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Don’t Slip!

Thinking of Moving or Renovating? Considerations for Fall Proofing By Trena Winans, Outreach & Education Director People of all ages fall, so in an ideal world, every home, apartment and condominium would use Universal Design elements to make the safest possible...

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The 2016 Candidates on Social Security and Medicare

By Tom Lowrey, Education Assistant As of this publishing, there are still six horses in the 2016 Presidential race. The following are quotations from the candidates and their campaigns. The quotes are taken from candidate websites and interviews. Many quotes have been...

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Updated Dietary Guidelines for Americans

By Carol Witte, RDN, Program Director of Nutrition Services and Senior Centers Since 1980, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans have been published and updated every five years. This report is prepared and published by the U.S. Department of Human Agriculture (USDA)...

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Do You Remember When?

What hit television show was set during the Korean War? How often should you change the batteries in your smoke alarms? What singing legend brought rock-n-roll into popular culture? If your clothing catches fire, what should you do? Do you want to have fun while...

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Charles Infante, Treasure Hunter

By Tom Lowrey, Education Assistant Charles Infante is a frequent visitor at the Trailside Center, and often participates in Tuesdays with TED or Lunchtime Learners. He is especially attracted to activities that make him think and challenge him to aim higher. Charles...

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Making Good Food Choices for the New Year

By Carol Witte, RDN, Nutrition Services Director Starting the New Year by eating right does not have to be complicated! Begin with the goal of finding new foods to consume rather than concentrating on foods to avoid. Here are a few guidelines to get you started: Use...

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A Little Known Secret

By Trena Winans, Outreach & Education Director If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone say they have lived in Midland for years but never knew Senior Services did (fill in the blank), I would be a rich woman after just five years working here! Since my...

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Healthy & Safe Holiday Dining

Enjoying food with family and friends is a special part of the holidays. I really enjoy planning and preparing meals with others. At Christmastime, I prepare food items from recipes that were passed down from my grandmother. My mother made special foods, including...

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Tips for Last Minute Holiday Shopping

If you find yourself in need of some last minute Christmas gift ideas, here are some helpful tips: Think Personal Before you hit the store, spend just a few minutes thinking about the person. What do they like to do? What inspires them? Are they sporty? Stylish? A...

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