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A Publication of Schillinger Enterprises, Inc. © 2011 Volume XX – Issue 22

October 28, 2011

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magine, if you will, that you went to school at Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) over 60 years ago. You sang in a quartet for three of your four years in college. Then, you and your peers went your way… each spending many years in the service of our country. After that, you re-form the group and sing together again. This is the scenario for the Singing Colonels. One of the Colonels, Hugh Brooks, is founder of a wonderful organization called Re-Creation, an ensemble of young singers and dancers who travel the country, visiting Veterans Homes. It is a wonderful program that the veterans look forward to each year.

This year, the Florida program was different. The veterans who attended EKU and sang together throughout their tenure, were invited by Re-Creation to travel the state of Florida entertaining the veterans. Rev. Hugh Brooks (traveling with his wife, Carolyn), Bill Vendl (the lead singer), Jim Winn (traveling with his wife “Pitts”—yep, you’ve got it… she’s from Pittsburgh) and a terrific fill-in tenor, Jim Worthing formed the Singing Colonels that came to Emory L. Bennett Veterans Home October 10th. Wow! Are they good! Jess Reed (traveling with wife, Lalia) did a terrific job as their emcee… except that he introduced the song Elvira as Viagra. Oops! The Singing Colonels had a couple of young people (former Re-Creationers) traveling with them to keep them

in line. Sarah Daugherty was in charge of the sound and Bill Habecker was their driver, in charge of the equipment. The program brought giggles (when the Scotsman in his plaid tam and kilt came into the mix for a song about the kilt) and tears (as the songs went from military treasures to inspirational songs).

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One of the ‘colonels’ referred to the group as “three old geezers and a young stud.” I guess that was a pretty close call for we learned that Hugh, Bill, and Jess will turn 80 this year! Jim Winn is only going to be 79. Since their tenor was unable to travel with them this trip, their sub was singer/songwriter Jim Worthing … still in his 40s and going strong. He sang an original composition of his, Soul Of Liberty in which he thanks all veterans for answering the call. In later discussion with the youngest colonel, we learned that Jim began his singing career as a youngster, with a man’s German chorus that sang on the same stage with Sweet Adelines. He’s been singing and composing ever since. As is customary, we were included in recognizing all branches of the service and concluded the program with God Bless The USA. Take heart, retirees… and those of you due to retire. Find your friends that you traveled with, sang with, attended college with… and make the most of every day! It is so wonderful to live in an age when we can keep on, doing all things well! ST

Kitty Maiden is a staff writer for Seniors Today.

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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.

What’s Happening Around Town… Health Screening Prevention Plus, Inc., is conducting tests for stroke, arterial disease, abdominal aortic aneurysm, osteoporosis, heart scan, and more on Thurs., Nov. 3 at Daytona Beach Shores Senior Center, 3048 S. Atlantic Ave. Early detection saves lives. These reasonably priced tests don’t require a doctor’s prescription. To register, call 1-888-667-7587.

Free Caregiver’s Day Need a break from caregiving? First United Methodist Church of Ormond Beach is providing two free Caregiver’s Day Out that includes food, fun, and special attention for care receivers. The days are from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. on Sat., Nov. 12 and Thurs., Dec. 15 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 loving, safe, caring environment.

Long-Term Care Do you know the true answers to questions about long-term care costs? You are invited to a free informational workshop on government benefits and planning for payment of long-term care presented by Scott Selis of The Chiumento-Selis-Dwyer Attorneys At Law at 2 P.M. on Nov. 8 in Daytona Beach and Nov. 9 in Palm Coast. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly suggested. Call 386-868-5337 to RSVP.

Lunch Bunch Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Road, South Daytona host Lunch Bunch every Thurs. at 12 NOON. Just $4 gets you lunch and bingo with non-monetary prizes. Reservations are required by noon the Tuesday prior. Call the church at 386-767-6542.

Kopy Kats Don’t miss the 2011 Musical Revue of Kopy Kats on Nov. 4, 5, and 6 at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. This years show promises to be the best ever! Tickets are just $15. For show times and reservations, call the box office at 386-676-3375.

Free Concerts Don’t miss Chubby Checker in two free concerts with gate admission at the Volusia County Fair on Tues., Nov. 8 at 4 and 7 P.M. Gates open at 11 AM and admission is only $5 until 7 P.M. for anyone 55 or better. For more information, visit www.volusiacountyfair.com

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Learning, Living & Laughing Series Bishop’s Glen, 900 LPGA Blvd., Holly Hill has a series of free seminars during the month of November. Topics include: Should You Move To A Retirement Community? on Tues., Nov. 1 at 3 P.M.; Is Clutter Creeping Up On You? on Mon., Nov. 7 at 10:30 A.M.; Urinary Incontinence on Mon., Nov. 14 at 10:30 A.M.; Alzheimer’s Disease: Warning Signs on Tues., Nov. 15 at 3 P.M.; Caregivers Support Group, Wed., Nov. 16 at 1:30 P.M.; The Tao Of Chocolate on Fri., Nov. 18 at 10 A.M.; Medicare Part D on Mon., Nov. 21 at 10:30 A.M.; and What Is Guardianship? on Wed., Nov. 30 at 11 A.M. Please RSVP to 386-226-9110.

Veterans Day First Baptist Daytona, located at 118 N. Palmetto Ave., Daytona Beach presents Veterans Day, honoring all who served on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 9:30 A.M. with Pastor Emeritus, Bobby Welch. Attend in uniform! For more information, call 386-253-5691.

Let’s Get Cooking Learn about healthy Thanksgiving entrees at a free cooking demonstration by Chef J. D. Christopher on Wed., Nov. 2 at 3 P.M. at the Grand Villa Senior Living Community, 535 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach. Refreshments served, enjoy a taste testing, and copies will be given of the chef’s recipes. RSVP to 386-868-0723 by Oct. 31.

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Do you have missing teeth or ill-fitting dentures? Come find out if dental implants are right for you. Questions about the cost and how the implant surgery is done will be answered, plus much more. The seminar is scheduled for Tues., Nov. 15 at 4 P.M at the office of Florida Oral & Facial Surgical Associates in Palm Coast. RSVP today by calling 386-437-6885.

You are invited to a Harvest Festival on Nov. 9 from 4:40–6:30 P.M. at the Riviera Senior Living Community, 1825 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill. Enjoy music, cocktails, hor d’oeurves, and an art show presented by Extended Playdates. For more details and to RSVP by Sat., Nov. 5, call 386-677-5959.

Retirement Income Solutions Financial education is an important part of achieving your goals so get your questions answered at a free seminar hosted by Jose H. Silva, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones on Tues., Nov. 15 from 12 NOON to 1:30 P.M. at 555 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. H-10. Rita Rana, V.P., Regional Sales, MetLife will be the presenter. Lunch will be served. Be sure to reserve your space today by calling 386671-9488.

