Sunday, April 22, 2012

Who has the best convenience store coffee/hot chocolate/food selection?

Who has the best convenience store coffee/hot chocolate/food selection? That was the question posed at Chowhound. GO HERE to see the answers people posted.

Life Story Writing for Seniors

"One of the markers of a life well lived must surely be the stories, experiences and memories that are told, retold, remembered and re-experienced throughout the life span. Life story writing captures the priceless and the poignant, the truly memorable and the quirkily remembered, the historic and the unique. It leaves a legacy of living history for future generations. And it can bring enjoyment, satisfaction and closure in the last stage of life."

Give a precious gift to your loved ones. Learn to write your life story. Some good hints here. READ THE FULL ARTICLE.

Missed the Gym Again [FUNNY PICTURE]

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Daily Soda Consumption Increases Stroke Risk

Drinking regular soda may increase your risk of stroke, a new study suggests. In the study, men and women who consumed one or more sugar-sweetened sodas per day were 16 percent more likely to have a stroke over a 20- to 30-year period, compared with those who drank no soda.

"Soda remains the largest source of added sugar in the diet," said study researcher Dr. Adam Bernstein, of the Cleveland Clinic's Wellness Institute. "What we're beginning to understand is that regular intake of these beverages sets off a chain reaction in the body that can potentially lead to many diseases — including stroke."

Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages has previously been linked to weight gain, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, gout and coronary artery disease. Earlier studies have also found a link between diet soda consumption and an increased risk of stroke.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Elderly Woman, 90, DRAGGED BY CAR While Holding Onto Purse During Drive-By Robbery

Just outside an Osceola County supermarket a 90-year-old woman was dragged by Jose Luis Delgado-Pastrana from a vehicle and suffered from several broken bones and road rash while her purse was being snatched. 

Delgado-Pastrana asked the woman for money, when she told him that she did not have any he grabbed her purse from her shoulder and began to drive away, dragging her about 15 feet.


Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Make your own cookbook in 3 easy steps

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Jerusalem hospital shows off vaccine that destroys cancer in 2 shots

Early human test results suggest a vaccine can train cancer patients' bodies to seek out and destroy tumour cells.

The therapy, which targets a molecule found in 90 per cent of cancers, eventually could provide an injection that would allow patients' immune systems to fight off common cancers including breast andprostate cancer.

The first results of trials in people, at the Hadassah Medical Centre in Jerusalem, suggest the vaccine can reduce levels of disease. The human work is so preliminary it has yet to be published in a scientific journal.

The scientists behind the vaccine hope to conduct more extensive trials to prove it can be effective against a range of cancers. They believe it could be used to fight small tumours if they are detected early or to help prevent the return and spread of disease in patients who have undergone conventional treatment.


Gene discovery may soothe chronic pain

MCGILL/U. TORONTO (CAN) — The identification of a gene responsible for the pain receptor changes behind chronic pain could lead to individual treatments.

A major challenge for treating chronic pain is to understand why certain people develop pain while others, with apparently similar disorders or injuries, do not. An equally important challenge is to develop individualized therapies that will be effective in specific patient populations.

Research published online in Nature Medicine points to solutions to both challenges. A research team led by Jeffrey Mogil of McGill University and Michael Salter of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), affiliated with the University of Toronto, has identified a major gene affecting chronic pain sensitivity. The findings also suggest a new approach to individualizing treatment of chronic pain.

The gene that the researchers identified encodes the pain receptor known as P2X7. Specifically, the scientists discovered that a single amino-acid change in P2X7 controls sensitivity to the two main causes of chronic pain: inflammation and nerve damage.


Dating for Seniors Website

I do not know this website but thought it might be of interest to some folks. You can read a review of this website HERE.


Sunday, April 15, 2012

Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On [MUSIC VIDEO]

Titanic in 3D [MOVIE TRAILER]

Titanic Anniversary: How Newspapers Covered The Ship Sinking In 1912

The morning after Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, news of the ship's fate appeared on the front page of newspapers around the world.

