Ways to Help Your Elderly Parents Save Money

If you’re finding a large amount of new purchases and shopping bags on display when visiting a grandparent or parent, you may be justifiably concerned. Just like younger people have problems with spending, older adults sometimes do too. The fact is, shopping can be a highly social activity, and aging individuals need social contact just […]

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Holiday depression

How to beat Holiday Depression

The  holidays can be wonderful—but also can be a very difficult time for some seniors. Approximately 6 million people over 65 are depressed. Unfortunately, few seek treatment. Chronic health issues, feelings of loneliness, and loss of loved ones can exacerbate feelings of depression and make the holidays a very difficult time for some seniors. Following is a […]

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Is it time to look at Assisted Living?

No one wants to move from their home into assisted living. Losing one’s independence is hard. However, in some cases, it is the best option to keep elderly or aging parents safe and healthy. Some families try to keep their parents at home as long as possible–even having the family come in and help, while others hire caregivers. […]

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Healthy Aging

10 Tips For Healthy Aging® Month Think it’s too late to “reinvent” yourself? Think again. According to Carolyn Worthington, editor-in-chief of Healthy Aging® Magazine and executive director of Healthy Aging®, “it’s never too late to find a new career, a new sport, passion, or hobby.” To get you started on reinventing yourself, here are some […]

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Preparing for Medicare Open Enrollment Time

Sunnymere’s Breakfast Club is presenting a program on Medicare programs, Wednesday, Sept. 21st at 8:30am. No charge, but reserve by calling us at 630-898-7844. Whether you are on Medicare yourself, or the caregiver for a loved one, when it comes to getting ready for the annual Medicare Open Enrollment (MOE) period on behalf of your […]

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veterans benefits

Understanding the Aid & Attendance Benefit for Veterans

About A & A Veterans Benefits Only a fraction of eligible veteran Americans over 65, and their spouses, know about the availability of the Aid & Attendance (A&A) pension through the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). With more than one third of Americans that are wartime veterans, many families could be benefitting from available assistance to help […]

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Illustration of a Family Visiting an Elderly Couple to Present a Newborn Baby

Visiting Elderly Parents over the Summer

When families live far away from one another, the summer vacations may be an opportunity that long-distance caregivers and family members have to personally observe older relatives. Age-related decline can happen quickly. Family members who haven’t seen their aging loved one since last year may be shocked at what they see: a formerly healthy father […]

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Helping Seniors Avoid Isolation

Unfortunately, isolation among seniors is alarmingly common, and will continue to increase in prevalence as the population grows. Learn how to help your loved ones stay healthy by reading more on the top ways to help seniors avoid isolation.  “With a prevalence of over 40% and the sheer number of older persons projected to increase […]

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