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1. Myth: Excessive computer use damages your eyes.

Fact: Using the computer won’t actually damage your eyes; however, staring at the screen does cause you to blink less frequently which results in dry eyes. It is a good idea to take regular breaks when working at a computer for extended periods of time.

2. Myth: You don’t need to have your eyes examined unless there is a problem. Fact: Regular eye exams are a preventative measure to keeping your eyes healthy and will enable your doctor to detect any ocular problems that you may not have noticed.

3. Myth: There’s nothing you can do to prevent vision loss.

Fact: There are certain measures that you can take to keep your eyes healthy including a balanced diet, wearing protective eyewear such as sunglasses and goggles, and having regular eye exams. continued...

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4. Myth: Wearing someone else’s glasses will destroy your vision. Fact: There is a

nugget of truth in this one. During the moments that you are wearing someone else’s glasses with a differing prescription, your vision will not be correct but this is in no way permanent and your vision returns to normal as soon as you remove the glasses.

5. Myth: Reading in the dark damages your eyes. Fact: Reading in the dark is not

the best idea as it does cause your eyes to strain to see the words. This merely causes eye fatigue however, not permanent damage.

6. Myth: Wearing glasses makes your vision worse. Fact: Age is the most likely culprit. The use of glasses does not, in fact, worsen your vision.

7. Myth: Sitting too close to the television will ruin your eyesight. Fact: Actually,

sitting too close to the TV may be a sign of poor eyesight. If you have to sit extremely close to see the TV, you may be nearsighted, but there is no scientific link between nearsightedness and close proximity to the TV.

8. Myth: Eating carrots will improve your vision. Fact: Let’s clear up the carrot myth once and for all. Carrots are high in betacarotene, an essential nutrient for your health, but carrots, no matter how great the quantity, will not improve your eyesight.

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giving thanks for family traditions About the Author Jenny Harper

Since my day job is Consumer Test Kitchen Project Manager for the Nestlé Test Kitchens, you can bet I love to stir things up. This column lets me pass along to you some of my best recipes, tips and baking secrets. Visit my website!

It’s true – the kitchen is the heart of the home. Ever notice how people always gather there? Whether baking treats, making dinner or spending time with family and friends, the kitchen is my favorite place to be. When I was growing up, we had certain Thanksgiving traditions. Most memorable for me was that our extended family would often gather at one of my aunts’ houses. The adults would squeeze together around the dining room table and the kids would sit together at a smaller table on folding chairs. To this day I wonder just how everyone fit into their houses! We always ate on the good dishes, one of my uncles would always carve the turkey, and we kids always tried to hide our green vegetables under the mashed potatoes. Sound familiar?

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Thanksgiving dinner wouldn’t be the same without the familiar dishes that everyone loves. One recipe that is a tradition with us is this classic Pumpkin Roll. It’s got that terrific spiced pumpkin flavor, a sweet, creamy filling and it looks fantastic when you serve it. It’s fun to make, too. If you want some helpful tips, watch the how-to video online at

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FILLING 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temp 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 Powdered sugar (optional for decoration)

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Come Out to Witness the Veterans Day Parade!

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COLUMBUS REPLICA SHIPS PINTA & NINA LAND IN KNOX! Docked at Calhoun’s Restaurant until their departure early Thursday morning Nov 18th. Admission: Adults $7 Seniors $6 Students $5 Children 4 and under are free. (787)-672-2152. 21ST ANNUAL WINTER MAGIC KICK-OFF & CHILI COOK-OFF LED Gatlinburg Winter MagicTM lights and more than 20 local organizations serve up kettles of chili ready for you to sample as the event fills the Parkway. 865-436-4178 GATLINBURG WINTER MAGICTM Listed as one of winters “Top 20 Events” by Southeast Tourism Society. A holiday craft show, Christmas parade, LED lighting displays, and attractions. 2010 VETERANS DAY PARADE Annual Parade honoring Veterans of United States Armed Forces. Taking place on Gay Street, Downtown Knoxville. FOOTHILL CRAFT GUILD Chilhowee Park – Jacob Bldg. Nov 12th & 13th 10am – 6pm, Nov 14th 10am – 5pm KNOXVILLE SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA FALL CONCERT Members of the Knoxville Symphony Youth Orchestra Association will perform a FREE concert open to the public. Tennessee Theatre

