Month: November 2018

December 2018 Denver area activities for older adults

In these final days before Christmas, it’s important to finish up your gift shopping, accumulate all of the necessary ingredients for the meal of honor, and don your ugliest holiday sweater. But in all of the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season, we must not forget the most important thing: family. So in-between preparations for December 25, be sure to make some time to have some family fun this month! Here are a few Denver area activities that will let you do just that. . . . READ THE REST

December 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

The holidays are just around the corner, and there’s still so much to do: shopping for those last-minute gifts, spending hours wrestling with wrapping paper, and cooking for the entire family. But be sure to make some time for some Christmas fun this December, because as busy as the holidays typically get, they still are the most wonderful time of the year. . . . READ THE REST

Diabetes prevention for older adults

One of the risk factors for diabetes is age. This means that as age increases, the risk for getting diabetes increases. Age cannot be changed as a risk factor, but some risk factors can be changed to prevent or delay getting diabetes. Since November is National Diabetes Awareness month, this is a great time to review diabetes prevention for older adults. . . . READ THE REST

Companionship is critical for our seniors and veterans

My local YMCA has a "sit and be fit" class that meets every day before we run (sort of) our pickup basketball games. One man from the class came up to me and introduced himself, and we started talking. Soon after, his new lady friend came over and started chatting with us as well. She was tiny and very frail looking, but with a radiant smile. Both had been widowed after more than 50 years of happy marriage. Now they had found each other. They looked giddy. . . . READ THE REST

How to find unclaimed funds in the state of Illinois

You know that feeling when you are washing clothes and you find that you had a $20 bill in your pants pocket? It's your money — but finding it when you forgot about it is a great feeling! It's the next best thing to hitting the lottery. Now imagine finding $50, or $100, or even $1000! Thanks to the state of Illinois — you just might. . . . READ THE REST