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VERBATIM We see the universe the way it is because if it were different, we would not be here to observe it. DAM GOOD TIME - Physicist Stephen Hawking When sonar arrays spotted a vast pile of rubble in the Columbia River BRAIN SWEAT What is the next letter in the following series: ACFHKM? below the Bonneville Dam officials acted promptly. They feared that the dam, located between Oregon and PRIME NUMBERS 29.5 - Maximum speed, in feet per second, that pilot whales can sprint when chasing Washington, might be eroding into down deep-sea squid the river. 14 - Days earlier, on average, that British great tits (Parus major) now lay eggs in England, a The rubble, however, wasn't crumbling concrete or rock from response, scientists say, to climate change 1 - Number of spiders named after Canadian singer/songwriter Neil Young. It's called Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi. the dam. It was a giant ball of white Sources: Natacha Aguilar Soto, La Laguna University, Canary Islands; Ben Sheldon, Oxford University sturgeon - thousands of the fish jumbled together at the bottom of the BRAIN SWEAT ANSWER river. P. The differences between letters form the pattern 2-3-2-3-2-3. Michael Parsley, a research fisheries biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, described "the 'TRUE FACTS' New analyses indicate that one of the solar system's largest and newest storms - Jupiter's Little Red Spot, or LRS big sturgeon ball" as containing approximately 60,000 individual fish, - has some of the highest wind speeds ever clocked on some of them 14 feet or longer. He any planet, about 384 miles per hour. By comparison, said the number was a conservative the strongest Earthly hurricane on record - Camille in 1969 - had sustained winds of 190 mph at landfall. estimate. What the fish - who appeared Katrina reached 140 mph in 2005. LRS is an anticyclone, a storm with winds simply to be lounging, many atop each other, some upside down - were doing circulating counterclockwise, the opposite of a cyclone. hasn't been explained. Some biologists It is nearly the size of the Earth and as red as the better hypothesize that they may have known Great Red Spot. LRS was born when two smaller grouped together as a defense against white storms coalesced in 1998, the combined pair then marauding sea lions, who come up the merging with a third storm in 2000. For reasons still river to feast on spawning salmon. But unknown, the combined storm turned red in 2005. others note that sturgeon have been known to congregate, though in much QUIRKS OF NATURE The gecko came first. smaller numbers, at other places with WHICH CAME FIRST? An Australian doctor was cracking open some no sea lion presence. The sturgeon party broke up in eggs for dinner recently when he discovered a tiny March when dam operators increased dead gecko inside one of them. It was clear the lizard hadn't entered the egg after it was cracked, because its corpse water releases to help salmon make was embedded between the egg's membrane and outer shell. Perplexed health authorities posit that the gecko entered a hen's cloaca, possibly to feed on an embryo, got stuck and died. their spawning run. "Certainly the gecko wouldn't have been ingested by the bird," said David Witcombe of the Australian Egg Corporation. "It would be physically impossible for it to make its way from the digestive tract into the area WASTE NOT San Francisco-based Pacific Gas where the egg is formed." But not impossible, apparently, to make its way to the dinner table. & Electric has begun processing and selling natural gas produced from the manure of 5,000 central California SURELY YOU'RE JOKING Did you hear about the scientist who had dairy cows. The result is enough twins? She baptized one and kept the other as a control. energy to power 1,200 homes daily. вЂњWhen most people see a pile of manure, they see a pile of manure,вЂќ ANTHROPOLOGY 101 In old England, groups of Sussex and Devon men Vintage Dairy owner and energy entrepreneur David Alpers said. вЂњWe went "apple howling," which consisted of visiting local saw it as an opportunity for farmers, orchards and reciting comical verses to encourage the trees to be fruitful. In return, the men expected for utilities and for California.вЂќ As cow manure decomposes, it drink or money from the orchard owner. If a reward was not forthcoming, they produces methane, a greenhouse gas NEIL YOUNG that can be converted into a usable would return to the orchard and curse ROCKINвЂ™ EIGHT fuel. The Vintage Dairy collects and the trees. LEGS Page 4 The Senior News Hey Guys...HereвЂ™s Five Ways to Make 50-Plus the Best Years of Your Life (ARA) - You're getting older, it's true. But it's how you get older that matters. Being afraid of it is like being afraid of getting more channels on your TV: It can be a little disorienting at first (do I watch ESPN 1, ESPN 2 or ESPN 3?), but all the new choices offer a great opportunity for exploration. Here are five ideas to get started: 1. Improve your golf swing. There's no reason that enjoying the great outdoors can't wrap up with You know that saying... Do what you love? If you love our magazine and have some sales experience, weвЂ™d love to talk. This position is perfect for someone who wants to work from home with flexible hours and solid earning potential. Interested? Call 330.270.5442 or email [email protected] TheSeniorNews.com The a steak and martini at the 19th hole. But just so your swing is not mistaken for a mild seizure you might want to work the kinks out of your game. "Three components are a must: strength, endurance and flexibility - especially flexibility," says Stacey Camacho, golf pro at Mountain Dell Golf Course in Utah. "Stretching, yoga or other fitness exercises help to increase your flexibility, improve your control and boost awareness of your surroundings on the course." I n c i d e n t a l l y, t h o s e s a m e characteristics - strength, endurance and flexibility - can come in handy in other, more naked parts of your life. Just a thought. 2. Become master of the grill. Now is a perfect time to try your hand at mastering that signature grilling recipe you've been working on, without sacrificing flavor or your arteries. As celebrity chef Bobby Flay notes, just brush on a little olive oil, sprinkle a little salt and pepper, and grill away. This will allow the natural flavor of the food to come through. Sharpening your barbecuing skills may also be just the reason you've been looking for to get that new grill. You know the one. 3. Keep your relationship going strong. Make the most of your relationship. In fact, why not make the most of it as often as possible, in every room of the house, if you get our meaning. It's achievable. "As men get older, they often experience changes in their overall health, causing their sexual health and performance to suffer. Issues may arise simply because of age or weight gain, or bad habits may be catching up with them," says Dr. Marcus Laux, a naturopathic physician and health science advisor to LIFE SPAN labs. "After 50, a safe, natural sexual health supplement like the botanically based 112 Degrees, combined with some simple lifestyle changes, can be a very effective way to enhance sexual performance." At 50 and older, we're pulled by the needs of growing children on one hand and aging parents on the other. And then there's our work, and $700 billion bailouts. So concentrate instead on investing in your relationship. There's always a good return on that. September 2014 4. Become a beer connoisseur. Nothing goes quite so well with your grilled masterpiece than a cold beer. But what kind of beer, that's the question. The microbrew revolution has introduced a wide range of styles, from India pale ales to imperial stouts to Belgian lambics. So spend a little quality time with your local beer seller. Sample a different style each week. Do taste tests. To help preserve the beer's taste, store it in a cool, dark place at about 40 degrees F. If you still haven't found the perfect complement to your beef brisket, you could take a class or join a club and try whipping up your own frothy brew. 5. Relax the mind, body and spirit ? go fishing. Let's be honest, fishing is not really about the fish. If you hook one, great, but if you don't you've at least caught a few hours with no phones, no TV, no traffic. It's just you, the quiet, and whatever you've got stocked in the RV fridge. It can also be a great way to share time with family or friends, without having to deal with their kids. If you're just getting started fishing, and you're really serious about the fish part, seek out an experienced friend or a guide service. Before you know it you could be tying your own bead-head nymphs. Carpe diem 50 Plus style Growing older is unavoidable, but isn't it the second half of the game that really matters? So get out, get fit and get busy exploring the possibilities. вЂњThe Decisions You Make Today Will Bring TomorrowвЂ™s Peace of MindвЂќ If you have a spouse or a parent facing a nursing home stay, please contact me prior to applying for Medicaid. There is no charge for a consultation to determine if I can help your family. l Elder Law l Medicaid Planning l Probate l Estate Planning l Wills and Trusts W. David Keast Attorney at Law (330) 788-2800 Leading the Way in Special Needs and Elder Law 4305 Market Street Youngstown, Ohio Call Today for a Free Consultation or Document Review Home and nursing home visits available. Weekend and evening appointments upon request Page 5 The Senior News Continue To Protect Your Adult Children You taught your toddler to not be afraid of the dark. You helped your teenager deal with difficult times in high school. The parental instinct to protect your children never fades. Rather, it evolves as your children grow up, and you grow older. Age may make you feel there is little you can do to shelter your adult children from life's hard knocks. But you can protect them from the emotional trauma of having to make life-and-death decisions on your behalf by having the difficult discussion about advanced care plans before the plans become urgent. There is no good time to have this discussion, but the time of an impending crisis is clearly the worst time for the discussion to be