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FESTIVAL OF TREES Event benefits Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries. Gatlinburg Convention Center’s W.L. Mills Conference Center

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2010 FANTASY OF TREES Event benefits Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries. Gatlinburg Convention Center’s W.L. Mills Conference Center

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SCROOGE! THE MUSICAL Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, comes to life in this musical adaptation of the holiday classic. A delight for the whole family. Suitable for all ages. Tickets: 865-482-9999. 227 Broadway, Oak Ridge, TN SANTA’S SENIOR STROLL Seniors and walkers of all ages can enjoy a one-mile walk through the Fantasy of Trees. Seniors 55+ receives a half-price admission ticket ($5) during the three hour-long events (not good with any other discount). CHRISTMAS MARKET - REGAL CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS FREE Family Friendly Fun! Lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree and Rooftop Trees throughout the city. Krutch Park – Downtown Knoxville. 865-215-4248.



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This year’s theme of “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” will showcase whimsical decorations and wintry designs that celebrate the fun and festive holiday season with reindeer at play, this year’s “hot holiday colors” of lime green and bright reds and pinks, and twinkling snowflakes, glitter and lights.

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Special Events Preview Party........................... Tuesday, Nov 23 .......7-10 p.m. Tinsel Time for Moms & Tots ... Wed, Nov 24 .............9 a.m –noon Live at Five at Four .................. Wed, Nov 24 .............4-5 p.m. Babes in Toyland Parade......... Wed, Nov 24 ...........7 p.m. Santa’s Senior Stroll ................ Friday, Nov 26...........9 a.m. – noon Kris Kringle’s Kiddie Party ....... Friday, Nov 26...........10:30 & 11:30 a.m. Songfest .................................. Friday, Nov 26...........6-7 p.m. Handbell Concert .................... Sunday, Nov 28 ........1-3 p.m.

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ACROSS 1 Wore a green hat and tie. 6 Mae Questel gave him a voice in 1936. 12 A lovable loser. 13 She first appeared in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes. 15 Accomplice of Boris Badenov. 17 Like tarzan. 18 His personality was based on Ralph Kramden. 19 Best known for his catchphrase, “Heavens to Murgatroyd!” 20 His canine nemesis was George P. Dawg. cHEcK YOUR aNSWERS ON PaGE 13!

DOWN 2 Lived in the town of frostbite Falls, Minnesota. 3 His dogs name was McBarker. 4 Won the1964 Academy Award for Animated Short Film. 5 Wore a purple hat. 7 Had a funny laugh. 8 Often sings the tune “Oh My Darling, Clementine.” 9 A deputy sheriff in the Mississippi bayous. 10 Saved the day. 11 Works for Cosmo G Spacely. 14 Speaks with a Flatbush accent. 16 There’s no need to fear,_____ is here.

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If you haven’t been to visit your local community senior center, then you are missing out! Grab a friend and head on

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HALLS SENIOR CENTER 4410 Crippen Road Knoxville, TN 37918 Phone: (865) 922-0416

FRANK R. STRANG SR CTR 109 Lovell Heights Road Knoxville, TN 37922 Phone: (865) 670-6693

CORRYTON SENIOR CENTER 9331 Davis Lane Corryton, TN 37721 Phone: (865) 688-5882

JOHN T. O’CONNOR SR CTR 611 Winona Street Knoxville, TN 37917 Phone: (865) 523-1135

SOUTH KNOXVILLE SR CTR 6729 Martel Lane Knoxville, TN 37920 Phone: (865) 573-5843


KINGSTON SENIOR CENTER 201 Patton Ferry Road Kingston, TN 37763 Phone: (865) 354-0450


STRAWBERRY PLAINS SR CTR 3311 Oak Avenue Strawberry Plains, TN 37871 Phone: (865) 933-9255


ROCKWOOD SENIOR CENTER 141 Odd Fellows Cemetery Rd P. O. Box 43 Rockwood, TN 37854 Phone: (865) 354-0450

JEFFERSON CITY SR CTR 807 West Jefferson Street Jefferson City, TN 37760 Phone: (865) 475-4989

CLINTON SENIOR CENTER 101 Hicks Street Clinton, TN 37716 Phone: (865) 457-0642

DANDRIDGE SENIOR CENTER 917 Elliot Ferry Road Dandridge, TN 37725 Phone: (865) 397-7605



