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Have you ever left a doctor’s appointment and thought, "Shoot, I didn’t mention that second or third thing I wanted to discuss"? Well, according to the National Institutes on Health, you aren’t alone.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Kraemer, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.
William Meharry’s enormous residence was built with locally sourced bricks. It once took up an entire block (now 1 acre) and had a huge ballroom on the third floor.
Debra M. Dudek has just published a guide for researching an ancestor’s service in World War I “using a mixture of online and physical resources” — a project more attainable now than it was just a few years ago ... and easier than you think.”
Losing weight can be a difficult process and comes with plenty of obstacles. You may feel that no matter what you're doing, you still can't seem to shake it. Here are a couple of potential reasons you are having trouble.
Some can do it on their own, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that those who try to quit are much more successful with the assistance and support of their physician.
Happy New Year! Can you believe it is nearing the end of January already? 2019 is already quickly moving forward. Since many people make New Year's resolutions, I am adapting my Family Life colleague Karla Belzer's blog "Resolve to be Good to your Brain" for this month's article.
It's true that celebrations are often fun. They also have the potential to establish fond memories for those who participate and provide a connection and closeness in the family.
The event is set for tonight at the UI Extension office at 801 N. Country Fair Drive, C. Doors open around 5:30 p.m. with resource tables available, following by a screening of the film 'The Heroin Project' at 6.
By CHELSEY BYERS GERSTENECKERAs a family-life educator, I teach people all the time on best practices and communication techniques to help with family dynamics.Moreover, as a human, I know that some things are easier said than done.
If you have not already done so, schedule an appointment with your health care provider to discuss what screenings and exams you need and when you need them.
Our children need to talk about mass shootings and other school violence — so what is the best way to talk with them about it?
By CHELSEY BYERS GERSTENECKERWhether you are familiar or not with adult day care centers, we are quite lucky to have a few here in our area. Today, I want to share some general information about adult day centers, services that you can expect to find at them and the benefits for both the care receiver and caregiver.
When we focus on the positive, it engages our parasympathetic nervous system — the calming part that has protective benefits leading to decreased cortisol levels and increased oxytocin, which puts us in a better mood.
The first thing to do to help your mood and well-being is to identify how you feel. Do a body scan and think about your mood. Are you showing any of the typical signs of someone who is stressed?
November is National Family Caregiver's Month, and in 2016, the Alzheimer's Association reported that over 220,000 people in Illinois are living with Alzheimer's disease.
Falls are not a normal part of aging, but they are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans.
Here's some great information adapted from University of Minnesota Extension and its program, 'Teens and School Success.'