Social Wellness

January 31, 2018
caregiver guilt

Aging Parents, Guilt, and the Sandwich Generation

Do you feel guilty about not taking care of your parent yourself? Do you feel guilty that you don’t visit […]
December 19, 2017
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Holiday Traditions of The Esquiline Residents

Here at The Esquiline, our beautiful grounds are full of people enjoying the Christmas season. Our diverse community celebrates the […]
December 14, 2017
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10 Senior Travel Tips for the Holidays

Ah, the holidays! Cheerful greetings. Happy smiles. Delayed flights. Packed buses. Surly cabdrivers. Traveling with your senior parent doesn’t have […]
November 22, 2017
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10 Ways To Give Back This Christmas

The shift from Thanksgiving to Christmas can be a little odd. We spend a week reflecting on all the many […]
November 17, 2017
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Holiday Activities in Belleville, IL

Celebrating the holiday season is easy in Belleville. The only challenge you’re likely to run into is choosing your favorites […]
November 15, 2017
Holiday Lights Scenery

Come Enjoy The Way of Lights

It’s that time of year again! When you’re looking for holiday activities in Belleville, don’t forget to stop by the […]
September 8, 2017
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The Apartment Community Named Best Retirement Community

The Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows earned the Belleville News-Democrat’s Reader’s Choice designation of Best Retirement Community […]
June 26, 2017
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Retirement Community Life – Enjoying the Transition

Now it’s time to focus on you. You’ve worked hard for many years. It is now time to make a […]
June 21, 2017
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Experience a Day in an Independent Living Community

When family members contemplate a beloved parent or grandparent moving to an independent living or continuing care retirement community, one of […]
June 19, 2017
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Which Is Best-Independent Living or Assisted Living?

  What is Independent Living Also called a Retirement community Active adult community Senior apartments Continuing Care Retirement Community 55+ […]
June 16, 2017
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Reflecting on the Role of Fatherhood in the Faith

On the occasion of Father’s Day, we are reminded of the extraordinary life of Joseph of Galilee. He did the […]
April 12, 2017
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Capture the Moments of Your Life: A Senior’s Guide to Using Your Cell Phone Camera

Are you of the generation that forgets your cell phone is actually a multi-use gadget that can do everything from […]
April 10, 2017
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Why Develop Your Sense of Humor?

A recently rediscovered medicine can: Lower blood pressure Increase immunity Prepare you for stress Boost creativity Relieve pain Improve mood […]
April 7, 2017
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Video Games That Improve Your Health

Evidence abounds about the health benefits of video games. They include: Overcoming dyslexia. Action games may reduce the effects of […]
April 3, 2017
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Benefits of Playing Cards for Seniors

Pinochle, euchre, bridge…card games are a leisure-time activity that brings people together to have fun. The National Institute on Aging, […]
March 24, 2017

Heal Your Hurts with Laughter

Sure, laughing is fun, but did you know laughter is actually good for you? It doesn’t matter whether you titter […]
March 20, 2017
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20 Unusual Money-Saving Tips for Seniors

The biggest fear of people who have retired is running out of money. In a survey recently conducted by the […]
March 15, 2017
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10 Female Heroes You’ve Never Heard of

March is National Women’s History Month. When we were growing up, it was rare we were taught about female heroes. […]
March 9, 2017
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Winter Warmth at the Missouri Botanical Garden

One of our favorite expeditions at The Apartment Community of Our Lady of the Snows is to the Missouri Botanical […]
February 24, 2017
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Trends in Senior Wellness: Apps, Tech and Services

Mature adults have never had it so good! We are living longer than ever. We are taking care of ourselves […]
February 21, 2017
older adult couple playing cards

How Playing Games Benefits Your Health

Remember playing Tic-Tac-Toe and Hangman?  How about Hide-and-Seek and Tag and Dodgeball? Did you ever play BINGO? How about getting […]
February 16, 2017
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10 Ways Seniors Can Find Love

Finding love is important for every human, regardless of age. Seniors, however, experience more obstacles than younger people. AARP data […]
December 13, 2016
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10 Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Apartment

Retail stores have been pushing fake fir boughs and Christmas trees since Halloween, but your windows still display the autumn […]
December 5, 2016
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Have A Merry (Assisted Living) Christmas!

A holiday tradition has ended, and you don’t know what to do. Every Christmas, you packed up the kids and […]
November 21, 2016
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Our Favorite Holiday Traditions

The holidays provide an opportunity to reinforce the social ties that bind us together. Put another way: Holidays make us […]
November 17, 2016
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7 Senior Travel Tips for the Holidays

Ah, the holidays! Cheerful greetings. Happy smiles. Delayed flights. Packed buses. Surly cabdrivers. Seasonal travel doesn’t have to dim your […]
November 15, 2016
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4 Ways to Make Your Transition to Senior Living A Happy One

You finally made the decision to move into a senior living community. And although it has all the amenities you’d […]
November 8, 2016
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Thanksgiving at The Apartment Community

Aromas of cooking fill the air. Relatives who haven’t seen each other in months greet each other with warm hugs. […]
November 4, 2016
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Chef Todd’s Thanksgiving Survival T.I.P.S.

Family Thanksgiving dinners provide a time for the family to enjoy agreeable company and delicious food. Everyone has a good […]
October 27, 2016
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How to Convince My Spouse It’s Time to Move

You’re ready to move. Your spouse isn’t. What do you do next?