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June, The Month for Weddings… ne year we chose a song for Sweet Adelines Chorus competition that was arranged by Nancy Bergman. It was so beautiful and turned out to be a song that was fresh on my mind the day Heather married Jesse. The line from the song goes… “There’s a bandstand in a small town in a park across the way…” It reminds me of the fact that June 25th, my eldest grandson, Jesse, and Heather were married in Morningside Park in New York City! That’s where the couple live and work—but is a place where most of the family had never visited until their wedding. “The night filled with music when the hometown band came to play…” I learned they would be spending their honeymoon in Greece. What a magnificent place to go! Then I was told the wedding had been considered for being held in Greece but the country there is so hilly it would not be easy to get around. “All the town folks gathered round them, faces smiling with delight…” Yes, and I learned that the entire community was invited to the pre-wedding reception in the park. It was an event quite different from an average wedding reception. “All their cares left behind them as melodies filled the night.” Even the invitation was beautifully different. It was an art-enhanced photo of the two, looking happily into each other’s faces with beautiful blooming flowers in the forefront. The one thing I missed seeing was “Alice,” Heather’s beloved dog who took awhile accepting Jesse. They became best friends. “There was a young man, tall and handsome, a pretty miss, so starry eyed; and the music cast its magic spell. Hand in hand they were strolling side by side…” The wedding was absolutely beautiful. Heather was escorted by her father down the sidewalks of New York from home to the park. People came out of their houses and some stopped their cars to get a picture of the wedding party. The rest of the tune is all about memories of the bandstand in the park, and the way one would feel if returning there several years later. “Now that young man is still my one man, though his hair is turning gray…” Time passes, love grows as the future of this couple grew and, yes, Jesse’s hair added some gray. Speaking of Jesse and Heather, their sense of humor knows no bounds! Each day a crazy picture of them, a countdown to their wedding day, appeared on facebook.

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Seniors Today 724 Big Tree Rd. South Daytona, FL 32119 Phone: 386.677.7060 Fax: 386.677.0836 Website: seniorstodaynewspaper.com Published by Schillinger Enterprises, Inc. General Manager Bonnie Schillinger Editor Bonnie Gragg Staff Writers Kitty Maiden Peggy & George Goldtrap Volusia County Sheriff Chitwood Byron Spires Seniors Today is published and distributed free every other Friday to inform, entertain, and serve those over the age of 50. Deadlines: The deadline for advertising is Friday, 5 P.M., one week prior to the Friday publication date. Advertisements and copy: All advertisements and copy is believed to be truthful and accurate. Seniors Today reserves the right to edit, revise, or reject any advertising and/or submitted articles for publication. Advertisements are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. Advertisements and copy in Seniors Today are not meant to be an endorsement of any product, service, or individual. All editorial copy and by lined articles are the opinion of the writer and are not necessarily the view, opinion, or policy of Seniors Today. Errors and Omissions: Neither the publisher nor the advertiser are liable for mistakes, errors, or omissions. The sole liability of Seniors Today to an advertiser is to reprint the corrected ad in the next issue. Copyright Warning: Pursuant to Federal Copyright Law, all material contained within this publication which was created, designed, composed, written, typeset, imageset, or prepared in any way by Seniors Today remains the sole property of the publisher and cannot be reproduced in whole or in part without the written permission of Seniors Today. This pertains to the duplication of either advertising or non-advertising material. Notice of copyright appears on page one of this and all issues.

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Do you feel unsteady on your feet? A Matter Of Balance is a free program designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels for people ages 60 and up. Join us at the George Wickline Senior Center, 800 S. Daytona Ave., Flagler Beach on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 1:45–3:45 P.M. on May 29–June 21. For registration and information, call Northeast Florida AHEC 877.784.8486 or online at nefahec.eventbrite.com

First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach is providing a 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., Jun. 28; Sat., July 14; and Thurs., Aug. 16 at First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach. Call Mary Beth at 386.852.0060.

Join Florist, Sandy Hartung from the Flower Market for a free presentation of her artful demonstration and fun with flowers on May 30, 1-3 P.M. at Bishop’s Glen, 900 LPGA Blvd., Holly Hill. There will also be complimentary refreshments and door prizes. Please RSVP soon as space is limited. Call Judy Yost by Friday, May 25 at 386.226.9316.

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FLOW In NSB Employees from Florida Licensing on Wheels (FLOW) will staff a table in the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library’s auditorium, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M., Friday, June 1. Drivers can renew or reinstate their license, change an out-of-state license to a Florida license, obtain an ID card, and purchase a duplicate license for a lost or stolen license. They also can purchase vehicle registration renewals and replacements, make address and name changes, register emergency contact information, and obtain or renew disabled parking placards. Appointments are not required. For additional information, visit gathergoget.com

Dolley Madison Learn about Dolley Madison, who set the standard for first ladies with her tact and social graces, during a one-woman play from 11 A.M. to noon, Friday, May 25 at the DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave. Deltona resident Nancy Schleicher will portray the first lady, who is credited with saving George Washington’s portrait when the British set fire to the White House. RSVP is not required. For details, call 386.822. 6430, ext. 20762.

