Whatever You Do, Don’t Call Them “Senior Centers”

The next time you drop off Mom at your local senior center, you might want to stay. These places, known mostly for bingo, lunch and blood pressure screenings, can be a great refuge for family caregivers. You’ll be surprised at the transformation. A motorcycle club at the Lakeville Senior Center in Minnesota?? As the oldest boomers turn 67 this year, senior centers are trying to attract the age 50-plus set as well as those in their 80s.  There are a …

Come and join us for Senior Celebration Month at the Farmer’s Market!

Hey there, blog readers! If July finds you in Springfield, please do not miss the opportunity to join AARP, the Illinois Department of Agriculture and Springfield Clinic at the Farmers Market as we celebrate Seniors throughout the entire month. That’s right! AARP has teamed up with the Department of Agriculture and Springfield Clinic to sponsor the Farmers Market and design a series of senior-friendly activities, from health screenings, to special discounts, and even musical entertainment  and Illinois Products Bingo! Seniors who …