Tag: seniors

Seniors: Reduce your risk of fraud

By Carol Downs We all like to think we would never fall for a sweepstakes scam, identity theft or any other type of fraudulent offer....

Seniors: City housing resources for older adults

By Sharon Dantzig Are you an older adult wishing to downsize and stay in the community, but not sure where to begin? The Alexandria Commission...

Seniors: Combatting loneliness in older adults

By Cele Garrett In January 2018, the British government announced the creation of its first Minister of Loneliness. Many people wondered if that was a...

Seniors: Nominations are open for Excellence in Aging Awards

By Barbara Waters Since 1990, the Alexandria Commission on Aging’s Excellence in Aging Awards have honored individuals and organizations that have made superior contributions in...

The impact of hoarding on older adults

By Bennie Blackley Hoarding is generally defined as the excessive acquisition of large quantities of objects and items that obstruct the living spaces in a...

Mature moves: Preparing to sell your long-time home

By Peter B. Crouch It can be a bit daunting to make a move after many years in your home.  Once you have made the...

Seniors: How to prepare for open enrollment

By Nelva Hernandez  Each year, employees who get health insurance through their employers are familiar with the open enrollment period, the time frame to make...

Seniors: City to hold conference for caregivers

By Debbie Luddington  Are you caring for a family member or loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, dementia or other medical problems? Is it a struggle at...

Seniors: How to incorporate brain-healthy foods into your diet

By Katie Hilburn Extensive studies have suggested that certain foods can reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia and increase overall health and wellness. It’s...

Letter to the Editor: Please check in on seniors during hot...

To the editor: Heat exhaustion can sneak up on you, causing increased body temperature, rapid pulse, headache and fatigue. If you don’t get cool, you’ll...