A  Publication of Pathway to Living
 August 2018

Art with Purpose   

Resident Lola Bohnen spends every day creating one-of-a-kind, handmade cards and door decorations to welcome new residents to Grandbrier .  "Lola is so proud of herself, and I am proud of her too," said Community Life Coordinator Megan, who helped frame Lola's work for the art show, "Lola's Lovely Creations," displayed in the community life room. 

7-Eleven Day

E very year, 7-Eleven®  stores throw a BIG party to celebrate its birthday on - what else? - 7-Eleven Day, better known as July 11 (7/11) on the calendar. Instead of cake and candles, the world's largest convenience retailer celebrates with FREE Slurpee ® drinks, so Grandbrier residents joined the party. This birthday marked 91 years for the chain! 


Farm-Fresh Sweet Corn
July's farm-to-table initiative celebrated sweet corn, and residents had fun picking the best ears for dinner at Goebbert's Farm. "Eating locally grown, seasonal food is better for you, the environment and your taste buds," says Pathway to Living's Director of Culinary Experience Eli Ayoub.  



The Camp VIVA! summertime "extreme" wellness program is a favorite among Pathway to Living residents and team members alike, who enjoy the break from routine and spending time in the great outdoors. Happy campers fish, swim, boat, story-tell, hike, craft and cook in the fresh air.    

Supersized Drum Circle 

Drumming in unison, about 50 residents from Pathway to Living communities throughout Chicagoland rocked Aspired Living of Westmont, where they gathered for a supersized drumming circle. Percussionist and storyteller Helen Bond laid down a beat and musicians followed, thumping their drums, sticks and shakers. In addition to heart-pounding fun, drumming and rhythm circles offer a host of health and wellness benefits. 


Researchers have been tracking people's levels of happiness and life satisfaction for years. Surprisingly, their findings show that life's later years are among the happiest years. 

The relationship between age and happiness makes the shape of a U-curve. Happiness tends to drop off after age 18, hit its lowest point during the middle-age years in the 40s and rises again from the early 50s through the 60s and 70s and even beyond.

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