The story, so shocking and frightening, appeared on front pages with a striking photograph of Titanic, coupled with huge copy announcing casualties. Headlines ranged from reporting that as many as 1,321 to 1,800 died as the ship went down in the North Atlantic ocean. The coverage of Titanic's sinking went from shock over the major loss of life to public outrage, as news of the ship's safety failures was widely reported.

The 100th year anniversary of Titanic has been commemorated in many ways, from ships offering Titanic-themed cruises (without the fatal ending, of course), James Cameron releasing the film "Titanic" in 3D, and the auctioning off of artifacts from the ship.

Take a look at how newspapers first covered Titanic's sinking in THIS SLIDESHOW.

For Husbands Who Hate Shopping

5 Most Surprising Reasons to Drink Coffee

Feeling jittery about whether to drink coffee? Percolate on this: Coffee's benefits considerably outweigh its negatives, researchers now believe. Although caffeine can cause anxiety and insomnia in some people, the beverage's unique properties -- such as more powerful antioxidants than from any other source in the American diet, including fruits and vegetables -- can do a lot of good. Just be sure to spring for organic coffee, says Beth Reardon, director of nutrition for Duke Integrative Medicine, since coffee beans are among the most heavily sprayed crops (all those chemicals can undo the benefits). READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Be A "Library Grandparent"

Like books and kids? Be a library grandparent. Los Angeles Public Library describes their program and includes an application form HERE. Check with your own local library to see if they have a "Library Grandparent" program or what volunteer opportunities might exist for you.


Grandparents scammed out of $2,100 by phony grandson

MADISON -- Police are warning people to be careful when asked for money over the phone -- even if the person who appears to be asking for help says he's your grandson.

A couple was the target of a phone scam on Wednesday when a man purporting to be their grandson called with a sad story, according to Madison Police Chief Barry Moores, who did not know the names of the couple.

The scammer, who knew the real name of the grandson, said he had accidentally bumped into someone on the street and caused him to fall down. He said he was in court and was being asked to pay money. He asked them to not tell his parents.

That's when a different man got on the phone with the grandparents and pretended to be a lawyer, saying the grandson needed $2,100.

The grandparents agreed to send the money by Western Union, only to learn afterward they'd been duped.

Cream Cheese Cake Mix Cookies [RECIPE]


1 bx cake mix, any flavor
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
1/4 c butter, room temperature
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla (optional, depending on flavor)
1 c any add-ins (flavored chips, candy, nuts, etc) amounts can be varied. for chocolate chip i added a 12 oz bag of semisweet chips


1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2 Cream together butter and cream cheese. Add egg and vanilla and mix until well blended (I used a mixer for this part only).

3 Stir in cake mix a little at a time until it's all blended and then add any chips, candy or nuts, as you like

4 Bake for 10 minutes, until edges are brown.


When is Grandparents Day 2012?

In the United States, Grandparents Day is always the first Sunday in September after Labor Day.

Republicans Push New Budget Proposal Changing Medicare, Cutting Deeply into Medicaid: Media Views

The blueprint is an election-year marker that envisions a smaller government and deep cuts to entitlement and safety net programs. The Republican budget presented Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan has no chance of passage this year. Below are summaries of what others are reporting and below that is a video -KHN's Marilyn Werber Serafini and Mary Agnes Carey discuss the budget Ryan presented and how it differs from the proposal he released last year. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Anti-estrogen Combo Extends Life for Older Women with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Anastrozole (Arimidex) and fulvestrant (Faslodex) are both already used in treating breast cancer, though not in combination. The former reduces the production of tumor-promoting estrogen, while the latter interferes with the receptors that allow estrogen to signal cells to grow and reproduce.

Researchers think it's these two different modes of action together that make the combination so effective against hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, the subtype that accounts for more than half of all breast cancers. READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Funny Saying About Gray Hair

Monday, April 9, 2012

The Evolution of Joan Crawford

Your Burning Tax Season FAQs, Answered

Tax preparers toil in obscurity for most of the year, trying to keep track of the ever-changing kaleidoscope that is our federal tax code. But when crunch time comes for taxpayers to get their returns filed to the Internal Revenue Service’s satisfaction, everybody wants an expert in their corner willing to dispense advice and explain the often byzantine process. Here are five common Q&As the pros field regularly... READ THE ARTICLE.

