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A Lucky Catch at the Ball Game

Talk about being in the right place at the right time!  At a recent Arizona vs. Colorado baseball game an elderly woman caught a baseball without even trying.  She was merely sitting in her seat, apparently reading, when a fly ball was hit into...

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Recap of Wednesday’s Luncheon

The Myra Rubenstein Weis Health Resource Center Luncheon was held yesterday, May 1.  For those of you who attended, we would like to say thank you for attending. And for those of you who were unable to attend, we have a recap of the afternoon. This...

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Be Yourself and Be Happy

Everyone keeps saying that to be happy, you just need to “be yourself”.  This simple phrase has been used so often that we are now skeptical of it.  Is there any scientific proof that “being yourself” will actually make you happier? homemade body wrap...

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Nursing Home Rates Jump

The economy is still struggling to right itself, and yet costs for necessities continue to increase.  This unfortunately includes some forms of senior care. Rocket Chinese The most significant jump in rate is the monthly cost of assisted living communities.  The average rate is...

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Tips to Discuss Senior Care Options

Approaching the subject of senior care support can be difficult, especially if the senior has a mental illness.  It is estimated that nearly 20% of the senior population has a mental illness such as dementia, bipolar disorder, and depression.  The adult children of these...

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Gardening Great Exercise for Summer

As the weather gets warmer and the first flowers begin to bloom, it is an excellent time to consider starting a garden.  Everyone can benefit from creating and growing an edible garden.  Seniors especially can reap not only the harvest but also valuable health...

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Fun Events Around Chicago

This winter has been cold, snowy, and seemingly never-ending.  But now as the flowers are beginning to bloom and the temperature rises, we can’t help but to get out of the house.  Luckily, there are several events and classes for Chicago seniors happening around...

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Go On, Have Another Cup

Are you looking for another excuse to drink your favorite coffee every morning?  Well, a study recently done in Japan in conjunction with the American Heart Association found that drinking coffee and green tea daily lowered the risk of strokes. It was determined that...

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Give Thanks to the Fruit Fly

Why should we be thanking fruit flies?  Because they may hold the key to understanding aspects of Alzheimer’s disease. mortgage lenders Research is being done using fruit flies to see if “jumping genes”, or transposons, are responsible for deterioration of brain cells in Alzheimer’s...

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