August 2021
Read about the winners of Gardant's Spring Decorating Contest, get tips on how to get the most out of Medicare, get advice on how to modify the home for seniors aging in place, check out Heritage Woods of Belvidere's media spot on Channel 23, and more!
Getting the Most Out of Medicare
If you are on Medicare, here is a simple step you should take each year to make sure you are getting the most out of Medicare.

During the annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period, take the time to compare your current medical and drug plan coverages with other options that will be available in the new year.

So many benefits... so few calories
We pay homage to this juicy, delicious berry, which is considered a member of the cucumber, pumpkin, and squash family. 

Biomarkers Illustrate Link Between Aerobic Exercise, Cognitive Function in Older Adults
Florida Atlantic University indicates that there may be a correlation between increased activity and the delay or prevention of Alzheimer's disease.

Tips to Avoid Becoming a Victim of Identity Theft, Scams
Calls about scams and identity theft are one of the most prevalent calls the police department gets. The reason why is that identity theft is a high reward, low risk crime. The chances of being caught are slim, particularly because the scammers usually operate from outside the United States.

5 Must – Have Home Modifications for Seniors Aging in Place
There are a number of considerations for seniors aging gracefully. Hallways and doorways need to be wide enough to accommodate wheelchairs or walkers. The kitchen may need modifications to allow seniors to safely reach needed appliances or tools.

In Gardant-managed communities, accommodations are designed with the senior in mind so they can safely age in place. Give us a call to learn more about our senior living, assisted living and memory care options.

Tips for Safe Senior Travel
It's that time of year! The weather is warm, and many people plan vacations and short trips. A Place for Mom provides tips for safe travel with seniors.

Gorgeous Grandma Day Celebrated in Style
A number of Gardant communities participated in Gorgeous Grandma Day – check out the news coverage that Heritage Woods of Belvidere received!

5 Ways to Alleviate Family Stress when Moving Elderly Parents
Making decisions about the care of the elderly is a decision many of us face. How can we alleviate that stress?
AssistedLiving.org provides us with 5 tips for alleviating stress when moving our elderly parents/grandparents.

Considerations Before Buying A Hearing Aid
Getting a hearing aid is a big decision, and ParentGiving.com provides some insight of things to consider before buying them.

Role Reversal: How Will Millennials Care for their Aging Parents?
In the next 30 years, there will be more people over the age of 65 than ever in history. This is happening on a global scale. In the same way our parents took care of us, millennials will soon be challenged with the same task.

Man Turns 100 – Hits the Slopes in July
"You've got to think of all the positive things." This centenarian shows us that you can still be young at heart as he hits the slopes for his birthday.

Can Virtual Reality Help Seniors? Study Hopes to Find Out
Stanford University recently started a study to try to find out if virtual reality can help improve the emotional well-being of seniors. This study allows seniors to take virtual trips around the world, visit space and even skydive.

Sleepwalking Tied to Higher Odds for Parkinson’s in Men
A recent study shows that sleep walking may be tied to an increased risk for Parkinson's in men.

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