Elaine's Story

Two and a half years ago, Elaine Todd knew that the Chesterfield area would be where she retired so she could be closer to her daughter, son-in-law, and grandchildren. A pleasant change from the small community where she lived before, … Read More

Michael's Story

About Michael Michael Boykin, a native of Chesterfield County, went to school in Midlothian and college at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has worked in news journalism and human services. He joined Seniors Helping Seniors in 2014 after having been his … Read More

Sandra's Story

Sandra Okleasky moved to Chesterfield 27 years ago to escape the cold of New England. With her son in the Police Academy here, it seemed like a natural choice. She loves the nature and beauty in the part of the … Read More

2018: A Look Back for SHS Chesterfield

As we embark on a new year, it's normal to be reflective about the old one. Things here at Seniors Helping Seniors have been humming along, and we wanted to share a "year in review" with you. Here's what our … Read More

Caring for Early Stage Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer’s Disease progresses over time. Some signs of early stage Alzheimer’s are: memory loss, difficulty learning new things, difficulty handling problems and difficulty following conversations. A person in the early stages of the disease is generally able to function somewhat … Read More

5 Tips for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Over 5 million Americans are believed to have some form of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Foundation. The disease gets progressively worse over time, and that often means a loved one is providing care. The responsibility of a caregiver … Read More

How to Spot the Early Signs of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer’s is a growing problem in the United States. According to Centers for Disease Control, deaths associated with the disease grew 55% between 1999 and 2014. Over five million people above the age of 65 have been diagnosed with the … Read More

How to Maintain Brain Health in the Aging Process

The New York Times recently declared that the “next frontier is inside your brain.” Scientists have made huge advancements is brain science over the last few years, and they are making more discoveries every day. As we age, it becomes … Read More

How Does Heat Affect Your Aging Loved One?

Heat is the leading cause of weather-related death in the United States. Heat, especially when combined with humidity, is hard on the human body. A classic example is the 1995 heat wave in Chicago. Over 800 people died, many of … Read More

Keeping Your Senior Safe at Home

As they age, seniors generally want to stay in their home. Many times, they have lived in the same place for a long period of time, and they don’t want to live in a special facility or with a relative … Read More