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Employment

SEPTEMBER 20

4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Edward Jones Headquarters West Atrium
Edward Jones Headquarters September 20, 4:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m. We are looking for highly motivated, results-oriented individuals to join our team. Join us in St. Louis for our Diversity Career Event where you can learn firsthand why Edward Jones has been recognized as a FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For
® in 2016.* Event Overview Network with hiring leaders Discover career opportunities in our headquarters locations and nationwide network of branch offices Hear from our Chief Human Resources Officer Anthony McBride Learn about the Edward Jones opportunity and how we are investing in you Agenda 4:30 p.m. - Doors open to participants 5:00 p.m. - Welcome & Opening comments by Anthony McBride 7:00 p.m. - Event concludes Location Edward Jones Headquarters West Atrium 12555 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63131.

Jeff Ponte, edwardjones.com, Edward Jones, 314-469-1696, www.edwardjones.com/stlouis


SENIOR HOME CARE
Senior Home Care is looking for experienced CNA's and Home Care Aides for full-time, part-time, evenings, overnights, and weekend shifts. Benefits include competitive wages, training and continuing education for all employees, one-on-one care with clients to foster meaningful relationships, flexible work schedules, a stable company, friendly, supportive work environment, and employee appreciation events, workplace focused on ethics and care for the elderly, 24-hour on-call registered nurse support, awards and recognition for outstanding performance. Employment requires two or more years' experience caring for the elderly, reliable means of self-transportation, ability to effectively read, write and speak English, valid Driver's License, auto insurance and a good driving record, and successfully pass background screening and drug testing. Visit our website
, www.seniorshomecare.com and fill out our online application located under the careers link at the top of the page 2. Join us at our Hiring Open House, Mondays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., located at 504 Marshall Ave. Webster Groves, MO 63119. For questions call Katie-314-962-2666, or email Katie Cunningham-Gales at katie@seniorshomecare.com, Seniors Home Care, LLC, 314-962-2666, www.seniorshomecare.com. 

Katie Cunningham Gales, katie@seniorshomecare.com, Seniors Home Care, 314-296-2666, www.seniorshomecare.com

 

SENIOR SERVICES PLUS

Alton Illinois
Senior Services Plus is located in Alton, Illinois and is growing and is looking to add to their staff! The agency is a public center that is a non-profit 501c3 United Way agency established to help enrich the lives of older adults through programs and services that encourage independent living.
While common misconception is that it is just for older adults, we have services for all ages. The Senior Services Plus Wellness Center features state-of-the-art equipment, over 50 fitness classes, personal training, nutrition consulting, and more. It is open to anyone 16 years of age and older. We are also a Silver Sneakers and Silver & Fit facility. At Senior Services Plus Wellness, we believe that everyone should have access to an affordable health and wellness program to improve their health and reach their personal fitness goals. We offer personal training, group classes, nutritionist, holistic living series, Fresh & Fit Menu, massage therapy, weight training club, and more. For more information about the Wellness Center contact us at 618-465-3298 ext. 109. 

Diana Haynes, dhaynes@seniorservicesplus.org, Senior Services Plus, 618-465-3298, http://bit.ly/247gHwV

Health & Wellness

SEPTEMBER 15

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Walgreens will be at Senior Services Plus in Alton September 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. offering discounted flu shots. Get your flu shot before the season hits. Senior Services Plus is located at 2603 North Rodgers Ave., Alton, IL

Diana Haynes, dhaynes@seniorservicesplus.org, Senior Services Plus, 618-465-3298, http://bit.ly/SSPhome

 

SEPTEMBER 20

6:00 p.m. at Des Peres Hospital
You live your life at one speed - Full Out. Don't let knee pain hold you back. Makoplasty ® robot-assisted partial knee resurfacing is a minimally invasive procedure that can help relieve knee pain and restore range of motion. This surgery preserves healthy bone and tissue, typically resulting in a shorter hospital stay with a faster recovery time. Learn more at our seminar September 20, 2016 6:00 p.m. with Dr. Scott Zehnder. Call 1-888-457-5203 to register.

Simone Valle, simone.valle@tenethealth.com, Des Peres Hospital, 314-966-9695, www.despereshospital.com

 

SEPTEMBER 29

10:00 a.m. at Wildey Theater in Edwardsville
Glen Campbell, "I'll Be Me" Movie will raise awareness about Alzheimer's disease. St. John's Community Care, Hospice of Southern Illinois and Eden Village Retirement Community are sponsoring this movie, Sept. 29th at 10:00 a.m. at the historic Wildey Theater in Edwardsville. Join us as we experience the wildly unpredictable nature of Glen's progressing disease. Enjoy the music of his 'Goodbye Tour".  Free admission, and free popcorn and soda to the first 100 registrants. All attendees will receive a free resource packet before leaving. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided by The Main Street Community Center in Edwardsville. Registration is required. Please call Mary at Hospice of Southern Illinois at 618-222-5905.

Wanda Todoroff, wtodoroff@edenvillage.org, Eden Village Retirement Community, 618-406-5474

 

OCTOBER 3

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Mercy Hospital von Gontard Conference Center
Boomers & Beyond Health & Wellness Expo on Monday, October 3, 2016 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Mercy Hospital's von Gontard Conference Center, 621 S. New Ballas Road, St. Louis, MO 63141. Free admission. Easy drop off by the Conference Center entrance, or valet parking or free parking at Temple Emanuel lot on Conway.  Shuttles to the Event.  Learn what's new for Medicare in 2017. Resources for older adults and caretakers include; blood pressure readings, physical therapy demos, flu shots, bone density screenings, don’t forget to bring insurance card. Mercy Gift shop offers coupons for local businesses and Chamber business giveaways.  A drawing for a power lift recliner chair from Rothman Furniture will be featured.

Jennifer Stringer, jstringer@ccochamber.com, Creve Coeur-Olivettte Chamber of Commerce, 314-569-3536, www.ccochamber.com

 

OCTOBER 8

9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
St. Louis Help Medical Equipment Donation Drive will be held on October 8, 2016.  St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program, St. Louis HELP, is hosting another medical equipment donation drive at 14 area-wide Walgreens. The event is on Saturday, October 8, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. We accept tax-deductible donations of manual and power wheelchairs, electric hospital beds, shower chairs, canes, crutches, walkers, grab bars, elevated toilet seats, portable commodes, lift chairs, seating cushions, back supports, and folding ramps. See
www.stlhelp.org for Walgreens locations. 314-567-4700. St. Louis HELP loans the donated home medical items to anyone in need, at no cost or fee. St. Louis HELP is a non-profit organization.

Liz Cannon, cannonliz@yahoo.com, St. Louis HELP, 314-567-4700, www.stlhelp.org


OCTOBER 13 AND DECEMBER 15

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hospital
Grandparent’s Class is for expectant grandparents and reviews current hospital care for mother and baby, infant safety information and tips on being helpful as grandparents. A tour of the birthing suites is included. Call 314-205-6906 or visit
www.stlukes-stl.com to register online. Fees: $20.00. Dates: October 13, Thursday, December 15, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at St. Luke’s Hospital Conference Room on 3rd floor, across from the Medical Library, 232 S Woods Mill Rd, Chesterfield, MO 63017.

Theresa Dickens, theresa.dickens@stlukes-stl.com, St. Luke's Hospital, 314-205-6906, www.stlukes-stl.com


Lectures / Cont. Education

SEPTEMBER 17

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Safe at home is a free educational seminar, a part of the Aging with Grace Seminar series.  Gain insight into what you need to do to ‘right-size a living situation’ to support one’s highest good.  Designed for pre-retirees, boomers, seniors and their families.  Get answers from subject matter experts to:  where do I begin, what will I need to do to successfully age in place, how do I best move forward to have a safer home environment, who can I trust for  later-in-life transitions, how do I coordinate all these details?

Featured speakers and panelists include an elder attorney, Medicare specialist, certified senior housing professional, a safe money specialist and a special presentation by a U.S. Secret Service agent. 

When: Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. to  11:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church Cafeteria, 1420 South Sappington Rd, 63126. Join us and bring friends, family members, and parents.  Seating is limited.  All are welcome.  Reserve your seat today.  Sponsored by The Daughters of St. Paul (Pauline Books & Media, Crestwood, MO). RSVP at 314-337-1534 or email DennisMDaniels@gmail.com.

Dennis Daniels, dennismdaniels@gmail.com, 314-337-1534

 

SEPTEMBER 17

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church Cafeteria
Safe at Home is a free educational seminar. You will gain insight into what you need to help seniors age in place in varying living situations.  What will I need to successfully age in place? How do I best move forward to have a safer home environment? Who can I trust for transitions? How do I coordinate all these details? Featured speaker and panelist include an Elder Attorney, a Medicare Specialist, a Certified Senior Housing Professional and a Safe Money Specialist. Don’t Miss the special presentation by a U.S. Secret Service agent. Join us on Saturday, September 17 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church Cafeteria, 1420 South Sappington Rd. 63126.  Seating is Limited. Everyone is welcome. Reserve Your Seat Today. Sponsored by The Daughters of St. Paul (Pauline Books & Media - Crestwood, MO) RSVP by Friday, September 16, to 314-337-1534 or 
DennisMDaniels@gmail.com.  

Dennis Daniels, dennismdaniels@gmail.com, 314-337-1534

 

SEPTEMBER 17

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Ameriprise Financial Services
Come join Attorney Joseph Markell and Financial Advisor Geoff Bowers for a free informative presentation on estate and financial planning. Light breakfast and coffee will be served. This is not a sales presentation and no products will be offered. Seating is limited. Please RSVP today to:
RSVP@MarkellPC.com  or 636-856-5241 Time: Saturday, September 17, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: Ameriprise Financial Services, 14755 North Outer Forty, Ste. 500, Chesterfield, MO

Joseph Markell, JM@MarkellPC.com, Markell Estate Planning & Elder Law, 636-856-5241, www.MarkellPC.com

 

SEPTEMBER 19

10:00 a.m.
Learn the basics on how to use your smartphone with Senior Services Plus on Thursday, September 29 at 10:00 a.m. Space is limited. Please RSVP at the front desk or call 618-465-3298 x100. We are located at 2603 N. Rodgers, Ave., Alton, IL

Diana Haynes, dhaynes@seniorservicesplus.org, Senior Services Plus, 618-465-3298, http://bit.ly/SSPhome

 

SEPTEMBER 23

8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at CenterPointe Hospital Gym
You are cordially invited to attend our behavioral health lecture at CenterPointe Hospital. Topic will be Bipolar Disorder: The Stigma and Misdiagnosis.  Presented by Brandie Stiles, RN, MSN, PMHNP, PHD Candidate. Date is Friday, September 23, 2016.  Lecture begins at 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at CenterPointe Hospital Gym (go to the tallest building toward the back-right side of hospital) 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway, St. Charles, MO 63304 RSVP: 636-477-2157 or email 
jbasler@cphmo.net A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded for 1.5 Contact Hours. There is no cost to attend the breakfast or lecture. 