Open House Are you interested in learning more about medical research studies and how they may benefit you? Come to an open house at Progressive Medical Research, 5111 S. Ridgewood Ave. # 301, Port Orange on Wed. & Thurs., Nov. 1 and 2 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. Free blood pressure checks, gift card drawings, and refreshments. First 25 visitors to RSVP will receive a PMR goody bag. For more details and to RSVP, call 386-304-7070.

Parade Participants MainStreet DeLand is looking for civic groups and veterans that would like participate in the Veterans Day Parade on Sat., Nov. 12 at 11 A.M. For more details or to sign up, call the Mainstreet DeLand office at 386-738-0649.

Marathon Bingo The Council On Aging will sponsor a fall Marathon Bingo on Sat., Nov. 5 at the Brannon Center, 105 Riverside Dr. in New Smyrna Beach at 9 A.M. This all day bingo will benefit the Meals-OnWheels and other senior services sponsored by the Council On Aging. For more information, call the Brannon Center at 386-424-2280.

Holiday Bazaar Now is the time to start your holiday gift shopping at the Flagler Woman’s Club Annual Holiday Bazaar Fri., Nov. 11 and Sat., Nov. 12 from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the clubhouse located at 1524 S. Central Ave., Flagler Beach. There will be a wide assortment of handcrafted items including home decor, clothing, accessories, and homemade bakery items. For details, call 386-447-0399.

Support Groups Look Good/Feel Better Trained cosmetologists are available to help women undergoing cancer treatments with makeup and accessories. Cosponsored by the American Cancer Society, this group meets at Florida Hospital in DeLand. The cost is free, but seating is limited and registration is required. Call The American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345 for reservations, meeting times, questions, and more information.


Babes, Bawds, Burlesque, And Broadway Special to Seniors Today

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opy Kats 2011 Musical Revue has it all this year! Ardently performed by senior local talent, this energetic annual show is non-stop entertainment with our area’s very own award winning director and choreographer, New Yorker Jerome DeVito, who is masterminding the event. Self proclaimed as The Great Pretenders, the entire cast goes far beyond dancing with the stars by stepping into famous shoes, performing numbers by the best of the best, while adding their own flair to the spectacle. Mr. DeVito smiles, confident in his stable of talent. “They really just break the rules when it comes to getting older. Almost all of them have a genuine background in the arts. They have paid dues as dancers, musicians, singers, and comics.” Indeed, the show’s newest member, Kelly Lynch toured as a USO dancer overseas and went on to become one of the famous Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. She brings a certain glamour to the cast, headlining in Locomotion and Eartha Kitt’s sensational Champagne Taste. Statuesque beauty Judi Boone, local fitness and nutrition guru, also trained and previously toured with the USO as a dancer. She opens the show in a dress so perfect you might swear it was painted on. Her old-time burlesque number with the girls leaves only a little to the imagination.

Aggie Murphy, Kopy Kat’s veteran lead and comedienne puts on a Sophie Tucker number about Vitamins, Hormones, And Pills that leaves no doubt as to the popularity of medical enhancement with the Baby Boomers. Pam Connor, local politico, dancer, actress, and socialite—more Carol Channing than the Dame herself—shines in Jazz Baby from Broadway’s Thoroughly Modern Millie. While dancers whirl through hit Broadway production numbers from Hairspray, Sweet Charity, and Fosse, showstoppers Patsy Cline, Liza Minelli, Fred Astair, and Maurice Chevalier also lend their magic to the moment. ST Kopy Kats Musical Revue Tickets are $15 at the Ormond Beach Performing Arts Center. Shows are Fri., Nov. 4 at 7:30 P.M.; Sat., Nov. 5, at 2:30 P.M. & 7:30 P.M.; and Sun., Nov. 6 at 2:30 P.M. Box office: 386-676-3375.

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Whatever Happened To Halloween? by Peggy Goldtrap hatever happened to Halloween? How did a simple celebration turn into a spenda-rama second to Christmas? Halloween is big business in accessories, decorations, and costume rental; even costumes for babies? Holiday spending for Halloween is expected to reach $6.86 billion this year. This will make for the highest spending in 10 years now. The average person will spend about $72 on costumes, decorations, cards, and candy. Last year this number was just over $66 per person. Whatever happened to the Halloween I remember; when you raided grandmother’s closet, or the attic, or cut out newspaper for your own frightening designs? Did you ever destruct the linen closet for old sheets to haunt the neighborhood as an eerie apparition? Did you ever create a charcoal monster and then spend weeks scrubbing it off? Our autistic grandson came up with a genuinely clever Halloween costume. When he was about 6, he wanted to be a Bread Man. I’ve never thought of a bread man as the Grimm Kneader, but Coleman did. He took a white shirt, turned the back to the front and asked his dad to button it. GAG and I were asked to find an appropriate hat. Steak n’ Shake to the rescue. With minor adaptation the cute, military type hat turned into Coleman’s Bread Delivery. Completing the ensemble, we made custom ID tags, and yes, Coleman carried loafs of bread to neighborhood doors. Modern children are encouraged to go to the store and buy or rent the costume of their choice. Disney characters are always popular; X-Men, space creature, pop singers, Lady GaGa (who can forget her egg entrance). I hate to discourage such spending in a down economy, but where is the creativity in costume rentals. Maybe creativity doesn’t count as much as appearance or competition. In my day and as the children grew up, anyone could become a clown with Mom’s make-up, or a zombie with white powder and rouge, or Dracula with some black oil cloth for a cape. By shredding an old tablecloth, any child could morph into The Mummy. An average home is a treasure trove of theatrical adventure. When I was eight, I wanted to be a cowboy—no, not a cowgirl like Dale Evans, too prissy. I wanted to be a cowboy, live on a ranch and trail-ride the magnificent West. My mother did not share my vision. As a compromise, I decided to be a gaucho. Seems like a shift appeased mother’s negative view. I needed a black vest, white shirt, silver belt, and a proper hat. That was the challenge. Living in the South, most hats were natural colored straw. No self-respecting gaucho would be seen wearing a natural colored straw hat. A neighbor with a large, crag-shaped head donated a well-worn felt fedora. With a little shaping and scissor snipping, decorative pins, and leather belts looped rope-like around the crown, the hat could pass the pampas test. Strapping on my Roy Rogers silver gun set, I stood and admired myself. Perfect,

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almost. I needed a mask, like Zorro wore. The mask was easily cut from black construction paper. Punch holes, cut string, tie to hold it securely on my face and conceal my identity. Alas, I had no bolo, but no matter, it was a great costume. I was so proud. According to research, the first mass-produced Halloween costumes appeared in stores in the 1930s as trick-or-treating became popular in the United States. The practice of dressing up in costumes and begging door to door for treats dates to the Middle Ages and includes Christmas wassailing. Halloween costumes are traditionally modeled after

