Healthy Living

‘The final chapter’ is writing your obituary

Healthy Living by Carl Hendrickson We now are in the second month of a new year. Have you begun working on new goals for this year? In past articles, I have suggested as a goal to write your story for children, grandchildren, other relatives and close friends. Last month I attended a program sponsored by

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Students of all ages serve Mehlville’s ‘60plus’

The Mehlville School District’s “60plus” members joined the district last month for a total team effort of an event at Blades Elementary, with Blades choir students performing, Washington Middle School band members playing holiday tunes and culinary students from Mehlville High preparing a “terrific meal” and serving it to the guests. If you are 60

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Tripping seniors helps make them steady

Pictured above: Beth Templin monitors her mother-in-law Cindi Templin’s reflex responses using sensors in the ActiveStep that feed data to a computer. Photo by Erin Achenbach. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Tripping seniors could make them steadier on their feet — at least that’s the idea behind ActiveStep, a modified treadmill designed to help seniors

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Home for the Holidays Contest: Scintillating Side Dishes

Antipasto Skewers with Pepperoni Breadsticks 10 skewers 20 cherry tomatoes 20 small mozzarella balls 10 sprigs mint salami log, cut into squares ¼ cup balsamic or red wine vinegar ¼ cup olive oil 1 teaspoon oregano Pillsbury breadsticks (optional) 1 package pepperoni (optional) Take skewers and layer with a piece of salami, tomato, mozzarella and

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St. Andrews, Bethesda honor 10th anniversary

Celebrating left to right in front are: Bethesda President/CEO Joe Brinker and St. Andrews President/CEO Mary Alice Ryan with other company officials. Home health agency St. Andrews and Bethesda Home Health just celebrated its 10th anniversary with a gathering that included the agency’s employees, leader-ship from Bethesda Health Group and St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors,

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Senior citizens may receive free, reduced trash

Senior citizens might receive free or reduced trash services with the next trash contract Crestwood enters. Ward 1 Aldermen Richard Breeding and Mimi Duncan both expressed their desire to see free or reduced waste services for seniors in the next contract. Other cities offer a senior discount. Crestwood is considering the option of terminating its

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Free flu-shot clinics available in South County

Barnes-Jewish Hospital and SSM Health will be offering free flu vaccinations this October in South County and in various locations across St. Louis and St. Louis County. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the best way to reduce chances of contracting influenza or spreading it to others is through an annual seasonal flu vaccination.

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