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Wellness Blog

The Esquiline Named Best Retirement Community for 6th Year in a Row

The Christmas Challenge: Getting the Most Out of the Season

10 Ways to Give Back This Christmas [Infographic]

November 2018 Independent Living Activities Calendar

November 2018 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

November 2018 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

6 Must-Try Winter Activities In and Around St. Louis

3 Surprising Ways Travel Is Good for Your Health

Which Level of Care Is Right For My Parent?

October 2018 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

October 2018 Independent Living Activities Calendar

October 2018 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

Campus Refresh Planned at The Esquiline

Gardening at The Esquiline: A Resident Story

September 2018 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

September 2018 Independent Living Activities Calendar

September 2018 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

5 Things to See and Do at The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

August 2018 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

August 2018 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

August 2018 Independent Living Activities Calendar

The Top 3 Myths About The Esquiline

Financial Power of Attorney (And Other Documents You'll Need in Retirement)

Want an Easy Way to Stay Healthy as You Age? Walk!

4 Reasons Why Reading is Good For You

When’s the Right Time to Move to Independent Living?

Sole to Soul: Building Community in the Greater Belleville Area

4 Tried and True Recipes to Help You Stay Cool This Summer

Making the Move: How to Stage a Home

May 2018 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

May 2018 Independent Living Activities Calendar

May 2018 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

8 Things to Look for When Touring a Life Plan Community

Senior to Senior: Making Meaningful Connections with ACHS

How to Convince My Spouse It's Time to Move

7 Things To Ask at Your Parent's Next Doctor's Appointment

Lenten Challenge: Looking Ahead to Palm Sunday

Lenten Challenge: Where Do You Look for Spiritual Inspiration?

March 2018 Independent Living Activities Calendar

March 2018 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

March 2018 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

Lenten Challenge: The Importance of Reflection

Lenten Challenge: Forgiveness

Lenten Challenge: Love and Lent

Aging Parents, Guilt, and the Sandwich Generation

Exploring Your Spirituality After 60

Future Security in a Continuing Care Retirement Community

January 2018 Independent Living Activities Calendar

January 2018 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

January 2018 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

The Hidden Cost of Transportation for Seniors

How Humor Can Enhance Spirituality

Can Spiritual Practice Make Me a Better Caregiver?

Holiday Traditions of The Esquiline Residents

Finding Answers in Pope Francis’s Christmas Messages

Setting Your Spiritual Goals for 2018

10 Ways To Give Back This Christmas

Holiday Activities in Belleville, IL

Treating Dementia with Dignity

November 2017 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

November 2017 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

November 2017 Independent Living Activities Calendar

Can Prayer Help Prevent Dementia?

6 Ways to Increase Your Intellectual Wellness

Humor and Caring For Your Parent With Dementia

Does Your Parent Have These Dementia Risk Factors?

7 Early Warning Signs of Dementia

I Think Mom Has Dementia - What Do I Do Next?

The Apartment Community Named Best Retirement Community

St. Francis Center/Dammert Care Center Deficiency-Free

Save Money (and Enjoy Life) with a CCRC

10 Ways to Keep Your Parent from the ER

Secure Your Future in a Continuing Care Community

The Cost of Transportation for Seniors

Success and Your Senior Parent’s Retirement

Retirement Communities: Rent vs. Buy

Can I Afford a Continuing Care Retirement Community?

4 Retirement Asset Withdrawal Strategies that Work

Taizé Prayer at The Esquiline

Retirement Community Life - Enjoying the Transition

Experience a Day in an Independent Living Community

Which Is Best-Independent Living or Assisted Living?

How The Esquiline Helps Your Parent Grow in Faith

What’s a CCRC (and Why Should You Care)?

June 2017 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

June 2017 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

June 2017 Independent Living Activities Calendar

May 2017 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

May 2017 Independent Living Activities Calendar

May 2017 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

Normal Memory Loss vs Dementia

5 Risk Reduction Strategies for Dementia

10 Reasons to Make Poetry a Part of Your Life

Prayer and Caregiver Stress

Capture the Moments of Your Life: A Senior’s Guide to Using Your Cell Phone Camera

April 2017 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

April 2017 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

April 2017 Independent Living Activities Calendar

Why Develop Your Sense of Humor?

Video Games That Improve Your Health

Easter: Be an Instrument of Joy

Benefits of Playing Cards for Seniors

Colorectal Cancer: Don’t Die of Embarrassment

Tips to Reduce High Blood Pressure and Cholesterol

Pros and Cons of Coffee

20 Unusual Money-Saving Tips for Seniors

Seniors: Dance for Your Life!

10 Female Heroes You’ve Never Heard of

Should Seniors Improve Math Skills? Yes!

How Will the Trump Administration Affect Seniors?

Caregiver Tech to Make Your Life Easier

Trends in Senior Wellness: Apps, Tech and Services

10 Must-Know Facebook Tips

How Playing Games Benefits Your Health

10 Ways Seniors Can Find Love

Exercise Tips from the Wellness Center Director

How to Eat Nutritiously in Winter

February 2017 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

February 2017 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

February 2017 Independent Living Activities Calendar

Senior Trends: Travel Tech and Apps

Can an App Enhance My Spiritual Practice?

