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CONTENTS

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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COVER STORY

8 Social Workers are Essential

A Tribute To Our Social Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

MONTHLY FEATURES 6 Veterans Benefits

New Conditions Added to Agent Orange Presumptive List

7 Legal Matters

Is Your Estate Plan Done Right or just “Done”?

11 Reducing Hospital Readmissions

Trilogy with AVAPS-AE Decreases CO2 and Improves Treatment Effectiveness

13 Travel

Staycations

15 Healthy Living & Lifestyle for Seniors Get Healthier In Only 4 Steps!

17 Social Security

What Are Social Security Representative Payees?

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18 We Mustache You A Question ??

Prevalence of Colon Cancer in Older Men

20 COVID-19 Information & Resources

COVID-19 Vaccination Locations in Volusia County

21 Favorite Family Recipes

Duffy Family Traditions: Shepherd’s Pie

22 Relax & Play Brain Games Sudoku & Crossword Puzzle

RESOURCES

20 COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Locations in Volusia County

24 Classifieds

Items for Sale, Industry Jobs, Services, etc.

25 Senior Resource Rolodex

Resource Directory of Trusted Providers

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FOUNDERS/OWNERS Priscilla & Bruce Kincaid CO-FOUNDER Janet Dixon MANAGING EDITOR Priscilla Kincaid, RN, BSN, MBA

Welcome to Aging Times Magazine, words cannot describe what an emotional and humbling moment this is for our family to have the privilege and an honor to see time, dedication, and passion come to life. As the owner and founder being able to say that “We” have done it goes well beyond my husband and I. The “we” is a description of you as the reader, our partnered businesses and of course our family, friends, and sales & marketing co-founder Janet, who have supported the journey with faith, encouragement and continued belief to be where we are today. Let’s face it, from the moment we are born we begin Aging. Experiencing life through the eyes of our children have brought forth things we do not realize until we observed them. Do you remember Looking forward to our milestones, whether it be turning 10 to hit double digits, 13 to be a teenager, 16 to celebrate our sweet 16 and for many to drive without mom and dad, 18 to graduate school and of course 21 to be of “legal” age. During these milestones no matter how big or small they have impact on our lives leaving memories. Let us remember the times we needed resources whether it be family, friends or a local resource in our community, we didn’t always have the answers, even though many times we thought we did but we had the motto of “where there is will there is way.” This may be true no matter what the age. That is the vision for Aging Times Magazine we are not just a magazine with advertisements printed for free copy. We are a family of senior care providers who have partnered to ensure that as we all embark on this journey of life and aging, we become your go-to for all things senior, whether you wait for the resourceful articles, sudoku and crossword puzzles, or the rolodex with local partnered providers; we hope that you can use Aging Times Magazine through all branches of our lives. We to thank you for being a part of the Aging Tree and Aging Times family and hope to be a part of yours for many years to come. We look forward to aging together on our journey From our family to yours,

Priscilla & Bruce Kincaid, Founders/Owners

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DIRECTOR OF ADVERTISING Janet Dixon CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Marcie Haedy, Esther Manzanera, Harry Martinez, Dr. Hafeez, Ray “Chip” Haverty III, Raymond Allen Jr., Scott A. Selis, Amanda Vallone ART DIRECTOR/GRAPHIC DESIGNER Casey Marshall, Putterman Graphics

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VETERANS BENEFITS

NEW CONDITIONS ADDED TO AGENT ORANGE PRESUMPTIVE LIST by Raymond Allen Jr.

Three new conditions were recently added to the list of presumptive conditions for which the Department of Veterans Affairs grants service connection to Vietnam War veterans affected by exposure to the chemical herbicide Agent Orange. This means that tens of thousands of veterans will now be eligible for VA disability benefits if their Agent Orange exposure resulted in bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, or Parkinson’s Disease-like symptoms.

