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February 3, 2012

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hinking of shedding some of those unwanted pounds? With so many diets to choose from how does one find the right regimen to follow? Which one will work for me and which one offers the fastest results? These are the questions dieters are asking. These are hard questions to answer since many factors affect the outcome. Lifestyle, type of work, activity level, likes and dislikes, are just a few of the factors that play a role in the effectiveness of a diet. In addition, older folks need to consider medical conditions and medication. Losing weight healthfully and keeping the weight off requires a long term commitment. Some changes are necessary in the foods eaten, portion sizes, activity level, and possibly the timing of meals. There are some key ingredients to safely losing weight and keeping it off. Ask yourself the following questions. • Have you checked with your doctor for a safe weight loss program? • Are you getting your daily nutrients? Many diet plans limit the amount of food too severely and do not allow for the minimum daily requirements. • Do you eat at all meal times or do you skip meals? Do you include snacks to keep from getting too hungry or missing out on certain nutrients?

• Do you eat a variety of foods, such as whole grains, vegetables, and fruits? Some diet plans eliminate whole groups of foods.


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• Have you reduced the number of calories you drink? Consider eating whole fruits instead of fruit drinks or juices. Your benefit from the added fiber and less sugar. Avoid soft drinks and alcoholic beverages that offer nothing more than sugar calories. • Are you choosing your calories wisely? Nutrient packed foods like fruits and vegetables, dairy, and whole grains will help you feel satisfied longer. • How is your activity level? Add activities that you enjoy like gardening or walking. Be physically active for at least 30 minutes on most days of the week. If that’s too long for you, break up the activity into three sessions of ten minutes each. ST Kathy M. Bryant is with the Volusia County Extension Office. For further information, call 386-822-5778.

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Seniors Today 360 S. Yonge, Street Ormond Beach, FL 32174 Phone: (386) 677-7060 Fax: (386) 677-0836 Website: Published by Schillinger Enterprises, Inc. Chairman Of The Board David Schillinger General Manager Bonnie Schillinger Editor Bonnie Gragg Staff Writers Kitty Maiden Peggy & George Goldtrap

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.

What’s Happening Around Town… Your Financial Journey Come learn the steps you can take at plan your financial journey on Thurs., Feb. 23 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Florida Hospital Flagler, 60 Memorial Medical Pkwy., Palm Coast. Topics will include: Saving & Investing, Estate Planning & Charitable Gifting, Managing Credit/Staying Out Of Debt, and Effective Tax Strategies. For details or to RSVP, call 386-586-4440.

Hospital Volunteers Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center in Daytona Beach is seeking year-round volunteers to contribute time and talents in various hospital departments. Could you be interested in a four-hour shift, once a week? Several openings are available on the main campus and off-site areas. If you would like to perform a valuable service to benefit others, please contact Donna Kearns at 386-231-3030 for more information.

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Are you over the age of 62? Calling all crooners, dancers, musicians, singers, comedians, and puppeteers! Join the fun at the Riviera, 1823 Ridgewood Ave., Holly Hill. Open Casting Call is Thurs., Feb. 9, Semi-finals are Thurs., Feb. 16, and Finals are Thurs., March 1. All events are from 1:30–3:30 P.M. All fans and performers are welcome and refreshments served at each event.

Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Lorenzo Phan will hold a free seminar on acupuncture for allergy and sinus relief at the Acupuncture & Skin Care Clinic, 725 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. 15, Ormond Beach on Wed., February 22 from 2-3 P.M. Dr. Lorenzo Phan will demonstrate the great success acupuncture and herbal solutions have on allergy and sinus relief. Dr. Phan will be available to answer all your questions and give demonstrations on those who attend. Seating is limited. For additional information and to RSVP call at 386-615-1203 or visit Acubeauty

Rummage Sale The Flagler Woman’s Club invites you to our Annual Rummage Sale on Friday, February 10 and Saturday, February 11 from 9 A.M.–2 P.M. at the clubhouse at 1524 South Central Ave., Flagler Beach. Plenty of things to choose from including jewelry, household items, home decor, clothing, toys, electronics, collectibles, and much more at bargain prices. Proceeds go back into the community. For details, call 386-437-5442

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Learn about estate planning in a free seminar hosted by José H. Silva, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones and presented by attorneys Melvin Stack and Thomas Upchurch on Wed., Feb. 15 from 12 NOON to 1:30 P.M. at 555 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. H-10. You will learn more about what to consider when creating your will, the benefits of trusts in estate planning, how to help reduce taxes on your estate, and how insurance can help protect your family. Lunch will be served. Reserve your space at 386-671-9488.

Adults can learn about computers, at the New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway this February. Upcoming programs include: Computer Basics: 9:30 A.M., Wednesday, Feb. 8. This lecture-based course is for adults with little or no computer experience and learn a few basic Internet searching tips and then E-mail And Attachments at 9:30 A.M., Wednesday, Feb. 15. Learn how to get a free address, compose emails, add pictures and documents, and more in this lecture-based workshop. Registration is required for all classes. Call 386-424-2910, ext. 104.

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Looking for a unique gift for your Valentine this year? You won’t want to miss this concert on Sat., Feb. 11 at 7 P.M. at the Ormond Beach Performing Art center. Enjoy songs of yesteryear from The Platters, The Temptations, The Coasters, and The Drifters. This is sure to be a concert that will please all. For ticket details, call 877-398-3756.

