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Editor’s note At our house, the winter blahs begin the day after the Super Bowl. No more football until August. What a bummer! To lift our spirits, we look forward to spring rituals. The excitement of Opening Day, longer daylight time, the sighting of daffodils and tulips, to name a few. Now is also the perfect time to plan for the coming season’s home makeovers, book a session at a salon of choice (you deserve it!), or schedule the dental appointment you’ve been putting off. Spend some time with us then emerge from your winter cocoon to visit Creative Living advertisers. Hurry! Punxsutawney Phil says an early spring is on the way.

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Start planning now for spring’s home remodel If April showers bring May flowers, what do winter’s snowflakes bring? Perhaps it’s an excuse to curl up with your favorite magazines and imagine the kitchen makeover of your dreams. When the cold winter months keep you indoors, use the time to take care of things that will make your remodeling plans much easier to tackle in the spring. Determine the scope of your project: Do you need just a few coats of paint or a whole new kitchen? Take this time to evaluate what you want to accomplish. If you need

to work with a designer or contractor, now is the time to do your research and engage professional help to plan. Look to online resources like the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and Houzz or ask friends and family for recommendations. Meet with a few prospects and see whose work and costs fit your needs. You should also determine your budget and use that to guide the rest of your planning decisions. Look for trends that last: Once you have a good sense for what your project will involve, have

fun dreaming up all the details. Are you looking to make a bold statement or create a timeless look? No matter how large or small your project, there are many current trends that can make a big impact in your home, yet will stand the test of time. In the kitchen, white cabinetry has had a resurgence of popularity and can create a classic look or serve as the perfect complement to colorful statement pieces that can be easily swapped out as trends change. See REMODEL, Page 12

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Think your snoring is just a pain to her?

Dr. Kitzmiller demonstrates an oral appliance that helps patients who have sleep apnea. The appliance is a comfortable alternative for many to the CPAP machine. PHOTO BY CHRIS BECKMAN FOR THE COMMUNITY PRESS/RECORDER

Local DDS to host sleep awareness open houses


TAKE AN OSA SELF-ASSESSMENT Visit or for National Sleep Awareness Week open house locations, and a quiz to see if you might have OSA.

day, March 4, and ends with the return to daylight saving time, on Sunday, March 11, when clocks move ahead one hour and too many Americans lose an hour of sleep. For more information about National Sleep Awareness Week and the National Sleep Foundation, visit . “We’ll be participating in a number of open houses that week,” said Dr. Kitzmiller. “We hope people stop by for free sleep screenings and to get information on the diagnosis and treatment of OSA and other sleep disorders. We also offer complimentary consultations at our office yearround.” Dr. Kitzmiller has a deep understanding of the hazards of OSA because he himself has it. In fact, he started Cincinnati

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Dental Sleep Medicine because he didn’t like wearing the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) mask when sleeping. (A CPAP mask is the most common treatment for OSA.) “Many people can’t tolerate a CPAP machine because of discomfort, claustrophobia or just the inconvenience of having to wear a mask every time you go to bed. So I enrolled in specialized training out of state to provide myself and my patients a CPAP alternative called an oral appliance,” Dr. Kitzmiller said. “It’s a medical device that fits over your teeth and holds the lower jaw forward while you sleep, keeping the airway open.” Besides offering solutions for obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Kitzmiller also provides general dental services, includSee KITZMILLER, Page 6

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According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) has become a significant health issue in the United States. In fact, it’s estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, and as high as 90 percent of those cases are undiagnosed. That means the barista who mixes your morning coffee, the scheduler who makes your doctor appointment or, worse, the person in the car next to you on the highway, could all be suffering from obstructive sleep apnea and not even know it. To help focus attention on the hazards of undiagnosed OSA and the overall importance of a good night’s sleep, Dr. Timothy J. Kitzmiller, DDS and founder of Cincinnati Dental Sleep Medicine, is hosting a series of open houses during National Sleep Awareness Week, March 3-10. The week is sponsored by the National Sleep Foundation (NSF) and begins with the release of NSF’s Sleep in America® poll on Mon-

Snoring can often be a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a sometimes life-threatening sleep disorder that negatively impacts the health and quality of life of millions of Americans.








Gentle Dental Care gives back Dr. Tara Dallmann and her Gentle Dental Care staff have been in Northern Kentucky for more than 15 years and feel grateful to be a part of such an awesome community. Because Dr. Dallmann has a special place in her heart for people who just cannot get ahead, Gentle Dental Care continues to participate in the Donated Dental Services Program. Gentle Dental has donated in excess of $100,000 over the years through this wonderful program but know that the wait through this agency can, at times, be more than 2 years. The entire staff has been touched in some way by the economic downturn and understands patients who are worried about paying for healthcare along with their other bills. Prior to leaving for Christmas break, Dr. Dallmann and

