Holiday Season Travel Tips

As the holiday season approaches, people across the country are planning to hit the roads and the skyways to visit friends and relatives. Traveling for anyone can be difficult, but it can be particularly challenging for seniors. Holidays tend to disrupt a variety of...

Election Day 2022

Part 1 – Interesting Facts Citizens in Darien and across the country will once again have the chance to vote in elections this November to determine a wide range of local, state, and federal contests. Across the country, all of the 435 seats in the House of...

Technology Tips

Understanding and properly using technology can be a scary proposition for anyone – especially for seniors or people who didn’t necessarily grow up glued to an iPad or the ubiquitous multi-functional cell phone. The good news is that there are still easy ways to...

The Importance of Reading Books

People like to read for a variety of reasons, and there are a number of benefits in picking up and taking the time to read a book. For example, reading: Exercises the brain Provides entertainment Enhances concentration and improves your ability to focus Improves...

Healthy Eating Tips for Seniors

Discussions regarding important health issues have been dominated by COVID over the past 2 years, for good reasons of course. But as we move beyond COVID – or at least find ourselves in a better place managing the risks of COVID – we need to remember that there is an...

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...