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Do you have too much stuff? Tired of Clutter? Then join Grand Villa, 535 N. Nova Rd., Ormond Beach on Wed. Feb. 8 at 11 A.M. for a free seminar presented by Linda Dixon who will give nuts and bolts practical advice for seniors on how to recognize clutter zones and their hazards, how to talk to someone about clutter, and eliminate clutter creep. Refreshments will be served. Come and bring a friend! Reserve your seat by calling 386-868-0722.

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The Friends of the Library will sell hardcover books and paperbacks (25 cents–$1) in the DeLand Regional Library auditorium, 130 E. Howry Ave. from 9:30 A.M. to 4:45 P.M., Friday, Feb. 10; and 9:30 A.M. to 3 P.M., Saturday, Feb. 11. A pre-sale will be open for viewing at 3 P.M., Thursday, Feb. 9, and buyers can purchase books at pre-sale prices from 4 to 7:15 P.M.

Outreach Dinner Open Arms is an outreach ministry for the blind and visually impaired in the Daytona Beach area. You are invited to a free dinner, fellowship, and a program being offered at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 724 Big Tree Road, South Daytona, on the second Saturday of every month from 4–6 P.M. Please call the church office and leave a message at 386-767-6542 one week prior to reserve your place.

Flagler Avenue Art Walk, New Smyrna Art Walk on historic Flagler Avenue in New Smyrna Beach is held from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. the fourth Saturday of each month. The popular event along the quaint five-blocks from the river to the ocean, features works by resident and visiting artists, free children’s activities, entertainment, and street musicians. For additional information or to receive an artist’s application, call 386-428-2150 or visit online at: www.flaglergallery

Special Valentine Gift Say I love you with a song! Song Of The Coast, a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, will be delivering Singing Valentines, Sun., Mon., or Tues., Feb. 12–14. For a $40 donation, your sweetie will be serenaded, barbershop style, by a costumed quartet of ladies and given a personalized Valentine card. The Singing Valentines can be delivered at home, work, or in your favorite restaurant. You may also request singing for other special occasions. For reservations, call Rose at 386-428-7869 or Voice Mail at 386-252-0300.

Support Group Alzheimer Support The A.C.E.S. (Alzheimer Caregiver Education & Support) offer caregivers support and practical care suggestions and tips for everyday living. The group meets the 2nd Saturday each month at Our Lady Of Lourdes, 201 University Blvd., Daytona Beach. For more information, call 386-214-3833. Alcoholics Anonymous An Alcoholics Anonymous support group called 1, 2, 3, Miracle will meet at Covenant United Methodist Church, 3701 S. Clyde Morris Blvd. in Port Orange every Thrus. at 8 P.M. For more details, call Bill at 386-383-9470.

Those Were The Days


aving always lived in Virginia, our first trip to Florida was quite surprising. We always heard of Daytona Beach as the World’s Most Famous Beach, so we thought nothing of stopping in Jacksonville to pick up a Daytona paper so we could get a head start on planning our vacation. Not possible. Unlike the New York Times, that newspaper was just available locally. We came to Florida for a visit, inspired by the fact that my parents had a “mom and pop” motel on the ocean. It was Christmastime and in their living room was a huge fireplace made of, what appeared to be, coquina rock. It was so beautiful. Though the weather was very nice, we had a fire in the fireplace and contentment reigned throughout our visit. The next time we visited Florida, we got together with family friends and came in the summertime. It was a wonderful vacation, spending time at the inlet watching the shrimp boats come in, checking out the lighthouse, hearing all about the whale that was washed up on the motel lawn through a break in the seawall during a hurricane… and, most of all, getting deep suntans. Eventually we came to Florida with General Electric and, like many others, we never left. The NASCAR races were still being run on the beach because of the hard packed sand but progress was being made to construct the track. Many people in town invested in the venture. A1A was still 2-lanes with the road peaking in the middle allowing sand to accumulate on both sides. To the west, Nova Road (also 2-lanes and the truck route) bore deep ruts from traveling vehicles. On a slightly rainy day, driving on Nova Road would send water flying to the top of the car. Even that was an adventure. We learned right away that there was an association called 2,000 Cottages. During busy seasons, days were assigned to motels as clearing houses. All the motel managers called in their vacancies to the one in charge that day and visitors were effectively given the address of an available motel vacancy. Across from the Seafoam Motel was a former drive-in theater that had been turned

into a church. People could go there in their cars, dressed however they wished. They would put speakers in their car windows for the church service. The church has stayed and grown from those early days and is still a place for residents and visitors to worship. When we moved here, there were no taxicabs. Everyone in town got where they were going by car or on a lovely trolley that ran on A1A.

You Name It …by Kitty Maiden

In the mid-60s and early 70s, some motel managers were reluctant to encourage motorcyclists to stay with them. It was a scary time when writers were telling you all about the worst of the lot. It wasn’t but a few years before the town came to know and appreciate the coming of the cyclists in March. Now we look forward to their coming in March and October. Many motorcycle clubs have begun having charitable runs to benefit some important local projects. One thing that surprised me a few years ago. We singers were in Daytona Beach Shores (DBS) during the holidays for engagements and the mayor arranged for a group of eight of us. Having first come to DBS when we arrived in Florida, I was familiar with the lifestyle of those days. Returning there, I learned that, though the town had grown; the highrisers had gone up where the vacant acreage used to be; the town was beautifully decorated for Christmas and the community was far more involved that when my dad was the first City Manager of the town, very little had changed. In other words, the town looked different, there were different people, etc. but I felt as though I had never left there. To feel as much at home, as if it was the 70s, was a surprise. Though a few miles from there, I’ve been your neighbor for quite some time and like an expression I once heard, “It’s been real!” ST Kitty Maiden is a staff writer for Seniors Today.

