not

have to buy in to our community.

Instead, we simply

charge a small reservation

fee. Once your loved one

moves in, this will be applied

to the first month’s

rent. Month-to-month contracts

are also offered for

the sake of resident and

family comfort and convenience.

Evergreen Senior Living

in Orland Park is a vibrant

community where seniors

can live each day to the

fullest and find comfort

in close by care. You can

contact Evergreen Senior

Living by calling (708)

479-1082 or visit our campus

at 10820 183rd St. in

Orland Park. Learn more

or schedule a tour online

at EvergreenSLC.com/OrlandPark.

Submitted by Evergreen

Senior Living, 10820 183rd

St. in Orland Park. For more

information, call (708) 479-

1082, or visit evergreenslc.

com/orlandpark.

Warm.

Comfortable.

Caring.

Experience assisted living with joy and ease at

Evergreen Place, where independence thrives, and

compassionate care is always close by.

Our cozy campus offers assisted living at its finest,

with plenty of social and physical activities to keep

your loved one vibrant and flourishing.

Learn more about our friendly community by

giving us a call or visiting us online.

www.EvergreenSLC.com/OrlandPark

(708) 479-1082 • 10820 183rd Street • Orland Park, IL


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Victorian Village ranks among

the best nursing homes in Illinois

Victorian Village Health &

Wellness Center, a skilled nursing

care community in Homer

Glen, received the highest performing

ratings of Best Nursing

Home with a Short-Term Stay

and Best Nursing Home Overall

from U.S. News & World Report

in its 2018-2019 overall ratings.

U.S. News & World Report

measured 733 nursing homes in

Illinois, and Victorian Village

Health & Wellness Center was

one of only 44 communities to

receive the highest performing

ratings in both categories. They

were named in the Top 6 percent

of nursing homes in Illinois.

The small-house style of care

offers unique care in an environment

that is designed to look and

feel like home. Specially-trained

staff assist residents, whether

they are there for short-term,

post-acute rehabilitation stays,

or are part of the long-term

skilled care community.

“We are honored to be named

to a list like this,” Sandra Visser,

Senior Director of Admissions

and Social Services at Victorian

Village Health & Wellness Center,

said. “We see positive results

from our small-house style of

care, and we’re proud to offer

this unique senior living option.”

In the long-term skilled nursing

care small house, there are

only 10 residents per house, with

universal care partners who are

able to deliver personalized care.

Residents enjoy private rooms, an

open kitchen and dining room, and

plenty of common areas, both inside

and outside, for visits.

The layout is similar in the

sub-acute rehabilitation small

house. There are 30 residents

spread out over two floors. After

an illness, injury or surgery, patients

are often discharged from

the hospital to Victorian Village

for physical, occupational and

speech therapies. These patients

receive therapy in a building designed

to look like home. The

short hallways and home-like

setting offer realistic opportunities

for patients to practice tasks

and activities they will be doing

once they are home.

“We receive a lot of great

feedback from people who have

gone through our rehab program,”

Visser said. “This really

is an ideal environment to get

better after a hospital stay.”

Submitted by Victorian Village

Health & Wellness Center, 12600 W.

Renaissance Circle in Homer Glen.

For more information, call (708)

301-0800 or email vv@provlife.

com.

TheraCORE offers vestibular rehabilitation therapy

Do you or a family member

experience dizziness, vertigo,

unsteadiness on your feet, or loss

of balance?

Physical therapy can help. A

specialty area of physical therapy

known as vestibular rehabilitation

therapy could be just what

you are missing to help with any

of the above listed problems or

related conditions.

Vestibular rehabilitation therapy

involves a comprehensive

examination by a licensed physical

therapist with special training

followed by exercises and maneuvers

to address any deficits

found in the examination. Similar

to how conventional physical

therapy involves stretching and

strengthening to address your

mobility restrictions, VRT addresses

weaknesses and disturbances

in your vestibular system.

What is your vestibular system?

It is comprised of your

inner ear and is one of three

components in addition to your

vision and feet sensors that help

maintain your balance. A weakness

or disturbance in your vestibular

system can come from

a variety of causes including

concussion, advancing age, ear

infections and other diseases.

