At Geer Village Senior Community we realize caregiving is a full time and sometimes stressful task. Taking a break is important to keep you at your best, so that you can continue to care for your loved one.We know that everyone does not require the...

Experts say that mild memory loss is perfectly normal -- especially as we age. That's right, if you sometimes forget simple things, you're not necessarily developing Alzheimer's disease. There are many people walking around just like you who occasionally misplace their keys, have that deer-in-headlights...

Prepare your loved ones for the challenges of New England weather.Avoid ice - Falls are a common occurrence for seniors, and increases during the winter months which can lead to hip and wrist fractures and head trauma. Wear shoes with good traction and if...

Staying healthy can be a challenge during this time of year, especially for seniors.  Avoid the winter blues and stay active by planning ahead.Make healthy food choices.  It is easy to become tempted by holiday treats and overindulge.  If you are going to a party...

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, January 9th.Drop in at any meeting or call 860-824-2625 to schedule a consultation with our dementia specialist....

If you are a family caregiver, this might sound familiar:You use up most of your vacation time to help your elderly parents with their healthcare and other needs and that leaves little time for yourself.If your parents live at a distance, that’s where you...

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...