held. And many times that discussion is ongoing without the input of the most important person -- you. A variety of health issues associated with aging may leave you unable to care for yourself as you would wish. Making an advance care plan can ease your worries - and your family's emotional burden - about your own care. A written document -- an advance care plan -- can help make sure your care is set up to respect your personal wishes, cultural and religious needs and individual health requirements. Having your wishes defined in writing can give you peace of mind and relieve your family of making difficult decisions on your behalf. "Regardless of your medical history, an advance care plan is a good idea for all adults," says Dr. Clyde Yancy, education committee chairman of the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), a nonprofit educational and research organization. "Discussing these issues can be difficult - even impossible if a crisis is ongoing. The goal is to make it easier for the patient and the family if the situation does happen." Commonly, advance care plans have five key elements - an advance care directive, a do-not-resuscitate order, a living will, a health care power of attorney, and a financial plan. Advance Care Directive This document will provide clear directions regarding your medical treatment and can include a living will, a durable health care power of attorney and a statement about organ donation. Do-Not-Resuscitate Order This part of the plan tells doctors, nurses and other rescue personnel what they should or should not do when a person stops breathing or when his or her heart stops beating or is beating so irregularly it threatens life. The order can include instructions on whether to use different types of methods to revive a person. Living Will A living will is usually used during a terminal illness when a person is unable to tell someone what he or she wants to do. It is a legal document that lets a person who is unable to participate in decisions about their medical care express his wishes about life-sustaining treatment. Health Care Power of Attorney This allows you to appoint another person to make legally binding decisions for you. A health care power of attorney lets someone make all health care decisions for you including the decision to refuse lifesustaining treatment if you are unable to make the decision for yourself. Financial Plan Health care can be very expensive, especially when treating chronic illnesses. A financial plan is created to help families deal with issues such as paying for medicines, doctor visits and hospital stays. "Telling people what you want helps them care for you in a way that best meets your wishes," says Yancy. September 2014 "Even if you do not create a written advance care plan, it is important to let your health care providers, family and other caretakers know your wishes regarding the care you wish to receive when you are unable to participate in those discussions." Creating an advance care plan does not mean that death is imminent, rather it enriches living as it relieves the stress that one of the most important life decisions might create. To learn more about advance care planning visit the Heart Failure Society of America at www.abouthf. org. 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My mother, a kind, sensitive woman, was speechless and cried profusely as if I were going to the electric chair. My steelworker father gave me valuable fatherly advice вЂњBe sure and shut the door on your way out.вЂќ And thus the daily odyssey began. Our route required us to cross railroad tracks to get to school. Occasionally there would be trains on the track and we would have to climb the steps to an open crossover, that to this five year old seemed at least a thousand feet in the air. It was made from railroad ties which meant that if you held onto the guardrail, you got splinters. It was an open affair which could get me to m o v e . F i n a l l y, Miss Inez had me close my eyes and she held my hand as she drug me across and down the other side. She muttered several words under her breath that I assume she had learned from her exmarine father. As for her part, Mary Jane told the entire kindergarten class and to this day repeats this story at all class reunions, I am told. I have no first- hand knowledge of this because I avoid class reunions due to that story and other humiliations that I do not care to mention here. The school was very old, dark and imposing. Not unlike Miss Inez. It had a cloakroom. I did not know what a cloakroom was, but I know you did not want to be sent there during class. There was a rumor that an uncooperative little boy by the name of Harold had been sent there last year and was never heard from again. I met many interesting classmates. There was Michael, who spit like Daffy Duck when he talked (one soon learned to stay up wind). There was Brenda, with the blonde curly hair, big blue eyes and freckles. And there was Shelly, who was a head taller than me and had very thick glasses with genuine fake rhinestones in the frame. She would arrive each day like royalty in a red ambulance. Her father was a funeral home director and at the time funeral Be Sure and Shut the Door on Your Way Out I have just been informed that one of my granddaughters is about to begin kindergarten. An independent child, she insists the school bus pick her up even though she only lives three-quarters of a mile from the school. Her mother, father and grandmother will be there to see her off. They then have to jump in the car and drive the three-quarters mile from their home to the school because the school requires adults to be there вЂ“ probably to be hit up for money for school supplies for the classroom. This news brought back a flood of memories, similar I am sure to the fond memories Noah and his family had as they thought about their flood experience. My kindergarten teacher was an old maid who we were told to call Miss Inez. She lived a few doors down with her mother, who was a housewife and enjoyed baking bread, and her father, who was a former marine having served in the War to End All Wars, WWI. He liked to tell September 2014 homes provided ambulance services. It also doubled as a hearse. I donвЂ™t remember a lot except that we colored, were forced to take naps, and ate animal crackers with our milk. I developed one talent, which was having an uncanny ability to free up zippers when they got caught on a fellow students coat while he or she was trying to zip up the coat. I was the go to guy. In 1988 Robert Fulghum wrote a best seller entitled All I Really Need To Know I L e a r n e d i n Kindergarten, a book of short essays suggesting that the world could be improved if adults would adhere to what they learned in kindergarten, i. e. sharing, being kind to one another, etc. If I were to write a book setting out what I learned in kindergarten it would include chapters on: 1.Learning to color inside the lines conflicts with employers wanting you to think outside the box; 2.Mary Jane Swackhammer has a very, very long memory; 3.Spitting at an early age does not mean one would make a good marine (Michael became a ballet dancer); 4.Freeing up stuck zippers is not a skill easily transferable to the job market; 5. As of yet, no one has found Harold; 6. If you chase a blond freckle faced girl around the classroom she will tell everybody; 7.Dipping animal crackers in water on a dare is not a good idea; 8.Girls with thick glasses that ride in hearses lose their allure when your parents tell you what hearses are used for; 9.Fear of heights is second only to the fear of Miss Inez; and 10. No one forces you to take a nap when you grow up. Think it would be a best seller? BUYING IN SW FLORIDA? Page 7 The Senior News SENIOR NEWS LINE By Matilda Charles Morning Brain We're morning people! Or at least we are when it comes to completing challenging tasks. So says a Canadian study done by Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care and a research group affiliated with the University of Toronto. This must have been a fun bit of research, pairing participants at opposite ends of the age spectrum: Young adults aged 19-30 were tested along with older adults aged 60-82 to see how memory works ... and when. Memory tests done two times during the day involved seeing and remembering pictures and word combinations, along with distractions on the computer screen. MRI tests were used at the same time to see what parts of the brain were active and to see if they correlate with the other results. Here's what researchers found out: During the afternoon, seniors were 10 percent more likely to be distracted by the extra screen information and weren't completely engaged on the cognitive tasks. Researchers called it "idling," when the senior brains went into resting mode and weren't focused. Fast-forward the clock to morning, and seniors did much better at ignoring the distractions, on par with the younger participants, and focusing on cognitive tasks. The MRIs showed this to be so, with other areas of the brain activated. Here are just a few things that might be easier to accomplish in the morning: p Balance checkbook p Brain puzzles p Driving test p Creating a shopping list for a new recipe p Learning a musical instrument p Reading p Planning an event or trip One of the researchers noted that this morning brain challenge needs to be considered when seniors are being tested. Tests at other times of the day might not be truly accurate. POSITIVE THINKING Your Seventh Sense By Alina Larson Knock, knock. Who's there? Sarah. Sarah who? Sarah reason you're not laughing? OK, so most knock-knock jokes are groaners - but you're grinning, aren't you? It's amazing what a little humor can do. The problem can be remembering how to laugh. We're so busy taking life seriously. Sure, stressors abound, but the key is to find humor wherever we can. It's possible! We're all born with a sense of humor, and for good reason. Research reveals that humor helps us handle stress, emotionally and physically. According to the Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH), laughter can improve heart rate, lung function, blood oxygenation and abdominal contraction (laugh up a six-pack). It also eases muscle tension and strengthens the