It’s Our Month!

It’s time to celebrate us—the older Americans! Every May, the U.S. Administration on Aging celebrates Older Americans Month. The theme chosen by the AoA for this year’s Older Americans Month is “Engage at Every Age.” At Bridgeway Senior Living, we know that means you’re never too old to for new, enriching experiences. Our robust retirement community…

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Low Potassium: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment

Are you feeling weak and tired all the time? Do your arms or legs cramp up, sometimes to the point of paralysis? Do you sometimes experience tingling or numb sensations? If you answered yes to all these questions, you may be suffering from low potassium. As I mentioned in a previous article, potassium is an…

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Start Thinking about Long-Term Care in Your 50s—or Earlier

If your parent or loved one is at Bridgeway of Bensenville or considering an assisted living facility, you probably realize long term care costs a pretty penny. While Medicare will pay hospital stays and 100 days of skilled nursing, many elderly Americans require other kinds of care that insurance doesn’t cover. Long-term care is not…

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Is a Continuum of Care Community Right for You?

Many active seniors want to live independently and comfortably in their own homes for as long as possible. But the cost of maintaining a house, condo, or apartment may be crippling for some seniors. Association fees, lawn care, housekeeping, and cooking place a financial and physical burden on many seniors. Social isolation is also a…

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Daily Fun At Bridgeway of Bensenville!

Are you following us yet on Facebook? If you are not, please do so and start by enjoying (and liking) the photos we just published today of our residents engaged in many of our recent activities! Click on the graphic below to visit our Bridgeway of Bensenville Facebook page!

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Taking Care of Your Aging Skin

As you age, you may notice your skin becoming thinner and less smooth. Your veins and bones are more visible, and scratches or cuts take longer to heal. If you’ve spent years tanning or spending time in the sun, your skin is probably wrinkled or you have age spots. Here are some solutions to protect…

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Manage Your Seasonal Allergies

Spring is here, and so are seasonal allergies. While the weather hasn’t quite caught up yet, the pollen levels are already shooting up, causing uncomfortable symptoms for many people. The overall pollen level in the Chicago area is considered moderate this week, but the symptoms are sometimes anything but moderate. Here’s everything you need to…

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