The Gentle Dental Care team is searching for someone who needs a smile makeover but is unable to afford significant dental work. PROVIDED

her team brainstormed ways to contribute to the community and decided to conduct a Gentle Dental Care Gives Back search. Over the years, Dr. Dallmann has come across many people with heartbreaking circum-

stances which prevented them from going to the dentist on a regular basis. Embarrassment and shame had kept them from living a normal life, until Dr. Dallmann and her team changed their lives by changing their smile. Through the years,

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these patients have gained confidence that they did not have prior to their smile transformation and, in turn, were able to get better jobs and/or promotions that before were not an option. Do you know someone

who deserves a smile makeover? Someone that because of their circumstances has not been able to afford desperately needed dental work? It could be you or someone you know. Please write an essay (up to 300 words) explaining why you feel this person deserves/ needs a makeover and attach a photo. Mail to Gentle Dental Care, 1984 Walton-Nicholson Pike, Independence, KY 41051. Or email to The deadline is March 31, 2013. Dr. Dallmann and her staff will select the person they feel particularly understands the value of good oral health but, until now, has been unable to afford significant dental care. This is just one small way the team at Gentle Dental Care can give back to the Northern Kentucky community that has been so good to them since 1997.

Think beyond the allowance to teach kids lasting money skills One of the most exciting parts of parenthood is watching your children learn as they grow. Of course, life’s lessons can be tough just as often as they can be pleasant. And as you want to protect kids from falling off their bike or scraping a knee, you also want to set them up for a successful financial future, as free from worries as possible. One of the best things you can do to prepare your kids for a lifetime of handling money is to get them started early. But it isn’t only about timing – following through with lessons and providing plenty of explanation is

essential. Keep these tips in mind to give your kids a leg up in learning about finances: » Start saving. The earlier you can get your kids into the habit of saving, the more they’ll have to enjoy down the road. The concept doesn’t need to be overly complex – and it shouldn’t be, when you’re dealing with very young children. Piggy banks are a perfect tool for starting saving habits; a simple glass jar works, too, and gives kids an exciting visual to associate with their savings. As your children grow, so See MONEY, Page 6

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Get ‘fired Pizza and more delivered to community up’ at the Elements Create It Studio Pizza in all its glory can now be enjoyed at Angilo’s with a cold one. Angilo’s Pizza now offers beer at both the Alexandria and California locations. Try the hoagies, salads, desserts, or more than 100 items on Angilo’s extensive menu, in a diningfriendly atmosphere. “We have redecorated the California Angilo’s,” said owner Bill Kemner. “It includes a new ceiling, painting, new curtains and a new fire protection system.” The store is now open seven days a week. Angilo’s has become a part of the community, employing 25 local residents, and making the atmosphere as welcoming as possible, inside and out. “Angilo’s is proud to support our local police, fire and other community groups in both Alexandria and California,” Kemner added. Whether you enjoy your pizza delivered or choose to dine in, be sure to check the monthly Money Mailers for specials and cou-

Learning to make pottery or jewelry is easier now at Elements Create It Studio. “We now have our own pottery wheels up and running and will be scheduling basic classes,” said Amy Arvin, who opened Elements last year. “We are offering classes on glass cutting, jewelry making, nightlights, suncatchers and little glass bugs for the kiddos.” If you’re already an experienced potter, you can purchase wheel time and clay. “We also are now offering kiln firings for anyone who has a wheel or makes glass-fused projects and needs a place to fire their pieces or glaze them,” Arvin added. Prices range from $15 to $50 for firing; most of the glass classes are $25 and up. Wheel time and clay purchases vary by the hour and pound. “We have a birthday party deal of $99 for pottery or canvas for 10 children 18 and under,” said Arvin. Elements Create It Studio is located just behind Tractor Supply on KY 18, at 5900 Centennial Circle Suite 180 in Florence. Call 859-647-2738.


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should their ideas about saving money. Opening a real savings account in your child’s name is not only an exciting event for her, it builds an early understanding of banking. Some schools and banks even have partnerships that allow students to make deposits at school. If your school doesn’t offer such a program, make trips to the bank with your kids and show them how to monitor their accounts. » Have ongoing conversations about money. Making your children comfortable with discussing finances is a gift that, while not flashy, will serve them well throughout their lives. Start con-

Teaching kids about money can be daunting, but doing so provides the groundwork for a stable financial future. Emphasize that good things come from using money wisely. ARACONTENT PHOTO

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an example by telling kids how you save up to buy an item that you want and ways that you cut costs – and what you can get from the savings. If there’s something your child wants, provide guidance and ideas for how to save up the amount needed to make the purchase. » Effectively use an allowance. An allowance is a tricky thing – it can be a good teaching tool,

but you don’t want your kids to view it as a handout. Whether or not you choose to associate chores with an allowance is up to you, but you should have discussions with your children about when allowances will be paid, and how they can be spent – or saved. Encourage savings by providing two bank envelopes – one for savings and one for spending. If your budget allows for it, consider a “match” program in which you contribute a percentage every time your child makes a savings deposit. » Don’t be afraid of mistakes. Some of the most powerful lessons lie in making mistakes, so don’t be afraid to let your children make some lessthan-perfect decisions. Whether they overspend their budgets or waste money on something frivolous and later regret it, it’s important for them to learn the consequences of financial mismanagement early in life.


