News stories from Hearthstone

14 Oct: Tips to Staying Active In the Winter Months

Cold weather forces many seniors inside during the winter months, but you don’t have to limit your activities until spring. The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommends 150 minutes of moderate exercise every week. That’s just 30 minutes, five days a week. Hearthstone offers a wide range of physical and mental activities and varied programs and events throughout…

07 Oct: How Assisted Living Improves Quality of Life

Assisted living can improve the quality of life for seniors in a variety of ways. From arranging social events to helping residents manage their medication, staff members at assisted living communities can boost the living standards of seniors in ways large and small. “Assisted living can improve quality of life in a multitude of ways that benefit both residents and…

23 Sep: Reap the Benefits of a Plant-Based Diet

Research has shown that a more plant-based diet may help prevent, treat, or reverse heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and high blood pressure. While you may not want to give up steak and chicken for good, you can still adopt a plant-based diet while consuming modest amounts of fish and lean meat. People who averaged eight-plus servings of fruits and…

16 Sep: Health Benefits of Owning a Pet

Pets not only can improve the lives of seniors, but they also have a positive impact on their health too. People of all ages benefit from having a pet, but this is especially true for seniors. Walking a dog not only provides an opportunity for exercise, but also the chance to socialize thanks to increased interactions with neighbors. Studies show…

09 Sep: Brain Games

Do you think that crossword puzzles and word search games are nothing more than mild entertainment that help pass the time? Think again. Those affordable and easy-to-find games are likely one of the keys to staying mentally sharp as you age, at least that’s what numerous studies have shown. Brain games, as well as other mentally stimulating leisure activities play…

26 Aug: Are You Practicing Safe Medication Management?

As we age, it becomes more likely that additional medicines are being used which can increase the chance of harmful drug effects or interactions. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration urges older adults to use caution when taking prescription and over-the-counter medicines. Physical changes as you age can affect the way medicines are handled by your body. Hearthstone Communities in…

12 Aug: It’s Not Downsizing, It’s “Rightsizing”

Your home is your haven. Shouldn’t it feel peaceful, comfortable, and organized? 2019 may be the year to feather your nest with those things most cherished, and eliminate those things that don’t serve you. Organization can be an overwhelming task when faced with decades of accumulated material possessions. As a senior, now may be the right time to pass down…

06 Aug: Stretching Exercises

Seniors who reside at Hearthstone enjoy numerous amenities and scheduled activities, including exercise classes. These community members can literally walk from their home and join their peers in working up a sweat, socializing, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. It’s just one of the many reasons why Hearthstone is a great choice for senior living. Outside of exercise classes, community members…

29 Jul: Three Fun DIY Projects for Grandchildren

One of the most important relationships in our lives is the one between grandparent and grandchild. When you live at a maintenance-free, vibrant community like Hearthstone, grandparents have the space, freedom, and lifestyle that allows them to connect with their loved ones! You can create memories and bridge the generation gap with these three fun DIY projects to do with…

17 Jul: Is It Time to Move Into Assisted Living?

Everyone enjoys the comforts of home, but as we age, remaining in the home can be challenging. Sometimes the best option for keeping an aging loved one safe, as well as mentally and physically healthy, is moving to an assisted living community. A Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), like Hearthstone Communities in Woodstock, offers a variety of living options for…

26 May: Local Leadership Group Names Summer Interns

Leadership Greater McHenry County is excited to announce the selection of participants for the summer 2019 LGMC Nonprofit Leadership Intern Program. The program allows college students to explore the career potential that exists within the nonprofit sector while developing management and leadership skills. Six interns, all McHenry County residents, were selected through a competitive application and interview process. They are…

31 Jan: Greeters’ Job Finds Surrogate Grandparents

Our receptionist, Lynne Garcia, was highlighted in a recent article from The Woodstock Independent! Download a pdf of article here.

17 Dec: Woodstock School District 200 Students Spend Time with Seniors

Students at Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center read stories, sang and played games with residents at Hearthstone Manor, a senior assisted-living community, on Tuesday.

11 Dec: Newly Remodeled Village Apartments

Apartment living has never been more gratifying than within the Village at Hearthstone Communities. Security is knowing that your needs will be provided for you with all the amenities and services, including…

09 Nov: Hearthstone Communities Enters Affiliation with New York-Based Senior Living Company

Hearthstone Communities has entered into an affiliation agreement with another senior living company based in New York. The nonprofit, faith-based organization partnered with Heritage Ministries, located in Gerry, New York, Hearthstone Communities CEO Terry Egan said.