How Delaying Retirement Can Help You

Delaying retirement has been one of the most consistent pieces of financial advice for older Americans reeling from the recession. The major financial benefits of deferring retirement are the ability to continue earning money, adding to your retirement assets, deferring drawing down those assets, and delaying the date you begin to receive Social Security benefits.

Situations differ, of course, but here's a rough look at the impact of deferring retirement for five years, from age 65 to 70. Use this finding to see how your own situation would be affected if you were to delay your own retirement.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

CafeMom Online Games

CafeMom is a community where moms get advice and support, connect with other moms, and express themselves in groups, journals, polls, and more. VISIT THEIR WEBSITE TO PLAY A LOT OF FUN GAMES ONLINE.
CafeMom is a community where moms get advice and support, connect with other moms, and express themselves in groups, journals, polls, and more. VISIT THEIR WEBSITE TO PLAY A LOT OF FUN GAMES ONLINE.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Facebook Page: Teaching Hate to Children IS Child Abuse!

This is a group I started on Facebook that shows various stories about hate and how it impacts on the lives of children. If you'd like to join and contribute your own comments, please go  to  the group page and request to join.


Saturday, March 24, 2012

Walden by Henry David Thoreau [VIDEO]

See the other parts of Walden HERE.

Airline Security for Old Ladies (Cartoon)

Lies That Are Told About Social Security

FROM THE ARTICLE: "Social Security has been a hot topic lately, and, as is usual for controversial issues, the discussion includes a LOT of misinformation. It's argued that Social Security is “broke”, that it is a “pyramid/Ponzi scheme”, that it’s “doomed to fail”, that it's "too expensive", and that people get back more than they have paid in. None of these arguments against Social Security are true. " Get informed by reading the rest of the article HERE.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

How Much Do You Know About Alzheimer’s Disease?

More than 5 million Americans have Alzheimer’s disease, and that number could climb to 16 million by 2050. Women face a higher risk of developing it than men, and are also more likely to become caregivers. Take this quiz to see how much you know about Alzheimer’s.

Cancer Vaccine Could See Light In 2017

Vaxil BioTherapeutics, a biotechnical company based in Ness Ziona, near Tel Aviv, Israel has produced a ground-breaking therapeutic vaccine for cancer patients which could prevent about 90 percent of cancers from coming back.

Vaxil was founded in 2006 by Dr. Lior Carmon and the vaccine is now in clinical trials at the Hadassah University Medical Centre in Jerusalem. The vaccine could be available as early as 2017 to administer on a regular basis, not only to help treat cancer but in order to keep the disease from recurring.


New Blood Test Could Detect Cancer

Soroka hospital and Ben Gurion University in Be’er Sheva, Israel, are developing a unique method to detect various types of cancer through a simple blood test.

Researchers say that in a first trial conducted recently, they succeeded in detecting cancer in almost 90 percent of cancer patients tested.


7 little-known Social Security benefits

In the first season of "Friends," Rachel Green looks at her first paycheck as a waitress and asks, "Who's this FICA guy, and why is he getting all my money?"

That's one hard lesson about Social Security. Another is that when it's time to claim, you can't depend on the Social Security Administration to be your personal adviser.

In an effort to save time and cut costs, Social Security employees generally don't give case-specific advice. So that means you are on your own to make the most important financial decision of a lifetime. You have to read the rules and do the research yourself.

William Meyer, whose website, Social Security Solutions, gives Social Security advice for a fee, says you also can't depend on Social Security to follow instructions you give them electronically. If you have a request that is not the most common choice, you'll need to go to the Social Security office and make the request in person, he says.

