- Thursday, August 26, 2010
Homeless number increases, so do frustrations
Nearly half of Michiganians see homelessness as a serious and growing problem in their own community, according to a new statewide survey. Yet few Michigan residents are aware of the scope of the problem.Continued ...
Senior Focus: Center not for 'old' people
It is hard to define exactly what a senior is these days. The characterization has changed so drastically since our grandparents' day.Continued ...
Well-Being In Brief: 08/26/2010
Dinner at Dockside fights breast cancer; Weight loss and nutrition classes; Teams are forming for Memory Walk; Suicide intervention skills workshop; Lil Bo hosting Third Level fundraiser; Geriatrican speaking at AAUW meeting.Continued ...
- Well-Being Newsmakers: 08/26/2010
- Thursday, August 19, 2010
Bikefest: Races, sprints, movies, fashion
Cyclists are gearing up for a week of bike-related events in Traverse City. The festival offers a form of biking for nearly every kind of rider — including mountain, road and fixed-gear events.Continued ...
Senior Focus: Portrait of a senior athlete
Dick Graves has run the Boston Marathon three times and has won the World Senior Games in the triathlon for his age group. Dick and his wife, Sylvia, have gone to the World Senior Games in St. George, Utah, for 10 years and are going again in October.Continued ...
Well-Being in Brief: 08/19/2010
Fair for Alzheimer's Association; Dinner and auction for Adam Jenema; >Benefits seminar for area veterans; Red Cross CPR and first-aid classes; Zonta hosts Alice Busby Memorial.Continued ...
- Well-Being Newsmakers: 08/19/2010
- Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tests aim to settle if blood age matters
Facing surgery? You could receive blood that's been stored for a week, or three weeks, or nearly six — and there's growing concern that people who get the older blood might not fare as well.Continued ...
Adapted in TC: Appropriate humor can heal
Humor often isn't funny when the intent is mean-spirited, bullying, belittling and humiliates. To laugh with someone, instead of at someone, feels very different — for us, and, the other person.Continued ...
Well-Being In Brief: 08/12/2010
Aging Council meets at new site, new time; Tennis mixer will benefit Third Level; Hospice volunteer training planned; Local Walgreens offering flu shots; Wounded veterans to go fly fishing.Continued ...
- Well-Being Newsmakers: 08/12/2010
- Thursday, August 5, 2010
Washington, D.C., pushes female condoms
There's a citywide effort in Washington, D.C., to promote female condoms in the hope they can help stop the spread of HIV in the city, which has one of the highest infection rates in the country.Continued ...
Senior Focus: Senior Games competitive
Research on older athletes clearly links physical activity with lower levels of depression and positive dispositions, yet actual competition has been limited. That has changed over the past decades with the emergence of organized nationwide senior games competitions — the 31st annual Northwest Michigan Senior Games will take place in TC.Continued ...
Well-Being In Brief: 08/05/2010
Women invited to fish for a cure; Auction, dinner benefits pool; Panel will discuss options for aging; Skateboard event helps Third Level; Free hearing screening clinic; Meeting for nurses and student nurses; Pine Hill Nursery hosts Spaah! event; Grass River offers yoga experience; New site for Senior EmPower Day.Continued ...
- Well-Being Newsmakers: 08/05/2010
- Thursday, July 29, 2010
Men's? Women's? Where's a kid to go?
When you're out of the house and a kid says he's got to go, you can bet he means business. And after that panicked rush to find the bathroom, his mom will probably face a stark choice: Men's room or women's?Continued ...
Senior Focus: Train travel can be scenic
What is it about trains that stir the imagination of a bygone era? Taking a train excursion is now an adventure for all ages.Continued ...
Well-Being In Brief: 07/29/2010
Program on ALS respiratory issues; Walkers sought for Liver Life Walk; Hospice needs lap throws and blankets; Sports physicals available in Gaylord; Brunch, artist at Grayling center; and moreContinued ...
- Well-Being Newsmakers: 07/29/2010
- Thursday, July 22, 2010
Horses, donkeys, sheep help with autism
Several local health care providers are incorporating animals into patient visits and treatment. The approaches range from local ranches devoted to therapeutic horseback riding and equine-assisted counseling to a visit with a bunny or donkey.Continued ...
Senior Focus: Learn ropes at Camp 911
The purpose of Camp 911 is to help seniors understand what happens during emergencies and to be better prepared for them. The activities focus on both prevention and victim/witness assistance.Continued ...
Well-Being In Brief: 07/22/2010
Culver's sets 200-car goal for show; Parkinson's group hosts guest speaker; 'Big Ball' tourney benefits Craig Candy. (Plus more)Continued ...
Health Newsmakers: 07/22/2010
John and Donna Kasben, owners and operators since 1996 of Maple Valley Nursing Home, received five-star ratings from both the CMS/Medicare Nursing Home Compare and from "Best Michigan Nursing Homes."Continued ...
- Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wishes Come True: Bike trek helps sick kids
Nick Mihalic, a fifth-grader at Westwoods Elementary in the fall, never thought about who paid for his family's trip to Disney World. That's because everything was covered by The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan.Continued ...