Lunch Bunch Lunch Bunch meets every Thursday thru May 24 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Road, South Daytona. Just $5 gets you lunch and bingo with non-monetary prizes. RSVP must be made the Tuesday prior. Call the Senior Ministry office at 386.677.6080.

Memorial Day Celebration Name That Song, Celebrate Memorial Day by naming and singing old-time standards and patriotic songs on Sunday, May 27, 2 P.M. at the All Saints Lutheran Church, 751 Dunlawton Ave., Port Orange. The event is free, but donations will benefit Relay For Life.

Celebrate Bob Dylan’s birthday from 5 to 6:30 P.M., Thursday, May 24 at the Lake Helen Public Library, 221 North Euclid Ave. Local Dylan enthusiast Jim Baumgartner and the folk group Paul and Kay Garfinkel will perform some of Dylan’s popular tunes, which include Blowin’ In The Wind, The Times They Are A-Changing, and Like A Rolling Stone. The Friends of the Library will serve refreshments and show a documentary describing Dylan’s impact on music. Weather permitting, the event will be held outside. Bring lawn chairs and blankets. Parents are encouraged to bring their children. Pets are not allowed. Reservations are not required. For more information, call 386.228.1152.

Beach Pass Beachgoers may purchase beach and coastal park annual passes online or during their next beach visit in May and June. Passes can be purchased at all beach vehicle access ramps, excluding River Beach Drive, Zelda Blvd., El Portal Avenue, and Crawford Road, which are annual passholder express lanes. Annual Passes may be purchased with cash or a debit/credit card; checks are not accepted. Proof of residency is required for Volusia County residents in the form of a driver’s license or state ID and a vehicle registration with matching name and Volusia County address. Property owners who have a vehicle registered out of state must bring a copy of their Volusia County tax bill as proof of residency. To expedite the process, purchasers should have their vehicle registration and ID readily accessible at time of purchase. Annual passes may also be purchased online at volusiabeachpass.com Vouchers will be e-mailed to the purchaser, who can redeem it for a pass at any tollbooth, excluding annual passholder express lanes. This year’s annual beach passes are $25 for Volusia County residents and $100 for nonresidents. An annual inlet parks pass can be added to a resident or non-resident annual beach pass for $20. For details, visit www.vol usiabeachpass.com

The Parkinson Association of Daytona Beach is pleased to announce that it will be hosting local psychologist and behavior analyst Dr. JoEllen Salce Rogers, Ph.D., NCSP, BCBA-D. Dr. Rogers topic will be Separating Apathy From Depression In People With Parkinson’s on Wed., May 23, 2018 from 2– 3:30 P.M. at the Department of Health Conference Center located at 1845 Holsonback Dr., Daytona Beach. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling Affordable HomeCare at 386.676.6375 no later than 12 P.M. on Mon., May 21.

Join Us For A FREE Seminar Come find out What Every Woman Should Know... on Thursday, June 21 at 2 P.M. at Sabal Palms Assisted Living & Memory Care, 2125 Palm Harbor Pkwy., Palm Coast. Paulette Reed will bring her wealth of knowledge to answer questions all women may have about retirement (Social Security and Medicare Benefits) and will also be discussing Long Term Care options. Due to limited seating, you must RSVP no later than June 19th to 386.225.4070. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

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Evil Little Bugs his week’s topic is about Termites. My definition: evil little bugs that can discreetly destroy houses and buildings. Being from Georgia, I never really had much experience with termites. I remember pulling the bark off of the pine trees and seeing hundreds of white little bugs moving around with canals into the wood. They were termites but never did I associate them with houses. When I moved to Florida and became a Realtor, I found out that the two most recommended inspections when buying a home were a complete home inspection and a termite inspection. Depending on the loan, a clear WDO report (wood destroying organisms) has to go to the lender in order to get the loan approved. An example would be a VA loan. As a novice Realtor, I listed and sold a 1943 wood frame house. Someone I knew from the Ormond Chamber called me to list their deceased mom’s home. Always a sad situation when this scenario happens. My heart is always compassionate and I try to step into the shoes of the customer in all situations. Soon after, we had a buyer. Now it was time to set up the inspections. Someone recommended that I use a really nice inspector from a very reputable pest control company in town. The inspector’s name was Pete. He was a heavy set man with a blue uniform that buttoned up the front with

