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Happy New Year to our faithful readers and newcomers! January is a time not just for making New Year’s resolutions; which often are laid by the wayside, but for new beginnings; a time to renew; bringing back to life an original condition of freshness, vigor and enthusiasm. How do you do that? You start by changing Lifestyles; being more Active, eating healthier and thinking with a new perspective. Yes, it’s a time for new beginnings and we are here to help... Greetings, to all of you! I am Debbie, the new Editor for Active Lifestyles Magazine. Notice something different about our look? This look is for you, friends! A magazine that helps you be the best “you” that can ever be. Over 40 is “the new 30” in 2016.
You’ve seen, done, and been through a lot of life’s changes; emerging on the other side of youth as a fully blossomed and beautiful butterfly. Every line, elegantly etched, and every silver strand of hair, telling a life story. A story that is not only far from over, but only a beginning; a new chapter. Age is a state of mind, so forget about what age you are and start living life to the fullest! “We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”
– George Bernard Shaw
It’s a New Year, thank you for making us part of your life, and let’s play together!
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SKIN CARE FOR A NEW YEAR by Kellie Salter
stress, blood nutrients, and oxygen are directed to the vital areas such as our legs and away from nonvital organs such as the skin. So what can you do to recover from the stress of the holidays? Here are some methods to take control of your stress and relax. - Exercise, enjoy a walk, practice yoga. or soak in a hot tub. - Enjoy a massage - Get a full night’s sleep - Find time each day to breathe. Inhale for a slow count of ten and then exhale to a slow count of ten. 2) With the hustle and bustle in December, the company parties, the dinner with friends, and of course the number of large holiday meals, it’s easy to indulge in less than optimal eating habits. Who could resist eating chocolate, or grabbing a quick fast food snack while you are on the go? Start your new years
resolution and incorporate what research suggests are certain foods that slow the aging process. Include foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables, meats and fish. Avoid refined carbohydrates such as flour, sugar, and milk as they accelerate it. - Get enough fatty acids – omega-3 and omega-6 – which are responsible for boosting the skin’s barrier and keeing moisture in and irritants out. Sources include salmon, sardines, walnuts, and flax seed - Incorporate foods rich in vitamin A (such as dark green and dark orange vegetables) and vitamin E ( such as almonds and sunflower oil) - Eat lots of “super” antioxidant foods such as blueberries, blackberries, and prunes to help your skin from free radicals. 3) Exercise is usually at the top of our list as a new years resolution.
Not only will exercise impact those extra pounds added by the holiday season, but it’s an important part of every antiaging skincare program because it increases circulation, which ensures that vital nutrients are delivered to skin cells. If jogging is your thing, you may want to switch to a lower impact option such as biking or swimming. Regular jarring exercise may loosen and tear the microscopic attachments that bind muscles together. Looking to eliminate the lines and wrinkles, reverse your sun damage, or melasma? Are you challenged with sensitive skin or rosacea or suffering from hormonal acne? Give me a call!
Kellie Salter is an Independent Consultant with Rodan + Fields Dermatologists, the creators of Proactiv® Solutions. website: kelsalter.myrandf.com Call Kellie: (314) 974-4040
With the holidays over, we can leave the stress and potentially unhealthy eating and holiday libations behind us! Certainly a wonderful time to enjoy, but all of this can take a toll on our skin and I’m sure with the new year upon us you’d like to get back to looking radiant and healthy. This month we will be sharing what Katie Rodan and Kathy Fields, of Rodan + Fields Dermatologists and the creators of Proactiv® Solutions feel are the truths and myths to keeping your skin radiant and glowing after the holiday season. 1) Are you looking ashen or sallow? Are the dark circles under your eyes becoming more prominent? Is your hair looking dull and limp? Or are your facial lines and wrinkles more pronounced? If you are experiencing any of this you may be able to attribute it to holiday stress! As our bodies respond to
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UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY OF THE THYROID by Christi Gleason, MS, CPT, ERYT-500
The mysterious thyroid is now center stage as more and more people are diagnosed with thyroid conditions. A seemingly innocent gland in the neck, the thyroid affects every cell in the body, yet few people understand it, including those with diagnosed thyroid conditions. Individuals with continued challenges regulating their weight, energy level, and body temperature can bring their
bodies back to balance by appropriately combining Western and Eastern medicine. First, it is important to understand exactly what causes thyroid dysfunction. The thyroid works in union with the pituitary gland to ensure the thyroid can perform its functions, which include regulating blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, and metabolism. The thyroid produces three hormones: thyroxine, or “T4”; triiodothyronine, or “T3”; and calcitonin; and the pituitary gland produces TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone). As the thyroid releases its hormones into the blood, the pituitary gland evaluates whether or not the thyroid is producing adequate hormone levels for the body to function properly. If not, the pituitary produces more TSH, which stimulates the thyroid to produce more T3 and T4. If thyroid hormone levels are high, the pituitary stops producing TSH. This checks and balance system continues to work as long as both the thyroid and pituitary glands are functioning properly. Dysfunction of either of these glands
causes noticeable physical discomfort. In addition, adequate iodine intake is required to produce thyroid hormones and iodine deficiency will yield deficient thyroid hormone production, as well as appearance of a goiter in the neck. To determine if thyroid dysfunction is present, physicians conduct a TSH test by administering blood work. If the TSH level is high, the patient is considered hypothyroid, which indicates that their thyroid is underperforming. If the TSH level is low, the patient is considered hyperthyroid, which indicates that their thyroid is performing at too high of a level. If the TSH test comes back normal, a patient can still be experiencing thyroid-related challenges, as this test fails to address other associated issues, such as a malfunctioning pituitary gland or thyroid cancer. In addition, the patient may be experiencing thyroid hormone resistance, which occurs when the thyroid produces adequate hormones but the body is unable to use them properly. In extreme cases, doctors have discovered metastasized thyroid cancer in patients whose blood work continued to show
normal TSH levels even after a cancer diagnosis. Therefore, symptomatic patients with normal TSH levels should insist on further testing before ruling out a problem. Often individuals experiencing thyroid issues are treated with medication, but many find little relief of their ongoing symptoms, even after their thyroid activity is regulated. At this point, Eastern practices such as acupuncture, herbal remedies combined with energy work such as qigong or tai chi are recommended. These practices provide great relief by bringing the body back into balance. Patients struggling with ongoing issues report finding full relief after integrating Eastern practices into their lifestyle. Christi Gleason is a thyroid cancer survivor. She owns Longevity Wellness Center 7922 Croydon Drive St Louis, MO 63123 (314) 714-4482
THE HAIR WHISPERER: MAINTAINING & GROWING BEAUTIFUL HAIR
When we talk about beauty, the importance of beautiful hair cannot be overlooked. Lustrous locks can add so much to your personality, but with today’s active lifestyles, hair products, hair regimen and potentially damaging hair devices, is it a wonder why so many of us have problems with the overall health and condition of our hair? While, the hair generally grows one-halfinch each month, this rate depends on many factors such as genetics, overall health and how well a person takes care of their hair. When it comes to taking care of your hair, it starts with keeping the scalp and hair clean. This is the first
