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Distracted Driving Is a Growing Safety Hazard

April 15, 2019 — We see them all the time. Those folks on the expressway, doing everything you can imagine while driving … what are they thinking? “I’m so late and the traffic is so bad. I’d better send a quick text to my boss.”  “Oh look, what a cool sunset … I’ll take a picture!”  “No time for... Read More

Breakfast with the Bunny

April 3, 2019 — Alden Park Strathmoor is celebrating Easter with a special breakfast event! Breakfast with the Bunny Saturday, April 20, 9:00am-11:00am 5668 Strathmoor Drive, Rockford An RSVP is required for this event. Please call 815.901.1590 or REGISTER ONLINE.  Join the Easter Bunny for a delicious continental breakfast. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos! Cost is... Read More

Unpacking the Mysteries of Laughter

April 1, 2019 — Most of us do like a good laugh. By now, you’ve probably read that laughter is good for our health—but why? How does that work? Modern brain imaging offers insights and shows that “laughter is the best medicine” isn’t just a cliché. Humor protects our brains. Researchers are using brain imaging to actually watch the... Read More

Another Reason to Practice Moderation on St. Patrick’s Day

March 15, 2019 — Did you know the Irish toast “sláinte” means “health”? Here’s a way to protect yours. St. Patrick’s Day is one of those occasions when Americans tend to drink a bit too much. It’s right up there with New Year’s Eve, the Super Bowl and Cinco de Mayo. So if you’re going to take part in... Read More

March 4-10, 2019 Is World Salt Awareness Week

March 1, 2019 — What’s the most common seasoning Americans add to their food? Salt! Our bodies require a certain amount of salt (sodium). But in this country and around the world, average diners consume much more than they should. Each year, the World Health Organization holds World Salt Awareness Week to raise awareness of the problem, and to... Read More

Staying Connected When You’re On Your Own

February 15, 2019 — The oldest seniors today are the generation that parented the baby boomers. They have a lot of children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren — according to the U.S. Census Bureau, an average of seven family members to help keep them active, healthy and engaged. But the baby boom generation is facing a different situation as they enter... Read More

Treat Your Heart to a Cup of Coffee … or Two, or Three!

February 1, 2019 — February is American Heart Month. This celebration reminds us how important it is to make heart healthy lifestyle choices. Most of us are aware of certain things that are good for our hearts, such as quitting smoking, getting enough exercise, controlling stress, and choosing a healthy diet that is low in salt and cholesterol. Yes,... Read More

Essential Oils 101: Learn How Essential Oils Can Improve Your Life

January 23, 2019 — Essential oils are growing in popularity, but few people truly understand how to properly use them to improve overall health and wellness. Attend this lecture to be introduced to key essential oils that could have a positive effect on your life. Essential Oils 101 Thursday, January 31 – 6 PM Alden Park Strathmoor 5668 Strathmoor... Read More

Tempted to Skip Your Workout? Blame Your Inner Caveman!

January 15, 2019 — Did you resolve to get more exercise in 2019? Two weeks into the new year, how are you doing? If you’re like many people, you’ve found yourself slacking a bit – or a lot. Before you put all the blame on your personal lack of willpower, consider some of the inborn factors that tempt us... Read More

’Tis the Season for Dry Eyes

January 1, 2019 — Brrrrr! It’s cold outside. It feels good to come into a heated home or other building—but after a while, our eyes might not agree. Heating removes moisture from the air, and as a result, our eyes can feel scratchy and irritated. If we continue to experience this problem, we might be suffering from dry eye... Read More