Covenant Living of Northbrook welcomed Keith O'Brien, a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning journalist, to discuss his book "Fly Girls." In 1928, less than a dozen American women had a government-issued pilot's license, making the few women who flew planes true radicals. Fly Girls tells that story, their story-the story of women fighting for the right to fly airplanes, winning the right to race them, and then beating the men in one of the most dangerous air races of them all. His engaging presentation was enjoyed by residents and guests alike! ... See moreSee less
We’re all familiar with the concept of a lifespan, but what about healthspan? Where your lifespan is understood as your natural life expectancy, your healthspan is the period of time in which you are free from chronic disease & disability associated with aging. Learn more about how healthspan is changing the way we think about healthy aging: ow.ly/fdVa50wdPuP... See moreSee less
Healthy aging no longer only looks at lifespan (life expectancy), but also focuses on evaluating healthspan, the period of life spent in good health, free from chronic diseases and disabilities of aging.
With the opportunity to join our communities at the stage that suits you— from Residential Living at our Continuing Care Retirement Communities, to Assisted Living or other levels of personal care—you’ll live with the promise of a fulfilling future. Explore your senior living options and dive into a future filled with promise: ow.ly/sLif50wbVCl... See moreSee less
Joints. Can’t live with ‘em, can’t live without ‘em. Well, that’s not really true. You CAN live with them, if you take care proper care of them as you age. Low impact exercise and a healthy body weight, along with supplements of Vitamin D and calcium, can all help keep you moving and pain free. Read more about some of the ways you can keep your hinges in tip-top shape as part of our Healthy Aging Month educational series: ow.ly/8pnj50vViYT... See moreSee less
It’s Healthy Aging Month! That means staying active with some Core n’ More mat class! The class consists of stretching, strength and core exercises and runs on Wednesdays at 8am this month. ... See moreSee less
This week for Healthy Aging Month, we’re taking a look at the best foods you can eat to keep your brain healthy. On the short list for brain-boosting consumables: vegetables, nuts, and coffee! Yes, coffee. Sometimes bad habits pay off. Learn how that delightful and aromatic bean can keep your brain running smoothly in the article below, and stay tuned for more Health Aging Month tips next week! ow.ly/QkCF50vViiT... See moreSee less
The diet can have a significant impact on the brain's function. A brain-healthy diet, rich in antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, can boost memory and learning while staving off neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease. Here, we look at the evidence for some of the best brain foods...
At Covenant Living of Northbrook, we’re enjoying Healthy Aging Month by being outdoors and working on our strength and core! Check out some photos from our Outdoor Strength and Core class, and keep an eye out for more Healthy Aging Month posts! ... See moreSee less