by Scott Gardner
step to improving and maintaining the health of your scalp. • Wash your hair: Regularly to remove all the dirt from pores on the scalp that may clog them and in turn hold back hair. It is also not a good idea to wash your hair daily, because you will strip all the nutrients and natural oils that your hair needs to be healthy. Washing it every other day is much better. • Brush your hair: Brushing when done in a right manner has its own benefits. Brush your hair gently with a boar hair brush or other natural fiber brush as they are soft on your head and scalp. Never brush wet hair, as wet hair is too fragile for brushing and could cause breakage. Brush your hair starting at the scalp and moving to the ends. However, you should avoid excessive brushing. Limit your device use: Try not to put your hair under too much stress with the use of hair dryers, curling irons, and other hair tools that can damage and overprocess your hair and affect its growth negatively. There are several ways to promote healthy hair growth and one way is through stimulating your scalp by the process of rubbing or massaging
the scalp with the intention of increasing blood flow to the area. This is actually an ancient practice that dates back 5,000 years. Stimulating the scalp is not only beneficial for the hair follicle and root but is equally relaxing on the head and neck muscles. While this ancient method is beneficial, it should be complimented with today’s most advanced practice of using laser hair therapy. Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) that uses cool light lasers to stimulate the red blood cells. Lasers work by converting ATP (Adenosine Triphosphate) to ADP (Adenosine Diphosphate), releasing energy and causing cellular metabolic changes. During this process, additional nutrients and oxygen are provided to the scalp assisting normal chemical processes performed by the cells, increasing overall blood circulation. Lasers, when applied to the scalp and hair, have been proven to improve overall hair quality, promote hair growth, and increase hair shaft diameter. When you pair the laser hair program with a pharmaceutical grade topical regimen that combines modern pharmaceutical science with traditional
natural herbal medicines, it creates an effective program that both stimulates hair growth, and treats thinning hair, but also helps in the treatment of common scalp disorders such as; Plaque Psoriasis of the scalp, Seborrhea & Seborrheic Dermatitis, which are 2-types of dandruff. It also should be noted that many experts in the field of hair loss recommend that (LLLT) works best when combined with Propecia (finasteride) and Rogaine (minioxidil) . Recent studies have shown that Low Level Laser Therapy combined with a mediceutical program including monoxidil is very effective in helping with thinning hair, especially with women. So if you are looking to maintain that beautiful hair you already have or if you are experiencing hair loss or thinning, give the trusted experts at Hans Wiemann a call to set-up your FREE Hair & Scalp Analysis to help you maintain or get your beautiful hair back! Scott Gardner Hans Weimann Hair Specialists 1266 Andes Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63132 (314) 721-6657
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TO SUN OR NOT TO SUN, THAT IS THE QUESTION by Marcia Moore, Interior Designer
shade is similar to a view through a regular window screen. They come in different opacities, meaning more or less sun gets through. The lower the opacity the less sun and the better privacy, a higher opacity gives a better view but more sun and less privacy. They also have room darkening and remote control options. This kitchen has a south facing window that gets really bright morning Thank God for the sun! Without it, we wouldn’t be here. But, as with everything else, too much of a good thing can be bad. While solar energy to heat our homes is a very good thing, that same sun can also destroy your drapes, fade your furniture and raise your AC bills. There are many window treatments on the market that claim to keep the sun and heat out, certainly more than I could write about in this article. So, let me just talk about my favorites. WINDOW FILM For a sunroom or a 2 story wall of windows where you don’t want to obstruct the view but need a little help with the heat, this is a good selection. The film is applied directly to your window and deflects the heat and damaging sun rays. There are different levels of protection. The more protection the darker your view, less protection, less change to the view. Kind of like sunglasses. SCREEN SHADES This is a great product for a loft with a window wall, for contemporary rooms where you want a minimalist window treatment, or for any room where you don’t want to spend a fortune on the windows. The view through a screen
sun. We wanted something that would keep out the sun, add some privacy, wasn’t fussy and would clean easily. The screen shade fit the bill perfectly. SILHOUETTES & LUMINETTES Hunter Douglas has a sun control/privacy product that I really like. Picture a wood blind, change the wood slat to a stiff fabric slat, then cover each side of the blind with a sheer fabric panel, or just look at the bathroom picture which shows a Silhouette. When the “slats” are open you have a view similar to looking through a sheer drapery. When they are closed they control heat but still let light into the room. The Silhouette worked well
PUTTING A LID ON KITCHEN FIRES by KJ Spurlock
Would you know what to do if a cooking fire broke out on your kitchen stove? For most people the answer is no, which is why kitchen fires are the leading cause of house fires in the United States. The National Fire Protection Association reports that two out of every three structure fires (43%) start in the kitchen. In this article we will look at some steps to reduce these risks. *Keep appliances serviced, clean, and in good repair. Dump the crumb tray and clean out the toaster crumbs periodically. Keep the oven cleaned. Wipe out the microwave. *Unplug electric appliances when not in use. Toaster ovens, mixers,
and so on, continue to draw electricity even when they are not turned on. If the wiring is old or faulty, or if the thermostat overheats, a fire could break out. *Install a smoke detector near, not in the kitchen. You don’t want the small amount of smoke or steam generated by cooking to constantly set of the alarm, but you do want it close enough to sense an actual kitchen fire. *Use caution when lighting the pilot light burner on a gas stove. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions. *Do not use metal in the microwave. The sparks can turn into a fire or seriously damage your microwave.
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in this bathroom for privacy and to keep late afternoon sun and heat from turning the bathroom into a sauna. We put these Silhouettes on a motorized
remote control rather than having to lean over the bathtub to access the cord. The Luminette is the same basic principle as a Silhouette, but it hangs vertically. Look at the picture of the living room. This Luminette hides a patio door that not only faces south but is also very close to a public walkway. We needed something for sun and heat protection, with privacy control, but which also let light into this small room and allowed easy access to the patio door. The Luminette satisfied all of that criteria, and it looks good too! SHUTTERS While shutters weren’t specifically designed as a sun/heat control product, they certainly work well in this area. White shutters especially deflect light and heat or cold when closed. They also have the added feature of partial privacy, partial view when the bottom half is closed and the top half is open. Shutters are a classic look that work well in many design styles
and have the distinction of being the only window treatment that will hold its value for resale. My personal living room has a picture window that takes up almost an entire wall. I was amazed at how much the newly installed shutters changed the temperature in the room. I could finally be comfortable sitting on my couch directly in front of the window. Shutters work well all alone, without adding a valence, cornice or drapes. This creates a very clean, classic look to any room. So now you have my favorite products for sun, heat and privacy problems. Equally as important as using a quality product, is purchasing your products from a quality company with professional installers. Nothing works well if it isn’t installed properly or isn’t the correct product for your space. If you are in the market for window treatments give Marcia Moore Design a call and we’ll dress your windows to perfection!