This can cause you to have headaches,

visual disturbances, dizziness

and loss of balance, all

which increase your fall risk.

Your physical therapist will

work to determine the cause of

your dizziness and develop an

individualized plan of care to

address that cause. Depending

on what it is, some issues can be

fixed in as little as two to three

visits. Dizziness can be very debilitating,

and with a potential

simple fix available, there is no

reason to continue to limit your

independence. The vestibular

system also follows the “if you

don’t use it, you lose it” principle

very similar to muscle weakness.

You need to challenge and

activate your vestibular system

regularly to keep it functioning.

This is yet another reason to not

let dizziness last before seeking

help.

If you feel you, a friend, or a

family member can benefit from

vestibular rehab, please come

see us at our Lockport or Burr

Ridge facility. Visit theracorept.

com or call (815) 838-5070 to

get scheduled today.

Submitted by TheraCORE Physical

Therapy, 16622 W. 159th St. Suite

503 in Lockport. For more information,

call (815) 838-5070, or visit

theracorept.com.


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Choose a comprehensive primary care practice with many services

Choosing a primary care

practice may be one of the

most important decisions

you can make in your life.

Without good health, does

much else matter?

So, what are the key

things to look for in a primary

care practice? Experience

should probably

top your list when making

that decision. As family

practice specialist Dr. Susan

Rife puts it, “Being in

practice for 28 years helps

me use my experience to

give my patients the best

care possible.” This January,

Dr. Kimberly McKinnon,

who is boarded in

both family medicine and

lifestyle medicine, has

joined the practice, bringing

her 10 years of experience

to the team.

Selecting convenient location

and hours is also a

good idea. With our busy

schedules these days, convenience

becomes very

important for us and our

families. At Rife and Associates

Family Medicine,

located at 10755 W. 163rd

Place in Orland Park, same

day appointments are welcome,

and with convenient

hours such as Saturdays

and evenings until 6 p.m.,

they are there when you

need them.

“There is certainly a

place for urgent care clinics

in our society,” Rife said.

“But seeing a different provider

each time a medical

issue comes up is not the

path to better health.”

The convenience of

Family Medicine itself is

also important to consider.

Family Medicine specialists

take care of all ages

and genders, from infants

to the elderly. It’s important

to note that internists

don’t see children, and

pediatricians don’t see

adults, so a Family Medicine

provider can take care

of you, regardless of your

age!

Family Medicine providers

also perform many

procedures in the office,

like Pap smears, mole removals

and joint injections

that many people seek

from other specialty offices

outside of primary care.

Managing chronic conditions

like diabetes, high

blood pressure and back

pain are also handled right

in a family practice office.

Rife and Associates has

recently launched “Weight

No More” Medical Weight

Management as part of

the practice. According to

Rife, “We work with our

weight maintenance patients

as we would with

any of our family medicine

patients, from a sciencebased

medical perspective,

not from the latest diet or

exercise fads.”

She adds that “one of

biggest advantages of seeing

a medical professional

for weight loss is that we

can help you cut through

the clutter and confusion

of fad diets that seem to

pop up every day.”

There are other distinct

differences to a medical

weight loss program, too.

Only a medical professional

can design a plan for

you that includes medication

and prepare and clear

you for weight loss surgery,

should you and your provider

decide that surgery

would be the best option.

“There have been vast

improvements in safety

and efficacy in the past few

years in both weight loss

medications and surgical

techniques,” she added.

New patients with Rife

also get an initial physical

as part of the first visit to

help your medical provider

understand your specific

needs.

The medically based

Weight No More approach

can include medications

and includes advice and

counseling on diet and exercise

behaviors. In some

cases, surgery might even

become the best option.

However, studies have

shown that a reduction

of just 10 percent of your

weight can have a major

impact on your health.

For more information on

Rife Family Medicine or

Weight No More, visit our

website at RifeFamilyMed.

com or WeightNoMore

OrlandPark.com. You can

also call to make an appointment

at (708) 873-1187.