immune system. At the University of Maryland volunteers were shown a war film and a comedy. The serious movie caused their blood vessels to constrict, while the comedy increased blood flow and lowered blood pressure, both of which are linked to a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. A good cackle burns calories, too. Research at Vanderbilt University revealed subjects burned 20 percent more calories when laughing than at rest. And a study published in The International Journal on Obesity showed a hearty guffaw expended the same energy as walking a half mile. In other words, laugh 15 minutes a day and you'll lose about 4 1/2 pounds this year - far more fun than the treadmill. Finding what's funny reduces stress and anxiety, and, of course, creates pleasure. At UCLA's Cancer Center, children who watched funny films and TV shows were able to tolerate pain for longer periods. Laughter can help your relationship, too. A recent Appalachian State University study showed that couples who laugh about shared humorous experiences feel more relationship satisfaction. Texas A&M scientists found that humor fosters hope. Even anticipating laughter will lift your mood. Volunteers in a Loma Linda University study waiting to see a funny movie showed an increase in beta-endorphins, natural pain- and stress-relievers. So how do you get to the laughing matter? You don't have to be a comedian. "Life is a great comedy show," says Lenny Dave, AATH president. "You just have to be open to it." Like any ability, your sense of humor can wither, or it can be enhanced. Here are some ways to strengthen your mirth muscles: - Pick up some toys for your desk. Keep a funny childhood picture September 2014 of yourself at your workstation. Eat lunch with people who can laugh at things - their sense of humor will rub off. - Clip cartoons and post them on the fridge. Surround yourself with funny things - photos, greeting cards, buttons, toys. - Take a break from the news. You need to stay informed, but it's hard to find humor in wars and corporate malfeasance. Switch the channel to humorous or educational shows. Try music with funny lyrics. Read the funnies after the front page. - Add color or fun to your wardrobe. A wild hat or funky tights can provoke infectious giggles. - Get social. Robert Provine, Ph.D., author of Laughter, asked 72 volunteers to log their daily laughs, and found they laughed 30 times more when in a social arena than when alone. If you don't come from a humorous home, find funny friends. Spend time with playful types - kids and animals are good bets for giggles. - Create a humor library of books and DVDs. Start a jar of silly things to do. Kids will love this. Running around the yard with underwear on your head? Get to it! - Keep a humor CD in the car for those traffic jams. - Make a contract with yourself that you are going to laugh and have fun every day. Knock, knock. Who's there? Orange. Orange who? Orange you glad life's funnier? Page 8 The Senior News September 2014 or tending to the needs of growing families. With no children in the home to support and fewer living expenses, many seniors have extra money to spend on hobbies and other activities, including leisure travel. They're also willing to spend money indulging their favorite four-legged companions. These factors together make seniors an important and often under served potential client base for pet friendly businesses. There are a number of things businesses can do to earn the patronage and loyalty of seniors, including: Seniors with Pets: The Untapped Pet Travel Market More and more people are traveling with their pets these days, and businesses are taking notice. Pet friendly business practices are popping up all over, from banks who open their doors to both pets and people, to restaurants with special doggie menus, to pet friendly hotels that offer their canine guests a specially crafted welcome basket. When businesses consider the demographics of those who might be traveling with pets, they should take care to keep a significant group in mind - seniors. According to the Federal Census Bureau, in 2012 there were 43 million seniors living in the United States in 2012. That number is expected to double by 2050. Sixty-two percent of households in the United States had at least one pet in 2012. While there aren't specific statistics available on how many of those households are comprised of seniors, it's safe to say that a healthy number of seniors do have one or more pets. With no children left to care for at home, seniors often treat their pets as surrogate children, pampering them, doting on them, and bringing them along as pet travel companions. Because seniors are often retired with grown children, many tend to have extra time on their hands. This means they can take lengthier trips and travel farther than those who are committed to work schedules Loyalty Programs Stores, hotels and restaurants can create pet-centric loyalty programs that encourage repeat business. Pet stores can offer seniors progressive discounts, reward cards, or drawings for prizes or merchandise. Hotels can offer free nights for multiple visits with pets. And restaurants can offer a free appetizer and free doggie treats to seniors who bring their pets. Discounts Hotel discounts (or waived hotel pet fees) for seniors, senior discounts on pet merchandise, and meal discounts for seniors who visit restaurants with their pets are all excellent ways for businesses to build loyalty among older patrons. Pet Friendly Partnerships Reaching out to other pet friendly or pet-centric businesses to form partnerships - a hotel partnering with a doggie spa to offer discounts and added amenities, for example -- can be win-win for everyone. Seniors can have access to more products and services at better prices, while both businesses receive more exposure and the opportunity to build loyalty among senior customers. With more Baby Boomers reaching senior status all the time, and more people in general traveling with and catering to their pets, there are plenty of opportunities for businesses to serve the valuable, and sometimes overlooked senior demographic. They just have to find creative ways to roll out the welcome wagon. ATTORNEY DOUGLAS M. TOOT Wills, Trusts, Medicaid Planning, Estate Administration and Probate 330-533-9810 WPA Memorial Building l 132 S. Broad Street Suite 302 l Canfield, Ohio 44406 Page 9 The Senior News September 2014 living. The Sisters The Antonine Sisters have our service at Antonine Village will Antonine Sisters 29planfortoassisted open the new facility operated the adult day care be based on Christian principles,вЂќ North Lipkey Road center at the North Lipkey Sister Madeleine said. вЂњThat will Near Completion atin 2675 early November 2014. Road site since 1991 and include providing compassionate care вЂњThis is an important also serve at the nearby for older and disabled adults while of Village extension of our mission National Shrine of Our promoting their independence and NEWS NOTES Antonine Sisters Near Completion & Opening of $9 Million Assisted Living Center in Peaceful Setting The Antonine Sisters are nearing completion of the Antonine Village, a new $9 million assisted living and memory care center that will complement their 23-year-old adult day care facility in this peaceful, residential setting. The Antonine Village campus, built around a secure courtyard, will include 50 apartments, including 21 for adults with memory impairment and Record Low Cost-of-Living Adjustment? By Ed Cates, Board Chairman The Senior Citizens League The Social Security Trustees forecast that benefits will only grow 1.5% in 2015 вЂ” the same insufficient increase beneficiaries received this year. As costs-of-living dramatically rise, a static COLA will weaken your Paisley House Celebrates 105 Years 105 years ago, a group of civic-minded Youngstown women recognized the need for an assisted living home in which senior women could age gracefully in a safe environment with care provided as needed. From this vision came Paisley House, a non-profit senior living residence established in 1909 serving both women and men today. On Sunday August 24, the Paisley House was вЂњSpreading the warmth of sunshine, love and luck to all!вЂќ during their annual family picnic. Paisley House residents, staff, volunteers, board members and their families came together Sunday afternoon at Paisley House, 1408 Mahoning Avenue in Youngstown to enjoy a picnic meal, entertainment by Lon G, one man band and of course their families. The family picnic is one of the to serve the elderly in Lady of Lebanon. Ohio,вЂќ said Sister Marie The new Antonine Madeleine Iskandar, local Village will provide 24superior of the Sisters. hour nursing care, three вЂњWe are responding prepared meals a day, to needs that have housekeeping and been voiced over the laundry services, social years by families activities and other and friends of our services for assisted day care clients. living and memory We a r e v e r y care residents. pleased with the Religious service support we have received to develop and pastoral care will be available this facility in our quiet, pastoral as well. environment.вЂќ вЂњAs with our day care center, dignity.