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Happy Myriad Of Mother’s Day by Peggy and George Goldtrap Mother’s Day has past, but this article may let you think about the holiday in a different way. other’s Day, the opportunity retailers relish as they encourage consumers to say Thank You to our mothers with more than words of gratitude, but with expensive gifts. The modern holiday of Mother's Day was first celebrated in 1908, when Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother at St Andrew's Methodist Church in Grafton, West Virginia. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating the second Sunday in May, as Mother’s Day, a national holiday to honor mothers. It’s doubtful that the Anna Jarvis had any idea that her tribute day would become a sales success. Eating out on Mother’s Day is a tradition, if you have reservations. ‘Give mom a day off from the kitchen.’ That quaint slogan appealed to another era because today’s moms drop by the fast food take-out line before heading home from a stressful day at work. The Betty Crocker America doesn’t exist for the most part except in Norman Rockwell paintings. Even the Silver Set prefers eating out on holidays and then, maybe, having the family over for desserts. ‘It’s the thought that counts.’ ‘That’s true,’ said one young mom, ‘but I’d think more of my children if they gave me diamonds.’ Happy families plus happy times equal happy commercial revenues. There is such pressure to be loving at holidays that it’s an exhausting turn-off. Picking out a card with the perfect message is stressful. Deciding whose house has the most space for a family gathering. Counting visitors at the nursing home; not too many at any one time. Dressing up the grandchildren and greats in the outfit that defines their personalities is mandatory for the group picture. ‘Is everyone smiling?’ ‘Stop fighting long enough to get a picture!’ ‘It’s not going to kill you to look pleasant.’ Hallmark moments trigger migraines. What about the people who don’t have mothers to celebrate? We’re not talking about those whose parents are deceased, but those whose mothers abandoned them, abused them, lied to them, refused to acknowledge their existence, inflicted pain, and scarred the soul. Not every woman is capable of bearing a child, nor becoming a nurturing mother to their own. There are women who are incapable of love or affection, who are Ice Queens around their children, who avoid touch like the plague. There are mothers who’ve succumbed to addictions, who live in shadows, loving the drug more than the child. There are women who choose to pursue their own dreams at the loss of their children. There are women who are serial moth-

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ers, establishing large families, scattered among households without a common father. There are mothers who live in such deep poverty that they consider it compassionate to relinquish parental rights to charitable groups or individuals. There are mothers whose minds conjure confusion, delusions, misperceptions, dark journeys. Mother’s Day can be a landmine for the walking wounded. What gift do you give to a woman whose rage threatened your life? What card says: ‘I’m safe if I’m not around you.’ What banner says: ‘I can’t trust you?’ Where does a person shop when their memories of mom bring screams and their psyche is pot-holed with pain? Chances are, with all of us, someone, somewhere on the road of life has been our bright angel, our guide. If we’re blessed it was our original mother who tenderly welcomed us into the world. It might have been a neighbor, a teacher, a friend’s aunt, a Scout leader, a co-worker, a book, a pet, a therapist, the Bible. Somewhere, along the way, something or someone stepped in and held our hand when it was shaking. Someone saw the hurt in our eyes and gave us a hug. Someone saw the hunger in our souls and fed it. Who was the ‘mother’ in your life? Who picked you up when you had no strength to rise? That’s who deserves your ‘Thank You’ and that’s who needs to be in your thoughts this Mother’s Day. Find them, call them, be with them, in person if possible, tell them how much they meant to you. For many, your ‘thank you’ will be a surprise; they’ll hesitate to accept that what they did was exceptional. No matter, shout it to them: ‘You saved my life.’ ‘You spoke, comforted, fed, encouraged, showed up at my ballgames, straightened me out with a ‘good talk,’ sewed my button on, remembered my birthday; you healed the holes in my heart. They need to hear how valuable their life was for you and that you were shaped by their kindness. They need to know your gratitude is everlasting. They need to hear your promise to carry their blessing forward. Cards should be made for the mothers who birthed us and for the other mothers who guided us. The gratitude we feel lasts year round, but is brought to the forefront of attention on a designated day thanks to Anna Jarvis’ West Virginia mom. We are the sum total of all of our experiences. Whether we had the warm bathing of a birth mother or the influence and shared wisdom of multiple mothers, they ALL deserve our gratitude and recognition. Happy ‘Myriad of Mother’s’ Day 2018.


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Humane Society Update Summer Safety by Barry KuKes he summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous— for pets and people. It's difficult enough simply to cope with rising temperatures, let alone thick humidity, but things really get tough in areas that are hit with the double blow of intense heat and storm-caused power outages, sometimes with tragic results. Never leave your pets in a parked car —Not even for a minute. Not even with the car running and air conditioner on. On an 85 degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within 10 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees. Your pet may suffer irreversible organ damage or die. Learn how to help a pet left inside a hot car by taking action or calling for help. Watch the humidity—“It's important to remember that it's not just the ambient temperature but also the humidity that can affect your pet,” says Dr. Barry Kellogg, VMD, of the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association.“Animals pant to evaporate moisture from their lungs, which takes heat away from their body. If the humidity is too high, they are unable to cool themselves, and their temperature will skyrocket to dangerous levels—very quickly.” Limit exercise on hot days—On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets, who typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet's paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating. Don't rely on a fan—Pets respond differently to heat than humans do. (Dogs, for instance, sweat primarily through their feet.) Fans don't cool off pets as effectively as they do people. Provide ample shade and water— Any time your pet is outside, make sure they have protection from heat and sun and plenty of fresh, cold water. In heat waves, add ice to water when possible. Tree shade and tarps are ideal because they don't obstruct air flow. Cool your pet inside and out—Whip up a batch of quick and easy DIY peanut butter popsicles for dogs. (You can use peanut butter or another favorite food.) Always provide water, whether your pets are inside or out with you. Watch for signs of heatstroke—Extreme temperatures can cause heatstroke. Some signs are heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, seizure, and unconsciousness. Animals are at particular risk for heat stroke if they are very old, very young, over-

