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How to Know When It’s Time for Memory Care

If you provide in-home care for a loved one with dementia, Alzheimer’s or another cognitive disease you know that attending to their care is a round-the-clock responsibility. As their disease progresses, there may be a need for more advanced memory care services.  Often caregivers hesitate in researching options because they are overcome with strong feelings …

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How to Stage Your Home Before a Sale

There are a number of reasons older adults might decide to sell a home and move to a retirement community like Oak Trace. For example, adult children may now own their own homes, leaving more space than you need. In addition, lifestyle changes or a desire to do away with home maintenance tasks are popular …

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14 Essential Questions to Ask When Touring a Retirement Community

It’s estimated that over a fifth of the U.S. population will be 65 years of age or older by 2050. This demographic shift has led to a steep increase in senior living options. There are now more sophisticated, unique and exciting choices than ever before. However, all those choices can make it more difficult to …

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How To Improve Your Emotional Well-Being as an Older Adult

Retirement means leaving the working world behind and spending time doing what’s most important to you. However, while there are many benefits to retirement, it does come with its challenges. One of these challenges is maintaining and forging new connections and relationships. As friends and family move away or pass on, some older adults can …

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Oak Trace Receives Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award

Oak Trace community received Telligen’s Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award. This award recognizes their commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and places the organization on Telligen’s Illinois 2022 Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Recognition List. “Oak Trace team members and residents came together to control the spread of COVID-19 in our community,” said …

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Living Alone? Avoid the Challenges of Home Maintenance This Winter

There’s so much to love about owning a home, but it does come with numerous responsibilities. Often, maintenance tasks can feel never-ending. The costs can quickly add up. Maintenance can be especially challenging during the winter months when homeowners find themselves combating snow, ice and freezing temperatures.  Discover why so many older adults are embracing …

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Lifespace Communities’ Oak Trace Receives Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award

CHICAGO and DALLAS (Feb. 23, 2022) – Oak Trace community received Telligen’s Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Award. This award recognizes their commitment to preventing the spread of COVID-19 and places the organization on Telligen’s Illinois 2022 Blue Ribbon in COVID-19 Vigilance Recognition List. “Oak Trace team members and residents came together to control the …

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How Community Living Encourages a More Active Lifestyle

Staying active as we age can be difficult. The 2021 Senior Report from the United Health Foundation found that 31% of adults ages 65 and older in fair or better health were physically inactive. Only 23.1% of adults ages 65 and older met the federal physical activity guidelines.  This is a concern because regular exercise …

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7 Easy Holiday Recipes for Seniors

It’s a common saying that the way to the heart is through the stomach. During the holiday season this couldn’t be more true. As families and friends gather together to share love and appreciation, a festive meal is usually the activity everything revolves around. If you’ve been tasked with preparing a dish for your celebration, …

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