Sheila Hunt, sahunt@cphmo.net, CenterPointe Hospital, 636-345-6150, www.CenterPointeHospital.com

 

SEPTEMBER 23

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Westport
Memory Care Home Solutions is proud to host international dementia educator, Teepa Snow, for a full-day seminar on September 23, 2016. The workshop is being held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Westport and qualifies for six contact hours of continuing education. Visit the Memory Care website for registration details. Early registration discount available until August 19. If you work with older adults, you work with dementia. As the population ages, the prevalence of dementia and cognitive impairment is rising. Senior providers are tasked with improving the quality of care for this population which presents unique challenges. Teepa's care strategies and techniques will equip providers with ready-to-implement practices to improve connection, care and outcomes for people with dementia.

Jill Cigliana, jcigliana@memorycarehs.org, Memory Care Home Solutions, 314-645-6247, www.memorycarehs.org

 

SEPTEMBER 23

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Edwards Jones
Come join Attorney Joseph Markell and Financial Advisor Kevin Nash for a free informative presentation on estate planning. This is a no sales presentation, no products will be offered. Coffee will be served. Location: Edward Jones, Kevin Nash, 5285 Highway N, Ste. 102, Cottleville, MO. Time: Saturday September 24 10:00a.m. to 11:30a.m. Seating is limited. Please RSVP today to:
RSVP@MarkellPC.com  or 636-856-5241.

Joseph Markell, JM@MarkellPC.com, Markell Estate Planning & Elder Law, 636-856-5241, www.MarkellPC.com

 

SEPTEMBER 27

Starting a Small Business in Missouri: Learn the first steps of starting your own small business. You will discover if you have what it takes to be an owner by assessing your strengths and weaknesses, learn how to assess the industry, market and competition as well as discuss legal and regulatory requirements. You will find successful writing techniques that appeal to lenders and investors and the importance of a business plan and how to identify sources of funding. There is no cost to dislocated workers.  If you are a dislocated or laid off worker registered with www.jobs.mo.gov you could attend this workshop at no cost.  The cost to receive a start-up manual is $99.00.  Please call 314-657-3768 for details.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missourie.edu, SBTDC/Small Business Development, 314-657-3768, https://www.missouribusiness.net

 

SEPTEMBER 28

The Basics of Writing a Business Plan. Learn the key elements of a business plan including; writing style tips, required content, how to use a business plan as a management tool, and an understanding of what a business plan should look like, and how to get started. If you are a dislocated or laid off worker registered with www.jobs.mo.gov you could attend this workshop at no cost.  The cost of the workshop is $49.00.  Please call 314-657-3768 for details.

Lynette Oliver, beckld@missouri.edu, SBTDC/Small Business Development, 314-657-3768, https://www.missouribusiness.net

 

OCTOBER 3 and OCTOBER 4

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at City Hall
Medicare Seminars offered this fall with Stacy Haberstroh of Senior Insurance Concepts.  Haberstroh will be presenting information on “Putting Together the Medicare Puzzle” on October 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and October 4 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at City Hall. Medicare can seem like putting together a puzzle with missing pieces. Gather important information about Medicare choices, and learn how you can solve your puzzle. The event is free, however, registration is requested. Please e-mail Amanda Miller at 
amiller@chesterfield.mo.us.  

Amanda Miller, amiller@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

OCTOBER 12

8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Old Hickory Golf Club
CenterPointe Hospital presents a conference on teen suicide prevention on October 12th. It is estimated that we will lose more than 5,200 young people to suicide each year. Each week in our nation we are losing approximately 100 young people to the silent epidemic of teen suicide. Suicide is the second leading cause of death for youth ages 12 to 18, middle to high school ages. For over a decade the suicide rate in Missouri has been higher than the national rate. In 2013, Missouri’s suicide rate was the 18th highest in the nation with an overall rate of 15.88 per 100,000 compared to the national rate of 13.02 per 100,000 (CDC, 2013). We must all join forces to increase awareness of the warning signs and symptoms, the risk factors and the underlying psychological and social factors of suicidal ideation in order to prevent the tragedy of teen suicides. Toward this end, CenterPointe Hospital is providing a conference on Teen Suicide Prevention on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at the Old Hickory Golf Club in St. Peters, Missouri from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This conference will feature two top experts on the topic of suicide prevention, Cynthia Sheriff, MA CEAP and Katie Wilson, MD Child Psychiatrist. 

Sheila Hunt, sahunt@cphmo.net, CenterPointe Hospital, 636-345-6150, www.centerpointehospital.com

 

OCTOBER 18

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Gatesworth
Join the St. Louis Unit -Midwest Chapter of the Aging Life Care Association for a FREE workshop on Building Healthy Teams by Kevin Stokes, Ed.D, followed by a Happy Hour to learn about ALCA. Earn 2 CEUs for SW and Nursing and contact hours f or CMC. Tuesday October 18 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. At The Gatesworth, #1 McKnight Place RSVP by October 11 to 
sharongreenstein@gmail.com  314-517-5944.

Sharon Greenstein, sharongreenstein@gmail.com, Aging Life Care Association (TM),
314-517-5944

OCTOBER 18

2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at The Gatesworth
Healthy Teams: Developing collaboration and communication in internal, external, and long distance health care teams, Presented by Kevin Stokes, Ed.D, Maryville University. Health care professionals are invited to join the St. Louis Unit of the Midwest Chapter of ALCA from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 18 for a free CEU event and happy hour held at The Gatesworth, #1 McKnight Place. RSVP by October 11.

Sharon Greenstein, sharongreenstein@gmail.com, Aging Life Care Association (TM),
314-517-5944

OCTOBER 25 to OCTOBER 27

Victorian Gardens Senior Living Community
You are invited to participate in a dynamic continuing education opportunity worth 20 CEUs on October 25 to 27 at Victorian Gardens Senior Living Community, in Eureka MO. Best Practice Boot Camp is a comprehensive course for developing advanced marketing skills for Long Term Care Administrators and their staff. This course targets the skills necessary to strategically grow your business using the latest marketing principles. Participants of Best Practice Boot Camp are eligible for up to 20 Admin CEUs as required by the Missouri Board of Nursing Home Administrators. Approval #: SO-3848. Advanced registration is required and is limited to the first 40 participants. Register at
https://bestpracticebootcamp-ltcc-102516.eventbrite.com.  For 1uestions contact Katheryn Hunt at 314-852-1025.

Katheryn Hunt, khunt@growingsales.com, Cornerstone Solutions, LLC. , 314-852-1025, http://www.growingsales.com

 

NOVEMBER 17

1:00 p.m. at West County Family Y
Senior Sizzler: Frauds and Scams Program on Thursday, November 17 1:00 p.m. at West County Family Y.  You can call 636-532-3100 to register or go on line at
www.chesterfield.mo.us  Get an in-depth look at frauds and scams that target older adults and how to avoid becoming a victim. The program is presented by the Chesterfield Police Department. Coffee and dessert will also be provided after the program. Free to attend. To reserve your seat, call 636-532-3100. 

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us


Arts & Entertainment

SEPTEMBER 16, SEPTEMBER 23, SEPTEMBER 30 and OCTOBER 21

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Bauer Hall at Washington University
Bethesda Health Group Foundation is offering free computer classes on September 16, 23, 30 and October 21 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Learn how to use your mobile device, computer, and the Internet to your liking. Classes are taught by students who will provide significant one-on-one time, answering your questions and tailoring your time together. You are encouraged to bring your iPad, tablet, laptop or smart phone to class. The classes will be held at Bauer Hall on the Washington University campus. Transportation is provided from a Bethesda independent living community. Departure times vary. Please call and leave your contact information on our 24-hour line at 314-800-1939 to reserve your spot as seats are limited.

Pam Moore, psmoore@bethesdahealth.org, Bethesda Health Group, 314-800-1916, www.ComputerComfort.org

 

SEPTEMBER 19 / SEPTEMBER 26

12:30 p.m. at Creve Coeur AMC Theater
The Silver Screen Series is showing free films on three Mondays in September.  Movies are: September 19 - Two Grumpy Men, and September 26 - Quartet. Free films at Creve Coeur AMC start at 1:00 p.m. and doors open 12:30 p.m.  If you like stay for discussions led by well-known local experts. Jointly sponsored with City of Creve Coeur. Call Lynn 314-420-1444 or email
lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org  for more info. See you at the movies.

Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, Maturity and its Muse, 314-420-1444, www.maturityanditsmuse.org

 

SEPTEMBER 20

11:30 a.m. at West County Family Y

Dine & Dance Senior Sizzler on Tuesday, September 20 at 11:30 a.m. at the West County Family Y. Free. Call 636-532-3100 to register or log on to www.chesterfield.mo.us.  Chili lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. followed by a spectacular dance performance from the Ashleyliane Dance Company. To reserve your seat, call 636-532-3100. Sponsored by Brooking Park and St. Andrews.

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

SEPTEMBER 20

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Chesterfield City Hall
The St. Louis County Department of Human Services County Older Resident Programs (CORP) class, “Navigating the iPhone” will be on Tuesday, September 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Chesterfield City Hall. Free to adults 50 and older. This class provides useful tips on using available iPhone features including texting, photos, contacts, calendar and more. Devices will not be provided. Attendees may bring their own devices or observe. To register, contact Karen Bono, Age Smart Age Well Program Coordinator for the St. Louis County Older Resident Programs, at 314-615-4474 or email
kbono@stlouisco.com.

