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Halloween Adventure

September 21, 2018 — Join Alden Estates of Orland Park for a special Halloween Adventure on Wednesday, October 31 from 3:00-5:00pm at the facility at 16450 S. 97th Avenue in Orland Park. There will be trick or treating, face painting, crafts, games, delicious food and fun for the whole family! Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, please call Emily... Read More

Healthy Aging—What’s That?

August 30, 2018 — September Is Healthy Aging Month. Many older adults may be saying to themselves, “Well, I guess that’s not for me, because I am already dealing with health challenges!” But it’s important to overcome that attitude. “Healthy aging” and “successful aging” don’t mean that we make it to the age of 100 untouched by illness or... Read More

Fall Fishing Festival

August 16, 2018 — Alden Estates of Orland Park is hosting one of its most popular events for the seventh year in a row! Fall Fishing Festival Saturday, October 20, 9:00am-2:00pm 16450 S. 97th Street, Orland Park An RSVP is required for this event. Please call 708-403-6500 or REGISTER ONLINE. Join us for the 7th Annual Fall Fishing Festival at... Read More

From The Alden Network Podcasts – Is Your Loved One Ready for Memory Care?

August 15, 2018 — If your loved one’s memory issues have affected them enough that they can no longer take care of themselves—either physically or mentally—it may be time to consider placement in a memory care community. The Alden Network offers a holistic approach for individuals with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other memory care needs. We use evidence-based techniques and... Read More

Alden Leader Summer 2018

August 6, 2018 — 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 Summer 2018 The Alden Network Podcast Accreditation by The Joint Commission Horizon Independent Senior Living Family Home Health Network Alden Courts of Huntley Memory Care

Five Fun Ways to Give Your Brain a Workout

July 31, 2018 — By now most of us know that physical activity is an important way to protect our memory and thinking. Exercise increases blood flow to the brain, helps us maintain a healthy weight, and promotes a healthy heart, blood pressure and sleep quality—all of which lower our risk of Alzheimer’s disease, stroke and other conditions that... Read More

For Older Drivers, All Cars Aren’t Created Equal

July 15, 2018 — “Mom had two fender benders this year—I wonder if she is safe behind the wheel?” As seniors experience the normal changes of aging and health conditions such as arthritis, vision problems and memory loss, they often wonder if it’s safe to keep driving. Family members wonder, too, and they often pressure an older loved one... Read More

Measuring Liquid Medication? Don’t Use a Kitchen Spoon!

July 2, 2018 — Many older adults have trouble swallowing pills, so their doctor may prescribe a liquid version of the medications they need to take. Other medications, such as cold syrups and antacids, already typically come in liquid form It’s important to take these medications as directed. For example, we’re usually advised to shake the container so that... Read More

From The Alden Network Podcasts: Best Practices for Rehab After Orthopedic Surgery

June 15, 2018 — All surgeries require some post-operative accommodation as your body heals. Orthopedic surgery impacts your mobility, and the amount of time you’re “out of commission” depends on the severity of the procedure. Many people will attempt to recover at home, and for some that may not be enough. While you may have the mental determination to... Read More