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VOLUME 28 • ISSUE 9
SEPTEMBER 2014
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EUREKA!
Daily Discoveries
by Scott LaFee
The Senior News
September 2014
pumps manure into a lined and covered collection pit five football fields in size and 33 feet deep. The manure liquifies,
becoming about 99 percent water. Solids are filtered out, and the rest is left to percolate, eventually producing almost
pure methane gas.
A second dairy is slated to join the project soon, but Albers, who has created
his own energy company called BioEnergy Solutions, said that’s just a
start. With more than 2 million dairy cows in California alone,
gas passed may also be gas of the future. 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.
“When most people see a pile of
manure, they see a pile of manure,” ANTHROPOLOGY 101
In old England, groups of Sussex and Devon men
Vintage Dairy owner and energy
entrepreneur David Alpers said. “We 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.”
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
ROCKIN’ EIGHT
fuel. The Vintage Dairy collects and the trees.
LEGS
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The Senior News
Hey Guys...Here’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
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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.
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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.
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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.
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"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.
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care planning visit the Heart Failure
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The View
From My
Recliner
By E.E. Rickey
war stories to those of us who would
listen as he chewed and spit tobacco.
The latter I somehow assumed was
required to be a marine.
The plan was for me to walk
down the street, meet Miss
Inez, pick up May Jane
Swakhammer, another
means one could look down through
the clouds and on a clear day see the
ground below.
Miss Inez told us not to look
down...which of course resulted
in me immediately looking down.
I froze. No amount of coaxing,
threat or bribery
kindergartener, a n d t h e n w a l k
together the one mile to Wilson
School. I shall never forget that first
day. 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 “Be sure and shut the door on your
way out.”
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 –
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
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homes provided ambulance services.
It also doubled as a hearse.
I don’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?
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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
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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?
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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
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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,”
North Lipkey Road
center at the North Lipkey Sister Madeleine said. “That will
Near Completion atin 2675
early November 2014.
Road site since 1991 and include providing compassionate care
“This 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
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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 — 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 “Spreading the
warmth of sunshine, love and luck
to all!” 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,” said Sister Marie
The new Antonine
Madeleine Iskandar, local
Village will provide 24superior of the Sisters.
hour nursing care, three
“We 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.”
“As with our day care center,
dignity.”
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.
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AROUND
COMES
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From The Senior News'
Email Box
One day a man saw a old lady,
stranded on the side of the road, but
even in the dim light of day, he could
see she needed help. So he pulled up
in front of her Mercedes and got out.
His Pinto was still sputtering when he
approached her. Even with the smile
on his face, she was worried. No one
had stopped to help for the last hour
or so.
Was he going to hurt her? He
didn't look safe; he looked poor and
hungry. 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. It had been a cold and depressing
day,but he felt good as he headed for
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home, disappearing into the twilight.
A few miles down the road the
lady saw a small cafe. She went in
to grab a bite to eat, and take the
chill off before she made the last
leg of her trip home. It was a dingy
looking restaurant. Outside were two
old gas pumps. The whole scene was
unfamiliar to her. 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.'
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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
Here’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 doesn’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. Don’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
arteries—in your heart and your
brain—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. They’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
you’re happy, your brain is happy.
When you’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.
• Ms. Grotenhuis is a certified Brain
Fitness Facilitator with Asbury Communities,
an aging services organization. For more
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the daily grind helps us to reflect and
appreciate life a little more.
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)—There’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:
• Plan your financial future with
trusted family members, friends and
professionals. If managing your daily
finances is difficult, consider engaging
a money manager.
• 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.
• D o n ’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.
• Never provide personal
information (Social Security number,
credit card) over the phone unless you
placed the call and know with whom
you are speaking.
• 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.
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Priceless Estate
Special to The Senior News
By Bill Levine
My sister and I completed my
dad’s estate sale in about 5 minutes.
I yielded the TV set and my mom’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
�50s and early �60s TV westerns.
We didn’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 dad’s time, unless it was poker
night or a civic obligation night.
Mom’s portrait was painted
sometime around Bonanza’s third or
fourth season. It was a formal portrait
by my dad’s cousin’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 dad’s TV viewing crossed paths in
a way on March 17, 1963. It was the
telecast of Bob Cousy’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 mom’s
artist, our cousin-in-law.
From early empty nest-hood
to early senility, about 20 years, my
parents’ town house was bisected by
spheres of TV influence. Dad’s TV
domain was the 1st floor living room
and mom’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. Mom’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 dad’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 parent’s in the late 1990’s
I surprisingly found both parents in the
living room. That’s when I found out
that mom had Alzheimer’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 mom’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.
Dad’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 didn’t miss too many
contests. He would start every phone
call to me with “Are you watching the
game?” He didn’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 didn’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 TV’S,
mundane black and white.
