Archive for Health & Wellness

  • Calendar of Events - July 2018 Calendar of Events – July 2018

    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 Q...

  • Your Advocacy Your Advocacy

    By Diana Spranger GolderCare Solutions Role Reversal with Older Parents As a young girl growing up, I remember thinking “Someday” I can do what I want. I dreamed about being in high school, driving a car, living on my own, drinking alcohol, and being old enough to vote. As years passed I even...

  • Get the Medicare Benefits You Deserve Get the Medicare Benefits You Deserve

    By Peggy Dykes Community Relations Director Milestone’s Area Agency on Aging Every dollar counts these days, sometimes you just need to know where to find them. If you have Medicare and you are struggling to pay for your prescriptions, medical co-pays, and deductibles, you may qualify for extra...

  • Can Dark Green Leafy Vegetables Save Your Eyesight? Can Dark Green Leafy Vegetables Save Your Eyesight?

    By Sarah L. Francis Iowa State University Extension Carrots, move aside: some online studies claim that eating dark green leafy vegetables is the way to healthy eyesight. “Dark green leafy vegetables are rich in the antioxidant lutein, which has been claimed to help reduce the risk of age-rel...

  • Targeting Seniors – How to Prevent Becoming a Victim Targeting Seniors – How to Prevent Becoming a Victim

    By Kathy Malmloff CASI Director of Senior Services Home burglaries and financial scams, they are crimes of opportunity that target older adults. They have become so prevalent that they’re now considered “the crime of the 21st century.” Why? It’s because seniors are thought to have a signif...

  • Ask the Audiologist Ask the Audiologist

    By Emily Steffel, Au.D., CCC-A Audiology Consultants, P.C. Question:  Oh No! My hearing aid just went through the washer! Now what do I do?!? Answer: - If your hearing aid has gone through the washer (or has merely gotten wet) here is what to do: 1.) If it is still wet, dry off the outside we...

  • Let's Talk - Part 2 Let’s Talk – Part 2

    Part 2 of a 2 part series. By Karen McCoy Marketing Consultant Ridgecrest Village         Mary Huebbe Marketing Director Ridgecrest Village         Ideally, you read last month’s article and gave it some thought. Maybe you have sta...

  • Gut Reactions Gut Reactions

    By Madeleine Ranshaw, RD, LD Hy-Vee Registered Dietician (563) 391-0213 mranshaw@hy-vee.com Trillions. That’s how many microorganisms are inhabiting your gut right now, which is mostly a good thing. These bacteria play a vital role in digestion and health, but it’s important to help keep them...