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December 7, 2012

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hrough many years, I was accustomed to a hearty Christmas season. Now that the kids are grown and gone, I don’t expect anything new or exciting to happen. Yet, here we are in early December and I find myself getting as excited as ever. The music on the radio is all about Christmas, when the tree lights were turned on at Rockefeller Center everyone sang Joy To The World, our choir is tuning up for the special Christmas presentation, special friends are showing up at the Veterans’ Home to welcome in the season, and we are going with the attitude that all is right with the world. Sunday, December 2, an hour before I left for work, there was a message on my phone hailing the birth of little Noah Kai Cervantes! Now, what makes that so super exciting is that he was born that morning about 7 A.M. in Rome, Georgia and I received a clear picture of my great grandson on Facebook in Florida by 8:30 A.M.! I copied it and took the picture to work and posted it for all to see. It was so incredible to see those little eyes wide open so soon. Christmas has always been so special to the family. However, as we age, our Christmas traditions are constantly changing. Last year, because of the majority of adults in

the family, we decided not to continue to give presents to each family member but, instead, to draw names and fill a stocking (of any shape or size) for that one person. I got the name or one of my daughters and have to fill the stocking for her this year.

You Name It …by Kitty Maiden

Last year, I asked each family member to write a story of their favorite Christmas, planning to make a family book for each of them. As the season came and went, some did and some didn’t get around to it. I got several stories, but not nearly enough to complete a seasonal book. Back to the drawing board, perhaps the others will come through with their favorites this year. There are so many sobering things to think of this year but, just like the soldiers on both sides during the Civil War, call a truce and make the most of His birthday this most wonderful time of the year. ST

Kitty Maiden is a staff writer for Seniors Today.

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You are invited to enjoy the live band, beautiful music, and the Christmas message during a Christmas Cantata at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Rd., South Daytona on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 9:45 and 11 A.M. For directions or more information, please call 386-767-6542.

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Please join Lohman Funeral Homes, Cemeteries & Cremation on Wed., Dec. 12 from 6–8 P.M. at Prince Of Peace Catholic Church, 600 S. Nova Road, Ormond Beach to hear Dr. Alan Wolfelt speak to bereaved individuals and families. Dr. Wolfelt’s compassionate program will be helpful to anyone who is experiencing grief in their lives. Program and refreshments are complimentary. Because of limited seating, advanced registration is required. To register, contact Amber at 386-615-1100.

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Bishop’s Glen, 900 LPGA Blvd., Holly Hill has a series of free seminars during the months of December and January. Topics include: A Holiday Tea on Fri., Dec. 14 from 2:30–4 P.M.; Caregivers Support Group, Wed., Dec. 19; Laughter Is The Best Medicine—Start The New Year Off Right... And Laugh on Wed., Jan 2 at 6 P.M. Please RSVP to 386-226-9110.

Lunch Bunch Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Road, South Daytona host Lunch Bunch every Thurs. (except Dec. 28) at 12 NOON. Just $5 gets you lunch and bingo with non-monetary prizes. Reservations are required by noon the Tuesday prior. Call the church at 386767-6542. You can also enjoy using the computers or browsing around the new senior center which is open on Thursdays from 9 A.M to 12 NOON and then again from 1:30–3 P.M.

Laughter Is The Best Medicine Laughter transcends all cultures, languages and circumstances—and it's free! Learn how laughter can transform your life during a free presentation at 2 P.M., Wed., Dec. 19, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. Diane Bumgarner Trask, community relations manager at Bishop’s Glen Retirement Community, will lead a free program. Participants will learn laughter exercises, simple ways to create a positive mood, and facts about the physiological benefits of laughter. Registration is not required. For more information, please call Adult Program Coordinator Deborah Shafer, 386257-6036, ext. 16264.

DAR Meeting The Sugar Mill Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at the Port Orange Christian Church at 904 Taylor Rd., Port Orange at 7 P.M. on December 18, 2012. Please call the Regent at 386-760-9921 for more information.

