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Preparing your home for the hosting season

Some might call the fall and winter months the holiday season, but it could just as easily be known as the hosting season. It’s the time of year when cooking for crowds and welcoming friends and family for celebrations is the name of the game. For those opening their homes to guests, it can be hectic, but there are plenty of ways to make the season as full of cheer as it should be. Decorating your home for the holidays goes hand-in-hand with getting ready for guests – whether those visitors are planned or impromptu. So, as you start to consider your décor themes, think about updates that can be made

around the house to make your guests feel even more at home. » Give your decorations a checkup. By pulling out your holiday decorations well ahead of time, you can save yourself the stress of last-minute surprises like broken platters or light strings with half the bulbs burnt out. If you find items that are broken or in disrepair, don’t throw them out – make a few quick fixes instead. Repair broken items with reliably tough adhesives like Gorilla, which come in a variety of formulas, from cleardrying epoxy to wood glue and more. Replace burnt-out bulbs individually, rather than buying entire new strands.

» Stock your pantry. During every holiday this season, food will be a major focus. Be prepared for the biggest days by having all the ingredients you need in your pantry, freezer and – closer to the actual events – your refrigerator. From spices to stock to sweet treats, it’s better to have everything on hand rather than risking the chance of the grocery store being closed or dealing with the long, hectic holiday lines. It’s also a great opportunity to make sure that you have enough supplies on hand to feed guests who stay for a few days at a time, from breakfast to dinner See HOSTING, Page 4

Editor’s note Two of my closest college pals were from the West Coast – too far away to hang out with family to celebrate the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, a holiday halved when the Buckeyes played Michigan at home. Gail and Bob piled into Dad’s Dodge when he picked up my sister and me at our dorm for the drive home to Delhi. Fond memories of those Thanksgiving breaks are rekindled at our holiday table year in, year out. Soon your family and friends will gather to celebrate the holidays, reminisce and make new memories – maybe at your place. Use this issue of Creative Living to minimize your role as host. Inside are time-saving, fun ideas for decorating, preparing festive eats and entertaining. In addition, you will find helpful information on better health for your family and senior care. Visit Creative Living advertisers, then relax and enjoy the company of loved ones. Happy Thanksgiving. Specialty publications editor

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an hour. » A quiet night’s sleep – Do you snore or know someone who does? Do you have a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machine to treat your Obstructive Sleep Apnea but wish there was an easier alternative, especially for travel? At Dr. Kitzmiller’s Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment Center, he offers Oral Appliance Therapy to reduce or eliminate snoring and provide a convenient, effective alternative to CPAP machines. Dr. Kitzmiller’s complimentary sleep consultations are a great way to see if this medical treatment could be right for you.

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The holidays can be a stressful time, with travel, shopping for gifts and not getting enough sleep to enjoy the time well rested. Dr. Kitzmiller has some great ideas to help you enjoy the season. » A dozen reasons to smile – Dr. Kitzmiller has a number of smileenhancing products and services available. Whitening products can give you that dazzling smile for holiday photos. Check out compact whitening pens (great for stocking-stuffers!), whitening gel or in-office Zoom teeth-whitening treatment. More permanent solutions for a new smile include Invisalign invisible braces, and Lumineers. Dr. Kitzmiller also

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A few simple acts can make winter a healthier season for you and yours

The weather is definitely changing and it brings with it different challenges for staying well. The good news is that there is a lot you can do to stay healthy this winter and to keep those around you healthy, too.

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It is inevitable. The damp, chilly days bring with them the coughs and sneezes of those around you. How do you keep from getting it? Believe it or not, the simplest way is the best and that is good, old-fashioned hand washing. When you wash your hands properly you prevent the spread of many germs. Properly means soaping for 30 seconds and then rinsing thoroughly. How do you know if it is 30 seconds? Some people sing two choruses of “Happy Birthday” to themselves. Others use the ABCs “Alphabet Song.” Whatever works for you, make sure you spend the time to keep those germs away. And when you

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and dessert. » Freshen your linens. Guest rooms often go dormant during the quieter seasons of the year, and need a bit of airing out before the hosting season. Keep a few sets of linens freshly laundered – one on each bed and a couple in the closet – to avoid stale Communitypress.com

leave a public restroom, don’t grab the door handle with your nice, clean hand. Use a paper towel to create a barrier and then dispose of that towel properly.

