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Distracted Driving Is a Growing Safety Hazard

April 15, 2019 — We see them all the time. Those folks on the expressway, doing everything you can imagine while driving … what are they thinking? “I’m so late and the traffic is so bad. I’d better send a quick text to my boss.”  “Oh look, what a cool sunset … I’ll take a picture!”  “No time for... Read More

Mother’s Day Trivia Night

April 9, 2019 — Alden Courts of Waterford is celebrating moms at this very special event.  Mother’s Day Trivia Night Tuesday, May 7, 5:00-7:00pm 1991 Randi Drive, Aurora An RSVP is required for this event. Please call 630.851.1466. Join us for this fun evening of trivia. We’ll be serving pizza and wine as well as offering massages and facials! Must... Read More

Bingo Night

April 9, 2019 — Alden Courts of Waterford invites those 21 and older to this very special event.  Bingo Night Thursday, April 18, 5:30-7:00pm 1991 Randi Drive, Aurora An RSVP is required for this event. Please call 630.851.1466. Join us for this fun evening of Bingo! We’ll be serving beer, wine and light appetizers and giving away lots of great... Read More

Unpacking the Mysteries of Laughter

April 1, 2019 — Most of us do like a good laugh. By now, you’ve probably read that laughter is good for our health—but why? How does that work? Modern brain imaging offers insights and shows that “laughter is the best medicine” isn’t just a cliché. Humor protects our brains. Researchers are using brain imaging to actually watch the... Read More

Another Reason to Practice Moderation on St. Patrick’s Day

March 15, 2019 — Did you know the Irish toast “sláinte” means “health”? Here’s a way to protect yours. St. Patrick’s Day is one of those occasions when Americans tend to drink a bit too much. It’s right up there with New Year’s Eve, the Super Bowl and Cinco de Mayo. So if you’re going to take part in... Read More

March 4-10, 2019 Is World Salt Awareness Week

March 1, 2019 — What’s the most common seasoning Americans add to their food? Salt! Our bodies require a certain amount of salt (sodium). But in this country and around the world, average diners consume much more than they should. Each year, the World Health Organization holds World Salt Awareness Week to raise awareness of the problem, and to... Read More

Staying Connected When You’re On Your Own

February 15, 2019 — The oldest seniors today are the generation that parented the baby boomers. They have a lot of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren — according to the U.S. Census Bureau, an average of seven family members to help keep them active, healthy and engaged. But the baby boom generation is facing a different situation as they enter... Read More

Treat Your Heart to a Cup of Coffee … or Two, or Three!

February 1, 2019 — February is American Heart Month. This celebration reminds us how important it is to make heart healthy lifestyle choices. Most of us are aware of certain things that are good for our hearts, such as quitting smoking, getting enough exercise, controlling stress, and choosing a healthy diet that is low in salt and cholesterol. Yes,... Read More

Tempted to Skip Your Workout? Blame Your Inner Caveman!

January 15, 2019 — Did you resolve to get more exercise in 2019? Two weeks into the new year, how are you doing? If you’re like many people, you’ve found yourself slacking a bit – or a lot. Before you put all the blame on your personal lack of willpower, consider some of the inborn factors that tempt us... Read More

’Tis the Season for Dry Eyes

January 1, 2019 — Brrrrr! It’s cold outside. It feels good to come into a heated home or other building—but after a while, our eyes might not agree. Heating removes moisture from the air, and as a result, our eyes can feel scratchy and irritated. If we continue to experience this problem, we might be suffering from dry eye... Read More