Overcoming Physical and Emotional Stressors As You Age Guest Post by Kent Elliot - At Home Aging As a senior, you may face a lot of stressors as you age. Common stressors include loss of a loved one, decreased balance and mobility, depression, and changes in vision and hearing. Aging gracefully can be challenging, so [...]
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How Social Wellness Month Can Impact A Caregiver! We are coming to the end of July. July is usually filled with get togethers and celebrations. This month also featured National Ice Cream Month and Independence Day. But July is also Social Wellness Month. Social Wellness Month is about social support and having friends, family [...]
Heirlooms, Photos & Documents, Oh My! Tips for the person in charge of all that stuff! Congratulations! You have been selected to take care of all the family photos, letters, documents and any other items that have been deemed worthy of keeping. This is one of the most common tasks for adult children whose [...]
What Is Caregiver Burnout? When doing some research about senior topics and trends we came across something we very rarely talk about. We spend so much time talking about seniors that we never touched on the topic of caregivers. We are hearing a lot of buzz about caregivers and the care that they are [...]
Are You Ready For Mom? Your mother has taken care of you for the most important years of your life. She bathed you, dressed you, and fed you. I bet you never thought the day would come when you would have to do the same for her. Thousands of adult children are becoming caregivers [...]
Why DSCC Needs Volunteers DuPage Senior Citizens Council has a strong message and rich culture within DuPage County. We provide 4,700 seniors with services that are essential to their everyday lives. You may ask, how do they serve that many people? The answer is simple volunteers! Our volunteers make all aspects of our organization [...]
Animeals On Wheels If you have not heard, yet the senior population will be increasing dramatically over the upcoming years. Over 40 million Americans are over the age of 65 and about 11.3 million of those older adults live alone! Living alone can be especially hard for seniors who are homebound and isolated. Being [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]