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...

Feeling Tired? Boost Your Energy!

There are days when we are full of energy, and days when we feel exhausted and are not motivated to accomplish anything. While some weariness is inevitable as we age, it is often preventable. Tiredness can be related to diet, activity levels, and mood. To take charge...

Safe Driving For Seniors

We recently received a call for assistance regarding evaluating senior driving ability. Concern can center on age-related declines in vision, mobility and reaction time that can limit driving abilities. The research inspired this blog and gave us the opportunity to...

Keeping the Aging Brain Young

Dr. Marc Milstein, a faculty member at the California Health & Longevity Institute, recently spoke on Keeping the Aging Brain Young. Following are 8 key areas he suggests we address to preserve memory and prevent dementia: 1.  Sleep Untreated sleep apnea can lead...

Social Media

When we think of social media, often young people come to mind. Surprisingly, the fastest-growing demographic for social media use is the over 65 population! Almost half of senior citizens are using some form of social media, and that number continues to grow. Social...

Gardening

Spring is just around the corner. If you are looking for a good reason to spend more time outdoors, consider a hobby like gardening. It is a great activity in spring and summer that is fun, purposeful, and also provides health benefits. The benefits of gardening...