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Being a Good Neighbor

The U.S. population is growing older and people are choosing to stay in their own homes as they age. If you look around your neighborhood, there are probably houses where a senior couple lives or where a senior lives alone. Many of us are often concerned about these...

Caregiving

A caregiver’s job is certainly not easy, but it can be rewarding.  A little preparation (and knowledge) can help simplify things and make caring for a loved one more enjoyable. Whether you are currently in the caregiver’s role, or anticipate serving in it in the...

Music for Your Health

Everyone loves music!  We sing along with it, dance to it, and often lose ourselves in it. Music makes even the most mundane activities entertaining. It can invoke a memory or induce a mood. However, did you know that music can also improve our health? Listening to...

Inspiration

A friend of mine recently shared a video with our tennis group from one of the morning news programs.  She was impressed with an interview and her accompanying message read, “She is 85 years old and is in better shape than all of us put together.  My knees hurt just...

Internet Safety

Today, people are more digitally connected than ever and senior citizens are no exception.  As we embrace technology, it is important to be aware of and protect oneself against internet fraud. Cybercriminals often target digitally connected senior citizens with email...

Osteoporosis

What is osteoporosis and why does it happen? Osteoporosis, a term meaning porous bones, is an illness that weakens bones. The disease, which is not a normal part of aging, can be serious.  It can cause broken bones, pain, suffering, and life-altering loss of mobility....

Volunteer Opportunities and Services

Volunteers –  Do you have some free time and would like to get involved in the community? Or do you need a little assistance around the home or doing errands?   At Home In Darien is here to help.  As part of the national aging in place movement to help seniors...

VOLUNTEERING AS A SENIOR

Excerpted with permission from Aginginplace.org which is a resource hub about the specific aspects of aging in place. Their unbiased, informative guides help seniors and their loved ones make informed decisions about their homes, finances, health, activities of daily...

ART MUSEUMS

I’ve always been fond of art, and graduated from college with a degree in art history. While I have not worked in a related field, it has served me well, and it is something I truly love.  I am always eager to visit New York City with all its wonderful galleries,...

ADAPTATION TO RETIREMENT

By Michael M. Ego, Professor of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Connecticut, who teaches the graduate course, “Adaptation and Development in Adulthood”. Dr. Ego was At Home In Darien’s special guest speaker at our Annual Meeting on December...