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Meet The Clients: Mr. Rosenberg

Recently, we got to visit another of our clients, Richard Rosenberg. We were astonished to see his collection and hobby that he’s had his entire life. Mr. Rosenberg worked as a pharmacist but his real passion lied with trains. It began when he was young and his father who worked for the railroad company got him into the hobby. Richard’s current collection has been over 37 years in the making. His newest track that covers the whole basement has been a 10 year project. Most of it took a year and a half and he has been adding to it
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Highland Park Activities This February

The Highland Park area has no shortage of activities to participate in for fun, educational, or health purposes!   February Doesn’t Freeze Events The ground may be frozen outside, and everything may seem slower after the holiday season, but there are still plenty of activities around! There are outdoor and indoor activities in and around Highland Park for people of all ages.   Highland Park Senior Center The Senior Center website has a catalog and full calendar of activities you can sign up for. Browse the options and you’ll be very likely to find an activity that appeals to you.
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Celebrating Thanksgiving with Seniors

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to be with family. That being said, it can be difficult to come up with ways to make it truly enjoyable for seniors battling dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or the difficulties of aging. Here are just some ideas to get started on how to celebrate with senior loved ones during this holiday season. Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving with your Seniors if Apart A key starting point is to remember not to leave your seniors alone on Thanksgiving. Even if you are prevented from gathering in person for Thanksgiving with your seniors here are a few ideas to
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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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Spring Activities for Seniors

The snow has melted, the sun is shining; it’s the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful spring weather! There are plenty of spring activities for senior citizens to enjoy this season while also remaining safe. We have compiled a list of great spring activity ideas for seniors. Check them out below!    Head Outdoors   First things first, it’s time to ditch the winter jacket and head outside to breathe in the amazing spring air. A walk or picnic are great ideas to start! Many spring flowers are blooming so taking a walk on a scenic trail is an
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All About Grandparents Day With Freedom Home Care

The first Sunday after labor day, September 13th, we are celebrating National Grandparents Day and want all of you to join us! Just like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, we have an entire day that we can dedicate to our amazing grandparents! The History of Grandparents Day: Grandparents Day goes all the way back to 1969 when a 9 year old boy, Russel Capper, sent President Nixon a letter asking that a day be set aside in order to celebrate his and everyone else’s grandparents. A few days later Russel received a letter from the personal secretary to the president,
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Our Top 5 Valentine’s Day Activities for Seniors

Valentine’s Day can be enjoyed by everyone. Whether you are young or old, single or in a relationship. The following are our favorite ways for seniors to have fun and celebrate love this Valentine’s Day. 1) Get Festive – Decorating your home or the room you spend the most time in is a simple and cost-effective way to make the day a little more joyful and exciting. Even just cutting out some hearts or making your own heart-shaped garland can make a huge impact for almost no money. Your loved ones or your Freedom Home Care companion can help! 2)
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Fall Decorating Ideas

Fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving decorations are popping up everywhere, and with many fall activities taking place, it is a great way to get excited for fall by decorating your home! We here at Freedom Home Care Highland Park love to get ready for each season by decorating. Below are some tips and ideas we’d like to share with you.   You can find affordable, and cute decorations at Homegoods and Target to add spice to small places in your home. Dollar stores and dollar sections in stores are jackpots when it comes to affordable holiday décor that you can reuse
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The Mental Health Benefits of Gardening

You may remember gardening with your loved ones as a child helping your mother or father in the backyard, or maybe it wasn’t a hobby until you grew up. No matter the age, there are many mental health benefits of gardening. Not only is gardening a fun, rewarding hobby, but it also can have many positive effects. At Freedom Home Care, we have put together a list of the benefits below.   Number one, practicing acceptance. Majority of the suffering one goes through is from things that we cannot control. By being outside in nature, it helps you understand that
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