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CAN YOUR PHONE MAKE YOU SMART?

Someone said to me, “I may have a smart phone, but it doesn’t make me smart!”  That made me laugh but it also made me think about the fancy applications (apps) many of us have downloaded on our phones.  What can we do with them?  How can they make us smarter? It’s...

DEHYDRATION

Dehydration Summer is almost here and it will be hot!  As we get older, we have to pay attention to fluid loss (better known as dehydration), particularly in the heat. While it makes sense to be aware of this in warm weather, dehydration can happen at any time of the...

KEEP YOUR BRAIN SHARP

Preserving your mental sharpness as you age is easier than you think. Keeping your brain active is simple and a fun way to fend off forgetfulness. Here are some tips for staying mentally sharp as we age. Control cholesterol and blood pressure. It is believed that...

AT HOME IN DARIEN MEMBERSHIP

People are often surprised when they learn that they are automatically enrolled as a member of At Home In Darien when they turn 60 and that membership is free! Being a member means you’re part of a group – and we think At Home in Darien is a very important and special...

NEW MEDICARE CARDS

Are you one of the over 55 million people in America enrolled in Medicare?  You should know that starting next month, Medicare will be mailing out new cards. Your card will have a new and unique 11 digit number instead of your social security number. This will help...

Taxi Anyone?

Taxi Anyone? We’re excited to bring a Half-price Taxi Voucher Program to Darien! This new program will give Darien seniors and people with disabilities access to affordable on-demand transportation.  But you’re probably wondering why we’ve added this service because...

Preventing Falls in the Winter

Last week my family visited our neighbor on her 97th birthday – cupcakes with lighted candle in hand and singing as she answered the door!  We had a lovely visit around her kitchen table, and when we got up to leave, we saw snow had started coming down.  She...

Alzheimer’s…….Become Informed and Involved

Alzheimer’s is a difficult disease, not only for the affected, but also for the caregiver.  As you may well know, Alzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time,...

Leaves – Viewing Fall Foliage and Leaf Raking Tips

Enjoying Fall Foliage Around the end of September, autumn colors start to appear throughout New England. It’s such a beautiful time of year as the foliage turns from green to vibrant reds and golds.  Make it a point to get out and enjoy the warm fall colors in the...

Back to School for Lifelong Learning

September is just around the corner.  It means back to school, but not just for kids. Older adults can take advantage of a variety of lifelong learning opportunities in our community. Learning at any age is extremely beneficial for the brain. When you learn something...