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ecently in conversation with Peg about an unknown outcome, I made reference to the $64 question. A grandchild perked up and asked: ‘What's the $64 question Papa?’ ‘What is’… or ‘who is’… or ‘when was... Papa?’… is a frequent question around our house. The phrase comes up when one of us, in the presence of one of our grands, discusses something which is totally foreign to their reality or beyond their frame of reference. Our nostalgic departures are black holes in their experience. Our ‘remember when’ is pretty much total mystery to our grands. Because of our ties to the entertainment industry over the years, Peg and I will often quote or recall some famous performer in an effort to prove a point or revisit a special occasion. I might say for example, ‘As Will Rogers once said’… whereupon one of my grands would chime in…’Who is Will Rogers, Papa?’ Who indeed? Then I don’t have to tell you… do I? Rogers, (November 4, 1879–August 15, 1935), was an American cowboy, vaudeville performer, humorist, social commentator, and motion picture actor, beloved by most Americans. Rogers died in an air crash in Alaska. The $64 dollar Question was a popular radio show that sprang from its predecessor, Take It Or Leave It, (April 1940 to July 1947). Three names became household words from the show's run; Gary and Jack Paar (beginning is June 1950). As the contestant progressed, each question was more difficult and with each correct answer, the money doubled until it reached $64… a sizable sum in those days. The term “That's the $64 question” became a common phrase applied to anything that proved difficult. All that happened in the 40s and 50s—all ancient history. By 1955, and the advent of TV, the reworked show had become The $64,000 Question and was generating enormous audiences. Howie Mandel said, “This is the $64,000 question.” Other quiz successes followed during TV’s golden era: Twenty Questions, Tic-Tac-Dough, Deal Or No

Deal, (radio version), You Bet Your Life with Grocho Marks and a host of others.

Happy Talk …by George & Peggy Goldtrap Then along came hugely popular, TwentyOne, and The Charles Van Doren cheating scandal. That became Q&A television’s death knell which lasted for several years. The scandal became a successful movie. Ah… show biz. Q&A’s didn’t really come back ‘big’ until, Jeopardy, The Wheel, and Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Among the youth they are challenged by hand held electronic games requiring some hand skills but little learning. ‘What's the Wheel Papa? Another phrase that hangs in my old broadcast noggin is ‘Give that Man, 10 silver dollars’! (What’s a silver dollar, Papa?) Remember Dr. I.Q? Assistants roamed the audience looking for contestants and then reported to the host…’I have a lady in the balcony doctor! The lady, (or gentleman) would be asked general questions of Dr I.Q. and correct answers got them silver dollars and a box of Mars bars. I recently gave some old silver dollars to a couple of grandsons and they were the first such coins they had ever seen. They were startled to learn that they were worth much more than a dollar. Now imagine, with your greatest mental energies, when your great-grands will be asking, ‘'What’s a digital camera, Papa’? Or maybe, ‘What’s a space lab, Papa? Or, who is Ronald Reagan, Papa'? Use these precious fleeting moments to share a little history… before the grands grow up and discover they know everything and you know almost nothing. Tell ’em everything you read in the encyclopedia. 'What’s an encyclopedia Papa?' ST

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Benefits Of Group Personal Training


illiam H. Danforth said, “Our most valuable possessions are those which can be shared without lessening those which, when shared, multiply.” There are many things in the world which if shared with others yield more fun and excitement. Watching movies, eating out, traveling, and sightseeing are experiences that are enhanced when you share them with people. The same truth holds for group personal training. Fitness professionals and researchers feel that group workouts can provide many advantages. One of the primary benefits is safety. There are many people who join a fitness facility but are unaware of how to use the equipment and need direction on how to workout. All this can be overwhelming in the beginning and act as a big deterrent. Also, if you do not have the right knowledge on how to use the equipment it can have undesirable effects like delayed results or injury. The second benefit that you reap from a group training class is that it enables you to save a lot of money. Hiring a trainer is quite an expensive affair and not everyone can afford hiring a personal trainer. Since a personal trainer works for the entire group the cost of hiring him would be borne by the group as a whole. Therefore it would cost you much, much less

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fitness program. When you join group training, you’re getting a complete support system that is built in to motivate and encourage you to carry on with your exercises and fitness routines. This is extremely helpful for those dull days when you are just not in a mood of exercising. With group training you can invite whichever family members, friends, and colleagues you’d like to join you and hire an experienced trainer together. Once you start working out with others you’ll see that time shared really does multiply benefits. ST Heath Barrow is the owner of Younger You Fitness, “Daytona’s Premiere 50-plus Fitness Specialists.” He welcomes any questions or comments and can be reached at 386-295-3639 or at YoungerYouFit

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ary and Charlie Mitchell had planned on celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary at the Outback Steakhouse, just as they had celebrated their 59th anniversary, but even the best laid plans don’t always work out. Mary, 77, is being treated at Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center for a lung infection and the Ormond Beach couple couldn’t celebrate the way they had originally planned. However, the hospital staff still made sure Mary and Charlie had steak for their special day. The hospital café prepared a steak dinner for the happy couple, complete with asparagus and mashed potatoes, and, best of all, cake! The nursing staff clapped and congratulated the couple as they delivered the surprise meal. Mary and Charlie toasted one another with a glass of sparkling apple cider. “This is so amazing; words cannot express how I feel right now,” Mary said. “Doing something like this is unusual, but you can expect it from this hospital.” After 60 years the couple has four children, 10 grandchildren, and 10 greatgrandchildren. ST