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Stress Relief Is stress making you sick? Do the holidays stress you out? Discover natural answers for a happier, healthier lifestyle. Dr. Charng-Shen Wang is hosting a free seminar on benefits Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine for elimination of stress and depression at ARC Acupuncture and Physical Therapy, 2501 S. Volusia Ave, Orange City on Wed., Dec. 12 at 5:30 P.M. Seating is limited, please call Sandi at 386-6758406 for additional information or to RVSP or visit YourPainSpecialist.com

Santa To A Senior Be a Santa to a senior and help many of our local seniors by providing gifts to seniors that otherwise might not receive a gift this holiday season. Christmas trees have been decorated with ornaments with first names only of seniors and their gift request will be on trees throughout the community through Dec. 11. You can pick up an ornament with a senior’s name to buy for and drop off the unwrapped gifts at any of the following locations: Belk’s, 5519 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange; Belk’s, 2617 S. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; Cindy Ferrara State Farm, 73 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Daytona Beach; Southern Commerce Bank, 1101 Beville Road, Daytona Beach; Walgreens, 1420 Beville Road, Daytona Beach; Walgreens, 300 E. New York Ave., DeLand; Curves, 5820 S. Williamson Blvd., Port Orange; and Aberdeen, 50 Allwood Green Blvd. Call Mariann for details, 386-255-0645.

Free Caregiver’s Day First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach is providing free Caregiver’s Days Out that includes food, fun, and special attention for care receivers. The days are from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Thurs., Dec. 13; Sat., Jan. 12; Thurs., Feb. 14; and Thurs., March 21 at First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach. For information, call Sherry at 386-677-3581, ext. 311. This is a wonderful opportunity for caregivers to have a break and know that their loved ones are being taken care of in a fun, loving, and safe environment.

Anniversary Party Join Debbie’s Health Foods at their Orange City location, 862 Saxon Blvd. on December 15 from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. and help celebrate the 25th anniversary with demos, vendors, and giveaways. Check the ad in this issue for a coupon for discounts too. Debbie’s will also be open on New Year’s Day for the traditional rainbow Tuesday sale. For more details, call 386-775-7002.

Solstice Celebration The Washington Oaks Gardens State Park will host a program called Winter Solstice Sunrise Celebration! Fri., Dec. 21. Come and enjoy solstice stories from around the world while watching the first winter sunrise of the year on the beautiful coquina beach. Hot coffee and cocoa will be served. This program will take place on the beachside of Washington Oaks Gardens. Regular park entrance fees apply of $5 per vehicle, up to eight people or $4 for an individual occupant. Chairs will be provided for visitors who wish to sit. For details, call 386-446-6783 or visit www.floridastateparks.org

Holiday Parades • Dec. 15–Parade in the Park—Daytona Beach, 1 P.M. 201 N. Beach St. • Dec. 8–Ormond Home For The Holidays Parade, 6:30 P.M., parade starts on S.Yonge St. at Division St. • Dec. 8– Ponce Inlet Christmas Parade, 1 P.M., Parade Route: Harbor Village Blvd. to Davies Park. • Dec. 15–Palm Coast Parade, 6 P.M., bands will wind their way around Central Park beginning at dusk. • Dec. 9–DeBary Christmas Parade, 3 P.M., parade route: Spring Vista Dr. north along South U.S. 17-92, to Poinsettia Dr. • Dec.15–Daytona Boat Parade, 6:15 P.M. north of the Seabreeze Bridge south on the ICW into the Halifax Marina North.


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Please join us for an evening of Hope and Healing. Alan is a gifted presenter – one of the best we’ve ever heard – and his impact on so many people has been immeasurable! If someone in your life has died, this compassionate program provides you support in your personal grief experience. Dr. Wolfelt is the author of over 20 books on grief and loss. He has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Larry King Live Show, NBC Today Show, and Nick News. He is the Founder and Director of the Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colorado. The program will help you recognize unique aspects of your personal grief, define your special needs, understand the importance of self-care, explore the transformative nature of grief, and have hope for your healing.