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Family Medicine,

10755 W. 163rd Place in

Orland Park. For more information,

call (708) 873-1187,

or visit RifeFamilyMed.com

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Benefits of moving to a senior living community sooner rather than later

Being a senior isn’t what

it used to be. Advances in

medical treatments are

helping seniors live active

and healthier lives longer

than the generations before

them. Additionally,

retirees are more mindful

of taking steps to make

healthier lifestyle choices,

such as eating better and

exercising regularly to

help them stay strong and

healthy.

While many seniors

still intend to live in their

homes as long as possible,

many more are electing to

move and enjoy their senior

years in a communitybased

setting that allows

them easy access to everything

they need to continue

to stay active, social and

cognitively sharp long into

retirement.

Here are five benefits of

moving to a senior living

community sooner, rather

than later:

• No yard work or home

maintenance. Many retirees

simply don’t want the

responsibility of keeping

up with a large home. Yard

work and other maintenance

projects can be a

burden, taking up time

and money. When seniors

choose to live a maintenance-free

lifestyle, they

are free to devote more

time to the activities and

hobbies they love.

• There’s always something

to do. Staying active

and trying new things is essential

to healthy aging. It

can also help reduce your

risk for cognitive decline

and the development of

certain types of dementia,

including Alzheimer’s disease.

From wellness programs

and social events,

to recreational and leisure

activities, at a senior living

community, you’re never

without something to do or

something new to try.

• It’s easy to meet new

people. Regular socializing

is another key aspect

of healthy aging. In fact,

studies show that seniors

who partake in regular social

engagements are less

likely to develop feelings

of depression, anxiety,

stress and isolation as they

age. Senior living communities

make it easy for seniors

to make new friends

and develop new relationships.

Shared common areas,

regular social events,

on-site activities, and

community dining means

you’re never far from others

who share your interests.

• No need to cook—unless

you want to. Love to

eat but hate the process

of cooking and cleaning?

Senior living communities

offer delicious, home-style

dining options that ensure

residents eat well, without

the hassle. Still like

to cook occasionally? Not

a problem. Independent

living garden homes and

apartments include full

kitchens, so you can prepare

what you like, when

you like.

• You have peace of

mind for the future. No

matter what steps you take

to stay healthy as you age,

there may come a time

when you require more

assistance with tasks you

once did on your own.

Moving to a senior living

community while you’re

still active and healthy can

give you peace of mind

that you’ll have access to

the assistance you need,

should you ever need it in

the future.

Every senior wants to

stay active, healthy and

independent as they age.

At Franciscan Village in

Lemont and Marian Village

in Homer Glen, we

provide the programs,

amenities and services seniors

need to achieve the

retirement lifestyle of your

dreams. To learn more

about Franciscan Village

or Marian Village, visit

franciscanministries.org.

Submitted by Franciscan

Ministries. For more information,

call (800) 524-6126,

or visit franciscanministries.

org.

FRANCISCAN VILLAGE

FRANCISCAN COMMUNITIES

Franciscan Ministries sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

630-243-3479

1270 Village Dr., Lemont, IL 60439

www.franciscanvillagelemont.org

You can explore new opportunities while enjoying the perks of your

maintenance-free garden home or independent living apartment.

Our associates take care of all your home improvements and

landscaping needs. You don’t have to do a thing.

Relax and enjoy your retirement!

MARIAN VILLAGE

FRANCISCAN COMMUNITIES

Franciscan Ministries sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago

708-226-3786

15624 Marian Dr., Homer Glen, IL 60491

www.marianvillage.org


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avoiding fire traps, as well

as fully efficient dryer performance.

Joe Enzenberger,

owner of Dryer Vent

Wizard, opened his New

Lenox-based business in

2009.

Lint is the villain —

lint that has been allowed

to build up and linger too

long in the dryer exhaust

vent.

It is estimated by the

U.S. Consumer Product

Safety Commission and

the U.S. Fire Administration

that 15,500 fires associated

with clothes dryers

occur annually. These fires

account for an average of

20 deaths, 370 injuries and

more than $88 million in

property damage.

“Failure to clean the

dryer vent” was the leading

factor cited in U.S. Fire

Administration reports.

“It is something very

few people know about or

think about,” said Enzenberger,

whose company

specializes in dryer vent

cleaning, repair, alteration

and installation. “It is

the leading cause of dryer

fires.”