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ccording to the Center for Disease Control, healthcare costs associated with obesity are reaching $150 billion annually. In the United States, obesity is responsible for more than 300,000 deaths a year making it the leading killer of Americans because of its associations to diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol, sleep apnea, asthma, and heart disease. Many Americans get frustrated with dieting because they are unable to keep the weight off. They lose some weight only to gain it right back. As a result, these diets are not effective in achieving or maintaining an ideal weight in the long run. The addition of acupuncture treatments to a sensible regimen of healthy eating and exercise is a break-through in weight management. Gaining popularity in the United States, it enables an individual to lose weight gradually and keep it off. It is important to find a licensed acupuncturist (L.Ac.) who also has a thorough knowledge of nutrition and specific exercises focused on burning abdominal fat, increasing metabolic rates, and enhancing energy level. Many Americans crave sweet, salty, and fried foods which are unhealthy and may lead to diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart attack, and stroke. Acupuncture curbs food cravings. Acupuncture also helps with stress and mood, which are known to be triggers of overeating behaviors. The benefits include better digestion,

increased metabolism, a balanced central nervous system, a stronger immune system, and a deeper sense of relaxation and general well-being. These benefits are being validated through research all over the world.

Acupuncture & Skin Care …by Dr. Lorenzo Phan OMD, A.P. Individual nutrition counseling will focus on making healthier food choices. Foods with high water content are especially important because they have an impact on satiety. These foods have larger volume but relatively fewer calories. Foods naturally rich in water include fruits, vegetables, low-fat milk, cooked grains, lean meats, poultry, fish, and beans. By staying on a plan with healthy food choices, individuals can lose weight. Exercise also delivers countless benefits to one’s general health. The different forms of exercises that we incorporate into our program are Tai Chi, Chi Gong, yoga, Pilates, cardiovascular, and strength and flexibility training. The wonderful things you can achieve from this unique program are a beautiful body, a relaxed mind, and optimal health. For information, contact the Acupuncture & Skin Care Clinic, 725 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL 32174 at 386615-1203 or visit www.acubeautyther

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Years Of Love


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hen we first got married my husband, Geno, and I lived in a garage. You may be thinking that we lived in a garage that had been converted into an actual room with real walls and some proper insulation, but that wasn't the case. It was just a regular old garage—the only modification being a large gray carpet scrap on the ground to keep the concrete from feeling quite so cold. The room was furnished with a bed, topped by several colorful striped Mexican blankets, and a worn, dirty-looking, off-white sofa obtained at a yard sale. A very old, very ugly, solid darkwood dresser stood in one corner. Despite the lack of luxury accommodations, our lives there in the garage, huddled under the blankets, was completely smitten. In the mornings, we would wake up and enter the actual house. We'd go into the kitchen, where, with lavish attention to detail, Geno would make me coffee. In the early years—before the careers, before our two kids, and before illness ever touched our lives—back in the days when we both seemed to have a lot more time and energy, the act of Geno making my morning coffee was quite elaborate. First, Geno would grind the espresso beans fresh. Then he would carefully pack them into a European-style stovetop espresso maker, which was a complicated contraption of filters, seals, and various parts that I never could seem to put together properly. As we waited for the coffee to percolate, he would separately heat up two mugs of milk. When the coffee had bubbled and brewed, he added it to the steaming milk, creating delicious homemade lattes. Back then, Starbucks wasn't around, and finding a good latte wasn't as simple as driving to the nearest shopping center. Geno's lattes were the best in town, and I started my days feeling satiated by my coffee's warmness. While drinking our morning coffee, we would chat with our various roommates who lived in the house proper, eat some breakfast, and then go back to the garage. As time went on and our overall lives became more complicated, the coffee rou-

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LIBRA (Sept. 23 to Oct. 22) Expect a temporary setback as you progress toward your goal. Use this time to reexamine your plans and see where you might need to make significant changes. SCORPIO (Oct. 23 to Nov. 21) Some missteps are revealed as the cause of current problems in a personal or professional partnership. Make the necessary adjustments and then move on. SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22 to Dec. 21) Jupiter's influence can help you work through a pesky problem, allowing your naturally jovial attitude to re-emerge stronger than ever. Enjoy your success. CAPRICORN (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19) Set aside your usual reluctance to change, and consider assessing your financial situation to help build on its strengths and minimize its weaknesses. AQUARIUS (Jan. 20 to Feb. 18) Some recently acquired information helps open up a dark part of the past. Resolve to put what you've learned to good use. Travel plans continue to be favored. PISCES (Feb. 19 to March 20) Act on your own keen instincts. Your strong backbone will support you as someone attempts to pressure you into a decision you're not ready to make. ST