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

SEPTEMBER 22

10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Chesterfield City Hall
Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016.  On Thursday, September 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Chesterfield City Hall.  Free.  The Chesterfield Older Adult Task Force is partnering with the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy to hold an event on fall prevention for older adults. September 22 is National Fall Prevention Awareness Day and the theme of this year’s event is "Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016." According to the National Council on Aging, every 13 seconds an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Light refreshments will be available. Features include; gate and balance evaluations by professional therapists, exercise demonstrations for improving balance, review of medications by Medicine Shoppe Pharmacists, home safety review, blood pressure checks, and basic eye exam. Please bring a list of medications. Donate a pair of shoes in exchange for a usable gift item.

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us

                     

SEPTEMBER 22

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Concordia Turner
On September 22, 2016, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., the St. Louis Banjo Club will provide a free evening of lively music played on "America's fun instrument- the four-string banjo". Sing along and listen to 15 banjo players playing the songs you know. Concordia Turner is located at 6432 Gravois, St. Louis, MO 63116. For more information, call 314-842-3185 or visit our website: 
www.stlouisbanjoclub.org. Table seating and full cash bar with snacks. Did we mention it was free?

Don Dempsey, dldempsey@earthlink.net, St. Louis Banjo Club, 314-842-3185, www.stlouisbanjoclub.org


SEPTEMBER 22

2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Riverwood
Elvis Lives! Come join us as Steve Davis presents his rendition of Elvis, The King of Rock N' Roll at the Villa at Riverwood on Thursday, September 22nd at 2:30 p.m. This is a free performance but seating is very limited. Call 314-839-5000 to RSVP and reserve your seats. Everyone will have a chance to try fried peanut butter and banana sandwich samples, because the King would have wanted it that way.

Bob Mogley, Bmogley@5ssl.com, Villa at Riverwood, 314-839-5000


SEPTEMBER 22

11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons
Potluck Social on Wednesday, Sept 28, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Ballwin Parks and Recreation will supply the hot dogs, drinks, chips and games at this potluck social. You are encouraged to come and meet your neighbors and community members at this fun event. If you have a game from home to play, feel free to bring it with you. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share. Register at
www.ballwin.mo.us or at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons. Fee: $5 VIP and $7 Ages: 21 and over.  Location: The Pointe at Ballwin Commons.

Kirsten Hochstetler, khochstetler@ballwin.mo.us, Ballwin Parks and Recreation, 636-227-8950

 

SEPTEMBER 26 to DECMEBER 12

Ballwin Golf Course Clubhouse
The Lafayette Older Adult Program (LOAP) is a partnership program with Manchester, Ballwin, Chesterfield, Ellisville, Wildwood, Winchester and the Parkway and Rockwood School Districts. LOAP have regular monthly meetings and activities. The fee is $2 per meeting to be paid at the meeting. Occasional special luncheons require a reservation and pre-payment and are a higher fee. Coffee, tea, soda and desserts are provided. Bring a sack lunch. All LOAP meetings will be held at the Ballwin Golf Course clubhouse on September 26, October 10: Chili Day, October 24, November 14: Thanksgiving Luncheon, November 28, December 12: Holiday Brunch.  Special luncheons involve separate fees. Accessible parking will be available at the Golf Course. For a shorter walk and more convenient parking, please park in North Pointe’s parking lot. If you are registered for one of the special luncheons or trips, please note that there will be no refunds unless it is an emergency and you will not be allowed to carry it over until the next luncheon. Due to health and safety reasons, please do not bring Tupperware containers with you to the luncheons for leftovers. Call 636-537-4000 for more information.

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

SEPTEMBER 30

6:00 p.m. at Shrewsbury Community Center
Sts. Clare and Francis ECC will be holding a trivia night on Friday, September 30, at Shrewsbury Community Center, 5200 Shrewsbury Avenue, 63119. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., trivia starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets purchased before September 9 are $160 per table of 8 or $20 per player. After September 9, $200 per table of 8 or $25 per player. Cash prizes for 1st and 2nd place, mulligans, 50/50, silent auction, and more. Trivia questions and emceeing by "the trivia guy," Phil Donato. If you can’t fill a table, we can match you up with other folks.  All are welcome. Beer, soft drinks, and light snacks provided, and feel free to bring tasty treats and drinks. All proceeds benefit the positive message of Sts. Clare and Francis ECC: Distinctive, Inclusive, and Catholic. For more information see our website, 
www.scfecc.org, and to register call or email Kathy Krishon, kkrishon@gmail.com or 314-359-3634. 

Art Maines, a_maines@msn.com, Sts. Clare and Francis ECC, 314-918-2766, www.scfecc.org

 

OCTOBER 4

9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at West County Family Y
Join us at the West County Family Y for Healthy Senior Day on Tuesday, October 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This is a free community event designated to provide active older adults ages 55 and up with educational opportunities that can help them live with greater health and happiness. To help promote a healthy lifestyle, healthy food and beverages will be served as well as these other activities; Walgreens flu shots, fitness classes, community agencies and partners, screenings, giveaways and prizes. For more information about this event, contact 636-532-3100.

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

OCTOBER 5

10:00 a.m. at The Missouri History Museum E. Desmond Lee Auditorium
Maturity and Its Muse In Partnership with The Missouri History Museum proudly presents:  The Silver Stages Series. Performances by Mature St. Louisans for Mature St. Louisans, featuring a premiere performances on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. We promise you will love Norma's Syncopated Seniors. This group of seniors didn't want to give up living because they were retiring. They were interested in learning to tap dance because medical research had taught them that dance went a long way in keeping them physically and mentally viable. Their ages are between 55 and 91 and each are dedicated to delivering a great show. Free Admission at The Missouri History Museum E. Desmond Lee Auditorium.  Location is handicapped Accessible. Doors open at 10:00 a.m., performance, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For information contact Lynn Hamilton at 314-420-1444 or email at lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org.

Lynn Hamilton, lynn@maturityanditsmuse.org, maturity and its muse, 314-420-1444, www.maturityanditsmuse.org       

 

OCTOBER 6

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Electrical Workers Local #1

Village of Many Colors Festival registration is open September 6 to 30, 2016. Bilingual International Assistant Services & St. Louis Minority Advocacy Coalition, through generous support from the Office of Minority Health and Missouri Foundation for Health, invite seniors age 60 and older who live independently in the St. Louis community to the 19th annual Village of Many Colors Festival on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Electrical Workers Local #1, 5850 Elizabeth Ave. St. Louis, MO, 63110.  A $4.00 donation includes lunch and snacks. Participate in Health Screenings, multicultural Dance Party, and an Ethnic Fashion Show and learn about Community Resources, “Every Body Can Exercise,” “Relax and Energize” and more. Advance registration requested September 6 to 30, 2016. Call 314-645-7800 or e-mail Village.registration@bilingualstl.org.

Ellen Sherman, sherman.ellen@att.net, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

OCTOBER 18

7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Missouri State Penitentiary
Join us for our next Senior Sizzler, a Missouri State Penitentiary Historic Tour on Tuesday, October 18. We will meet at the Central Park Pavilion, located at 16365 Lydia Hill Drive in Chesterfield, at 7:15 a.m. Once we arrive in Jefferson City, we will take a historic tour of the penitentiary. After the tour, we will have lunch at Oscar's Classic Diner. After lunch, we will tour the Governor’s Mansion and will also stop in at the Downtown Diner for a cup of coffee and a "slice of pie," which is made from Grandma's old recipes. We will return to Central Park Pavilion around 6:00 p.m. Cost is $50 per person.  For the tour, please wear comfortable shoes, no sandals. Call 636-532-3100 by Tuesday, October 11 to reserve your spot.

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

OCTOBER 21

5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Riverchase
Harvest Jam Friday, October 21st from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fee: $15.00 per person. Celebrate October with German cuisine, dancing and music. The Backstreet Cruisers are back for a night of Good Old Rock n' Roll from the 50's and 60's. This is feel good music guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Preregistration is required by calling RiverChase at 636-343-0067. 

Kate Buemi, kbuemi@fentonmo.org, RiverChase, 636-343-0067, www.fentonmo.org

 

OCTOBER 25

1:00 p.m. at West County Family Y
Join us for Halloween Bingo at the West County Family Y on Tuesday, October 25 at 1:00 p.m. Wear your best costume for the costume contest. To reserve your seat, call 636-532-3100. Sponsored by Delmar Gardens in Chesterfield & Chesterfield Villas.

Lisa Bobrzynski, lbobrzynski@chesterfield.mo.us, City of Chesterfield, 636-537-4727, www.chesterfield.mo.us

 

NOVEMBER 3

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Anheuser-Busch Biergarten
Sippin for Sunnyhill on Thursday, November 12, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten, 1200 Lynch Street, St. Louis. Tickets will not be available for purchase at the door. Admission fee of $50 per person includes appetizers and four-hour open bar featuring over 30 Anheuser-Busch products. Enjoy participating in the Sunnyhill Grand Prix, Silent Auction, Liquor Raffle, 50/50 Drawing and a whole lot of fun! Only 200 tickets available. For more information contact Amy at amoore@sunnyhillinc.org  or call 314-845-3900. Visit our website at www.sunnyhillinc.org.

Amy Moore, amoore@sunnyhillinc.org, Sunnyhill Inc., 314-845-3900, www.sunnnyhillinc.org


Announcements

SEPTEMBER 15

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at St. Louis HELP’s Warehouse
You are invited to Wine at the Warehouse, an evening of savory food, fun, live music, raffles, and great wines on September 15, 2016, hosted by St. Louis HELP, the nonprofit Health Equipment Lending Program that loans home medical equipment to any person or family for free. We’re ready for a casual and fun evening of making new friends, said Executive Director, Laura Cannon-Singer, who founded St. Louis HELP in 2008. Wine at the Warehouse will take place from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at St. Louis HELP’s Warehouse, Olivette at 9709 Dielman Rock Island Drive, 63132. The evening includes dinner, a Corks for A Cause Wine Pull and raffle prizes. Tickets for Wine at the Warehouse are $45 per person, a portion of which is tax deductible. For more information or reservations, contact St. Louis HELP at 314-567-4700. 

Jeff Dunlap, jmdpr2@gmail.com, St. Louis HELP, 314-567-4700, http://www.stlhelp.org

 

SEPTEMBER 17

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church
St. Louis City's Southampton Neighborhood is holding an electronic recycling event on September 17, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, parking lot at the corner of Brannon and Itaska.  The event will be held rain or shine.  Drive up and drop off almost anything with a cord, working or non-working). $20 fee for tube televisions and $10 fee for tube computer monitors. For more information call 314-428-0777 or email
info@spectrumecycle.com.

