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November 19, 2017

Do you have a plan for how you will be cared for if you ever need care? According the the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2015, 70% of people turning 65 will need some long term care in their lifetime. So the odds are that you will need some care before you die. […]

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November 12, 2017

Addiction is a very sad reality of life. There are many things we can be addicted to, and most of them will destroy us if we allow them to. My view is, if the thing you are addicted to is your go-to instead of God, then it is not healthy. If you are trusting this […]

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November 5, 2017

Even though the clocks say an hour earlier than yesterday at this time, my body still says it is tired because it thinks it is 6:00 pm. These time changes are not healthy. What can we do to eliminate them? Do they really save money? This month is jam packed with events and seminars that […]

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October 29, 2017

This week I learned that my husband is going to retire earlier than we planned because of all the changes to the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System. I am happy he is retiring after this year because I need his help at the club. He has degrees in art, recreation, and physical education and has spent […]

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October 22, 2017

Next weekend we are celebrating my father’s 85th birthday. He lives in a condominium in Louisville. Like so many older folks, a condo has been a good place for him to live because he has not had to do any yard work or outside home maintenance. Now that he is in his 80’s, however, he […]

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October 14, 2017

My mother in law passed away on Wednesday. There is much to do after a close relative passes away. It is a stressful, emotional, and difficult time for us. I found this article helpful, so I am passing it along to you. This is from the AARP website: http://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-06-2012/when-loved-one-dies-checklist.html When a loved one dies, you […]

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October 7, 2017

Today was a beautiful day. The weather was beautiful, the scenery was beautiful, and seeing family again was beautiful. My dear Aunt Blanche was there at the annual family reunion hayride. I so wish she lived closer so she could come to the club. Aunt Blanche told everyone that she was so glad they came, […]

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September 30, 2017

Joys shared are joys doubled. Sorrows shared are sorrows halved. Caregivers especially need to share what they do and what they need for the sake of their own health. A happy and healthy caregiver will be of benefit to the one they are caring for as well. Lawrence and I are still caring for his […]

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September 24, 2017

Have you ever thought about your circumstances and lifestyle in comparison to the rest of the people in the world at large? I know it is not good to compare yourself to your neighbor, but if you look at ALL the people in the world, comparing might be a good thing. I was first introduced […]

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September 16, 2017

Serious mental illness can remain undetected for years, especially if the ill person has been paired with an enabler. When the enabler leaves the ill person through death or through choice, the illness becomes apparent to others and someone has to step in to take care of the person with the mental illness, if the […]

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