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Check back here frequently for the latest news related to seniors living a full and active life in their home. Please call if you see something of interest or if you would be interested in having a member of our leadership team speak to your organization on one of these topics please call, we’d be happy to oblige.

Stroke Prevention In Seniors

Joe Tirio - Sunday, April 12, 2015
Stroke Prevention in Seniors While just about anyone can have a stroke, the elderly are those with the highest chances of actually encountering such a medical issue. Because of that, it’s very imp ..

The many faces of Alzheimer's

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Alzheimer’s manifests itself in a number of ways, and while there’s no cure and little treatment, early detection can go a long way towards making one’s rema ..

What are "Activities of Daily Living"?

Joe Tirio - Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Activities of Daily Living, otherwise known as, "ADLs" are the core activities that a human must take part in during a day. The specific definition can vary depending on whom  ..

Cleanliness is next to... impossible

Joe Tirio - Tuesday, October 07, 2014
As we enter cold and flu season and the Enterovirus becomes more popular, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the importance of handwashing. The CDC says that handwashing may be t ..

8 Tips for Preventing Elder Abuse

Joe Tirio - Wednesday, July 16, 2014
It's still July and as part of Elder Abuse Awareness month, I wanted to share some tips to aid in the prevention of elder abuse. As a family member, friend, or family caregiver, yo ..

Dehydration is no laughing matter

Joe Tirio - Thursday, June 19, 2014
We've had a couple hot days here in Chicagoland. So, it seemed to be an appropriate time to talk about the importance of hydration. As I remind you that I am no ..

SMILE! It's good for you. :-)

Joe Tirio - Friday, June 06, 2014
Chances are that your Mom told you to smile and, at the time you probably felt bothered by the suggestion. But, what if I told you that smiling could keep you looking young ..

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

Joe Tirio - Friday, May 16, 2014
May is “National Stroke Awareness Month". There’s a fair chance that you know someone that has had a stroke and an almost certain chance that you will before you die. T ..

A Farmer’s Market on your back porch!

Joe Tirio - Monday, April 14, 2014
My Wife Karen and I have been taking Juice Plus+ ( for a while now. We have been impressed with the simplicity and convenience of adding more fruits an ..

Berries, Fruits and Veggies for Brain Health Benefits Both the Senior and the Caregiver

Joe Tirio - Friday, February 28, 2014
Guest Contributor: Michelle Tagliamonte One of the most powerful things one can do to protect brain health and reduce the potential for dementia is to eat a  ..


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