Lisa Gilliam, lisa@sixhourorganizer.com, Six Hour Organizer, 314-578-2914, www.sixhourorganizer.com


SEPTEMBER 25

3:30 p.m. at Cottleville Dog Park
Please join us at our Annual Pet Honoring Service and Bubble Ceremony at "Paws to Remember" Legacy Park (Cottleville Dog Park), 5490 Fifth Street, Cottleville, MO 63304 on Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 3:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a barbeque and mobile pet adoption. Dogs on Duty will be in attendance as well as Five Acres Animal Shelter. Register at
www.bauepets.com  or at 636-875-5700. 

Kim Brueck, www.bauepet.com, Baue Pet Services, 636-875-5700, www.bauepet.com


SEPTEMBER 26

10:00 a.m. at Glen Echo Country Club
Mother of Good Counsel Home will host our 13th annual golf tournament at Glen Echo Country Club on Monday, September 26th. Registration will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a lunch at 11:00 a.m. and tee-time at 12:00 p.m. The dinner auction will begin at 5:00 p.m. The golf event features a four-person scramble, numerous contests and a dinner and awards banquet. The cost for individual players is $250 per person, which includes play, carts, putting green practice, lunch, goody bag, dinner and an open bar. The Dinner and Auction can be attended for $50 per person. Contact Marsha Heine at 314-383-4765 or
mheine@mogch.org for more details.

Marsha Heine, mheine@mogch.org, Mother of Good Counsel Home, 314-383-4765, mogch.org

 

SEPTEMBER 29  

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center
Grief Support Networking Breakfast at Baue Funeral and Memorial Center, 3950 West Clay Street, St. Charles, MO, 63301 on Thursday, September 29, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Inform and share resources you offer to others in the grief community. Our complimentary networking breakfast gives you the opportunity to learn more about others working with the bereaved, receive support and feel supported in return. We encourage you to bring brochures, pamphlets or flyers to be shared at our reference guide table. Following our networking event, an optional Facility and Crematory Tour will be offered. To register for our free event, visit
www.baue.com/events  or call Kelly Karavousanos, LPC, CT at 636-328-0878. 

Kelly Karavousanos, www.baue.com/events, Baue Funeral Home, 636-328-0878, www.baue.com/events


OCTOBER 6

9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Electrical Workers Local #1

Village of Many Colors Festival registration is open September 6 to 30, 2016. Bilingual International Assistant Services & St. Louis Minority Advocacy Coalition, through generous support from the Office of Minority Health and Missouri Foundation for Health, invite seniors age 60 and older who live independently in the St. Louis community to the 19th annual Village of Many Colors Festival on Thursday, October 6, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Electrical Workers Local #1, 5850 Elizabeth Ave. St. Louis, MO, 63110.  A $4.00 donation includes lunch and snacks. Participate in Health Screenings, multicultural Dance Party, and an Ethnic Fashion Show and learn about Community Resources, “Every Body Can Exercise,” “Relax and Energize” and more. Advance registration requested September 6 to 30, 2016. Call 314-645-7800 or e-mail Village.registration@bilingualstl.org.

Ellen Sherman, sherman.ellen@att.net, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org


OCTOBER 13

Memory Care Home Solutions will entertain over 600 guests, including 100 of St. Louis’ most philanthropic families serving as members of the evening’s Dinner Committee on OCTOBER 13, at their 10th annual Memories and Melodies gala. This fundraising event secures major funding for the MCHS mission and aids thousands of families caring for loved ones with dementia. This year’s dinner committee list has been released and includes a host of prominent names in St. Louis including the Alzheimer’s Community Service award’s former Honorees and this year’s Honorary Co-Chairs: Carolyn and Rusty Hager (Emcee) Betty and David C. Farrell, Nancy and Craig Schnuck Ellen and John Wallace Pat and Bill Peck, The Harbison Family, Jack Thomas, CEO of Coin Acceptors Inc. and wife Debbie will also be among the attendees as this year’s Alzheimer’s Community Service Award recipients. The gala will be held at the Chase Park Plaza, details about the full dinner committee list can be found on the Memory Care Home Solutions website. http://bit.ly/28KLox6.

Nick Clark, nclark@memorycarehs.org, Memory Care Home Solutions, 3114- 645-6247, http://memorycarehs.org/news-events/2016-events/


OCTOBER 18

6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Dr. Alan Wolfelt will be at the Family Arena on Tuesday, October 18 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is a complimentary seminar for grieving families and is open to the public. Register online at
www.baue.com/events or call 636-328-0878. 

Ally Walters, allywalters@Baue.com, Baue Funeral Homes, 636-328-0874, www.baue.com/events


SENIORS COUNT OF GREATER ST. LOUIS

Seniors Count of Greater St. Louis is a local initiative supported by a coalition of community organizations and eldercare agencies. The mission of Seniors Count is to address the growing gap between the needs of seniors and available resources. To help accommodate the growing needs, Proposition S has been placed on the November 2017 ballot in St. Charles County, St. Louis County, and St. Louis City to establish a Senior Service Fund. Proposition S will fund additional services to help senior citizens in your county stay in their homes and live independently longer. Proposition S will raise property taxes by $9.50 for every $100,000 of a home’s assessed value.  A $200,000 home will see an increase of only $19 in property tax annually. Revenue raised will be deposited into a Senior Service Fund, allocated by an independent board to agencies providing services for senior citizens in their homes. This is a proven, cost-effective way to provide for the needs of the senior population. Fifty one Missouri counties already adopted this measure, as allowed by Missouri law. If approved by voters in November, this initiative will improve the ability of our region’s three largest counties to better address needs of seniors. For more information, visit www.SeniorsCountSTL.com.

Suzanne Gundlach, SeniorsCount.Suzanne@gmail.com, Seniors Count, 314-422-8705, http://www.seniorscountstl.com/


Honors & Recognition

DECEMBER 1
Do you know an exceptional caregiver working in long-term care? Make sure to nominate them by September 30 so they can be honored at the Caregiver Awards Luncheon on December 1. Imagine them being recognized in front of 600 people from the local long-term care community. What an incredible way to recognize your exceptional caregivers who are providing quality long-term care. Download the nomination form at
https://www.voycestl.org/events/caregiver-awards-luncheon/.

Kristin Pendleton, kpendleton@voycestl.org, VOYCE, 314-919-2410, www.voycestl.org


Support & Counseling

SEPTEMBER 21

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Brooking Park
Join us at Brooking Park for our monthly Alzheimer's and Dementia family and friends support group. This group is open to the community. Care for your loved one can be provided by Brooking Park, free of charge, while you attend the meeting. When: September 21, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Where: 307. S Woods Mill Rd Chesterfield, MO 63017 Facilitator: Katie Easton, LMSW.

Katie Easton, KEaston@StAndrews1.com, Brooking Park Senior Community, 314-220-2776, www.brookingpark.org

 

PACIENT
Pacient.care is an online portal that empowers health care consumers to make informed decisions and to navigate the complicated U.S. health care system with confidence. It delivers succinct, understandable and knowledgeable answers to patients’ concerns regarding issues related to insurance; doctors, hospitals and other providers; kids’ care; prescription drugs; privacy and technology; and family care. Founded in 2016 by Randy Gerber, a health care attorney with more than 35 years of experience and an adjunct health care law professor, Pacient’s handpicked team of best-in-class health care writers, researchers and industry specialists continually identify and curate its content. Pacient’s multi-screen platform allows U.S. consumers to access the information they need to take an active part in managing their health care 24-hours a day, seven days a week, from anywhere in the world on personal computer, smart phone or tablet. Visit: 
www.pacient.care  or on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pacientcare, Twitter: https://twitter.com/pacientcare; or You Tube: https://youtu.be/Rwi_95xSJo8 to learn more. 

Randy Gerber, rgerber@pacient.care, Pacient, 314-503-6396, www.pacient.care

In Search Of...

SEPTEMBER 22
Deadline for “Seniors Making a Difference” award nominations is September 22. Seeking individuals 60 and older who demonstrate remarkable support to others or contributions to their community. Three older adults will be acknowledged as “Seniors Making a Difference” at the 19th annual VillAGE of Many Colors Festival on October 6, 2016. The event will be held at the Electrical Workers Local No. 1, 5850 Elizabeth Ave., St. Louis, MO. 63110. Awards will be presented to seniors who have demonstrated outstanding efforts in one of the following categories: 1) Making a Difference for an Individual or Small Group 2) Making a Difference in a Neighborhood or Community 3) Making a Difference as a Volunteer for a Non-Profit Agency For more information or to receive a nomination form please contact: Mary Wang 314-645-7800 or email
mary.wang@bilingualstl.org.

Ellen Sherman, sherman.ellen@att.net, Bilingual International Assistant Services, 314-645-7800, www.bilingualstl.org

 

HOSPICE VOLUNTEERS
The Heart of Hospice is volunteers. Share yourself and make a difference. Become a hospice volunteer. Share your passion, time and talent. At Optum Palliative and Hospice Care we are dedicated to compassionate care at the end of life when families need it most. As a valuable part of the Optum team, volunteers provide companionship, caregiver support, administrative assistance, bereavement support and more. Interviews are now being scheduled. Contact Karen Riley, Volunteer Coordinator at 314-592-3670 or email: 
karen_riley26@optum.com.

Karen Riley, karen_riley26@optum.com, Optum Hospice, 314-592-3670, www.optum.com

 

VOLUNTEERS       
Hidden Gems Resale looking for volunteers to work in store located at 9051 Watson Rd Crestwood, MO 63126.  Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10:00a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Call Joy for details 636-399-9093.

Joy Brother, joy.brother@lssliving.org, Hidden Gems Resale-Lutheran Senior Services, 636-399-9093, www.lssliving.org


LONGEVITY

Cognitive Improvement

Reading for Life: How What You Read Impacts Longevity

     Using longitudinal survey data that asked about book and newspaper/magazine reading separately, researchers recently looked at the association of reading with participants’ longevity, as well as which type of reading material had the strongest association with longevity.

