Seated Strength Training for Older Adults: Boosting Bone Density
Health

Seated Strength Training for Older Adults: Boosting Bone Density

By Jackie Errico, Owner, Just Lift Fitness As we age, staying physically active becomes increasingly important for maintaining overall health and well-being. For older adults who may face challenges with...
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How I Gave up Driving without Giving up My Active Life
Getting Around

How I Gave up Driving without Giving up My Active Life

By Gina Millette, ICP client and donor I’ve spent most of my 27 retirement years volunteering for two senior groups. In the process, I’ve noticed a number of seniors who,...
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From Volunteering to Internship: A Journey of Community Engagement at ICP
Volunteering

From Volunteering to Internship: A Journey of Community Engagement at ICP

By Liana O’Rourke When I learned that Interfaith Community Partners was looking for a summer marketing intern, I was very excited to apply. I was drawn to this opportunity because...
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Will I Need Long-Term Care?  A Primer on Things to Consider
Health

Will I Need Long-Term Care? A Primer on Things to Consider

By Jim Stork, CFP, CFA Principal, Pinnacle Financial Group Aging is a fact of life and it comes with certain realities.  One of those realities is the potential need for...
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Be Aware and Be Prepared: 6 Financial Scams Targeting Senior Citizens
Technology

Be Aware and Be Prepared: 6 Financial Scams Targeting Senior Citizens

By Mary Carol Tlusty, Assistant Vice President – Branch Manager, FNBC Bank & Trust At FNBC Bank & Trust, we see clients of all ages dealing with financial scams, but...
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Right Sizing to a New Home: Tips for Managing This Exciting and Emotional Journey
Daily Life

Right Sizing to a New Home: Tips for Managing This Exciting and Emotional Journey

By Joan Smothers, Managing Broker and Founder, Smothers Group - Compass When preparing to downsize, or “right size” as I like to call it, there is not only physical work...
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Community Connections: A Fun Guide for Local Seniors
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Community Connections: A Fun Guide for Local Seniors

By Nancy Cummings, Executive Director, La Grange Business Association Spring is the perfect time for seniors to get out and discover the refreshing social opportunities that are easily accessible in...
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Life as a Super-Ager
Health

Life as a Super-Ager

By Jan Matheny, ICP volunteer, age 82 According to Northwestern Medicine*, a Super-Ager is someone in their 80s or older who exhibits cognitive function that is comparable to that of...
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Noticing the Need
Health

Noticing the Need

By Brian P. Davis, Owner, Home Helpers Home Care of Hinsdale As you connect with older adult friends or loved ones, take notice of any changes in their condition. Perhaps...
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Why Do We Fall, or Better Yet, How Can We Prevent It?
Health

Why Do We Fall, or Better Yet, How Can We Prevent It?

By Nancy E. Johnson, Certified personal trainer, NSCA CSCS The key word here is proprioception, which is defined as our brains' ability to constantly monitor where our limbs are in...
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9 Sure-fire Ways to Enhance Your Well-being
Health

9 Sure-fire Ways to Enhance Your Well-being

By Joan M. O’Brien, RN, MSN, CDP® Interfaith Community Partners has chosen the word “well-being” for its word of the year for 2022. On the heels of the pandemic and...
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The Third Act: Giving Back
Volunteering

The Third Act: Giving Back

By Jay Copp For years I saw the notice in my church bulletin about Interfaith Community Partners and its need for volunteer drivers. I’m too busy with my job as...
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My Conflict with COVID-19
Health

My Conflict with COVID-19

By Julianne Rizzo, RN, BSN, MBA, CSA I was sitting in nursing school a few decades ago and distinctly remember my instructor saying, “A pandemic will never happen in our...
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Summertime and the Learning Is Easy
Volunteering

Summertime and the Learning Is Easy

By Kate Beja Throughout the month of July, I interned with Interfaith Community Partners. After studying abroad in Florence, Italy for the month of June, I was looking for a...
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Improve Your Driving with AARP
Getting Around

Improve Your Driving with AARP

By Andy Gore I wasn’t sure whether it made sense to attend the AARP Smart Driving course, but in my capacity as a volunteer driver and ICP board member, I...
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