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Keeping Up with Park Place of Elmhurst

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Keeping Up with Park Place of Elmhurst

Read our latest news and blogs.

7 Benefits of Swimming As You Age

7 Benefits of Swimming As You Age

In general, it’s advisable for seniors to be active and engage in regular exercise. But did you know swimming may significantly slow the aging process? “Those who swim regularly see improvements in their muscle mass, blood pressure, and lung function,” says Beth...

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The Right Time To Sell and Move to a Life Plan Community

The Right Time To Sell and Move to a Life Plan Community

When you bought your home, it likely suited your needs perfectly. Now, you might instead look at it as an asset that could springboard you into the next phase of your life. “The current seller’s market places existing homeowners in a highly favorable position,” says...

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Why Men Say Yes to Park Place: Activities for Senior Men

Why Men Say Yes to Park Place: Activities for Senior Men

Did you know that senior living communities like Park Place of Elmhurst are often said to be great for dads – and granddads? After experiencing all they have to offer, it’s pretty easy to see why. Are you or a loved one looking for a senior living solution for a...

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Mother’s Day in Elmhurst | Park Place of Elmhurst

Mother’s Day in Elmhurst | Park Place of Elmhurst

Activities for Mother’s Day in Elmhurst On a day set aside to celebrate motherhood, you can seek out a new or cherished experience to have with your children and grandchildren.  This guide outlines some special dining options, outdoor excursions and unique experiences...

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How To Know When You’re Ready for Senior Living

How To Know When You’re Ready for Senior Living

For independent retirees who are looking to expand their lifestyle and take on new adventures, a retirement community could offer exactly the structure and foundation you need. Keep reading to learn if this is your time to take this proactive step toward a life of...

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How To Choose the Best Floor Plan for You

How To Choose the Best Floor Plan for You

You may be thinking about how you can upgrade from your family home when you start your search for a senior living community. Of course, when you upgrade, you want to be sure you’re adding new features and conveniences to your life. How will your most fulfilling life...

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Choosing an All-Inclusive Senior Living Community

Choosing an All-Inclusive Senior Living Community

“We wanted to trade uncertainty for certainty.” – Jack & Peggy, Park Place of Elmhurst Residents Almost half of seniors feel they’re too young to move, according to data from myLifeSite. The truth is, however, that someone turning “65 has a 70% chance of needing...

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Senior Living 101: Valuable Aspects To Consider

Senior Living 101: Valuable Aspects To Consider

Is senior living right for you or a loved one? If you’re an active, healthy senior who still is able to do all the things you love and want to do, you may wonder what the benefits are that you can’t currently get in your own home. It turns out that being active and...

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Enhance Your Health This Fall

Enhance Your Health This Fall

The leaves are turning, the temperature is dropping, the days are getting shorter … welcome to fall. As you enjoy the beautiful colors, smells and tastes of the changing season, why not make some changes to your health and wellness routine? “Fall is a good time to...

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Downsize Your Home Before Fall Begins

Downsize Your Home Before Fall Begins

As the weather starts to cool and the leaves start to change, we turn our minds to the end of the year and all the good times ahead. The fall months may welcome cooler temperatures, but the change in weather also brings on the extra chores of home upkeep. “The fall...

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What To Look For When Choosing Independent Living

What To Look For When Choosing Independent Living

Choosing an independent living community is a big decision. You want a place that will meet your personal needs, wants and lifestyle but is also designed to help you be comfortable and carefree so you can stay independent even as you get older. Of course, finding a...

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The Health Benefits of Walking for Seniors

The Health Benefits of Walking for Seniors

We all know that getting regular physical activity is one of the best ways to improve our health and stay healthy. Most of us probably aren’t getting enough exercise on a regular basis, especially seniors. Fortunately, it’s never too late to start taking care of your...

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Why Spring Is the Perfect Time to Make a Move … and Sell

Why Spring Is the Perfect Time to Make a Move … and Sell

“Spring has always traditionally been a booming time for the housing market, and currently the housing market is exploding like we haven’t seen in years, “says Beth McGowan Welch, Executive Director at Park Place of Elmhurst, a Life Plan Community in the Chicago area...

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Enjoy a Stress-Free Lifestyle with Life Care

Enjoy a Stress-Free Lifestyle with Life Care

More and more seniors are choosing to move into senior living communities, particularly Life Plan Communities, before they ‘need’ it because it’s a stress-free lifestyle, says Beth McGowan Welch, Executive Director at Park Place of Elmhurst, a Life Plan Community in...

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Get the Facts: Life Care vs. Rental Retirement Communities

Get the Facts: Life Care vs. Rental Retirement Communities

Are you starting to think about making a move to a retirement community? There are many things to consider. Having a good understanding of the different type of communities, and the service offerings, is critical before you start to shop. Weeding through the fact...

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