Read on to brush up on Social Security benefits that are not commonly known. CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Shopper

"So today I was in Hallmark buying my mom a Happy Birthday card when I noticed this old man standing in front of the Valentines card section contemplating which one to get. I decide to go over and I ask him “Are you getting a Valentine’s Day for your wife?” in which he replies "'No my wife died 3 years ago from breast cancer but I still buy her roses and a card and bring them to her grave to prove to her that she was the only one that will ever have my heart' "

[VIDEO] Rosemary Clooney - I"ll Be Seeing You

Coping With Loneliness: Tips for Seniors

On the old television show “The Golden Girls,” four, over-60 widows live together, providing each other companionship, friendship and emotional support. Many seniors, however, lack this kind of social network. In fact, loneliness is a serious problem among elderly people. Fortunately, loneliness can be overcome, although doing so takes some initiative. You might find the following strategies and tips helpful.  READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Senior Journal Guide to Assistance for Senior Citizens and the Elderly

"The most common mail we receive at is from people seeking information on how to care for an aging relative and from seniors trying to solve their own problems. This is a list of helpful information on the Web."

Help in Your Hometown or State

Most of the problems presented to us by readers need to be solved by local experts. These are links to help find help at home.

Local Help - Eldercare Locator by Administration on Aging

Guide to finding local help with eldercare. You enter your state and zip code (where the senior needs help) and General Help from the U.S. Government 

Caregivers' Resources
Help providing care, benefits, long-distance caregiving, legal matters, support for caregivers...

Consumer Protection for Seniors
Consumer fraud, elder rights, advocates for nursing home residents...

Education, Jobs, and Volunteerism for Seniors
Adult education, AARP working options, Senior Corps...

End-of-Life Issues
Advance directives, estate planning, hospice...

Federal and State Agencies for Seniors
Administration on Aging, Social Security Administration, Veterans' Health Administration...

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Benefits and assistance, health and safety, state resources...

Health for Seniors
Disease, health care facilities, medicare, nutrition...

Housing for Seniors
Reverse mortgages, eldercare, nursing home comparison...

Laws and Regulations Concerning Seniors
Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Medicare Modernization Act, Social Security Act...

Medicare Information for Caregivers

Money and Taxes for Seniors
Investing, tax counseling, estate planning...

Pension plans, benefits calculator, retirement ages...

Travel and Recreation for Seniors
Amtrak senior discount, older drivers, travel tips...a page opens with your nearest contact agency. - Click

Local Help - State Resources for Assistance (State agencies on aging)

Links provided by Health & Human Services to state and regional assistance with Medicare and Medicaid on the Web - Click

Local Help -Need Help with Medicare? It’s available in your state

BEST SOURCE - Every state has a "State Health Insurance Assistance Program" (SHIP). These programs offer free help to Medicare beneficiaries and their families with their health insurance choices and with problems that might arise. Click Here to Home Page. For assistance in your area, Click Here.


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Odor Buster Hints

From plastic bowls to kitchen sinks to kitty litter boxes and more, CLICK HERE to get your odor busting hints!

Buying Bread - How fresh is it?

Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Each day has a different color twist tie. They are:

Monday = Blue
Tuesday = Green
Thursday = Red
Friday = White
Saturday = Yellow

So if today was Thursday, you would want a red twist tie -- not a white tie which is Fridays (almost a week old)!


[VIDEO] Interview with Elderly Couple from Funny Webcam Video

I made an earlier post of this couple's extremely funny video where they were trying to figure out how to use a webcam and they didn't know they were actually recording themselves. Now they are an internet sensation and getting used to their newfound fame. This video is an interview they did to discuss all the excitement over the original funny video.

RuneScape - MMORPG - The No.1 Free Online Multiplayer Game

Play RuneScape for free, and join a global community of millions as you complete quests and win enormous treasures in a 3D world full of magic and monsters. 


What are "liver spots?"

Liver spots (also known as "Solar lentigo", "Lentigo senilis", "Old age spot," "Senile freckle" are blemishes on the skin associated with aging and exposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. They range in color from light brown to red or black and are located in areas most often exposed to the sun, particularly the hands, face, shoulders, arms and forehead, and the scalp if bald.

The spots derive their name from the fact that they were once incorrectly believed to be caused by liver problems, they are physiologically unrelated to the liver, save for a similar color. From the age of 40 onward the skin is less able to regenerate from sun exposure, and liver spots are very common in this age group, particularly in those who spend time in the sun.