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NEW MEXICAN RESTAURANT EASY WINTER DRINK RECIPES DEBUTS IN BEVO MILL DISTRICT TO WARM YOUR SOUL by Debbie Wheeler
In 1991, and on his own at 16, Luis Garduno came to the United States; propelled by a deep desire to make enough money to buy his mother her own home in Janitzio, Mexico where he and his brothers were raised. Driven too, with the boyish dreams of things like television sets, stereos and all the things a boy that age would enjoy, Luis landed a job in Cincinnati working for a Chinese restaurant as a bus boy and dishwasher. He worked hard, and under the watchful eye and mentoring of a wonderful, motherly Chinese woman that took him under her wing, Luis was soon cooking as the head Chinese cuisine chef at the ripe old age of 18. After 3 years in Cincinnati, he made the move to St. Louis where he continued his career as a chef, and eventually opened his own very successful Mexican Food restaurant in the heart of the Cherokee District in South St. Louis. Now, Luis and his partner and wife, Rosa, are the proud new business owners of Mi Lindo Michoacan Mexican restaurant located at 4534 Gravois Avenue, in the Bevo Mill district of South St. Louis. They are focused on doing their part to make the area a place for the
people of St. Louis to come and enjoy the rich tastes, and styles of this diverse and eclectic neighborhood. Delicious cuisine, which he says is “1000 percent Mexican”, is prepared by Luis and his brother in the kitchen while Rosa and the wait staff greet customers with a warm welcome, serving all the chips and homemade salsa you can eat while you wait for your order. Their signature dish is “Molajete (mō lă hě tě)” which is a combination of steak, chicken, mexican sausage, nopales (cactus), and jalapenos; served with homemade tortillas, rice and beans. Luis says his seafood dishes, made with a flare of Mexico, are a must try as well! Mi Lindo Michoacan is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 10 pm. They are still waiting on their liquor license which should be issued in the next few weeks, and coming soon on Friday nights will be Karaoke. So, come on out for the best Mexican food this side of Janitzio!
Mi Lindo Michoacan 4534 Gravois Ave. (just east of Bevo Mill in South St. Louis) (314) 224-5495
by Mandy Spurlock, Cuisine Editor
Have a case of the winter blues? Sit by the fire as you sip one of our winter beverages and I’m sure your spirits will be lifted.
Cinnamon Red Hots Tea
By the cup: •One green tea bag- a great selection is the Kirklands green tea with matcha powder (here) •1 small cinnamon stick (3-4 inches) •1/16th teaspoon cayenne pepper •1 teaspoon sweet blend or 1-2 packets of Truvia sweetner •Cream, optional Instructions: 1. Bring water to a boil, adding cinnamon sticks to water. 2. When water comes to a boil, pour off into cup or thermos. 3. Add cinnamon stick, tea bag(s), cayenne and sweetener. 4. Allow to steep 5-10 minutes or overnight for strongest flavor. 5. Taste and adjust heat and sweet. 6. Serve and enjoy!
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*Don’t overfill pots or pans with oil or grease. The hot oil or grease can splatter or overspill causing a fire. *Wipe up spills and don’t cook on a dirty stove. Grease built up is flammable, a clean stove is a fire-free stove. *Always roll up long sleeves and tie back long hair when cooking. Loose clothing can come into contact with the heat source and quickly ignite. *Never leave cooking food unattended. Stay in the kitchen,
Continued from page 5... [Put a Lid on Kitchen Fires] especially if you’re preparing with grease. *Keep potholders, towels, and paper towels away from the stove. You might have left the burner on by accident, and heat build-up could ignite combustibles left near or on the stove. *Never store unused pots and pans in the oven. You may forget them when you turn the oven on to preheat. *Turn pot handles inward toward the back of the stove. This helps to prevent children from reaching up and pulling a hot pan onto themselves.
We all learned in elementary school that fire needs oxygen to burn. You can smother a grease fire if it is still very small, by sliding a lid onto the fire. So the next time you begin your cooking preparations always get a lid out for each pot or pan, and place it nearby. ● If a fire starts in a pan, don’t panic! ● Use a pot holder to slide the lid over the container with the fire. ● Turn the burner off. ● Let it cool completely before taking off
the lid, at least 20 minutes. ● If you do not feel comfortable fighting the fire, or it is too big to fight, leave immediately. Call 911 from a neighbor’s house. Most importantly, NEVER throw water onto a grease fire. I hope these few helpful hints keep all your kitchen memories a pleasant one!
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cheese. Served in our Zia’s white wine lemon butter sauce with cracked pepper, fresh garlic and sliced mushrooms. Ingredients 2-8 ounce boneless chicken breasts 12 ounces Zia’s White Wine Lemon Finishing Sauce 2 teaspoons finely minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground fresh black pepper 1/2 cup shredded fontinella or blended Italian cheese
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UNLOCKING A CHILD’S POTENTIAL AS A STUDENT by Debbie Wheeler
Are you wanting to unlock your child’s potential as a student? Susan Kelly, with over 40 years of experience in public, private and even home schooling education, has assembled an extensive tool kit of strategies to unlock learning for your child. “My child didn’t even want to open a book. Now he goes back to grab a book to read even while we are attending his sister’s soccer game,” said the mother of a first grader. “My ADHD daughter liked Mrs. Kelly immediately and wanted to know when were we coming back to see her,” says another child’s mother.
Susan delights in the uniqueness of each child and makes learning fun. “One of her strongest attributes is her thorough understanding of learning problems and her expertise in diagnosing them. She finds where a student is at and progresses from that point,” stated a local administrator. Once she begins working with a student, Mrs. Kelly creates a unique prescription for learning and motivating that builds self-confidence and loads of success. Tutoring sessions are generally 90 minutes; conducted at a mutually agreed upon local library branch in South County or Jefferson County. Susan Kelly is certified K-12 in Missouri as a reading specialist and also holds LD and EMH certification. She welcomes the opportunity to talk with you about how your child could benefit from her innovative and motivating approach to unlocking success for them in the classroom. Please call for a free consultation and get your child on the road to successful learning today!