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Celebrating Memorial Day The Orgin Of Taps Special to Seniors Today ith May 28th being Memorial Day, it may lead us to think about one of our great traditions and how it came to be a part of our history. Why do we play Taps at our nations hero’s funerals? How long have we used this song? Where and who did this song come from? One day in July 1862 when the Army of the Potomac was in camp at Harrison's Landing on the James River, Virginia, resting and recruiting from its losses in the seven days of battle before Richmond, Gen. Butterfield summoned the writer to his tent, and whistling some new tune, asked the bugler to sound it for him. This was done, not quite to his satisfaction at first, but after repeated trials, changing the time of some of the notes, which were scribbled on the back of an envelope, the call was finally arranged to suit the general. He then ordered that it should be substituted in his brigade for the regulation Taps (extinguish lights) which was printed in the Tactics and used by the whole army. This was done for the first time that night. The next day buglers from nearby brigades came over to the camp of Butterfield's brigade to ask the meaning of this new call. They liked it, and copying the music, returned to their camps, but it was not until some time later, when generals of other commands had heard its melodious notes, that orders were issued, or permission given, to substitute it throughout the Army of the Potomac for the timehonored call which came down from West Point. In the western armies the regulation call was in use until the autumn of 1863. At that time the XI and XII Corps were detached from the Army of the Po-

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Curious Life Of Marci Bell–20 he afternoon following Isaiah’s funeral was filled with visitors at the Dalton’s home. The ladies from church had brought enough food to feed a small army and as is the custom, a funeral meant a large feast would be held at the home of the deceased and folks would filter in and eat. Frank, Cora Mae, and Marci were always the first to eat, another custom. However for all three of them it wasn’t food they wanted, but Isaiah Sr. back with them. They were each fixed a plate and had it sat before them at the dining room table and then they were left alone. The three could only take a few mouthfuls of food before the grief took their appetites. One of the church ladies had taken Isaiah Jr. back with her to the kitchen and even though it had been only a few minutes Marci longed to hold her son again. She went to the door and asked for her son back from the lady and brought him to the dining room. Isaiah started to whimper and Marci knew it was because he was hungry. She looked at Frank and Cora Mae and could see the terrible grief in their faces as they sat staring at the plate of food in front of them. Isaiah Jr. was now their only living heir and she knew that they loved him more than even she could understand. “I’m going to take Isaiah Jr., upstairs and feed him,” she told them. “Please bring him back down when he finishes his nap,” Cora Mae said as she continued to fight back the tears of grief. Frank nodded his approval of wanting Isaiah Jr. back down stairs. As she walked thru the house the wave of silence followed her to the stairs and it was not until she disappeared upstairs that the low sounds of murmuring started back. When Isaiah fell asleep Marci slipped out of the bed and stood near the window and looked out. It was a familiar sight she had seen so many times before. This time as she looked out over the yard and saw the barn and equipment as it always had been, her heart filed with so much grief that she could hardly breathe. Isaiah Sr., was missing from this scene that she had grown so accustomed to seeing. She had cried so much that no tears would flow anymore, just the sounds of her quiet sobbing filled the room. People began to gather outside the house and from her view she could see that there were now well over a hundred folks standing in the yard. Funerals were not only a time of grief, but a time that drew people together to share with the family what they were experiencing with the death of a loved one. It was also a time to visit with friends and relatives you had not seen in a while. Marci new that the great gathering for Isaiah Sr.’s funeral would bring people from far and near and for the first time in sev-