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is the season to be jolly or make folly… tinsel, lights, mobs, beautiful music, travel, debt, special programs, etc., etc., etc. This mixture of mirth and madness creates a love-hate relationship with a holiday. All the fuss over what to call the season is amusing. I don’t need a slogan or a government office to tell what, how, and when to celebrate. What someone else chooses to call the season in no way affects my attitude about how or if, I will celebrate. It’s a free country and I’d like to leave it that way. When all the ado is done, this is a kid’s holiday season no matter what we old folks call it. The joy on a kid’s face while opening a much anticipated gift is enough for me. If you don’t have grands, nieces, or nephews, find a kid or kids who need you. There are a number of Children’s Homes in Florida, privately operated or state operated. Most would welcome your help and attention. There are Angel Trees available for harvesting by compassionate citizens. Churches and benevolent groups covet volunteers with happy hearts. If you can recall your childhood days during this season, you probably have some good memories. In my own family, the depression years were legend. My older sisters tell of some hard times… years when an orange was a great holiday gift. Though much younger than my sisters, I can remember the effects of the war years… the joys and disappointments; like the year I got wooden blocks instead of the electric train I wanted desperately. I remember the families who had almost nothing, but I also remember the neighbors who came to their rescue— and without nudging from government. The access to excess surrounding the season is not altogether unexpected but sometimes it seems to be over the top. Christmas decorations the day after Halloween are a bit early. The great emphasis on partying, and alcoholic drinks, mixed with a religious theme, are incongruous to many and rightly so. The commercialization is virtually unavoidable but strikes many as just too much. On the other hand ringing bells and ringing registers equal ‘Joy

To The World.’ When families have jobs; they willingly spread the wealth. Ho Ho Ho… to the mall we go. That’s easy for kids to understand, so what’s your problem!

Happy Talk …by George & Peggy Goldtrap

Then there’s the food aspect… much of it good. Families are reunited, problems patched up, historic photos made, all centered on a delicious, festive fare usually prepared by grandma or a favorite aunt. The lengthened season invites over-indulgence and a windfall for the makers of antacid, diet books, and programs. Ahhh, but turkey smells so good. Cut me another slice please… please. The average holiday weight gain is 5-7 pounds and we all want to be above-average. I’m not going to tell you how to deal with all of this fanfare and frolic, because in reality it matters not. So much of

the tradition of the holidays is manufactured fantasy. It’s difficult to separate the real from the imagined. My recommendation is just have fun. Stay sober, but have fun. Don’t mix drinks with thanks. Contact a long-lost friend, write letters of appreciation; call someone who would never expect to hear from you. Count the multitude of blessings in your life. May the season and New Year be the best ever for you and yours. ST George and Peggy Goldtrap are both actors, speakers, and writers and may be reached at georgegoldtrap@gmail.com


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he holiday spending frenzy has begun and many people are wondering how they will survive the sting of spending to their budget. If you are one of those who love getting into the swing of holiday giving but don’t love the financial pinch afterward, here are some tricks and tips for celebrating without breaking the bank. So, as you head out for holiday shopping and celebrations try one or two of the following tips to protect your budget: • Know and accept your limits. Carefully plan out your holiday budget before you head to the stores this year. Gifts, no matter what size, can add up quickly and leave you with a hefty bill before you know it. Keep track of you spending and keep to your plan. • Plan ahead. After you’ve done your budget and your ready to tackle the crowds consider the following ways to save: • Look for the special savings days offered at your favorite retail outlets. • Use coupons. Look for them in the newspaper, store fliers, and on-line. • Take advantage of free shipping with online purchases. On-line shopping provides additional savings of fuel and time from not having to drive to the store. • Get a jump on next year’s buying by purchasing gifts throughout the year. • Trim you list. Consider cutting your gift buying list back this year. Try giving a group or family gift instead of individual gifts.

• Reduce stress. Holidays can be stressful enough with demands from family and friends, as well as other social commitments from work and organizations. Give yourself the gift of time by planning ahead as much as possible and avoiding last-minute buys that bust your budget. Take a walk or go to the gym to work off some of the holiday anxiety.

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Life …by Kathy M. Bryant • Enjoy the season. Remember what the holidays are all about, enjoying family and friends. Keeping a focus on spending time with loved ones and celebrating other joys of the season can help you keep stress in perspective. Keeping things simple and relaxing expectation for perfection will ease tensions so you can enjoy holiday events. Remember that it’s better to keep spending down and stick to a budget so that you can start off the new year on the right financial foot. Employing even one or two of the above suggestions can help you survive the frenzy and enjoy the season. Happy Holidays to you and yours. ST Kathy M. Bryant is with the Volusia County Extension Office. For more details, call 386822-5778. All Extension Service programs and information are free and open to the public.

