Month: July 2021

August 2021 Chicagoland Activities for Older Adults

For those who are fully vaccinated, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — better known as the CDC — has come out saying that older adults can start doing many things that they had put on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. CLICK HERE to check out what the CDC considers to be "safer activities" that can experienced two weeks after a person is fully vaccinated. CLICK HERE to read more recommendations regarding COVID-19 for older adults from the CDC. With this in mind, we've gathered ideas regarding events, activities, and venues that can be once again enjoyed by fully vaccinated seniors in the Chicagoland area during the month of August 2021. . . . READ THE REST

How Much Physical Activity Is Enough for Older Adults?

Physical exercise is important for everyone, and even more so as we age. Ensuring we stay physically fit can help to prevent many of the illnesses and ailments that occur as we get older. For example, being active can help reduce the risk of illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease, and arthritis. Plus, maintaining or even increasing our muscle strength and flexibility can help us to continue our daily activities and make us less reliant on others. . . . READ THE REST

Atrial Fibrillation and Older Adults

As we age, several medical issues can become more common. Atrial fibrillation is one of these health concerns and is a type of heart arrhythmia. It is the most common arrhythmia in seniors, as age is a key contributing factor to its development. . . . READ THE REST

To Care or Not to Care

Pardon the crude Shakespeare reference in the title of this blog article, but so many people I speak with wrestle with many options for care of their loved one. To care or not to care? And if you do choose professional care, what does that care look like? Is it in-home care, independent living, assisted living, adult day care, nursing care? . . . READ THE REST