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Winding Roads …by Byron Spires

eral years she longed for her own family and wondered what her mother and siblings had been doing. As she stood and watched the coming and goings of folks, she heard Isaiah Jr. rousing up in his bed. She picked him up and wrapped him in his blanket and carried him downstairs. Over the next few hours’ people filed through the house to show their respect and speak with Marci, Frank, and Cora Mae. Exhausted the three were able to speak to the last of the visitors before one of the church ladies closed the front door. There is plenty of food in the kitchen and we will be back tomorrow to clean up,” she told them as she walked by headed back to the kitchen. Isaiah Jr. was hungry again and Marci excused herself back upstairs. Frank was hurting from all of the activity and asked Cora Mae if she would help him to their bedroom to lay down. After she got Frank settled she decided to go to the living room and sit. Before she sat down on the couch she walked to the front window and looked out. It was all a familiar sight and like Marci, the one thing that was missing from the scene was her son. Again grief grabbed her and held her like a bad nightmare. The next few days would be like living under a dark cloud for Marci, Frank, and Cora Mae. The next few weeks would not be much better. If it had not been for Isaiah Jr., none of them would have survived the grief that they felt. He had been the sustaining force that would pull them through the oncoming days. For Marci things would start to change and she would come to the realization that her life was now taking on a new direction. The death of her husband and her moving to the Dalton farm so far away from her family had made her accept that she could cope with almost anything that life would send her way. It would be those thoughts that would be on her mind as she contemplated the changes in her life and what she would expect for her future. The future for Marci would be different from her past. She knew what she wanted now and was ready for the next chapter of her life. She had certainly lived a curious life thus far and at 16 years old she had no idea what would lie before her or what the future would hold.

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Antiques Oneida’s Damask Rose he jeweled Coalport porcelain of the late 19th century attracts buyers with its beauty and unfamiliar beading, but few know the history of the porcelain. Coalport porcelain was first made in England in 1795. In the late 19th century, a new type of porcelain vases, teaware, boxes, and other ornamental wares were created. It was hand decorated with small colored beads of glaze, as well as sections with simulated gems like moonstones or emeralds. These pieces were very expensive when compared to the useful wares made before that time. In 1895, Coalport was able to make the jeweled porcelains by a less-expensive method, and more pieces were sold. Collectors have favored these pieces since the 1950s, and prices are high today. At a 2016 Skinner auction in Boston, which included over 60 pieces of this type of Coalport, a round covered box, just 21⁄2 inches in diameter, brought $461. The box has turquoise beading and a central medallion. A two-handled shaped bowl with a cover sold for about $1,000 at the same sale. *** Q: Back in the day, many brides selected a pattern of sterling-silver flatware. Today those sets of silver aren't used and are a problem for the families that inherit them. This is the dilemma I am facing. How do

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we get rid of the flatware? I have two sets of sterling silver flatware and additional items. How do I find a reliable and safe way to sell the flatware, either for the value of the set or for the value of the silver? I have a set of Meadow Rose by Wallace and a set of Oneida's Damask Rose. I also have miscellaneous pieces such as salt and pepper, candlesticks, and cutlery. A: Sterling silver is always worth at least the meltdown value, and there are shops that buy silver and gold to melt down, but you also can sell silver flatware to a matching service. Many are listed online. Search for matching service silver or matching service silver plate. Expect to get about half what it will sell for because dealers have to make a profit. Wallace introduced Meadow Rose pattern in 1907. It sells for more than Oneida's Damask Rose, which was first made in 1946. Monograms lower the price.

Mobile Dermatology Blue Ocean Dermatology is proud to present Dermatology on the Spot (DOTS) to the community. Our mobile practice currently serves many assisted living facilities and retirement communities in the local area. We offer skin exams and comprehensive dermatology services to treat a wide range of skin conditions including skin cancers. In addition to performing skin biopsies, liquid nitrogen treatments, and excisions on our mobile unit we now offer a method of superficial radiation therapy for the treatment of skin cancer. Depending on the patient and type of cancer, superficial radiation is often times superior to surgery in many ways. It is painless, has less side effects and often times is more cosmetically appealing than surgery. DOTS is proud to serve communities such as The Cloisters, Woodland Towers, Grace Manor, Lexington Place, and Bishop’s Glen in addition to many others in the surrounding area.

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The Benefits Of A Sound Choice Special to Seniors Today ouch. Taste. Smell. Sight. Sound. All are important. However, one might emphasize the ability to hear distinct sounds like a child’s laughter or a familiar song. When loss of hearing is noticed, people are face with tough decisions such as where to go, who to see, and how to move forward with a quality of life. Since 2004, Florida State Hearing Aids has provided more affordable solutions with a wider variety of hearing aids. This has been the long-

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standing vision of owner and Licensed Hearing Aid Specialist, Julie Pruitt. Along with her friend and Patient Care Coordinator, Samantha Carpenter, Pruitt felt that “pricing was too high” at other companies where patients have limited options. Nationally Board Certified in Hearing Instrument Sciences, Pruitt believes that one size does not fit all. “Different people need different technology,” she adds as she can better fit patients with an array of choices. Quality, durable brands like Starkey and Siemens have proven to produce

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What’s In The Stars For The Week Of May 21, 2018 ARIES (March 21 to April 19) Taking advice isn't always easy for selfassured Rams and Ewes who think they know what's best. It wouldn't hurt to listen to what colleagues have to say. TAURUS (April 20 to May 20) You know how to balance life's practical aspects with the poetic. This gives you a special edge this week in both your professional and your personal life. GEMINI (May 21 to June 20) Focus on keeping a balance between your home-related activities and your workplace responsibilities. Be mindful of both without obsessing over one or the other. CANCER (June 21 to July 22) A change in plans is likely as you discover more facts about a possible commitment. Continue to ask questions and, if you're not sure about the answers. LEO (July 23 to August 22) Be careful not to let that Leonine pride keep you from seeking wise, experienced counsel before making an important decision. A family member seeks help. VIRGO (Aug. 23 to Sept. 22) That surge of Virgo energy drives you to take on more work assignments. Be careful you don't overdo it, or you might find yourself overdone: i.e., burned out.

LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Your decision to be upfront with colleagues on a touchy matter causes some consternation at first. In the end, your honesty wins their trust and admiration. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) As in the past, someone again wants to share a secret with you, knowing it will be safe. Do you really want to be this person's confidante? Think about it. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) As one of nature's straight shooters, you seek to correct misconceptions about a project. Do so, of course, but without giving away too much too soon. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Creative pursuits continue to be strong in the gifted Goat's aspect. New friendships can come from sharing these experiences with like-minded art aficionados. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Resolve lingering grumblings over your way of doing things by keeping your mind open to suggestions while continuing to show how your plans will work. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) The perceptive Piscean might find that changing course in midstream isn't as workable as it would seem. Explore this option carefully before making a decision.

Flashback Rock 'n' Roll Radio by Mick Harper

1. Who was born Robert Allen Zimmerman? Name the first single he wrote and released. 2. Led Zeppelin ran into a small snag when the band flew into Singapore to do a concert. What happened? 3. Name the singer-songwriter who had a hit with Crying. 4. Which group released Do You Remember Rock 'N' Roll Radio? 5. Name the album with these two songs: Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite! and Fixing A Hole. 6. Name the song that contains this lyric: “I'm rolling thunder, pouring rain/ I'm coming on like a hurricane.” Answers 1. Zimmerman was Bob Dylan's birth name. His first single, Mixed-Up Confusion backed with Corrina, Corrina, was released in 1962. 2. Singapore officials wouldn't let them off the plane because of their long hair. The concert, in 1972, was canceled. 3. Roy Orbison, in 1961. His song ranks No. 69 in Rolling Stone magazine's 500 Greatest Songs Of All Time.

4 The Ramones, in 1980. All members of the group took on Ramone as their last name, starting with Douglas Colvin, who became Dee Dee Ramone. 5. The Beatles album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967. 6. Hell's Bells, by AC/DC in 1980. A 2,000-pound cast bronze bell rings 13 times at the start of the song.


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This Is A Hammer Fresh Herbs By JoAnn Derson

• Small jewelry for travel is best held in a weekly pill organizer. I have one with nice large boxes, too, so it holds some of my larger rings. It's very handy, and chains especially are protected from tangling. —T.V. in Kentucky • To remove scratches from CDs and DVDs, use plain white toothpaste (Pepsodent works great). Buff out scratch with a very soft cloth, such as those used to clean eyeglasses. —L.W. in Michigan • When you purchase fresh herbs, use the leftovers to make flavor cubes. Just chop the herbs and distribute into an ice-cube mold. Add olive oil to cover, and freeze. When set, pop the cubes out and store in the freezer in a plastic bag. You can put them into a pan right from the freezer. • Here's a really good tip: When you buy a house—or even move into a rental—find out how and where to shut off the water to the house. Be-

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cause when your 8-year-old’s best buddy from down the street accidentally snaps off the top of the PVC garden faucet, you'll want to know right away. Trust me on this. —J.D. in Florida • The popular Altoids mint tins make great sewing kits when you're done with your mints. Just add various thread colors, wrapped around a tiny square of cardboard. You could even pre-thread them on a needle. Include buttons and a small snipper. • Save up vegetable scraps, bones, and shellfish waste to make flavorful vegetable broth, bone broth, and seafood stock. Send your tips to Now Here's a Tip, 628 Virginia Drive, Orlando, FL 32803.

Pet Care Indoor Cats Need Tags? by Sam Mazzotta

Dear Paw's Corner: I received a notice from a city department that I have to buy a license for each of my cats. I get them vaccinated regularly, and they're purely indoor cats, so why should I bother to pay for two license tags? —Kate J., via e-mail Dear Kate: As I've written before, indoor pets can escape to the outdoors, which is why it's a good idea to vaccinate them on schedule, as you've done. In cities and municipalities that require them, license tags provide additional identification in case your cats do get out. Financially, it's a good idea to go ahead and get the license tags. Several cities are cracking down on pet licensing. For example, Sacramento fines owners up to $300 for ignoring notices to license their pets—a steep increase over the initial cost of the license tags: $20 per year for dogs, $10 for cats. Broward County, Florida, also has a $300 fine in place. Chicago is sending out notices, as registration purchases dropped from 27,000 in 2011 to less than 13,000 in