Fight the flu

We’re all reading about H1N1 and the dangers in the current flu season. Well, it turns out that the regular seasonal flu is just as dangerous and, for seniors, even more so. If you have no medical reason not to, a flu shot is the most important thing that you can do. And flu shots are very available, both at your doctor’s office and in many other locations. It is a small step to take for very powerful prevention.

Keep moving

If the ground is wet or slippery, it makes it difficult to go out and exercise – even though we know how important it is to do that. There are a lot of reasons that you need to keep moving. It’s good for your heart, your weight, your joints and smells. Make sure you also have a few extra blankets clean and ready to use as throws, and don’t forget to vacuum or clean window treatments, where dust easily collects. » Get in the spirit. Add to your home’s seasonal spirit by making a few crafts or gifts to decorate the main rooms, as well as guest rooms. Get creative with craft store items, or try “upcycling” thrift store or

your overall state of mind. What can you do? Many local malls open their doors early so that you can walk. You might even find a congenial group of mall walkers to join. If you can’t get out, walk in place in front of your television, add an extra flight or two of stair climbing, or turn on an exercise show and follow along. The worst thing you can do is just sit – so don’t just sit there, do something!

Stay warm

If the weather is inclement, dress properly for it. Keep your head covered, keep your feet dry and you can avoid a lot of winter-related health issues. It’s a small thing to do but protecting yourself from the elements was good advice to give your children and it’s good advice to follow yourself. A few simple acts can make winter a healthier season for you and all of those around you. Take care of yourself as 2012 winds to a close. yard sale finds into holiday décor that’s uniquely yours. » Be ready to entertain. Being a good host means being prepared for last-minute fun. After the big meal is finished and everything is cleaned up, you and your guests will have time for some extra fun. Set out DVDs, board games and books that will keep guests of all ages entertained.

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Happy Holidays from Best Furniture Gallery As the holiday season approaches, our thoughts turn to cooler weather and getting together with family and friends. And what better way to mark the passage of good times than with signature furniture pieces such as a grandfather clock? “Grandfather clocks, or floor clocks as they are also known, are very versatile,” said Craig Reis, who owns Best Furniture Gallery with his wife, Carolynn. “They can be used as an accent piece or a focal point, depending on where they’re placed in your home.” Reis noted that Best Furniture Gallery offers a wide selection of floor clocks because of their enduring appeal and sense of nostalgia for a simpler time. “Most people remember a grandfather clock from their childhood. I like to think they become the soul of a home – they keep time, they play chimes, they’re beautiful to look at, but most importantly, they seem to take on a life of their own.” Part of their appeal lies in their origin. According to legend, the term “grandfather clock” became widespread in England and America by the 1880s thanks to a popular song composed by American songwriter Henry Clay Work in 1876. “Grandfather’s Clock” was inspired by an old floor clock that stood in the lobby of a country lodge named the George Hotel in Piercebridge, North Yorkshire, England. Prior to this, grandfather clocks were known as tall-case clocks. Best Furniture Gallery offers a full line of Howard Miller grandfather clocks in a variety of styles. “Grandfather East | Northeast

clocks are available in all the traditional styles, but there are also many new styles and finishes to go with any transitional or even contemporary décor,” said Reis. Most of the Howard Miller grandfather clocks feature a cable-driven Kieninger movement for smooth operation and accuracy. “And our wide selection means you can choose your clock in the store and we’ll install it in your home in plenty of time to enjoy it for the holidays.” Speaking of holidays, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year at Best Furniture Gallery. The “Feast for Your Home” event, Best’s See FURNITURE, Page 10

Scents-of-the season candles in reusable glassware featuring beads and jewels, bath and body items and decorative wine bottles are just a few of many gift items you’ll find in The Design Loft at Best Furniture Gallery. The store’s Christmas Open House is Nov. 16-18. PHOTO BY TONYA BORGATTI FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS/RECORDER

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Blend old and new holiday traditions

Every holiday season is built upon family traditions of years past. Whether it’s enjoying holiday baking with friends or shopping with loved ones for gifts, traditions define the season. While honoring the past, traditions also open us to the opportunity to create new family observances, along with some great memories. This year, introduce some new traditions to your holiday celebrations with these ideas for blending the traditions of

yesteryear with new ones of your own:

Holiday traditions are as much a part of the season as cool weather and good will toward all. Blending time-honored ones with new ideas can help your loved ones create unique memories that will last long after the last cookie is eaten and the decorations are packed away for another year.

