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Slang — Then and Now!

Do you remember using terms such as “khaki wacky,” “made in the shade,” or “lay it on me”? Every new generation has its own “secret language” or “slang” that can leave older generations scratching their heads. Do you know how to speak the language of your grandkids? It’s probably not a good idea to try […]

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When the same becomes reassuring

David Hachmeister

Most of us can remember how exciting “new” was — a first girlfriend or boyfriend, a first car, a first time away from home. As a much younger person, these firsts were generally very exciting and enjoyable events. . . .

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Five tips on traveling with seniors who have disabilities

While traveling can be fun and exciting, as we get older, it can also be more of a challenge. Older adults — especially those who have disabilities — can find travel to be more burdensome than enjoyable. . . .

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April 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

April will soon be upon us! In Chicagoland, spring has fully sprung, and we’re all fools for the slowly rising temperatures and the ever-so-abundant activities for all ages, including older adults. Here are just a few of the things happening in Chicago and Chicago’s surrounding suburbs that seniors can enjoy. . . .

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Preventing the neglect of an older adult

When an elderly person becomes unable to care properly his or herself, the inclination of many is to have a family member take on the burden of that loved one’s care. But what if that care is too much for that family member to bare? What if the elderly loved one gets hurt while in the care of a family member? What if all that you are doing for the senior is still not enough to keep them happy and healthy? . . .

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Pass The Envelope Please… An Academy Awards Quiz

The 90th Oscars Academy Awards just passed on Sunday March 4, 2018. A trip down Oscar memory lane can be fun. So how about completing a quiz to see how many Oscar moments you can remember? . . .

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The little yellow plastic scoop — and why small things matter

David Hachmeister

After my wife’s recent knee surgery, I suddenly became a 24/7 care-provider… and in the process, I came to realize that the small things matter to you as our client. . . .

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March 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

Spring is in the air, and Chicagoland is ready to celebrate. Whether you want to stay warm and cozy for a while yet, or you want to get out there and celebrate the revival of the season, there is much to see and do in Chicagoland.  A sure sign of spring in Chicago and the Chicago suburbs is a fresh crop of good music and artsy projects, so let your ears, eyes, and nose lead you to the following  springtime adventures. . . .

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Providing good dental health care for the elderly

If you are a caregiver, it can be a challenge to help your loved one maintain a good oral health routine. . . .

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Really Alert!

David Hachmeister

Many emergency alert systems for the elderly who live alone are advertised on TV. They seem like good ideas, and they are, to the degree that they are able to help. But they are far from perfect. . . .

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