We all want what is best for those we love.For some, that may mean transitioning to a senior living community. Selecting a home where your loved one will be happy, healthy, and safe is a big decision, but not a difficult one.For those looking in...

According to the CDC, Influenza (also known as the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The flu is different from a cold. The flu usually comes on suddenly....

After researching and visiting a number of communities, perhaps they all start to look the same. How do you distinguish the subtle variances that can make a big difference in your choice?One unique feature you should pay attention to is whether a community is non-profit...

Managing your parent’s health remotelyConcern about mom or dad’s health is top of mind for many baby boomers today. But, how do you do this if you live far away - an hour away, in a different state or another country?Most important is to prepare...

Don't let this be you! Contact Geer Village Physical Therapy today (860) 824-3820.Falls are the leading cause of illness and death among Americans aged 65 and older. In 2014, some 2.8 million older adults visited the emergency department (ED) for a fall-related injury. And over time, the ED...

Mom or Dad needs more care than you can provide, you live far away or perhaps the help you have arranged is not enough anymore –does this sound familiar?Caregivers constantly worry if they are doing the right thing.Is mom safe? Is dad eating or taking...

This lecture will address the onset of memory issues including diagnosis and treatments, disease progression, current research and risk factors as well as review the services available for elder home care, matters of elder law and the importance of caregiver self-care.Speakers:Lynda Scheer, Consumer Assistance Program...

Overwhelmed by caregiving?Need insights and tips? Join free caregivers support groupThe second Wednesday of every month at the Lodge at Geer Village, 1:00 pmNext meeting is Wednesday, October 10th.Drop in at any meeting or call 860-824-2625 to schedule a consultation with our dementia specialist....

Children and seniors can age in the blink of an eye, especially if you don’t get to see them very often.Here are some signs to look for and how you might help.Physical changesAre there obvious changes in their weight, skin tone, eye sight, grooming...