Under the Carpet Tricks to Boost Your Immune System: Part 1

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Your mental and physical health is fluctuating!  At times it can be difficult to find the fine balance of juggling the two paramount tasks. But what can we do? The CDC recommended wearing masks, washi...

Bear Down, Chicago Bears! Vernon Hills Senior Outreach Initiative visits Bears Fit

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As we age, physical activity becomes even more important for overall well-being than when we were young. The CDC states “regular physical activity is vital for healthy aging because it helps del...

114 Lives Potentially Saved!

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Trivia Time!  How many people can be saved through one blood donation?  The answer to that question is up to 3 lives.  Help From the Community  From February, 2021-June 2021, Meridian Health Care’s Ac...

Meridian and Charter Senior Living “out on the town” in Vernon Hills

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Let’s start with Christmas season in 2020. Meridian Health Care and Charter Senior Living of Vernon Hills, IL came up with a unorthodox idea for the time. “Hey, why don’t we go inter...

COVID-19 Impact for Mental Health & Current State

Article contributed to Meridian Health Care by Simon Lee

BACKGROUND: During the beginning stages of COVID-19, all of our lives came to a halt. We had no plans other than to wait, stay home, and cross our fingers that the pandemic would blow over. No one kne...

McHenry County Area Seniors Engagement Event a Success

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Meridian Health Care was honored to be part of another senior outreach event, this time in McHenry County, Illinois. The event was hosted and mostly planned by Jodi Borck of Randall Residence and had ...

How Caregivers Can Think Ahead in Unpredictable Times

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Article contributed to Meridian Health Care by June Duncan. Caregivers always have to think two steps ahead. Often, this isn’t a matter of comfort, but survival. When you’re taking care of a declining...

Hard Work Pays Off

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  Background For those of you who don’t know Sandra Coronado, she is one of Meridian’s hardest working Community Liaisons. By the end of 2020, Sandra had decided to enter retirement after having ...

Community effort underway to benefit our seniors is already a roaring success

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In early January of 2021, Meridian Health Care accompanied Charter Senior Living to drop off care packages for the Vernon Hills Seniors Organization at the Vernon Hills Village hall. While at the vill...

Let’s Graduate From Hospice

Ms. Margaret on the second floor of the Watch Tower at the Grand Canyon

Background:  Ms. Chris and her family have always taken great care of their mother Margaret. As time progressed, Margaret began to decline and was referred to hospice. Initially, the family was under ...