VA’s Presumption of Exposure to Agent Orange

In response to the many Vietnam-era veterans experiencing health-related concerns due to herbicide exposure, the Agent Orange Act of 1991 was passed. If your loved one is diagnosed with any of the following disease or passed away from any of the following then there are monetary benefits for you. • AL Amyloidosis • Chronic B-Cell Leukemia • Chloracne (if it presents within one year of exposure to a degree of 10 percent disabling) • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2 • Hodgkin’s Disease • Ischemic Heart Disease (including Coronary Artery Disease, stable and unstable angina, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death) • Multiple Myeloma • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

• Parkinson’s Disease • Peripheral Neuropathy, Early Onset (if it presents within one year of exposure to a degree of 10 percent disabling) • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (if it presents within one year of exposure to a degree of 10 percent disabling) • Prostate Cancer • Respiratory Cancers, including Lung Cancer • Soft Tissue Sarcomas (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma, and mesothelioma)

Congress Adds New Presumptive Conditions to VA’s List

• Bladder Cancer • Hypothyroidism: A condition in which thyroid gland does not produce enough of certain crucial hormones. • Parkinson’s-like symptoms: A condition with symptoms such as tremor, slow movement, impaired speech, and muscle stiffness that resembles Parkinson’s disease but is not formally diagnosed as such. The addition of these three conditions to VA’s presumptive list will make it easier for veterans and surviving spouses to file a claim if the veteran is diagnosed or passed away from bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, or Parkinson’s-like symptoms due to Agent Orange exposure. To secure disability benefits contact your local VA. Raymond Allen Jr. U.S. Army SFC (RET.) Volusia County Veterans Services 123 West Indiana Avenue DeLand, Florida 32720 Phone: 386-740-5102 Fax: 386-740-5101

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LEGAL MATTERS

IS YOUR ESTATE PLAN DONE RIGHT OR JUST “DONE”? by Scott A. Selis

Is your estate plan (Will, Trust, etc.) merely done or is it done right? I often wonder how people without legal training would know the difference. Estate planning is so much more than filling in the blanks on a Will, Trust, Power of Attorney, etc., especially when you want to ensure those important documents are absolutely correct and have been thoroughly vetted. Most lay people think a Will, Trust, Power of Attorney and Healthcare Power of Attorney are all the same. Just print a form, fill in the blanks, and you’re done! And while that can sometimes be true, there is much more to consider. For example, what risks do you want to avoid after your spouse and/or children receive their inheritance? Unfortunately, most online document preparation services and attorneys don’t help you understand the risks or how to avoid them. Risks? What risks? What if a spouse remarries after you pass? The new spouse is usually entitled to 30% of everything the

surviving spouse owned at the time they pass, even if the Will says otherwise. And that 30% usually doesn’t go to your children when they die. What if a child divorces or runs into financial trouble after receiving an inheritance? They could lose some (or ALL) of their inheritance. If you have a child that dies before you or after receiving inheritance, then their former spouse (i.e., your former son-in-law) could be in control of your minor grandchild’s inheritance! These are just some of the many risks to consider. Don’t you want to ensure your plan for your and your family’s future is secure and experience the peace of mind that comes from that? If so, I highly recommend you visit with an estate planning or elder law attorney who knows the difference between an estate plan that is done; and one that is done right. Scott Selis, Elder Law Attorney, estate planning, probate, long-term care, government benefits, (Medicaid, Veteran’s benefits). Scott was Assistant Chair of Florida Bar’s Elder Law section, and Elder Law Attorney of the Year 2016.

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A Tribute

To Our Social Workers

During the COVID-19 Pandemic by Marcie Haedy

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have heard a lot about our medical doctors and nurses on the frontlines caring for patients suffering from coronavirus. While that recognition is directed well and needed, there are some unsung heroes among us – our social workers. 8

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Social workers, the ones who care for our seniors, have had a hard time with the worldwide virus that has taken everyone by surprise. Their jobs don’t look the same as they did before the pandemic. They’ve had to take more precautions and the stress of keeping their clients safe has overflowed. Seniors have faced an uphill battle with COVID-19. They’ve endured many losses, which have compounded their challenges. • As a high-risk population, seniors were unable to freely enjoy public outings. • Medical appointments became much more stressful as they faced possible exposure to the coronavirus. • Social distancing meant not seeing people they love. • Isolation led to depression. • Fear of COVID-19 led to anxiety. • An increase in health concerns quickly occurred due to a decline in mental health and decrease in medical treatment.