вЂќ The Antonine Sisters in North Jackson are a seven-member community of Maronite Catholic religious women and the only United States location of the Antonine Sisters. Established in the 18th century in Lebanon, today the Antonine Sisters Congregation has locations in France, Australia, Canada, Cyprus and the United States. The Congregation is inspired in the tradition of St. Anthony, the Third Century Egyptian monk who is recognized as the father of organized Christian monastic life. buying power even further. The current measurement of inflation used to determine COLA has been subject to a great deal of government tinkering. Since 2009, those with average benefits would have received about $3,942 more if COLAs were a more typical 3%. Whether you have been receiving benefits, or you just turned 60 and have not yet filed a claim, this record low adjustment will affect you! Since the COLA is part of the formula used to determine initial benefits, people who turned age 60 in 2009 will absorb the full brunt of the recent historically low COLAs. Methodical changes that the government made to consumer price calculations in the late 1990s have resulted in lowering the measured rate of inflation by about 7%. If that isn't bad enough, a leading proposal to reduce spending on Social Security would use an even more slowly growing "chained" consumer price index to calculate the increase. This proposal would hurt your benefits at a time you can't afford! TSCL is the voice for seniors on Capitol Hill, and right now we need to make that voice even louder to win the fight for a fair COLA. IMMUNE SYSTEM UNDER ATTACK? GOT THE SNIFFLES? long standing traditions at Paisley House. They can be proud of their many traditions and 105 years serving the community. Virastop contains the highest potency of an exclusive blend of proteases to assist the body in purification. The immune system can then concentrate its full action on an invasion. MucoStop is effective in reducing mucus. Blended to assist in overcoming the symptoms often associated with sinus and chest congestion. Health Food Center 6015 Market Street пЃ¬ Boardman пЃ¬ 330-965-1515 Dialing 2-1-1 links people to services l Basic Human Needs l Support for Older Adults and Caregivers: Meals, inResource: home services, Medicare and Food pantries, clothing, shelters, prescription assistance rent assistance, utility assistance l Support for Children, Youth l Physical and Mental Health Serving Mahoning, Columbiana and Families: Resource: and Trumbull counties. 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He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was that chill which only fear can put in you. He said, 'I'm here to help you, ma'am. Why don't you wait in the car where it's warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson.' Well, all she had was a flat tire, but for an old lady, that was bad enough. Bryan crawled under the car W H arner ouse looking for a place to put the jack, skinning his knuckles a time or two. Soon he was able to change the tire. But he had to get dirty and his hands hurt. As he was tightening up the lug nuts, she rolled down the window and began to talk to him. She told him that she was from St. Louis and was only just passing through. She couldn't thank him enough for coming to her aid. Bryan just smiled as he closed her trunk. The lady asked how much she owed him. Any amount would have been all right with her. She already imagined all the awful things that could have happened had he not stopped. Bryan never thought twice about being paid. This was not a job to him. This was helping someone in need, and God knows there were plenty, who had given him a hand in the past. He had lived his whole life that way, and it never occurred to him to act any other way. He told her that if she really wanted to pay him back, the next time she saw someone who needed help, she could give that person the assistance they needed, and Bryan added,'And think of me..' He waited until she started her car and drove off. 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The waitress came over and brought a clean towel to wipe her wet hair. She had a sweet smile, one that even being on her feet for the whole day couldn't erase. The lady noticed the waitress was nearly eight months pregnant, but she never let the strain and aches change her attitude. The old lady wondered how someone who had so little could be so giving to a stranger. Then she remembered Bryan. After the lady finished her meal, she paid with a hundred dollar bill. The waitress quickly went to get change for her hundred dollar bill, but the old lady had slipped right out the door. She was gone by the time the waitress came back. The waitress wondered where the lady could be. Then she noticed something written on the napkin. There were tears in her eyes September 2014 when she read what the lady wrote: 'You don't owe me anything. I have been there too. Somebody once helped me out, the way I'm helping you. If you really want to pay me back, here is what you do: Do not let this chain of love end with you.' Under the napkin were four more $100 bills. Well,there were tables to clear, sugar bowls to fill, and people to serve, but the waitress made it through another day. That night when she got home from work and climbed into bed, she was thinking about the money and what the lady had written. How could the lady have known how much she and her husband needed it? With the baby due next month, it was going to be hard....She knew how worried her husband was, and as he lay sleeping next to her, she gave him a soft kiss and whispered soft and low, 'Everything's going to be all right. I love you, Bryan Anderson.' Page 12 The Senior News September 2014 quit. On the flip side of this are people these programs. How Was Your they never It all depends on the kind of in their seventies who have to work. Every American deserves a break work you do. If you are a coal miner, Often they have jobs they don't really on Labor Day weekend, Sunday or Labor Day? then retirement at 55 looks great. enjoy but without working some they someday during the week. A rest from Labor Day, any day, count your blessings By Glenn Mollette The average American is happy to have a paying job with the opportunity to make a little more money. Most Americans would like to work a few extra hours when they could. However, many Americans dream of retiring to fish, golf, garden, or relax. Others enjoy working so much that Five Brain Fitness Tips By Susan Grotenhuis HereвЂ™s an idea to think about: To stay mentally sharp, sustained effort is key. It takes work to keep a complicated organ such as your brain in optimum condition. Fortunately, it doesnвЂ™t have to be complicated. You can follow these five simple steps to keep your mind bright: 1. Change. By the time you If the daily manual labor is not too overtaxing then many enjoy staying on the job. Some of my dearest friends are in their seventies and still work five days a week and sometimes more. A friend of mine who manages entertainers is 78 and has no current plans to retire. Another is 76 and is out every day working for a large corporation. Both agree that staying busy has been good for their mental and physical health. couldn't survive. Life would be almost impossible without Social Security and Medicare for America's senior adults. Most of our elderly would be starving or homeless without these two government programs. These programs along with people working whatever jobs they can find, keep most of America's seniors off the streets. I only wish that the money collected from people would stay in reach retirement age, your brain has mastered many tasks. You have to think of creative ways to surprise it. So change is vital to brain health. Change your routines, change your environment, make new friends, have different conversations, listen to different music, try new foods. List the most familiar things in your life and then change them. 2. Think. DonвЂ™t let your brain get bored. Stimulate it with lots of new, refreshing information. Read articles, visit museums, study a new topic or take up a new hobby. That awkward feeling you may remember from your first day on the job is what you want to replicate. Try learning a foreign language or a musical instrument. 3. Move. Experts agree that aerobic exercise has the greatest benefit in terms of helping your brain stay young. Encourage important blood flow to the brain by doing at least 21/2 hours of moderate aerobic activity (brisk walking) each week. Start where you can and gradually build up from there. Setting small, monthly goals keeps your efforts focused and on track. 4. Eat smart. Keep those arteriesвЂ”in your heart and your brainвЂ”from getting clogged with fat by eating plenty of fruits, veggies and whole grains. Stick with healthy fats such as those in nuts, avocados and olive oil. Include plenty of lean protein and fiber to round things out. Try to fill half your plate at each meal with fruits and vegetables. TheyвЂ™re full of anti-oxidants and supply important nutrients. Avoid white flour, generally found in breads and pastries. Losing any extra pounds can help, too. Maintaining a healthy weight means a better chance at a healthy brain. 5. Be happy. Human beings are social creatures. The brain is designed to interact with others and derives great benefit from close relationships. When youвЂ™re happy, your brain is happy. When youвЂ™re stressed or depressed, your brain releases a chemical called cortisol. Cortisol in small doses is useful for alertness and concentration. When it lingers, however, it attacks the cells in the hippocampus, where memories are formed. Getting plenty of sleep is also important for relaxing and renewing the mind. вЂў Ms. Grotenhuis is a certified Brain Fitness Facilitator with Asbury Communities, an aging services organization. For more information on Brain Fitness, visit www. Asbury.org/Perspective. When you or your loved one need help at home, what do you do? 