Safety Tech for Seniors

2 Documents Your Parent Should Sign Now

Learn to Live: How Learning Improves Your Life

Senior Fitness Trends for 2017

Celebrate Hot Tea Month!

Intellectual Wellness: New Ways to Keep Your Mind Sharp

The Mind-Body and Body-Mind Connection

January 2017 Independent Living Activities Calendar

Winter Safety Tips

Step Outside Your Comfort Zone in 2017

7 Reasons Religion Is Good for You

Setting Your Spiritual Goals for 2017

December 2016 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

10 Holiday Decorating Ideas for Your Apartment

Have A Merry (Assisted Living) Christmas!

December 2016 Independent Living Activities Calendar

Healthy Comfort Foods for Winter

5 Easy Exercises to Keep Off Holiday Pounds

7 Senior Travel Tips for the Holidays

4 Ways to Make Your Transition to Senior Living A Happy One

7 Ways to Exercise Gratitude this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving at The Esquiline

November 2016 Independent Living Activities Calendar

November 2016 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

Chef Todd’s Thanksgiving Survival T.I.P.S.

10 Factors to Consider When Choosing Independent Living

Meet the Team Who Keeps The Esquiline Beautiful and Clean

Where to Start When Downsizing?

8 Signs It’s Time to Move

10 Tips to Decorate Your New Space to Fit Your “Stuff”

5 Ways to Make Your Exercise Routine Less Routine

6 Questions to Ask When Considering Downsizing

October 2016 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

October 2016 Independent Living Activities Calendar

October 2016 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

7 Benefits of Downsizing

Ideas for Autumn Fun with Your Grandkids

5 Fall Activities for the Entire Family

6 Gorgeous Photos from The Esquiline Grounds

9 Hidden Costs of Living at Home

4 Unique Volunteer Opportunities in Belleville This Fall

The Benefits of an In-Person Visit With a Loved One

Staying Connected with Mom at a Distance

Cholesterol: Know Your Numbers and What They Mean

Behind the Scenes with the Maintenance Staff

Top 5 Spiritual Reads from Our Leadership Team

Less is More: Making Your Home in a Smaller Space

What to Expect in Your First Week at The Esquiline

September 2016 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

September 2016 Independent Living Activities Calendar

September 2016 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

How Heart Healthy Foods Help Your Mind

Keep Calm and Downsize On

Things to Make Note of When Touring an Independent Living Community

Priest’s Thoughts on Living a Fulfilled Life

Mom and Dad Decide: How to Downsize

Chef Todd's Most Requested Recipe

Why "Our Lady of the Snows"? Learn the History to Our Name

A Day Trip to St. Louis

How to Find the Right Volunteer Opportunity for Me

Making Friends Later in Life

Importance of Taking Time Daily to Reflect

6 Tips to Start Volunteering

August 2016 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

August 2016 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

August 2016 Independent Living Activities Calendar

What to Expect When Touring The Esquiline

Do’s and Don’ts of Online Safety

Playing Games for Health

Ways to Stay Active at The Esquiline

How to Start a Walking Program

Finding Your Passion

Fresh Produce Recipes

How to Start the Conversation about Independent Living: Making the Move

What Your Favorite Ice Cream Says About You

Financial Considerations Before You Make the Move

Gardening: Cultivating Friendships

Sharing Your Talents

Summer Activities for Visiting Families

Navigating Difficult Conversations with Your Parent

July 2016 Independent Living Activities Calendar

July 2016 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

Signs It’s Time for Independent Living

6 Myths about Independent Living

How The Esquiline Can Help You Continue to Grow In Your Faith

Convincing Your Family It’s Time to Move to Independent Living

5 Easy and Fun Ways to Stay Active as You Age

Why is Everyone Talking About Holistic Living?

June 2016 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

June 2016 Independent Living Activities Calendar

June 2016 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

Activities Near Belleville, IL This Summer

A Look at the Natural Beauty of The Esquiline

Digital Literacy: Staying Connected Online

How to Have a Risk-Free Financial Future

May 2016 Independent Living Activities Calendar

Making Informed Choices: Physical

Maintaining Your Health at The Esquiline

Benefits of Dining at The Esquiline

Spirituality: Discovering What’s Right for You

Giving Back at The Esquiline

Nurturing Your Spirit

5 Tips to Start an Exercise Program for You

New Opportunities for Social Engagement

April 2016 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

April 2016 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

April 2016 Independent Living Activities Calendar

March 2016 Independent Living Activities Calendar

March 2016 St. Francis Center for Assisted Living Activities Calendar

March 2016 Dammert Skilled Nursing Center Activities Calendar

Winter 2015 Newsletter

Community Forum: Memory Loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer's Disease

Stroke Awareness Speakers

Special Performance by Grace Notes Bell Choir

Special Performance by Grace Notes Bell Choir

A Little Time and Patience

Wellness Speaker Series Addition

Our Friends In Rehab Care