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February 19-21, 2016 Women’s Wellness is an amazing weekend of instructional and entertaining classes designed to help women ages 18+ grow in the health of their minds and bodies through group activities, many vendors and over 60 classes to choose from. For those who do so much for everyone else all year long - it’s time to pamper yourself! Go to troutlodge.org/event/womens-wellness-weekend to register while space is still available. Bring your girlfriends too! Non Y members are always welcome. We’re located only 90 minutes south of St. Louis. Alpine Tower • Archery Basics • Balloon Animals • Auto Maintenance • Weight Training • Woodworking • Beaded Jewelry • Belly Dancing • Bird Watching • Bluff Trail Ride • Boot Camp • Burlap Boutique • Cake Decorating • Card-Making • Centerpiece-Making • Ceramics • Cold Springs Hike • Conquering Fear of Cake • Copper Enameling • DutchOven Cooking • Morning & Evening Yoga • Feldenkrais Method • Foot Treatment • Fun-ctional Fall Prevention • Geocaching • Geology/Lead Mine Hike • Gladiator Zip • Glass Etching • Gourd Bird House • Horseback Riding • How to Make Healing Salve • Hula Core & More • Hula Hooping • Joy of Juicing • Knitting Basics • Landscaping • Let’s Sing • Massage • Mixology • Mosaics • Nature Center • Nia • Moonlight Swing • Moonlight Zip • Mosaics • Paintball • Piloxing • Pinochle • Pitch • Prepping Your Garden • Qigong for Health • Rifle Basics • Self-Defense • Sensuous Sipping • Shotgun Basics, Skeet & Trap • Skulls & Pelts • Square Foot Gardening • Stepping Stones • Stone Wire-Wrapped Pendants • Summit High Ropes & Zip • Survival Hike • Tabata • Tai Chi • Tie Dye • Trim Healthy Mama • Watercoloring • Wine & Design • Winery Tour • Wreaths • Yoga • Zumba
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Redbirds Fly South
It is hard to believe, but baseball season will be gearing up for the New Year! Our St. Louis Cardinals had a fun and exciting 2015 with playing in the playouffs and race for the World Series! Spring Training begins in March in beautiful Jupiter, Florida. It is an experience for any true baseball fan
of any age! The St. Louis Cardinals play at Roger Dean Stadium, named after Roger H. Dean, proprietor of Roger Dean Automobiles – one of the first Mega Dealerships in Florida. The business has held the naming rights to the stadium since opening in 1998. Roger Dean Stadium is simply my favorite Spring Training facility in the country. Not just because I am a Cardinal fan, more so because of location, seating, and size! The stadium only holds 6,871 people, which makes every seat in the park a “home run”. The intimate feel of this stadium surrounds you and team players are almost within reach! It is as if you are sitting at a high school/college sports event with the big leagues. The Roger Dean
By Tod DeHart Stadium Complex is the only stadium in the country to host four minor league teams and host two major league teams – that being our Cardinals and the Miami Marlins. Not to worry though, Cardinal red takes over this venue by far and St. Louisans can be proud to call Jupiter the winter home of “Cardinal Nation”! Right before the stadium debut in 1998, I was privileged to take a tour of the construction site that would soon grace baseball fans from all over. I remember taking a bus out to a large sandy parcel of land with just a few trees here and there. I thought to myself, “what in the world are they thinking building this in no mans land”. But, this was truly a stadium being built with the mantra “if you build it… they will come” –
and boy have they! Today, the stadium is surrounded with lush foliage and landscaping, parking facilities, restaurants, shops and a newly built hotel immediately across the drive from the stadium. In addition, Florida’s Atlantic University would grace the property next door within a few years after the stadium was completed. The new Alcoa neighborhood would rise with residential homes, apartments and condos making the stadium district active year-round. Each year, for the last 15 years, DIRECTIONS Tours has enjoyed taking people to Jupiter to experience the Cardinals in training. Many people take the...
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Travel Healthy and Happy by Tod DeHart
Travel is fun and exciting, but it is also a a great way to enhance your life in many ways! Travel is proven to be one of the best ways to make your life healthier, happier, stronger and more fullfilled. Actual studies have proven that travel increases well-being, learning experiences, decreased stress levels, and creates memories of a lifetime. In addition, traveling builds stronger relationships, new friendships and connects people to new ideas and cultures. Vacation and relaxation go hand in hand. When leaving home (or work) and adventuring away from “the norm”, we leave our day to day lives and responsibilities far behind. This allows our bodies to reset our biological body clock. Notably, studies have shown decreased stress levels in people who travel. Reducing the amount of stress over just one week away on a trip, travelers registered lower levels of stress hormones in their saliva. Limiting our stress, our bodies no longer synchronize with the clock, but instead, with the sunrise and sunset. It is common knowledge that travel brings people together and builds new and everlasting relationships. Whether you travel alone, with family, or with friends, a vacation get away improves and creates relationships and friendships. In my 20 years of professionaltravel experience, I have taken joy and pleasure in seeing so
many new relationships form and grow while adventuring out. One of my greatest joys is introducing single travelers to new people, which ultimately become lifelong friendships. Because of this, I decided to create a more affordable pricing package for single travelers with DIRECTIONS Tours. When traveling as a single, one must pay more money in most cases (due to not spliting hotel costs). This leads to higher single supplemental costs and deters many people from traveling alone. So... I went to work with our vendors and negotiated better rates for our single guests. Now, when traveling with DIRECTIONS Tours, single guests can enjoy our great trips at the same rates of doubles or just a little more. (see details below). Many single travelers are also leary about traveling alone. Rest assured, you are never “alone” when you are our guests! There are so many great places to explore this holiday season and in 2016. DIRECTIONS Tours of St. Louis is a great place to start your vacation planning! Check out our Special Autumn Travel Pages in this issue of Active Lifestyles Magazine! Exciting destinations and adventures just waiting for you! For More information on our Single Supplements see inside pages of this Explore Section.
Red Birds Fly South continued... tour to enjoy easy access in/out of the stadium, fellow Cardinal fans and an all-inclusive tour package that allows relaxation and comfort throughout. Many travelers make spring training an annual event and vacation. We offer our Spring Taining package as a flight or motorcoach option depending on your time, budget and transportation preference. You can find out more information about our Cardinals Spring Training Tour below. Don’t miss next month’s issue of Active Lifestyles Magazine as we bring you a special Cardinals Spring Training Guide filled with insider tips, recommendations
and schedules for the upcoming training season in Florida. Until then, Happy New Year and safe travels! For More Information call DIRECTIONS Tours at (314) 577-0077 or (888) 810-1171 www.directionstours.com
CARDINALS SPRING TRAINING MARCH 4 - 11, 2016 (8 Days) $ 1677.00 pp DBL Singles Only $250.00 addtl
GO CRAZY FOLKS… we are ready to go “root for the home team” and another spectacular year of baseball in St. Louis! Our 15th Annual Cardinal’s Spring Training Tour offers more than just baseball! Tour Highlights include: • THREE EXCITING CARDINALS SPRING TRAINING GAMES IN FLORIDA • ROGER DEAN STADIUM • ALL SUITES HOTEL IN PALM BEACH 3 NIGHTS! • MANATEE QUEEN BOAT CRUISE AND TOUR • BEACH COMBING ON JUPITER BEACH • INTERCOASTAL WATER DINING IN JUPITER *13 MEALS INCLUDED: 7 BREAKFASTS, 1 LUNCH, 5 DINNERS BOOK EARLY TO SECURE YOUR SPACE!!!