In the midst of the darkness seniors found themselves, social workers became the light. They became the solution to the problems the pandemic brought into the lives of seniors and their loved ones. What Our Social Workers Do for Us

Our social workers have been incredibly important to us throughout the worldwide state-of-emergency. Let’s take a moment to recognize what they have done for seniors and their loved ones. • Comforted seniors by answering their questions about the virus. • Ensured they had the food they needed to stay healthy without having to put their health at risk by going to the store. • Wore masks, shields, gloves, and sanitized everything despite the discomfort that often comes along with those protective measures. • Monitored heath and arranged medical care when necessary. • Reached out to resources to find doctors, therapists and other professionals who provided a safe place for seniors to receive care. • Provided respite to caregivers who had an additional challenge to deal with knowing COVID-19 could be deadly for the senior.

• Risked their own lives by going to medical facilities to ensure seniors receive the care they need. • Go into medical settings to pick up medications and medical equipment for seniors so that they wouldn’t have to go into places where people with COVID-19 could be located. • Spent many hours providing the socialization seniors greatly need and can’t get now because of senior centers being closed. The list goes on and on for social workers. They are our seniors’ life preservers during the pandemic.

A Social Worker’s Selfless Acts: Annie’s Story Annie is a 90-year-old widow who lives alone in her home. She is active in her community and likes to socialize throughout the week. She attends church on Sunday, spends the day at the senior center on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and plays bingo at the recreation hall on Saturday nights. When COVID-19 reached her state of Minnesota, her town went into lockdown like much of the world. The

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church, senior center, and recreation hall closed. Her busy schedule changed drastically and in an instant. It didn’t take long before Annie started to suffer from the isolation. With nowhere to go, she started to sleep more. This caused her to forget her medications most days, and she didn’t eat breakfast anymore. Each day felt like the day before, so she started to forget about doctor’s appointments. Annie’s health started to suffer and her daughter was concerned. She knew her mother wasn’t doing well during the quarantine, but she wasn’t sure what to do about it. This is when she called a social worker who worked at the senior center for help. The social worker told her that this was a common occurrence during the pandemic. Seniors are in the high-risk population so they can’t go out into the public without risking their life. However, there were ways to help Annie feel better. The social worker assisted the family in obtaining private duty services which started visiting Annie every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This made Annie feel much better and gave her a reason to get out of bed and get dressed most days of the week. While the social worker visited, she was able to teach Annie how to use Zoom to connect with her friends she missed from the senior center, bingo and church. They came up with a schedule for her friends to get together – meeting online when they used to go to bingo. After a month, Annie’s church started to live stream the service, so she was able to attend from the comfort of her home. The social worker also helped Annie arranging private duty to assist with personal care, grocery shopping, medical appointments, and ensuring she was taking her medications. All of this help got Annie back on track, which she was very grateful for and so was her daughter. Annie’s social worker saved Annie’s life in a much different way than other Heroes during the pandemic. If Annie continued to isolate, her health may have suffered much more, which then could have turn life threatening – or she would have needed medical treatment and could have contracted the coronavirus while seeking care in medical settings where COVID-19 patients also frequent. So, as we can see – Annie’s social worker saved Annie’s life and does this for many other seniors.

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HOW TO RECOGNIZE OUR SOCIAL WORKERS It’s important that seniors receive the recognition they need from the community. They suffer from the extra work during the pandemic like medical professionals. To help them continue doing their hard and good work, we need to encourage them with praise and gratitude. The following are ways to do that: • Tell your social worker THANK YOU. You may do this often, but take a minute, look into your social worker’s eyes and say it like you mean it. This will make a difference. • Make a card or write a letter that identifies what the social worker has done for you and how much you appreciate the support and help. • Ask the social worker how he/she is doing because they often give, give, give and don’t get the time they need to recharge their own emotional and mental batteries. Social workers have chosen their career for a reason – they deeply care about the welfare of individuals who have lived a long life. They want to give back to society by providing a service to them. They want to give themselves completely to those who had given themselves completely in many ways throughout their lives. With all the giving social workers give, it’s only natural for them to feel depleted. While they may act superhuman, they are still human. As we all know, humans need the love and care that fills their soul with the strength to face another day. Recognition does this for them, and the benefits are they not only become healthier in mind, body and spirit, but they’re able to take that and help their clients do the same. Take a moment to give the social worker in your life a pat on the back. Give social workers the strength they need so desperately right now. They deserve it.