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Unfortunately, millions of Americans would love the opportunity to work through Labor Day and the rest of the holidays if they could find a paying job. Without an income it's almost impossible to relax and enjoy any day. On Labor Day or any day, count your blessings if life is going well for you. Avoiding Financial Exploitation (NAPSI)вЂ”ThereвЂ™s good news for older Americans. While financial abuse and scams are believed to cost seniors an estimated $3 billion annually, you can help prevent them and protect yourself. For example, here are some steps you can take: вЂў Plan your financial future with trusted family members, friends and professionals. If managing your daily finances is difficult, consider engaging a money manager. вЂў Talk with a lawyer about creating a durable power of attorney for asset management, a revocable or living will, and trust and health care advance directives. вЂў D o n вЂ™t b e p r e s s u r e d o r intimidated into quick financial decisions or sign any documents you do not completely understand. вЂў Never provide personal information (Social Security number, credit card) over the phone unless you placed the call and know with whom you are speaking. вЂў Tear up or shred credit card receipts, bank statements, solicitations and financial records before disposing of them. For more tips on avoiding exploitation, or if you suspect you or someone you know is being exploited, call the Eldercare Locator at (800) 677-1116 or visit www.eldercare. gov. The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging. Page 13 The Senior News Priceless Estate Special to The Senior News By Bill Levine My sister and I completed my dadвЂ™s estate sale in about 5 minutes. I yielded the TV set and my momвЂ™s portrait to my sister and that wrapped it up. My dad, who passed away at 95, had outlasted all of his other personal effects of any value, as he down sized his life and then just withered away. These only two material possessions were worth, maybe a few hundred bucks. Sadly there were times when I thought that TV out rivaled mom in his life satisfactions. Dad and I bonded over late вЂ�50s and early вЂ�60s TV westerns. We didnвЂ™t hunt or shoot in real life because accidental dismemberment insurance was too high. But dad and I had avid discussions about who was the quickest draw on the prime time oaters that we habitually viewed. We also were glued to televised sport...New York Giants and later Patriots football games in the fall, and in the spring and summer Red Sox baseball games. Dad would quiz me on the lineups, and I would amaze him with my recall of names and uniform numbers. Even without me riding divan shotgun, TV prime time was dadвЂ™s time, unless it was poker night or a civic obligation night. MomвЂ™s portrait was painted sometime around BonanzaвЂ™s third or fourth season. It was a formal portrait by my dadвЂ™s cousinвЂ™s husband, who was a well-known artist. The painting captures mom in her still beautiful 30s, emphasizing her prominent but alluring straight nose, her lustrous red hair and her famous smile. It was the smile that helped me survive a quirky kid childhood. The portrait is a formal sitting with mom in a blue gown. The picture and dadвЂ™s TV viewing crossed paths in a way on March 17, 1963. It was the telecast of Bob CousyвЂ™s last game as a Celtic. Dad and I watched fascinated at half-time when the Cooz was presented with gifts of appreciation, one of which was a portrait by momвЂ™s artist, our cousin-in-law. From early empty nest-hood to early senility, about 20 years, my parentsвЂ™ town house was bisected by spheres of TV influence. DadвЂ™s TV domain was the 1st floor living room and momвЂ™s the second floor master bedroom. On visits I rarely saw them watch TV together. I would spend too much time with dad watching sports, perhaps to recapture my youth, while not giving equal time to mom. MomвЂ™s picture was in a prominent spot in the living room, but in this parallel universe, I wondered if TV was beating out mom as a significant other in dadвЂ™s life. To me this dueling TV life-style made sense based on some of the marital rancor I grow up with. Domestic harmony in my childhood household only emanated from the black and white idiot box sit-coms. On a visit to my parentвЂ™s in the late 1990вЂ™s I surprisingly found both parents in the living room. ThatвЂ™s when I found out that mom had AlzheimerвЂ™s. Through four memory care facilities and one locked psychiatric ward, my dad, though fully employed, visited my mom almost every day until she died seven years into the diagnosis. Until momвЂ™s condition was terrible severe, my dad would take her out for drives, to my chagrin, as I would go to visit mom only to learn that she was out at her favorite ice cream haunt with dad. He threw an 80th birthday party September 2014 for mom, inviting their few alive and viable close friends. Sadly, mom was overcome with apathy by this event, but for me it was a Hallmark moment. Finally, he realized that mom needed even more hands-on care then he or the memory unit could provide, so he hired a companion for mom, who dad checked in with daily. DadвЂ™s devotion to mom surprised me, based on what I thought was my personal surveillance of the friction in their marriage. Dad, in reality, was an attentive loving husband and not just a cohabitating couch potato. Maybe his devotion to mom was fueled by contemplation of the warm, pretty woman that he saw hanging above every time he clicked on the TV. When mom died, dad was 88. Dad, though, still resurrected her occasionally via dementia driven hallucinations. The TV helped him survive the last 7 years of his life. There were 162 Red Sox games to watch, 80 Celtics games, and football every Sunday. He didnвЂ™t miss too many contests. He would start every phone call to me with вЂњAre you watching the game?вЂќ He didnвЂ™t though, have the wherewithal to watch much of the Red Sox season in 2013. On one of my last visits to him it was sadly evident that he didnвЂ™t know they were champs. A couple of weeks later my sister and I were dividing up what I had come to see as his priceless estate. More importantly I felt that, for dad, mom had always been vivid, crisp hi-definition compared to the TVвЂ™S, mundane black and white. вЂњServing Your FamilyвЂ™s Funeral Needs for GenerationsвЂќ Pre-Planning When it comes to your final arrangements, shouldn't you make the decisions? The arrangements you make will reflect your exact wishes and desires. Pre-arranging your own service will help to ease the burden of your loved ones. It will also alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can occur among family members. Arrangements can be made in the comfort of your own home. 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At last his conscience began to bother him and he went to confession to repent. Father, it's 15 years since my last confession, and I've been stealing wood from the lumber yard all those years, he told the priest. I understand my son," says the priest. "Can you make a Novena?" O'Toole said, "Father, if you have the plans, I've got the lumber." RX Doctor to patient: I have good news and bad news: the good news is that you are not a hypochondriac. Getting Older "Retirement must be wonderful. I mean, you can suck in your stomach for only so long." --Burt Reynolds вЂњItвЂ™s no longer a question of staying healthy. ItвЂ™s a question of finding a sickness you like.вЂќ --Jackie Mason вЂњA man is as old as the woman he feels.вЂќ --Groucho Marx вЂњI did the ice bucket challenge twice today. 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The thief spends less than my wife did. m We always hold hands. If I let go, she shops. m My wife and I went to a hotel where we got a waterbed. My wife called it the Dead Sea. m She was at the beauty shop for two hours. That was only for the estimate. She got a mudpack and looked great for two days. Then the mud fell off. m The Doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill so the doctor gave him another six months. m The Doctor called Mrs. Cohen saying, "Mrs. Cohen, your check came back. " Mrs. Cohen answered, "So did my arthritis!" m Doctor: "You'll live to be 60!" Patient: "I am 60!" Doctor: "See! What did I tell you?" m Patient: "I have a ringing in my ears." Doctor: "Don't answer it !" m A drunk was in front of a judge. The judge says, "You've been brought here for drinking." The drunk says "I'll take a scotch and soda" And I know...I am married to one! Only a Good Southern Girl knows the difference between a hissie fit and a conniption fit, and that you don't HAVE them, you PITCH them. Only a Good Southern Girl knows how many fish, greens, peas, beans, etc., make up a "mess." Good Southern Girls know that "Gimme some sugar" is not a request for the white, granular, sweet substance that sits in a pretty little bowl in the middle of the table. A Good Southern Girl knows that "fixin'" can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adverb. Only Good Southern Girls make friends while standing in lines. They don't do queues, they do lines, and when theyвЂ™re in line, they talk to everybody! When you hear her say, "I was feedinвЂ™ Otie down by the crick" you know you are in the presence of a Good Southern Girl. Only true Good Southern Girls say "sweet tea" and "sweet milk." Sweet tea indicates the need for sugar and lots of it -- we do not like our tea unsweetened. Sweet milk means you don't want buttermilk. And a true Good Southern Girl knows you don't scream obscenities at little old ladies who drive 30 mph on the freeway. You just say, "Bless her heart" and go your own way. Page 15 The Senior News Taking Care by Lisa M. Petsche Help A Loved One Remain In Their Home When asked, most older adults say they would prefer to stay in their own home for the remainder of their life, in order to ensure their comfort and preserve their independence. While no one knows what the future holds, there are many things that you, as a family member, can do to maximize the chances that your aging relative can stay safe and well in their current environment. Read on to learn about some of them. easy to turn on and off. Arrange for a phone at their bedside. If their bedroom does not have a phone jack, get a cordless phone so they can keep the receiver with them at night - and wherever they spend their time during the day. Assist them in obtaining an adjustable bed, to maximize their comfort and facilitate mobility. Ensure thereвЂ™s a clear path from their bed to the bathroom. necessary, get battery-powered dome lights that easily attach to the wall. Get a chair lift if itвЂ™s hard for your relative to navigate stairs and they must do so daily. Equipment is available for all types of stair configurations. Some companies sell reconditioned models, which can make the cost more manageable. Outdoors Install handrails on both sides of entrance steps. In The Bathroom Have an entrance ramp built or a Have grab bars installed by the porch lift installed if necessary. toilet and in the bathtub or shower Install an exterior light with an area. Ensure the bars are placed in the automatic timer or a sensor, and affix proper location and well anchored to house numbers that are easy to see the wall. from the street. Get a rubber mat (the kind with Arrange for a property suction cups) for the tub or shower, maintenance service to tend your and a non-skid bath mat for the floor. relativeвЂ™s lawn and garden and clear Get a bathtub seat or shower snow in the winter. chair. Obtain a raised toilet seat if your General Tips relative has trouble getting on and off Ensure throw rugs and scatter the