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your tour vacation starts here! Welcome to DIRECTIONS Tours special EXPLORE Travel Section of Active Lifestyles Magazine!
The next pages feature and highlight some of our 2016 destination tours. DIRECTIONS Tours is celebrating 15 years in business in St. Louis and we are ready to take you across the world, USA, or just around town! We specialize in stress-free tours to the finest destinations. Our tour packages include excellent accommodations, luxury motorcoaches, most meals and all gratuities! We are locally owned and operated. All of our tours provide professional, experienced, safe and courteous Tour Directors and Drivers. Our itineraries are educational, adventurous and most importantly, fun! DIRECTIONS Tours uses only new state-of-the-art motorcoaches designed for your traveling comfort and safety. Enjoy our affordable rates that give you more value on every tour. For your protection, we are a fully insured tour operator through the Berkely Group, North America’s largest travel insurance company. In addition, we are members of the American Bus Association, St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, Missouri Travel Council and Route 66 Association of Missouri. We look forward to welcoming you aboard a DIRECTIONS Tour!
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WE LOVE SINGLE TRAVELERS!
Over the years, we have noticed more and more singles traveling with us! So we have decided to work with our vendors to make it more affordable for single travelers to enjoy traveling with DIRECTIONS Tours! NOW SINGLES CAN TRAVEL WITH US FOR THE SAME PRICE AS DOUBLES* OR JUST A LITTLE MORE ON LONGER TOURS!
Enjoy Single Travel on any DIRECTIONS Tour for:
*up to 3 Days: SAME PRICE AS DOUBLE (no extra supplement) 4 to 7 Days: ONLY $100.00 supplement 8 to 11 Days: ONLY $250.00 supplement 12 to 15 Days: ONLY $350.00 supplement (314) 577-0077 (888) 810-1171 SINGLES CAN NOW TRAVEL LONGER www.directionstours.com FOR THE BEST RATES… PERIOD! (Excludes Cruises, Flight, Train and Repositioning Tours)
FEBRUARY 22 - 25, 2016 (4 Days) $ 799.00 pp DBL Singles Only $100.00 addtl
winter fly away
NEW IN 2016! Visit San Antonio this winter season! The gem city of Southwest Texas and scenic hill country make this destination a great warm weather escape. Tour Highlights include: • THREE NIGHTS IN BEAUTIFUL SAN ANTONIO • TOUR OF SAN ANTONIO • THE “PALACIO DEL RIO” (RIVERWALK) • RIVERWALK BOAT CRUISE • FIESTA MERCADO AND MARKETPLACE • THE ALAMO • SAN JOSE MISSION IN SAN ANTONIO • SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK • FORT SAM HOUSTON AND MUSEUM • FAMOUS JAPANESE TEA GARDENS • TOWER OF AMERICAS FLAGS OVER TEXAS OBSERVATION DECK • KING WILLIAM HISTORIC DISTRICT • SAS SHOES FACTORY • LA VILLITA HISTORIC ARTS VILLAGE AND MUCH MORE! NON-STOP ROUNDTRIP AIRFARE & TRANSPORTATION *5 MEALS INCLUDED: 3 BREAKFASTS, 2 DINNERS
Mystery Spring MARCH 28 - 30, 2016 (3 Days) Fly Away $ 587.00 pp DBL Singles just 45.00 addtl
Tour Highlights include: WELCOME ABOARD FRIENDS, YOU’VE BEEN CLEARED FOR TAKE-OFF TO ???? JOIN US ON THIS NEW FLY AWAY MYSTERY DESTINATION TOUR! Tour Highlights include: • NON-STOP ROUND-TRIP AIR FROM/TO ST. LOUIS • NEW DESTINATION • THE COMPANY OF FRIENDS! • TWO NIGHTS DELUXE HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS • ALL ATTRACTIONS • LAUGHTER AND FUN! • GREAT FOOD! • AND SO MUCH MORE (of course)! *4 MEALS INCLUDED: 2 BREAKFASTS, 2 DINNERS WE’RE EXCITED TO JET AWAY WITH YOU THIS SPRING... SPACE IS LIMITED SO RESERVE EARLY! OUR MYSTERY FLY AWAY TOURS HAVE BEEN SO POPULAR THANKS TO ALL OF YOU! YOU NEVER KNOW WHERE WE WILL END UP AFTER THE FLIGHT! THEY ALWAYS SELL OUT FAST - SO CALL EARLY TO RESERVE YOUR SPACE TODAY!
DIRECTIONS ANNUAL ANNIVERSARY
Southern Caribbean Cruise Tour FEB. 27 - MARCH 13, 2016 (By Coach) FEB. 29 - MARCH 11, 2016 (By Air) Saint Maarten ~ Saint Lucia ~ Martinique
St Kitts and Nevis ~ Scenic Cruising Soufriere Bay ~ Barbados
~ Mount Pelee ~ St. Thomas ~ Half Moon Cay
Join DIRECTIONS Tours on our annual Anniversary Caribbean Cruise for 2016. Our cruise is roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale, FL onboard Holland America’s luxurious M.S. OOSTERDAM. MOTORCOACH OR FLY TO/FROM FT. LAUDERDALE FOR CRUISE. AN EXCITING CRUISE TOUR VACATION NOT TO MISS! Tour Highlights include: • 12 DAY CRUISE WITH 7 BEAUTIFUL EASTERN AND SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN PORTS • NEW CRUISING OF SOUFRIERE BAY - AND CRUISING MOUNT PELEE (Active Volcano) • INSIDE, OUTSIDE & VERANDAH CABINS AVAILABLE FOR OUR GROUP! CRUISE TOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES ALL TAXES, ALL PORT CHARGES, ALL ONBOARD MEALS, ALL BOOKING FEES & OPERATIONS, SPECIAL GROUP COCKTAIL PARTY AND DIRECTIONS TOUR DIRECTOR THROUGHOUT CRUISE. • MOTORCOACH TO/FROM FT. LAUDERDALE INCLUDES 16 DAYS TOTAL. Deluxe Motorcoach transportation, four enroute hotels (to/from), four enroute breakfasts, all Driver & Director gratuities and sightseeing stops and CRUISE PACKAGE ABOVE.
just... $ 2897.00 pp DBL (CABIN SPACE IS LIMITED - CALL EARLY!)