     The researchers found that those participants who read books had a 23-month survival advantage over those who did not read books. The impact of book reading was actually the strongest among participants who had reported four or more comorbidities. Other demographic differences including income and education level showed little to no differences on the strength of book reading’s association with longevity. Magazine and newspaper reading showed a survival advantage as well, but the effect was not as strong and was only significant for periodical readers who read more than seven hours per week.

     The authors suggest two potential ways that reading books might bring about greater health benefits. The first is that books promote “deep reading”, which is more cognitively engaging and demanding. Analysis of the cognitive testing of survey participants did prove enlightening here. Statistically controlling for cognitive scores at baseline showed that the subsequent protective effect of book reading persisted regardless of initial cognitive differences. However, in addition to longevity, book reading had a positive impact on cognitive scores in later surveys. This impact on cognition appears to be responsible for the majority of the improvement in lifespan. The second way the authors suggested that books might provide benefit is by promoting empathy, social perception, and emotional intelligence, but this hypothesis remains untested.

     The authors conclude that “reading books provides a survival advantage due to the immersive nature that helps maintain cognitive status” and that “older individuals, regardless of gender, health, wealth or education, showed the survival advantage of reading books.” So regardless of the population of older adults being served, greater book reading should be encouraged. The authors note that individuals 65 and better spend an average of 4.4 hours per day watching television, and that study participants spent significantly more time reading periodicals than books. So one fruitful strategy would be to replace some TV and magazine/newspaper time with a good book.

 

By Avni Bavishi, Martin D. Slade, Becca R. Levy

Nutrition

6 Foods to Eat (and Avoid) for Longevity

     The foods you choose - fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts, fish - can help you fend off life-shortening diseases and conditions.

     We aim to eat right for optimal health and to ward off debilitating, chronic diseases that can shorten our lifespan. Indeed, heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes are among the leading causes of death in the U.S., and diet can play a central role in promoting or preventing these diseases.

 

Eat your fruits and vegetables

     Given the recent press highlighting the science-based benefits of vegetarian and Mediterranean diets, including decreased risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and some cancers, it should come as no surprise that eating patterns abundant in plant foods, like fruits and vegetables, offer the best dietary defense against chronic disease and premature death. This is not to say that animal foods need to be excluded; rather they ought to take up less space on our plates and be chosen wisely.

 

Beyond produce: other dietary disease fighters

     While there's little doubt fruits and vegetables promote health, there are other dietary disease fighters to put on the longevity plate as well: Whole grains, nuts, legumes and fatty fish have earned their place at the table, and here's why.

     Whole grains: "Eating more whole grains has been associated with a reduced risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and some types of cancer," says Kate Marsh, Adv.A.P.D., C.D.E., Ph.D., nutrition expert at Northside Nutrition and Dietetics in Sydney, Australia, and author of a 2012 review on the health implications of vegetarian diets, published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine.

     How much to eat? The 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans call for making at least half of your grain foods whole grains. Six ounces of grain foods are recommended for a 2,000 calorie diet (the average calorie requirement for adults), thus at least three servings should come from whole grains.

     Nuts: "Regular nut consumption is linked to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, CVD and metabolic syndrome (a clustering of risk factors that raise the risk of CVD and diabetes)," Marsh tells EN. How much to eat? A 2005 review in the Journal of Nutrition concluded 50 - 100 grams (about 2 - 3.5 ounces) of nuts eaten most days of the week significantly reduced total and LDL ("bad") cholesterol, which can help fend off life-shortening heart disease.

     Legumes: Marsh points to studies showing that bean eaters have a lower risk of developing CVD, diabetes and cancer. A 2004 analysis in the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that bean consumption was a strong predictor of longevity in the elderly, and a 2013 review in the Journal of Medicinal Food supported a role for legumes in the prevention of cardiometabolic risk. How much to eat? A cup-and-a-half of cooked legumes (beans, lentils, and peas) per week is suggested for a 2,000 calorie diet by the USDA.

 

     Fatty fish: A wealth of research has found that regularly consuming fish, particularly fatty fish like salmon and trout high in omega-3 fatty acids, decreases the risk of heart disease death. Even better news, a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine this year reported that higher blood levels of omega-3 fatty acids were associated with lower risk of death from all causes. How much to eat? The American Heart Association recommends eating two 3.5-ounce servings of fish per week.

 

Foods that inhibit longevity

     While a plant-based diet has been shown to be protective, following a Western style diet can up your chances of chronic disease and premature death. The American Journal of Medicine revealed such findings in May, demonstrating that a steady intake of fried foods, sweets, processed and red meat, refined grains, and high-fat dairy does not bode well for longevity and quality of life in advanced age. With this in mind, EN takes a closer look at two aspects of the Western diet that have grabbed headlines recently due to their link to increased mortality.

     Red and processed meat: Both are linked to total cause mortality, but processed meats, such as salami, sausages, bacon, packaged lunch meats, and hotdogs - even in small amounts - carry a higher risk. Research published in the journal BMC Medicine in March 2013 found the risk started to be significantly increased among those who consumed more than 40 grams (about an ounce-and-a-half) a day, according to study author Sabine Rohrmann, Ph.D., M.P.H., head of the Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine at the University of Zurich. "Processed meats are higher in sodium than fresh meats and high sodium intake is a factor related to CVD," explains Rohrmann. Furthermore, the heme iron and nitrites in red and processed meats may form compounds that promote cancer.

     Sodium: This mineral stands out because of its connection to high blood pressure (hypertension), which elevates the risk for stroke and heart attack.

     Excessive salt intake is also linked to stomach and esophageal cancer. The average American consumes 3,400 milligrams (mg) of sodium a day, much of it from processed foods. This is well above the Dietary Guidelines recommendation of no more than 2,300 mg (about 1 teaspoon of salt) for healthy adults 50 and under. Earlier this year, a report in the journal Hypertension estimated that a gradual sodium reduction over a 10-year period down to an average of 2,200 milligrams a day in the American diet would prevent up to half a million deaths.

     What's the bottom line on how to eat for a long, full life? Fill your plate with whole plant foods, eat fish at least twice a week, cut down on sodium, minimize red meat and avoid processed meats as much as possible.

 

By Andrea N. Giancoli


Exercise

Regular Exercise—Along With Standing—Is the Key to Longevity

     Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Last year, 611,105 American men and women died from cardiovascular diseases. The annual financial price tag of coronary heart disease in the U.S. is $108.9 billion. Obviously, the emotional and psychological toll of cardiovascular disease cannot be measured in dollars and cents. 

     In recent decades, a wide range of studies have found that regular physical activity dramatically reduces a person's risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, only about half of U.S. adults meet the federally recommended guidelines of 150 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous, high-intensity exercise. If you are someone who doesn't meet these guidelines, hopefully this blog post will inspire you to exercise more, sit less, and help you stay alive longer.


Regular Exercise Is Critical for Heart Health and Longevity

     A new report by the American College of Cardiology Sports and Exercise Cardiology Council (ECC) analyzed recent research and concluded that physical activity is an effective method of preventing heart disease. The January 2016 analysis was published in the The Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

     According to the council, small amounts of physical activity—including standing—are associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease. The ECC also found that larger doses of exercise can lead to an even greater reduction in risk of death from cardiovascular disease in a dose-dependent manner, up to a certain point.

     For this report, the researchers analyzed the volume and intensity of aerobic exercise required for favorable cardiovascular health. They also addressed the question of whether or not there is an amount of endurance aerobic exercise that might backfire and actually increase someone's risk of cardiovascular disease.

     The council concluded that moderate and vigorous intensity exercise in amounts lower than the 2008 Physical Activity Guideline recommendations can lower mortality risk in the broad population. In a press release, JACC Editor-in-Chief Valentin Fuster, M.D., Ph.D., said,

     "The evidence with regard to exercise continues to unfold and educate the cardiovascular clinical community. The greatest benefit is to simply exercise, regardless of the intensity, while the danger is twofold: to not exercise at all or to exercise intensely, without due preparation."

 

When It Comes to Exercise, More Is Not Necessarily Better

     The researchers found that increasing your amount of moderate intensity exercise reduces the risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. However, the cardiovascular mortality benefits from vigorous intensity exercise level off at a certain point. 

     The council concluded, “There is no evidence for an upper limit to exercise-induced health benefits and all amounts of both moderate and vigorous intensity exercise result in a reduction of both all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality compared to physical inactivity.”

     Based on my personal experience as a former ultra-endurance athlete, I can attest to the fact that more isn’t always better when it comes to endurance training or competitions. Although I managed to break a Guinness World Record by running 153.76 miles non-stop on a treadmill when I was 38, I retired after that event because it almost killed me. Exercising for 30-60 minutes, most days of the week, is great for your psychological and physical well-being, running non-stop for 24 hours is not.

     My personal experience of the potential backlash of too much intense exercise was corroborated by a recent New York Times article, “His Strength Sapped, Top Marathoner Ryan Hall Decides to Stop.” The author of this article, Lindsay Crouse, wrote:

     “Hall, 33, who was one of the last remaining hopes for an American front-runner in this summer’s Olympic marathon, is succumbing to chronically low testosterone levels and fatigue so extreme, he says, that he can barely log 12 easy miles a week.

     “Up to this point, I always believed my best races were still ahead of me,” said Hall, who has faced a series of physical setbacks since the 2012 London Olympics. “I’ve explored every issue to get back to the level I’ve been at, and my body is not responding. I realized that it was time to stop striving, to finally be satisfied and decide, ‘Mission accomplished.’”

     That said, the researchers still say that high volumes of aerobic exercise aren't nearly as bad for cardiovascular outcomes as no exercise at all. According to the council, "the possibility that too much exercise training could be harmful is worthy of investigation, but research results show that even for the very active, lifelong endurance athletes, the benefits of exercise training outweigh the risks."

     In a press release, Michael Scott Emery, M.D., co-chair of the ACC Sports and Exercise Cardiology Council, said, "The public media has embraced the idea that exercise may harm the heart and disseminated this message, thereby diverting attention away from the benefits of exercise as a potent intervention for the primary and secondary prevention of heart disease."

 

Standing Improves Your Heart Health

     One of the most interesting findings of the new report is that standing can also help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease. How many hours a day would you estimate that you spend sitting? If you spend the majority of your day sitting, you are not alone.

