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Where Anger, Anxiety and Ageism Intersect With the Pandemic

Please enjoy this special blog, which is a short summary of the presentation given at the At Home In Darien Annual Meeting on December 10, 2020 by guest speaker Marie Allen.  Ms. Allen is the Executive Director of the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging. For the...

Winter Weather

Cold weather is here and, if you are a home owner, there a few things you need to do to protect your home: Protect your pipes.  This is priority number one when it comes to winterizing your home and the time to do it is well before outdoor temps dip below freezing...

Leaves-Viewing Fall Foliage and Leaf Raking Tips

Good information bears repeating. This blog from several years back has been updated and is a great reminder to get outside this fall and enjoy the fall foliage. It also provides helpful tips if you plan to rake leaves. If you need help with leaf raking this fall and...

Voting and the Absentee Ballot Process

September is rapidly drawing to a close, which means elections are right around the corner.  This year, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our entire election process. Unlike in the past, every Connecticut registered voter will automatically receive an application in...

COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 has impacted our lives and is taking a toll on everyone’s mental health. Fear and anxiety about this new disease and the related consequences can be overwhelming. In addition, practicing social distancing, which helps prevent spread of the virus, can increase...

Summer Sun and Your Skin

Summer is here, and people are spending more time than ever outdoors – gardening, walking, or just enjoying the sunshine.  Sun safety is always in season, and it’s important to protect your skin from sun damage throughout the year, no matter the weather. Exposure to...

Sleep

Please enjoy this special guest blog from Dr. Rebecca Robbins, a post-doctoral research fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is the Co-Author of Sleep for Success! Everything You Must Know About Sleep but Are too Tired to Ask...

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...