How seniors can stay safe while staying fit

Just about anyone, despite age, can reap meaningful benefits from exercising. Older adults can be active, even with a chronic condition such as heart disease, diabetes, or arthritis. But whether the senior has been exercising for a lifetime or is starting a new activity after having been active for a long time, it's always important to know how to stay safe while staying fit. . . . READ THE REST

Denver AARP offers webinar — “Discover How Hospice May Help You” — 1 p.m. MST, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019

AARP Colorado is offering an informational webinar designed to help caregivers learn more about hospice and how it might help you and a loved one for whom you provide care. . . . READ THE REST

Addressing driving safety with older adults

Getting older doesn't necessarily mean a person's driving days are over. But it’s important to plan ahead and take steps to ensure the safety of your loved ones on the road. If they are no longer able to drive safely, you can guide them toward transportation options that meet their mobility needs. . . . READ THE REST

Lemonade out of lemons      

"Making lemonade out of lemons": This well-worn expression is especially appropriate as we turn into a new year. That is the essence of what all those new year’s resolutions are — efforts to make things better. . . . READ THE REST

January 2019 Chicagoland activities for older adults

New Year’s Eve is the day where we tend to think back on the past 364 days and reminisce on all we have accomplished and experienced. But New Year’s Day is when we think forward and anticipate the events we haven’t yet experienced. Here are a few Chicagoland activities to help you start 2019 off right. Happy New Year, Chicagoans. . . . READ THE REST

January 2019 Denver area activities for older adults

A new year is nearly upon us and while 2018 was fun, 2019 has the potential to be much more exciting. Whether you are finalizing your list of resolutions or looking for an activity in the Denver area to begin the 2019 fun, we have just the thing for you. . . . READ THE REST

Classic Chicago Christmas Traditions and the History Behind Them

Whether we have experienced them ourselves or at least heard of them, we in Chicagoland all know at least a few classic Chicago Christmas traditions: the lighting of the great tree in Millennium Park, the wondrous holiday displays at Macy's on State Street (or as you might better remember it, Marshall Field and Company), and the annual showing of The Nutcracker at the Roosevelt University Theatre, just to name a few. These events, among others, have defined the Chicagoland Christmas. But how long have these traditions been around, and how many Christmas memories have you made with them over the years? . . . READ THE REST

Chicagoland Care & Comfort at Home introduces vital nursing services

On Dec. 5, 2018, Care & Comfort at Home for Seniors and Veterans in Elmhurst officially received its Home Nursing License from the State of Illinois. This license now allows Care & Comfort at Home to offer vital nursing services to its clients in the Chicagoland area. . . . READ THE REST

Food and meal resources for older adults help prevent “food insecurity”

Food insecurity is a problem for many seniors — but exactly what is "food insecurity"? Food insecurity is defined as a lack of access to enough food in order to have an active, healthy life. Seniors are often on limited incomes and/or are unable to get out to purchase food, both of which are causes of their food insecurity. The good news is that there are many resources available to seniors to help them avoid food insecurity. . . . READ THE REST

Five of the funniest TV game show moments

According to a study done back in the 1980s by the National Institute of Justice,  TV game shows were particularly popular among older adults — especially senior women. And it's really no wonder that their popularity among older adults continues today. Games and puzzles are a great way for seniors to keep their minds engaged and active. And shows like Jeopardy, Wheel of Fortune, and The Price Is Right can be both fun and funny to watch! So let's take the time to relive some of that fun by revisiting and counting down five of the funniest TV game show moments! . . . READ THE REST