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We’re officially a year into quarantines, Coronavirus, and the “new normal.” Can you believe it? It seems that the world stopped spinning last March when we shut down all events, and then when we all went home and locked ourselves indoors. Thankfully, many of our age appropriate or immune deficient friends are getting their vaccinations already, or at least their appointment. But everyone knows someone who has basically not seen the light of day in a year. That said, I think we all have to say we are all getting itchy feet and are ready to travel again. Right? But how do we do that SAFELY?

STAYCATION

by Amanda Vallone

Now, I’m not a scientist, healthcare worker, or work for the CDC, so I can’t really advise on that… but I can give you a few ideas of how to have LESS contact while still enjoying a bit of the vacation vibe. It’s called a Staycation. What does a staycation really mean? The term has taken on a few different forms over the last few years. But for what I’m talking about right now, it feels like a vacation/getaway, but allows you to have a new change of scenery while maintaining less interaction with those outside of your safety bubble.

STAYCATION #1

Getaway to a new, well-maintained, and clean resort, cabin, or hotel. In December, I had a family who drove to Tennessee from all over the East coast. They rented a nice very large cabin for 10 days and they all just hung out together. They played card games, went hiking, watches movies together, and just enjoyed quality time together. All of their food was either ordered and delivered, or they ordered groceries so they could all cook together and have an excellent time while keeping their loved ones safe and socially distanced. Most of the resorts, cabins, and hotels have very strict COVID standards and have gone to a touchless check-in experience, which is a great thing! Aging Times Magazine | March 2021

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While we’re talking about art, there’s also the DeLand Historic Mural Walk, Art Walk, or Sculpture Walk. VisitWestVolusia.com is an excellent resource for great things to see and do that are historic, arts driven, or even family focused. Don’t live in or near West Volusia? No problem. Check out your local main street, chamber, or tourism board associate and you should be able to find some information on the things to do in your local area.

STAYCATION #3

Use your home as a center point. Pick a drivable distance that is comfortable for you. From there rent a hotel for a few nights. Then pick things to do within a 1-hour drive in every direction from that spot. Do you love beaches? Take a drive up to the Destin area. From there you can drive about an hour or so and go to Pensacola Beach, one of the best white sugar sand beaches in Florida, and while you’re there you can visit the Fort. You can visit Santa Rosa Beach, or Panama City Beach. And one of my favorites: Perdido Key State Park, known as the “lost island” island. Right along the beach you can enter the park and stay on the ‘very calm, less party’ style beach.

STAYCATION #2

This one falls a bit closer to home. Literally. Stay at your own home but go out and tour the local area. Do those things that people visiting Florida might do, but that you’ve never done. We’re located in DeLand, FL—Did you know our very own city and county has some amazing things to see and do? Have you visited all the Wings in the county? There are 5+ Wings murals that people who are from out of town come in and take pictures with. It’s called the Wings of the West Trail—check it out. It all started in Artisan Alley, but the popularity grew and we now have them at Skydive DeLand, Barberville Pioneer Settlement, Cassadaga, Lyonia Preserve, and Lake Woodruff National Wildlife Refuge. Check it out, and be sure to post your images on social.

The great thing about beach visits while on a staycation is really all the outdoor experiences. Since we are all trying our best to social distance and many of us are only going out to eat if there is outdoor dining, what a better place to have a staycation than on a beach? Great outdoor living, activities, and dining—and the sunsets are to die for. If you are planning on staying somewhere outside of your own home and traveling on this staycation, I always recommend using a travel advisor who knows the area. They can set you up with the best cabins, safe hotels, and give recommendations of things to do. I hope your year is filled with health, prosperity, and adventure. Cheers to you and the little adventures that shape a big part of each and every one of our lives. Stay Well!

