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  • 7 Tips for Smart Grocery Shopping at Local Supermarkets

    March 1, 2023

    Getting groceries doesn’t have to be challenging for seniors. Here are seven tips for smart grocery shopping.

  • 3 Ways to Improve Bone Strength After Age 65

    February 28, 2023

    Seniors can still improve their bone health even after age 65! Check these tips to help reduce the risks of osteoporosis and fractures.

  • Frontotemporal Dementia

    February 23, 2023

    Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) or frontotemporal degeneration refers to a group of disorders caused by progressive nerve cell loss in the brain's frontal lobes (the areas behind your forehead) or its temporal lobes (the regions behind your ears).

  • Home Care vs. Nursing Homes: What’s the Difference?

    February 6, 2023

    As your loved one ages and you realize they need more day-to-day help, it can be hard not to let personal feelings of guilt interfere with care decisions. Consider which type of care may be right for your loved one as you weigh options.

  • Yoga and Restorative Exercises for Seniors: Easy Guide to Increased Mobility

    January 30, 2023

    Help your senior loved ones be more flexible and mobile through yoga and restorative exercises. Here’s a quick guide to help them get started safely.

  • How to Determine a Senior Needs Help at Home

    January 23, 2023

    Admitting the need for assistance—and accepting it—is not easy for people as they age. So, how will you know when your aging parent needs help at home? One thing is certain: Mom and Dad aren’t likely to be the ones who tell you!

  • When to Consider Moving to Senior Care Facility

    January 16, 2023

    Learn the signs of when it’s the appropriate time to move your loved one into a senior care facility.

  • Drug and alcohol use is on the rise among seniors, yet rehab is out of reach for many

    January 10, 2023

    The number of drug and alcohol deaths among people 65 and older is on the rise. It’s a concerning trend, but substance abuse treatment centers are mostly out of reach for older adults on Medicare.


  • Care for the Elderly: In-Home Services That Help Seniors Age In Place

    January 4, 2023

    Most older adults want to live in their own homes for as long as possible instead of moving in with a relative or relocating to a senior living community. However, many people begin having trouble with everyday activities such as shopping, cooking, housekeeping, and personal care as they age.

  • 7 Best New Year's Eve Party Ideas For Seniors

    December 28, 2022

    Celebrating the coming of the new year means deciding on party ideas, what to serve, who to invite, and honestly, it can become overwhelming.

    If you find yourself in this situation, you’re in luck! We have seven perfect New Year's Eve party ideas for you to choose from, including murder mysteries, nostalgia, games, dress-up themes, and even a thought for those who can’t make it to midnight.


  • Senior Living Community vs. Home Care: How to Decide What’s Right for You

    December 21, 2022

    Recognizing that you need help caring for an aging loved one who’s unable to live safely by themselves marks the beginning of a challenging journey. You might feel overwhelmed by the different options as you consider your senior loved one’s needs, preferences, and financial situation. Learn about the differences between care at a senior living community and home care so you can make an informed decision.


  • 4 Home Changes That Reduce Risky Winter Maintenance Tasks for Senior Residents

    December 20, 2022

    Winter home maintenance can be hazardous for seniors. Follow these tips to take extra precautions and ensure that your elderly loved ones are safe and comfortable in their homes during winter.


  • How Often Should You Check In on Elderly Relatives During the Winter?

    December 16, 2022

    Senior loved ones are prone to feelings of isolation or loneliness during winter when they cannot go about their regular activities. Make time to check in on your elderly relatives to see how they're doing and how you can help.


  • VA Pension Provides Veterans with Supplemental Income

    December 13, 2022


    Senior Helpers of Tempe can help with your application.

    Written and Overseen By John Skelton, MMB

    Most people know the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) provides veterans with health care coverage and medical services. But the VA also offers a wide array of other benefits to service members and their families. One such program provides qualifying veterans with a monthly payment to supplement their income. This benefit is known as the Veterans Pension program.

  • Caregiver Tips for Enjoying Holidays With Seniors

    December 10, 2022

    Even though most of us have happy memories of holiday celebrations, this time of the year can be stressful. There are pervasive societal expectations that everything should be cheerful, regardless of the circumstances. Our elders used to be in charge of making the holidays merry while the younger generations were the focus. But as our elders begin to slow down and need more help, the holiday responsibilities increasingly fall to us.

  • Age Friendly Tempe. Is Ahwatukee going to follow?

    December 6, 2022

    Tempe Community Council is committed to creating a community that not only meets the immediate needs of its aging citizens, but also embraces the concepts of healthy aging.

  • You Want to Opt Out of Some Holiday Events This Year—Is That Okay?

    November 29, 2022

    As you get older, the hustle and bustle of the holidays can start to feel more overwhelming. Don't be afraid to opt out of the holiday festivities—you can still capture the magic of the holiday season without putting any pressure on yourself.

  • Giving Thanks to Caregivers

    November 24, 2022

    I wrote this piece on Thanksgiving, but it has meaning 365 days a year. The truth is that seniors like me would be utterly LOST without our caregivers.


  • 5 Ways to Keep Track of Diabetic Treatments and Blood Sugar: For New Elderly Diabetics

    November 22, 2022

    Have you or your senior loved one been recently diagnosed with diabetes? Are you wondering how to manage it with the many upcoming holiday plans? Check out this guide to help you keep your blood sugar under control and prevent complications during the festivities.

  • ASU to Celebrate Class of 1952

    November 15, 2022

    Arizona Sate University will honor the 1952 class during halftime of this week Homecoming game.
    The class was the first to graduate as ASU instead of its previous school name Arizona Teachers School, or The Normal School prior to that.


  • VA Benefits for Veterans and Their Caregivers

    November 9, 2022

    The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is an agency that provides benefits for military veterans and their families.

  • 3 Ways to Stop Shorter Days from Impacting Quality of Life in Fall and Winter

    November 7, 2022

    Fall and winter can be depressing seasons for many people, but the elderly are often the most vulnerable. From seemingly minor mood swings to life-threatening health conditions like heart problems, the dark months can significantly reduce the quality of life for senior adults.


  • 5 Mental and Emotional Benefits of Demonstrating Gratitude

    November 4, 2022

    One of the most important aspects of being human is appreciating and caring for each other. Younger ones showing appreciation for senior citizens, and vice versa, can help improve generational relationships.

    Gratitude gives a sense of appreciation, contentment, and even joy. When someone demonstrates gratitude, they focus on their blessings rather than their worries. They feel happier and more optimistic about their future.

  • How Much Does In-Home Dementia Care Cost?

    November 1, 2022

    Costs can very but Senior Helpers strives to keep costs down and families safe.