Do what you like June 20 to benefit Alzheimer’s victims

The Longest Day is a signature event for the Alzheimer’s Association. Held on the summer solstice, June 20, teams across the globe honor those facing Alzheimer’s disease with strength, heart and endurance. From sunrise to sunset, teams participate by putting their passion to good work — doing what they love, trying something new or selecting […]

Want to help out your peers? Go ‘FISH-ing!’

A recently retired friend of mine is volunteering for the local chapter of Friends in Service to Humanity (FISH). She drives North Kingstown and Exeter residents of all ages to medical appointments and food pantries. She loves it. Describing herself as a bit of an introvert, she says she has always enjoyed meeting people and […]

Snapping lewd photographs is an invasion of privacy

  There have been a rising number of inappropriate social media postings over this past year that has started to come to light. It’s not the usual silly nonsense involving selfies or YouTube.  Sadly, it’s health care workers posting inappropriate pictures of residents in nursing homes. The photographs have included pictures of residents’ genitals, residents […]

Beware of home repair scams that arrive with spring

Spring is finally here and so are the fly-by-night, door-to-door salespeople offering low quotes on home repair services such as painting, asphalt paving and window replacement. It’s easy to be persuaded by contractors who go door-to-door. You need the work done, and they are offering to do the work inexpensively. Sounds like a great deal, right?  […]

Puzzles help seniors maintain brain fitness

A few years ago, I got interested in Sudoku puzzles when I saw them in the newspaper. Liking math things, I tried it, and it grew on me. Two physical exams ago at the Veterans Administration Hospital, I mentioned I am concerned about getting Alzheimer’s, being 83 and forgetting more than the location of car keys […]

Slow cooker bread pudding is easy-prep and budget friendly

Bread pudding has many charms. It can be sweet or savory and served at any time of the day, from breakfast to snack time to dessert. It’s also budget-friendly. Recipes for bread pudding first emerged sometime during the 11th or 12th century as a way to use up stale or leftover bread. Stale bread still remains a […]

Strange but true

• It was President Franklin Roosevelt who made the following sage observation: “Government by organized money is just as dangerous as government by organized mob.” • Are you a ceraunophiliac? If so, Central Florida, is the place to live. The area between Tampa Bay on the peninsula’s west coast and Cape Canaveral on the east coast is […]

March Trivia

1. GEOGRAPHY: What river flows through the Grand Canyon? 2. MUSIC: Who sang the pop hit “School’s Out”? 3. LANGUAGE: What is the subject studied in zythology? 4. MOVIES: In “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” what kind of creature was Jim Carrey looking for? 5. ANIMAL KINGDOM: What is a group of ants called? 6. MATH: […]

Horoscopes for March

ARIES (March 21-April 20) Use discretion, especially if involved with someone from work. Do not trust others with important information. Deception is probable if you don’t use discrimination. Try to enlist the help of those you trust in order to fulfill the demands being made of you. Your luckiest events this month will occur on […]

Some seniors need more than hobbies after leaving full-time jobs

CAPTION: Part-time consultant work may be just what retirees are looking for to fill their time and earn some extra money. Upon retiring, many newly minted retirees find themselves looking for ways to fill their free time. Hobbies may not take up too much time, and travel can stretch retirees’ budgets. One way that retirees […]