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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...

  • Winter tips for staying healthy and safe

    It’s that time of year again when the sidewalks are slick, the weather changes from warm to frigid and people are coughing and sneezing. If you’re considering hibernating until spring, Rolla Presbyterian Manor has some tips to help you survive the winter and keep active.Alycia Maasen, physical therapist with Aegis Therapies®, will offer tips winter health and safety tips in a free presentation at Rolla Presbyterian Manor at 2 p.m. January 8.Maasen will share tips for dressing for...  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...

  • 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.   Read More...