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    Intergenerational art class about more than art

    Every other month, the young and the young at heart come together within the community to collaborate in the name of art. Side-by-side—and often together—the budding artists work on projects ranging from acrylic paintings to holiday ornaments, but often the finished product is little more than an afterthought.“This class gives me some time to spend with my granddaughter. They grow up so fast that sometimes you just don’t get to spend any time with them,” said reside...  Read More...

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    Ruth Drown remains dedicated fixture in community

    For most people, retirement means slowing down, kicking back and enjoying a well-deserved break from the day-to-day grind.Not for Ruth Drown.Ruth, who retired from the community in 2014, where she served has a dietary aide, cook and dishwasher, has become a regular volunteer in the community’s kitchen and dining room.Whether she’s folding napkins or helping to set the tables for dinner, it seems she’s always nearby and ready to lend a hand.“Whenever I can help somebody, I...  Read More...

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    5 lessons from the oldest old

    Photo cedit: Adobe Stock[/caption]By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn&...  Read More...

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    Thanks to Julie Ottley, a helping hand is never far away

    Day or night, the staff and residents of Salina Presbyterian Manor know they can always count on Julie Ottley. A resident for six years, Julie is the community’s de facto volunteer-in-residence. From serving at community potlucks and setting up in-house art receptions to distributing cookies during support groups and filling coffee pots at social gatherings, Julie has done it all—even play the Easter bunny.“One of the favorite things I have done here was when they asked me to h...  Read More...

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    Tell Your Doctor What’s on Your Bucket List

    Your doctor can’t read your mind. A doctor assumes everyone wants to live and continue to live the best, healthiest, happiest life possible — but that means something different for everyone. If your doctor knows about your long-term goals and “bucket list” items, however, that can be used to direct your health plan and goals.Dr.   Read More...

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    5 Life Lessons From Stephen Hawking

     As his death is met with grief, we remember his wisdom. [Photo credit: hawking.org.uk][/caption]By Bryce Kirchoff for Next AvenueAs the passing of renowned physicist and public intellectual Stephen Hawking is met with grief and remembrance the world over, Next Avenue wanted to honor the man who educated the world on a host of issues by sharing five important lessons we learned from him:1. Trust in science, but remember that we haven’t uncovered all its mysteries yet.At 22, Professor ...  Read More...

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    One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

    Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking.   Read More...

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