     Sedentary behavior and a chronic lack of physical activity—also known as "sedentarism"—have become a national epidemic. The statistics on sedentarism are alarming. The average American sits for 11 hours a day. Sedentary lifestyles are related to $24 billion in direct medical spending. 20% of all deaths for people over age 35 are linked to physical inactivity and sedentarism.

     "Sitting is the new smoking," according to Dr. James Levine, of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative. Levine is the author of, Get Up! Why Your Chair Is Killing You and What You Can Do About It, and the inventor of the treadmill desk. Levine believes that excessive sitting is a more serious public health problem than cigarette smoking. Luckily, the detriments of sedentarism can easily be remedied by standing up and becoming more active.

 

Conclusion: Sitting Less and Exercising More Reduces Heart Disease Risk

     I’ve dedicated my life to trying to find ways to motivate people from all walks of life to be more physically active. If you are currently sedentary or inactive, hopefully these findings will inspire you to be more active. My father died prematurely of a heart attack. Like the majority of Americans, my dad didn’t make exercise a priority and was sedentary during the final years of his life. I believe that too much sitting and not enough exercise was the leading cause of his death.

     I'm a 50-year-old parent of an 8-year-old daughter. My prime driving force and source of motivation to exercise regularly, and to sit less, is my daughter. I don't want to die young and leave her fatherless . . . like my father inadvertently abandoned me and my sisters. Regardless of whether or not you're a parent, staying alive for your family and loved ones can be a strong source of motivation to sit less and exercise more for anybody.

     From a healthcare provider standpoint, Emery concluded, "The available evidence should prompt clinicians to recommend strongly low and moderate exercise training for the majority of our patients. Equally important are initiatives to promote population health at large through physical activity across the lifespan, as it modulates behavior from childhood into adult life."

 

By Christopher Bergland


Social Engagement

Work Colleagues Drive Your Longevity

     One of my executive clients once told me that “if it wasn’t for the people, work would be easy”. He may be right, but it would also rob him of great rewards. In fact, it might even stunt his longevity!

     Several observations from the social and biological sciences inform our understanding of longevity. First, we know that a sense of purpose both prolongs life, and increases health and happiness. Next, we know that marriage, and social engagement with friends and family drive health and happiness, and increase longevity. But what about work? Do the many hours we spend slaving away help us to live longer?

     For the most part, people with a job, or who work for themselves, have a purpose, even a mission. This is good. But there is more to this answer. In 2011, researchers published the results of a study that followed the lives of almost 1000 workers over 20 years. They evaluated several work-related psycho-social factors for their impact on longevity. Of all the possible influences they explored, only peer social support had a positive impact. Those workers who reported greater peer support had significantly lower mortality rates. They lived longer.

     Based on this, and other science, my own choice is clear.

          1. I will work for as long as I can.

          2. I will give as much kindness and support as I am able to those around me at work. Not

              only is this good for me, but this research proves its good for them too.

          3. I will (try very hard to) be open to the kindness and support of my peers and

              colleagues. For many of us, particularly for givers, this one is difficult. We’re raised to

              prize independence, and often view reliance on others as a weakness. Not so, says the

              science! On the contrary. Mother Nature has designed us to benefit from their support.

              I will try harder!

     I hope that these insights help you to unlock a long, healthy, happy and productive future!

 

By Roddy Carter


Spirituality / Religion

Religion, Spirituality and Health
     Some of my most satisfying moments with patients have been our conversations about religion and spirituality, often beginning with questions like- How important would you say religion is in your life- very important, fairly important or not very important?
     This question was part of a 2012 Gallup poll which showed approximately 70% of Americans consider themselves moderately or very religious. An increasing number also describe themselves as believers unaffiliated with a particular denomination or religion (often described as “spiritual but not religious”).
     The religious and spiritual beliefs of doctors and patients can affect medical care and healthcare decision-making. Spiritual sensitivity is an important component of cultural sensitivity, which is an increasingly appreciated attribute of compassionate patient-centered care. Doctors are advised to include spiritual assessments in their history-taking and patient management. But when doctors and patients differ widely on religion and spirituality there can be undesirable consequences. Recent research shows that, compared to doctors who consider themselves deeply religious, atheist or agnostic doctors are almost twice as willing to make decisions they believe will hasten the end of a very sick patient’s life. Women seeking certain birth control or abortion options may find their views at odds with the religious beliefs of their physicians.
     Some studies show that religiosity and spirituality (R/S) have no impact on health, while others even show a negative impact. Yet the vast majority of research on R/S shows a beneficial impact on health. This inconsistency has been the source of considerable debate. Over time, the quality of research has improved and the importance of the topic has been widely acknowledged by patients, their physicians, the broader healthcare system and health professional education.
     Harold Koenig MD directs the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at Duke University Medical Center. The Center is devoted to a rigorous examination of religion and spirituality as factors in health. Koenig and the Center reviewed the published literature on R/S through 2010. Their findings provide an important and impartial assessment of the state of the science on a subject that is both vital to the lives of many patients and doctors and fraught with conflicting personal views and beliefs.
     The majority of studies on the “positive” aspects of mental health showed a benefit for those who considered themselves at least moderately R/S. Hope, optimism, sense of well-being, meaning, purpose, self-esteem and sense of personal control all tended to be greater in those who self-described as moderately or highly R/S. The majority of studies on the ‘negative’ aspects of mental health found moderate or high levels of R/S were related to lower levels of depression, attempted or completed suicide and less alcohol and drug use or abuse.
     The majority of the research on social health found that greater R/S predicted less anti-social behavior, crime, delinquency, divorce, marital separation and spousal abuse. They also showed greater R/S was associated with more altruism (volunteering, donating to the needy), gratefulness, marital satisfaction, commitment, relationship cohesion, sexual fidelity, couples’ problem solving, forgiveness, community involvement, trust, membership in civic, political and social justice groups and school performance (GPA, graduation rates).
     Research on physical health tended to show that moderate to high levels of R/S were associated with healthier diet and exercise patterns, less smoking and coronary heart disease, lower blood pressure, less risky sexual behavior and lower levels of stress hormones such as cortisol, epinephrine and norepinephrine. Nevertheless, some studies showed higher blood pressure, including clinical hypertension.  Some studies showed healthier weights and some showed unhealthier weights. There were conflicting results from a small number of studies regarding the impact of R/S on strokes, carotid artery disease, dementia and cognitive impairment.
     Cancer and overall longevity are two topics of increasing concern to our aging population. Moderate to high R/S tends to be associated with greater longevity and a reduced incidence of cancer, its progression over time and long-term cancer survival. However, some studies show reduced longevity and a higher rate of cancer in the moderately to highly R/S.
     One of the most interesting areas of research involves the use of spirituality interventions (such as prayer, meditation, yoga and mindfulness) as non-drug complements to conventional treatment. There is some evidence that such interventions can lead to better cardiac surgery outcomes, better blood pressure control, healthier cardiovascular stress-related reactivity, better immune function and lower levels of stress hormones. There is also evidence that regular practice of techniques that evoke empathy and compassion can actually increase the size of brain areas involved in these activities.
     The Duke Center and Koenig’s review of several thousand studies performed through 2010 shows a definite tendency for a positive association between religion, spirituality and health. Some of the best of these studies have followed patients for up to 50 years. Hundreds of studies have studied large numbers of people from different population groups, giving these findings more scientific legitimacy. Studies including people from many religious backgrounds from most of the world’s countries have shown mostly positive associations. Critics of these studies point to poor study design, many studies with small numbers of patients and claims often made by researchers that are not supported by the data.
     It seems clear that religion and spirituality will receive increasing attention as we seek to create a health care system that is more humane and compassionate for patients, their families and health care providers.
     Let your doctor know if religion and spirituality are important to you or your family. It might make a tremendous difference in your relationship with your physician and in your experience of health and illness.

