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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...

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...