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 [...]
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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, [...]
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 [...]