October 2019 Denver Area Activities for Older Adults

Autumn is in full swing now in the Denver area, and so are all the great fall activities Denver and the surround Denver suburbs have to offer. Here at Care & Comfort at Home, we like to list the ones that seniors will especially enjoy! So without further adieu, here are our suggestions for October 2019 Denver area activities for older adults. . . . READ THE REST

October 2019 Chicagoland Activities for Older Adults

Fall is fully here in Chicagoland! The crisp air and cool temperatures invite us all to get out and about, as we Chicagoans like to say! Of course, this time of year is just as busy and active in Chicagoland with all of its fun activities, events, and venues. We like to point out the ones that are particularly friendly towards and enjoyable for seniors. . . . READ THE REST

It’s Never Too Late to Learn! Four Ways Older Adults Can Get Financial Aid for School

Learning is a lifelong activity. Many people find that their "golden years" leaves more time for things that they couldn't do when they were younger, and that often includes going back to school and taking classes purely for the love of learning. If you're an older adult (or if you know of someone) that's dreamt of going back to school (perhaps to even get his or her degree), there are programs that exist that can financially help that become a reality! Here are four ways older adults can get financial aid for school. . . . READ THE REST

Senior Corps — A Way for Older Adults to Stay active and Feel Needed

As humans, we all need to feel like we have a purpose in life — a reason to live. We need to know that our lives matter — no matter our age. For many of us, that manifests in the feeling of being needed. But as we get older, it might feel more and more like we are in need of others, rather than that others are in need of us. Enter Senior Corps — a way for older adults to stay active, feel needed, and bring back a sense of purpose. . . . READ THE REST

Awkward Moments

Whether it’s discussing money or dealing with family issues, we all like to avoid awkward moments. When more than one are combined, it’s like travelling through a toxic waste site: We travel as quickly and lightly as possible. . . . READ THE REST

September 2019 Denver Area Activities for Older Adults

The Denver area hangs on tight to summer temperatures as it turns the corner into September and the fall months.  You can help summer continue by experiencing Denver's many activities, venues, and events that everyone, including older adults, would enjoy! Check out our list below of just some of the many September 2019 Denver area activities for older adults that you can add to your schedule. . . . READ THE REST

September 2019 Chicagoland Activities for Older Adults

It's amazing how quickly the weather can change in the Chicago area! This past weekend was beautiful, with temperatures in the low 70s. As September approaches, this is the perfect time for older adults to get some fresh air and experience all the great activities, events, and venues that Chicagoland has to offer. . . . READ THE REST

The VA’s Caregiver Support Line — Additional Support for Those Caring for Veterans

Are you caring for a veteran of the United States armed forces? If so, assistance is just a phone call away, thanks to the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (also referred to as the "VA"). . . . READ THE REST

Three steps to help older adults prepare for an emergency

Everyone should be well prepared in the case of an emergency. The likelihood that you and your family will recover from an emergency tomorrow often depends on the planning and preparation done today. While each person’s abilities and needs are unique, older adults have needs, conditions, and situations that warrant special preparation to ensure that they are indeed ready for an emergency. By evaluating those needs and making an emergency plan that fits those needs, the senior can be better prepared. . . . READ THE REST

Growing vulnerable together

One of the many tragedies in life is when couples start bickering late in a marriage. They might have been happy for decades, but with the kids gone and work life over, suddenly the next steps seem daunting — even more so as one sees a formally methodical spouse forget where he or she left a cup or once again misplaced a wallet. . . . READ THE REST