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  • How Much Water Do You Need to Drink?: A Helpful Guide for Seniors

    March 16, 2023

    Staying hydrated is always important, especially for seniors. Take a look at this guide to know how much water you need to drink in a day.

  • How to Stay Hydrated If You Never Feel Thirsty: Tips for Seniors

    March 9, 2023

    Staying hydrated is essential to anyone's day, especially for seniors. Here are some tips on how to stay hydrated even if you don't feel thirsty.

  • 7 Budget-Friendly Activities For Seniors During Valentine's Day

    February 15, 2023

    Celebrating valentines day with your loved one doesn't have to break the bank. Here is our guide on budget-friendly things seniors can do on valentines day.


  • How to Deal With Hearing Impairment as an Aging Person

    February 14, 2023

    Are you having problems with hearing loss? Here are a few tips to help you keep it from affecting your daily life.

  • Understanding Common Scams Targeted Toward Senior Citizens: Protecting Our Elderly Loved Ones All Year Round

    January 26, 2023

    Scammers prey on seniors because they know that older people may be more trusting or less familiar with the technology. Learn how to identify common scams to help seniors stay safer.

  • What to Do If Aggressive Holiday Traffic Is Overwhelming Your Elderly Parents

    December 16, 2022

    The holidays are an excellent time for traveling to celebrate with family and friends. However, weather changes and holiday traffic can be significant challenges for seniors. They may feel overwhelmed and nervous about the road conditions as they try to obey the traffic laws and protect other road drivers against accidents. In this case, adult children can step in and help their senior loved ones, especially during the busy time on the roads and the poor weather conditions that can make driving confusing. Here are ways adult children can help their senior loved ones to minimize the negative driving outcomes.

  • Lonnie Ali Talks about Being a Caregiver for Someone Living with Parkinson's Disease

    June 21, 2016

    Muhammad Ali will forever be known as "The Greatest," the fighter with skills and charisma our world has never seen previously.

  • How Celebrities Are Raising Money and Awareness for Alzheimer's

    June 17, 2016

    In the June 12th issue of Parade magazine, an article by Paulette Cohn highlighted an very important health issue for seniors, Alzheimer's disease. In this article, "Stars Rally for Alzheimer's," Parade discusses the many different celebrities who have joined the fight against Alzheimer's by raising money and perhaps more importantly, awareness.

  • How Those Living with Alzheimer's Disease Can Overcome Stigma

    June 13, 2016

    At Senior Helper Contra Costa, our first priority is the safety and well-being of our clients, many being seniors who suffer from Alzheimer’s or dementia. But, well-being encompasses more than just a physical state, but also a recognition that mental and emotional issues affect many elderly client’s life in a significant fashion. One of the main concerns of those diagnoses with Alzheimer's is often the stigma that they face due to the reoccurring myths and misconceptions that others have about Alzheimer's. One of the main goals of Senior Helpers is to help fight Alzheimer's stigma and to educate the public about the reality of the disease.

  • Why It's Important to Keep Conversing with Those Hard of Hearing

    May 30, 2016

    Senior Helpers of Contra Costa recently came across an article published on the AARP website, which discusses a common struggle faced by those interacting with or being a caregiver for the elderly: trying to communicate with individuals suffering from a loss of hearing. We all know that it can be difficult to hold a conversation with someone that has hearing loss. However, we at Senior Helpers, along with health care experts and those in the hearing loss community believe that it is important, in fact, it is very important. It takes a lot of patience to try and communicate with the elderly who are hard of hearing, but it is vital to their mental wellbeing.

  • Senior Helpers' Parkinson’s Disease In-Home Care Training Program

    May 23, 2016

    At Senior Helpers, our caregivers understand and prioritize the need of adequate training for caregivers supporting individuals who are living with Parkinson’s. Caring for those living with Parkinson’s disease can be a difficult task, as caregivers have to adapt and adjust to new challenges as the disease progresses.