Companionship is critical for our seniors and veterans

by David Hachmeister, Owner, Care & Comfort at Home for 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 [...] 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

November 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

The chilly bite in the air is proof that the holidays are quickly approaching. But these local activities show that it isn’t winter just yet! Take advantage of these opportunities to get out of the house before the snow arrives to seal us indoors for the winter. . . . READ THE REST

November 2018 Denver area activities for older adults

The cool nip in the air is a sign that the winter holidays are quickly approaching. Whether you’re looking for gifts or searching for some family-friendly fun, get out and enjoy these Denver area activities in the month of November. . . . READ THE REST

Halloween over the years

Halloween falls on Oct. 31 as always, and for most of us, the holiday probably seems pretty much the same from year to year. But the truth is a lot has changed since Halloween first started to be practiced. Let’s take a brief yet interesting look at Halloween over the years. . . . READ THE REST

What older adults can do to prevent the flu

With the month of October, the arrival of fall, and the cooler temps associated with this time of year also comes the arrival of flu season. Influenza, commonly known as the flu, is a respiratory illness caused by a virus. . . . READ THE REST

You need us!

Many folks have chosen care through a referral website or from a friend (or even a friend of a friend) — rather than directly from an agency. We have a cautionary tale for those who choose that former route. . . . READ THE REST

Health screenings for men age 50 and older

Staying healthy is important at any stage of your life, whether you are a man or a woman. But men over 50 need to be aware of and watch out for particular health issues. Men in general also tend to be less mindful of health issues and less proactive with their health than women. . . . READ THE REST

October 2018 Denver area activities for older adults

Autumn has arrived in Denver and its surrounding suburbs! It's a time of year that everyone — young and old alike — can enjoy. Here are some fall activities in the Denver area that you and your older loved ones will love to do. . . . READ THE REST

October 2018 Chicagoland activities for older adults

The first wisps of fall are in the air — when the summer heat finally relents to the crisp winds, the leaves begin to change, and the people of Chicagoland realize that winter is upon us. But before the elements drive us indoors for the winter, be sure to get out and enjoy what the Chicago area has to offer in the days before Halloween. . . . READ THE REST