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Alzheimer’s Month at The Wildbird Shack

Alzheimer’s Awareness Month has returned. We take this month very seriously as Alzheimer’s disease is something we work with closely. There are lots of ways to improve the lives of those with the disease. We discussed one of these methods with Alyse at The Wildbird Shack. Sensory Stimulation Sensory stimulation is important to those with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. It helps engage all the senses when outside with a bird house or sensory garden. Sight, sound, and smell can all easily be engaged when surrounded by these things. The colors of flowers, the houses, and the birds create a positive visual
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Highland Park Activities This February

The Highland Park area has no shortage of activities to participate in for fun, educational, or health purposes!   February Doesn’t Freeze Events The ground may be frozen outside, and everything may seem slower after the holiday season, but there are still plenty of activities around! There are outdoor and indoor activities in and around Highland Park for people of all ages.   Highland Park Senior Center The Senior Center website has a catalog and full calendar of activities you can sign up for. Browse the options and you’ll be very likely to find an activity that appeals to you.
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Freedom Home Care Recent Events Spotlight

At Freedom Home Care, we love giving back to the community by either hosting or sponsoring events. While this blog covers events from the second half of 2021, we have been involved with internal and community events for years. This year has been busy, so we wanted to put a spotlight on what our amazing staff have helped to make possible. Here is a recap of some of our favorites from the last few months:   Nurse Appreciation Giveaways To show appreciation to all nurses we had a giveaway in which multiple nurses won cash prizes!   Community Pfizer Vaccine
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Healthy Eating And The Local Farmer’s Market

Whether you are growing nutritious meals directly from your own garden or picking up from a local farmer’s market now is the perfect time to enjoy a fresh meal. Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as you age. And enjoying fresh, organic-grown fruits and vegetables is a great start! Check out how we at Freedom Home Care recommend starting a healthy diet and why you should visit the Ravinia farmer’s market below. Healthy Eating Supports Health & Wellness Eating healthy does not need to be a difficult task this year. The unprecedented Coronavirus caused many
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Laughter Turns Out to Be the Best Form of Medicine

Trying to relief stress is no joke- especially when you are dealing with a lot. When it comes to trying to relieve stress, the more giggles and laughter the better. Doctors at Mayo Clinic have conducted studies on why laughter is good for stress relief. Find out more from us at Freedom Home Care! Stress Relief from Laughter While laughter alone can’t solve stress, there are a lot of positive things laughter can do for your stress both long and short term. A good laugh has excellent short-term effects on your mind and body. As you begin to laugh, not
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7 Ways to Thank Your Caregiver for Everything They Do

If you have a caregiver that takes care of you or a loved one, they work tirelessly to help your family. They put you or your family member before themselves. It can be a great idea to thank them for all they do. If you are looking for some ways to thank your caregiver, you can check out some ideas below. Ways to Thank Your Caregiver Thank You Notes – Something as simple as a handwritten thank you note can show your appreciation for all that your caregiver does for you or your loved one. Share a Laugh Together –
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Why Volunteering Is a Great Health Benefit

There are many benefits to volunteering that you might not even realize. While doing a good deed, you can make friends, learn new skills, better your career, and even feel much happier and healthier overall. This senior citizens day, spend it volunteering and feel great!   The nice thing about volunteering is that it doesn’t have to take up your entire day, it can range from 30 minutes to a few hours. You can also choose which type of volunteering you want to do and at what places.   The first benefit is it connects you to others while you
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Why You Should Attend the Next Backyard Bash

This past month, our team at Freedom Home Care celebrated the start of summer with the Backyard Bash at our Highland Park Senior Center. Were you not able to attend? Find out below what you missed! Sitting around with some warm weather, we shared Urban BBQ and listened to the award-winning multi-instrumentalist LJ Slavin. Slavin was very well versed in a wide range of styles like the flute, fiddle, mandolin, musical saw, and much more!   With our view overlooking the beautiful Lake Michigan, it was the perfect spot to enjoy good music, good food, and even better company! Don’t
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One-Year Anniversary of the Wellness Center at The Sheridan at Green Oaks

Freedom Home Care is happy to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Wellness Center at The Sheridan at Green Oaks! Freedom Home Care offers services that will aid seniors everyday life at the Wellness Center at The Sheridan at Green Oaks such as in-home support, transportation to and from errands, shopping and appointments, access to caregivers, CNAs and RNs. The Sheridan at Green Oaks, which recently opened in 2017, provides seniors the best care and an exceptional living experience. The Freedom Home Care Wellness Center at The Sheridan at Green Oaks will be staffed by Freedom Home
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Surround Yourself with People Who Make You Laugh

You know what they say- laughter is the best medicine, so why not surround yourself with people who make you laugh out loud for hours. Researchers have found that there are health benefits from laughter and they are even more effective in senior citizens.   At Freedom Home Care we take pride in giving your loved ones the best care while stressing the importance of laughter. Not only will it brighten your loved one’s day, but it also can do way more health wise like the following below.   Increased endorphin levels are a result from laughing. Because endorphins are
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