Healthy Living

Caregivers show the true meaning of love

“Healthy Living” by Carl Hendrickson For the Call Valentine’s Day! Good food, fine wine, scented candles and flowers. He proposed and she accepted. She worked until the first baby was born to accumulate a nest egg for their first house — a house which she soon turned into a home. They had lovely children who

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‘Be the Light’ no matter what the season

“Healthy Living” by Carl Hendrickson For the Call Dec. 6 was his 10th birthday, but it was not just an ordinary birthday spent with family. No, this was going to be a joint birthday party with a good friend and fellow classmate whose birthday was Dec. 7. All their friends and classmates were invited. Can

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Partake of the elixir of youth to stay vibrant

“Healthy Living” by Carl Hendrickson For the Call Several years ago, my wife and I vacationed in St. Augustine, Fla., the oldest city in the United States. It was here that the Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon, searched for the fabled “Fountain of Youth.” We each were given a drink of water from a tourist

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Columnist’s sage advice stands test of time

“Healthy Living” by Carl Hendrickson For the Call Amazing! It is truly amazing how quickly grandchildren age. Our eldest grandchild turns 18 years old this month. Where have the years gone? He is a senior in high school. This summer was spent visiting college campuses trying to decide which university had the curriculum that best

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Columnist’s sage advice stands test of time

“Senior Living” by Carl Hendrickson Amazing! It is truly amazing how quickly grandchildren age. Our eldest grandchild turns 18 years old this month. Where have the years gone? He is a senior in high school. This summer was spent visiting college campuses trying to decide which university had the curriculum that best satisfied his educational

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Find services for seniors at Eldercare Locator

If you or someone you care about is an older adult, you should know about the Eldercare Locator. The Eldercare Locator is a public service of the Administration on Aging, an agency of the U.S. Administration for Community Living, and provides a nationwide service that connects older adults and their caregivers with information on aging

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Pass along to future generations ‘the fourth R’

“Healthy Living” by Carl Hendrickson For the Call As senior citizens, we have failed to pass along “the fourth R.” A week before my dental appointment, I received a card in the mail reminding me of my appointment. The day before, I received a reminder by telephone. Similarly with my doctors. All this takes time

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Seniors Home Care honored by Home Care Pulse

Seniors Home Care of Webster Groves received the 2017 Best of Home Care — Employer of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse. The Employer of Choice Award is granted only to the top-ranking home care providers, based on caregiver satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, an independent satisfaction research firm for home care. Seniors

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Friendship Village gains new compliance officer

Increasing its move toward local management, the Friendship Villages’ board of directors recently announced the hiring of a new compliance officer for both communities. Lydia Seibert, in her third year as chair of the local governing board for the Villages, confirmed the employment of Suzanne Sheldon-Krieger as chief compliance and risk officer for both Friendship

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Breakfast bars a delicious snack for children

Here’s news many families may consider a wake-up call: Studies show that children who eat breakfast have better concentration and more energy. Yet roughly 8 percent to 12 percent of all school-age children skip this important meal. Here’s a look at what the researchers discovered: • The University of Pennsylvania found that children achieve higher

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