Sizzling Summer Sustainability: Beat the Heat, Save the Planet  

As the temperatures rise and the sun shines brighter, it’s time to embrace the summer season while also being mindful of our environmental impact. At Solstice, we believe that small actions can make a big difference in preserving our planet for generations to come. So, let’s dive into some simple yet effective ways to beat the heat while staying environmentally …

Celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month: Nurturing Seniors’ Well-Being

As spring blossoms into its full glory, May not only promises warmer days but also serves as a reminder – it’s Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about mental health and advocating for support and understanding. While mental health affects individuals of all ages, seniors often face unique challenges that can profoundly affect their emotional well-being. …

April Fool’s Day and the Health Benefits of Laughter 

Do you remember your first April Fool’s joke? Was it an innocent whoopee cushion or a swap of lunchboxes in elementary school? Maybe you were jolted by a piece of electric shock gum?  Whether you eagerly anticipated the first of April this year or not, April Fool’s Day is no joke! It is a tradition filled with laughter and a …

Bake your way to spring with Solstice resident Eileen’s Perfect Pineapple Cake recipe

With the arrival of spring, there’s a sense of rejuvenation and hope in the air. At Solstice, we’re all about celebrating simple joys, embracing traditions and creating memories, especially when it comes to delicious recipes that bring people together. And what better way to embrace the spirit of springtime than with a delightful treat?  We have the privilege of delving …

Solstice Resident is Livin’ the Dream

Carolyn M. is a resident at Solstice at Joliet. She currently serves as Resident Council President and is dedicated to improving the lives of residents as well as working with community staff. One of the staff members Carolyn works closely with is Executive Director Gavin Sym.   As their relationship grew, Carolyn shared her fascinating story as one of the …

Celebrating Women’s History Month at Solstice Senior Living

As March unfolds, we embark on a journey of commemoration and reflection. It’s Women’s History Month – a time to pay homage to the remarkable women who have left an indelible mark on history, society and our lives. At Solstice, we take pride not only honoring the influential women who have shaped the world but also in celebrating the exceptional …

Navigating Social Security: A Handbook for Seniors 

Exploring the details of Social Security and its advantages could open doors to financial support. Solstice Senior Living provides seniors with the resources needed to live carefree, independent lives. We created this guide to Social Security to help residents and their loved ones explore the origins and various benefits of Social Security and discover how to optimize their eligibility.  Social …

New Year, New You: A Road Map to Your Best Year Yet

As we enter the new year, we encourage our residents to embrace their resolutions and dream big. Setting achievable goals, creating a vision board and celebrating milestones are great places to start. Categorize Your GoalsWe recommend categorizing your goals instead of creating a vague list of resolutions. Break down your aspirations into specific categories, such as: Create a Vision BoardOnce …

Unwrapping the Holidays: A Guide to the Perfect Gift 

’Tis the season of giving. There’s nothing better than the joy of finding the perfect gift for your loved ones. Use these ideas as a guide while searching for gifts this holiday season. Don’t forget, the perfect gift is not just about what’s inside the box, but the love and thoughtfulness that accompanies it. Tech Treasures: Gifts for the Gadget …

This Thanksgiving, we’re thankful for you! 

As our communities gear up for their Thanksgiving celebrations, we remember the joy, love and sense of togetherness that make Solstice truly special. At Solstice, we believe in the importance of Thanksgiving traditions and fun activities to get into the holiday spirit. Memory SharingWe encourage our residents to share their cherished Thanksgiving memories with one another. Join a storytelling circle, …