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Articles from the August 1, 2013 edition

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 By Dianne Barske    News    August 1, 2013

OLLI: Unique opportunities for lifelong learners

Who knew there is so much going on around us – in the air, under foot, even under the ground or under the sea? OLÉ! seeks to explore, to help adult learners keep on discovering and learning about...

 
 By Alan M. Schlein    News    August 1, 2013

New health care model adapts to changing realities

Ever forget to take your pills or simply fail to measure your blood sugar or some other routine health care daily chores? Would it help you remember if you knew that a nurse was coming by regularly to check in and make sure you were doing what you...

 

OPAG is all about staying active, moving forward

Seniors are living longer and do not meet the stereotype of sedentary old people to be warehoused until they die. Today’s seniors watch what they eat and stay mentally and physically active. This positive approach to senior lifestyle is embraced...

 

Recently-signed Silver Alert law will save lives

Too often in today’s fractured and partisan political climate it takes a highly publicized tragedy before our elected officials will work together to solve a problem. Alaska is best served by leaders who will plan for the future, rather than...

 

The looming 20 percent Social Security cut that nobody's talking about

Imagine checking your bank balance and discovering your Social Security payment is 20 percent less than it should be. You contact the Social Security Administration only to be told that the Trust Fund is “insolvent,” and by law, benefits...

 

State charges 29 with Medicaid fraud

On July 9, 2013, the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit in the Alaska Department of Law announced the filing of criminal charges against 29 Anchorage based personal care attendants (PCA) and Medicaid recipients as part of an ongoing state and federal...

 

Local strawberries: A taste treat and nutritional powerhouse

In late spring, I moved into a condominium, regretting that I wasn’t going to be able to do much gardening, with the condo’s practically nonexistent yard. My new kitchen window provided a close...

 
 By Tait Trussell    Health    August 1, 2013

Strong imagination relies on strong memory

“I only see clearly what I remember,” as French philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau put it. Some of us can’t even remember what we have seen clearly. Many older adults find it hard to recall past events. A Harvard University study examined how...

 
 By Rita Hatch    Columns    August 1, 2013

Get familiar with the health insurance Marketplace

This column will be an introduction to the new Health Insurance Market Place, also known as the health insurance exchange. I will be writing about Alaska and its income limits, however if you live in...

 

Technology is producing medical marvels

Bionic eye helping patients with retinitis pigmentosa After more than two decades of field work, the first bionic eye for the blind is finally available. It is call the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis...

 

Alzheimer's "sundowning" is a top concern for family caregivers

Are you dealing with sundowning? One of the most common problems I hear from family caregivers regards their loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia becoming restless or agitated in the evening. While no one really understands why...

 

Support group and training for family caregivers in August

The Kenai Peninsula Family Caregiver Support Program will hold the following meetings and trainings in August: Aug. 6, Caregiver training at Sterling Senior Center, 1 to 2 p.m., “How to Stay Safe and Independent in Your Home: Fall Prevention for...

 
 By Diana Weber    Health    August 1, 2013

Long term care residents have inalienable rights too

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit...

 

Cemetery brings Anchorage history to life

History will come to life at the Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery on Sunday, Aug. 11, when the “Stories of the Cemetery” returns, featuring costumed actors telling the true stories of people who...

 

Senior Games serve up a new twist

Andrea Gelvin serves up a game of Pickleball at the Fairbanks-North Star Borough Big Dipper Pickleball Courts. Combining aspects of tennis and ping pong, Pickleball is gaining popularity nationwide...

 

Fair time is right around the corner

Fair time means food, exhibits, contests, rides and entertainment all packed into one destination that you can enjoy with friends and family. In addition to traditional exhibits and contests showcasing agriculture, livestock, homemaking and crafts...

 

Black fog over Barrow

When rescuers arrived on the scene of an airplane crash near Point Barrow on Aug. 15, 1935, they found humorist Will Rogers dead. A typewriter recovered in the wreckage had Rogers’ unfinished last...

 
 By Nick Thomas    Columns    August 1, 2013

Rose Marie's incredible show business longevity

Best known for her role as Sally Rogers in the 60’s CBS sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” Rose Marie turns 90 in August. “I don’t feel it,” she admitted when I spoke with her recently....

 

Uncle's conflicting instructions create confusion

Dear Jonathan: My uncle recently died and I was named as the executor of his estate. His will states that all of the proceeds of his life insurance policies are to be divided equally among his nieces and nephews – my cousins. However, all of his li...

 

Tips for staying healthy and happy at your computer

Poor posture, inadequate lighting and other ergonomic and environmental issues can be particularly troublesome for older computer users – my aging self included. If you are a card-carrying baby-boomer or senior, here are a few tips you can use to...

 
 By Mike Miller    Travel    August 1, 2013

Apple wine and aerial favorites

Quick Quiz: Where is Sachsenhausen and what is Apple Wine? Well, to start with, as you probably guessed  Sachsenhausen  is in Germany. And, as you also may have opined, apple wine is wine made...

 

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