In the vast majority of cases, liver spots pose no threat and require no treatment, though they occasionally have been known to obscure the detection of skin cancer. However, despite being a benign condition, liver spots are sometimes considered unsightly and some people choose to have them removed. This can be done by electrosurgery, laser treatment, cryotherapy and alternatively, many people claim to have success with simple remedies made with apple cider vinegar.

FINE ART: Old Woman Dozing

Old Woman Dozing by Nicolaes Maes (1656). Royal Museums of Fine Arts, Brussels

Alzheimer's disease: 7 things that raise your risk

Think Alzheimer's disease strikes out of the blue? Maybe not. A new study published in The Lancet Neurology shows that healthy living can help prevent Alzheimer's. The study found seven conditions in particular that account for up to half of the 35 million cases of Alzheimer's around the world and in the U.S. What are these behaviors? READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE.

Overeating may double odds of memory loss in elderly

Can stuffing your mouth clog your brain? A new study suggests overeating may double the risk for memory loss, or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), among people age 70 and older.

The study - to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 64th Annual Meeting in April - involved over 1,200 dementia-free people between ages 70 and 89. Of those, 163 people had MCI. Participants filled out a questionnaire about the amount of calories they consumed daily.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is the intermediate stage between the expected cognitive decline of normal aging and the more pronounced decline of dementia, according to the Mayo Clinic. It increases a person's risk for developing later dementia, including Alzheimer's disease, but some people with MCI never get worse.


Sunday, February 12, 2012

Doris Day - Que Sera Sera [VIDEO]

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother what will I be
Will I be pretty will I be rich
Here's what she said to me

Que Sera Sera
Whatever will be will be
The future's not ours to see
Que Sera Sera
What will be will be

When I grew up and fell in love
I asked my sweetheart what lies ahead
Will we have rainbows day after day
Here's what my sweetheart said

Que Sera Sera
Whatever will be will be
The future's not ours to see
Que Sera Sera
What will be will be

Now I have children of my own
They ask their mother what will I be
Will I be handsome will I be rich
I tell them tenderly

Que Sera Sera
Whatever will be will be
The future's not ours to see
Que Sera Sera
What will be will be
Que Sera Sera

Does Anyone Remember "Mystery Date?" [VIDEO]

My problem, I think, is that I kind of favored the "dud" guy because he was a non-conformist and I could invent any identity I wanted for him whereas the other date boys were rigid stereotypes and locked in - no imagination necessary. I used to piss off my girlfriends by HOPING to get The Dud then I'd create backstories like, "He looks that way because he just came back from Africa after working at the Albert Schweitzer Institute, curing blindness and saving lives by giving free medical care to poor people." And so on. A little imagination can be a dangerous thing. And heck no, I don't even know if there really is an Albert Schweitzer Institute. Sounds about right, though. I'm also the nonconforming child who refused to buy Barbie when she came out because I thought her shape was degrading to women. I think I was on my second or third chemistry set by then.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Pay It Forward Coffee Shop, where generous people pay for your coffee

Imagine you go into a coffee shop,have a cup, and when it comes to paying your bill they tell you it’s already been paid for.

Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Well, that’s exactly what’s happening at the Corner Perk Cafe in Bluffton, South Carolina. It all started in 2010 with a random act of kindness.


New drug quickly reverses Alzheimer's symptoms

U.S. researchers have found that use of a drug in mice appears to quickly reverse the pathological, cognitive and memory deficits caused by the onset of Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published online in journal Science on Thursday.

The results point to the significant potential that the medication, bexarotene, has to help the roughly 5.4 million Americans suffering from the progressive brain disease, the researchers said.

Bexarotene has been approved for thetreatment of cancer by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for more than a decade. These experiments explored whether the medication might also be used to help patients with Alzheimer's disease, and the results were more than promising.

Alzheimer's disease arises in large part from the body's inability to clear naturally-occurring amyloid beta from the brain. In 2008 Case Western Reserve University researcher Gary Landreth, professor of neurosciences at School of Medicine, discovered that the main cholesterol carrier in the brain, Apolipoprotein E (ApoE), facilitated the clearance of the amyloid beta proteins.

