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Senior Services News

Does Simplicity Equal Freedom?

By Tom Lowrey, Education Assistant “These times are too progressive. Everything has changed too fast. Railroads and telegraphs and kerosene and coal stoves―they're good to have but the trouble is, folks get to depend on ‘em.” ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder Some call it the...

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Have You Had Any of the 5 D’s?

If so, it’s time to update your Advance Medical Directive By Trena Winans, Senior Services Education & Community Outreach Director Many people get an Advance Medical Directive drawn up with their lawyer, but all too often it is incomplete, not where it needs to...

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Good Fats?

By Carol Witte, RDN, Senior Services Nutrition Program Director It is almost odd to place “good” and “fat” together but there really are some “good” fats. Sometimes, though, it is very difficult to find the correct information to help you make good, informed decisions...

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Low Impact Physical Activity

By Tom Lowrey, Senior Services Education Assistant Are you looking for fun, joy or a sense of fulfillment? If you walk into the Greendale Senior Center at about 10 o’clock on a Monday or Wednesday morning, you’ll see a bunch of smiling people exiting the gym. They’ve...

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Dementia: More Common Than You May Think

By Erin Wallace, Seasons Program Manager Many of us are familiar with the terms dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. It seems that you cannot go far these days without hearing it on the news, talking about it with a friend, or seeing an ad for a medication to help with...

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Spring into Fun with a New Hobby!

By Renee Hansen, Public Relations Coordinator  Are you looking for fun, joy or a sense of fulfillment? Over the long winter months, the daily routine can start to drag and we may forget about the things in life that make us happy. Spring is the perfect time to try...

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Learning: A Lifelong Joyous Occupation

By Trena Winans, Senior Services Education & Community Outreach Director “Never stop learning, because life never stops teaching.” ~Anonymous As a person who has dedicated my career to education, you may not be surprised to learn that I am a passionate advocate of...

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The Herta & Siegfried Story Part 3

A Three-Part Series About a Fascinating Midland County Couple By Tom Lowrey, Education Assistant Part Three: Herta and Siegfried Come Home to America So we’ve heard their adventures during the war, but how did Siegfried end up meeting Herta? Well, Siegfried’s brother...

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The Herta & Siegfried Story Part 2

A Three-Part Series About a Fascinating Midland County Couple By Tom Lowrey, Education Assistant Part Two: Siegfried’s Story Between World Wars I and II, East Prussia (Ostpreussen) was a German province, bounded on the north by the Baltic Sea, on the east...

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