Lint accumulation also

can cause dryers to stop

working or to work inefficiently.

A dryer vent

clogged with lint can add

as much as $18 to $24 per

month to energy costs.

“Improper venting

causes problems, as well,”

he said. “The dryer exhaust

duct and connections

should be made of rigid

metal or semi-rigid metal

and secured with metal

heat-resistant tape rather

than duct tape. I often find

plastic or foil accordiontype

material, which can

easily trap lint and is more

susceptible to kinks and

crushing.”

Warning signs include:

• Clothes are taking more

than one cycle to dry, especially

jeans & towels.

• No lint visible on lint

screen.

• Dryer repeatedly stops

during a cycle.

• Clothes have moldy

smell after dry cycle.

• Clothes are very hot after

a dry cycle.

• The top of your dryer hot

to the touch while running.

• There’s excess lint left on

your clothing.

“This has been a consumer

education process,

but it’s hard to get the

word out,” Enzenberger

said. “Most don’t call until

they have a serious problem

with their dryer.”

He suggests people

treat clothes dryers as a

household item in need of

regular maintenance. Consumers

can protect dryer

performance and promote

safety by cleaning the lint

screen between each use,

ensuring the connection

between the dryer and

wall is made of compliant

material and remains

un-kinked, and having the

dryer exhaust duct cleaned

regularly. Dryer manufacturers

recommend inspection

and cleaning at least

annually.

Now is the perfect time

to have an inspection and

cleaning of clothes dryers

and dryer vent systems.

Another important tip:

Never let your clothes dryer

run when you are out of

the house or asleep.

For more information,

visit dryerventwizard.com

or call (815) 215-2090.

Submitted by Dryer Vent Wizard.

For more information,

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Seek useful information

from a trusted family

law group source

We’re getting older, but

we still have options.

A certain football halftime

show featured a celebrity

who is also an athlete

and an entertainer. The celebrity

is 50 years old, but

she demonstrates her seemingly

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But we can fight for improved

function of body

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nutrition and exercise. And

when we think of exercise,

let’s think of exercising

our brains every day.

Even if we have never

thought of exercising our

emotional reasoning, life

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pain, financial illness,

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wrote: “If the gardener

tends to her garden, diligently

watering her plants

and ensuring they get the

right amount of sun, nutrients

and water, her plants

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her garden, it will soon

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or water, the plants

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Will County Coroner’s Office

candidate has needed experience

A man carrying four

badges on his shirt is willing

to trade them all in

for one powerful badge:

the gold badge of the Will

County Coroner. Bolingbrook

Police Sergeant

Sean Talbot has been

serving Will County as a

first responder for nearly

30 years. He hopes that

his lifetime of career preparedness

will earn the

votes of Will County voters

on March 17.

Democrat candidate

Sean P. Talbot, 53, has

spent the last 29 years

of his life wearing many

hats, serving Will County

as a first responder on

many different levels. He

is currently a sergeant at

the Bolingbrook Police

Department. He began his

law enforcement career at

Shorewood Police Department

in 1990. Police work

was not enough for him,

so Talbot began his volunteer

firefighter career as a

Troy fireman/EMT, then

moved to Plainfield and

became a Plainfield fireman.

The growth of Will

County caused these departments

to hire part-time

employees and eventually

full-time firefighters. Talbot

continued to work as

a part-time Plainfield fireman

and is currently employed

as a part-time Troy

firefighter/EMT.

Talbot has spent the past

30 years as a volunteer

and part-time firefighter/

EMT, holding the rank of

lieutenant in Will County.

He is a state-certified fire/

arson investigator through

the University of Illinois

Fire Service Institute and a

member of the Division 15

Fire/Arson Investigations

Task Force.

Like all police officers,

Talbot began his career

in the patrol division. He

eventually was assigned

to the Investigations Division

where he became lead

homicide certified. He also

became a special investigator

with the Will/Grundy

County Major Crimes

Task Force. This is a position

every area detective

strives to be selected

to be a part of. Talbot has

also held the title of crime

scene investigator, attending

Northwestern University

Center for Public

Safety Crime Scene Investigations

I, II, and III. Talbot

also held the position

of SWAT and sniper team

leader for Bolingbrook Police

Department.