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Decorating for the season is an important part of many holiday observances. Whether it’s an heirloom Christmas tree ornament, a menorah handed down through generations, or an African drum that highlights Kwanzaa celebrations in the home, a cherished decoration can be central See TRADITIONS, Page 13

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Several concrete ways to spruce up your home It may be too cold to jump into the pool, but the coming holidays offer a good reason to dive into home decoration and improvement. Sam Ionna, owner of S.I. Concrete, a division of S.I. Pool Care in Erlanger, Ky., suggests looking around both the interior and exterior of your home, and he has several concrete ways to make it more attractive. “We do a number of things with concrete,” said Ionna, giving overlays and decorative work as examples. Concrete can be overlaid over deteriorating concrete home areas, inside and out, and decorated with various finishes.

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“An overlay spray with a knockdown finish is a textured finish,” he explained, similar to stucco. “We also have stamped finishes with a large selection of colors.” Colors, both vibrant and subtle, can stain the concrete, and when applied with sealer and proper care can last forever, Ionna added. While concrete is often considered appropriate in outdoor living spaces

such as pools or patios, it also can be used indoors for floor stains and man caves. Fireplaces, bars and countertops add to the festivity of winter parties. Although decorating is popular this time of year, concrete water features such as streams, ponds and waterfalls will enhance your property year-round. S.I. Pools is offering 10 percent off any new driveway or patio if homeowners sign on before Nov. 30, 2012. Ionna suggests stopping by the S.I. Pools showroom, at 3145 Dixie Hwy. in Erlanger, to see some examples of its useful, decorative products. Call 859-331-4110.

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New treatment for relief from chronic pain The statistics are staggering. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 56 percent of people 20 years and older have reported pain that has lasted more than three months. Thirty-six percent of people in the USA have experienced disabling pain in the past year. What’s more frustrating is that most people and their doctors have lost hope. Those with the conditions suffer so deeply physically and emotionally that they have forgotten what it’s like to live life. They’ve been to a multitude of specialists and still continue to suffer. Does this sound like you? There is hope: Neurologic Relief Center

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Technique™. “In my 19 years of practice, I’ve never seen as dramatic results as I’m seeing with this new revolutionary pain-relief test and treatment,” said Dr. Daren Mazzone of Healing Touch Neurologic Relief Center in Loveland. “So many people have given up hope. I really can’t say I blame them. They have tried almost everything to restore their health. Some have had surgery. Most are taking many, many medications just to get through

the day, and their issues still exist. Some may function with it, just suffering with it as a normal part of their everyday lives. For others, it has become debilitating, both physically and mentally. Most people don’t like the side-effects of drugs or realize the dangers, yet they believe no other options exist.” The Healing Touch Neurologic Relief Center was the recipient of Loveland’s Small Business Excellence Award in 2011. Located at 443 W. Love-

land Ave. in Loveland’s historic district, it is one of only 225 clinics worldwide. Dr. Mazzone says, “We’re tapping into the body’s own healing powers to correct the cause of these chronic pain conditions.” The best thing is that with a gentle, noninvasive 15-minute painrelief test, Dr. Mazzone can tell if the treatment will be effective. If the relief test is positive, the patient will experience profound pain relief at the time of test-

ing. The resulting comfort from the test alone lasts anywhere from minutes to days. At this time the patient will be scheduled for a full examination to determine the most effective treatment plan. Dr. Mazzone only accepts the cases he feels he can truly help. In his experience, about 75 percent of people test positive. “Based on prior unsuccessful treatments of their condition we find that patients are usually skeptical, but this program is different from everything else they have experienced,” Dr. Mazzone said. Here are two patients’ See RELIEF, Page 10

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Go to sleep, and when you wake up all your dental treatment is done Scared of going to the dentist to have a tooth extracted? Feeling anxious because the root canal procedure might

be too painful? Uneasy during sessions of multiple fillings? Dr. James Rogers of Rogers Family Dentistry has the solu-

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tion for you. Because patients should not expect to endure any kind of pain during their trips to the dentist, Rogers Family Dentistry is offering a way for patients to be able to undergo uncomfortable procedures with absolutely zero pain, with little or no memory of it at all. At Rogers Family Dentistry, patients can choose to undergo sedation intravenously and have a comfortable dental experience. IV sedation is used by Dr. James Rogers to provide comfort to patients who are usually afraid in the dentist’s chair. IV sedation is a painless way to

Dr. James Rogers, shown, of Rogers Family Dentistry believes patients should not expect to endure pain during a visit to the dentist for a tooth extraction, root canal or session of multiple fillings. The solution, he says, is IV sedation. PROVIDED

have all of your dental work completed in one sitting. You go to sleep, and when you wake up all your treatment is done. Rogers Family Dentistry is made up of family members Douglas Rogers, DDS; Julie Vilardo, DDS; Jettye Nagy, DDS; and James Rogers,

DDS. They would love for you to become part of their family, too. They treat patients of all ages. Contact Rogers Family Dentistry at 513-2311012 to schedule an appointment today. Rogers Family Dentistry looks forward to taking care of you and your family’s dental needs.

