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Those Beautiful Flowering Trees … Achoo!

It’s pollen season! As spring arrives, we’re blessed with clusters of lovely blossoms on many of our trees. But for those of us with allergies, those blooms are the bringers of sniffles and sneezes. And did you know that people who have always been immune to pollen allergies can develop a sensitivity later in life? […]
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New Insights Into Senior Nutritional Needs

Chef Sal Martinez serves nutritious and tasty dishes at Alden Estates of Shorewood, specializing in Short-Term Rehabilitation and Post-Acute Care, and Alden Courts of Shorewood, specializing in Memory Care. At right, Chef Sal shows off the innovative Wellness Dining Program at Alden Courts of Shorewood, which features specially colored linens and plates, as well as […]
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March Is National Kidney Month

Your kidneys aren’t very large; each is about the size of your fist. But they do a big job. Every 30 minutes, they filter all the blood in your body. According to the National Institutes of Health, our kidneys filter enough fluid every day to fill the [...]
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What to Expect from Knee Replacement Surgery

More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States, making it one of the most common joint replacement surgeries. The most typical candidate for knee replacement is someone suffering from osteoarthritis. It is also one of the most successful surgical procedures, with almost 90 percent of patients reporting a dramatic reduction […]
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Alden Estates of Shorewood and Alden Courts of Shorewood Hosting Spring Lectures

Alden Courts and Estates of Shorewood invite the community to learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle by attending these FREE lectures. Both sessions will be held from 2:00-3:00pm at Alden Estates of Shorewood at 710 W. Black Road in Shorewood. Light refreshments will be served. Wednesday, April 12 Embracing Mindfulness Mindfulness is a powerful practice […]
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Get Off the Couch to Protect Your Cells

Talking on the phone? Get up and walk around while you chat! It’s never too late to add more physical activity to our lives. A host of recent studies have shown that sitting is very bad for our health—especially as we grow older. Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine researchers noted that for people over […]
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Is Your Brain’s Hard Drive Full?

“Wait, wait, don’t tell me … I’ve known that guy for years, I just can’t remember his name!” Older adults often joke that it takes them longer to remember things because they must sort through a lifetime of information to find the right answer. They might say something like, “My brain is too full!” Recent […]
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Alden Leader Winter 2017

The Alden Leader is a community newsletter that provides useful information regarding special programs, services and events. It also highlights the accomplishments of patients, residents and staff. Current Issue Winter 2017 Your Stay is Covered Alden by the Numbers Patient Satisfaction Rehab Patient Gets Wish Granted Woodridge Horizon Ribbon Cutting
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Fire Safety Experts Say Take Care After the Holidays

Whatever your family’s holiday traditions, special decorations are usually part of the festivities.  But with the holidays now behind us, the leaves and needles from evergreens and other decorative plants may be drying out, which means it’s time to remove centerpieces, wreaths, trees and other such decorations from your home. We may be tempted to […]
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