Archive for Health & Wellness

  • Calendar of Events | February 2019 Calendar of Events | February 2019

    Support Groups and Informational Seminars Open AA Meeting – There are ongoing open meetings every Friday, Saturday or Sunday evening at 7 pm. Location: 1706 Brady Street, Suite 105, Davenport. For more information contact Illowa Intergroup 24 hour (309) 764-1016 or visit www.aaquadcities.org Qu...

  • Ask the Audiologist Ask the Audiologist

    By Laura Mergen, Au.D., CCC-A Audiology Consultants, P.C. How Do I Know if I Have a Hearing Loss? The only sure way to know if you have a hearing loss is to have a diagnostic hearing evaluation. This battery of tests will determine how soft are the softest sounds you can hear at different pitche...

  • Quick Tips for Keeping the Kitchen Safe Quick Tips for Keeping the Kitchen Safe

    Information from University of Illinois Extension The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate every year 1 in 6 Americans becomes sick from food. Although the number of people getting sick from foodborne illness may be much higher. Lisa Peterson, Nutrition & Wellness Educator with U...

  • Heart-Healthy Meal Ideas to Work into Your Week Heart-Healthy Meal Ideas to Work into Your Week

    By Nina Struss RD, LDN Hy-Vee Registered Dietician (309) 787-0273     nstruss@hy-vee.com February is Heart Health Month. If you’re trying to reduce your total cholesterol, it’s important to include foods that are high in fiber and low in saturated fat. Foods that typically contain saturated...

  • Your Advocacy Your Advocacy

    By Marcy Ashby, RN GolderCare Solutions Care Coordinator Physical Activity in Older Adults We all go through the natural process of aging; all at different speeds depending on a variety of factors. As our children begin having children, and their children begin having children, we realize that...

  • Ella’s Kitchen Ella’s Kitchen

    Have you finished off the last of the holiday baking, the candies and rich foods? Maybe you are thinking of healthy dietary changes to start off the new year. Remember, color is your friend. Bright, deep colored fruits and vegetables. - Ella [Ella can be contacted at publisher@50pluslife.com or El...

  • Surrounded by Friends Surrounded by Friends

    Information from Friendship Manor In the 14 years that Myrtie has lived at Friendship Manor, she’s made many friends. Her secret? Just visit with everybody! Myrtie served on Friendship Manor’s welcome committee for many years and would lead by example and encourage residents to talk with ever...

  • The Wisdom of Age The Wisdom of Age

    No matter your age, may you feel the wisdom of the words below... By Mary Schricker Gemberling As 2018 draws to a close it’s that time again to reflect on what was and think about what’s to come. With age comes the wisdom to see the blessings in one’s life. I often think about the old saying...