Confidence is key when driving in winter weather Even a quick trip to the grocery store could prove to be a difficult task, especially if a vehicle is not ready for challenging conditions that may come with the cold weather. Here are some simple tips to help you arrive safely to your destination. » Traction is key: With hazardous winter weather ahead, now is not the time to ignore your tires. Many vehicles need superior-performing winter tires for optimum traction to navigate harsh winter conditions with confidence. » Feel the pressure: As temperatures change, so does tire pressure. Communitypress.com

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Proper tire inflation is essential for increased automotive safety, optimum driving performance and even good fuel mileage. Tires should be inflated to the vehicle manufacturer recommendations printed on a placard on the driver’s

side door jamb or in the glove box, and should be checked at least monthly. » Take the lead out of your foot: Remember, just because you have superior traction doesn’t mean you can speed in snowy and icy conditions. With temperatures dropping, any precipitation can cause the roadway to become dangerously slick. When approaching intersections, stop signs, turns or any area where you have to decelerate, take your foot off the gas, apply the brakes gently and give yourself a cushion in case of slippery conditions. You can’t get

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Give the gift of music Looking for a great Christmas gift? Look to your favorite local music store, Willis Music, and give the gift of music. Once you learn to play a musical instrument you have that gift for a lifetime. “All human beings have an innate musical spontaneity,” said Kelly Zalla, Willis Music education coordinator. “Playing a musical instrument capitalizes on our natural inclinations to play with sound.” Zalla began working for Willis Music less than a year ago and has focused all of her energy on revamping the Lessons Program. Since she began, the company has had a 65 percent increase in students over previous years.

“There’s just something about making music that soothes the soul.” KELLY ZALLA

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“Studies show that 85 percent of adults wish they would have learned to play a musical instrument,” said Zalla. “It’s never too late. In fact, many adults who participate in music lessons notice a decrease of stress and anxiety levels in their lives. There’s just something about making music that soothes the soul.” Do you already have a musician in your life?

Then you know what will appeal to them and you know where you can get it. Whether it is sheet music, instruments or gear, our employees will help you find the perfect gift. “From the sales staff at our retail locations to the employees at our retail support center, you will find that everyone is committed, proud and experienced,” said Brian Watson, Willis associate in the Print Music Department. “Our passion for music drives us to be successful every minute of every day.” “We are friends, family, musicians, specialists and community members,” added Watson. “Ninety-five percent of our employees play an instrument, and we feel

Willis Music Company associates Kelly Zalla, education coordinator, and Brian Watson, Print Music Department. “Our passion for music drives us to be successful every minute of every day,” says Watson. PHOTO BY TONYA BORGATTI FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS/RECORDER

that it is our obligation to pass along our musical knowledge and expertise to our customers.” For more information

go to willismusic.com, call 513-252-0445, or visit us at our Kenwood Galleria location (next to HalfPrice Books).

Warm way to show you care Here’s a sweet idea: Serve yourself and those you love a hint of a seaside vacation in a tasty drink that also offers the real warmth and cozy feelings of hot cocoa by the fire.

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Grill roasting results in a picture-perfect glazed turkey with juicy meat and a subtle smokey flavor. NAPS PHOTO

Grill-roasted turkey tastes and looks scrumptious If you want a traditional, perfectly carved, Thanksgiving turkey but would like to bring a delicious twist to the meal, then look to chef, cookbook author and James Beard–award nominee Kathy Gunst. She has discovered a way to bring the tradition of the Thanksgiving turkey to the holiday table in an unconventional way. Every Thanksgiving, Kathy Gunst roasts a turkey in the oven, but one year she had a larger crowd than usual and needed to cook two turkeys. “So, on a colderthan-normal November day, I decided to grillroast a second turkey,” says Gunst. “The recipe, it turns out, couldn’t be simpler.” Grilling the bird result10

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ed in a picture-perfect glazed turkey with juicy meat and a subtle smokey flavor. “This recipe is nothing short of a revelation,” she said. You will not believe how a plain old turkey, simply seasoned with salt and pepper, placed on a hot grill, can have this much flavor with so little fuss,” says Gunst.