Happy Talk …by George & Peggy Goldtrap supernatural figures such as monsters, ghosts, skeletons, witches, and devils. Over time, the costume selection extended to include popular characters. A 1939 publication declared: ‘Hallowe’en provided an opportunity for real strenuous fun. No real damage was done except to the temper of some who had to hunt for wagon wheels, gates, wagons, barrels, etc., much of which decorated the front street. The youthful tormentors were at doors demanding edible plunder by the word “trick or treat” to which the inmates gladly responded and sent the robbers away rejoicing.’ Adults, as reported in newspapers from the mid-1930s to the mid-1950s, typically saw it as a form of extortion, with reactions ranging from bemused indulgence to anger. Likewise, as portrayed on radio shows, children would have to explain what trick-or-treating was to puzzled adults. Sometimes even the children protested. For Halloween 1948, members of the Madison Square Boys Club in New York City carried a parade banner that read ‘American Boys Don't Beg.’ My first trick-or-treat experience was in Iowa where Halloween is typically cold. Costumes had to be fitted ‘over’ coats. We’d knock on a door imploring the homeowner to hand over the loot. If the homeowner cooperated, the residence was safe. If the people were obviously home, but didn’t welcome goblins, we’d throw corn on the porch and mark our frustration in soap. Fleeing the house was half the fun, as we were satisfied we’d created chaos, mischief, and mayhem. During a recent visit to Tennessee, I shared my walk down Halloween memory lane with one of my grand-daughters. Excitedly, she told me about her latest costume creation. For 2011 she’s ‘going as’ a ‘Construction Zone.’ She’ll wear a long dress wrapped with reflective tape. She’ll carry a ‘Caution Ahead’ sign and wear a Red Safety Cone for a hat. Am I surprised? Not really. That maniacal, sadistic specter of doom, The Bread Man, is her brother. ST

George and Peggy Goldtrap are both actors, speakers, and writers living in Ormond By The Sea. Contact them at georgegoldtrap@gmail.com


Get Ready For The Fur Ball Special to Seniors Today

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he Halifax Humane Society is proud to announce its 2 nd Annual Fur Ball Gala and Silent Auction. The Fur Ball is the Halifax Humane Society’s premier fundraising event, and will take place Thursday, December 1 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach from 6–10 P.M. This years’ theme is A Chocolate Affair, and the event will feature a chocolate tasting competition. Tickets are only $75 per person, and include dinner, drinks, and the chocolate feast. It is anticipated over 600 guests will join in to enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, live entertainment from Dueling Pianos, fabulous silent and live auctions, and a chocolate dessert lounge. In 2010, more than 250 of the area's most influential community members attended the inaugural Fur Ball, which raised over $30,000 for Halifax Humane Society. It was a great evening of music, food, drinks, and a riveting auction. It was such a huge success, that it was moved to the Ocean Center this year to accommodate all the supporters.

The twist for this year’s Fur Ball is the chocolate theme. Following dinner, all guests will be able to indulge in our unlimited chocolate lounge, provided by local dessert companies, restaurants, and caterers. The tasting will be judged by our own local chocolatier, Angell & Phelps, as well as a People’s Choice Award voted on by attendees. The 2011 event features outstanding silent and live auction items for you to bid on. There are jewelry pieces from Molto Bella Boutique and Tiffany & Company, numerous golf foursomes, hotel vacations, and more. The live auction will also feature many exciting items, including stays at vacation homes, limo services, vacation trips, electronics, and sports memorabilia. ST Corporate Tables of 8 are still available for $500 per table. Go online to www.hhsfurball.com or contact Jessica at 386-274-4703, ext. 328, or at jyelvi ngton@halifaxhumanesociety.org Companies that donate auction items will be listed in the Fur Ball program and recognized the day of the event.

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e often hear that our clients are advised by banks, brokers, and financial planners to name beneficiaries on their accounts. Institutions use different descriptions for this, depending on the type of account, but the general terms are “beneficiary,” “Transfer on Death,” or “TOD” and “Payable on Death,” or “POD”. When an account is held in this way, the owner owns it while alive, and it passes automatically to the designated recipient or recipients immediately upon death, without probate. The automatic transfer avoids probate as to that asset. That may be good, but not always. The beneficiary receives the asset automatically, and nothing said in the will affects it. Wills often designate more than one beneficiary to receive assets, so naming one as beneficiary of an account may not be the same as what the will says. Wills also often designate alternate beneficiaries in case somebody dies, and contain trust provisions for younger beneficiaries, trusts for disabled beneficiaries, or other beneficiaries that are deemed to need protection, and special instructions to the person who is administering the estate. Account designations generally cannot achieve this level of complexity. Before deciding to name beneficiaries on an account, you should evaluate ex-

actly what will happen with the designation, including what would happen if a named beneficiary predeceases the account owner, and review your will to see if the intent stated in the will matches the result of naming beneficiaries, includ-

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ing what happens if a beneficiary predeceases you. Often people unintentionally circumvent everything they planned in a will by naming beneficiaries, which does not have the same result. Probate is not a dirty word. Don’t make inadvertent mistakes simply to avoid probate. Before naming beneficiaries on your assets, be sure the result matches your intent.

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End Of Summer Clean-up

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h! The busy Summer season is over and now it’s time to gear up for Fall activities, but before you get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the next few months, spend some time returning those Summer items to their best possible state before storing away. Here are some tips for getting things ready for storage. Musty beach towels: Launder, using the hottest water that’s safe for the fabric. This can be on the hot temperature setting. Machine-dry thoroughly. Grungy plastic tablecloths: A wipedown with a soapy sponge may clan the top of the tablecloth, but not the flannel backing. To clean the whole thing, machine-wash, using the gentle cycle. Machine-dry on the delicate cycle for about 15 minutes. This is just enough time to remove the creases caused by the machine washing, but not long enough to harm the vinyl. If still a bit damp, line-dry. Grubby molded-resin outdoor furniture: Clean with a mild detergent and water. Avoid using abrasive powders, chlorine bleach, and silicone cleaners. Soiled outdoor cushions: Acrylic, polyester, and cotton fabrics should be

spot-cleaned by sponging with a solution of liquid dishwashing detergent and lukewarm water. Rinse with clear water and air-dry. Dirty plastic pool toys: Wash toys using liquid dishwashing detergent. Mix ¾ cup of chlorine bleach per gal-

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lon of warm water. Soak the prewashed toys for five minutes. Rinse and then air-dry. If the toys won’t be used during the winter, store in a closed container so they’ll stay clean and dust free. By taking some time now to properly care for and store summer items, they’ll be ready for use when the time arrives again next spring. ST Kathy M. Bryant is with the Volusia County Extension Office. For further information, call 386-822-5778. All Extension Service programs and information are free and open to the public regardless of race, color, sex, disability, religion, or national origin.

