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    Celebrating a Great Nation

    By Chaplain Allen TealThe Star-Spangled Banner 4th VerseO thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved homes and the war's desolation. Blest with vict'ry and peace, may the Heav'n rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation! Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust.' And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!The &ldqu...

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    Rolla Presbyterian Manor announces Art is Ageless® winners

    Rolla Presbyterian Manor recently hosted a reception for the winning artists in the annual Art is Ageless® juried competition.“The Art is Ageless program and the stories that come from it are inspirational. We are honored to exhibit artwork by seniors,” said Joelle Freeland, marketing director/senior living counselor. “Art is Ageless is unique in featuring only the works of artists age 65 and older.

  • Teresa Wood celebrates 20 years of care

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    Reflections of a Dad

    Recently, I have been spending time considering what it has meant to be a dad. With Father’s Day coming in June, I would like to share some of my thoughts. Anyone who has been a parent understands that challenges and frustrations come with the job description.

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    5 lessons from the oldest old

    By Robert DiGiacomoNew York Times reporter John Leland thought he knew how to write about the “oldest old” — people 85 and up. For a proposed year-long series, he figured he would chronicle a laundry list of their issues: things like the dangers of falling, financial pressures and family conflict.As Leland delved deeper, however, he realized the people in this age group were more than the sum of their problems. And he saw how much he didn’t know about the realities o...

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    Losses that Matter

    “Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.” (Luke 15:6, NIV).May is a month for special days. It contains Mother’s Day and Memorial Day. It also has frog jumping day, leprechaun day, and pack rat day.

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    Donate to Good Sam to honor a great mom

    If you’re looking for a unique way to honor your mother this Mother’s Day, consider making a donation to the Good Samaritan Program. In return, you’ll not only provide assistance to a resident in need, but a monarch butterfly will be placed on our Good Samaritan tree in the lobby as a tribute to your mother.“Everyone at the community has enjoyed the Good Samaritan tree in the lobby. It’s just a cheery way to greet our residents, staff and guests and we’re exci...

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    Tell Your Doctor What’s on Your Bucket List

    Your doctor can’t read your mind. A doctor assumes everyone wants to live and continue to live the best, healthiest, happiest life possible — but that means something different for everyone. If your doctor knows about your long-term goals and “bucket list” items, however, that can be used to direct your health plan and goals.Dr.

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    5 Life Lessons From Stephen Hawking

    As the passing of renowned physicist and public intellectual Stephen Hawking is met with grief and remembrance the world over, Next Avenue wanted to honor the man who educated the world on a host of issues by sharing five important lessons we learned from him:1. Trust in science, but remember that we haven’t uncovered all its mysteries yet.At 22, Professor Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neuron disease and told he only had a few years to live. For most of his adult life, he was w...

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    One Surprising Way Older Adults Can Get Healthier

    Whether or not we actually do the right things to improve our health, many of us probably assume we know what they are. Walk more. Quit smoking.

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