Archive for Health & Wellness

  • Ella's Kitchen Ella’s Kitchen

    Everything old is new again. So for this New Year’s recipes I am reprinting a page from years gone by. The holidays may be over but the January blahs don’t need to set in! Gather a few friends together and have a European Gourmet event of appetizers and desserts. Assign the recipes to your frie...

  • Consistently Improving and Enriching Lives Consistently Improving and Enriching Lives

    By Anne Coffman Marketing Director at Ridgecrest Village Many of you know Ridgecrest Village. You know it is a CCRC (Continuing Care Retirement Community) which means we have all levels of care here on one campus. You also know we have won “Best Retirement Community” three years in a row. We h...

  • Six Healthy Habits to Start Your New Year Six Healthy Habits to Start Your New Year

    By Mike Mathews Milestones Area Agency on Aging With 2022 in the rearview mirror, many of us will turn to the new year to make improvements to our bodies and mind.  Resolutions can be extremely beneficial for some, but shooting for the stars can be a tough proposition. However, even small commitm...

  • Functional Foods for the Win! Functional Foods for the Win!

    By Nina Struss RDN, LDN Hy-Vee Registered Dietician (515) 695-3779     NStruss@hy-vee.com Have you ever heard of “functional foods”? Health and wellness buzzwords are always popular around the New Year, and it’s important to know what they mean and if they are truly worth the hype. Functi...

  • Your Advocacy Connection Your Advocacy Connection

    By Gail Glockhoff-Long GolderCare Solutions Benefits Advocate     We Solve Long Term Care Problems Planning for the Inevitable I was visiting with a cousin who lost her husband a few years ago. She discussed how unprepared many of her friends were when they became widowed. M...

  • Avoiding Winter Falls: Intention is Key Avoiding Winter Falls: Intention is Key

    By Logan Anderson, BA, CPT, CIFT Owner of All Strong Fitness LLC With the winter weather in full force, I feel especially motivated to give some reminders to the wonderful Quad Citizens on different ways to approach the slippery walkways this time of year. Always a concern among older populations,...

  • Ask the Audiologist Ask the Audiologist

    By Laura Schroeder, Au.D. Audiology Consultants, P.C. What kinds of ear implants are out there? Occasionally, a patient will tell me that their friend/coworker/neighbor/family member has a hearing implant, and they would like to know more about it. There are actually several types of implants t...

  • Medicare Advantage  Open Enrollment Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment

    We remain in the Medicare Advantage Plan Enrollment Period until March 31. By Richard J. Schillig, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF Independent Insurance and Financial Advisor We remain in the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment until March 31. This enrollment period is a special enrollment period designed for Me...