• AIR FLIGHTS TO/FROM ST. LOUIS AND FT. LAUDERDALE INCLUDES 12 DAYS TOTAL. all Driver & Director gratuities, Airport to/from port transportation and CRUISE PACKAGE ABOVE. just... $ 2674.00 pp DBL
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being used in the U.S. anymore. The plug refers to the old round grouping of hairs that would be inserted into the scalp. This is very real hair and behaves in the same way real hair does. The down side is it looks fake due to the size of the plug, the round look it has, and the gaps that occur between plugs. The industry has advanced by “Leaps & Bounds” over the past 20-years to what is currently being used today, which is the FUT (Follicular
wear their hair very short, and may stretch over time. Strip procedures also permanently distort the direction of hair growth along the perimeter of the scar. FUE (Follicular Hair Extraction) With FUE transplantation, the donor hair available for extraction is maximized due to the ability of FUE surgeons to harvest hair from the “donor area”. Additionally, FUE doctors can select the follicular units that will offer theOnly most$100.00 hairs per addtl graft, and Singles
cannot be matched by other methods including (FUE) Manually Operated Devices with a handheld tool or (FUT) Strip Method. By updating coordinates every 20 millisecond, the ARTAS system’s image guided robotics harvest follicular units for transplant w with micron-level precision. With a handheld FUE unit, all harvesting is performed by “punching out” hairs by hand. ARTAS uses high resolution digital imaging to provide unparalleled visual detail of donor
the world. ARTAS is a “game changer” for the hair restoration industry and is available exclusively within a 750 mile radius at Hans Wiemann Salon.
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April 4 - 9, 2016 (6 Days) $ 997.00 pp DBL
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WINTERIZE YOUR SKIN
Begin your Spring at one of America’s most beautiful gardens and estates and the scenic North Carolina Appalachians and Kentucky’s Cumberland Gap. by Kellie Salter - Rodan & Fields Tour Highlights include:
list year round, however in the dry air in the long run. RF Enhancements the penetration of your moisturizer. Lip Micro-dermabrasion removes of fall & winter it is critical! Focus on RF Macro Exfoliator removes 5 million CELEBRATE THE ARRIVAL eating OF SPRING WITH A SPECTACULAR DISPLAY COLORFUL BLOOMS ACROSS THE flaky dead skin cells and exfoliates wholesome and well balanced dead skins cells inOF a matter of 5 lip tissues in just a few meals. Staying hydrated will help minutes. Used once a week, this handSPECTACULAR BILTMORE ESTATE - AMERICA’S LARGEST PRIVATELY OWNED HOME. BUILT BY GEORGE swipes. Just because the sun isn’t keep your skin looking held, personal use8,000 exfoliation tool VANDERBILT II DURING THE GILDED AGE, THIS beautiful. ESTATE COVERS OVER DAZZLING ACRES. THE ESTATE shining doesn’t mean you aren’t Try a humidifier in your sweeps away dead skin cells leaving GARDENS ARE FILLED WITH OVER 15,000 DAFFODILS, 75,000 TULIPS, THOUSANDS OF getting AZALEAS, ABUNDANT any harmful UV radiation. bedroom while you sleep. The behind a smoother, healthier-looking FORSYTHIA, AND HUNDREDS OF ROSES! THE ESTATE CONSERVATORY WALLED Remember whenGARDENS. it comes to your additional moisture TOUR it provides is and HOME, more luminous complexion. AND WEinvaluable WILL VISIT BILTMORE’S ANTLER HILL skin, everyday is SUNday. Apply and will not only improve To VILLAGE reduce skin& WINERY. dryness, Sunscreen daily to all exposed the tone and texture of your skin, it avoid frequent and long hot showers With winter upon us, I decided parts. All RF regimens include also decreases sinus sensitivity and and baths. Try to keep your exposure to provide a few quick tips to Winterize an FDA approved sunscreen keeps hair and nails hydrated too! to water less than 5 minutes per day Your Skin. Just like you winterize your to keep you protected all day. While it’s important to cleanse your and always apply a body moisturizer home by switching screen doors with RIDE THE KENTUCKY & TENNESSEE RAILWAY ON A 14 MILE ROUND TRIP INTO THE DANIEL BOONE NATIONAL Happy Holidays and why not hands frequently during cold and flu to damp skin. RF ESSENTIALS storm doors and replacingAND weatherFOREST BIG SOUTH FORK NATIONAL RIVER & RECREATION AREA. THIS TRIP IS FULL OF give the Gift of Great Skin! Daily Body Moisturizer tackles dry, season, unless you moisturize after stripping, you need to protect your SPECTACULAR SCENIC VISTAS, LUSH SPRING FLOWERING VEGETATION AND MOUNTAIN STREAMS flaky skin in a whole new way. It every wash, you’ll experience dry, skin from the elements, too. Here’s IT DESCENDS THEnails. CUMBERLAND GORGE BEFORE STOPPING AT Salter is an Independent Kellie features RF-Dcell technology to cracked skinINTO and brittle Rodan how to winterize your skin so itAS will stay “BLUE HERON COAL MINING CAMP,” AN NPS SITE. ENJOY A MINERS LUNCH AT OUR STOP! Consultant with Rodan + Fields calm frenzied cells, normalize the + Fields REDEFINE Brightening looking great as the cold chill sets in. Dermatologists, the creators of rate of cell maturation and help Hand Treatment relieves As the air gets cooler and Proactiv® Solutions. Her column make skin function more efficiently. the discomfort associated with hand drier, hydrate from the outside in • GUIDED TOUR OF ASHEVILLE, N.C. is found exclusively in Active Chapped lips is always washing and the drying effects of by adding an additional heavier Lifestyles Magazine sharing the first sign that winter is upon us. the environment. This nongreasy moisturizer to your daily skincare • CUMBERLAND FALLS, KY STATE PARK AND LODGE skincare tips and strategies to Applying and reapplying lip balm is not treatment helps retain skin’s natural routine. Overnight Restorative Cream • KENTUCKY MUSIC HALL OF FAME MUSEUM TOUR provide you with healthy,vibrant the solution for keeping your “kisser” moisturizing factors to effectively is an excellent option. and glowing skin. smooth and soft. UseSHOW a lip exfoliator improve elasticity and VALLEY, resiliency, while In addition to modifying your skincare • RENFRO KY DINNER AND website: kelsalter.myrandf.com skin brighteners visibly even skin tone at night to remove dead skin cells and regimen, it is crucial to take care *10 MEALS INCLUDED: 5 BREAKFASTS, 1 LUNCH, 4 DINNERS Call Kellie: 314-974-4040 and improve the appearance of hands. follow with a specially formulated lip of yourself from within. Let’s start moisturizer. Whatever you do, don’t Use a gentle exfoliator from head to toe by drinking plenty of water! This lick your lips! It will worsen chapping to slough off the dead cells to enhance should be on the top of your ‘to-do’
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VALENTINE’S MYSTERY DAY TRIP 2016
Join Active Lifestyles Magazine and DIRECTIONS Tours for our Annual VALENTINE’S DAY TRIP! Singles or Couples FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2016 - $79.00 per person includes motorcoach transportation, full luncheon, all attractions, Tour Director, and all tips!