As an investigator, Talbot

was one of the first investigators

to successfully

obtain charges against

drug dealers on two drug

induced homicide cases

in Will County. Talbot

said the heroin epidemic

continues to plague Will

County, and his firsthand

knowledge in handling

these cases will assist him

in his new role as the Will

County Coroner.

The Joliet Catholic

Academy and Purdue University

graduate believes

his lifetime experience

has more than prepared

him for his next journey as

serving the county as the

coroner. He’s played a part

in investigating more than

1,000 deaths throughout

his career.

Until recently, Talbot allowed

time to be employed

part-time by the Will

County Coroner’s office

for 18 years as a deputy

coroner. This part-time job

furthered his career into

the studies of death investigations.

The Will/Grundy

County Major Crimes

Task force sent Talbot as a

representative of the Coroner’s

Office to the University

of Tennessee’s forensic

anthropology outdoor

recovery course, commonly

referred to as “the body

farm.” At this week-long

training, Talbot learned the

extensive research behind

body decomposition and

many causes of deaths.

Talbot and Detectives

from all over the United

States spent the week recovering

bodies from the

surface, as well as a full

exhumation, studying the

many different levels of

decomposition, as well as

trauma and possible causes

of deaths. They gained a

better understanding of the

decomposition process,

developed techniques for

extracting information on

timing and circumstances

surrounding the death of

the human remains they

recovered from the burial

sites. Talbot also learned

the proper ways to document

the recoveries in

preparation for criminal or

civil litigation. Talbot described

this experience as

both eye opening and life

changing, a “once in a lifetime

experience.”

If elected, Talbot has

plans to bring the Coroner’s

Office into the 21st

century. This would include

technology updates,

training updates, physical

plant updates and expanding

the office to better

cover the east side of the

county. He also aspires to

hire more coroner’s deputies,

which would reduce

response times for families

and law enforcement,

and adding a facility for

holding decedents in the

east side of Will County.

He strives to have full

transparency of all of the

coroner operations for

Will County residents. He

wants to successfully address

the opioid epidemic

and plans to reduce the

number of opioid deaths

in the county. He hopes

to achieve all of the above

mentioned with government

grant funding, so

as not to impact the Will

County residents financially.

Talbot stated his opponent

in the primary election,

Democratic candidate

Laurie Summers, has no

previous death investigation

experience. Summers

was hired by the Coroner’s

Office only in October,

2019, as a deputy chief

coroner, a position Talbot

declined. Talbot will face

Summers in the primary

election March 17. Talbot

encourages voters to

educate themselves on the

experience between he and

Summers before casting

their vote.

Submitted by Friends to Elect

Sean Talbot for Will County

Coroner. For more information,

visit seantalbotforcoroner.com..

Deuser

for State

Senate

August Deuser is the 2nd

Precinct Committeeman in

Frankfort Township and is

running for State Senate in

the 19th District on March

17. He is running as a

write-in candidate because

he was knocked off the

ballot by the bad guys. August

was a third-generation

police officer before he

went back to the University

of Illinois an earned his

teaching degree. He taught

special education students

for 25 years while earning

his master’s in educational

administration from

Lewis University. His wife

of 38 years and their two

sons also graduated from

Lewis University. Deuser

is pro-second amendment,

pro-life, pro-education and

pro-police. Visit his website

at deuser.us.

Paid for by Citizens for

August Deuser.

Submitted by Citizens for

August Deuser. For more

information, visit deuser.us.


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Join Phil & Amy

from Music & Travel

Multi-talented husband

and wife team Phil & Amy

are well known entertainers

throughout Chicagoland

and Illinois as masters

of music. They have been

performing popular hits,

including selections from

Broadway Shows and

movies, old familiar standards,

patriotic tunes, and

holiday favorites, depending

on the season. They are

often joined by their longtime

musical colleague

and violinist extraordinaire,

Jodi. More recently,

Phil & Amy’s singer/songwriter

daughter, Lucie, and

their guitarist son, Luke,

have made appearances

in their show. The talent

is getting passed on to the

next generation.

