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Learning family history from your older loved ones

In 1976, when I was 12, the students in my sixth-grade class were given a writing assignment that required us to interview a person in our families.

I chose to interview my 81-year-old paternal grandmother who immigrated from Poland to America. I no longer have the paper I wrote, but 41 years later, I still remember the interview. . . .

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The peaceful rewards of living with goodwill

David Hachmeister

With all the loud noise and frequent cantankerousness on both sides of the political spectrum so amplified by the media, you would think no one is getting along. . . .

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Activities in the Chicago area for seniors and veterans this October

October is a time to get out and enjoy the things the Chicago area has to offer before the biting chill of winter sets in. . . .

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Senior skin care conditions

Getting older means dealing with skin care conditions that might not have affected you or your loved one at a younger age. . . .

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Four Chicago radio stations with programming that’s perfect for older adults

According to most historians, the “Golden Age of Radio” ended in the late 1950s. But for a lot of older adults, radio lives on as a favorite way to be entertained and informed. . . .

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Sometimes, change is good!

David Hachmeister

All relationships have their bumps. We here at Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans don’t expect everything to always be smooth sailing between our caregivers and our clients. We know that starting a relationship between a senior or veteran and her or her caregiver will have its moments of difficulty. . . .

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Activities in the Chicago area for seniors and veterans this September

Summer is starting to fade, but since we are in the Chicago area, we know very well that the fun around here never ends! Check out the fun things for seniors and veterans to see and do this September. . . .

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Products that help seniors live better at home and age in place

The Aging in Place movement is an exciting trend for humanity, as we are all growing older and will eventually need more help and support with everyday living. “Aging in place” simply means to be able to stay and live within our home environments as we get older — and be happy, healthy, productive, and safe for as long as possible. . . .

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Creating a comfortable and safe environment for older adults

They are many things that can be done to make an older adult’s home a comfortable and safe environment — that’s also an easier setting for those providing his or her care as well. The following things can help create a better environment for everyone involved. . . .

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Macular degeneration in older adults

Macular degeneration, also referred to as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 and older. Perhaps you have just learned that you or a loved one has AMD. If you are like many people, you probably do not know a lot about the condition nor understand what is going on inside your eyes. . . .

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