20 Heartfelt Healthy Habits

By Etta Hornsteiner
February 10th, 2020 Health & Wellness No Comments

It’s February, the month in which we celebrate Valentine’s Day. So, there is going to be lots of talk on the internet, on television and church about the heart and everything associated with it. The heart is a big deal—though a small organ—and it deserves to have its own month. As a matter fact, the heart should have three months! Yes, three, as in after two and before four.

Why three? Because the human heart is more than the organ which “beats about 2.5 billion times over the average lifetime, pushing millions of gallons of blood to every part of the body…[c…

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Don’t Fall for It –

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February 4th, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments

Underestimating the impact of even a single stumble or fall can be more serious than you know
Nationally, falls are THE most common reason that people over 65 years of age go to the emergency room and are hospitalized. (source: National Council on Aging)

The team at Friends Life Care has an important goal.  That goal is help educate older adults about things that they can do to thrive at home as they age.  In addition, Friends Life Care has a special commitment to members,  Friends Life Care is founded on the mission to help all members age in place and live the best…

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January 2020 could very well be called vision month. It is the first month in the year that bears the numbers we’ve come to associate with perfect vision. It is also the month in which Americans celebrate the life and work of a visionary, Martin Luther King Jr.  And, it is Glaucoma Awareness Month. How much do you know about glaucoma? Your answer may determine whether you have vision for the future.
According to the National Council for Aging Care, “Glaucoma is the root cause of about 10 percent of total blindness in the United States, and many of the people affected …

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Champagne glasses, new year, four decisions

What if we approached the New Year in the way a bride approaches her wedding day? We would not have to worry ourselves with well-intentioned New Year resolutions. Instead, we’d simply decide on four things to take into the new year—“something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue.”

Most of us are familiar with this traditional English wedding rhyme that dates to the nineteenth century. In its shortened contemporary version (“and a sixpence in her shoe” is seldom used), the rhyme contains the clues to the “four good-luck objects…a bride…

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Hanukkah—Expect a Miracle

By Etta Hornsteiner
December 16th, 2019 Health & Wellness 1 Comment

Do you believe in miracles?

At sunset on Sunday, December 22, 2019, Jews will begin the 8-day celebration of Hanukkah. It commemorates the victory of the Maccabees over the Syrian Greek army, and the subsequent rededication of the Holy Temple in Jerusalem and miracle of the rekindling of its menorah.

The story of Hanukkah is a mixture of history and legend. According to history,
In 167 B.C., a Syrian officer brought an unnamed Jew to the temple [Second Temple] and forced him to make a sacrifice to Zeus. A priest named Mattathias witnessed the event. He slew them …

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