If this has whet your appetite

for some outstanding

entertainment, then

there are opportunities to

see them this year. You too

can catch a one- day lunch/

show motorcoach or have

the option of enjoying an

overnight package at the

famous Lodge and surroundings.

In addition to their musical

repertoire mastery,

this affable pair host theater

outings, day excursions,

and overnight motorcoach

tours whether it

be for two or 12 days. For

2020 they will take groups

to the Grand Canyon and

Southwest Canyonlands

in June. Later in June, St.

Christopher Tours visits

one of their favorite treasures,

Mackinac Island,

Michigan, The Mackinac

Bridge, bikes, horses and

carriages, famous fudge

and the historic Grand

Hotel. There’s also a great

three-day Bavarian geta-way

to Frankenmuth,

Michigan, in October that

includes Bronner’s the

World’s Largest Christmas

Wonderland. Looking

ahead to 2021, plans

are included for a trip to

Nashville and Memphis to

experience country music

on its home ground. St.

Christopher Travelers say

that having the hotel accommodations

at the Opryland

Resort were simply

put, “The best ever!” The

Grand Ole Opry and so

many historic sights create

an American experience

like none other.

If you don’t have time

for an overnight trip, there

are theater outings, historic

route trips and so much

more. Whatever sparks

your interest, you won’t

be disappointed. You’ll

feel like you are one. The

company of family, dear

friends, and new friends

and travelers continue to

make wonderful memories.

For further information

check out their ad and

visit their website at phil

namymusic.com.

Submitted by Colony Productions,

5348 Forest Trail in

Oak Forest. For more information,

visit philnamymusic.

com.

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High satisfaction at

Clarendale of Mokena

The new community on Wolf Road

just South of Route 30 has undergone

significant changes since its opening

in October of 2015. Building a name

and a reputation in the area, along

with accomplishments Best Assisted

Living for 2019 award through

senioradvisor.com (family ratings)

and Highest in Customer Satisfaction

in the Senior Living Industry

as part of Life Care Services Management

for the J.D. Power Award.

Offering independent, assisted living

and memory care, the intentionally

planned community giving residents

a chance for residential senior living

as a rental option. Condo-style apartments,

underground parking and a

pub reiterates the philosophy that

“Community living enriches life; it

doesn’t detract or limit you.” The

philosophy is consistent for those

needing care: Independence is promoted,

but additional support is offered

to allow more carefree living

and peace of mind with staffing and

nurses available around the clock.

Longevity and a long-term perspective

has differentiated Life

Care Services communities in their

dedication and passion to serving

seniors for 50 years. While Clarendale

of Mokena has seen new faces

— including recent changes of the

leadership team and Executive Director

Tricia Stoudt — many familiar

“founders” are still present, including

Jimmy Johns, “The Face of

Clarendale” as the Life Enrichment

Transportation Specialist, Marketing

Directors Bridget Fogarty and Kathryn

Dietrich, and residents like Marie

C. Marie have called Clarendale

of Mokena “home” for the last four

years, and have participated in more

than 300 round trips on Jimmy’s

green Clarendale bus.

“I moved in, and it didn’t take me

long to fall in love with the place,”

said Marie C., resident. “…The food

is very good. The people here are

wonderful. There’s always something

going on, there are things for

us to do, play cards and so forth.

You’re not lacking anything here. If

you are it’s your fault. I just love it.”

Residents like Marie C. have opportunities

for personal appointments

and off-site activities, such

as Starved Rock Boat Tour or local

restaurant outings.

The mission and signature programs

of Life Care Services incorporated

at Clarendale of Mokena

creates distinction among facilities

providing Assisted Living Memory

Care. At Clarendale of Mokena,

many residents stay through hospice

and end of life care in their private

apartment without transitioning to

cost and environment of skilled nursing.

Ken chose Clarendale for that

reason.

“I never realized how little I rested

and run-down I was from being her

caregiver,” he said. “But when [my

wife] came to Clarendale, I slept so

soundly knowing she was getting

the care she needed. I had put it off

knowing she wanted to live at home

with me, but the move was the best

thing for both of us.”

