The art of aging gracefully starts with paint, clay or paper

The art of aging gracefully starts with paint, clay or paper

You’re never too old splash paint onto paper and make art. Think of Grandma Moses, who didn’t pick up a brush until her late seventies or Pablo Picasso, who was still creating masterpieces—including the monumental sculpture in Chicago’s Daley Plaza—into his late...
Life’s a Beach Town Nowhere Near the Shore

Life’s a Beach Town Nowhere Near the Shore

Monarch Landing residents may be surprised and amused (as was Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico) to learn that Naperville is one of America’s top “beach towns.” Yep, you read that right. Fake news? Nope. In late June, WalletHub released a list of the top beach towns in...
Music works its magic, whether you sing, play or listen

Music works its magic, whether you sing, play or listen

If “The Star-Spangled Banner” gives you goosebumps, “I’ll Never Stop Loving You” warms your heart and “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” conjures up happy memories of homeruns and hot dogs, you’ve experienced the power of music. But wait, it gets better. According to...
The Unflagging Spirit of American Patriotism

The Unflagging Spirit of American Patriotism

For most Americans, the 4th of July was a day to raise the stars and stripes and bask in the glory of this great nation of ours. At Monarch Landing, residents and staff sang patriotic songs and enjoyed a special Independence Day brunch. They also spent time with...
Basking In The Great Outdoors

Basking In The Great Outdoors

Summer is in full bloom, and there’s no better time for venturing out into the sunshine and reaping the benefits of emerald lawns, fragrant blossoms and breezes ruffling the trees. But enjoying the natural beauty of the outdoors is only the beginning. Science tells us...