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Here’s An Idea by JoAnn Derson

“To clean plastic, vented hairbrushes, just stick them in the dishwasher. You also can put toothbrushes in the dishwasher periodically.” —E.L. in Michigan

To shorten children's shoelaces, tie to appropriate length, then cut off excess. Dip the ends in clear nail polish. Wait a few minutes for the polish to get tacky, then roll between your fingers.

To make your own ammonia-based pretreatment for laundry stains, mix together equal parts water, liquid detergent, and ammonia in a spray bottle. Never use with bleach.

“I love to have sauteed, sliced mushrooms, and I use my egg slicer to get perfect slices. It's very handy to use and much easier to use than doing it with a knife.” —K.P. in Arizona

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he Holidays are upon us. A time for celebrations, friends and family, and extreme exhaustion. If you are like me, then every year you try to do too much. You get involved in far too many projects and parties. By the time January finally arrives, you’ve had it. Your entire body is kaput. One way or another you’ve gone through another holiday season taking care of everyone but yourself. This year is going to be different. This year you’re going to have a better plan than —just wing it. So what’s the secret to surviving this upcoming holiday season? It’s simple— exercise and sleep. Exercise. It helps reduce stress (and everyone gets stressed during the holidays) and helps you stay sane. Plus, it’s just good for your bones, joints, and muscles. When you’re consistent in your fitness routine you look and feel fantastic. There’s a spring in your step and you are ready for whatever the day may bring. Sleep. There are several benefits of a good night’s sleep. During sleep, your body regulates the production and release of various hormones, including growth hormones. These hormones help your body heal and recover from the skin damages done from UV light, stress, pollution, infections, and even abrasions.

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hat do you get when you mix several hundred seniors, a group of informative vendors, free lunch, and lively entertainment? A Seniors Today Fall Festival that is sure to please! Pleased they were, as hundreds of seniors converged on the Holy Cross Lutheran Church campus in South Daytona for the annual Fall Festival. “We really appreciate the church partnering with us for our events,” states Seniors Today publisher, Bonnie Schillinger. “It's a great central location and since Holy Cross has such an active senior ministry, it is the perfect venue for other senior events such as the Seniors Today Spring Fling and Fall Festival. I understand the church is looking to expand their senior ministry with a senior center on-site in the very near future. What a wonderful, much needed addition for our area seniors.” A line with eager seniors was forming as the doors opened promptly at 9 A.M. and seniors from around the community were greeted by senior advocate, Joyce Conger, and Seniors Today account executive, Terri Adams as they entered the Festival. Although stormy weather was predicted, only one quick shower was experienced in the morning and the rest of the weather was picture perfect. A steady stream of seniors

flowed throughout the building during the entire event.A great representation of senior businesses and services were available to help seniors with questions and provide information on healthcare, finances, living arrangements, and other senior needs. Once again, Tomoka Eye Associates, the presenting sponsor, was onsite offering free vision evaluations. Bishop’s Glen sponsored lunch and House Of Gold & Diamonds was the entertainment sponsor. Music was provided, as always, by Jim Nelson, known to many in the area as The Entertainer. Jim kept the seniors entertained during the entire Festival with many up on the dance floor, swaying to his music. Others enjoyed sitting back and listening to his music as they ate lunch. This year, Java Express Fine Coffee and Donuts in Daytona Beach, was generous to donate coffee for the both seniors and vendors to enjoy. No Festival would be complete without Seniors Today editor, Bonnie Gragg and her trusty crew; daughters Savannah and Sydney, assisting in the kitchen making lunch for all to dine on. Schillinger exclaimed, “I am truly grateful to have so many senior businesses willing to partner with us to make an event like this such a success. I know our seniors appreciate their fun-filled, free day.” ST

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thought he would and that he doesn't have a lot of energy. The vet can check for any signs of underlying health issues. Curty could be a perfectly healthy pup, but just a mixed-breed dog who is developing normally and won't be very big. An even-tempered, playful, wellsocialized, easy-to-train dog isn't a bad thing. Do make sure that he's healthy and no hidden health problems. ST Send your question or comment to ask@pawscorner.com or write to Paw's Corner, c/o King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475. For more pet care-related advice and information, visit www.paws corner.com

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Stop Pain Now With Acupuncture and Physical Therapy No More Tears! By Mary Sue Baldwin For over 20 years, I have been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis of the neck, shoulders, back, arms, and hands. My pain is so bad that I am always in tears most days between 5 and 6 in the evening. My Rheumatologist recommended that I try the combination of acupuncture and physical therapy at ARC. After my first treatment, I started having some hope again that I wasn’t going to have to live each day with debilitating pain. Following treatments just proved this! Just combing my hair, reaching into the cupboard for dishes, or putting my hands behind my back were extremely difficult tasks. Now with treatments, I can do those most days with ease and without tears!! Bring this Ad to your first visit to receive a 50% discount for the initial Acupuncture Treatment.

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heumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease and not a condition of wear and tear like osteoarthritis. RA is a condition where your own immune system attacks healthy tissue causing inflammation that creates damage to joints. The infamous symptom of RA is pain or stiffness for at least 30 minutes in the morning or after a long rest. RA occurs at any age and can get worse over time. It is also associated with swelling of both hands or both elbows. RA will also include joint pain, redness of the joints, and decreased range of motion. Some people also experience fever, weight loss, fatigue, and/or anemia. Inflammation generally occurs in the knuckles and the joints closest to your hands, nearer the base of your fingers. Can acupuncture help with the pain of RA? Acupuncture involves the insertion of very thin needles on specific points all over the body and it can definitely help ease the pain from inflammation. By stimulating acupuncture points, blood circulation is promoted around areas where the inflammation irritates the muscles. Increased blood flow to traumatized areas provides an optimum environment for healing. Healthier muscles eventually irritate nerves less, therefore, decreasing the sensation of pain. Furthermore, by stimulating acupuncture points, the brain releases endorphins which are natural pain killers

with the capacity of altering one’s perception of pain. With such a treatment modality one does not have to live with the debilitating effects of RA. There is definitely an effective way to deal with this type of pain. The combination of acupuncture and physical therapy can be used for best results. Acupuncture, manual therapy, and soft tissue massage can significantly reduce the pain, by treating the swelling around

Acupuncture & Physical Therapy various knee tendons and knee capsule. Secondly, gently increase the motion in the joint, and thirdly minimize the loss of muscle mass and knee stability by joint and muscle exercises can improve strength and flexibility. Modalities like electrical stimulation, ultra sound, ice, and heat are used to loosen up the muscle tissue and increase the blood flow to the injured area, and hereby starting the healing process by providing access of nutrition and oxygen to the injured area.

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Stay Well… Get Well… Live Well… With Premier Health

We Invite You To Join Premier Health—Membership Is FREE. lorida Hospital Memorial Medical Center’s Premier Health is a FREE membership program for those age 50 and older. There are 100,000 members across Central Florida. Premier Health is not an insurance plan, HMO, or Medicare Supplement, but a free program to help you improve your health, enjoy an active lifestyle, and become an informed health care consumer. Our mission is to keep our members aware of the latest medical breakthroughs and provide quality health and lifestyle information through a variety of programs and services.