Clarendale of Mokena can be the

start of a new lease on life, for you

or someone you love. Care-free living

options and public events — including

educational lectures and

monthly support groups — are just

a few ways Clarendale of Mokena

supports seniors and families in the

south suburbs. For more information

on purposed living, a list of upcoming

calendar events, or employment

opportunities, please visit Clarendale

OfMokena.com or call (815) 464-

4418.

Submitted by Clarendale of Mokena,

21536 S. Wolf Road in Mokena. For

more information, call (815) 464-4418,

or visit clarendaleofmokena.com.

Here to help

with Medicare

Gary Gnade, owner of

Gnade Insurance Group,

makes it his main mission

to help people through

the Medicare process. He

knows how overwhelming

it is to receive so much

propaganda on Medicare

as people approach their

65th birthday. He also understands

how confusing it

is to try a chose what the

right plan is for each individual

person.

You qualify for Medicare if:

• You are turning 65 or are

65 and over;

• You are at any age with

renal disease;

• You are of any age with a

severe disability;

• You have been receiving

Social Security benefits

for at least 24 months.

There is an open enrollment

for Medicare Oct.

15-Dec. 7, 2021, where

you can join or switch to a

Medicare Advantage plan

or Part D drug plan; however,

if you are turning 65

you do not need to wait for

this time table.

While Gnade Insurance

Group has been in business

for more than 30 years,

Gnade has been doing

Healthcare and Medicare

supplements for 40 years.

He started with Medicare

during his years at Prudential,

saw how much guidance

people need through

the Medicare process and

knew he wanted to continue

helping customers navigate

the program when he

opened his own business.

Gnade, along with two

other employees — Wendy

Elmlund and Nicole

Pagano — keep up with

certifications in order to

advise about Medicare.

The Medicare AHIP Certification

must be taken

each year to continually

make informed decisions

on Medicare, including

plan options, marketing,

enrollment requirements

and FWA guidelines.

“It is overwhelming to

be approaching retirement

and not know what your

health insurance coverage

will be,” Gnade said.

“Unfortunately, consumers

are inundated with ads,

commercials and mailings,

which can lead someone

towards a Medicare plan

that may not be the best for

them. For something like

Medicare, it is very important

to use a broker like us

that can walk you through

the process.”

Submitted by Gnade Insurance

Group, 219 N. White St.

in Frankfort. For more information,

call (815) 464-8800,

or visit gnadeinsurance.com.


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Alvernia Manor Senior Living a hidden gem

Is mom living alone? Is

the family concerned of

her safety? Is she able to

reach out quickly for assistance,

should something

happen? Is there worry

if dad is taking his daily

medications as prescribed

and eating nutritional

meals? Is the hired home

care provider giving that

special aunt all the care,

attention and socialization

she needs and deserves?

Alvernia Manor Senior

Living is the “hidden gem”

that can ease a family’s

concerns. The mission of

this unique senior living

community is to provide

seniors a loving, safe and

caring home. Alvernia

Manor has a warm, homey

setting, its walls brimming

of compassion, fulfillment

and fun. Amenities include

three daily meals plus

snacks, staffed healthcare

services, 24-hour emergency

call system, housekeeping,

furnished private

rooms, and a calendar full

of activities and socialization.

In addition, there are

no annuities or endowment

fees. For over 45 years, the

School Sisters of St. Francis

of Christ the King and

their dedicated staff have

cared for seniors as their

own family with respect,

love and concern. Family

and friends refer Alvernia

Manor as their “hidden

gem”.

Alvernia Manor is located

on a hilltop in the

southwest suburb of Lemont.

With its beautiful

bluff location, the vivid

colors of the four seasons

are played out annually in

panoramic view. The Little

Bit of Heaven pavilion

is a favorite spot for residents

to take in the scenery

and enjoy the fresh

air. Residents also have

the opportunity to enjoy

several other secured patios

or common areas, relax

in the privacy of their

room or spend spiritual

time in the Chapel. Keeping

a resident’s body and

mind healthy and active

is the goal the Sisters and

staff strive for. Games, exercise,

movies, bingo, best

buddy visits, shopping

trips, entertainment and

other special outings like a

trip to Brookfield Zoo are

among the many activities

on Alvernia’s monthly activity

calendar – definitely

fun times enjoyed by all.

