Elkhart and Kosciusko Edition
As I’ve often said, mini vacations are a favorite thing for the Seelys to do. Thus, with a few days off, we loaded suitcases in the trunk of the car and headed southwest to Branson, Mo.
Recently, a Johns Hopkins publication reported on a study that demonstrated that of a million Medicare beneficiaries who had cataracts, patients who had surgery to remove and replace them had a 16 percent to 23 percent lower hip fracture risk than those who had cataracts but who didn’t have the surgery.
Eating healthy means you need to take a look at your own plate. Is half your plate vegetables and fruit?
American Red Cross has launched its official tornado App, putting lifesaving information right in the hands of people who live in, visit, or have loved ones in tornado-prone areas.
It may come as a surprise to anyone who knows Robin Mitchell, Winona Lake, that there was once a time when he did not like riding his bike up hills.
Wish these readers a happy birthday this month!
Spending 40 years of his life as a librarian didn’t come difficult to Rex Gleim. As the former Supervisor of Media Services for Elkhart Community Schools, Gleim has always been interested in serving those inside his community and aboard.
Pets are great companions and offer endless amounts of love and affection, wet kisses and apparently better health. For older adults, pets can provide companionship, longevity and numerous health benefits.
Prince William Sound has deep water that doesn’t freeze in winter. It is hidden from the sea and clouds are almost always heavy.
Our travels took us to the small town of Healy, Alaska, and the Motel Nord Haven on the Parks Highway. The town is called the gateway to Denali National Park and Preserve, a park originally established to protect large mammals. It covers six million acres and is home to Mt. McKinley.
While 4-H is typically for kids, adults who serve as leaders tend to enjoy it just as much.
Those having friends who are senior citizens 65 years or older who will be celebrating birthdays or anniversaries soon may send their names and addresses to include them in the Cheers Report. Also, know people listed in this column? Then send them cards to remember them on their special day.
“I don’t want to work for anybody now that I’ve worked for myself,” Julie Walters, partial owner of Time Out Trailers in Elkhart, stated.
(EDITOR’S NOTE: Each month Senior Life will be printing a short story by Woodworth, which relates to days gone by. This is the first of two parts on the chapter titled “Hot cocoa in the wintertime” from the book “Growin’ Up Poor.”)