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Summary of Member Benefits - Cafeteria Discount—25% - Gift Shop Discount—10% - Premier Health Awareness— Newsletter mailed to your home - Health Programs, Seminars, and Screenings—Details in the newsletter - Annual Lipid Profile & PSA—Monitor cholesterol and/or glucose, low cost - Annual Flu Shot - Dental Discounts—No enrollment fees - Personal Alarm Services—Home telephone monitoring for emergency help - AARP Driver Safety—Classes geared for drivers age 50 and over - ElderSource Counseling—SHINE Counseling—Assistance with Medicare questions - Financial and Estate Planning seminars—Bring your questions, you set the agenda - Notary Services - Copy Services

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Premier Health Meetings—classrooms of the Medical Office Building, FHMMC Monthly Luncheon Meetings are not scheduled during November and December. Please join in our other activities, enjoy your holidays, and make plans to come to the luncheon meetings on the fourth Thursday of every month next year. Thursday, Jan. 26, noon: Dr. Anania will talk about The Role Of A Hospitalist, and why you might not have your own doctor while in the hospital setting. Menu: Stuffed cabbage, vegetable, rolls, beverages, and orange cake. Cost: $11, reserve by 4 pm on Friday, Jan. 20. Flu Shots: Premier Health members are eligible to receive a free flu shot after Nov. 1 and the shots will be given in the Employee Health office of the main campus. You MUST have your membership card with you. Activities to learn from and enjoy! Register at 386/615-4334 Tuesday, Nov. 1 (noon-1:30 pm): Financial Town Hall, in the Medical Office Building (main campus) A complimentary lunch is provided by the hospital’s Foundation. Seating is limited and your pre-registration is a must. The discussion is built on your questions from the financial arena: estates, taxes, investments, power of attorney, long-term care, etc. After lunch, ask your questions of the ‘expert.’ Thursday and Friday, Nov. 10 and 11: Books Are Fun, A wide variety of new books and other gift items for sale in the café annex, main campus. This is a great way to start holiday shopping, and enjoy lunch at the same time (bring your membership card). Free valet parking at the front door. Sale times: 7 am to 4 pm both days. Thursday, Nov. 17: My Fair Lady, Alhambra Theater, Jacksonville. Enjoy this much-loved story of Eliza Doolittle, Henry Higgins, and their life-changing events. Our trip includes the delicious dinner buffet for this special week-day matinee performance. Cost: $62 per person. Bus pickups: 9:15 am, Beville Road; 9:30 am, FHMMC; and 10 am, Flagler. Advance reservations are required. Friday, Nov. 18 (11:30-1:30 pm): DVD Book Club, café annex, main campus. Join us at 11:30 am when we start the book/movie. Lunch (your expense) is your selection from the café or bring your own. We’ll eat between chapters. The book is Lifelong Health with Prof. Anthony Goodman. This is a book club without reading the book. Bring your Premier Health membership card for discounts in the cafe. Wednesday. Nov. 30, noon: Start your holiday season with a wonderful “field trip” luncheon to our local River Lily Inn, an exquisite bed and breakfast overlooking the Halifax River. Meet at the Inn (558 Riverside Drive, Daytona Beach) between 11:45 am and noon, but please not earlier. Car pool where possible. This is a delightful visit with baked chicken or roast beef, vegetables, beverages, and dessert included. Cost: $25 each. Monday, December 5, 6 pm—Light Of Love, a wonderful way to pay tribute to family members and friends. Place a light on the Christmas tree in the main lobby of FHMMC. Please call 615-4334 to request an information packet and come to enjoy our lighting program to illuminate our holiday tree. Light refreshments will be available. Tuesday, Dec. 6: Holiday Shopping or Holy Land Experience. The Holy Land Experience is across the highway from The Mall of Millenia and Ikea store. Choose either to spend the day. The bus transportation is $25 round-trip. For the Holy Land Experience, add $35 in your payment. Food is on your own. Bus times: 7:45 am, Flagler; 8:15 am, FHMMC main campus; 8:30 am, Daytona Beach; and 9 am, Orange City. Monday, Dec. 12: Three choices at the Gaylord Palms. Wander through the fabulously decorated atrium and lunch on your own. Add on the buffet luncheon with carving stations and many culinary creations at Villa de Flora. And, you can choose to slip into a parka and get ready for the 9 degree weather inside the Winter Wonderland of ICE holiday carvings. Reserve for your perfect day: bus transportation only is $25, the buffet is $42 (expensive but fabulous), and/or ICE for $28. You can do one, two, or all three! Bus times: 8:45 am, Flagler; 9 am, FHMMC main campus; 9:15 am, Daytona Beach; and 9:45 am, Orange City. Thursday, Dec. 15, noon: Dress up or casual holiday finery for our Holiday Party. We’ll meet at the Palmetto Club for a wonderful dinner and toe-tapping music by Sal Ronci. Select from prime rib, turkey, or broiled mild white fish and enjoy holiday fun. Cost: $22. Wednesday, Dec. 28: Relax after the busy holiday season with a trip to two world-famous venues: Villa Chalet Suzanne and Bok Tower. Call for details. Not a member? Call 386/ 615-4334 to sign up for this free community program.

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Section B October 28, 2011 Senior Day At The Volusia County Fair November 8th

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his year’s Senior Day at the Fair is on November 8th and will offer the fun and excitement of the county fairs you remember from your childhood. The 67th Annual Volusia County Fair & Youth Show, dubbed this year as a “Barnyard Beach Party,” promises to crank up the fun at the Volusia County Fairgrounds in DeLand from November 3–November 13, 2011. Legendary singer-songwriter Chubby Checker will get his audience ‘twisting’ in performances at 4 and 7 P.M. on November 8 for Senior Day. Along with his chart-topping The Twist (1958), Checker (born Ernest Evans) also dominated charts in the early 60s with singles such as Pony Time, Let’s Twist Again, Jingle Bell Rock with rock-n-roller Bobbie Rydell, and Slow Twisting with R&B Singer Dee Dee Sharp.