Alvernia Manor’s Wellness

Coordinators and

healthcare staff ensures

residents’ medications are

dispensed, vitals taken and

daily health monitored.

Fresh meals are prepared

daily and all housekeeping

needs attended to. All this

adds up to no more worries

for you.

In addition, adult day

services or short term stay

are other available options

for families. Loved ones

receive the care and recreation

they need in a safe,

loving environment while

caregivers go to work or

get a much needed break.

Whether for a few hours a

day or a longer period of

time, Alvernia Manor may

be exactly what one’s family

is looking for.

Come see all Alvernia

Manor Senior Living offers.

The care, charm and

beauty are undeniable.

Submitted by Alvernia Manor

Senior Living, 13950 Main

St. in Lemont. For more

information, call (630) 257-

7721, or visit alverniamanor.

org.

Five tips to help older adults become healthier

StatePoint Media

As we age, an increasing number

of us link our emotional and

physical well-being to our overall

health. After all, you can’t do

the things you enjoy if you aren’t

healthy.

With that in mind, Cigna and

its Medicare Advantage fitness

partner, the Silver&Fit Healthy

Aging and Exercise Program,

share these five tips to help older

adults get fitter and stronger and

be less stressed and happier:

1. Hit the gym. Exercise is a

proven way to help you get

fitter and stronger, improve

balance, lose weight, reduce

blood pressure, improve cardiovascular

health, manage

pain and even be more social.

Many gyms offer such options

as free weights, machines,

pools, classes, private instructors

and other amenities that

can inspire you to try new

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things. Prefer working out with

others? Group classes can help

you discover a new exercise,

stick to a schedule and find exercise

buddies. If you’re new

to exercise, remember that

slow and steady is the way to

build good habits, avoid injury

and achieve health goals. It’s

always a good idea to consult

your doctor before starting any

new exercise program.

Can’t afford gym membership?

You may be surprised

to learn that many MA plans

offer exercise programs at top

fitness centers and YMCAs for

no extra cost. Check your plan

for details.

2. Nourish your body. For optimal

health, nourish your body

with healthy, energizing foods,

including fruits, vegetables,

grains, fish and healthy oils,

such as olive oil and sesame

oil. Limit pre-packaged, processed

foods. Set an achievable

goal. Try cutting out one

unhealthy food each month,

such as sugary soft drinks or

chips. Your body will love you

for it! Also, stay hydrated, especially

when exercising.

At the same time, eliminate

unhealthy habits, such as

smoking or drinking alcohol in

excess. With an MA plan, you

may be able to get help with

smoking cessation products or

alcohol counseling at no extra

cost.

3. Stress less. Stress can be toxic

and debilitating. Develop a

“PLAN” to deal with it. According

to Cigna’s Dr. Stuart

L. Lustig, this includes identifying

a Period of time to unwind,

a Location to de-stress,

an Activity to enjoy and the

Name of someone with whom

you can talk. Yoga, tai chi and

meditation may help you cope

with stress, as well as going

for walks, listening to music,

comedy or audio books -- or

even coloring. If you’re experiencing

extreme stress, talk to

your doctor. Remember, the

mind and body are connected,

and stress takes its toll on

physical health.

4. Get social. According to a

2018 Cigna survey, loneliness

in America has reached

epidemic levels. Nearly half

of Americans report sometimes

or always feeling alone

(46 percent) or left out (47

percent). Loneliness has been

shown to negatively impact

physical and mental health.

Alleviate loneliness by taking

one proactive step each week.

For example, call or get coffee

with friends or family, join

a club or volunteer. You can

also connect with other active

adults on social media. Check

out the inspirational health

and fitness posts on the @SilverandFit

Facebook page and

join in the conversations.

5. Practice gratitude. Happiness

comes with thankfulness.

Think about people and things

you feel grateful for, and start

a gratitude journal.

By doing your best to incorporate

these five tips into your

life, you’ll kick-start your

journey toward a healthier future.


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