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tress! Can’t live without it, can’t live with it. It seems to me that there are a lot of people who appear to be under a lot of stress. I understand stress about as well as I understand anything, because I’ve dealt with it most of my life. Stress can kill you. It can make you do things that you wouldn’t do under normal circumstances. It can, if you let it, take your life over. Most of all, stress can make you angry. That is one of the major symptoms of stress that I see a lot. This time of year seems to make it even worse, especially during election years when it seems to intensify. People find themselves in a situation that often seems hopeless. Stress comes with being a newspaper reporter especially if you are serious about your job. I personally don’t want a surgeon working on me that cannot handle stress. I saw a fellow recently who started to discuss his personal political views. In just a few minutes he was absolutely furious, angry, and raising his voice. His face was red and even his hands started to shake. For a split second I almost got stressed myself. I have learned not to allow myself to get drawn into such arguments and at the same time avoid raising my stress level. My attitude is simple: you can have your opinion, but I also can have mine. I’ll discuss an issue, but I’m not going to get drawn

into a bitter argument. That is how I have learned to deal with stress and anger. It took me a few years to realize that my mother was right: fix the things you can, deal with the things you can fix, do the right thing to the best of your ability, vote every chance you get, and, what you have no control over, let it go. The election is over and we can not change the outcome.

Winding Roads …by Byron Spires

I remember a story I was once told about how to deal with stress that I will share. When asked how he couped after a long day of dealing with sick and dying people an old family doctor said this: As I walk through the gate to my home I lay my troubles on a post knowing I have done my best on that day and leave them there till I return the next morning on the same path to work. ST

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5. Senior center cheer: Bring holiday cheer to a local senior center for those who are unable to visit their families during the season. The children can sing carols, read holiday classics, and enjoy a nice chat with the seniors in their neighborhood. 6. For many families, enjoying a holiday movie together may be one of the best ways of introducing ideas to share, and to start meaningful family conversations. 7. Animal love: Carry the love over to the four-legged family members by assisting the children in washing, grooming, and hugging their pets. 8. Reindeer gift bags: Set up these cute reindeer gift bags to give to family members and friends. Fill decorated brown paper lunch bags with small treats and handmade cards. Spoonful.com makes it easy to create these friendly gift bags at http://spoonful.com/crafts/reindeer-giftbag ST

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e’re now deep into the holiday season with about a week to go until Christmas. There’s a lot of last minute rushing around now as stressed-out shoppers look for the final gifts on their lists and travel to see distant loved ones. Please be safe during the holidays. There are a lot of distracted drivers on the highways, and crooks are on the lookout for easy marks. I just want you to take care of yourself and finish off 2012 safely and happily. When spending the holidays at home, don’t forget about security. If there is a rush of relatives and visitors stopping by or even staying with you, don’t neglect locking the doors and windows. Also, don’t display holiday gifts where they can be seen from a window or doorway, especially anything that is expensive like electronic equipment. Keep all receipts for your purchases. They might be helpful for exchanges later on, but more importantly they will be needed to check against credit card statements. Identity theft is a frequently reported crime lately, and in the flurry of shopping in multiple stores it can be easy for a criminal to get your credit card information. When you are out doing that last minute shopping, be extra careful with purses and wallets. Carry only what you need to, and don't overburden yourself with packages so much that you lose track of your purse. If you are traveling to multiple stores,

lock your purchases in the trunk of your car. Shop before dark if possible, and park only in well lighted parking lots if you are out after dark. After all the gifts are opened, it would be a good idea to mark all of the new electronic equipment with identification numbers and keep a record of the serial number, make, and model for insurance purposes. Jewelry and expensive clothing should also have identification of some type marked on them.

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…Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson If you are hosting a party, please be careful with alcohol. Have non-alcoholic beverages available for party guests, and serve something to eat before serving alcohol. Make arrangements ahead of time for transporting anyone who might have too much to drink. Don’t let your guests drink and then drive. Be careful of strangers coming to your door. Don’t be fooled by criminals pretending to deliver gifts. Finally, be wary of people soliciting for charities. If you are in doubt as to anyone’s story, call the organization’s office as it is listed in the phone book. My best wishes to you and your family for a safe and happy holiday season! ST


