Archive for Health & Wellness

  • Calendar of Events Calendar of Events

    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 ...

  • Ella’s Kitchen Ella’s Kitchen

    "I came across these recipes from a Betty Crocker cookbook that had been given me at a wedding shower. This was entitled “Frankly Thrifty – a delicious meal while pinching pennies at the same time.” - Ella  Speedy Baked Beans 2 strips bacon, diced                       ...

  • Munch on Melons for Healthy Hydration Munch on Melons for Healthy Hydration

    By Lauren Furgiuele, RD, LD Hy-Vee Registered Dietician (563) 355-5540 lfurgiuele@hy-vee.com It’s that season of the year when hot morning temperatures grow hotter with each passing hour. The pavement permeates heat. Lawns scream for moisture. Keeping cool is priority one. Health and Hydrati...

  • Benefits of Staying Active Benefits of Staying Active

    By Mary Huebbe Marketing Director Ridgecrest Village The Geese are flying back to town. Our skies are filling with the sound of song.  Flowers are springing up everywhere and the sweet smells of lilacs and peonies are around every corner.  This is my favorite time of the year. What isn’t to ...

  • Elder Abuse –  Awareness, awareness, awareness Elder Abuse – Awareness, awareness, awareness

    By Alyssa Dominacki Alternatives for the Older Adult Business Development Coordinator According to the National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA), each year, an estimated 5 million (or 1 in 10) older adults in America fall victim to abuse, neglect or financial exploitation. Now more than ever is the t...

  • Ask the Audiologist Ask the Audiologist

    By Heather Sandy, MA, CCC-A Audiology Consultants, P.C. Hearing Loss and Emotions Q:  What can I do at home to troubleshoot hearing aid problems? A: Proper care of your hearing aids can prevent many common problems. While we are always happy to help you in our office with the cleaning and car...

  • Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Seeks Donors Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center Seeks Donors

    By Tessa Jones Mississippi Vallley Regional  Blood Center Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC), exclusive provider of blood and blood components to Quad Cities Area hospitals urges blood donors to help ensure the blood supply remains stable during the summer months. To thank those who...

  • Your Advocacy Your Advocacy

    By Kathy Nitz GolderCare Solutions Getting My Ducks in Order “I just want to get my ducks in order” seems to be a comment we often times hear from our clients. And, that’s a good thing. But what does it really mean? Let me tell you a story. My mother was unbelievably organized. She did it ...