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Five Ways to Keep Your Feet Healthy For Better Mobility

Our feet are easy to overlook, but there are tangible rewards to giving this vital body part some extra attention.  The following information is from Harvard Medical School.   Feet are easy to neglect – but it pays dividends when you take care of them. As...

Managing Medications

Please enjoy this special guest blog from Peter F. Eder, a founding board member of At Home In Darien and an active volunteer. An important aspect of our personal health care is the use of prescription drugs, vitamins, nutrients and herbal supplements. On average,...

Heart Health

  February is American Heart Month, an annual reminder to take care of your heart.  American Heart Month provides Americans with the opportunity to learn about heart health and how to lower their risk of developing heart disease. Heart disease—and the underlying...

Census 2020

What you need to know about the Census The U.S. Constitution requires that a census be conducted every 10 years.  2020 is a census year and here’s some information about the census and why it’s important. The census counts every person living in the United States at...

Ageism

  This month, I share an article that caught my eye, “Effects of Ageism on Older Adults”, written by Jayne Stewart.  I hope you find it interesting.   The term “ageism” has been around since Robert N. Butler, M.D. coined the phrase in 1969. Exactly what is...

Smiling

  It costs nothing, but creates much. It enriches those who receive, without impoverishing those who give. It happens in a flash, and the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None are so rich they can get along without it, and none so poor but are richer for its...

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...