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ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Your honesty continues to impress everyone who needs reassurance about a project. Be careful you don't lose patience with those who are still not ready to act. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) Pushing others too hard to do things your way could cause resentment and raise more doubts. Take more time to explain why your methods will work. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Be more considerate of those close to you before making a decision that could have a serious effect on their lives. Explain your intentions and ask for advice. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) You might have to defend a workplace decision you plan to make. Colleagues might back you up on this, but it's the facts that will ultimately win the day for you. LEO (July 23 to August 22) The Big Cat's co-workers might not be doing enough to help get that project finished. Roars might stir things up, gentle purrrsuasion will prove to be more effective. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) Someone you care for needs help with a problem. Give it lovingly and without judging the situation. Whatever you feel you should know will be revealed later.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) While you're to be admired for how you handled recent workplace problems, be careful not to react the same way to a new situation until all the facts are in. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Rely on your keen instincts as well as the facts at hand when dealing with a troubling situation. Be patient. Take things one step at a time as you work through it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Your curiosity leads you to ask questions. However, the answers might not be what you hoped to hear. Don't reject them without checking them out. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Be careful not to tackle a problem without sufficient facts. Even sure-footed Goats need to know where they'll land before leaping off a mountain path. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Appearances can be deceiving. You need to do more investigating before investing your time and money, in something that might have some hidden flaws. PISCES (February 19 to March 20) Your recent stand on an issue could make you the focus of more attention than you would like. You regain your privacy, by week's end. ST

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Section B December 7, 2012 Tails From The Front by Tyler Stover emperatures are dropping in Central Florida, but how do we know when it is too cold for our pets? Actually, in our area, it is rare that the cold becomes truly dangerous for healthy pets. However, it is still good to know a few tips to prepare for that occasional cold spell or a winter trip up north. While there is not a specific temperature that guarantees that your pet will be safe or unsafe, research from the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine suggests that pets typically kept indoors will start to become uncomfortable when temperatures

are below 45 degrees. This also applies to kittens or puppies, elderly, or sick pets. Even for pets acclimated to living outdoors, extra precautions must be taken when temperatures drop below the freezing point of 32 degrees. At this point, frostbite is a concern, along with hypothermia. There are ways to help pets stay warm. For cats, it is most important to provide adequate shelter. Living indoors is ideal in the winter, but if this is not possible, there are alternative options. Cat houses or condos can be constructed to offer protection from the elements, and can be lined with blankets. A simple bale of straw can also be used to pro-

vide insulation from the cold and make sure the cats have access to unfrozen water. For dogs, there are many options. For indoor dogs, you may just be looking for extra protection on walks. Dog sweaters or coats can be helpful, especially for shorthaired dogs. Long-haired dogs typically do not need the extra layer of protection except in extreme cold temperatures, but regular grooming is still important to allow the dog’s coat to insulate properly. For dogs that sleep outside in a dog house or in a cold area, many of the same tips from the cats apply. Protection from the elements is important, and having a blanket, rug, or

heated pad will keep your dog far more comfortable than a cold, hard surface. Again, make sure your dogs have access to water. Animals typically will burn calories while trying to stay warm, so the extra food keeps them healthy and full of energy. While we hope for a beautiful winter here in sunny Florida, you and your pets can now be better prepared for a few chilly days we may have. ST Tyler Stover is the Community Outreach Director of Halifax Humane Society in Daytona Beach. He can be reached at 386-2744703, ext. 320, or at tstover@halifaxhuman esociety.org

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Fibromyalgia And Exercise

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ibromyalgia, which stands for: fibro-fibrous tissues (such as tendons and ligaments), myo-muscles and algia-pain, has been shown to affect about five million Americans, thanks to recent studies. Despite continual research, its cause remains unknown. The major symptoms of fibromyalgia are chronic widespread body pain, restless sleep, and fatigue. Because of this general ill feeling, patients reduce their exercise and become out of shape, which eventually leads to increased pain, fatigue, and weight gain. Recent studies have proven that patients with fibromyalgia or other types of chronic pain who adopt a regular exercise regime experience less pain and fatigue than those who refrain from exercising. For patients with fibromyalgia, the overall goal of an exercise program is to improve general fitness by increasing muscle strength, endurance and flexibility and cardiovascular endurance, all while improving emotional well being and functional status. This can be attained with certain types of exercise in specific intensity, frequency, quantity, duration, and progression. Because strength training, such as weight training, generally puts greater stress on muscles and their surrounding tissue, and requires longer periods of rest between exercises. It should be performed two to three times per week with 48-72 hours between sessions. Cardiovascular exercise,

such as walking, can be performed even daily along with flexibility exercises.

