Seniors
Help your aging loved ones get better nutrition by going to this presentation

Help your aging loved ones get better nutrition by going to this presentation

Help your loved one on the path to better nutrition when you join a special presentation related to caregivers of aging parents. Caregivers are invited to Wesley Village on Wednesday, Aug. 6, from 5:30–6:30 p.m. for its Sandwiched caregiver education series. The topic for this session is entitled The Path to Better Nutrition: Helping Your...

Event to promote health and safety among older adults

People’s United Bank and the city of Bridgeport are inviting older adults to a healthy, fun and educational event on June 4, 9-11 a.m., at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo. The free Senior Safe Walk aims to promote health, safety and financial well-being through physical activities, crime prevention and financial security tips.  Physical, mental and financial health...
Understanding memory loss and dementia

Understanding memory loss and dementia

Worried about memory changes in your aging loved one? Not sure what to look for? At a Wednesday, June 4, presentation, Carolyn A. DeRocco, senior director of programs and education for the Alzheimer’s Association (Connecticut Chapter), will offer an overview on recognizing the differences between memory loss and the warning signs of dementia. It will...

Shelton resident, 99, goes on a ‘trip’ to Disney

Ninety-nine year-old Shelton resident, Dorothy Cotton, had always wanted to go to Walt Disney World and never had the chance to visit the theme parks with her family. Her wish became part of the “Journey of Dreams” program and the team at Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community set to work making her dream come true....
Doctor to discuss dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in seniors

Doctor to discuss dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in seniors

The Watermark at 3030 Park will host The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Dr. Peter V. Rabins for a presentation on dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The event will be held Tuesday, June 10, from 2 -4 p.m. at the senior living community, located at 3030 Park Avenue. Rabins is a professor of psychiatry at The...
Bishop Wicke named a Best Nursing Home Ranking

Bishop Wicke named a Best Nursing Home Ranking

Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center in Shelton was recently selected by U.S. News and World Report to receive a Best Nursing Homes Ranking for 2014, a title it had also won in 2013. U.S. News rated nearly 16,000 nursing homes across the country in an effort to help caregivers and families find the best...
The importance of preventing falls

The importance of preventing falls

One in three people over age 65 fall each year in the United States. Every hour, there are two deaths and 251 emergency room visits for fall-related injuries among older adults. Falls can result in a loss of independence, disability, and even death. The World Health Organization classifies falls as the third leading cause of...
Making your home senior ready

Making your home senior ready

There are many things homeowners can do when getting the residence safer for someone who cannot get around the house like they used to. Skip Wyatt, of Mr. Handyman, recently gave some tips as to what to do to get your home ready. He said most a homeowner can do, however, if they are unsure,...
Safe and sound: Adapting a home for senior citizens

Safe and sound: Adapting a home for senior citizens

Here’s the scenario: daughter, 47, husband, 49, two teenage boys. Daughter has very pleasant part-time job, lives in nice house, purchased 20 years ago. Her mother, 79, has been in an automobile accident, has several fractures, and is confined to a wheelchair. Daughter’s brother lives far away. Daughter lives nearby. The most practical, affordable solution?...
Free naturopathic clinics offered in Shelton

Free naturopathic clinics offered in Shelton

Crosby Commons Assisted Living Community has partnered with Dr. Louise Napoli and students from the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine to offer a free naturopathic clinic every Monday from 10:30–1 p.m. The next presentation will be a meet and greet with Napoli and her team on Monday, April 14, to learn more about...
Volunteers donate shawls to hospice patients

Volunteers donate shawls to hospice patients

A prayer shawl ceremony was held at Wesley Village to bless more than 100 prayer shawls and lap robes that were hand-knit by staff, residents and volunteers from the campus communities. The event featured a candle-lighting, reading and blessing of the shawls. Staff from Masonicare Home Health and Hospice also participated in the event. The...
Writers sought for statewide essay contest celebrating older Americans

Writers sought for statewide essay contest celebrating older Americans

Every May since 1963, people in towns and cities across the country have come together to celebrate the contributions of older Americans. Older Americans Month is a chance to show one’s appreciation and support seniors as they continue to enrich and strengthen our communities. The Connecticut Association of Area Agencies on Aging invites the public...