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Participating in Activities You Enjoy – More Than Just Fun and Games

Submitted by Meadows at Mercy Creek Assisted Living June feels great. She enjoys gardening, playing cards with friends on Tuesdays and Fridays at the senior center, and taking a water aerobics class at an indoor pool. She turns 78 this year, but she feels like she’s still in her forties. Does June’s active lifestyle have […]

Four Questions to Ask Before You Open Your Wallet

By Krista McBeath, McBeath Financial Group Even if you have the best of intentions, it’s easy to overspend. According to a Gallup poll conducted June 9 to 15 in 2014*, 58 percent of people who had shopped during the previous four weeks said they spent more at the store than they originally intended to. Even […]

VA Benefits for Assisted Living

By Linda Snyder, Senior Care Advocate, Villas of Holly Brook Every day, people just like you are confronted with important decisions about the care of their elderly loved one while keeping in mind their comfort, safety, dignity, and wellbeing. You are not alone in this process. If your loved one needs assistance with daily activities, […]

Breast Reconstruction Katie’s Story

By Becky Wiese Being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28 was not on Katie’s radar. In fact, in May of 2011, she and her husband were facing questions caused by infertility when Katie found a lump in her right breast. A visit to her obstetrician resulted in a sonogram that showed no […]

Are You on the Healthcare Conveyor Belt?

By Steven Buttice, Founder and President, Living By Your Design, Inc. Emma and George are from a larger town in northern Illinois. Emma’s husband is age 89 and had a urinary track infection. As he became sicker, he became weak and did not eat. He was losing weight, also coughing as he ate when he […]

Food, Flowers, and Fond Memories

Submitted by Lutheran Hillside Village A garden started as a hobby by former Lutheran Hillside Village resident, Merwyn French, in 2003 has been named in his honor. This garden produces food used in the kitchen at Lutheran Hillside Village (LHV) and is a source of great joy for the dozens of residents who cultivate it. […]

Building Self-Esteem Through Self-Defense

By Craig W. Armstrong Growing up can be tough, and most young people could use a boost when it comes to self-esteem. There are many ways to improve self-esteem, and one is through learning the martial arts. In June, young people participating in Goodwill’s GoodGuides® Youth Mentoring program learned that the martial arts can teach […]

A Look From the Other Side

Submitted by Lutheran Hillside Village In June, Lutheran Hillside Village will debut SAIDO Learning®. An innovative, non-pharmacological treatment that has been shown to improve the symptoms of memory loss among older adults, SAIDO Learning will be exclusively offered to residents of Lutheran Hillside Village. While staff members anxiously await and are trained on offering SAIDO […]

Facts About Cataracts

Submitted by Eye Surgical Associates Cataracts are one of the leading causes of reversible blindness in the United States. However, the longer cataracts are left untreated, the more difficult it can be to successfully remove the cataract and restore vision. During Cataract Awareness Month in June, Eye Surgical Associates reminds you that early detection and […]