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yearly fundraiser for the Brighton Center, on Thursday, Nov. 15, kicks off an exciting three-day Holiday Open House. The store’s halls will be decked with the finest in home furnishings, Christmas displays, seasonal items and accessories. “This is such a wonderful weekend that it is the only time of the year that we open on Sunday,” added Reis. The mention of seasonal items and accessories provides the perfect transition to The Design Loft. Located upstairs from the main showroom, it features a whole host of one-of-a-kind accessories, custom florals, decorative pieces, gifts, and a line-up of special items that change with the seasons. Linda Barbian, formerly of Lasting Impressions, has been with Best Furniture

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treatment I experienced instant relief from my pain. I was able to go off all of my pain medications. I haven’t felt this good in 15 years!” – Rick Lykins, Loveland, Ohio Patient Jann CicchianiGarner, of Goshen, Ohio, says: “Before coming to Dr. Mazzone and Healing Touch, I suffered from chronic migraines, chronic back pain and vertigo. As a result of a workrelated injury, I was running out of options for my pain relief when my family physician suggested I give Dr. Mazzone a try. I had tried every pain pill you could think of just to get through the day, but it was never enough. I thank God that He brought Dr. Mazzone and his caring staff into my life. This new NRCT

treatment he is doing for me has done more for me that any pain pill could ever do!” Dr. Mazzone’s philosophy is to lead the people in his community to a state of health, vitality and happiness, and away from needless pain, suffering, unnecessary drugs and devastating surgery. Dr. Mazzone resides in Loveland with his wife, Tracy, who is the business’s director of operations, their 2-year-old son, Marcus, and dog Bubbles. He is a graduate of Logan College in St. Louis and the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada. For a testing and doctor consultation call Healing Touch Neurologic Relief Center at 513-6830750.

SAVE THE DATE Be sure to stop by Best Furniture Gallery’s Christmas Open House weekend Friday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The store will have special hours Sunday, Nov. 18 from noon to 5 p.m. with the Northern Kentucky Children’s Choir filling the store with song at noon to get you into the Christmas spirit.

SOME OF THE ITEMS YOU’LL FIND IN BEST FURNITURE GALLERY’S DESIGN LOFT TO MAKE YOUR SEASON BRIGHT INCLUDE: » An array of fully decorated Christmas trees from formal to rustic, to inspire your own decorating ideas » Unique items such as Mark Roberts Fairies, Santas by Karen Didion and mini vintage TVs with holiday-inspired music boxes in the screens » Gift items such as candles in scents of the season in reusable glassware featuring beads and jewels, bath and body items and decorative wine bottles » Numbered and signed life-sized Santas from Ditz Designs » Home décor components such as seasonal florals, ornaments, garland, ribbons and Christmas pottery Visit bestfurnituregallery.com for more information.

for almost a year now and is excited about bringing her signature “Christmas touch” to the approaching holidays. “We have everything you need to make your house feel like a home this

Christmas,” said Barbian. Best Furniture Gallery is located at 1123 South Fort Thomas Avenue in the Midway District of Fort Thomas, Ky. Call 859-441-BEST (2378) for more information.

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coal or burner covers to catch the drippings and reduce flare-ups. Grill for approximately 2 hours (use thermometer to check for doneness). Stuff the bird and/or add an array of vegetables to the grill, like stuffed squash, corn on the cob, or turnips and potatoes for a complete meal. Add your vegetables to the grill 30 minutes or so before the turkey is done. Once the meat is cooked and cooled the bird is ready for carving. “I can’t overestimate how important it is to have a good, sharp knife for carving the bird. It should be very tender and carve easily, but a well-sharpened favorite carving knife will make things that much easier,” says Gunst. Turkey Carving Tips: Three Easy Steps Avoid hacking the bird by trying these simple carving tips from Chef’sChoice®: » Step 1 Be sure to use a good, sharp knife. Sharp knives are not only safStella, 94, received a variety of gifts through the Clermont Senior Services Adopt-a-Senior Project last year. One item was a new bed pillow. With a big smile on her face she said, “After 30 years, they get a little flat!” PROVIDED

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er, they will help you to smoothly cut thin, even slices without shredding the meat. Fortunately, you don’t have to be an expert to put a razor-sharp edge on your knife. Chef’sChoice M130 sharpener professionally sharpens steels and strops all brands and types of knives. Precision guides eliminate guesswork for sharp, durable edges. » Step 2 After the turkey is cooked (meat thermometer should read 180° F when inserted in the thickest part of the turkey thigh) cool the bird for 15 minutes. Cooling makes the meat firmer and easier to slice. Remove and set aside the turkey legs and the last joint of each wing. Make a long, deep (to the bone) horizontal “base cut” into the breast just above the wing. » Step 3 Slice down vertically through the breast until you meet the original base cut. This will release perfect, even slices.