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SAVANNAH & CHARLESTON
APRIL 18 - 24, 2016 (7 Days) $ 1397.00 pp DBL Singles Only $100.00 addtl
THIS SPRING, EXPERIENCE THE OLD SOUTH IN SAVANNAH, GA AND CHARLESTON, SC! THE GARDENS WILL BE IN PERFECT BLOOM ALONG WITH WARM OCEAN BREEZES. Tour Highlights include: • DINNER AT THE FAMOUS “LADY & SONS” IN SAVANNAH • SAVANNAH RIVER & HARBOR CRUISE AND HISTORIC HOME TOUR • OPEN AIR TROLLEY TOUR OF SAVANNAH AND HISTORIC SQUARES • CHARLESTON, SC HISTORIC HARBOR, CITADEL & TOUR • MIDDLETON PLACE PLANTATION GARDENS AND STABLEYARDS • MAGNOLIA PLANTATION AND GARDENS • NATURALIST LED SWAMP WILDLIFE BOAT TOUR • HISTORIC JULIETTE, GA (Home of Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe) • CHARLESTON TEA PLANTATION • AND MORE!!! *11 MEALS: 6 BREAKFASTS, 5 DINNERS
APRIL 12 - 15, 2016 (4 Days) $ 699.00 pp DBL Singles Only $100.00 addtl
P. ALLEN SMITH Garden Home and Azalea Festival in Charleston, Missouri
Escape this Spring to visit the beautiful home and gardens of P. Allen Smith in Arkansas and enjoy the beauty and fun of the Charleston, Missouri Azalea Festival. Tour Highlights include: • VISIT P.ALLEN SMITH’S MOSS MOUNTAIN FARM OVERLOOKING THE SCENIC ARKANSAS RIVER VALLEY Paul Allen Smith is a master designer, gardening and lifestyle expert known for his television shows, magazine and shopping lines. • TOUR OF P. ALLEN SMITH’S HOME AND TERRACED GARDENS • ENJOY DAFFODIL HILL, THE ROSE AND VEGETABLE GARDENS, AND POULTRY AND SHEEP PASTURES • LUNCH IN THE BARN INCLUDED • CHARLESTON MISSOURI 2016 AZALEA FESTIVAL • ARTS AND CRAFTS, FOOD BOOTHS, PLANT SALE, ENTERTAINMENT AND MORE • MISSOURI GOVERNOR WARREN E. HEARNES MUSEUM • HISTORIC SAINT HENRY CHURCH TOUR *6 MEALS: 3 BREAKFASTS, 1 LUNCH AND 2 DINNERS
BIG SUR COAST FROM L.A. TO SAN FRANCISCO MAY 9 - 16, 2016 (8 Days) $ 1997.00 pp DBL Singles Only $250.00 addtl
HEARST CASTLE, MONTEREY, SANTA BARBARA
NEW FOR 2016! This amazing tour to California’s BIG SUR Coast, from L.A. north to San Francisco, is one of America’s most serene and picturesque drives. Not only is the scenery amazing, so are the many attractions and points of interest along the way! Tour Highlights include: INCLUDES ROUND TRIP AIRFAIRE AND ALL TRANSPORTATION • CALIFORNIA PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY 1 ALONG THE BIG SUR COAST • FAMOUS BIXBY BRIDGE AND GORGE • MONTEREY BAY • MONTEREY BAY AQUARIUM (WITH DIRECT INTERACTION WITH PACIFIC COAST SEALIFE) • CARMEL MISSION BASILICA AND MUSEUM • CARMELITE MONASTERY BY THE SEA • HEARST CASTLE - OVERLOOKING THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND SAN SIMEON’S RUGGED COASTLINE HEARST CASTLE IS ONE OF AMERICA’S LARGEST PRIVATE MANSIONS • PIEDRAS BLANCAS ELEPHANT SEAL BEACH WATCH HUNDREDS OF ELEPHANT SEALS BEACH HERE EVERYDAY • BEAUTIFUL MORRO BAY AND TROLLEY TOUR • MONTAÑA DE ORO STATE PARK ON THE PACIFIC - WHALE WATCHING • SANTA BARBARA AND OLD TOWN, WINE COUNTRY AND TROLLEY TOUR • SOLVANG HISTORIC DANISH VILLAGE • SAN LUIS OBISPO • AND MUCH MORE! *13 MEALS INCLUDED: 7 BREAKFASTS, 1 LUNCH, 5 DINNERS
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DURABLE POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND LIVING WILLS by Mark Easley, Attorney at Law
One of my main goals while working with clients on the issue of estate planning, is to ensure that all of the family’s estate matters remain private and cost efficient. Too often, individuals wait until it is too late to address these issues. If these matters aren’t handled before incapacity, the family will be required to set up an expensive and time-consuming court-supervised guardianship. Thankfully, a few simple documents can help you to avoid these difficulties. Durable Power of Attorney Through a Durable Power of Attorney, you name a trusted individual (your “Agent” or “AttorneyIn-Fact”) and give them the power and authority to act on your behalf in legal and financial matters. The Durable Power of Attorney may be immediately effective or may be invoked upon your incapacity to handle any funds that may be needed for your care. Granting such a power over one’s assets to another can make some people nervous. However, your Durable Power of Attorney may be drafted so that your Agent can act on your behalf ONLY in the event of your incapacity; otherwise, you and you alone would have access to your assets.
Living Wills Unfortunately, a situation may arise in which you are unconscious, perhaps due to a serious accident, and it is determined that you will not regain consciousness, or that you cannot survive without artificial means. A Living Will can be used to address such situations. Under a Living Will, you can direct your physicians to terminate the use of any artificial means to prolong your life if there is no possibility of recovery. By executing a Living Will, you can keep your loved ones from having to make such a difficult decision; additionally, the Living Will can save thousands of dollars that could be incurred in prolonged, unnecessary medical care.
Healthcare Power of Attorney Similarly, a Healthcare Power of Attorney allows another trusted individual to make certain medical decisions, gain access to medical records and make provisions for your care during any period of disability. By executing a Healthcare Power of Attorney, you can ensure that your care will be administered efficiently and effectively in the event of incapacity due to accident or illness; any necessary decisions regarding your care can be made immediately without the need for a court-supervised guardianship.
Conclusion Fortunately, establishing powers of attorney and living wills can be simple and inexpensive. In fact, many hospitals have Healthcare Power of Attorney and Living Will forms available to their patients to sign. However, the Durable Power of Attorney should be prepared by an attorney to make sure that the laws of your state of residence are taken into consideration. All families should take the time to make sure that these documents are all in place and up to date. Our firm recommends that you have several successor agents on the Durable Power of Attorney and the Healthcare Power of Attorney so that
if one agent becomes disabled or dies, you will have another agent ready to step forward to act for you.