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Premier Health Meetings—held in the classrooms of the Medical Office Building, main campus, Daytona Beach. Programs are $11 including lunch. Reserve by 4 PM on the Friday prior to the meeting. Call if you need to cancel. We’ll try to transfer your reservation to a last minute caller; however you will be expected to honor your reservation if a replacement is not available. A salad alternate luncheon is available upon advance request. Thursday, Feb. 23, NOON: Melissa Baumann certified diabetes educator, will help us start off the new year by Getting Our Plate In Shape! She’ll have nutritional and weight-loss suggestions that are practical and easy to use. Menu: Chicken Bruchetta, grilled vegetables, salad, beverages, and low-fat cheesecake with berries. Reserve by 4 PM on Friday, Feb. 17. Thursday, March 22, NOON: Dr. Adel Daas is a gastroenterologist who will address the Signs And Symptoms of GERD, including acid reflux and heartburn. This is a common digestive issue that many people experience. Menu: Baked seafood cakes, vegetables, rolls, beverages, and chocolate cake for dessert. Reserve by 4 PM on Friday, March 16. Thursday, April 26, NOON: Dr. Dany Obeid specializes in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, and sleep medicine. He will join us to talk about Sleep Disorders and what can be done to help you achieve a restful night’s sleep. Menu: Chicken cacciatore, angel hair pasta with red sauce, broccoli/cauliflower mix, rolls, and pineapple upside down cake for dessert. Reserve by 4 PM on Friday, April 20. Activities to learn from and enjoy! Register at 386/615-4334 Monday, Feb. 6: AARP Driver Safety, in the Medical Office Building (main campus) to refresh driving skills for folks age 50+. It includes all the material in one six-hour day. Cost: $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Bring your AARP membership card. The class is 9 AM to 4 PM with a 45-minute lunch break. Bring lunch or purchase it in the hospital’s cafe. Register in advance. Next class: April 9, 9 AM-4 PM. Tuesday, Feb. 28, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM: DVD “Book” Club. The program features two chapters during each session and we enjoy lunch together from the café in between the chapters (your own expense or bring your own). The DVD is Lifelong Health with Prof. Anthony Goodman. This is a book club without reading the book! Use your Premier Health membership card for discounts in the cafe. Future meeting dates are: Tuesday, March 27; Friday, April 20; Wednesday, May 23; and Tuesday, June 19. Mark your calendar, call in your reservation, and plan to join in.

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Thursday, March 8, NOON: Financial Town Hall sponsored by the Foundation. Enjoy a complimentary lunch and speaker who will answer your financial questions. We’ll focus on taxes, but all financial questions are welcome. Located on the 11th floor classroom, main campus. Reserve ahead to save your seat.

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Sunday, March 11: Hello Dolly!, Alhambra Dinner Theater, Jacksonville. See and hear this Tony Award winning story for Best Musical starring Sally Struthers—who is just about perfect as Dolly Levi in this production full of spectacular costumes, dancing, and singing. We have all front row seats for this show—reserve now. Cost: $65 per person. Bus pickups: 9:15 AM, Beville Road; 9:30 AM, FHMMC; and 10 AM, Flagler. Advance reservations are required. Thursday and Friday, March 22 and 23: Books Are Fun. A wide variety of new books and other gift items for sale in the café annex, main campus. This is a fun way to shop, drop by after the monthly luncheon program and browse to your heart’s content. Free valet parking at the front door. Sale times: 7 AM to 4 PM both days. All proceeds benefit the hospital. Wednesday, April 18: Orlando Regional History Center. Enjoy this special exhibit titled The Serious Art Of Make Believe, from the Archives of Universal Orlando Resort. We’ll have a docent tour of the whole museum and peek inside the creative genius behind the theme-park entertainment experience. There are many detailed drawings, architectural plans, and models as well as scale models of scenes and productions.

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Section B February 3, 2012 Halifax Humane Society—Tails From The Front s we begin the month of February, we realized that we have not yet noted that January was National Walk Your Pet month. In many areas of the country, the weather is not very cooperative with this celebration, but here in Central Florida, it is a perfect time of the year to get in the habit of walking your dog more often. Several animal behaviorists believe that many of your dog’s problems can be helped by providing more structured exercise. As we have discussed previously, taking your

dog for a regular walk can actually help you improve your fitness level as well. Studies have shown that people who commit to regular dog walking are more consistent with their exercise than those who walk with another person, or those with other exercise plans. Some dogs may not like walking on a leash, and will pull on it, making for an uncomfortable walk for both you and them. In this case, a Weiss Walkie may be the solution. The Weiss Walkie is a special leash designed to eliminate leash-pulling without causing pain to the dog. It works by wrap-

ping around the dog’s chest, shifting the center of balance away from its neck. When a dog pulls on its Weiss Walkie, it feels a small amount of pressure against its chest, which naturally causes it to stop pulling and become calm. The Weiss Walkie is available at Halifax Humane Society for both small and large dogs. Donations needed. The Halifax Humane Society relies on donations of all kinds from our community in order to function. One of the ways we are able to meet the needs of homeless animals is through the generosity of people like your-

self donating items frequently used at our shelter. Please go to our website listed below for a list of needed items. ST For details about these and other adoptables, call the Halifax Humane Society, 386-274-4703, ext. 337; visit the shelter at 2364 LPGA Blvd., Daytona Beach; or online at Hours are 10 A.M.–6 P.M., Monday-Saturday; and 10 A.M.–2 P.M., Sunday. 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 at tstover@hal

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Peripheral Neuropathy What is Peripheral Neuropathy? Peripheral neuropathy is a common neurological disorder resulting from damage to the peripheral nerves. The peripheral nerves are the nerves connecting your spinal cord and brain to other parts of your body. It may be caused by diseases of the nerves or of a systemic illnesses. What are the common symptoms? Symptoms included weakness, numbness, paresthesia (abnormal sensations such as burning, pricking, or tingling) and pain in the arms, hands, legs, and/or feet. Usually symptoms occur on both sides (both feet or both hands). You may also experience loss of balance and coordination or shooting pain that may be worse at night and extremely sensitivite to touch. In some cases, you may even lose the ability to stand, walk, or hold objects in your hand. Peripheral neuropathy can also affect the nerves that control autonomic functions such as bladder and bowel function. The nerve damage can also make people prone to infections. Treatment Options: In entrapment or compression neuropathy, treatment may consist of splinting, surgical decompression of the ulnar or median nerves, or physical therapy combined with acupunture. Splints may be useful in preventing contractures.