Landreth and his colleagues chose to explore the effectiveness of bexarotene for increasing ApoE expression. The elevation of brain ApoE levels, in turn, speeds the clearance of amyloid beta from the brain. Bexarotene acts by stimulating retinoid X receptors, which control how much ApoE is produced.

In particular, the researchers were struck by the speed with which bexarotene improved memory deficits and behavior even as it also acted to reverse the pathology of Alzheimer's disease.


Whitney Houston sings the National Anthem


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FUNNY PICTURE: Cat and Mouse

FUN ACTIVITY: Letterboxing

LETTERBOXING is an intriguing pastime combining navigational skills and rubber stamp artistry in a charming "treasure hunt" style outdoor quest. A wide variety of adventures can be found to suit all ages and experience levels.

This is something ALL age levels can enjoy. VISIT THE WEBSITE to find out if letterboxing might be a fun activity for you or someone you know.

Activity Ideas for Elderly Senior Citizens

Improve Visits - Easy Games and Ideas to Keep Seniors Active & Alert

Elderly seniors need interesting activities, fun games & things to do to help keep memory sharp and bodies strong. These simple activity ideas help senior citizen health.

Family members, friends, activity directors, and senior citizen companions are often looking for interesting ideas for things to do with home-bound seniors and the elderly in adult care facilities. Engaging and taking pleasure in visits with failing, forgetful, or weak senior citizens is possible with a little effort and creativity. Improved time spent together is uplifting to all involved and can create nice memories.

Every individual older person will have their own tastes, capabilities and preferences, of course. The ideas presented here may be adapted to fit your own situation and your senior's likes. Senior care should always be as personalized as possible.

VISIT THIS WEBPAGE for easy ideas for things to do to bring out the personality, energy, and humor in your older family members or friends with simple activities.

Pen Pals Wanted

Are you looking for a pen pal? Someone you can communicate with online or by snail mail? Would you like to have more friends even if you don't leave the house? Have a look here at this list of folks who are looking for pen pals or put yourself on the list. Who knows... you just might make a new friend!


Friday, February 10, 2012

RECIPE: Melt-In-Your-Mouth Lemon Bars


2 c all purpose flour
1 c butter softened (no substituting)
1/2 c powdered sugar

4 eggs (slightly beaten)
2 c sugar
4 Tbsp flour
6 Tbsp lemon juice

1/2 c butter (softened)
1 c powdered sugar
1 tsp milk
2 Tbsp cold water





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Broken heart syndrome

On Valentine's Day, people who have been unlucky in love will be said to suffer from a "broken heart." It turns out that a broken heart is an actual medical condition. Broken heart syndrome occurs during highly stressful or emotional times, such as a painful breakup, the death of a spouse, the loss of a job or extreme anger, said Loyola University Health System cardiologist Dr. Binh An P. Phan.

Broken heart syndrome also is called stress cardiomyopathy.Symptoms are similar to those of a heart attack, including chest pain and difficulty breathing. The good news is that, over time, the symptoms go away. And unlike heart attackpatients, people with broken heart syndrome do not suffer lasting damage to their hearts, Phan said.

"Most people will get better in a few weeks without medical treatment," Phan said.

During an extremely stressful event, the heart can be overwhelmed with a surge of adrenalin and other stress hormones. This can cause a narrowing of the arteries that supply blood to the heart. It's similar to what happens during aheart attack, when a blood clot in a coronary artery restricts blood supply to heart muscle. But unlike a heart attack,broken heart syndrome is reversible, Phan said.



How to Find Free Stuff For Your Birthday

Some stores, fast food places, and other establishments, give out free stuff on your birthday. CHECK OUT THIS ARTICLE to find out how you can get free stuff for your birthday.

Center for Elders' Independence (CEI)

Center for Elders' Independence (CEI) is a non-profit Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) health plan for seniors age 55 and older who prefer not to move into a nursing home but whose health problems make it impossible for them to stay at home without the help of caregivers.