Proving a classic never dies, in 2008, Checker’s The Twist was named by Billboard magazine as the biggest chart hit of all time. The Chubby Checker shows are free with gate admission. All the food vendors will be open at 11 A.M. Everyone can come and have lunch and enjoy all the goodie offered at the Fair. Also on that day, Seniors will be able to ride the small Ferris Wheel and Carousel Rides for only $1 per ride. Rides will open at 5 P.M. • Grounds acts will perform, livestock barns will be open, and the arts and crafts will be on display. • Come see the antique tractor display, working blacksmith shop, and antique gas station. • A HUGE working model train display will also be open for everyone to see and enjoy. The Volusia County Fair & Youth Show, November 3–13, is dedicated to

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n September of 2011 Governor Rick Scott signed a proclamation recognizing October as Florida Guardianship Month. COA also continues to recognize that designation and heralds its Guardianship Department as one of the best in Florida. A guardian is a person, institution, or agency appointed by a court to manage the affairs of another. Guardians work to ensure that vulnerable adults have their basic needs met. COA was appointed as the Office of Public Guardianship in Volusia County in 2003 by the Department of Elder Affairs. Services are provided to citizens 18 years or older who lack the capacity to make their own decisions; do not have a willing or qualified family member or friend to serve as a guardian; and do not have adequate income or assets to pay for a professional guardian. These citizens are Medicaid eligible, frail, and often have been exploited financially and physically. “Without a guardian many of the individuals who are served by COA Public Guardianship would be left in

an abusive, neglectful situation as well as forced to live lives they would not have chosen,” stated MaryLou McKeon, COA Vice President of Guardianship. COA Public Guardianship generally serves 50 wards in any one year with two professional guardians and three staff who support the responsibility of its wards 24 hours a day, seven days a week. COA Public Guardianship partners with Community Legal Services of Mid Florida who provides representation in the guardianship cases. Other COA partners in Volusia County are Department of Children and Families, hospitals, and nursing homes. Professional guardianship is offered by COA for those who do not meet the criteria for a public guardianship. COA also works with elder law attorneys in Volusia County to provide services.

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Bereaved Can Be Target Of Scam

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t’s an unfortunate reality that scam artists tend to target people when they are at their most vulnerable. Even the death of your loved one doesn’t put off the determined scammer. First of all, scammers targeting the bereaved scan the newspaper obituaries. These scammers take full advantage of the fact that the one who recently passed away is no longer around to verify or refute anything the scammer says. A smooth talker can pass off most any story based with the simple line, “He must have just forgotten to tell you about me.” A typical example is the scammer claiming he was hired by the deceased to do driveway paving, treetrimming, or some other home-related service. When the victim says they don’t know anything about the scheduled work, the scammer produces a contract, supposedly signed by the spouse a few weeks before the death. The contract is usually a poor copy so that that supposed signature can’t be properly seen. The scammer feigns concern and so might agree not to provide the contracted service, but still insists on collecting some type of cancellation fee. Another ploy invokes the memory of the deceased in an attempt to sell a memento. The survivor gets a trinket in the mail engraved with the name of the deceased. Also included is an invoice. There might even be a note claiming that the deceased had ordered the gift especially for the spouse. I would recommend that you just ship the “gift” back.

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…Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson The scammer might even try to add an air of authenticity and urgency to the call by saying that someone from the funeral home was holding on another line waiting for the funds to be re-leased. The victim is asked for a credit card or bank account number to make at least a partial payment on the insurance premium. Don’t feel pressured to respond right away. The best thing you can do is hang up and contact your insurance company and the funeral home directly to make sure everything is all right. As always, don’t ever give your personal information—such as credit card number, banking information, or social security card—over the phone. Legitimate insurance companies don’t do business in this manner. ST

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hen inflammation occurs, chemical mediators are released from cells and joint tissue. This process can damage cartilage, bone, and ligaments and cause joint deformities and function impairment, better known as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) a chronic progressive inflammatory arthritis and autoimmune disease. Until the last several years, strategic RA treatment ranged from NSAIDs (non-ster oidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and corticosteroids for symptom control, to a more biologically modifying process by adding Methotrexate (MTX) or other disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for joint damage control and prevention. Unfortunately, despite their power, DMARD treatment was still unsatisfactory. Luckily, more current secret weapons called biologic DMARDs already approved by the FDA, such as etanercept (Enbrel), infliximab (Remicade) and adalimumab (Humira) have dramatically changed the way we treat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic, and ankylosing arthritis. Their biological effect allows them to effectively block chemical mediators, thus rendering tumor necrosing factor (TNF) molecules unavailable for use within the inflammatory process, and labeling them Anti-TNF biologic DMARDs. The fact that biologic DMARDs can block chemical mediators, gives them the ability to prevent cartilage, bone and ligament damage.

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Q: My family owned one of the earliest television sets ever produced for consumers, a RCA Model TT-5. It is in a wooden cabinet and is the tabletop model. Almost everyone who sees it wants to buy it, but we have no idea of what it is worth. Can you help me? —Mike, Yonkers, NY A: Your television set—with a fivechannel tuner—is extremely rare. It was manufactured in 1939, has a 5-inch screen and is worth about $15,000. *** Q: I found an old coffee grinder at a flea market. It is a mill that was manufactured by John M. Waddel of Greenfield, Ohio, and is the improved model 1050. I paid $50 for it, and think I probably got a bargain. —Andy, Albuquerque, NM A: Your coffee grinder, according to the original sales description, was designed as a good, low-priced mill with burr and shell so constructed as to grind very fine. It likely was manufactured during the 1890s and is probably worth in the $95 to $150 range. Collectors should be aware that grinders are still

being manufactured, and reproductions of the older models are plentiful. *** Q: I recently inherited several dozen pieces of costume jewelry, mostly from the 1940s and ’50s. Some of the pieces are designs by Eisenberg, Duette, Corocraft, and Natty Creations. Can you recommend someone who can help me establish the values? —Sam, Norman, OK A: Janet Lawwill is an expert who can help you. She buys, sells and appraises vintage costume jewelry as well as estate pieces. Her contact information is P.O. Box 36269, Tucson, AZ 85740; www.sparklz.com and Jewel@ Sparklz.com A good reference is Warman’s Vintage Jewelry: Identification And Price Guide, by Leigh Leshner (Krause, $24.99). ST Write to Larry Cox in care of King Features Weekly Service, P.O. Box 536475, Orlando, FL 32853-6475, or e-mail to ques tionsforcox@aol.com Due to the large volume of mail he receives, Mr. Cox is unable to personally answer all reader questions. Do not send any materials requiring return mail.

