Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.
This weekend's cool weather reminds us that fall is just around the corner.
Along with pumpkin spiced lattes, crisp air, and changing leaves, September also brings us Falls Prevention Month. The National Council on Aging (NCOA), declares September 22, 2018 - the first day of fall - National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.
After a long winter, few things excite Chicagoans quite like summer months! It's an opportunity to spend time outdoors and to explore the wonderful things the city has to offer!
You may or may not know that September is Fall Prevention Month. And, September 22nd of each year, the first day of autumn, is National Fall Prevention Awareness Day.
No, we aren't talking about trying our very best to hold onto the last remaining days of summer--the long days, warm weather, and barbecues are nearly gone.
We aren't even talking about attempting to stop the overabundance of pumpkin spice in our lives. (We've long embraced pumpkins and pumpkin carving, but number 12 on this list really tells us things have gone too far.)
We are talking about raising awareness of the risk of falls for older adults, and what we can do to reduce that risk.
On Friday we were inspired by an article about seven older adults who have achieved amazing fitness goals from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro to swimming from Florida to Cuba.
H.O.M.E. volunteers mean the world to seniors during Chicago's brutal winters. The winter can be costly and dangerous for seniors who lack the financial means or physical ability to winterize their homes themselves.
H.O.M.E.’s Weatherization Program provides a safe, simple, and affordable option to low-income seniors in Chicago.
Chicagoans will tell just about anyone from anywhere that we have the coldest winters in the world. And while someone from Fargo may have a valid argument otherwise, we can all agree that yes, Chicago winters are cold.
Things are finally starting to heat up in Chicago. While this means we can enjoy the outdoors more, extreme heat can be dangerous.
Twenty years after the heat wave of 1995, the City of Chicago has learned a lot about how to keep people cool and safe in hot weather.