2017. It offers licenses for 1- or 3-year terms. Seattle fines unlicensed owners $125, with additional fines possible for offenses like failure to display pet license tags (an additional $54). Cities locate unlicensed pets through vaccination records. It's a bureaucratic necessity, and annoying, but the tags aren't that expensive, while the fines for not doing so can be. Find out how to register and pay for your cats' licenses at your city's website. You may be able to do it all online. Check with your cats' veterinarian as well to see if the vet's office can help you obtain licenses. Send your questions, comments, or tips to ask@pawscorner.com


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Moments In Time My Guy The History Channel

• On May 14, 1916, a lead article in the Times Of London proclaims that an insufficiency of munitions is leading to defeat for Britain on the battlefields of World War I. It sparked a crisis on the home front, forcing the government to create a Ministry of Munitions. • On May 15, 1942, Lt. Ronald Reagan, a cavalry officer, applies for reassignment to the Army Air Force. The actor and future president was assigned as a public-relations officer for the First Motion Picture Unit.

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had been aware of the cover-up of the Watergate break-in. • On May 18, 1861, an obscure California newspaper casts first lady Mary Todd Lincoln in an unflattering light, saying she took it upon herself to appoint a stranger—Mr. W.S. Wood—to any office he desired. The reporter suggested that she had been smitten with Mr. Wood's handsome features, luxuriant whiskers, and graceful carriage.

• On May 16, 1964, Mary Wells gives Motown Records its first No. 1 hit with My Guy. It would go on to release 32 more No. 1 hits in the next 10 years.

• On May 19, 1935, T.E. Lawrence, known to the world as Lawrence of Arabia, dies as a retired Royal Air Force mechanic living in a simple cottage under an assumed name. The legendary war hero, author, and archaeological scholar succumbed to injuries suffered in a recent motorcycle accident.

• On May 17, 1973, in Washington, D.C., a Senate committee begins televised hearings on the escalating Watergate scandal. Former White House legal counsel John Dean testified that President Richard Nixon

• On May 20, 1956, the United States conducts the first airborne test of an improved hydrogen bomb, dropping it from a plane over the tiny island of Namu in the Bikini Atoll in the Pacific Ocean.

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ometimes it takes watchful eyes to keep seniors safe. Whether it's physical, emotional, or financial abuse, or any other kind, those who come in contact with seniors can look for signs that all is not well. In banking, if you spot a senior who seems distressed and who repeatedly takes large sums of money out of an account (or changes their routine), that senior might be a victim of abuse or a scam. (Seniors, don't use the drive-up teller window. Go inside so staff can get to know you. Sign a new signature card every six months so your handwriting sample is current.) If you spot personality changes in a senior, the cause might be physical— or it might be a result of abuse. Ask what's going on. If a senior who used to dress immaculately is now wearing the same clothes for days in a row, ask. If a senior is no longer as sociable or doesn't participate in previous activities, ask. If you spot bruises or injury, ask. In a caregiver or hospital situation, you might see lack of care or physical abuse. A neighbor who's had relatives

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move in might suddenly change their routines. At home, the senior might be denied food or medicine or mail. If you want more information to help seniors, go online to the National Center on Elder Abuse (www.ncea.aoa.gov) or call 1.855.500.3537. Learn about the signs of abuse and what you can do when you suspect it's taking place. Check eldercare.gov or call 1.800.677.1116. You will find information on getting help for housing, in-home services, longterm care, nutrition—and abuse. Seniors, if you think you're being abused in any way, call the police. You don't have to put up with abusive treatment.

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1. Measurements: How much is a dram in U.S. measurements?

1. One-eighth fluid ounce

2. Astronomy: What kind of star is our sun?

3. Winnie-The-Pooh

3. Literature: What children's book features the characters Tigger, Eeyore, and Piglet?

5. Math: What is M divided by L in Roman numerals?

8. Marine One

6. Movies: Who was the lead actor in the 1968 movie Planet Of The Apes?

10. Nine

7. Hogan's Heroes 9. Krungthep

7. Television: What 1960s show featured POWs by the name of Newkirk, LeBeau, and Kinchloe? 8. U.S. Presidents: What is the call sign of the helicopter that carries the president? 9. General Knowledge: What is the name of Bangkok in native Thailand? 10. Religion: How many candles does a Hanukkah menorah have?

Strange But True Bully Freddy Krueger by Samantha Weaver

• It was Swedish poet Vilhelm Ekelund who made the following sage observation: “To read fast is as bad as to eat in a hurry.”

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• Though coffee has been around for about 700 years, instant coffee was invented just over 100 years ago, in 1906 by George Washington. Of course, it wasn’t that George Washington. The man who made coffee more convenient—and, many would say, less flavorful—was from Belgium.

