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How to Age Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

August 30, 2018 — September is Healthy Aging Month You may feel overwhelmed by the amount of advice that is available when it comes to dealing with aging. Here are some of the most important tips: Eating a nutritious diet is an essential component in healthy aging. You want to eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grain and fiber;... Read More

The Gift of Grandparents

August 30, 2018 — One of the biggest blessings you can have in life is grandparents. Few people take the time to learn from those who raised their parents. Being in consistent relationship with your grandparents can add so many good things to your life. For starters, you should get to know your grandparents because they are a part... Read More

National Preparedness Month: Preparing For Disaster

August 30, 2018 — During this year’s hurricane and tornado season, here are some tips to help prepare for almost anything: First-aid kit, flashlight, whistle, matches, candles, radio with batteries, work gloves (supplies for at least a week) Nonperishable food such as granola bars and bottled water Pen and notebook An extra set of eye-glasses Copies of prescriptions, insurance cards,... Read More

Ice Cream Fun Facts

August 30, 2018 — Today’s average American consumes 23.2 quarts of ice cream per year, with the first ice cream parlor in America opening in 1776 in New York City. So, which countries like ice cream the most? The United States, New Zealand, Denmark, and Australia top the list. The favorite flavor is the classic vanilla. Then comes chocolate,... Read More

September 9th is National Teddy Bear Day: When Teddy Bears Began

August 30, 2018 — The first Teddy Bear was designed and made by Rose and Morris Michtom. The Michtoms were influenced by Teddy Roosevelt and Clifford Berryman. In November 1902, President Theodore ‘Teddy’; Roosevelt traveled to Mississippi to settle a border dispute between Louisiana and Mississippi. The President, having a little free time, went on a hunting trip. The... Read More

It’s the End of Summer, So Why Do We Celebrate Labor Day?

August 30, 2018 — Labor unions were the first to celebrate the beginning of the Labor Day tradition in the U.S. A union leader by the name of Peter McGuire originated the idea of setting aside a day for workers to gather in unity. On September 5, 1882, the inaugural Labor Day parade was held in New York City,... Read More

Relaxation Techniques

July 30, 2018 — When stress becomes overwhelming, there are quick relaxation techniques you can do almost anywhere to make you feel better almost immediately. Try it out: Stretch out on your back or sit comfortable where you are. Tighten all the muscles in your toes, then flex your feet, and slowly move up through your body to your... Read More

August 21 is National Senior Citizen Day: Live Your Best Senior Years

July 30, 2018 — If you could sit down with a pencil and paper and list what the top five goals most people would put for their senior citizen years, what do you suppose would go on that list? Financial security would probably rank pretty high and spending time with family would get good marks. However, the goals that... Read More

Inspiring the Poet in You!

July 30, 2018 — People tend to think that to be a poet you must be one of those deep thinkers, but all of us can be poets if we have creativity! After all, poems are creations of our minds and our experiences. If you are still clueless and you think that you could never write a single poem,... Read More

Hot Weather Fun: Summer Crafts

July 30, 2018 — When boredom looms and the weather’s hot, get everyone involved in summer crafts. Nature Collection Collages: In summer, crafts can involve found objects, like seed pods, grasses, and similar objects. Create nature collection collages by gluing these items to a stiff piece of cardboard. Spray paint some of the findings with silver or gold paint.... Read More