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HEALTHY LIVING TIPS

Staying Healthy During the Winter As we age, our body’s ability to maintain a constant temperature is diminished, and certain diseases and conditions may make controlling the body’s temperature even more difficult. As you spend time enjoying winter activities such as...

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Be Kind to Your Mind

By Paula Detwiller Do you find yourself feeling anxious, sad, or hopeless because of the COVID-19 pandemic? If so, you are not alone. In a recent poll, nearly half of adults in the U.S. reported that their mental health has been negatively impacted due to worry and...

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February Featured Recipes

Pork Chops in Garlic Mushroom SaucePrep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins Total: 30 mins Servings: 8 Yield: 8 servings Ingredients 2 pounds boneless pork chops ½ teaspoon paprika 1 pinch kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste ¼ cup butter, divided 1 (8 ounce) package...

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Trailside Writing Group

featured in the Midland Daily News Trailside Writers Group is still writing! Seven members, Dorie French, Judy Nicol, Vicki Ramseyer, Nancy Renko, Sue Steffen, Marilyn Tillman and Karla Cooper had articles published in the “Count Your Blessings” section in the Midland...

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Giving to the Next Generation

From self-expression to self-direction, there are countless ways for older adults to stay engaged and give back to others at the same time. Some of the most rewarding ways to express yourself and contribute to your community involve passing on experiences, wisdom, and...

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25 Heart-Healthy Cooking Tips

Reviewed by Taylor Wolfram, MS, RDN, LDN To lower your risk of heart disease or to manage your existing disease, try these tips for preparing meals. Limit Saturated and Trans Fat Include plant foods as sources of protein, including soybeans, pinto beans, lentils and...

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Communicating Better with Health Professionals

Sometimes it can seem like health professionals speak a different language. When we feel worried about a loved one’s health condition, it can be hard to keep up with everything being said by a doctor or nurse. It’s important to communicate clearly with health...

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February Volunteer of the Month

by Tina Podboy Laughner, Volunteer & Outreach Manager Nicole Thorseth is our Volunteer of the Month for February. She has been a Friendly Visitor for one of our clients since March of 2018. When she first moved to Midland from Massachusetts, Nicole had some health...

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