Older adults can maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life because CEI provides all medical care (24 hours-a-day), a PACE Day Center, home care services and transportation so they do not need to move to a nursing home.

VISIT THEIR WEBSITE. Serving the East Bay area (Alameda County, CA.) but their resources and advice may be helpful to all.

Paul McCartney finally gets his star

Paul McCartney speaks as he is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame during a dedication ceremony in Los Angeles, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012.

Watch What This 90 Year Old Couple Does at the Clinic

At the age of 90 and married 62 years, these two are acting like they're in their 20s. This is a great video that shows we are only as old as our attitude. These two were an inspiration to everyone at the clinic that day.

This video was found at (a Christian website).

Thursday, February 9, 2012

And you tell me to exercise?

As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, I rapidly realized that I don't really give a rat's behind. It's the tortoise life for me!

1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.

3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.

4. A tortoise doesn't run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.

And you tell me to exercise?? I don't think so.

I'm a senior. Go around me!

Tracking My Cookies?

Ghost Ships - Is It Real?

This could be a fun thing to study. I love a good ghost story. How about you?

Ocean-going vessels mysteriously missing their crews; ships long ago sunk damned to eternally sail the seas with the dead at the helm. Stories of ghost ships have been told by superstious sailors for centuries, but is there any truth to them? Modern science attempts to explain some of the more baffling cases like that of the Mary Celeste which was found without her crew and no signs of foul play.

Cat's Revenge [GAME]

The stray cat Banzai dreams to penetrate to the farm full in cheese, milk and souse cream. But the farm is guarded by the evil dogs. This vigilant surveillance protects the food zealously. Fling the cat at the troop of dogs, break wooden and glass beams, clear the way to the farm. There are 20 skill levels for addictive and continuous gameplay. Silly and simple, but fun. Created by: Free skill games

Hidden Kitten Attack [VIDEO]

SENIOR ALERT: Adding Plavix to Aspirin for Preventing Small Strokes May Increase Death Risk

Study stopped early due to increased bleeding compared to aspirin alone

Feb. 6, 2012 - The anti-blood clot regimen that adds the drug Plavix (clopidogrel) to aspirin treatment is unlikely to prevent recurrent strokes and may increase the risk of bleeding and death in patients with subcortical stroke according to late-breaking research presented Friday at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2012.

Because of these preliminary results, researchers ended the anti-clotting part of the Secondary Prevention of Small Subcortical Strokes Trial (SPS3) in August 2011. The part of the study that examines the effect of high blood pressure treatments will continue.

The SPS3 trial is the first large-scale study of patients with subcortical strokes, which occur when small blood vessels deep in the middle of the brain are blocked, damaging small areas of brain tissue.

This type of stroke affects about 150,000 Americans each year, and is the most common cause of vascular dementia according to Oscar Benavente, M.D., lead author of the study and a professor of neurology at Canada’s University of British Columbia in Vancouver, British Columbia. Co-investigator is Robert G. Hart, M.D.

American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines for preventing recurrent strokes recommend anti-clotting medications like aspirin, the customary treatment, or other clot preventives like clopidogrel(Plavix), but not the combination of aspirin plus clopidogrel.

Treatments have not been compared in patients with subcortical strokes specifically.

In the United States, stroke is the No. 4 killer and a leading cause of disability among adults.


Senior Woman Hailed as Hero for Saving Man from Croc

From an old news story...
Oct. 11, 2004 – A 60-year-old woman jumped on the back of a giant crocodile that was dragging a 34-year-old man toward the ocean, preyed the man free and then was grabbed by the croc. Another camper shot the reptile before it reached the water.

It all happened at a campsite at Cape Melville, north of Cooktown, Australia. It is estimated there are around 100,000 salt water crocodiles living in tropical northern Australia, that have killed more than a dozen people in the last 20 years.

The two victims were air-lifted to a hospital, where they are said to be in stable but serious condition. Authorities have not released their names or nationalities.

The crocodile's first victim was asleep with his wife and child when the 12.5 foot long reptile dragged him from the tent. The heroic senior citizen was in a tent nearby and came to the rescue when she heard the commotion.

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