By John A. Patterson MD MSPH FAAFP


NATIONAL NEWS
U.S. News - Daily News


Medical
Falls are leading cause of injury and death in older Americans
9/23/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Healthcare providers play an important role in falls prevention.Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths... View More...
Youthful DNA in old age
9/23/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
The DNA of young people is regulated to express the right genes at the right time. View More...
Receding Gums: Treatment Options and Causes
9/20/2016 6:00:00 AM Aging Research
Gingival recession is when the gum tissue covering the root of the tooth is pushed back. Learn about its causes and forms of treatment with this article. View More...
Diet and exercise may improve physical function and quality of life in older obese adults
9/20/2016 5:00:00 AM Aging Research
A recent review and analysis of published studies since 2005 found low-to-moderate evidence that dietary and exercise interventions can improve physical function and quality of life in older adults... View More...
Laughter may boost physical activity, mental health for seniors
9/19/2016 9:00:00 AM Aging Research
A program that combines exercise and laughter may motivate older adults to get active, improving their physical and mental health. View More...
More than 1 in 4 US adults over 50 do not engage in regular physical activity
9/16/2016 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
Inactivity puts 31 million at risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer.Despite the many benefits of moderate physical activity, 31 million Americans (28 percent) age 50 years and older are... View More...
How our brain slows down the effects of aging
9/16/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
The older we get, the more difficult it becomes to put the world around us in order. Yet, our brain develops remarkable strategies to slow down the effects of aging. View More...
The prevalence of mental disorders among older people is greater than previously assumed
9/16/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Previous studies have largely assumed that the prevalence of mental disorders declines with old age. View More...
'Super agers' avoid brain shrinkage, retain youthful thinking abilities
9/15/2016 1:00:00 AM Aging Research
Some older adults do not experience a decline in memory ability with age. Researchers reveal the youthful mechanism behind the brain of the 'super ager.' View More...
Study results advance 'transposon theory of aging'
9/14/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study increases and strengthens the links that have led scientists to propose the "transposon theory of aging. View More...
Midlife physical activity is associated with better cognition in old age
9/12/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new study of 3050 twins finds moderately vigorous physical activity - i.e., more strenuous than walking - to be associated with better cognition in a 25-year follow-up. View More...
The pleasures - and perils - of protein: Study in fruit flies reveals new clues to appetite and aging
9/10/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
If you're a human who's really hungry, a handful of nuts, a piece of cheese or a nice juicy steak may really hit the spot. If you're a fruit fly, a nibble of yeast will do the trick. View More...
Research points to new treatment strategy against Alzheimer's disease
9/9/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
New research suggests that Alzheimer's disease may trigger increased expression of an enzyme called lysozyme, which attempts to counteract amyloid build-up in the brain. View More...
Findings suggest electric fan use by elderly during extreme heat could be harmful
9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
In a study appearing in the September 6 issue of JAMA, Craig G. Crandall, Ph.D. View More...
Melanoma and the microenvironment - Age matters
9/6/2016 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
Advancing age is a risk factor for cancer, and there is no doubt that the accumulation of DNA damage over time contributes to the correlation of age with cancer risk: an increase in the number of... View More...
Sex in seniors: Worrying gender difference unearthed
9/6/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Sexual intercourse in older adults is widely accepted to be a healthful pastime. New research shows that this might not be the case for both genders. View More...
Making memories stronger and more precise during aging
9/3/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
When it comes to the billions of neurons in your brain, what you see at birth is what get -- except in the hippocampus. View More...
Genetic cause of severe nerve damage in older adults with inability to walk deciphered
9/2/2016 5:00:00 AM Aging Research
Congenital gene mutations lead to afflicted persons of advanced age developing severe nerve damage (polyneuropathy) with paralysis, loss of sensation and pain. View More...
Moderate drinking may reduce frailty, cardiovascular disease for seniors
8/31/2016 9:00:00 AM Aging Research
A new report says there is increasing evidence that moderate alcohol use reduces age-related inflammation, benefiting the cardiovascular health of seniors. View More...
Brain blood flow reduces when fit older adults stop exercising
8/31/2016 7:00:00 AM Aging Research
Study shows blood flow to parts of the brain important for cognitive health - such as the hippocampus - reduces when fit older adults stop exercising. View More...
Temporal Arteritis: Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment
8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Learn all about temporal arteritis, a condition where the temporal arteries are inflamed. This article looks at the symptoms, causes, and treatment. View More...
Use it or lose it: UMD study shows that stopping exercise decreases brain blood flow
8/31/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
We all know that we can quickly lose cardiovascular endurance if we stop exercising for a few weeks, but what impact does the cessation of exercise have on our brains? View More...
Spondylosis: All You Need to Know
8/30/2016 6:00:00 AM Aging Research
Learn more about spondylosis. These wear-and-tear changes to the spine occur in many people as they get older, causing occasional pain and stiffness.  View More...
Bacterial Pneumonia: Get the Facts
8/26/2016 6:00:00 AM Aging Research
Learn all about bacterial pneumonia, an inflammation of the lungs caused by bacteria. This article looks at its causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. View More...
Multivariate analysis improves on cognitive testing in Alzheimer's disease
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM Aging Research
Currently, cognitive impairment of patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease (AD) is measured using the 'Mini-Mental State Examination' (MMSE) test, which involves monitoring answers to five... View More...

Aging
The Doctor Is In. In Your House, That Is.
9/23/2016 7:59:15 AM By JOHN F. WASIK NYTimes Aging - News
Home medical care, a practice from the past, can cost less than hospital care. But bringing it back faces numerous challenges. View More...
Don’t Take Osteoarthritis Lying Down
9/19/2016 4:02:23 AM By JANE E. BRODY NYTimes Aging - News
There is much you can do to forestall it, minimize its symptoms and overcome the disability that can result. View More...
Holocaust Survivors’ Needs Grow, and Aid Is Slow to Catch Up
9/18/2016 4:19:35 PM By MELISSA EDDY NYTimes Aging - News
Aging and often infirm and isolated, the remaining survivors require more help even as traditional sources of funding are starting to taper off. View More...
Going for the Gold in the Golden Years
9/16/2016 7:45:48 AM By AMY ZIPKIN NYTimes Aging - News
Many fitness-oriented older Americans, some who came to sports later in life, test themselves in local, state and national competitions like the Senior Games. View More...
Athletes at Any Age
9/16/2016 7:45:44 AM NYTimes Aging - News
They may not capture the headlines at the Rio Olympics, but that isn’t stopping many older Americans from testing themselves in competitions. View More...
Should I Tell My Friend I Had a Fling With Her Ex?
9/14/2016 3:00:04 AM By KWAME ANTHONY APPIAH NYTimes Aging - News
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on telling a friend about your dalliance with her ex, stepping in if you see an elderly person mistreated and hiding the truth of your children’s origins. View More...
I’m Not From Here
9/13/2016 2:05:36 PM By MAITE ALBERDI and GIEDRĖ ŽICKYTĖ NYTimes Aging - News
Day after day, an elderly woman recalls the Spanish Basque country of her youth — while forgetting she is consigned to a retirement home in Chile. View More...
I’m Not From Here
9/13/2016 2:07:23 PM By MAITE ALBERDI and GIEDRĖ ŽICKYTĖ NYTimes Aging - News
Day after day, an elderly woman recalls the Spanish Basque country of her youth — while forgetting she is consigned to a retirement home in Chile. View More...
Letters to the Editor
9/12/2016 2:06:56 PM NYTimes Aging - News
Readers react to articles in Science Times. View More...
Failure to Improve Is Still Being Used, Wrongly, to Deny Medicare Coverage
9/12/2016 11:47:26 AM By PAULA SPAN NYTimes Aging - News
A lawsuit settlement made clear that providers and Medicare adjudicators cannot apply the so-called improvement standard. Yet the practice continues. View More...
Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans
9/23/2016 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Falls a Growing and Deadly Threat for Older Americans
Category: Health News
Created: 9/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/23/2016 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Hearing Loss Widespread, 'Progressive' in Older Americans
9/16/2016 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Hearing Loss Widespread, 'Progressive' in Older Americans
Category: Health News
Created: 9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/16/2016 12:00:00 AM  View More...
31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise
9/16/2016 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: 31 Million Older Americans Aren't Getting Enough Exercise
Category: Health News
Created: 9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/16/2016 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger
9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Brains of 'Super-Agers' Look Decades Younger
Category: Health News
Created: 9/14/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/15/2016 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All
9/13/2016 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Seniors Not Scared of Social Media After All
Category: Health News
Created: 9/12/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/13/2016 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Early Palliative Care Improves Patients' Quality of Life
9/12/2016 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Early Palliative Care Improves Patients' Quality of Life
Category: Health News
Created: 9/9/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/12/2016 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Health Tip: Choosing a Senior Home
9/8/2016 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Health Tip: Choosing a Senior Home
Category: Health News
Created: 9/8/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/8/2016 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Fans May Not Be Cool Choice for the Elderly
9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Fans May Not Be Cool Choice for the Elderly
Category: Health News
Created: 9/6/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 9/7/2016 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness
8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Senior Years May Truly Be Golden for Happiness
Category: Health News
Created: 8/24/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/25/2016 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives
8/22/2016 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Family Trumps Friends in Extending Seniors' Lives
Category: Health News
Created: 8/21/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/22/2016 12:00:00 AM  View More...
Too Few Female Urologists to Meet Aging Patients' Demand
8/22/2016 12:00:00 AM MedicineNet
Title: Too Few Female Urologists to Meet Aging Patients' Demand
Category: Health News
Created: 8/22/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 8/22/2016 12:00:00 AM  View More...

Seniors
Slovakia selects 'Eva Nova' for foreign-language Oscars category
9/24/2016 6:33:42 AM Big News Network
PanARMENIAN.Net - Slovakia has submitted Eva Nova, Marko Skop's story of an aging actress, to the Oscars in the foreign-language category, The Hollywood Reporter reveals.

The film, Skop's feature hel View More...

Universal acquires Joe Hill's horror novella 'Snapshot 1988'
9/24/2016 6:33:34 AM Big News Network
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Stranger Things ripple effect has begun. In a competitive situation, Universal has won the rights to Snapshot 1988, a novella by Joe Hill. Ouija 2: Origin of Evil director Mike F View More...
Iron Maiden announce new wave of UK tour dates
9/24/2016 2:33:27 AM Big News Network
PanARMENIAN.Net - Iron Maiden have extended their The Book Of Souls World Tour with a fresh batch of UK dates, NME reports.

The metal legends will play arenas in Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Le View More...

Armenia ranked 86th among 188 countries in UN health goals study
9/23/2016 2:33:08 AM Big News Network
PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenia is ranked 86th overall in the world in making progress towards the United Nations' health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The UN General Assembly established th View More...

Chris Rogers bids adieu to first-class cricket in style
9/22/2016 11:34:37 PM Big News Network
Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.23 (ANI):Former Australian batsman Chris Rogers has announced his retirement from first-class cricket after scoring a century in each innings of Somerset's final Coun View More...
Vin Scully is content about his retirement
9/24/2016 7:55:18 PM Big News Network
Dodgers play-by-play announcer Vin Scully talks about an unforgettable 67-year career during a pregame ceremony honoring him in Los Angeles

Scully sat down one more time to speak with reporters and t View More...

Sarah D. Morris: Farewell letter to Vin Scully
9/24/2016 12:55:17 PM Big News Network
The Dodgers celebrate the career of broadcaster Vin Scully before the game, with special guests including Sandy Koufax and Kevin Costner

I don't usually personalize my articles, since the teams are m View More...

Lewis Hatchett retires after defying the odds
9/24/2016 4:42:02 AM Big News Network
Lewis Hatchett, the Sussex left-arm pace bowler, has announced his retirement on medical advice having defied the odds to have a professional career.

Hatchett, 26, was born with Poland Syndrome, a co View More...

Cubs surprise David Ross with pregame tribute
9/23/2016 5:55:33 PM Big News Network
David Ross talks about the Cubs honoring him on the field prior to the game and the team's 5-0 win over the Cardinals

"When you're a guy who's a backup catcher and kind of a journeyman and has been o View More...

Timberwolves F Garnett officially retires
9/23/2016 5:33:07 PM Big News Network
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett announced his retirement after 21 NBA seasons on Friday.

"It has been a real joy to watch KG come into the league as a young man and watch him develop his View More...

Timberwolves Garnett poised to announce retirement
9/23/2016 2:55:08 PM Big News Network
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett is expected to announce his retirement after 21 NBA seasons on Friday, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

The newspaper reported that Garnett and  View More...

