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Elkhart and Kosciusko Edition

Caregiving provides Sherry Newcum opportunity to improve others' lives

“I started in a day care center but didn’t like the facility,” said Sherry Newcum, Syracuse. When CNA training classes became available, she took them, which led her to a career as a caregiver.

For Haag, county fair season is 12 months long

Thousands of people pack the Elkhart County 4-H fairgrounds in Goshen every July for one of the largest county fairs in the entire country. Coordinating an event that’s so popular is tremendously challenging, and the fact that it’s accomplished by hundreds of volunteers and a staff of only 12 leaves fair coordinators in other cities incredulous.

Gagnon enjoys coordinating Kids' Club and seeing the kids progress

Kathy Gagnon, Warsaw, has been with the Kids’ Club, a Kosciusko Community YMCA before and after school program, for approximately 13 years, starting at the Washington Elementary School site.

Scenic city tour of Anchorage

Low hanging clouds didn’t spoil our tour of the city of Anchorage — we have learned through the years the weather doesn’t always cooperate with our plans so we venture out on good days and bad to see what we can see.

Indiana Auto & RV turns 20

It's been 20 years since the first issue of Indiana Auto & RV rolled off our presses.

Food safety with food preservation!

Enjoying food at its best quality is the ultimate in fine dining. The challenge is keeping food safe for an extended time.

Implantable defibrillators lead to decrease cardiac arrests

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators account for one-third of the decrease in cardiac arrests caused by ventricular fibrillation in North-Holland, according to research in “Circulation,” an American Heart Association journal.

Open enrollment for Medicare begins Oct. 15

A portion of people who have Medicare will be excited to know that Medicare’s Fall Open Enrollment Period, known as the Annual Coordinated Election Period begins this month.

Identity theft, retirement, Extra Help questions answered

What can I do to protect myself against identity theft?

Fashion: stylish and eccentric seniors

“Respect your elders and let these ladies and gents teach you a thing or two about living life to the fullest,” writes Ari Seth Cohen, author of Advanced Style, who believes personal style advances with age.

Overeating associated with MCI?

If you have mild cognitive impairment, you may be aware your memory or mental function has “slipped.” And your family and close friends may also notice a change. But generally these changes aren’t severe enough to interfere with your day-to-day life and usual activities.

Has my 'smeller' failed me? part 2

Each month Senior Life will be printing a short story by Woodworth which relates to days gone by. This is the second of two parts on the chapter titled “Has my ‘smeller’ failed me” from the book “Growin’ Up Poor.”

Fall is in the air

I like living in northern Indiana where the seasons change and our locally grown food choices are also seasonal. It is the time of year many of us change what we are eating, how we prepare our food and what we wear. I

Running a lifelong passion

Despite his interest, Jerry Byrd, 71, of Warsaw, did not participate in track and field until he was 10 years out of high school and starting college at a branch campus of Ohio State.

Tofu and spinach, Mennonite cooking has changed

The very first Mennonite cookbook by all accounts appeared just a year before I was born in 1950. The foods we ate were quite simple and boring by today’s standards and I don’t recall my mother ever serving spinach, either cooked or fresh.