What’s Next?

I talk to many people who are too exhausted by their care role to think about what comes next. Whether mom goes into nursing care or passes from this life, there will be an end to the struggle of caring for a loved one. However, that end is very hard to see when you are in the midst of it. . . . READ THE REST

December 2021 Chicagoland Activities For Older Adults

We've gathered ideas regarding events, activities, programs, and venues that can be once again enjoyed by fully vaccinated seniors in the Chicagoland area during the month of December 2021. . . . READ THE REST

Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner This Year? Watch These Videos To Make Thanksgiving As Easy As Pumpkin Pie

If you are cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year, you're probably already getting prepared and maybe even getting a little stressed out. Cooking for a large group of people is never easy, but we've found some videos that can help you make the task less daunting. And guess what? You only need THREE recipes. . . . READ THE REST

November 2021 Chicagoland Activities For Older Adults

We've gathered ideas regarding events, activities, programs, and venues that can be once again enjoyed by fully vaccinated seniors in the Chicagoland area during the month of November 2021. . . . READ THE REST

Turnover

I recently got off the phone with an administrator at an assisted living community near me. I found out only yesterday that there was a new Executive Director there. This is their fourth in five years. . . . READ THE REST

Health Coverage For Low-Income Seniors Enrolled In Medicare Through Medicaid

Are you — or is someone you care for — an older adult in need of health coverage but also low on income? For low-income American seniors who are enrolled in Medicare, the Medicaid program helps to fill the gap. . . . READ THE REST

Three Important Programs For Older Adults In The State Of Illinois

For older adults who live in Illinois, there are a number of programs and services offered by the Illinois Department on Aging of which they can take advantage. These services can be helpful not only to seniors but also to those who provide care for them. . . . READ THE REST

Adjusting Food Lifestyle To Help Older Adults Deal With Type 2 Diabetes

If you are an older adult who has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes — or if you care for someone who has the disease — you might be struggling with the lifestyle changes suggested by your doctor. One might very well be that of diet. . . . READ THE REST

Reducing the Risk of Foodborne Illnesses for Older Adults: Four Important Steps

Older adults (specifically age 65 and older) are at a higher risk for hospitalization and death due to foodborne illness. But why is that? That's because organs and other body systems change as people age. . . . READ THE REST

Everything Old Is New Again — Learning Important Lessons From Our Elders

It is remarkable to me that the lessons from generations and a millennia ago still need to be learned. By the time most people call us, it is too late to learn directly from their aging loved one. . . . READ THE REST