Senior Moments from H.O.M.E.

Leisure activities are important for seniors and here’s why

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Sep 18, 2017 5:05:00 PM

Did you know that Bingo could be competitive? I didn’t think so either, until I recently played bingo with a group of our residents at the Nathalie Salmon House.

To give you an idea, their game of bingo had some heckling involved, there was intense competition for prizes, and a couple of seniors flawlessly managed to keep track of 4 boards at the simultaneously.

Leisure activities, like bingo, are not only good for seniors’ competitive spirits they are also good for their mental and physical health.

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Topics: senior health, senior isolation

Four things to know about falling this Falls Prevention Month

Posted by Amber Martin on Sep 11, 2017 11:48:15 AM

September is Falls Prevention Month. The National Council on Aging (NCOA), with a healthy dose of punny-ness, declares September 22, 2017 - the first day of fall - National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.

All puns aside, falling is a serious subject that impacts older adults. NCOA shares some great information about the risk of falling and how to prevent it. Here are four things to know about falling.

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Topics: fall prevention, senior health, Resources and tips for seniors

Top tips for staying safe and healthy as you age

Posted by Amber Martin on Jun 27, 2016 11:39:40 AM

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.

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Topics: senior independence, safety, senior health

Springtime activities to promote health and independence

Posted by Amber Martin on Apr 4, 2016 9:56:06 AM

Untitled_design-1.jpgWhile the weather right now in Chicago suggests that it is still winter, the calendar says that it is spring. And since we are ready for the good things of the season - flowers, walks outdoors, and farmers markets - we are listening to the calendar this time.

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's Party!"

- Robin Williams

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Topics: community, senior independence, senior health, aging in community

5 Tips for Healthy Eating during National Nutrition Month

Posted by Eftiola Trebicka on Mar 14, 2016 1:00:00 PM

It's no secret that we need to eat well to be healthy. But for something that is so essential to our health, nutrition can sometimes be complicated. One day research finds a certain food has incredible health benefits and the next week other research finds it may not necessarily be that good for you. No wonder it's sometimes hard to know what exactly you should be eating and what to avoid, especially as you age and your body changes.

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Topics: food security, senior health, Resources and tips for seniors