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5. XX (1,000 divided by 50) 6. Charlton Heston

• Bullies, take note: Director Wes Craven reportedly named the character Freddy Krueger, from the Nightmare On Elm Street horror films, after a kid who had bullied him in school.

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4. Geography: Where is the island nation of Cape Verde located?

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• Those who study such things claim that there are roughly 5 million bubbles in a single glass of champagne. That factoid begs the question: How do you count the bubbles in a glass of champagne?

• The next time you’re planning a European vacation, make time to visit the coast of the Netherlands, where you can stay in one of the world's most unusual hotels. Along the banks of the Wadden Sea you'll find Harlingen Harbour Crane, an actual derrick that was once used to haul timber. These days it holds aloft luxurious sleeping quarters designed for only one party at a time. If you need a change of scenery, just head to the control room to swing the crane around until you find a view that strikes your fancy. • Talk about a serious typo: In 2008, the Chilean mint issued thousands of copies of a coin with the country's name spelled Chiie instead of Chile. *** Thought For The Day: “It is fortunate to be of high birth, but it is no less so to be of such character that people do not care to know whether you are or are not.” —Jean de la Bruyere


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Businesses That Support The Seniors Of Our Community

ST PALs (Seniors Today Professional Advertising League) ST PALs (Seniors Today Professional Advertising League) is a networking group organized by Seniors Today newspaper and made up of professional people in our community that all have businesses that serve our seniors. The group was the first of its kind in this area, was formed over 15 years ago, and is the longest running networking group dedicated to seniors in the Volusia/Flagler area. ST PALS prides itself on

constantly networking to improve senior resources, enrich senior lives, and provide quality services and care for our seniors. ST PALS is committed to meeting the needs of seniors in our community. The following is a list of professionals who share the ST PALs commitment. Please be sure to consider their businesses when you have the need for their services:

Chris Van Singel Haley Francisco David Larrabee Lisa Bradley Diane Goyette Staci Cooper Rachel Christian Mariann Darcangelo Darlene Knight Karen Chrapek Christina Rodriguez Erin Gerken Joe Amos Mary Eisenhaver Rose Ann Intiso Natacha Lherisson

Chris Cardino

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386.566.9232

John Long

Halifax Health

386.383.4177

Serena Fisher

Halifax Hospice of Volusia / Flagler 386.872.1850

Tammy Horn

Haven Hospice

386.337.2701

Jennifer Carrero

Horizon Assisted Living

386.214.7700

Chanin Carr

Humana

386.846.6051

Lynn DeBrango

Medical Services Of America

386.274.8856

Judy Zercher

Medical Services Of America

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Maria Sweeney

Mobile Visiting Practitioners

386.871.1771

Tom Mondloch

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Cindy Flowers

Palm Aging Life Management

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Betty Wiley

Parkside Health & Rehab Center 386.624.2046

John Reardon

Reverse Mortgage Specialist

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Bryan Olive

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386.441.1771

Mary Sanguedolce

The Cloisters of DeLand

386.214.5434

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t has been a great start to the new year and it keeps getting better. For our good customers wondering what’s happening to the front porch: It has been transformed into a climatized solarium to provide comfortable seating for those dining in-store. The real purpose, however, was to provide a first-class environment to present our Community Continuing Education Seminars, which we have done for over 28 years. We now have room for ninety seats in air-conditioned comfort. We have already put the space to good use starting with our Garden of Life extravaganza night followed by our annual customer appreciation day, which was packed. Now my good friend Dr. Richard Passwater, PhD has asked if we would like to host an evening program on Natural Factors’s BioSil in August. You bet! His December 2017 program was outstanding. Dr. Passwater wants to share the latest clinical research on not just the anti-aging/beauty benefits of bioavailable silica, but more importantly, BioSil’s ability to stimulate elasticity in bone regeneration and neural plasticity in our aging brains! This comes on the heels of Natural Factors’s newest family of supplements: 3 Brains Health (3brainshealth.com). Readers of my column know how Natural Factors is in the forefront of my new focus: optimal brain health. I invite every reader to join me—no matter what your age. No health issue is more important. Not cancer, not heart disease, not diabetes. If your brain has been turned into black Jell-O, the other issues become irrelevant. The bad news: Alzheimer’s has now robbed the memories of over five million Americans The worse news: Other than palliatives, there isn’t any drug treatment for neural degeneration. The good news: Natural Factors’s R. Gahler has financed groundbreaking research that has allowed them to be able to take the best scientifically studied nutrients to fortify our brains, to prevent the onset of cognitive decline and give us hope that we can avoid Alzheimer’s. This research has been compiled in Dr. Karen Jensen’s book, Three Brains: How The Heart, Brain And Gut Influence Mental Health And Preserve Identity. This 195-page book shows how balance is the key to brain, heart, and gut health. Building on the new gut/brain paradigm developed by Florida’s own Dr. David Perlmutter (his New York Times bestseller, Grain

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May 18, 2018 issue

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