To obtain more information, please contact Mallory at The Elder and Estate Planning Law Firm Attorney Mark Easley 8780 Big Bend Blvd. Suite G St. Louis, MO 63119 (314) 918-0088 - Ext. #4 Mark graduated with a Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas in 1990 and also earned a B.S. from John Brown University and an M.B.A. from the University of Tulsa. As a practicing attorney, Mark is dedicated to the fields of elder law, Medicaid planning and estate planning. Mark is licensed to practice law in Missouri, Illinois, Texas and Arkansas. Mark is also a Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys.
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WHAT’S LEFT TO MY HEIRS - REVERSE MORTAGES by Kevin Kohler, Sr., Reverse Specialist
Understandably, one of the most important questions someone asks when contemplating taking out a Reverse Mortgage is what will be left to my family and heirs. It is a common core thought and feeling among many Americans that they want to pass on their accumulated
wealth and assets to their family, including their home or equity from their home. It is sometimes met with a feeling of selfishness that to take out a Reverse Mortgage means that a significant financial asset will no longer be able to pass along. There is some truth to this, but not always to the extent that most people think. First, taking out a Reverse Mortgage is similar to any other type of mortgage. It creates a lien against the property, and one that eventually does get paid off after one of two things happen: 1) when you permanently move out of the property, or 2) when the last surviving household member passes or moves out. Until that time, no payments are ever required. Taxes and insurance must always be paid. Just like other mortgages, interest accrues per the interest rate, but instead of making
monthly payments, that interest is put onto the principal balance. Therefore, the balance will increase over the years. However, let’s look at how an initial set up of a Reverse Mortgage works. With the FHA insured Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), the traditional Reverse Mortgage, FHA will use a formula based on current age and life expectancy, as to how much equity they will allow to be provided in the mortgage. Typically, this will range between 35-40% for someone close to the minimum age of 62 (or if a nonborrowing spouse is below 62) and about 70% for someone in their late 80’s. The nature of this formula is to allow enough remaining equity to cover the interest accrual until the life expectancy is reached. Simply put, if someone outlives the life expectancy by a significant amount, FHA is on the hook for covering the loss for what the home could cover through it being sold. But that’s just it. Just like interest will accrue, so, too, does the appreciation in value of the home. And when the time comes of passing, or of moving permanently out of the home, the home can be sold through the estate or an heir can pay off any existing
balance of the Reverse Mortgage. Any equity that remains is still there to give. However, if the balance of the Reverse Mortgage would happen to exceed what the value of home would be, then the heirs have the option to give the home over to the lender and FHA will incur any loss through FHA’s insurance. To show an example, let’s use the following scenario. The senior’s age is 65 with a home that is worth $250,000 currently, and the Reverse Mortgage is taken out for $100,000, with an interest rate at 5.0%. If they would pass at 80 years old, and assuming the home appreciates in value at 2% per year, then in 15 years, the mortgage balance would be $207,892 and the home value would be $336,467. At that time, the decision could be made by the heirs, if they wish to pay off the mortgage balance and retain the home, or they could sell the home and still realize a significant amount of equity.
Kevin Kohler, Sr. Reverse Specialist with First Integrity Mortgage Services, NMLS 404277 More information: (314) 878-7900
QUALITY OF LIVING Independence Financial Freedom Comfort Age-Friendly With a Reverse Mortgage, you can access equity in your home to:
Pay off your existing mortgage to get rid of payments
Renovate your home
Pay for medical expenses
Create a Line of Credit
Have an emergency fund
Purchase a new home/downsize
There is never a required monthly payment. You retain ownership of your home. Kevin Kohler / Dave Mattull
Sr. Reverse Specialists Office: 314-878-7900
First Integrity Mtg Svcs
77 West Port Plaza, Ste 200
St. Louis, MO 63146
NMLS # 404277 / #241253
Company NMLS# 276593
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PUT YOUR FINANCIAL “PUZZLE” TOGETHER by Jeff Ponte, Edward Jones Advisor
January 29 is National Puzzle Day, with puzzle celebrations and events taking place at museums, libraries and other venues across the country. Why this date was chosen – or why National Puzzle Day even exists – is something of a mystery. But as an investor, you can find value in the concept of a puzzle – specifically, in putting together the pieces of your financial puzzle. What are these pieces? Here are the essential ones: •Growth – At different times in your life, you will have various goals – purchasing a first or second home, sending your children to college, enjoying a comfortable retirement, and so on. While these goals are diverse, they all have one thing in common: To achieve them, you’ll need some growth potential in your investment portfolio. The nature and the extent of the growthoriented vehicles, such as stocks and stock-based instruments, in your holdings will depend on your specific
Roth IRA contributions are not taxdeductible, but your earnings grow tax free, provided you’ve had your account at least five years and you don’t start taking withdrawals until you reach 59½.) •Protection – You can’t just invest for your future – you also have to protect it. If something were to happen to you, would your family be able to remain in your home? Would your children still be able to go to college? To help ensure continuity and security in your family’s lives, you’ll need to maintain adequate life and disability insurance. Also, you will need to protect your independence in your retirement years, as you no doubt would want to avoid burdening your grown children with any financial burden. To attain this type of freedom, you may have to guard against the potentially catastrophic costs of long-term care, such as an extended nursing home stay. A financial professional can suggest ways of meeting these expenses. •Legacy – After working hard
goals, risk tolerance and time horizon – but growth opportunities you must have. •Income – Income-producing investments, such as bonds and dividend-paying stocks, can help supplement your earned income during your working years and provide you with a valuable income stream when you’re retired. Plus, bonds and other income-producers can help balance a portfolio that might otherwise be too heavy in growth vehicles – which, as you know, are typically higher in risk. •Taxes – Taxes will always be part of the investment equation. Whenever possible, you’ll want to take advantage of those accounts that let you make tax-deductible contributions and that provide the opportunity for taxdeferred growth, such as a traditional IRA and your 401(k) or other employersponsored retirement plan. You may also find that you can benefit from taxfree investments, such as some types of municipal bonds and a Roth IRA. (Your
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Author NiNi Harris, a lifelong St. Louisan, has researched and written about St. Louis’s architecture, ethnic heritage, neighborhood history, and the Civil War in St. Louis. For thirty years she has been giving tours of downtown St. Louis that explore the frontier history of St. Louis, the evolution of the skyscraper as represented in the architecture of downtown, and downtown’s dramatic art deco buildings. She used to lead her tours down the center of Washington Avenue to look up at the impressive cornices that top the warehouses. Harris is delighted that today the activity and traffic on Washington Avenue have forced her tour groups onto the sidewalks. Downtown St. Louis is her thirteenth book about St. Louis.
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