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Learning Your Heart Age on World Heart Day, September 29

September 6, 2021 — Her age is 53. But her heart is 75 years old because she smokes and has uncontrolled high blood pressure. She’s not alone because most American adults have a heart that is older than their actual age. One way to understand your risk for a heart attack or stroke is to learn your “heart age.”... Read More

September is Save Your Photos Month

September 6, 2021 — Everyone loves to see photos of family, vacations, pets, grandchildren and more. Before digital cameras or camera phones, film was processed and prints were made instantly or sent back to us via mail. Saving photos is a step in preserving memories. Many of us still have albums and boxes full of prints prior to the... Read More

Patriot Day: A National Day of Service and Remembrance

September 6, 2021 — September 11, 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Trade Center tragedy in New York City. This day is recognized as a tribute to those who passed away or were injured, as well as honoring first responders and defenders of our nation’s freedom. An annual ceremony takes place at Ground Zero, also known as... Read More

August is National Immunization Awareness Month

July 30, 2021 — This annual observance highlights the importance of getting recommended vaccines throughout your life. You have the power to protect yourself and your family against serious diseases, like COVID-19, measles, whooping cough, cancers caused by HPV, pneumonia, among others through on-time vaccination. Throughout the month of August, you’re encouraged to talk to your physician, nurse, or... Read More

Happiness Happens Month

July 28, 2021 — Every person deserves to be happy. Did you know happiness could be contagious? The more happy people there are, the more likely they are to inspire others to find happiness. We owe it to ourselves and society to work on our own happiness! Try these four simple steps: #1: Ready Yourself For Happiness. Part of... Read More

Four Basic Rules for Effective Reading and Better Comprehension

July 28, 2021 — Try to read more and more. Remember the saying: Practice makes progress. Develop the habit of reading for main ideas. Know the main characters. Know how they help the plot or move along the story. Learn to read with focus and concentration. Think of what you are reading. Do not let your attention wander to... Read More

August Chef Selection Meal: “All Shook Up”

July 28, 2021 — Entrées Famous Memphis Catfish – or – Priscilla’s Meatloaf Sides Fried Okra Mac and cheese Cadillac Corn Bread Dessert Elvis Presley Icebox Cake Milk, Coffee or Hot Tea

Fruits of Summer

July 28, 2021 — With summer upon us, there is an abundance of fruits available that make them all the perfect, healthy summer snack. Be sure to consult your physician or dietician before making any changes to your diet. Apricots – Apricots are rich in potassium and magnesium which help supply stamina. They contain vitamin C, iron and beta carotene.... Read More

Watercolor Month

July 4, 2021 — Here are some of the best reasons to try watercolor painting: It is easy – when compared to other types of painting, watercolor painting is really easy and you can expect better results in a very short time. It is fast – there are certain techniques that you should learn in watercolor painting. Once you... Read More

Great Ideas for Summer Parties or Get Togethers

July 4, 2021 — After last year, everyone is looking forward to this summer— especially family togethers and cookouts! No matter who you are with, what your summer or 4th of July traditions are or how you celebrate, there are many ways to enjoy the summer. Here are some easy ways to make this year memorable: Go for lots... Read More