Self Care & Preventions: Avoid illfitting shoes. Keep your feet and hand cool. Massage your hands or feet. Walk with a cane or other form of support to keep your balance. Therapeutic exercise can enhance your of life.

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What is the prognosis? Recovery from peripheral neuropathy is usually slow. Depending on the type of peripheral neuropathy, the patient may fully recover without residual effects or may partially recover with some sensory, motor, or blood vessel deficits. Physical Therapy & Acupuncture: Most neuropathies can be helped with the use of physical therapy and acupuncture. Acupuncture is effective in safely increasing local circulation and reducing the pain associated with neuropathies. By combining acupuncture and therapy, pressure on a nerve can be relieved and patients experience a faster recovery and return to a pain-free lifestyle. If you have questions or need more information, please call 386-615-4800.

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fter a long winter’s hiatus, my friend, Lloyd, and I decided that we would go on our first fishing trip of the spring season. All of our trips start with a stop by Hardee’s for a couple of sausage biscuits to ward off the hunger pains of the hour or so drive. Little did we know that a series of events that morning would give us a story we would be telling for years to come. Now, if you have ever wondered where the end of the earth is, I believe we were at least close to it when we reached the Riversticks boat landing. That landing is as far west as you can go by vehicle. Once there we decided the water was low high to fish and opted to drive over to the Ochlockonee River. After driving a bit we came around a curve and something was lying in the road. “That’s a body,” Lloyd said as he slowed the truck down.We stopped in the middle of the road at that point. There in the middle of this wide graded road laid a person. We drove to within 60 or so feet and stopped again. I yelled out the window and couldn’t get a rise out this body in the road. The body was stretched across the road covering most of the east bound lane. There was a knapsack of sorts next to the body. The hands were crossed in the front with one hand under some clothing. It was dressed in clothes that you normally see on cyclists. It appeared to be very thin and lying on one side facing us. It had long hair. One conspicuous item that really stood the hair up on the back of my neck was a lone set of tracks that were very fresh and appeared to go by the body. Now, I don’t know what you would do, but here is what we did. We could not see any movement from the body. I searched the woods for someone who might be laying in wait for us if we approached the body. Every conceivable synopsis went through our minds: From this person actually being dead, which meant we did not want to disturb a possible crime scene, to the person laying in wait to rob or shoot us and steal our vehicle. We also thought that it might be a body from a recent hit-and-run or another half dozen possible weird and unusual scenarios that could have happened. Our cell phones would not work that far out—and so close to the end of the earth. Lloyd turned the truck around and we went back to the main highway. We then drove back to the a little store we passed earlier to call 911. The store owner thought that the person could possibly be a hitchhiker who he had

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I then talked to 911, who sent a deputy to the scene. We drove back to the crossroads and waited about ten minutes for a deputy. Lloyd seemed to be concerned that the body would not be there when we returned, and we would look like a couple of fools. Personally it did not bother me, because we had both seen it at the same time and, even though fishermen have a tendency to tell tall tales, this did not quite fit the category of fish tales. The deputy came and we told him all about the body we had seen and followed him to the location. The deputy left us in a cloud of dust and as we approached the area where we had seen the body we could see his car stopped in the road and the body had moved about 50 feet down the road and was alive! Thankfully, it was not a dead body, as we found out, but some misguided soul on a long trip to nowhere who just happened to lay down in the middle of the road. As for Lloyd and me, we went on fishing and, except for the couple of fish we caught, nothing else unusual happened that day. Oh yeah, we did share our extra sausage biscuits with the fellow. He did look kind of hungry at the time. ST You can contact Byron Spires via email at or check out his blog at byronspires.

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n the past, we were told to rest and to avoid exercise in order to nurture an injured back. The truth is that this approach actually contributes to greater harm and increased pain because the muscles that support the back become weak and de-conditioned. Today, chronic back sufferers are strongly encouraged to be as physically active as they can endure. Whether to decrease pain, strengthen muscles, increase flexibility, or to improve mobility and posture a wide range of preventative and therapeutic back exercises are available such as flexion (bending forward) or extension (bending backward) exercise which are the most widely recommended. Many different conditions can be the cause of your back pain, exercise routines are not a one size fits all concept. Exercises must be varied and the routine individualized, depending on your primary condition such as spinal stenosis, herniated disc, arthritis, or muscle sprain. For people with a herniated disc or with leg pain in a seated position, flexion type exercises are not recommended. However, for spinal stenosis, for lower back pain with prolonged standing that is relieved by sitting or with bending backward that is relieved by bending forward, flexion type exercises are very beneficial.

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Proper exercises that when performed on a regular basis can minimize back pain caused by degenerative disc disease, fibromyalgia, spinal stenosis, or disc herniation, that can also strengthen the muscles in your back, abdomen, hips and thighs, all while making them more flexible. Whether you decide to design an exercise routine on your own or to be evaluated by your physician or by a physical therapist it is imperative to avoid additional damage by choosing the wrong exercises. Whatever your approach, your goal is to find the exercises that suit your individual needs and to give your back the work out it needs. For more information, please call Dr. Tsai at 386-676-0307.