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As a rule, an exercise program consists of a warm-up, an exercise, and a cool down period. People who are new to exercise, especially those with FMS, should keep an initial low impact pace, with a gradual increase in effort level over time. Exercising too much can aggravate FMS and induce a failure cycle in which the patient abandons their much-needed exercise. Excessive pain or fatigue lasting more than 24 hours is a clear sign that you over did it, which requires a significant reduction in exercise intensity until the flare-up subsides. It is not common for fitness trainers to know that FMS patients cannot tolerate an average work-out and can actually be harmed by general exercise. The key is not only to exercise, but to implement an exercise regime tailor-made to your FMS needs with the help of your physician or a specialized trainer. Beware of the one-size-fits-all exercise plans.

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Senior Service Line Your Family Tree by Matilda Charles

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ne of the best things you can leave future generations of your family is accurate genealogy information. Creating a family tree isn't as difficult as it may sound. Start with yourself, your siblings, and your parents. Accurate date and place of birth information is crucial to any future hunts. Go back as many generations as you can, at least giving names if you can't also supply dates and place of birth. Write down stories about your family members (this will also jog your own memory of facts about the past.) If there are rumors, make notes of those as well. Even if you can't verify whether your mother's grandfather was a train engineer, someone else might be able to at a later date. If you have a computer and are comfortable roaming the Internet, Ancestry. com is one of the best places to start. On Ancestry, you can not only research your family, but you can create a family tree to save. The amount of information available is amazing: old military

records, city directories, birth and death certificates, photos uploaded by others, Census through 1940, and so much more. There is a fee to subscribe to Ancestry, but if you join for six months and do a little every week, you should finish in that time. On Family Search (familysearch.org) you will likely find information that you can't find anywhere else (for example, some of it goes back as far as Europe), but you have to be careful. Use Family Search as a hunting ground and verify information elsewhere. If you've never done genealogy, consider taking a class to get started. This might be a good winter project, with the end result benefiting your family for generations to come. ST Matilda Charles regrets that she cannot personally answer reader questions, but will incorporate them into her column whenever possible. Write to her in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 328536475, or columnreply@gmail.com

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provide the highest level of patient satisfaction and care delivery.� The Gentiva Home Health office is located at 1717 North Clyde Morris Blvd Suite 140, in Daytona Beach and at 844 N. Stone St. in DeLand and both branches are headed by Branch Director Deborah Polisano who has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare and has been an area resident for the past ten years. “This recognition especially honors our clinicians, who work so hard every day to make sure patients get the high-quality healthcare they want and need without having to leave their homes,� Polisano said. “We are proud to be a part of and to serve this area’s healthcare community.� For more information on Gentiva’s array of home health services and therapies, call 386-274-1088 in Daytona Beach or 386-736-9224 in DeLand or visit www.gentiva.com

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o her neighbors in 1980s San Francisco, Dr. Ellen Christie is known as the bone lady. She's run across a lot of interesting historical mysteries in her work as a physical anthropologist, but she's never before had a jumpy young man show up at her door offering to show her a gym bag full of bones that might just be the long-lost skeletons of modern human's earliest ancestors. Excavated in China in the 1920s, the set of fossils belonging to Peking Man were the first evidence of this early human species ever discovered. The collection went missing during World War II and has been sought after ever since by academics, politicians and profiteers alike. Unable to resist the idea of being the one to restore this ancient treasure to science, Ellen impulsively accompanies Jimmy Lee into the dark and labyrinthine streets of Chinatown —but she's barely glimpsed the prize before shadows appear, there's a scuffle, and both bones and boy are gone.

