Archive for Health & Wellness

  • Calendar of Events - January 2018 Calendar of Events – January 2018

    Support Groups and Informational Seminars Quad Cities Alzheimer’s Association – Are you or someone you know a caregiver for someone with Alzheimer’s? Free educational classes are being offered for people with dementia, their families, and those who professionally serve them. Get support from ...

  • Snack Break! Snack Break!

    By Heather Kearney, RDN, LD Hy-Vee Registered Dietician (563) 324-9948 hkearney@hy-vee.com You may have seen them on display in your local Hy-Vee. They’re the cookie dough-shaped balls that look too good to be healthy. So, what are they, and should you be eating them? Here’s a few things to ...

  • A Good News Diet A Good News Diet

    By Mary Schricker Gemberling “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness. Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.” -Scott Adams I consider myself to be a lifelong learner. I love to read and travel to expand my knowledge of other places, people and their cultures. I...

  • What’s the Plan? What’s the Plan?

    By Linda Rowe, RDH I-Smile Silver Community Partner Hylife Oral Health Department We are a generation of planners. We planned for weddings. We made financial plans for our children’s college education. We may have started savings plans for our grandchildren’s college education. We made our re...

  • Your Advocacy Your Advocacy

    By Julie Arndt GolderCare Solutions Aging Creeps Up On You We are all so very busy. We go to school. We get a job. We may purchase a house, start having a family and go about our business of “living.” During the course of living we deal with all the ups and downs and support our loved ones ...

  • Friendship Manor Advantage Friendship Manor Advantage

    Information from Friendship Manor Rock Island’s Friendship Manor offers a variety of active senior living and care options for the many stages of retirement. Our Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) includes all of the conveniences of home without the hassle of maintenance, cooking or hous...

  • Transition Coordination – an introduction Transition Coordination – an introduction

    By Brycie Wilson Alternatives for the Older Adult Program Director and Transition Coordinator For the third time this winter, Mom is in the hospital. No sooner did she get settled back home following hospitalization for COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease), she then contracted pneumonia ...

  • Don’t be Afraid of Growing Older – Do it with Moxie! Don’t be Afraid of Growing Older – Do it with Moxie!

    By Karen McCoy Marketing Consultant Ridgecrest Village With another year having gone by and just celebrating another birthday, I had a thought. How do people age gracefully? I see it happening every day at Ridgecrest. Then I asked myself, what does that really mean – “age gracefully”? Is i...