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Feeling Nostalgic? Here’s Where to Rediscover Classic Chicago

Chicago is a city unlike any other — with an incredible history to match! You can find a story around just about every corner of this town. And our senior clients often love not only talking with us about their connections to Chicago’s storied past, but going out and visiting historic spots for themselves!  Finding Classic Chicago in 2021 Whether you’re feeling nostalgic for old school Chicago, or want to learn a little bit of our local history for yourself, here are some of the best ways to discover classic Chicago in 2021. […]

14 Safe & Fun Valentine’s Day Activities for Chicago Seniors

Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to show your love to the people who matter most! Here in Chicagoland, this holiday is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the older adults in your life — by giving gifts, sending a card, or spending some quality time together.  How to Celebrate Valentine’s Day With the Elderly Because the coronavirus is still spreading, your traditional Valentine’s Day plans may not be doable this year.  Fortunately, there are all sorts of ways to celebrate this special holiday with the seniors in your life from the comfort and safety of home! Here are 14 ideas for [...]

Online Chicago Food Delivery Choices for Seniors & Busy Caregivers

Where can you turn when you want to provide your elderly loved one with a warm, tasty meal — but don’t have the time or energy to cook? Online food delivery services can be a wonderful option for seniors and busy caregivers in Chicago.  Ordering in can help provide leftovers that last for days, helping older adults avoid hunger and malnutrition. Ordering in is also a great way to help homebound seniors stay connected to their community, helping them enjoy their favorite dishes from beloved local restaurants in the comfort and safety of home.  Meal delivery has become even more [...]

10 Inspiring Quotes About Chicago

Here at Companions for Seniors, we love where we live! We’re proud to be locally owned in Chicago, offering convenient and flexible in-home care services not just to the city but the surrounding suburbs as well.  Interested in learning more about our local service area? Click here.  Curious why senior care is so essential in Chicagoland? Read more here.  Looking out at another beautiful Chicagoland day, we couldn’t help but feel inspired to celebrate this city — and the amazing people, culture, and history that make it special.  […]

10 Things to Love About Skokie, Illinois

Skokie, Illinois is one of Chicagoland’s most pleasant suburban communities. With lots of tasty restaurants, beautiful parks and outdoor spaces, and wonderful real estate, it’s as great a place to visit as it is to call home! Looking for a little local inspiration? Here are just 10 of the things that our caregivers and senior clients love most about Skokie: 1.) The Astonishing Outdoor Art One of the most unique attractions in Skokie is the Northshore Sculpture Park, a free open-air park featuring enormous and stunning sculptures by local artists. You can also see some astonishing sculptures and buildings in [...]

The Health and Lifestyle Benefits of Music for the Elderly

If you’re looking for a powerful way to connect with and inspire an aging adult in your life, music may be just the thing you’ve been searching for! The Healing Power of Music for Seniors The legendary composer Leonard Bernstein once said that “music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”  The soul singer Ray Charles agreed, saying: “Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.”  Certainly, countless studies — and our own firsthand experiences — have shown us just how positive and impactful music can be for the elderly.  […]

Positive 2021 New Year’s Resolutions for Chicago Caregivers

The end of one year and the start of another can be hectic, particularly for Chicago’s family caregivers. Even in an unusual and unpredictable year like 2020, these weeks are full of holiday celebrations to plan, elaborate meals to cook, gifts to buy, and so much more. It’s easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of the season. But, if you can, it’s also good to take some time at this time of year to take stock and really think about the past, present, and future.  […]

Chicago Charities and Local Resources Supporting the Elderly

2020 has been an unusual and difficult year. Millions of people here in Chicago and around the country have been impacted by COVID-19 and its ripple effects, in one way or another. Some have lost jobs; other essential workers and healthcare professionals have had to take on additional stress and work countless hours of overtime.  Many people have been isolated and alone for most of the year, and will have to spend the holidays apart from family and friends.  Seniors have been hit particularly hard in all of these respects. Now is a good time to give back to help [...]

How to Make a Kitchen Safer for the Elderly

Food is one of the most unifying and social things in our culture, and the kitchen is often the main hub of the entire household — the place where people come together to not only cook and share meals, but talk about their days, work on school assignments, and get important things done.  Here in Chicago, kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, from sprawling and modern to cute and cramped.  For older adults who are aging in place at home, the kitchen is one of the most vital rooms in the house — and it’s important to make this [...]

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