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Free Healthy Eating Presentation

April 17, 2018 — Alden Courts and Estates of Shorewood are pleased to be hosting this very special event. An RSVP is required. Please call 815-230-8700 or REGISTER ONLINE. Healthy Eating Wednesday, May 23, 2:00-3:00pm 710 West Black Road, Shorewood Attendees will learn how to make healthy food choices and implement healthy eating strategies. Light refreshments will be served.  To RSVP, please... Read More

Remedies for Healing Mind, Body and Soul

April 2, 2018 — Alden Courts and Alden Estates of Shorewood are pleased to invite you to this very special event. Mary Beth Janssen, CAyur, RYT, CMT is a wellness specialist who offers Life Enrichment programming at Shorewood Courts every week. She will be presenting insights and ideas from her new book.  An RSVP is required. Please call 815-230-8700 or REGISTER... Read More

Volunteer to Give Your Brain a Boost

April 2, 2018 — April 15–21, 2018 Is National Volunteer Week We honor our volunteers in April and all year long. Older adults in particular are stepping up to help out where they’re needed—in schools, museums, social services agencies, in scouting, in hospitals, for cultural organizations and faith communities. At The Alden Network, we value our volunteers and appreciate... Read More

Incontinence: A Common Condition Nobody Talks About

March 15, 2018 — Last year the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that almost half of all adult women experience urinary incontinence. Senior men also experience the problem. But if you or a loved one is among these 25 million people, you might be surprised at that number. It’s not a topic people habitually chat about like... Read More

Seven Great Reasons to Eat More Whole Grains

March 1, 2018 — March is National Nutrition Month, the perfect opportunity for seniors and people of every age to assess their dietary choices. The foods we eat can make a big difference in our health! This year, why not start with one of the healthiest dietary upgrades we can make—cutting down on refined starches and adding more whole... Read More

Everyone Loves a Healthy Heart

February 15, 2018 — February is American Heath Month. Cardiovascular diseases – including congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, heart attack and stroke – remain the leading cause of death in the world; yet, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost a third of cardiac-related deaths are preventable. While some risk factors, such as age and heredity... Read More

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 15, 2018 — When it comes to glaucoma, “awareness” is a very important word! Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the nerve of the eye and can lead to vision loss—it’s the second leading cause of blindness, and our risk goes up as we grow older. Glaucoma happens when the normal fluid in the front of... Read More

Resolve to Spend More Time With Others in 2018

January 2, 2018 — The Midwest is known as a friendly place. Visitors often return to their own communities commenting on the warmth of those who live here. Maybe that’s why our area is home to some of the most important research on the topic of socialization. A November 2017 study from Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine revealed that... Read More