September Newsletter









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that promotes independence when you need it.


September 6th

National Read a Book Day

Break out your reading glasses and favorite mug of hot coffee, because it’s National Read a Book Day! Some people just can’t stop reading, but most of us tend to put reading on the back burner with other “maybe later” activities like hitting the gym or cleaning the oven. Life can definitely get in the way of our reading time, but National Read a Book Day is the perfect opportunity to make some time in your life to read.

September 22nd - Fall Prevention Awareness Day

Unfortunately, every 11 seconds an older adult is hospitalized for a fall; every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall. These numbers are scary, but many accidents can be prevented.

55% of falls happen inside the home and another 23% outside, but near the home. Be sure to implement these easy in-home modifications:

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Muscle weakness is the #1 risk factor for falls. Adults 65+ with poor mobility should do balancing exercises a minimum of 3 days a week, according to the World Health Organization; they should also do muscle-strengthening activities on two or more days.

September 29th

​National Coffee Day

Alzheimer's disease is the most common neurodegenerative disease and the leading cause of dementia worldwide.

There are several things you can do to prevent the disease from occurring in the first place.

This includes the usual suspects like eating healthy and exercising, but drinking coffee may be incredibly effective as well.

Several studies show that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. 


Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of Parkinson's disease, with a risk reduction ranging from 32–60%.

In this case, the caffeine itself appears to be beneficial, as people who drink decaf don't have a lower risk of Parkinson's.

If you or your loved one are in need of daily living assistance, 24 hour care, hourly care, or transportation services we are here to help. Call us for your free assessment and personal service plan that fits your needs & schedule.

Executive Director - Laurie Teator  815-354-8977

Administrative Assistant - Sean Chilonga  224-716-0928

Director of Development - Eric Blum  309-261-9191