Seniors At Home

Welcome to the Ask W1z111 "Seniors At Home" page!  Here, I hope to offer some helpful hints, how-to's, energy-savings, recipes, safety tips, and much more; intended to make seniors' lives at home safer, more energy-efficient, and generally more comfortable all around.

We all know "there's no place like home", and we all want our homes to be our little islands of peace, rest, and a place we can just be ourselves.  But we want to ensure our homes are, indeed, safe and secure!

Use these links to learn more about things you can do to help make life at home as comfortable and safe as possible.  Some things might require professional support (such as installation of home help devices), but many things you can likely do yourself.

Surely, many of you already know much of what you might find here; and that's a good thing.  And, I invite your input and suggestions by using the input form on this page.  Doing so will help us all learn together.


Here's a bunch of helpful resources, shared by 

Age in Place | The National Aging in Place Council

Seniors' Guide to Aging at Home Safely and with Dignity

Care Management | National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers

Home Accommodation Cost Guide for People with Physical Disabilities

Medicare Cost Overview

Guide to Medicare Preventive Services and Screenings

Planning Your Doctor Visit

ZocDoc Search: Geriatric Care Physicians

Geriatric Mental Health Foundation

Guide to Addiction Prevention for Seniors

Exercise and Fitness Over 50

Swimming and Osteoporosis

Exercise for Seniors

Benefits of Swimming for Seniors


Here's another list from for more helpful, informative resources: 

If you are looking for a trustworthy, reputable, and widely skilled contractor for some of your home construction or repair work, contact Mike Lachance at Mike Lachance Construction, LLC.  Ask W1z111 personally recommends Mike, based on several  projects his company has completed for us.  
Mike and his crew always do a great job!
Visit website by clicking the image below.


Erik Wilson, Mike Lachance, and Steve Lachance launched a new business for helping folks dealing with the infamous "crumbling concrete foundations", which currently plague numerous home (and other building) owners in Connecticut, primarily in eastern regions of the state.

Click the image below to visit their website, where you can request a free quote and learn more about how to get through the difficult task of repairing and/or replacing failed concrete foundations.

"We do the heavy get peace of mind!"

If you need excavation work done at your property for septic system or leach field work;
or driveways, foundation holes, drainage work, regrading work, and the Bergeron Excavation in Tolland.
Visit website by clicking the image below.


Need your chimney cleaned or repaired?
Try Dave's Chimney Service!
Ellington, CT

Visit website by clicking the image below.


Here's another bunch of links to some informative, useful resources and support content, for a variety of home-related topics and issues facing many seniors every day.
CT North Central Area Agency on Aging

Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for older adults in the 38-town North Central Connecticut region by ensuring that they have access to quality and cost effective services."

Some simple steps to help make your home safer.
Home Safety for the Elderly-InterNACHIChecklist to help ensure safety of elderly residents.
Comprehensive listing of CT Dept. of Social Services programs available to seniors.
The goal of this site is to provide easy access to comprehensive information on private and public long-term care (LTC) services and supports in Connecticut, including: Home Care, Community Care, Housing, and Residential or Nursing Home Care.
The Connecticut Long Term Care Ombudsman Program is mandated by the Older Americans Act to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of residents and applicants of nursing homes, residential care homes and assisted living communities.
Covers senior housing options available in Connecticut.
Loans for improving home safety; up to $20k.
Know your rights!
Don't become a victim of abuse, abandonment, exploitation or neglect!  Know your rights.
Individuals who feel they have experienced illegal discrimination based upon age, ancestry, color, learning disability, marital status, mental retardation, national origin, physical disability, mental disorder, race, religious creed, sex or sexual orientation can file a complaint with the Commission.
Ensure winter safety at home, with helpful tips here!
Some helpful tips for when you lose power at home.
Get help with your heating costs (eligibility required).

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