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    Solarium addition: From dreams to donations

    Adding a solarium to the end of Tranquility House has been something Ann Caudill, executive director, has wanted for some time. As donations are coming in, it looks like it could soon become a reality.“We would love to have it available and ready to go by next fall,” said Ann.The plan is to create a solarium at the end of the hallway that is currently a porch and would provide access through the garden all year long.“We’re going to enclose the porch with glass, have furniture, some type of floor...  Read More...

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    What does senior living cost?

    Have you ever wondered what it will cost to live in a senior living community? Which contract is best for your budget, a rental plan or an entrance fee? Can I afford to live in a retirement community?Questions like these and more will be explored at Rolla Presbyterian Manor’s “What Does it Cost?” seminar September 19, 2019.   Read More...

  • Chaplain: Three steps for a better New Year

    By Allen Teal, ChaplainSuppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? (Luke 14:28, NIV).Weight loss, saving money and exercising more are all worthy resolutions for the new year.   Read More...

  • 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...  Read More...

  • 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.   Read More...