To find them, Ellen partners with Jimmy's brother Dan to retrace the young man's movements through the colorful crush of humanity that is Chinatown. The more she learns about Jimmy's world and the people who live there, the more unsure she is about what she should do next. Ellen believes that Peking Man is more important than any of them —but when it comes down to it, will she really be able to make that choice? This classic Carolyn Hart mystery, Skulduggery is now available in the U.S. for the first time, is an engaging adventure based on the true tale of a real lost treasure. Its plot hums along, layered with an evocative sense of place and even a hint of romance. The narrative also provides some unexpected profundity in its depictions of the immigrant Chinese experience in America —glimpses into lives both bleak with despair and yearning with hope. ST

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Veteran’s Post You Are Never Too Old To Exercise

Prosthetic Limbs by Freddie Groves

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he House Committee on Veterans Affairs asked the VA Office of Inspector General to review and evaluate how services are being provided to veterans who have had amputations. The study was limited to 838 veterans discharged from active service after Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn. Here’s what it found: • The majority were between the ages of 22 and 25, enlisted male veterans. • The rates of some disorders increase after discharge. Anxiety disorders rose from 42 percent to 61 percent. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder rates increased from 31 percent to 58 percent. Alcohol disorders rose from 7 percent to 11 percent. Drug disorders, however, and adjustment disorders decreased. • Veterans with upper limb amputations didn’t fare as well as those with lower limb amputations in terms of psychosocial adjustment, physical ability, and prosthetic satisfaction.

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• Veterans with amputations and prostheses are significant users of Department of Veterans Affairs health services, and not just for the prostheses: 99 percent use VA health care for all medical needs. The comments at the end of the report are telling. One veteran commented on the lengthy process to get a prosthesis made by an outside vendor and have the VA approve and pay for it. Another makes his own repairs to his prosthetic. If ever there was a time to get on the phone to call your senators about supporting a bill, this is it. ST

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Ben had optimum success because he had a personal trainer. The trainer is there for motivation, supervision, and accountability. You do not need to be among the rich and famous to have a personal trainer in order to meet the goals for a healthier you. It is important you find a personal trainer that meets your needs and has appropriate credentials. Do you want to feel better and get healthier? Experience the success and safety of medically structured exercise on an individual basis. We have private gyms and state of the art equipment.

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Stress Relief

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n Chinese medicine depression, stress, anxiety, or any strong emotion interrupts the smooth flow of energy throughout our body. According to the theory of Chinese medicine, energy flows through our body along a network of roads, almost like a highway system. Anger, stress, or any intense emotion acts like a traffic jam, blocking the free flow of energy within the body. As an example, many people who are stressed out complain of upper back, shoulder, and neck pain. The reason for this is that stress causes tension in these areas, blocking the free flow of energy, causing pain, tightness, and often headaches. Emotions are related to five major organ systems, in Chinese medicine; joy is linked to the heart, sadness to the lung, anger and stress to the liver, worry to the spleen, and fear to the kidney. The liver is the key factor in spreading energy thought the body. With long-term stress the liver becomes congested and slows or blocks the vital energy flow. This blockage of energy will eventually affect your other organ systems, sleep patterns, and especially the digestive system. Acupuncture allows the liver to regain it's harmony so that your entire system is

in balance. Certain herbal prescriptions specifically targeted to the liver will assists with this as well. From a Western viewpoint, acupuncture works to alleviate stress by releasing natural pain-killing chemicals in the brain, called endorphins. In addition, acupuncture improves circulation of blood throughout the body,

Acupuncture & Physical Therapy Ryoko Elzey, D.O.M. Acupuncture Physician which oxygenates the tissues and cycles out the stress hormone Cortisol and other toxic chemicals. The calming nature of acupuncture will also decrease heart rate, lowers blood pressure, and relaxes the muscles. Acupuncture combined with physical therapy also helps alleviate tightness around the liver zone which is also called a stress zone, by mobilizing the ribcage area and the teaching of proper diaphragmatic breathing. This promotes oxygenation to the cells which is imperative for optimal health. If you have questions or need more information, please call 386-898-0908.


This Is A Hammer Raking Leaves Is Important by Samantha Mazzotta

Q: I'm not thrilled with all the leaves piling up in my yard. Do you have any tips to make fall cleanup easier? Why can't I just leave them where they lie? —Barbara in Dover, NH A: Raking leaves can be a tedious task, and gets exhausting when dealing with a large yard with lots of trees. During the fall season, a homeowner could wind up raking the yard at least once a week. Unfortunately, leaving those leaves to pile up will wreak havoc on your lawn. First, the coating of leaves prevents air and sun from reaching grass directly, but lets rainwater trickle down, creating a harsh environment for grass. Second, leaves are filled with alkaline compounds that can damage the grass. These factors make leaves a great mulch ingredient, because you typically put mulch where you don't want grass or weeds to grow. You don't want a heavy coating of leaf mulch on your lawn. So, you've got to clean up those fallen leaves eventually. Here's a few ideas to make the task somewhat easier.