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local alliance made up of community-based, not-forprofit organizations serving seniors is planning a free event aimed at letting caregivers know they are not alone. The event, Self Care For The Caregiver, will feature guest speaker Mark Spivey, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in dealing with fatigue in the home and work environment. “Caregivers are an at risk and underserved population,” said PULSE board chairman Mark Tellier of the Council on Aging. “The stress placed on someone who cares for a disabled or elderly family member is tremendous,” he said, “and we want caregivers to know there are resources and help available in the community.” The event will take place February 10, 2012 from 10 A.M. until NOON at the Port Orange YMCA, 4701 City Center Parkway, Port Orange. Caregivers may make reservations by calling 386760-9622 or e-mailing bjohnson@vfy Seating is limited. PULSE (Providers United in Local Service to the Elderly) is an alliance of prominent not-for-profit organizations in

Volusia County who serve seniors. PULSE members include: Council on Aging of Volusia County, Alliance Community for Retirement Living, Bishop’s Glen Retirement Community, disAbil-

ity Solutions, Easter Seals Volusia/Flagler, Florida Hospital HospiceCare, Florida Hospital Volusia/Flagler, Good Samaritan Society of Daytona, Halifax Health, Halifax Health—Hospice of Volusia/Flagler, and host for the event, Volusia/Flagler Family YMCA. ST For more information about PULSE, contact Mark Tellier at Council on Aging by e-mail at or by calling 386-253-4700, X205.

An Evening Of Hope And Healing Special to Seniors Today


ver 600 individuals attend a special seminar and received an evening of hope and healing from world-renowned speaker Dr. Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., C.T. in December. Sponsored by Lohman Funeral Homes, in cooperation with Prince of Peace Catholic Church and area hospice organizations, the two free community programs took place at Prince of Peace in Ormond Beach. Dr. Wolfelt is committed to helping people mourn well, so they can live well and love well. The evening program—Healing Your Grieving Heart When Someone You Love Has Died—focused on recognizing unique aspects of personal grief, defining special needs in five domains of loss, understanding the importance of self-care, exploring the transformative nature of grief, and having hope for healing. Dr. Wolfelt also led a morning seminar—Exploring The Dimensions Of Adult Grief: The Caregiver's Role—for area hospice volunteers, nurses, social workers, chaplains, and other care providers. The workshop gave an in-depth look at the dimensions of adult grief and the helping role. Participants also explored a model of grief care anchored in “companioning” versus “treating” the mourner. With so much positive feedback from those who attended the programs, Lohman

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Funeral Homes is proud to announce Dr. Wolfelt’s return in December 2012 to once again speak with those experiencing grief in their lives. The Lohman Family (Lowell, Nancy, Victor, and Ty) are the largest private family-owned operators of funeral homes and cemeteries in Florida. They own 14 locations in Volusia and Flagler countries in the central east area of Florida. Nancy serves as a Vice President of ICCFA (Int’l Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association. Ty serves as the Secretary/Treasurer of FCCFA (Florida Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association.)

For more information, please contact Nancy Lohman at Lohman Office, 725 W. Granada Blvd., Suite 48, Ormond Beach, Florida or call 386-615-1100.

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SILENCE MAY BE GOLDEN, B U T N O T W H E N I T C O M E S T O Y O U R E S TAT E . You’re Invited... It’s a topic people tend to put off or ignore, but one of the most important things you can do is to develop a sound estate plan. Join us, along with two local estate-planning attorneys, Melvin Stack and Thomas Upchurch, for our free Preparing Your Estate Plan seminar. You’ll learn more about: ■ What to consider when creating your will ■ The benefits of trusts in estate planning ■ How to help reduce taxes on your estate ■ How insurance can help protect your family

Seating is limited, so reserve your place today. Lunch will be served. Edward Jones, its employees and financial advisors are not estate planners and cannot provide tax or legal advice. You should contact a qualified tax or legal professional regarding your specific situation.

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 • 12 noon–1:30 p.m. Location: 555 W. Granada Blvd., Ste. H-10, Ormond Beach, FL 32174 RSVP: Nora at 386-671-9488 by Tuesday, February 14, 2012 José H Silva Financial Advisor 555 W Granada Blvd. Suite H-10 Ormond Beach, FL 32174 386-671-9488

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Need To Buy A Car Or Have A Car You Need To Sell? Darold Schonsheck, Automotive Consultant, can make this easy for you! • Ford Credit Employee For 15 Years • Volusia County Resident Since 1983

Darold will buy your vehicle or go with you to the car dealership to get the right deal and vehicle for you. A senior himself, Darold has significant references available and wants to make a difference for seniors!

There is no cost for this free service.

Contact Darold Schonsheck 386.299.1100 Page B-8—Seniors Today—February 3, 2012

Be Cautious At The ATM


topping by an ATM to quickly pick up some cash is something people do on a regular basis. Unfortunately, it has become such a commonplace task that many people aren’t aware of some possible dangers. One such danger is illustrated by a case involving a 79-year-old man and his 77-year-old wife who withdrew money from an ATM at a DeLand bank. It was about 6:30 on a Saturday night when they finished their transaction and walked away. Before getting to the relative safety of their car, though, two men confronted them at knifepoint, demanding their money. The robbers snatched cash along with the male victim’s wallet and ran away. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the incident. It was a frightening experience for the victims, but they did the right thing by obeying the robbers’ demands, remembering what the men looked like, and reporting it immediately to 911. They were wise to keep in mind that money is not worth getting hurt over. Here are some tips to keep in mind when using ATMs: Be aware of your surroundings, especially at night. If anything or anyone looks suspicious, come back later or use another machine. For example, watch for two or more people in a nearby vehicle hanging around for no apparent purpose, especially if the ATM is unattended. If someone else is using the ATM when you arrive, give the person space. If during your turn someone seems to be crowding you, ask the person to step back. If he doesn’t respect your request, cancel your transaction, then leave or wait in your locked car for the person to leave. Also, you should decline any offers from someone else to “go ahead” of him. Trust your instincts. It’s better to leave and look silly than to become another statistic. Stay alert the whole time you are using the ATM. Look up and around

every so often. Have your ATM card ready and in your hand as you approach the ATM. You are easy prey for a thief