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Healthy Living and Lifestyle for Seniors

GET HEALTHIER IN ONLY 4 STEPS! by Esther Manzanera

Having a healthy lifestyle might seem harder than it is. Maybe you do not even know how to start, but you know what? It is as simple as following these four steps in your daily routine! 1. Nourish Yourself

I am sure you heard before “we are what we eat,” and our nutrition affects directly to our body, mind and even mood! That is why it is crucial to pay attention to your diet, analyze what are you eating and how it is affecting your body. If we take the nutrients that our body needs and avoid the harmful products that are not good for our health, we will see a change in our lives both physical and mentally. But what are those nutrients that we need? Calcium: Over the years our bones get more fragile and diseases as osteoporosis are more common. It is recommendable to add calcium into your daily meals to have healthier bones. You can find calcium in dairy foods (milk, cheese, and their soy variants), but also in green leafy vegetables such as spinach, in broccoli and even in pistachio and almonds.

Fiber: It helps fighting heart diseases by lowering cholesterol levels as well as maintaining a healthy intestine. Foods with high fiber content include whole grains, oats, beans, brown rice, wheat pasta, fruits, vegetables, and walnuts. Vitamins and Minerals: They are considered essential nutrients as they perform hundreds of roles in the body. They help shore up bones, heal wounds, and bolster your immune system. They also convert food into energy and repair cellular damage. You can find vitamins and minerals in most fruits and vegetables, some include pumpkin, carrots, oranges, tomatoes, bananas, strawberries, sweet potatoes, mango, beetroot, and avocados. Proteins: They help regenerating cells, that is why it is so important to add them into your daily intake. You can find proteins in legumes, fish, meats, and eggs. If you are following a vegetarian diet you can eat soy Aging Times Magazine | March 2021

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products (tofu, tempeh…) as a source of proteins but also mushrooms, peas, and even seeds like chia. Hydrate yourself! You might already know how important it is to drink water on our day-to-day life, but we want to repeat it as it is SO IMPORTANT! It is necessary to hydrate our muscles and our cells so always have your water bottle next to you, so you never get dehydrated. If you get bored of water you can try to add some infusions or tea into your morning routine, for example a lemon ginger tea to start your day will hydrate you while detoxifying your body. What to avoid: Opposite from water, alcohol causes dehydration in our body apart from other nonbeneficial effects, so it is important to try to cut alcohol consumption as it has harmful effects in our body. Consulting a dietitian or your doctor to review the amount of meat, sugar, and processed foods may help you feel the benefits day by day!

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independence. Learning new things, study and living new experiences keep your brain active, cross the line of your routine! What to avoid: Reduce screen time (TV, computer, or smartphones) as they reduce attention capacity, as well as creativity and neuronal development.

3. Move!

Keeping active helps both your body and mind. Moving your body has endless benefits like strengthen muscles, improve balance and releasing hormones, making you a little happier. If you can choose between driving or walking always walk, is better for the environment and for yourself! Try to do any kind of exercise at least three days per week, bike around your town, swim, practice yoga, dance, play tennis, anything that you enjoy keeping you active! Practicing team sports or playing in a league will also keep you sociable! What to avoid: Skipping the warm up can end on an injure, as well as not stretching after exercise. So always leave some free time for warming up and stretching. Also do not forget your water bottle while exercising to avoid dehydration. Getting to know your body and your limits is very important! While exercising, you will see progression if you are constant but do not try to run a marathon on your first day of training!

4. Rest, and Rest Well

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Resting is as important as moving! While sleeping our body repairs muscles and regenerate our skin cells so it is crucial that you sleep a minimum of 7 hours and that you sleep well. What to avoid: Watching the phone or TV right before going to bed can reduce the quality of sleeping. Going late to bed or having heavy dinners will make that you do not rest as you should. Quit caffeine, it will improve your sleep!