Pope Francis meets grieving relatives and survivors of Bastille Day attack which killed 86
9/24/2016 4:05:15 PM Big News Network
Many of the people who met the Pope were in tears. He blessed young children and the elderly during the special audience at the Vatican. One grieving woman clutched a teddy bear. View More...
Pippa Middleton's hacking investigators arrest 35 year old man
9/24/2016 4:04:48 PM Big News Network
Police investigating claims that Pippa Middleton's iCloud account was hacked have arrested a 35-year-old man in Northamptonshire, Scotland Yard has revealed. View More...
Bill Nunn dead aged 62
9/24/2016 3:06:25 PM Big News Network
Director Spike Lee posted the news on Facebook, saying the actor had passed away in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday. View More...
Joy as devoted couple married for 62 years are reunited after spending eight months apart because they couldn't get into the same care home
9/24/2016 12:05:22 PM Big News Network
An elderly couple in Canada can now spend their golden years together

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after they lived apart for eight months, unable to find spots in the same care home. View More...

Pope Francis says 'there is no God of war' as he meets grieving relatives and survivors of Bastille Day attack which killed 86
9/24/2016 11:05:04 AM Big News Network
Many of the people who met the Pope were in tears. He blessed young children and the elderly during the special audience at the Vatican. One grieving woman clutched a teddy bear. View More...
Two men and a boy arrested over murder at chicken shop in East London
9/24/2016 9:30:00 AM Big News Network
Two men aged 19 and 29 and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested in connection with the murder of Czech national Zdenek Makaross who was killed after a chicken shop row. View More...
Serial sex attacker being hunted by police after striking four times in two days
9/24/2016 9:29:24 AM Big News Network
Detectives in West Yorkshire have released an e-fit image of a suspect they want to talk to. His victims included women aged 48, 19 and 36, police have revealed. View More...
Pictured: Serial sex attacker being hunted by police after striking four times in two days - including three attacks in 20 minutes
9/24/2016 8:26:58 AM Big News Network
Detectives in West Yorkshire have released an e-fit image of a suspect they want to talk to. His victims included women aged 48, 19 and 36, police have revealed. View More...
Two men and 16-year-old boy are arrested over the murder of businessman beaten to death after chicken shop row
9/24/2016 7:08:39 AM Big News Network
Two men aged 19 and 29 and a 16-year-old boy have been arrested in connection with the murder of Czech national Zdenek Makaross who was killed after a chicken shop row. View More...
Time capsule 1950s home just metres from Bronte beach sells for $7.35 million
9/24/2016 5:31:24 AM Big News Network
A 1950s beachside property (pictured) in the eastern Sydney suburb of Bronte has sold for $7.35 million, at auction on Saturday, an incredible $1.35 million over its reserve. View More...
Brad Pitt's brother Doug spotted hours after his famous sibling is accused of child abuse
9/23/2016 6:32:05 PM Big News Network
Running errands and putting in the hours at his construction business, this is Doug Pitt - pictured hours after child abuse allegations were leveled at his older brother Brad. View More...
Teenager crashes his father's Pound 1.2million yacht into rocks in St Tropez
9/23/2016 3:45:19 PM Big News Network
Eighteen-year-old Lucas took his four friends aged between 18 and 20 for a ride on the yacht of his multi-millionaire father, a rich industrialist from Belgium. View More...
Alec and Hilaria Baldwin stroll with elder children Rafael and Carmen in NYC
9/23/2016 2:19:40 PM Big News Network
A new baby can often lead to older siblings feeling neglected. Ten days after welcoming their newest son Leonardo, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin showed their commitment to not letting that happen. View More...
Facebook urges people to 'get out the vote' with voter registration drive
9/23/2016 12:09:24 PM Big News Network
Facebook has launched a new feature (pictured) urging users to register to vote with its first four-day nationwide voter registration drive. Users who are 18 and older started receiving reminders on F View More...
Here's where Oahu's new jail could be built
9/23/2016 6:34:29 PM Big News Network
All areas on Oahu are being considered for a new facility that would replace the aging and overcrowding current Oahu Community Correctional Center in the Honolulu neighborhood of Kalihi, according to  View More...
Senior services in Niagara aided by $1 million over next 5 years
9/23/2016 3:38:31 PM Big News Network
A public-private partnership between three Niagara County organizations will receive $1 million over the next five years to expand mental health services to at-risk seniors.

The funding from the stat View More...

Union urges members to reject Schnucks contract, authorize strike
9/23/2016 1:40:56 PM Big News Network
The United Food and Commercial Workers Local 655 is urging Schnucks stores employees to reject a new contract proposal and instead authorize a strike, the union confirmed Friday.

The meeting is sched View More...

Upscale apartment complex to be built in northern Greensboro
9/23/2016 10:11:55 AM Big News Network
An upscale apartment complex marketed to baby boomers and working professionals is being readied for construction on New Garden Road.

The Lofts at New Garden is being built on 7.63 acres at 1301 New  View More...

Paces Properties picks up aging hotel for $8 million
9/23/2016 8:57:01 AM Big News Network
Paces Properties, the Atlanta developer behind Krog Street Market, has acquired an aging extended-stay hotel overlooking Interstate 85.

An affiliate of the firm paid $8 million for the InTown Suites  View More...

The Lofts at New Garden to offer luxurious rental living
9/23/2016 5:36:24 AM Big News Network
An upscale apartment complex marketed to baby boomers and working professionals is being readied for construction on New Garden Road.

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How to choose a corporate attorney and law firm
9/23/2016 3:20:43 AM Big News Network
A corporate attorney should possess maturity, an even temperament and professionalism in his or her demeanor and self-expression, in addition to a high level of experience with corporate matters, said View More...
The Pitch: Where is everyone? GeoZilla might know
9/22/2016 4:54:36 PM Big News Network
GeoZilla has developed an artificial intelligence-powered family GPS locator that combines a mobile platform and wearable devices to help families keep track of where their children or elderly relativ View More...
Editor's notebook: Why the 'Granders' market is worth your attention
9/22/2016 3:41:42 PM Big News Network
If you, as a business person, knew there was a multibillion-dollar market out there that you could get part of, would you just sit back and say, 'Well, how about that''

Yeah, not likely.

This week's View More...

Editorial: Light rail in KC? Absolutely. Chastain's plan? No
9/22/2016 2:37:30 PM Big News Network
The concept of a modern light-rail system in Kansas City is tantalizing. Having a clean, efficient means of transit throughout the metro area could unclog highways, open up more urban neighborhoods to View More...
Newsmaker: KCRise Fund's Howe: 'Who can I bring to the party?'
9/22/2016 2:36:34 PM Big News Network
After spending 31 years helping people invest money at Merrill Lynch's Private Banking and Investment Group in Kansas City, Darcy Howe spent only a short time enjoying retirement before taking on a ne View More...
Analyst on Novavax's dismal drug test: 'I was as surprised as anyone'
9/22/2016 12:12:10 PM Big News Network
It wasn't just investors who were shocked last week by the dismal results of Novavax Inc's. phase 3 clinical trial for one of its most promising vaccine candidates.

Analysts, too, told me this week t View More...

BankUnited hires Chief Credit Officer out of retirement
9/22/2016 12:11:26 PM Big News Network
Miami Lakes-based BankUnited announced Wednesday that it had hired Jack Leonard to serve as senior executive VP and Chief Credit Officer for the bank.

This is a victory lap for Leonard ' BankUnited ( View More...

Looking for the best place to retire in Oregon? It's not Portland
9/22/2016 12:10:27 PM Big News Network
Forget kite boarding, wind surfing, skiing, brewing and all that other cool stuff. Hood River's got all the doctors' offices, recreation centers and retirement centers it needs ' plus a senior populat View More...
7601 senior citizens are social pensioners in Mt Province
9/23/2016 4:51:26 AM Big News Network
BONTOC, Mountain Province, Sept. 23(PIA) -- A total of 7,601 indigent senior citizens in the province are beneficiaries of the Social Pension Program of the national government.

Based on the data pre View More...

Alcohol addiction may impact neurocognitive skills in elderly
9/24/2016 4:01:03 AM Big News Network
New York, Sep 24 (IANS) Excess consumption of alcohol can cause neurophysiological and cognitive changes ranging from disrupted sleep to more serious neurotoxic effects, a study has found.

The negati View More...

GST Council Additional Secretary appointed
9/24/2016 4:01:02 AM Big News Network
New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) With the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council slated to take vital decisions during its coming meets, the government on Saturday appointed Arun Goyal as Additional Secretary o View More...
PRESS BOX: Garnett announces retirement
9/23/2016 5:43:01 PM Big News Network
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett announced his retirement after 21 NBA seasons on Friday.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that Garnett and the Timberwolves reached a contract settle View More...

Moretz thinks wearing perfume helps express herself
9/23/2016 5:39:01 PM Big News Network
Los Angeles, Sep 24 (IANS) Actress Chloe Moretz says she can play around with her character by experimenting with different scents.

"What I think is beautiful about the Coach fragrance is that is rea View More...

Retirement age of Delhi government doctors raised to 65
9/23/2016 6:25:01 AM Big News Network
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) The retirement age of doctors in government hospitals in the national capital has been raised to 65, the government said on Friday.

"Good news for Delhi government doctors. T View More...

VR training improves social skills of autistic individuals
9/23/2016 4:01:04 AM Big News Network
New York, Sep 23 (IANS) Virtual reality (VR) training programmes may help individuals with autism to practice social situations without fear of consequence, says a study.

"Individuals with autism may View More...

'Youthful' DNA in old age can prevent cancer: Study
9/23/2016 1:25:01 AM Big News Network
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Dysregulation of the DNA -- an important cause of ageing -- does not take place in some people, while in some individuals, the DNA appears to be youthful despite their advanced y View More...
I don't feel IPL is spoiling budding cricketers: Glenn McGrath
9/23/2016 12:33:01 AM Big News Network
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Popular Twenty20 tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL) became a rage across the country as soon as they were introduced, but controversies soon followed. Legendary  View More...
How Older People Can Head Off Dangerous Drug Interactions
9/24/2016 9:44:35 AM Big News Network
<br>SATURDAY, Sept. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Potentially serious drug interactions are a daily threat to older people who take multiple medications and supplements, according to the U.S. Foo View More...
Grandfather Bruce Barker, 75, supplements his pension by posing as a nude model
9/24/2016 9:44:22 AM Big News Network
<br>Meet one of Britain's oldest life models - a 75-year-old granddad who poses naked for art students to supplement his pension. Super-fit Bruce Barker took up the hobby four years ago in  View More...


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