From The Sheriff

…Volusia County Sheriff Ben Johnson

while you are fumbling with a wallet or purse at the machine. It’s also advisable to keep a supply of deposit envelopes at home or in your car so that you can prepare all of your paperwork ahead of time. This will minimize the time spent standing at the machine. Be careful that no one can see you enter your PIN at the ATM. Use your body to block others’ view. To keep your account information confidential, always take your receipts or transaction records with you when you are done, even if you usually just throw them away. It’s not safe to leave your receipt behind if it shows how much you withdrew or what your account balance is. Also, memorize your PIN. Don’t write it on your ATM card or on anything in your wallet. Immediately put your money in your pocket or purse and count it later. If you are using a drive-up ATM, keep your engine running, be sure the passenger windows are rolled up and all your doors are locked. If you leave your car and walk to the ATM, park close to the machine in a well-lit area and lock your car. Take another person with you, if at all possible. Try to use the ATM during daylight hours. It’s safer. If you have to use the ATM at night, and the lights aren’t working or if there is overgrown shrubbery or trees blocking your view of the surroundings, use a different ATM. Then notify your bank about the danger so they can correct the problem. ST

Moments In Time The History Channel

On Feb. 7, 1812, the most violent of a series of earthquakes near Missouri causes a so-called fluvial tsunami in the Mississippi River, making the river run backward for several hours. The strongest of the aftershocks, an 8.8magnitude, caused church bells to ring in Boston, which was more than a thousand miles away. On Feb. 8, 1924, the first execution by lethal gas in American history is carried out in Carson City, Nevada. The executed man was Tong Lee, a member of a Chinese gang who was convicted of murdering a rival gang member.

supposed to engage the plane's selfdestruct system (and commit suicide with poison furnished by the CIA), he and much of the plane were captured.

On Feb. 9, 1971, pitcher Leroy Satchel Paige becomes the first Negro League veteran to be nominated for the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was inducted in August of that year. Joe DiMaggio once called Paige “the best and fastest pitcher I've ever faced.”ST

King’s Sudoku

On Feb. 11, 1937, after a six-week sit-down strike by General Motors autoworkers in Michigan, GM president Alfred P. Sloan signs the first union contract in the history of the American auto industry. Today, the UAW has more than 390,000 active members and more than a 600,000 retired members. On Feb. 6, 1952, King George VI of Great Britain and Northern Ireland dies in his sleep at the royal estate at Sandringham. Princess Elizabeth, the oldest of the king's two daughters and also next in line to succeed him, was crowned Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953, at age 27. On Feb. 10, 1962, Francis Gary Powers, an American who was shot down over the Soviet Union while flying a CIA spy plane in 1960, is released by the Soviets in exchange for the U.S. release of a Russian spy. On May 1, 1960, Powers' U-2 had been shot down by a Soviet missile. Although Powers was

10 Years

Place a number in the empty boxes in such a way that each row across, each column down, and each small 9-box square contains all of the numbers from one to nine.

Difficulty this week: ★ ★ ★★ ★★★

Moderate Challenging Hoo Boy!

© 2006 King Features Syndicate, Inc. World rights reserved

Answers on Page B-11

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Call Tammy or Christine for a friendly tour.

February 3, 2012—Seniors Today—Page B-9

King’s Crossword

I.V. Chelation Therapy An alternative treatment. Now available in Ormond Beach. Atherosclerosis Coronary Artery Disease Cerebral Vascular Disease For further information stop by, or call:

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676-2550 How to Recognize Clutter Creep Too much stuff? Tired of clutter? Join us for this FREE seminar. Wed., February 8, 2012 11 am Presented by: Linda Dixon, Get practical advice and learn solutions specifically for seniors. • Nuts and bolts advice • How to recognize clutter zones and their hazards • How to talk to someone about clutter • Easy ways to eliminate clutter creep • Come and bring a friend.

Refreshments served. Ask Questions! Get Answers!

RSVP (386) 868-0722 by 2/6 to save your seat.


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Answers on Page B-11

Hana Chaim, D.O. Member of ACAM American College for Advancement in Medicine

Favorite Foods Treasure Chest Broccoli Salad by Healthy Exchanges


f ham is on the menu anytime soon, you might want to serve this crunchy salad with it!


⁄3 cup fat-free Italian dressing ⁄3 cup fat-free mayonnaise 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli 11⁄2 cups chopped fresh cauliflower 1 ⁄2 cup chopped red onion 1 2-ounce jar chop pimiento, drained 1 ⁄3 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


In a large bowl, combine Italian dressing, and mayonnaise. Add broccoli, cauliflower, and onion. Mix well to combine. Stir in pimiento and Cheddar cheese. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Gently stir again just before serving. Makes 6 (2⁄3 cup) servings. ST • Each serving equals: 61 calories, 1g fat, 3g protein, 10g carb., 442mg sodium, 2g fiber; Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 ⁄2 starch/carb.

Look for a Votran bus and hop on. Low fares — and just half price for seniors and kids. Convenient schedules and no driving hassles.

A service of Volusia County Government

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Crossword Puzzle On Page B-10

Sudoku Puzzle On Page B-9

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