toilet. mats have a non-skid backing. Better Get a hand-held shower head so yet, remove them, since they are one they can shower sitting down. of the most common causes of falls. Consider installing a walkUse night lights in the bedroom, in bathtub or shower. Models are hallways and bathroom. Get the available with a variety of features, kind that have a motion sensor or such as a retractable hand-held shower and whirlpool jets. In The Kitchen Locate regularly used pots, dishes, staple foods and other supplies within easy reach. Ensure the heaviest items are stored in the lower cupboards. Get your relative a microwave oven for easy cooking and heating of In Stairwells prepared food. Steps should be in good repair Small appliances, such as kettles and toaster ovens, should have an and have a non-skid surface. Have solid handrails installed automatic shut-off feature as well as simple controls, large dials or buttons on both sides of stairways - ideally these should project past the top and and easy-to-read labels. bottom steps. In The Bedroom Keep steps free of clutter Situate a lamp within easy reach Ensure stairwells are well lit. If of your relativeвЂ™s bed. It should be September 2014 that automatically turn on in dim lighting conditions. Also get a couple of plug-in, rechargeable flashlights that automatically come on when the power goes out. Spend some time browsing in a medical supply store or perusing their online catalog to discover the many items available - reachers and electric-lift armchairs, for example - that can increase household safety and make everyday activities easier for your relative. Arrange for a personal emergency response service (also known as a medical alarm), whereby your relative wears a lightweight, waterproof pendant or bracelet with a button to press if they run into a crisis and need help. Studies have found that getting help quickly after a fall reduces the risk of hospitalization and death. If your relativeвЂ™s home is accessible but he or she cannot be left alone for long periods of the day, you may wish to investigate the option of a live-in caregiver. Lisa M. Petsche is a social worker and a freelance writer specializing in boomer and senior health and wellness. She has personal experience with elder care. Century House Of Salem, Ohio, Inc. 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The DepartmentвЂ™s Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) is holding Medicare Check-up Day events in every county through the Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 annual open enrollment period, Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor said. The events are intended to Medicare coverage options. People can also call OSHIIP at 800-686-1578 for assistance. вЂњOur aggressive statewide efforts have begun and we are excited to help Ohioans as they make decisions about Medicare coverage,вЂќ Taylor said. вЂњWe are doing Check-up Day events in every county to make it easier for Ohioans to access the information they need.вЂќ OSHIIP is MedicareвЂ™s designated free and impartial educational and enrollment assistance program in the state for those utilizing Medicare, family members and health care Life in the Balance: Fall Prevention from Multidisciplinary Perspectives Kent State University symposium will offer a multidisciplinary view on falls Department of Aging director one of many experts to address researchers, students and professionals on innovation in falls prevention Kent State University is hosting "Life in the Balance: Fall Prevention from Multidisciplinary Perspectives" o n N o v. 1 3 , 2 0 1 4 , f e a t u r i n g internationally renowned scholars presenting leading-edge research and interventions on fall prevention in community, home and health serving settings. The conference is co-sponsored by the Ohio Department of Aging. Life in the Balance: Falls Prevention from Multidisciplinary PerspectivesLast year, Gov. Kasich and Department of Aging Director Bonnie K. Burman led the creation of the STEADY U Ohio Initiative, a community-based effort to inform and educate the public about falls prevention. "Falls are not a natural part of the aging process, and most falls can be prevented," said Director Burman. "Small steps everyone can take include looking around you at NEWTON MANOR 571 Ridge Road, Newton Falls, Ohio Efficiency 1 and 2 bedroom apartments available in Newton Falls! Newton Manor apartments are exclusively for elderly or disabled people. All apartments include a range, refrigerator, air conditioner, window coverings, carpeting, and some have special architectural features for the handicapped. Rent (including utilities) is based on 30% of gross monthly income. Come visit in person or call us at (330) 872-0069. Office Hours: 9am - 2pm. пЃ¬ Monday - Friday TDD 1-800-545-1833, ext. 224 RENT BASED ON INCOME benefits can change. She said people comparing Medicare coverage should ensure a planвЂ™s covered drugs include their needed prescriptions and to consider the convenience of having pharmacies in network near where they live. ItвЂ™s also important to consider all out-of-pocket expenses before making a decision. At the Check-up Day events, attendees can learn about recent Medicare changes, such as the new deductibles, co-pay, and coinsurance amounts, the Medicare Advantage and Part D plan options (beginning in October), and about financial such as individuals claiming to be Medicare representatives, Taylor said. If you suspect wrongdoing or have been victimized, call the DepartmentвЂ™s fraud and enforcement hotline at 800686-1527. Ohioans can visit www.medicare. gov to enroll into Medicare coverage. A Check-up Days schedule and other Medicare information is available at www.insurance.ohio.gov. Call the OSHIIP hotline at 800686-1578 and 800-MEDICARE (800633-4227) for assistance. Ohioans can also find OSHIIP on Facebook. home, at work and in the community for habits and hazards that can lead to falls and injury. Then, learn what you can do to take action and remove or minimize the risk." At the symposium, Director Burman will be looking back at the past year as well as looking ahead to the future of falls prevention. The research and practices discussed at the symposium will help inform further statewide initiatives. Laurence Z. Rubenstein, M.D., M.P.H., professor and chair of Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and renowned expert on fall prevention assessment and intervention, will give the keynote address. Other speakers include: Judy Stevens, Ph.D., National Center for Excellence, who will speak on "Injury Prevention and Control Fall Prevention in the Community;" Jon Pynoos, Ph.D., University of Southern California Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, who will speak on "Falls Prevention in the Home;" and Margaret Calkins, Ph.D., Kent State University, who will speak on "Fall Prevention in Health Service Settings." Kent State has considerable strength in research on aging, with more than 30 faculty researchers across multiple colleges and departments. The symposium will feature a showcase of Kent State fall prevention research, a panel discussion, poster session and reception. The symposium runs from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center, 215 Depeyster Street, Kent, OH 44240. It is free and open to the public. Online registration is open until Nov. 6, 2014. Online poster submissions will be accepted until 6:30 p.m. EST on Oct. 1, 2014. For conference information, visit the website or contact Sheila Pratt, [email protected], 330-672-0701. Local and Affordable Medical Alert System Limited Time Special Pricing for readers of The Senior News Only $24.95/mo Call Us Today For Your Free Brochure! 330-967-0523 866-278-9954 www.ReliableMedicalAlert.com Page 17 The Senior News Lest We Forget by Neil R. Dell Arco LEST WE FORGET: THE PRELUDE TO VICTORY Dwight D. Eisenhower; вЂњI donвЂ™t like it, but there it isвЂ¦вЂќ then he slammed his fist into his left palm, вЂњO.K. letвЂ™s go.вЂќ He then reread the Book of Common Prayer, looking for a D-Day invocation. On the evening of June 6, he went on the radio to lead the nation in asking benediction for вЂњour sons, the pride of our nationвЂ¦ lead them straight and true,вЂќ he beseeched, вЂњgive them strength of their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith. They will need our blessings. Their road will be long and hard, for the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed. But we shall return again and again.вЂќ Then he asked guidance for those, like himself who must watch from home. Give us faith in thee, faith in our sons; faith in each other, faith in our crusadeвЂ¦ Meanwhile the issue was being decided amid the hedges and poppies of Normandy. After eleven days of fighting, General Omar Bradley announced his first casualties; 3283 dead and over 12,000 wounded. He had little to show for it, and London had a fresh reason for demanding results. General Wernher Von Braun had begun the massacre of British civilians with his V-1 rockets, launched from Nazi sites in France and in Belgium. The Allies needed a victory, the generals needed a major port, and everyone wanted an end to the Battle of the Bridgehead. Cherbourg didnвЂ™t fall until Tuesday, and the Germans had done everything they could to spoil the spoils. Breakwaters were smashed; cranes were destroyed, piers sown with mines and booby traps. It would be until August before the Army Engineers could clean up the mess. Nevertheless, the buildup continued. On July fourth, Eisenhower reported to Washington that the millionth man had landed in France, and 556,648 tons of supplies and 171,532 vehicles were ashore. Furthermore, the Battle of the Bridgehead was turning out to be a disguised blessing. The ferocity of the fighting had drawn the bulk of GermanyвЂ™s western forces into the Cotentin Peninsula. Panzer divisions were thrown in piecemeal to plug holes in the German line and were methodically chewed up, thus depriving the Nazis of future mobility when they needed it most, and behind the peninsula, in the open country of FranceвЂ™s heartland. At the same time, HitlerвЂ™s order not to retreat an inch shackled his field commanders and made retreats impossible. Caen fell to the British on July 9, and Saint Lo -, the road junction linking Normandy with Brittany вЂ“ to U.S. troops on July 26. Now General Patton was in the cockpit, driving hard. On July 25 he broke out in a powerful armored thrust towards Avouches and into Brittany, and by August 10 he had overrun Brittany and cut it off. Lord BeaverbrookвЂ™s London Express said, вЂњAmericans have proved themselves to be a race of great fighters, in the very front rank of men at arms.