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Regular Low Impact Exercise

Exercise and diet are essential parts of a healthy lifestyle, and this fact does not change as we age, even if the reasons for staying in shape might have. The emphasis for seniors is on regular exercise versus intensity, so it’s important to find an exercise...

Earth Day

As the first signs of spring awaken our senses, we are reminded of just how amazing nature is. But nature can be ruthless too, and as we start to see more extreme weather events, including more frequent and powerful hurricanes, intense wildfires, and widespread...

What To Do If You Fall

Preventing falls is important (see last month’s blog), but what should you do if you fall? Whether you are at home or somewhere else, a sudden fall can be startling and upsetting. If you do fall, stay as calm as possible. Take several deep breaths to try to relax....

Preventing Falls

A simple thing – like a fall – can change your life. If you or an older person you know has fallen, you’re not alone. More than one in three people age 65 years or older falls each year. Try to prevent falls and don’t let a fear of falling keep you from...

New Year’s Resolutions

Did you make any New Year’s resolutions this year? If you haven’t made any or haven’t been able to stick to the resolutions you made, consider focusing on achievable goals to boost your health and quality of life. A few small daily adjustments can have a surprisingly...

When Spouses Face Health Challenges

Please enjoy this blog, excerpted from an article from our friends at Right at Home Darien who offer in home care and assistance. For married couples, or those in a committed relationship, health is an intricate connection. Both partners influence each other’s diet,...

Stress Management

We all experience stress, but what is stress? And why does it impact our well-being? Stress is defined as “any type of change that causes physical, emotional, or psychological strain.” This includes how the body adapts, positively or negatively, to demands. Stress can...

Darien History Comes Alive!

Please enjoy this special guest blog from Wyn Lydecker. When Darien resident Peter Eder hosted graduate seminar students visiting the U.S. from China, he took the two young men on a tour of Darien. When he showed them the murals in the Town Hall auditorium they were...

Posture

Did your mother ever tell you to sit up straight? Perhaps it made you grumble as a teenager, but now you know how important this advice was. Good posture will help to avoid or decrease pain, and will also improve how you look and feel. As one ages, poor posture often...

Elder Justice Hotline

We would like to share information from the Office of the Attorney General of Connecticut which we hope you will find useful. Attorney General William Tong, Aging and Disabilities Commissioner Amy Porter, Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle Seagull, and the...