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10 Father’s Day Gifts for Seniors

posted by Ted Ryan on June 07, 2018

Father’s Day is fast approaching. Showing appreciation for the special man in your life doesn’t have to be a stressful ordeal. We’ve put together some gift ideas to help with the annual dilemma of what to get for dad.

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Mother’s Days Activities for Seniors in St. Louis

posted by Ted Ryan on May 07, 2018

Celebrate Mom by spending time together this Mother’s Day. St. Louis offers lots of great opportunities for enjoying the big day. We’ve listed 10 popular possibilities.

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National Health Care Decisions Day - April 16, 2018

posted by Ted Ryan on April 09, 2018

April 16 marks National Health Care Decisions Day. The day was founded to encourage adults of all ages to discuss future healthcare decisions with family, friends and healthcare providers.

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Spring Cleaning – Don’t Forget the Medicine Cabinet

posted by Ted Ryan on March 12, 2018

Nice weather is around the corner, which means spring cleaning time isn’t far off. This often includes lots of dusting, sweeping, scrubbing and decluttering. One area that should be added to your cleaning list is the medicine cabinet.

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Beating Cabin Fever during St. Louis Winters

posted by Ted Ryan on January 30, 2018

As we recover from the excitement of the holidays and get settled into the New Year, it’s common to experience a bit of cabin fever from being cooped up at home during cold winter days. St. Louis offers many opportunities for indoor fun out of the house. These are a few possibilities we recommend.

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Celebrating Holidays with Senior Loved Ones

posted by Ted Ryan on December 18, 2017

Among the flurry of activities and excitement, remember that the greatest joy is time spent with loved ones. Regular visits, outings and involvement can raise the spirits of everyone in the family. The greatest gift for a senior during the holiday season is companionship. 

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Resources for Family Caregivers

posted by Ted Ryan on November 27, 2017

November is National Family Caregivers Month – a time to recognize and honor family caregivers across the country. According to the Pew Research Center, there are 40.4 million unpaid caregivers of adults ages 65 and older in the US. We’ve compiled a list of resources that support family caregivers year round.

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Elderly Fall Prevention

posted by Ted Ryan on September 19, 2017

The fear of falling is understandable. A simple fall can have life altering effects and potentially lead to loss of independence. However, it’s important not to let the fear of falling lead to inactivity, which further increases fall risk by decreasing strength, balance and flexibility. Luckily, there are ways for seniors to prevent falls.

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National Senior Citizens Day - August 21

posted by Ted Ryan on August 16, 2017

August 21 marks National Senior Citizens Day, which originated in 1988 when President Ronald Regan issued Proclamation 5847. On this day, people are encouraged to recognize and show appreciation for the value and contribution of elderly people to home, family and society.

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Happy National Parents' Day

posted by Ted Ryan on July 20, 2017

Sunday marks National Parents' Day. The holiday, which occurs every year on the fourth Sunday in July, is a day to be with family and show love, gratitude and affection to parents and parental figures for the role they play in our lives.

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