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Local Halloween Themed Activities for Seniors

Join in the Halloween festivities this year! There are plenty of creative and accessible crafts and activities to do from home or out in the Highland Park area. Halloween Is Just Around the Corner Crafts are a way to celebrate Halloween from home or with friends. Decorate pumpkins, make decorative spider webs, make spiral ghosts, make spooky candles, decorative Halloween garlands. If food is more up your alley, then make a seasonal cider or deviled eggs. An activity to get a group involved is by playing Halloween charades, by sharing scary stories, by making a homemade costume contest, by trick
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place during the month of October every year. It is an annual campaign to raise awareness about the impact of breast cancer. Through the spread of awareness then early detection will more likely happen as well as an intentional pooling of resources to fight breast cancer. Ultimately, this is a month dedicated to help uplift women in need. Stay On Top Of Your Health! The past year saw a setback in screenings and early detection, so the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. (NBCF) is rising to the challenge! Rise with them! When breast cancer is
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International Day of Older Persons

The world is fortunate to have older people around us. Whether they are our friends, family, coworkers, or general acquaintances, older people are sources of wisdom, experience, and storytelling. Their lives and advice can inspire us and help us live our lives the fullest. To recognize the value older people offer all of us, International Day of Older Persons celebrates the older people in our lives. It takes place on October 1st of each year.    The History of International Day of Older Persons The history of the Day starts back in 1948. At this time, the human rights of
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Meet Freedom Home Care’s September Hero of the Month!

Meet Tiffany Wallenberg Tiffany Wallenberg was nominated by a family member of a client to be honored for her outstanding work. Tiffany graduated from Niles North High School in Skokie, IL. She received her caregiving certificate from Freedom Home Care when they provided a program 3 years ago. The reason why she chose to pursue caregiving was because of her grandma named Sharon.  Sharon had a lot of ailments and to see someone she loved not be able to care for herself really destroyed her. Her grandma went through it all, in and out of hospitals and nursing homes. As her family discussed her health and well-being
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Worldwide Heart Health Day

September 29th is just around the corner. This day is observed each year as Worldwide Heart Health Day. With over a year of an unrelenting virus, now is the time to take extra precautions to protect you heart. This blog will discuss how to protect your heart, heart health and COVID-19, and how to spread awareness. Read more from Freedom Home Care below. Protecting Your Heart Spreading awareness regarding cardiovascular health is very important. According to the World Heart Federation, cardiovascular disease (CVD) “is a class of diseases that affect the heart or blood vessels”. Cardiovascular disease can occur based
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National Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and it’s the perfect time to recognize this disease and spread awareness regarding the dangers of sickle cell. Read more from Freedom Home Care below. What is Sickle Cell? Sickle cell is a genetic red blood cell disorder that is apparent at birth. Healthy red blood cells are round and move through the body to support oxygen to all parts of the body, however, someone with sickle cell does not possess healthy red blood cells. The red blood cells in someone with sickle cell disease become hard and sticky and look like a C-shaped
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How Yoga Can Benefit Seniors

Incorporating physical activity into our daily routine can be very beneficial, especially for seniors! Even a small physical task to get your heart pumping can provide tremendous benefits. Check out Freedom Home Care’s list on the benefits of yoga below. Yoga for Seniors For most seniors, yoga may sound intimidating. The poses and stretches may be too much for any senior to handle. However, yoga can be personalized to still allow for a beneficial physical activity without the fear of getting injured. Simple yoga poses seniors can try include child’s pose, tree pose, warrior ll and more that you can
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Healthy Eating And The Local Farmer’s Market

Whether you are growing nutritious meals directly from your own garden or picking up from a local farmer’s market now is the perfect time to enjoy a fresh meal. Eating a well-balanced diet is an important part of staying healthy as you age. And enjoying fresh, organic-grown fruits and vegetables is a great start! Check out how we at Freedom Home Care recommend starting a healthy diet and why you should visit the Ravinia farmer’s market below. Healthy Eating Supports Health & Wellness Eating healthy does not need to be a difficult task this year. The unprecedented Coronavirus caused many
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Indoor & Outdoor Senior Activities for Summer

The sun is shining, and the heat is rising – it’s the perfect time to get your senior loved one outdoors for some vitamin d! Participating in activities this summer can be very beneficial to elderly mental and physical health. Whether you attend a local festival or sneak away to a theater to cool down, summer activities are in full swing and it’s the perfect time to take advantage. Check out our list of 5 indoor and outdoor activities for seniors from Freedom Home Care here: Go Swimming! The best way to beat the heat is to dive into a
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