The Naperville Riverwalk: Minutes Away and Hours of Adventure

The Naperville Riverwalk: Minutes Away and Hours of Adventure

Spring has most assuredly sprung. Budding trees dot the landscape like Impressionist paintings, bulbs reach for the nourishing sun, and butterflies alight here, then there, seeking the nectar so plentiful this time of year, especially at Monarch Landing. Residents...
The Latest Wonder Drug is Also One of the Oldest: Laughter

The Latest Wonder Drug is Also One of the Oldest: Laughter

It’s a wonder drug that reduces stress, boosts the immune system, relaxes tense muscles, increases blood flow and enhances memory. And you don’t even need a prescription—just a few minutes with a funny movie, a silly cartoon or a witty friend. We’re talking about...
For the Love of Dog

For the Love of Dog

Roughly 80 million Americans are dog owners, and 44% of our country’s households have a canine friend or two, or four. In other parts of the world, they are equally popular. Consider France, where dogs are routinely invited into restaurants and given a seat at the...
Why exercise when you can have fun?

Why exercise when you can have fun?

Exercise doesn’t have to be hard work. In fact, it can be as fun as spiking a balloon, tossing beanbags or beating on a drum. Retirement communities are finding all sorts of ways to coax residents into the fitness habit by offering activities that deliver significant...
When It Comes to Matters of the Heart: Volunteering Can’t Be Beat

When It Comes to Matters of the Heart: Volunteering Can’t Be Beat

Volunteering is an honorable and noble act. Offering one’s time to help others for the greater-good is indeed a gallant accomplishment worthy of praise. The many benefits of volunteering are fulfilling, indeed. After all, it is a great way to learn new skills and try...
Cross Your Heart: Make a Promise for Health

Cross Your Heart: Make a Promise for Health

When it comes to matters of love, February is the most appropriate month. After all, over the next few weeks Cupid’s arrow will fly, conversation hearts will inquire, chocolates will entice and flowers will enchant. However, with all of these kind-hearted gestures, it...