How seniors can benefit from a good night of sleep Written by Ellie Porter at Sleep Help The common joke is that as we get older, it gets harder to sleep. It’s actually true. Nearly 42% of senior citizens reported having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep according to a 1995 report. This could [...]
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Valentine's Day Through The Eyes Of An Older Adult Just when you think the holidays are over we dive right back into another one! That's right everyone, we are talking about Valentine’s Day! Some people think this hokey holiday is a waste of time or just a great reason to spoil your sweetheart. However, [...]
Have You Kept Your New Year's Resolutions? About 30 days ago, all us of started a new year and many of us made resolutions to better ourselves. We may have made resolutions to be healthier, save money, or become a better person. Well now that January is over, we may be finding ourselves starting [...]
It Is Never Too Late For Love We grow up, get married, have children, and grow old together - still holding hands decades later on double rocking chairs as we ride off into the sunset — how romantic! You see, when you look around people are usually sharing examples of ideal relationships, not what [...]
Chicken Soup for the Senior Soul—and then some! Nothing beats the chilliest of Chicago nights than warming up to a cozy bowl of bubbling, soothing soup. Even if it’s not cold outside, but when you’re fighting a cold, or you’re just simply craving a hearty, comforting meal: Welcome to soup season! As you prepare [...]
Bridge Jobs and Retirement Happy New Year everyone! This year may be the year you start thinking about retirement, which is great! But maybe you aren’t quite ready to throw in the towel yet. Since you are thinking of slowing down and retiring maybe it is time to consider a bridge job. You may [...]
The Power Of Vanilla Ice Cream Looking for a way to help serve our older adult community? Maybe give a little time and love? There are opportunities every day, not just around the holidays so let’s make it happen! Here at DSCC one of our interactive services is our Friendly Visit & Assistance program [...]
5 Tech Great Tech Gifts For Seniors We are coming close to Christmas Day which means we are wrapping up Christmas shopping and also wrapping up those Christmas presents. But some of us may not have all of our shopping done and still need to check some loved ones off our shopping list. When [...]
It's Flu Season Yuck! Not only is winter here but cold and flu season is here. The flu is nothing to joke around with and should be taken very seriously no matter what the age is. Flu season can be even more dangerous for older adults because of a weakened immune system. In [...]
Avoiding Gluten This Holiday Season? This month's blog post is written by DSCC's friend, Glen Prairie Restaurant. Cooking for the holidays is all about nostalgia and tradition. But what do you do when modern lifestyles and medical discoveries get in the way? Ten years ago if you were to say gluten, people [...]