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The Grass Is Greener (and Taken Care Of For You!) On The Other Side: Considering The Benefits of Independent Living

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Imagine no more yardwork or routine house maintenance. A housing community filled with peers and new friends. And wonderful amenities right at your doorstep like a pool, on-site gym, and special events. Learn more about Independent Living, the housing arrangement designed exclusively for older adults that can help make your retirement easier, more convenient, and more fun!

A Teacher’s Heart Never Retires: Many Find Meaning Through New Opportunities

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Once a teacher… After years of serving in a public school, retirement can be bittersweet. There are things you probably won’t miss: lack of supplies, weekends spent grading, the 1952 coffee maker in the teacher’s lounge…the list goes on. Maybe you were able to find some comic relief by doing your best Rodney Dangerfield: “I don’t get no respect!” But then...

New Encouragement for Stroke Recovery

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About 60% of people who have had a stroke are left with the diminished use of a limb. The good news? Researchers believe that long-term disabilities can be minimized with prompt, intensive physical therapy. A groundbreaking Johns Hopkins study spearheaded by Steven Zeiler, M.D., Ph.D. confirms what clinicians have been observing for decades: that the brain can be rewired so that healthy areas can...

Eggs Are the New Carrots: Eat ‘Em for Good Vision

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The effect of nutrition on vision isn’t late breaking news. We’ve all heard that carrots are good for our eyes—and now eggs have been found to be beneficial as well. A 15-year study of people 49 and older has revealed that consuming two or more eggs a week reduced wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD) by 62% compared to those who ate one egg or fewer. wAMD is an age-related...

Stop Cleaning Your Eyeglasses Like Grandma

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She might have known how to milk a cow.  Or even cure the common cold.  However, using spit and the corner of her apron was not a skillful way to clean her glasses. According to Mark Agnew, founder and CEO of Eyeglasses.com, improper cleaning is how most lenses and frames get scratched. “Cleaning eyeglasses is best done with warm soapy water,” he advises. “If you clean...

Those Are Teeth You’re Brushing, Not Tile Grout

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Humans have been brushing their teeth with a vengeance since the invention of the toothbrush in 15th century China.  It’s understandable when you consider the enemies: discoloration, trapped spinach, plaque and, as burned into our brains by decades of mouthwash commercials, the germs that cause bad breath. We can’t seem to scrub vigorously enough, foaming at the mouth like...

Can You Trust Your Own Eyes?

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Of the five senses, sight is the one many of us rely on most. Ironically, it’s the least reliable. Since ancient times, meditators and scientists have studied how we receive and process information to form perceptions, thoughts and emotions. And what they’ve learned about the senses makes perfect sense. The closer the sense object to the sense organ, the more reliable the information...

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