вЂќ On September 12, GIвЂ™s crossed the border and entered Germany near Eupen and Trier and probed the outer defenses of the Siegfried Line, western Germany had been invaded. That autumn the Canadians cleared the Scheldt estuary, the U.S. First Army took Aachen and penetrated the Siegfried Line. PattonвЂ™s Third Army captured Metz and Strasbourg and other American troops reached the Roer River. That was on December 3. Less than two weeks later Hitler caught the Allies with a major counterattack, crack troops flung themselves at the Americans with Field Marshall Gerald Von RundstedtвЂ™s battle cry. вЂњYour great hour has struck. Strong attacking Armies are advancing today against Anglo-Americans. I do not need to say more to you. You feel it. Everything is at stake. You bear the holy duty to achieve the superhuman for our Fatherland and the FuhrerвЂќ. SOURCES The Glory and the Dream, William Manchester. Little, Brown and Company. Boston, 1973. New Deal and Global War, by William E. Leuchtenburg and Life. Published by TIME incorporated New York, 1964 World History, People and Nations, Anatole G. Mazour and John M. Peoples, Published by Hardcourt Brace Jovanovich publishers, Orlando, San Diego, Chicago and Dallas, 1990 September 2014 Living A Full, Flavorful Life (NAPSI)вЂ”Being diagnosed with diabetes doesnвЂ™t mean your life needs to lack flavor. 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The settlers brought apple seeds and cuttings with them from Europe, not so much to cultivate them for eating (as most of these apple varieties were bitter), but for making cider. Cider had become a popular beverage in England and the New World settlers brought their taste for cider with them. Cider became so popular that it was sometimes used to pay salaries and some even believed that at one time it was more valuable than tobacco. Easy to grow and highly popular, by the 19th century there were roughly 14,000 varieties grown in North America. Today, fewer than 100 varieties are commercially cultivated, and of those, a mere handful dominate in the grocery stores. Chief among theses apples are the, вЂњred & golden deliciousвЂќ, the вЂњgranny smithвЂќ, and the вЂњfugiвЂќ. While surpassed by the banana as the number one fruit consumed in America some 40 years ago, the apple still stands as a healthy, wholesome, nutritious food loved by all of us. This month as the local apple orchards produce their harvest for the fall, apples will be in abundance. Go brave and try some new varieties, bake up a pie or make some cider. Whatever you do just be sure to partake of fallвЂ™s favorite fruit...the apple. Following are some recipes great for many of our areaвЂ™s apple varieties, give one a try! Trish September 2014 Pork Chops w/ Cabbage & Apples Caramel Apple Pie We took AmericaвЂ™s favorite pie and jacked it up a notch! Your gonna love this. Pastry for single-crust pie (storebought or your recipe) 1/2 cup sugar 3 tbsp. flour 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. salt 6 cups thinly sliced peeled apples Crumb Topping 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup quick-cooking rolled oats 1/2 cup butter Final Topping 1/4 c caramel ice cream topping 1/2 cup chopped pecans Prepare pastry for single-crust pie, being careful not to stretch dough too much. Place in pie plate, trim and crimp edge. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Add apple slices and toss until coated well. Transfer mixture to pie. FOR CRUMB TOPPING: Stir together brown sugar, flour, and oats. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter until topping resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle over apple mixture in pie. To prevent over-browning while baking, cover edge of pie with foil. Bake at 375В° for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake 25 to 30 minutes more, or until top is golden. Drizzle top with caramel topping; sprinkle with pecans. Cool on wire rack and serve. Apple Bacon Sweet Potatoes A wonderful side dish for all of you sweet potato lovers! 1 large onion, chopped 4 slices bacon, chopped 1-1/2 lb. sweet potatoes (2 large), peeled, cut into bite-size chunks 2 apples, chopped ВЅ cup apple juice 1 tsp. ground cinnamon Вј cup chopped pecans Heat oven to 375ВєF. Cook onions and bacon in large nonstick skillet on medium until onions are crisp-tender. Place potatoes in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Add apples, apple juice and cinnamon; mix lightly. Top with onion mixture; cover. Bake 40 min.; top with nuts. Bake 15 min. or until potatoes are tender and most the liquid is absorbed. By ing d l e i F Trish Candied Apple Pie Cheesecake Who could resist thisвЂ¦the name says it all! 1cup crushed gingersnaps 3 Tbsp. butter, melted ВЅ cup plus 2 Tbsp. sugar, divided 2 pkg. (8 oz. each) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened 2tsp. Vanilla ВЅ cup Sour Cream 2 eggs 1 cup apple pie filling, divided ВЅ cup Walnut Pieces, divided ВЅ cup toffee bits, divided Heat oven to 325В°. Mix crumbs, butter and 2 Tbsp. sugar; press onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate. Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar and vanilla with mixer until blended. Add sour cream; mix well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each. Stir in 1/2 each pie filling, nuts and toffee. Pour into crust. Bake 35 min. or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 4 hours. Top with remaining pie filling, nuts and toffee before serving. Green Apple Slaw Tart and oh so crisp, a great fall salad loaded with lots of lovely crunchy things! 1 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup cider vinegar 2 tbsp. sugar 1 tsp. salt 1/4 tsp. pepper Dash of cayenne (optional) 6 cups coleslaw mix (a 1 lb bag) 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and cut into matchsticks 1 cup pecans, toasted and chopped 1 cup raisins In a large bowl, mix together the mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and cayenne, if using. Stir in the coleslaw mix, apples, pecans, and raisins. Taste for seasoning and adjust with more salt and pepper if desired. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours before serving. Great for dinner on a cool crisp fall evening! 5 slices smoked bacon 2 tbsp. olive oil 4 (1 3/4 pounds) bone-in pork loin chops 3/4 tsp. ground black pepper 1 1/4 tsp. salt Flour, for dredging 1 large onion, thinly sliced 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 2 large carrots, thinly sliced on the diagonal 1 medium head green cabbage, cut lengthwise in half, cored, and sliced into shreds 3 small bay leaves 1/2 cups hard cider 2 large (1 pound) apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Drain on paper towels, pour out all but 2 tbsp. of drippings and add olive oil to skillet. Set pan aside. Season pork chops with 1/4 tsp pepper and 1/4 tsp salt; dredge pork chops in flour. Over medium heat cook pork chops on both sides until browned. Remove chops from the skillet and set aside. Add onion and garlic to skillet. Cook, stirring until onions soften. Add carrots, cabbage, bay leaves, hard cider, apples, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and remaining 1/2 tsp pepper. Stir well to combine, cover, and bring to a boil. Uncover pan and place chops on top of cabbage mixture. Re-cover and return to a boil. Reduce heat to medium, cook until chops are tender, about 20 minutes. Chop reserved bacon coarsely and sprinkle over pork and cabbage. Before serving, remove the bay leaves. Baked Apple Chicken Chicken with a twist that you are sure to like! 4 small, boneless skinless chicken breasts ВЅ cup sliced onions 2 red cooking apples, sliced 1/2 c maple-flavor pancake syrup 1/3 cup Zesty Italian Dressing Heat oven to 350В°. Cook chicken in large ovenproof skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high 3 min. on each side or until evenly browned. Remove from heat. Top chicken with onions; surround with apples. Mix syrup and dressing; pour over chicken. Bake 20 to 25 min. or until chicken is done (165ВєF). Drizzle with syrup mixture from bottom of skillet. Page 20 SENIOR SCENE The Senior News September 2014 PLACES TO GO...THINGS TO DO...PEOPLE TO SEE Of Mammograms and Footballs One Health Ohio will be hosting вЂњTailgating for Breast Cancer AwarenessвЂќ at the Youngstown Community Health Center on September 6, from noon вЂ“ 3:00 pm. Yo u n g s t o w n C o m m u n i t y Health Center - 726 Wick Avenue Youngstown. Phone: 330-747-9551 Come join us for: Raffles, vendors, gift baskets, educational stations for awareness, clinical breast exams, mammograms by the Tiffany Breast Care Center, live music provided by the Cody Gibson Band, refreshments. After we are done tailgating, be sure to join us at 4pm to see YSU take on Duquesne at Stambaugh Stadium and cheer the Penguins onto victory! The event is free and open to the public (excludes football game tickets). Shred It And Forget It Shepherd of the Valley вЂ“ Poland site Protecting Our Seniors. Shepherd of the Valley- Poland located at 301 W. Western Reserve Rd. is hosting document community shred day on September 20th from 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You will be able to see all documents being shred by a NAID Certified agent. Free Morning refreshments will be served! Materials Permitted: Documents, drawings, Photos, Blueprints, coupons, tickets, checks, magazine, Spiral notebooks, paper and binding clips, staples hanging folders, paper bags, brochures. Non-Permitted Material: Plastics, cardboard, boxes, Plastic bags, 3- ring binders, vinyl, metal, media such as : CDвЂ™S, DVDвЂ™S VCR. For More information please contact Elida Cowles L.P.N. Marketing /Admissions Director at 330-7267110 ext. 2318 or email; [email protected] shepherdof the valley.com I CanвЂ™t Drive 55 Trumbull County Senior Court AARP Driver's Safety Program offers a certified instructor to provide a review of