• Pick up the first light coating of leaves while mowing the lawn, with the bag attached. • Borrow or rent a leaf blower to tackle larger areas with a moderate to heavy coating of leaves. Carefully blow the leaves into rough piles around the lawn. • Use your rake to finish a large leaf cleanup job: pile the leaves closer together, or use the rake to shift leaves into a bag or wheelbarrow for disposal elsewhere. • Add leaves to your compost pile. Fall is a favorite time for homeowners who keep compost piles because leaves add bulk to their compost and can help balance nutrients and acidity or alkalinity if used in the right amounts. ST

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Acupuncture For Diabetes

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iabetes type II is a disease that silently progresses during an individual's teen and adult years. It is fast becoming an epidemic in America. Scientists project that in the near future, one third of the population in the United States will develop diabetes type II. Currently, it is a sixth leading cause of death in Americans. It is complications from the disease that causes much physical and emotional suffering. Diabetes can lead to blindness, lower limb amputations, kidney damage, heart disease, and stroke. It may also be linked to increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. There are many risk factors and causes of diabetes type II. Rising rates of obesity, physical inactivity, sedentary lifestyles, and unhealthy eating and drinking habits are the main factors that contribute to developing this silent disease. Stress from overwork or family issues, limited time to cook healthy meals at home, and eating more fast food and prepackaged processed foods are to blame for this tragic disease. These unhealthy living patterns are not only detrimental for the body, mind, and spirit but also increase the likelihood of developing diabetes.

If an individual has pre-diabetes or chronic diabetes type II symptoms, can it be cured? The answer is yes. Studies from China and around the world show that receiving weekly acupuncture treatments and drinking daily a speciallyformulated tea prescribed by a Chinese herbalist can lower blood glucose level and reduce insulin resistance. In addition, an individual needs to walk daily,

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eat healthy foods, and limit total caloric intake. This is the Eastern approach to resolve a life-threatening condition. It is a safe, natural, and effective regimen to cure early stage diabetes type II without the harmful side effects of medication. Many Americans are not aware of this treatment option. If you, your family, or loved ones have diabetes type II in the early stage, please consider this natural approach. For more information or free consultation, contact Dr. Lorenzo Phan at 386-615-1203.

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Acupuncture & Skin Care Clinic An effective, non-surgical approach to treat neurological & musculoskeletal conditions including: • Neck & Back Chronic Pain • Shoulder/Elbow/Hip/Knee Pain • Migraines/Trigeminal Neuralgia/TMJ • Post-Operative Pain • Auto/Sports Injuries • Arthritis Our goal is to provide a non-surgical and non-drugs option to pain and injury while restoring function to patients and improving quality of life.

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Pet Care House Training Advice by Sam Mazzotta

Dear Paw’s Corner: I've been trying to house train my puppy, Genie, but she still leaves puddles around the house in the morning before I wake up. I tried rubbing her nose in the mess, but it doesn't seem to work. Can you help me with this training? — Claire W., Akron, Ohio Dear Clarie: Some dogs are a bit more difficult to house train than others, but don't give up. First, however, stop rubbing Genie's nose in her puddle. Dogs' attention spans are pretty short, and trying to punish her long after the act won't help, and in fact can set her training way back. Does Genie make that puddle at roughly the same time each morning? If so, that's a clear signal that her bladder is full by that time. You need to make an adjustment: wake up earlier, before Genie pees in the house. Take her outside on her leash and encourage her to go, praising her lavishly when she does. Repeat this every morning without fail—Genie will get it.

Now, to get your sleep time back, you need to try and adjust when Genie goes at night. If you're taking her out at 10 P.M. and she's wetting the floor at 5 A.M., take her out at 11 P.M. instead. Then take her out at 5:30 A.M. the next morning, and at 6 A.M. the following morning. See if her clock adjusts. If that doesn't work, remember, Genie is still young and growing. She may be able to hold her urine longer when she gets bigger. So be patient, and keep working with her. ST

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