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Humane Society Update by Michelle Pari

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s the temperatures begin to cool down, it is a reminder that winter is on its way. If you have a cat that currently lives outdoors, this is a perfect time to consider the possibility of moving it indoors and away from the cold weather. Whether you are caring for a longtime pet cat or a friendly stray, the transition is probably not as difficult as you might expect. Even though an outdoor cat may not be using a litter box currently, if it has ever been trained in the past, it is likely to pick up the habit again almost immediately. For a former indoor/outdoor cat, it is a good idea to use two boxes filled with fine-grain, clumping litter. Place one box in a permanent spot, and put the other box at the door the cat once used to exit the house. When your cat realizes it cannot get outside, it will use the box by the door. Over time, slowly move this box closer to the permanent litter box, and eventually you can remove one of the boxes. If your cat has never been litter box trained, a confinement method may be necessary. Set the cat up in a large crate complete with litter box, resting space, food, water, and toys. Remember to visit your cat often during this period, giving it plenty of affection, and periodically allow it outside the crate for exercise and grooming. Once the cat is consistently using her litter box, it can be moved to a small room, and

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you can continually increase its space as it becomes more comfortable, ultimately allowing your cat to roam in the house. Access to a window ledge safely allows your cat to keep an eye on birds and other wildlife outside the house. It is also important to have plenty of toys available for the newly indoor cat to keep it entertained. Offer your cat several scratching posts, as it is probably used to scratching wherever it pleases outdoors. It is often best to place these posts in sunny areas or in front of furniture that you are trying to protect from the cat. Even after being trained inside, some cats will still make a run for the door any time it opens. You can try to avoid this by drawing your cat away from the door with a toy or treat before opening it. In areas with bad weather, cats often lose their enthusiasm outdoors quickly once they are exposed to the elements. If you have a cat enclosure to place in your yard, you may be able to let your cat outside for short periods of time, allowing it to get some fresh air. If you start the process of moving your cat indoors now, you should have a happy, well-adjusted cat through the winter. ST Tyler Stover is the community outreach director for the Halifax Humane Society in Daytona Beach. He can be reached at 386-274-4703, ext. 320, or tstover@hali faxhumanesociety.org See Pets on page B-7


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unrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset, swiftly through the years.” The melody from “Fiddler On The Roof” continues to float through my mind. Where have all the years gone? It seems like only yesterday that my granddaughter, Amanda, was that energetic, exuberant little girl who ran with her outstretched arms to greet me at the airport. Living hundreds of miles away made those visits few and far between—only once or twice a year, but oh, so precious to me. That's why when my husband suggested we retire in Texas, it was a no-brainer for me. I missed being close to family and all those hugs and kisses. Yet now, living just a few blocks away, I sense a distance has grown between Amanda and me. It has been a long time since I've gotten a hug without asking. Granted, Amanda isn’t a little girl anymore. She has become an attractive young woman. I know Amanda is beautiful inside as well, but I wonder, Does she know it? I sense a struggle within. What is it about those teen years that may have caused a rift between us? How do we break down the invisible wall I feel standing between us? Now in just a few short days, Amanda will be stepping into that monumental year —the year we all seem to eagerly long for as our rite of passage to adulthood. What

can I do to show Amanda she is special on her 21st birthday? Memories of other special events nudged me as I pulled out the stack of family photo albums tucked away in the cupboard and began to turn back the pages of time. What if I made a unique album just for her— one with pictures of the three of us together that would tell her, “Thanks for all the wonderful memories we had.” Beside each picture, David and I took turns writing our thoughts about what those moments meant to us. As I gazed at the snapshot of when I held her at 3 weeks old, I told her, “It was love at first sight for me.” Dancing with her in his arms while still in their pajamas one Christmas morning, the look of total contentment on Grandpa’s face told her, “I could have danced all night.” As the album quickly fills with wonderful memories of summer vacations, Christmas, and other holidays throughout the years, I wonder if this effort will be enough. Leaving Amanda’s gift with our daughter for their family weekend-getaway celebration, I knew I’d have to wait to find out when they returned. That evening the phone rang, and I heard words that were music to my “Grandma —I had to call you before we left! I love my album! It is so awesome—you made me cry. I love you.” Tears filled my eyes as I answered: “I love you too, Amanda. Happy 21st birthday!” ST

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Books Judy: A Legendary Film Career Reviewed by Larry Cox

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eventy-five years ago this autumn, Pigskin Parade, a film musical that featured a rather tired plot involving a college football game, opened in theaters around the country. The cast included Stuart Erwin, Betty Grable, comedian Patsy Kelly, singer Tony Martin, and the Yacht Club Boys. Judy Garland also appeared in the film and was listed 10th—or dead last—on the promotional poster. Although the film was not a major box-office hit, movie-goers did take notice of Garland and the incredible energy she brought to the screen. During the years that followed, she evolved to become one of the world's greatest entertainers. In addition to her film work, she was a frequent performer on network radio, a major talent at Decca records and did concert tours that brought her international fame. John Fricke, winner of two Emmy Awards, has a book that documents Garland’s film work in detail supplemented with more than 600 images, many published for the first time.

This book is divided into four main parts spanning the years from 1936 to 1963. Along with her film work, there is a brief biography and highlights of her radio, television, and concert work, contemporary reviews, and comments from her co-stars and co-workers. Also included are musical number listings, synopses, and production histories. Most intriguing, however, are the film productions for which she was supposedly considered but for one reason or another failed to do. One only has to look at the preproduction costume stills of Annie Get Your Gun to wonder what that movie would have been like if Garland had starred in it as originally planned instead of Betty Hutton. Judy Garland was a superstar who helped redefine American entertainment and left an indelible mark on our popular culture. John Fricke has compiled a fitting tribute that not only showcases Garland's film roles and achievements, but celebrates one of this country's brightest talents. ST Books reviewed in this column are available at your local bookstore.

Finding Balance In The Battle Against Vertigo If you are one of the millions of Americans who suffer from spells of dizziness, you may now take a sigh of relief. A new procedure called canalith repositioning conducted at the Center for Dizziness, Balance & Motion Sickness will eliminate this problem in 85% of patients. The medical term for this condition is Benign Positional Vertigo; it can cause people to feel nausea, lose their balance, and prevent simple normal activities from being accomplished. At the Center for Dizziness, Balance & Hearing Loss, Dr. Jay Katz has been helping people lead productive and normal lives again without the use of any drugs. One patient states, “Don’t ask me what he did, even my husband was watching and even isn’t sure, but it’s wonderful.” A graduate of Georgetown University Medical School, Dr. Katz trained in Otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, and conducted extensive research on motion sickness at the University of Miami Dizziness and Balance Center. By far, the most common cause of vertigo in people over 65 is benign positional dizziness that occurs while the person is bending over, looking up, and lying down, Katz explained. It has been reported that balance related falls account for more than one-half of the accidental deaths among the elderly.” To diagnose the patient’s dizziness and balance condition, Dr. Katz conducts a thorough office examination. The balance system in the inner ear involves a tiny set of three semicircular canals, tubes of fluids shaped a bit like a scissors handle. The utricle is lined with nerve filaments, beneath a sticky pad of crystals. During the normal aging process the gravity-sensing crystals, called otoliths, are released from the utricle and work their way into the semicircular canal, where they float in fluid, head movements cause the otoliths to stimulate nerve endings, which results in vertigo, explains Dr. Katz. Once other causes of dizziness have been eliminated, he can proceed immediately with canalith repositioning.