LOUDON COUNTY SR CTR 901 Main Street Loudon, TN 37774 Phone: (865) 458-5445

WHITE PINE SENIOR CENTER 1820 Maple Street White Pine, TN 37890 Phone: (865) 674-2827


SEVIER COUNTY SR CTR 1220 West Main Sevierville, TN 37864 Phone: (865) 453-8080

OAK RIDGE SENIOR CENTER 728 Emory Valley Rd Oak Ridge, TN 37830 Phone: (865) 425-3999

SENIOR CENTER AT EVERETT PARK 702 Burchfield Street Maryville, TN 37804 Phone: (865) 983-9422


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Carter Senior Center Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00am–4:30pm There is always something happening at the Carter Senior Center!

Carter’s Super Seniors invite everyone out to a benefit yard sale featuring local vendors on November 13th from 8:00am-1:00pm. The sale will take place indoors, so it will be the perfect opportunity to check out the facility! Come out and support your seniors and find yourself a treasure! Brand new this month, they have begun a new “Introduction to the Internet” computer class. If you are not familiar with email and internet browsing, then don’t pass up this FREE class! Learn to connect with distant family using email and the ease of holiday shopping on-line! Classes are on Mondays at 1:00p.m. Join the fun! Due to popular demand, the S.A.I.L. exercise class has out-grown its current schedule! They are happy to announce the addition of a second class to meet demand! The new class hours are: Mondays, 9:00am and 10:00am, Wednesday, 9:00am and 11:30am and Fridays, 9:00am and 11:30am. Strength, balance and flexibility await you! Reserve your spot soon to enjoy this FREE class! Great job Carter Seniors for getting connected and staying active! Look in December’s issue! The Focus may be on your community!

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is a diabetic who is co-owner of WEB-CEL Corporation, which has become the premier source of diabetic socks from many manufacturers with the best variety of brands, sizes, styles and colors.

Whenever I mention the words diabetic socks, I almost always get the same questions, - what are diabetic socks and what do they do? The generic answer is to protect your foot and prevent complications like infections and amputations. It is the design of the sock that is useful to the diabetic. I am not sure that the socks were invented specifically for diabetics, but they certainly are useful and the name has stuck and become a standard in the sock business.

Diabetic socks are a non-binding type of sock. They are loosely knit and have a lot of stretch in the part that covers the ankle and calf. The bottoms normally have extra padding and the socks are usually designed to have no seams or very smooth seams. They are made in such a way that the skin can breathe easily and some have special moisture-wicking capabilities. That is the mechanical properties of the socks. These properties make them useful to people suffering with many foot and leg characteristics. Because the feet and legs are our main source of mobility, they get a lot of wear and tear in their day to day life. Diabetes affects the body in many ways including some which are dangerous to our feet and ankles. Poor circulation, nerve damage and the ability to fight infections are the main dangers to the feet. Peripheral Neuropathy is damage to the nerves. It is caused by diabetes and is common in the feet in hands. Its symptoms can include numbness, tingling, pain and sensitivity to touch. Because of the numbness the feet can suffer injuries a diabetic may not notice that a person with normal health would react to right away. Some of these injuries can be caused by the shoes and socks we wear. If a seam in a sock was abrasive to our foot or toe it could cause blisters or abrasions that go unnoticed. If that seam wore on the foot all day long the injury could be quite severe. Going uncleaned all day would very likely cause an infection. Diabetics also suffer from a loss of circulation in the feet which make it even harder

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for the body to fight that infection. The infection drives the blood sugar higher and the high blood sugar feeds the infection. The socks are loose fitting and non-binding so that they do not irritate or cause pain for those suffering from neuropathy. Many suffering from neuropathy are sensitive to touch and the binding socks can cause pain. Tight fitting socks can cause the same sort of abrasions around the top of the sock as those rough seams in the heel and toe area caused in the previous example. Many diabetics also suffer from peripheral edema where the lower legs tend to swell due to retention of water in those area and this makes the normal sock cut into the skin even deeper. Most of these socks are designed to breathe easily and prevent moisture from building on the feet and toes. Moisture is an enemy to healthy feet. The diabetic socks are made to wick away the moisture and allow ventilation to help keep the feet dry. Wearing diabetic socks is probably a good idea for everyone. The increased risk of serious complications from minor injuries in diabetics make these socks a must have for the diabetic.

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