driving skills and techniques as well as strategies to help seniors adjust to physical changes that may affect their driving ability. $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Class at the Hubbard Library Sep. 16th 10a.m. to 2p.m., at the Cortland SCOPE on Sep. 25th from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and at St. JoeвЂ™s at the Mall on Nov. 6th from 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call to reserve your place 330-675-2616. Co-sponsored by the Trumbull County Probate Court. Fancy A Nooner? Youngstown State University Dana School of Music, in collaboration with the Butler Institute of American Art, presents Music at Noon performances. Performances are held on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM at the Butler Institute of American Art. The concerts are free and open to the public and parking is free at the Butler. The 2 performances scheduled for the month of September are as follows: September 3rd вЂ“ New Music Guild / Guest Artist: Avguste Antonov September 24th вЂ“ Piano Recital For more info call 330/941-3636. For a complete calendar of events visit our website at web.ysu.edu/cac Free! Every Month! GATHERING PLACE EVENT - LORD OF LIFE CHURCH, 550 N. Broad St. Canfield. PHONE 330-5333531. Monday Sep. 8, 11:00 A.M. Program: Lunch with optional donation, seeing eye dog program with dogs, pet blessings (bring your pet!) and cards/games. This is a free community outreach social program offered to all senior citizens that is held on the second Monday of the month, EVERY MONTH! Different games and activities are offered each month. Come out and join us for an afternoon of fun and socialization! Spread the word, bring your friends! We are here for you! 330.533.3531 Channel Your Fred or Ginger Ballroom, Latin and Rhythm dancers are invited to share their joy of dancing in USA Dance Youngstown Warren Chapter #2015вЂ™s National Ballroom Week Celebration Show at the Eastwood Mall on Saturday September 20. Registration and info available at www.usadance2015.com. The show will consist of a wide range from beginning to advanced level dancing and will include amateur couples, proam, professionals and groups. Feature general dancing and a few line dances. Event held between 12:30 and 5:00 PM on Saturday September 20th in the main concourse of the Eastwood Mall. Junk In Your Trunk (ItвЂ™s Silent) On Sunday, October 19th at 4pm, Stambaugh Auditorium will continue its tradition of presenting classic, silent films with an accomplished organistвЂ™s accompaniment. Todd Wilson will play alongside the comedy Speedy, which was released in 1928. This film, starring Harold Lloyd, follows Harold вЂњSpeedyвЂќ Swift as he struggles to hold a job. After he is fired as a soda-jerk, he becomes a cab driver which leads to an opportunity to drive Babe Ruth to Yankee Stadium for the afternoon game. Pop, his girlfriendвЂ™s grandfather, is concerned about SpeedyвЂ™s inability to hold a job after he is again fired. With brief appearances by Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, this film takes the viewer to some of New York CityвЂ™s most notable landmarks including the original Yankee Stadium and Coney Island. Todd Wilson is head of the Organ Department at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Director of Music & Worship at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, OH. He is the curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severence Hall and House Organist for the Aeolian Organ at the Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens in Akron. An active interest in improvisation has led to his popular improvised accompaniments to classic, silent films. The event is available to the public at no charge. It is underwritten in part by: University Electric, York Mahoning, and Prout Boiler, Heating, & Welding. Tickets required and are available by calling the Box Office at 330-2590555. The Immaculate Heart of Mary will have a "Treasures in Your Trunk Sale", sponsored by its Social Concerns Group from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, September 13th. The sale will take place in the church parking lot, 4500 Norquest Blvd, Austintown. Only 100 spaces are available at $10.00 per space and we are filling up fast. No refunds will be given for any reason. Take your own table (up to 8') for setting up in front of your trunk. Homemade baked goods, food and beverages will be available. A used book sale will take place in the Parish Center at the same time. Also available this year will be a large selection of fresh mums from a local nursery. For more info or registration form, call Dolly at 330-792-8355 or Pet Solutions invites you and Rebecca Velasco at 330-799-7751. your pets to join us for our 3rd Annual Pet Rescues In The Park. Saturday September 6 from 11-4 pm at Mercer Dance on Sunday September 21. County Grange Fairgrounds. Orthodox Center, 1025 N. Belle Vista All types of animal rescue groups, Ave, Youngstown. Sponsored by USA HUGE Chinese Auction with must DANCE. see baskets, various animal related The evening will feature: vendors, food, beverage and baked 5:00 PM Basics for Beginners goods for sale, special animal events, 5 : 3 0 P M S a m b a L e s s o n showcase of adoptable animals, rabies sponsored by Professional Dancer clinic. Herb Flowers Free Admission and Parking! 6:15 - 9:00 PM Open dancing to For more information call Debbie Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Hustle 724-662-4485. PET SOLUTIONS $5.00 USA Dance Members, thanks you for your support!! Spaying $10.00 Non Members, $2.50 Students and Neutering saves lives!! Saturday, In The Park Happy Feet Page 21 SENIOR SCENE The Senior News September 2014 PLACES TO GO...THINGS TO DO...PEOPLE TO SEE WhereвЂ™s The Card Retire With Dignity Who Said I Was Going? Time to Retire Your Flag? The Victorian Players proudly Catalog File? Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County: Conquering the Inflammation of Arthritis without Prescriptions Dr. Kathy Padgitt will explain how nutrition and supplements can be used to treat the pain of osteoarthritis. Register online or call 330-744-8636. Poland, 7 p.m., Thurs., Sept. 25 Blood Drive - Proudly serving the needs of St. Elizabeth Hospital. Taking blood donations to help our community. For appointments call 1-800-733-2767. Austintown, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat., Sept. 6 Boardman, 1:30-6:30 p.m., Mon., Sept. 22 Poland, 12:30-6:30 p.m., Tues., Sept. 9, 18 Blood Pressure Screening by the Mahoning Chapter of the American Red Cross Boardman, 12:30-3 p.m., Tues., Sept. 2 Poland, 1-4 p.m., Tues., Sept. 23 Blood Pressure Check by the Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association Free Blood Pressure Check Austintown, 11 a.m.-1p.m., Sept. 23 Sebring, 1-3 p.m., Thu., Sept. 25 Tri-Lakes, 2-3 p.m., Tue., Sept. 9 Eclectic Genealogy: Introduction to Family History Research - Celebrate William Holmes McGuffeyвЂ™s 214th birthday with an introduction to genealogical research. Learn how to build your family tree! For adults. Poland, 6:30 p.m., Tues., Sept. 23 Blind Date with a Book Exciting, single book is seeking a fun-loving reader. Meet me at the Library anytime in September. Will be wearing a plain book jacket and sitting out on display. Rate me once youвЂ™ve read me. Check me out today! For adults. Eight Ball Corner Pocket Women's billiards club looking for new members we are an amateur club and are willing to teach anyone who would like to learn the game we will be meeting Thursday night's at Wedgewood lanes in Austintown starting in September for more information contact Carol at 330-2075457 or inquire at Wedgewood lanes True Bliss The Dana School of Music announces a faculty concert on Friday, September 5, 7:30 p.m. in Bliss HallвЂ™s Bliss Recital Hall featuring Stacie Mickens, horn; and Marissa Knaub, harp. The recital is free and open to the public. The program consists of pieces by mostly contemporary composers. Parking - Wick Ave., M1 parking deck for a nominal fee. Info is available During the month of September, Shepherd of the Valley is taking in tired, torn, and faded American flags that need to be retired. Most flags are not retired and burned with the ceremony they deserve. Some are burned in a barrel; some in a pile on the ground; others are cremated at a funeral home. Shepherd of the Valley wants to change this. announce their first show of the 2014-15 season; the Pulitzer Prize winning comedy, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU. This hilarious production opened August 29th and run through September 14th. The theater is located at 702 Mahoning Ave, Youngstown. You CanвЂ™t Take It With You is the story of an eccentric family and the Flags can be dropped off at any Shepherd of the Valley community between 8:30am and 8:00pm daily. Drop-off hours for the corporate offices are 8:30am вЂ“ 4pm. вЂў Boardman: 7148 West Blvd, 330-726-9061 вЂў Howland: 4100 North River Road, NE, Warren; 330-856-9232 вЂў Niles: 1500 McKinley Ave., 330-544-0771 вЂў Poland: 301 W. Western Reserve Road, 330-726-7110 вЂў Corporate Office/At Home With Shepherd: 5525 Silica Road, Austintown; 330-530-4038 Flags will be delivered to a local veteranвЂ™s group for proper disposal. For more information, contact the nearest Shepherd of the Valley community at the above numbers. events that change their lives during by calling 330-941-3636. a week in the summer of 1936. Expect lots of laughs and a little romance in this classic American story by the legendary playwriting team of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart. Don McLean and Judy Collins Curtain is at 7:30 on Friday and on a great double bill! October 10th, Saturdays and 2:00 on Sundays. Ticket 8:00 p.m. Packard Music Hall. prices are $12 for adults; $9 for seniors A portion of all tickets sales (62+) and students ( must show ID). will benefit Trumbull Mobile Meals. Call (330) 746-5455 for reservations. Tickets, $90, $60, $45 or $30. Drove My Chevy To The Levy You know that saying... Do what you love? If you love our magazine and have some sales experience, weвЂ™d love to talk. This position is perfect for someone who wants to work from home with flexible hours and solid earning potential. Interested? 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