In Spring of 2019 AgeSmart Community Resources, the Local Area Agency on Aging will be moving to 801 West State Street in O’Fallon, IL. In the past ten years the programs AgeSmart provides for older adults, caregivers and veterans have expanded and they have outgrew their current space. The new
Older adults are statistically the safest drivers on the road.* Older drivers are more likely to use their seat belts and less likely to drive impaired. The number of accidents that involve older drivers decreases as age increases. Older drivers tend to drive when conditions are best and avoid busy
Healthy Eating Tips During the Holidays Eat breakfast or snacks earlier in the day and avoid the idea of saving carbs for the big feast. If you skip meals, it will be harder to manage your blood sugar Limit the number of servings of starchy foods on your plate Choose
What is Respite Care? Respite care provides short-term relief for primary caregivers. It can be arranged for just an afternoon or for several days or weeks. Care can be provided at home, in a healthcare facility, or at an adult day center. Why? Respite care for loved ones provides short-term breaks
From October 15 to December 7th, you can start stop or switch your Medicare Part D enrollment. SHIP Counselors can provide you with no charge, unbiased and confidential answers to your questions about Medicare and the coverage you have and want. SHIP counselors do not work with or for any insurance
The proportion of children living with grandparents has doubled in the U.S. since 1970. Nearly 100,000 grandparents in Illinois are living with and responsible for their own grandchildren under the age of 18. Many grandparents become caregivers during or because of a major life crisis. As the children’s parents struggle
5 Facts You Might Not Know About Social Security Posted on July 19, 2018 by Jim Borland, Acting Deputy Commissioner for Communications Most people know at least something about Social Security. For decades, Social Security has been providing valuable information and tools to help you build financial security. Here’s your opportunity to find out a
Physical activity is key to healthy aging. Doing endurance, strength, balance, & flexibility exercises regularly can help you maintain health and independence as you age. This infographic has ideas on getting fit without spending money.