Tag: seniors

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...

Making a difference through volunteering

By Nelva Hernandez Bob is turning 65 next month. He is still employed and confused about his insurance options. Bob has had a number of...

Seniors: Cultivating new experiences at Alexandria’s senior centers

By Vanessa K. Greene and Anne T. Coyne There are two senior centers in the City of Alexandria operated by the Department of Community and...

Seniors: What to consider when deciding on a senior living community

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com Many factors should be considered when deciding on an assisted living facility for yourself or a loved one. Does it...

Accessing city services for people with ID or DD

By Martha Boyer The Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services was formed in 2010, following the merger of the Community Services Board and the...
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