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WHAT ARE SOCIAL SECURITY REPRESENTATIVE PAYEES? Millions of people get monthly Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments. Some need help managing their money. When we receive information that indicates you need help, we’ll assign a representative payee to manage your benefits for you. We try to select someone who knows you and wants to help you. A representative payee receives your monthly benefit payment on your behalf and must use the money to pay for your current needs, including: • Housing and utilities • Food • Medical and dental expenses • Personal care items • Clothing • Rehabilitation expenses (if you’re disabled) If you need help managing your benefits, tell a Social Security representative that there is someone you want to be your representative payee. They should be someone you trust and see often, and who clearly understands your needs. Social service agencies, nursing homes, or other organizations are also qualified to be your representative payee. Ask them to contact us. You can write to us within 60 days of being assigned a representative payee if you don’t agree that you need one or if you want a different representative payee. We also offer an option, called Advance Designation, which allows you to choose a representative payee in

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COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

PREVALENCE OF COLON CANCER IN OLDER MEN by Dr. Hafeez

Men over 55 years of age can be just as active and healthy as younger men. It may take a little more effort but exercising regularly for 150 minutes a week, eating a healthy diet, and getting the recommended health screenings routinely done can keep them healthy. Getting the screening test done at the right time is essential for a man to stay active and in good health. One of these screening is done to detect colon cancer. Colon cancer is the colon or the rectum’s cancer, which is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. Sometimes abnormal precancerous growths, called polyps, grow in the colon or rectum, turning into cancer over time. 18

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COMMON SYMPTOMS

Colon cancer can present with different symptoms. Its symptoms include a change in bowel habit, blood in or on the stool, feeling that the bowel has not emptied all the way, abdominal pain, and weight loss. Sometimes, colorectal polyps and cancer do not have any symptoms, especially at first. It is possible for someone to have polyps or colorectal cancer and not know about it. That is why it is crucial to get screened regularly for colorectal cancer.

RISK FACTORS

Your risk of getting colon cancer increases as you get older. About 90% of cases occur in people who are


WE MUSTACHE YOU A QUESTION ?? 50 years of age or older. Several other factors can increase your risk of developing colon cancer. Some of these risk factors include having a personal or family history of colorectal cancer or colorectal polyps, inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, or a genetic syndrome such as Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) or Lynch Syndrome. Some lifestyle factors may also contribute to an increased risk of colorectal cancer, which includes lack of regular physical activity, a diet low in fruit, vegetables, and fiber, and high in fats and processed meats. Being overweight, consuming alcohol, and smoking are also some of the risk factors. It is essential to eliminate all these factors from your life to decrease your chances of developing colon cancer.

SCREENING FOR COLON CANCER

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends starting screening at age 50. In contrast, the American Cancer Society recommends that colon cancer screening should begin for men at 45 and continue till 75 years of age at regular intervals. Several types of screening tests are available to find polyps in the colon that could develop into colon cancer, such as Colonoscopy and Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT). The lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is about 1 in 23 (4.3%) for men and 1 in 25 (4.0%). The lifetime risk of developing colon cancer is slightly higher in men than in women. The American Cancer Society estimates that the number of new colorectal cancer cases in the United States for 2021 will be 104,270. In the last few decades, the death rate from colorectal cancer has dropped in both men and women, and one of the likely reasons is regular screening. Colorectal polyps are now being found more often by screening and removed before they can develop into cancers. Developed cancers are get diagnosed earlier when they are easier to treat. Besides, treatments for colorectal cancer have improved over the last few decades. As a result, more than 1.5 million people have survived colorectal cancer in the United States.

It is always good to diagnose the problem early as it could be lifesaving. You must get yourself regularly screened for colon cancer after 50 years of age to detect colon cancer early and live a healthy and fit life. References: 1.https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/what-iscolorectal-cancer.htm 2.Ferlay J, Shin HR, Bray F, Forman D, Mathers C, Parkin DM. Estimates of worldwide burden of cancer in 2008: GLOBOCAN 2008. Int J Cancer. 2010 Dec 15;127(12):2893-917. doi: 10.1002/ ijc.25516. PMID: 21351269. 3.Siegel, R.L., Miller, K.D., Goding Sauer, A., Fedewa, S.A., Butterly, L.F., Anderson, J.C., Cercek, A., Smith, R.A. and Jemal, A. (2020), Colorectal cancer statistics, 2020. CA A Cancer J Clin, 70: 145-164. https://doi.org/10.3322/caac.21601

