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Use the following articles and videos to help you make an informed decision. Please contact your Senior Advisor if you have questions.

Navigating Seasonal Affective Disorder in Seniors 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that occurs at specific times of the year, most commonly during the fall and winter months when daylight hours decrease.

Mental Health Matters 

Navigating the world of mental health agencies and providers can be overwhelming. Whether you are looking for yourself, a loved one or a client, this site will give you numerous resources. They provide a wide range of mental health service resources including: places to live, hospitals with behavioral health units, outpatient, guardianship, and LGBTQ services.

Spring Cleaning 

When we think about spring, our minds conjure images of fresh, clean air, sunshine, and getting out of the house more often. So, today is a great time to begin freshening up our homes and streamlining the useful spaces.

LSVT BIG Therapy for People Living with Parkinson's Disease 

Presented by Bruce McElroy, Physical Therapist - Supervisor at Northwestern Medicine at Elderwerks Senior Fair 2020

Ultimate Guide to Hearing Loss 

If you suspect hearing loss in yourself or a loved one, here’s some great news: today’s medical technology offers better solutions than at any time in history. Suspecting hearing loss can be frightening. But remember that the sooner you get evaluated, the greater your chances of hearing better today, and possibly of slowing the progression of your hearing loss.

COVID-19 and the Law 

Presented by Patrick Kenneally, McHenry County State's Attorney

Parkinson's Disease 

Presented by Dr. Viquar Mundozie, Family Medicine Physician, MercyHealth System at Elderwerks Senior Fair 2020. This presentation includes: • The diagnosis • Management • Does Dementia always occur with Parkinson’s • Living with Parkinson’s

Unlocking the Secrets to Successful Aging 

Presented by Joyce Mahoney, Regional Vice President of Memory Care and Programming, Belmont Village Senior Living. Joyce presents how to age successfully at Elderwerks Senior Fair 2020.

Five Steps for Saving Sight Requires Adobe Reader

Losing one’s sight is the most feared disability and yet we don’t always understand the lifestyle choices we make that can impact our vision health. The aging process leaves us increasingly vulnerable to eye diseases and disorders. Protect your eyesight by taking a few beneficial steps.

Bladder Health and Aging Requires Adobe Reader

Changes which accompany aging usually occur slowly, enabling usto compensate for and adapt to a changing body. Like gray hair and wrinkles, the changes to our bladder and kidneys do not occur overnight, but over time they can become significant.

Brain Health 

Things you can do to keep your brain healthy.

Guide on Handling Coughs and Colds 

As a member of the elderly community or indeed somebody caring for an elderly person, it will give you important information on how to avoid getting sick, and how to care for coughs and colds should they happen.

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