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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
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O'Toole said, "Father, if you have
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"Retirement must be wonderful. I
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m I just got back from a pleasure
trip. I took my mother-in-law to the
airport.
m I've been in love with the
same woman for 49 years! If my wife
ever finds out, she'll kill me!
m What are three words a
woman never wants to hear when she's
making love? "Honey, I'm home!"
m Someone stole all my credit
cards but I won't be reporting it. 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"
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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 they’re in line, they talk to
everybody!
When you hear her say, "I was feedin’
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.
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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 there’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 it’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. relative’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 relative’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 relative’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.
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assistance programs, including extra
professionals.
Ohioans Urged to Prepare for
Taylor encourages Ohioans help with prescription costs and for
Upcoming Medicare Open
satisfied with their current Medicare Part B premium savings.
plan to still comparison shop coverage
Ohioans should watch for high
Enrollment
help people understand the different for 2015 because plan costs and pressure, and predatory sales practices,
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NEWS
NOTES
COLUMBUS – A free Ohio
Department of Insurance educational
program that helped Ohioans with
Medicare save a record $16.4 million
last year will be holding events
across Ohio to help consumers better
understand their options.
The Department’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.
“Our aggressive statewide efforts
have begun and we are excited to help
Ohioans as they make decisions about
Medicare coverage,” Taylor said.
“We are doing Check-up Day events
in every county to make it easier for
Ohioans to access the information
they need.”
OSHIIP is Medicare’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
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comparing Medicare coverage should
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their needed prescriptions and to
consider the convenience of having
pharmacies in network near where they
live. It’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 Department’s
fraud and enforcement hotline at 800686-1527.
Ohioans can visit www.medicare.
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A Check-up Days schedule and other
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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
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the website or contact Sheila Pratt,
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Lest
We
Forget
by Neil R. Dell Arco
LEST WE FORGET:
THE PRELUDE TO
VICTORY
Dwight D. Eisenhower; “I don’t
like it, but there it is…” then he
slammed his fist into his left palm,
“O.K. let’s go.” 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
“our sons, the pride of our nation…
lead them straight and true,” he
beseeched, “give 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.” 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 crusade…
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 didn’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
Germany’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 France’s heartland. At the
same time, Hitler’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 – 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 Beaverbrook’s London
Express said, “Americans have proved
themselves to be a race of great
fighters, in the very front rank of men
at arms.”
On September 12, GI’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. Patton’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 Rundstedt’s battle cry.
“Your 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 Fuhrer”.
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
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• Eat fewer “empty calories,”
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• Choose protein foods that are
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chicken without the skin.
• Flavor your food with fresh
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Trish’s Dishes
As we move into fall, let’s talk
about America’s favorite fall crisp
fruit; the apple. As a child, apples were
a regular staple in our house. We had
two big apple trees in our front yard,
and I do believe they were my daddy’s
favorite fruit. I have fond memories
of my mother’s fabulous apple cake
with caramel sauce not to mention her
apple pie. Yes, apples were my “go to”
fruit when I was a kid.
The apple did not originate
in North America but instead was
first introduced to our country in
Jamestown in 1607. 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, “red & golden
delicious”, the “granny smith”, and
the “fugi”.
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 fall’s
favorite fruit...the apple.
Following are some recipes great
for many of our area’s apple varieties,
give one a try!
Trish
September 2014
Pork Chops w/
Cabbage & Apples
Caramel Apple Pie
We took America’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.
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Candied Apple Pie
Cheesecake
Who could resist this…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.
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PLACES TO GO...THINGS TO DO...PEOPLE TO SEE
Of Mammograms
and Footballs
One Health Ohio will be
hosting “Tailgating for Breast Cancer
Awareness” at the Youngstown
Community Health Center on
September 6, from noon – 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 – 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 :
CD’S, DVD’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 Can’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. Joe’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 – New Music
Guild / Guest Artist: Avguste Antonov
September 24th – 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 #2015’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
(It’s Silent)
On Sunday, October 19th at 4pm,
Stambaugh Auditorium will continue
its tradition of presenting classic, silent
films with an accomplished organist’s
accompaniment. Todd Wilson will
play alongside the comedy Speedy,
which was released in 1928.
This film, starring Harold Lloyd,
follows Harold “Speedy” 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
girlfriend’s grandfather, is concerned
about Speedy’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 City’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
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PLACES TO GO...THINGS TO DO...PEOPLE TO SEE
Where’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 McGuffey’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
you’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 Hall’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 Can’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 – 4pm.
• Boardman: 7148 West Blvd,
330-726-9061
• Howland: 4100 North River
Road, NE, Warren; 330-856-9232
• Niles: 1500 McKinley Ave.,
330-544-0771
• Poland: 301 W. Western
Reserve Road, 330-726-7110
• Corporate Office/At Home
With Shepherd: 5525 Silica Road,
Austintown; 330-530-4038
Flags will be delivered to a
local veteran’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.
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