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FAMILY RECIPES DUFFY FAMILY TRADITIONS

Duffy Immigration to the United States In 1989 my husband Charles and I won the lottery...the USA Donnelly Visa Lottery. Ireland was steeped in a deep recession during the eighties when unemployment reached 17% causing a huge exodus of young Irishmen and women to immigrate to different corners of the globe. Charles and I feared for our children's future as many young people from our own neighborhood started to emigrate so we made the very difficult decision to apply for the Donnelly Visa to ensure that our family could remain intact! 31 years later we have never regretted our move. When we arrived in St. Marys Ohio in 1989 we were welcomed with open arms by a wonderful priest and his two nieces who had Irish roots. We became very involved in Holy Rosary Catholic Church in this small town of 8,000 people and we will forever be grateful to all who helped shape our lives during the 15 years that we lived there. Our four children all went to college, they married wonderful Americans and they have blessed us with 12 beautiful grandchildren. St. Patrick's Day has been even more special to us living in the USA and we have shared this day with many friends in Ohio and Florida throughout the years. My favorite dish to make on St. Patrick’s Day is shepherd's pie as corn beef and cabbage was more of a traditional Irish American dish than it was back win Ireland. Here is my recipe but its very adaptable depending on taste.

SHEPHERD’S PIE

Enjoy! Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Slainte! (Gaeilge for “To your health!”)

Ingredients

1 pound grass fed ground beef (it's called minced meat in Ireland)

5 pounds white potatoes 4 ounces Irish Creamery Butter 1 large onion (chopped) 1 small packet of shredded cheese 3 tablespoons Bisto Gravy Powder (staple in Ireland for over 70 years)

Directions

Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees. 1. Cook ground beef: Fry ground beef slowly until browned. Stir in onions and Bisto Gravy Powder and put on low heat. 2. Boil the potatoes: While meat cooks, cut the potatoes in two and season. Place in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer until you prick them with a fork and they are soft but NOT mushy. 3. Mash the cooked potatoes: Drain the water and add Irish Creamery Butter. Mash with a fork or potato masher, and season with salt to taste. 4. Layer the meat mixture and mashed potatoes in a casserole dish: Layer half of the ground beef and onions in a large baking dish. Layer half of the mashed potatoes over the top of the ground beef. Sprinkle half of the bag of cheddar cheese on top. Layer the rest of the meat over the potatoes. Layer the remaining potatoes on top. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese over the last layer. 5. Bake in oven: Place in pre-heated oven for about 20 minutes. Does your family have a "go-to" family recipe and a story to share? Aging Times is looking to share a family heirloom within our magazine each month and we need your families story to make it perfect! If you have a recipe to share and a story please submit via email to marketing.agingtree@gmail.com. We want to share your story and recipe with our readers!

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How to Play Sudoku

The goal of Sudoku is to fill in a 9x9 grid with digits so that each column, row, and 3x3 section contain the numbers between 1 to 9. At the beginning of the game, the 9x9 grid will have some of the squares filled in. Your job is to use logic to fill in the missing digits and complete the grid. Don’t forget, a move is incorrect if: • Any row contains more than one of the same number from 1 to 9 • Any column contains more than one of the same number from 1 to 9 • Any 3x3 grid contains more than one of the same number from 1 to 9

Sudoku Tips

Sudoku is a fun puzzle game once you get the hang of it. At the same time, learning to play Sudoku can be a bit intimidating for beginners. So, if you are a complete beginner, here are a few Sudoku tips that you can use to improve your Sudoku skills. Tip 1: Look for rows, columns of 3x3 sections that contain 5 or more numbers. Work through the remaining empty cells, trying the numbers that have not been used. In many cases, you will find numbers that can only be placed in one position considering the other numbers that are already in its row, column, and 3×3 grid. Tip 2: Break the grid up visually into 3 columns and 3 rows. Each large column will have 3, 3x3 grids and each row will have 3, 3x3 grids. Now, look for columns or grids that have 2 of the same number. Logically, there must be a 3rd copy of the same number in the only remaining 9-cell section. Look at each of the remaining 9 positions and see if you can find the location of the missing number.

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