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• Adult Day Service • Caregiver Support • Care Management • Home Care • Home Repair • Meals-on-Wheels • Respite Care • Transportation • Lifelong Learning Centers • Volunteer Opportunities

If you or your group are interested in adopting a senior citizen or helping with a holiday gift, please call Jeanne Siegel, volunteer and communications manager, at 513-5364021 or email jsiegel@clermontseniors.com. It will brighten your holiday as well.

her dishes with shampoo because that was all she had. These items can be donated to our gift pantry without adopting a specific person. Collecting these items can be a great group project. Only new items are accepted.

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sheets may be torn and stained, too. Bed and bath linens are too costly for them to replace, so the one or two they own may have to last for years. Cleaning supplies are always needed. We have a lady who was washing

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At Clermont Senior Services we are already working on our Adopt-aSenior holiday project. Each year, we receive calls from individuals and organizations that want to help out the elderly during the holidays by providing them with a gift or two. This project has grown enormously in the last few years. Even when the economic forecast looked pretty bleak, the response was amazing. It seems that a lot of people really have a heart for seniors at Christmas. This year we already have more than 450 senior citizens on our list, waiting to be “adopted.” We’ve had a number of calls from volunteers who adopted seniors last year and want to get an early start this year. We match groups or individuals with specific requests from seniors who we know could use a little help. The wish lists usually consist of practical items as well as a small luxury or two, such as a box of candy or a crossword puzzle book. Gifts are delivered by staff, since we don’t give out full names and addresses of seniors. For some of our clients these few gifts are the only gifts they receive. Some of them are overwhelmed by the generosity of our volunteers. Some laugh and some cry, but they all have big smiles on their faces, and a warm spot in their hearts from knowing that someone cared. There is also a need for personal-care items such as shampoo, body lotion, razors and shaving cream. Towels and sheets are needed, too. Sometimes we run across a customer who has only one bath towel and their

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Make seafood market a holiday destination Lobsta Bakes is ready to help Cincinnatians with their holiday dining and entertaining this season, beginning with Thanksgiving and moving forward. Owner Kevin Smith and his crew are prepared for the onset of special phone-order items requested by longtime and new customers alike. Those in the know (who’ve made phoneahead orders) walk out of the shop carrying beautiful and delicious homemade, artisanal take-out foods ready to grace party buffet tables. Seafood lovers have a well-rounded variety of appetizers and main courses from which to choose. Following is a sampling: freshly pre-

pared shrimp cocktail trays (emphasis on fresh); hors d’oeuvre-size mini crab cakes; accompanying homemade sauces; and various spreads and dips, such as their ever-popular smoked salmon, smoked salmon chipotle, smoked ruby trout spreads, and heat-and-eat jalapenocrab-artichoke dip that’s perfectly suited for chilly weather. Besides Lobsta Bakes’ quintessential singleserving lobster quiches, single-serving crab and shrimp quiches are available by pre-order as well. Not to be outdone, large, six-servings lobster, crab, or shrimp quiches can be had for a family meal simply by making a quick

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for a wide selection of top-quality fresh fish, shellfish, and handcrafted, gourmet takeaway foods served up by friendly, helpful employees. We also specialize in catering a perfect New England-Style Lobster Bake, view our menu at lobstabakes.com. e hours: Lobsta Bakes of Main 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. y: ida Fr h ug Monday thro 5:00 p.m. to . a.m :00 Saturday: 10

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phone call to pre-order during business hours. Shucked oysters are a popular item, lending themselves to a variety of elegant and tasty recipes. Large quantities of live or steamed lobsters are easily procured at the shop, as are bigger lobsters. Whole fish are becoming quite popular, as they make gorgeous table-side presentations – so, too, do large fillets. Customers can speak to any of the staff to place their orders, and can rest assured their special request will be communicated to Kevin for followup. To cap off holiday meals, add a wild Maine blueberry pie to the pumpkin or pecan pie stronghold. It’s destined to become the new favorite. The pies are available in single- or larger-serving sizes as well, so please clarify when placing an order. Stop in for some outstanding seafood and gourmet homemade items. Lobsta Bakes of Maine is located at 3533 Church Street in Newtown. Call 513-561-0444 to place special orders. Open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit

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to your destination quickly if your car is off the road. » A clean vehicle is a safe vehicle: Do not drive without removing snow from the entire vehicle. If snow is left on the hood, it can blow onto the windshield, obstructing your view and if left on

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Salmon provides a good source of high-quality protein and heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, and grills up in short order, says Kevin Smith, owner of Lobsta Bakes of Maine in Newtown. PHOTO BY WENDY BECKMAN FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS/RECORDER

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the roof or tailgate, snow can fly off the car, especially at high speeds, hitting other cars and causing accidents and swerving. Driving with snow on your car, obstructing your vision, is dangerous. » Keep it flowing: Oil is the lifeblood of the engine, helping to keep it running efficiently and effectively. Not sure what oil to use? Defer to a professional or use the grade of

motor oil recommended by the vehicle manufacturer to achieve optimum engine protection and fuel efficiency. » Keep a kit: Keep a survival kit handy. A flashlight with fresh batteries, a blanket, water bottles, cellphone charger, jumper cables, flares, a “HELP” sign, and a first-aid kit will prepare you for emergency situations or unexpected breakdowns.

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Tips for raising a good communicator Most parents eagerly await their child’s first word – and many wonder about every language and literacy milestone thereafter. Language, however, is about so much more than just words and healthy communication. It can be the foundation of a child’s ability to succeed emotionally, socially and academically. To help, a book revised to guide a new generation is back. Its authors are experts in child language. “Beyond Baby Talk – From Speaking to Spelling: A Guide to Language and Literacy Development for Parents and Caregivers” (Random House) by Kenn Apel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP and Julie Masterson, Ph.D., CCCSLP, takes the mystery out of the developmental process. It shows simple milestones and easy activities that parents and grandparents can do to build strong language skills at home and on

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hours of background television in a typical day reminds parents to limit background media distractions while interacting with their kids. Previous research has shown negative associations between background television and kids’ cognitive and social outcomes. The book highlights checkpoints to gauge a child’s progress and easy methods to: » Understand the influence of media and technology on language development – and navigate through it; » Evaluate and monitor spoken language development; » Enhance literacy skills for improved spelling, reading and writing; » Recognize the signs of language and literacy progress problems – and know when to seek professional help from a certified speech-language pathologist (SLP).

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to the season. Technology makes it easy to give the timehonored tradition of decorating for the holidays a modern flare with items like personalized photo ornaments and digital picture frames. An ornament that preserves a holiday memory with a personal photo would make a treasured addition to any tree ornament collection. Another way to merge memories of holidays past with contemporary style is to load East | Northeast

the go. For example, parents should know that most infants have an inner desire to communicate and the ability to pick up at least the basics with minimal exposure to language. You don’t need flash cards, computer programs, lessons, incentives, correction or bribes to get your youngster to learn language. The best thing you can do is talk and read to your child. Children’s brains are “wired” to learn a tremendous amount about language and communication. According to the book, parents should: » Talk with their infants from their first day of life!; » Use changing time, bath time and mealtime to “chat”; » Establish a bookreading routine by the time a child is 2. A recent study in Pediatrics showing that U.S. children 8 months to 8 years old are exposed to nearly four

The taste of a happy holiday

Holiday food traditions allow us to savor flavors and revisit memories that we don’t experience at any other time of year. Treats like cookies add sweet enjoyment to the season. In fact, 42 percent of people bring cookies or dessert as a hostess gift when invited to a party, according to a survey by Archway Cookies. With 30 percent of survey respondents saying they attend three

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Most infants come into the world eager and able to learn language, a book by experts explains. NAPS PHOTO

to four holiday parties or gatherings between Halloween and the New Year, and 66 percent saying they will host at least one holiday event, there are a lot of cookies going around.

The movies that move us

Whether you’re chuckling over Chevy Chase’s challenges in “Christmas Vacation,” pining with Ralphie for the perfect gift, or having your heart-strings tugged by Jimmy Stewart in “It’s a Wonderful Life,” holiday films can be a focal point of family holiday traditions. While the classics

like “A Christmas Story” and “Miracle on 34th Street” will likely always have their place, it can be fun to incorporate some new options into your holiday viewing for a fresh spin on an old tradition. Looking for something family friendly? Settle in with an oldie but goodie, like “Home Alone.” Don’t forget to serve treats.