The condition is treated by a simple in-office maneuver where the patient’s head is tilted in several positions in such a way as to remove this debris from the fluid in the inner ear, Katz states. Canalith repositioning is a highly effective treatment and can be easily repeated if dizziness returns or is not completely eliminated the first time. While little known, this procedure is fully covered by Medicare and other types of insurance. Dr. Katz also treats people with balance problems. Way too often, people are told “you’re getting older, what do you expect?” But it is not a normal part of aging to lose your balance, Katz said. Certain antibiotics or viral infections can damage the balance nerves leaving individuals with an insecure feeling when walking, especially when stepping off a curb, walking on an uneven surface like pebbles or lawns and walking in the dark. When balance problems arise, Katz said, people have a tendency to restrict their activity and then the brain doesn’t get enough stimulation to learn how to compensate for the injury. Vestibular Rehabilitation and Balance Retraining (which is performed in our office) is very effective in restoring balance by a process of adaptation and compensation. Dr. Katz also treats people with Meniere’s disease that is characterized by episodes of vertigo that last anywhere from 15 minutes to 24 hours and is also associated with hearing loss and ringing in the ears. For more information on the treatment of dizziness or balance, or to make an appointment, please call DR. JAY KATZ at the Center For Dizziness & Balance at (386)864-5910. 9 Pine Cone Dr., Ste. 104 Palm Coast, FL 32137 Across From The Post Office Now Accepting Humana Insurance

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here's a way to possibly reduce the risk of dementia or cognitive impairment, or lessen its impact if it strikes, and it does not involve taking a pill. The medical journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings recently published a review of the literature to see if there was any evidence of its theory that exercise can help fight dementia. After looking at 1,600 papers, it reported that, yes, aerobic exercise significantly reduced the risk of dementia and reduced the risk of mild cognitive impairment. Additionally, exercise helped to slow the diseases after it started. It doesn't happen overnight. In one study, it took 6 to 12 months for the test results to show up. The literature showed that participants had better spatial memory and slower loss of brain matter. In another study, brain scans (MRI) showed better connectivity, meaning that the pathways in the brain improved. Even more, exercise was associated with a slowing of dementia caused by small blood vessel disease.

What does this mean for us? It means that aerobic exercise, or anything that gets the heart pumping and increases the need for oxygen, results in better blood flow to the brain. Brain pathways stay open and cognitive abilities are preserved or improved. Aerobic exercise, however, doesn't necessarily mean we need to work out at the gym. Daily walks at a rate that pumps up the heart rate a bit, swimming, seated workouts, and senior fitness classes can all help. More studies need to be done, but the review of all that literature indicates that we're on the right track if we exercise. Ask your doctor before you start anything new. 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 send e-mail to columnreply@ gmail.com

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harles Jones said, “Five years from now you will be pretty much as you are today except for two things: the books you read and the people you get close to.” If you disbelieve him, do an exercise I did today. Write the titles of books and the names of close friends that have profoundly impacted you. By profoundly I mean books and people that quickly changed the direction and quality of your life. I ended up with fewer than ten books and friends. We choose our books more consciously than our close friends. We literally stumble into people who become close to us. We may have an innate recognition that this person will become dear to us, but most of the time it is awhile before deep bonding. Here’s what I mean by a book that can profoundly change us. While struggling to make ends meet as a teacher, I worked on weekends as a guard at a bank building. One night I saw a book on a lawyer’s desk as I made my early round. I borrowed it and sat in the lobby reading it until the end of my shift. I could hardly wait until the next day’s shift to get my hands on it again. Within three months I doubled my salary. The title of the book was How To Make A Habit Of Success by Robert Haldane. It struck down one of my fundamental life assumptions—that we learn from our failures. It clearly convinced me that we only learn the deep lessons from our successes. To make profound changes, a book must move us away from thoughts that keep us stuck in the mud of comfortable assumptions. We also need to choose a few friends for the same purpose. A friend who always agrees with you is a delight, but we need a few who love us enough to make us think. One of my closest friends is an atheist. I figure if my spiritual values cannot withstand the hand grenades he sometimes lobs into my warm and fuzzy theological foxholes, how can they possibly withstand life’s tornadoes? He likes me well enough to always tell me exactly what he thinks. Every believer needs a non-believing friend. Every nonbeliever needs a believing friend. However, it must always be a close friend or we will not pay attention. We will automatically shut them out. I am not saying we need

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constant debates with our close friends. Most of our time with them should be fun and fulfilling. Add honesty and openness to fun and fulfillment and you have a lifechanging friendship.

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My Sunday Journal Books should serve the same purpose. Being raised in a religious atmosphere that inclined me to think I should go out and save the world, laying down the precious moments of my life in service to others. It made me ready for the jolt of Harry Browne’s How I Found Freedom In An Unfree World. It was a powerful relief to know that I cannot make anyone happy unless I first make myself happy. It took the world off my back. Instead of making me self-centered, it gave me the balance to serve others without being in the strain of guilt. What new book do you keep thinking you should read? What new friend do you need to get close to? Dare to go for it. ST

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Do You Have All The Facts On Whether You Should Keep Your Home Or Move To A Retirement Community? Understanding all of the cost of owning my house vs. living in a retirement community. Have you been caught off guard by expenses lately? Do you know the real cost of owning a house in 2011? Are you aware of all the budget expenses for your home? What are the risks? How to's on making savvy business decisions, and planning strategies for your next move. Mike Pepin, Realtor/Broker/Pepin Real Estate

Monday November 7 10:30 am

Is Clutter A Creeping Up On You? Having Trouble Letting Go Of Stuff? Are you having trouble letting go of something that's been bugging you? It could be a pile of things you no longer need, use, or love. Are you trying to avoid it, ignore it, walk around it and stuff it wherever you can, but no… Just think of the piles of pictures, papers, and JUNK sitting around taking up your space. When clutter starts creeping into your home and your life, then it's inevitably a challenge… Strategies to address clutter, and come clean! LindaDixon,CommunityServicesRepresentative Home Instead Senior Care of Volusia County

Monday November 14 10:30 am

Weak or Overactive Bladder? Urinary Incontinence? While urinary incontinence can be an uncomfortable condition, a professional health evaluation and recommended treatment may help patients start regaining control today. Medical research has proven that such programs help reduce leakage by 65–70 percent in over 80 percent of people with bladder control problems. In fact, the U.S. government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recommends this approach before using drugs or surgery for treating bladder control problems. Aegis Therapies, Inc.

Tuesday November 15 3 pm

Alzheimer’s Disease Knowing The Warning Signs; Early Detection Matters Understanding the difference between age-related memory loss and Alzheimer's. The 10 warning signs. Risk factors. What to do if someone they know has signs of the disease. Getting a diagnosis, available treatment, planning for the future, and participating in clinical trials. Sharon Melton, Alzheimer's Association

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The Tao Of Chocolate In a world where you never know what you’re gonna get, there are still a few sweet truths that never let you down. Mark Spivey, MA, LCSW, Chaplain, Halifax Health-Hospice of Volusia/Flagler

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Seniors Today Volusia Edition Oct. 28th 2011