Seniors
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...
Local presentation: ‘The Legal and Practical Aspects of Aging’

Local presentation: ‘The Legal and Practical Aspects of Aging’

A special presentation looking at the legal side to aging will be Wednesday, April 2, 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Wesley Village. “The Legal and Practical Aspects of Aging” will be presented by Linda Eliovson, an attorney from Fairfield, and Dr. Daniel E. Wollman, medical director for Wesley Village at 580 Long Hill Avenue. Topics that will...
Couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

Couple celebrates 60 years of marriage

  Lydia and Herminio Ramos shared a kiss as they marked their 60th anniversary of marriage recently at a local Shelton health and rehabilitation center recently. Lydia, a patient at Bishop Wicke Health and Rehabilitation Center, was joined by her husband, Herminio, and other family members for the special occasion on Feb. 27, which included...

Cruise around the Boston Harbor

St. Theresa Seniors will host a cruise on the Odyssey around the Boston Harbor, a way to see the harbor from the water on Thursday, June 12. Departure is 7:30 a.m. from St. Theresa Church, 5301 Main St., in Trumbull. Estimated return time is 7:30 p.m. Price is $97, due by May 15 and includes...

Volunteers wanted to promote ‘Live Well’ sessions

The Southwestern CT Agency on Aging seeks professionals and volunteers to be trained as workshop leaders for Live Well, a nationwide evidence based health promotion program. Developed by Stanford University, Live Well is a community-based six week workshop series, meeting once a week, for older adults and caregivers who want to learn ways to manage...
Griffin Hospital invites seniors and their caregivers to discuss healthy aging

Griffin Hospital invites seniors and their caregivers to discuss healthy aging

Area seniors and their caregivers are invited to a free discussion about how to stay healthy during the golden years, and what their loved ones can do to help. Dr. Lionel Lim, medical director of Griffin Hospital’s Geriatric Assessment Center, and Diane Betkoski of Griffin Hospital Lifeline, will present “Healthy Aging” on Tuesday, Feb. 25,...

Breakfast for senior women Feb. 1

Widowed Persons/A New Way of Life, is sponsoring a breakfast for single senior women on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 10:30 a.m., at Old Towne Restaurant, 60 Quality St., in Trumbull. Just show up or call Carol at 203-268-0874. All are welcome.
Senior living options topic of upcoming ‘Sandwiched’ caregiver session

Senior living options topic of upcoming ‘Sandwiched’ caregiver session

Navigating through senior living options is the topic of the next “Sandwiched” education series. Balancing the responsibilities of work, finances, family life and caring for an aging loved one can leave you feeling stressed and in need of support. Caregivers are invited to Wesley Village on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 5:30-6:30 p.m. for this “Sandwiched” series....