Gathering with loved ones

Spending time with family is the holiday tradition 58 percent of people most look forward to, according to the Archway survey. For all the

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fun of gift-exchanges and feasts, sharing time with those we love is the real heart of the holiday season. Traditionally, loved ones come together during the holidays for occasions like meals, parties, religious services, caroling and sports events. It can also be rewarding to create new family traditions by bringing loved ones together in fresh ways. For example, tap the season’s spirit of charity by participating as a family in clothing and toy drives for those in need.

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» Pile on the fruit. Try placing a bowl of clementines or apples on the holiday table. The fruit looks beautiful and is easy to eat, even for children. Make a winter fruit salad with your traditional meal. » Update family favorites with healthy add-ins. If homemade breads are

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your family’s treat of choice, try baking with whole wheat flour or adding in healthful options such as bananas, blueberries, cranberries, apples, walnuts and pecans. Just be sure to use nuts in moderation since they are high in calories. » Make it a mini. Consider serving bite-sized

desserts instead of full servings. Mini pies, cake pops and one-bite cookies are all ways you can control your family’s portion sizes. Just remember, just because they are smaller in size doesn’t mean you should eat more of them.

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Episcopal Retirement Homes earns awards, certification and recognition in 2012 On all measures it has been an outstanding 60th year for Episcopal Retirement Homes (ERH) as it was recognized on multiple levels by industry leaders, the Cincinnati community, its staff and residents as the premier provider of quality olderadult services and senior living communities in Southwest Ohio. To start with, ERH has won the Enquirer Media Top Workplace award for the third straight year, as well as first and second place for the Reader’s Poll for Best Retirement Communities on the East Side for the last two years it was awarded. ERH was also chosen as a regional pilot site by the Greater Cincinnati Hospital Council to develop electronic medicalrecords transfer systems between hospitals and their nursing care centers. This year, ERH was also recognized by city officials for its commitment to providing quality, affordable living communities to lower-income seniors by completing its two-year renovation of St. Paul Village in Madisonville. In addition, it will be closing on agreements to purchase four more communities by year-end.

National accreditation

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“We are proud to be recognized on so many fronts for our good work and passion for improving the lives of older adults. It really demonstrates our commitment to staying on the forefront of our industry through continuous improvement and sound financial management.”

Marjorie P. Lee – high resident-satisfaction scores. PROVIDED PHOTOS

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Internationally recognized, state-of-the-art nursing care at Deupree Cottages.

tation Facilities (CARF) and the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC). CARF-CCAC is an independent nonprofit accreditor of human services that sets standards of excellence in the industry. Accreditation demonstrates a provider’s commitment to continuously improve service quality and to focus on the satisfaction of the persons served. Laura Lamb, vice president of Residential

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Housing and Healthcare for Episcopal Retirement Homes, likens the accreditation to winning the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award on a corporate level, or getting a Consumer Reports’ “Best Buy” designation and a Good Housekeeping “Seal of Approval” on the consumer level.

High-satisfaction scores, international recognition The Ohio Department

of Aging 2011 nursing home resident-satisfaction survey results came out this year and both Marjorie P. Lee’s Lee Gardens and Deupree House’s Deupree Cottages scored among the highest in the region, with a 96.7 percent positive score on the key satisfaction measure: “Would you recommend this organization to others?” This rating was particularly meaningful, as it was given by those who

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actually experienced the quality service and care offered by these skilled nursing communities. In addition, Deupree Cottages was one of only six American nursing homes recognized in the newly published book “Design for Aging: International Case Studies of Building and Program,” for being among those with “excellent aged care environments.” The book includes a total of 27 nursing homes worldwide and devotes an entire chapter to the cottages and their innovative design, architectural challenges, and the quality care provided by their non-traditional Person-Centered Care approach.

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Our promise, your future. Our residents find real security and peace-of-mind in a very simple promise in their contract: you will never be asked to leave for financial reasons. It’s an important benefit of Episcopal Retirement homes’ not-for-profit difference – a promise made possible by generous donors, our substantial endowment, and 60 years of financial stability. There is no up-front deposit or entrance fee required. To learn more, call Gini Tarr at 513.561.4200. episcopalretirement.com

We provide the options, you make the choices.

It’s all right here if you need it.

Deupree House and Marjorie P. Lee in Hyde Park are communities of Episcopal Retirement Homes, where all faiths are welcome.

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