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ing: bonding; crowns and bridges; dentures; implants; veneers; whitening; and braces, including Invisalign. “We even offer Botox and Juvederm to help improve your overall appearance,” said Dr. Kitzmiller. Dr. Kitzmiller has been practicing dentistry in Milford for more than 20 years and has helped thousands of families throughout the Tristate with their dental needs. Cincinnati Dental Sleep Medicine and his dental office are located in Milford at 5722 Signal Hill Court, Suite A, at the State Route 28 and I-275 interchange. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Call 513-2488848 to make your appointment today.

Mortenson: Parents, make brushing time fun for kids National Children’s Dental Health Month is celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. Developing good habits at a young age along with regular dental visits will help children to have lifelong healthy teeth and gums. Early childhood cavities is the number-one chronic disease affecting young children today. To ensure that your children remain cavityfree, be aware of what they are eating and drinking on a daily basis. It is a great idea to

have a brushing chart in the bathroom to establish responsibility and reward healthy habits. Supervision at brushing time is key, too. With supervision, you can emphasize and encourage great at-home care. As a parent, you know and understand how difficult it can be to get your kids to establish good brushing habits. Make brushing time fun! Download the “Toothbrush Timer” app from the App Store to add an exciting twist to brushing time. The app includes a timer that tells

kids when and where to brush their teeth, a toothbrush tracker that alerts you on how long your toothbrush has been used and when it’s time to get a new one, and a “time to visit the dentist” reminder. Let your child pick out a fun toothbrush that sings, or one that is their favorite color. Just be sure that the brush head is small enough for their little mouth. Use this month to get informed and help your children establish great oral health habits that will last them a lifetime.

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What is Stressless all about, anyway? You’ve seen them on TV, in the newspaper, maybe even at the mall – leather recliners with a distinctive look and a funny name. Now you can find out for yourself why Stressless® recliners are causing such a buzz at Best Furniture Gallery in Fort Thomas, Ky. Just minutes from downtown Cincinnati, Best Furniture Gallery is the exclusive dealer for Stressless furniture in Northern Kentucky. And right now, Best is offering a free leather or fabric upgrade on any Stressless recliner, sofa, or sectional purchase. At the heart of the Stressless appeal is the manufacturer’s commitment to quality, comfort and design. When the Stressless brand was launched in Norway in 1971 by parent company Ekornes (eckor-ness), it was the first recliner of its kind to offer ergonomic comfort for the entire body. “Stressless chairs have maintained more than 30 patented features that you won’t find on other recliners, and they were the first recliner to be accredited by the American Chiropractic Association.” explained Craig Reis, who co-owns Best Furniture Gallery with wife Carolynn. “We take customers through a step-by-step demonstration starting with the comfort test,” Reis said. The comfort test examines multiple aspects of the chair, such as how its size fits your body type, how it moves with your body, the position of the ottoman, and the lumbar support it provides. “All Stressless chairs come in two or three sizes so there is a size and Kentucky

HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE QUALITY TOUCHES THAT SET STRESSLESS® RECLINERS APART FROM THE REST: » Perforated foam molded over the frame for better comfort. » Padding techniques that hug your body deeper into the recliner. » Flexo springs on a steel frame for durable construction and strength. » The Plus™ system, which automatically provides correct support for your head, neck and lower back. » Genuine top-grain leather on the front and back. » Glide system automatically adjusts to your body weight, with no buttons or levers to pull.

comfort level for everyone – it’s like buying a shoe,” said Reis. “We have been doing a lot of advertising with Ekornes over the past few years to promote the Stressless brand in our

area, so we have quite a few customers coming in and asking about it,” explained Reis. And come in they do. Whether it’s helping to relieve back or neck pain, or just providing the

comfort and support they need while reading a book or watching TV, many customers say that Stressless is the best investment in comfort that they have ever made. And the staff at Best Furniture loves helping customers find their perfect chair. “I love the fact that we are able to sell a product that can improve the quality of someone’s life,” said Carolynn Reis. The Ekornes manufacturing facility is located in Norway and is considered one of the most advanced manufacturing plants in the furniture industry. According to Craig, “Ekornes does some unique things like robotic bending their own


cold steel and pouring their own foam, which increases quality control and consistency. So they really do own the entire manufacturing process.” Speaking of owning their product, Best has many customers who own multiple Stressless chairs. “A lot of customers have multiple chairs in their homes, RV’s, boats, vacation homes, you name it. I believe the record for us is a customer who has 12 seats in their home-theater room,” said Carolynn. According to Craig, “We only sell furniture from manufacturers we trust, and the Stressless chair is a product we

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Is it time to replace the roof? When it’s time to replace a roof or add insulation to your home, the project can be a stressful, time-consuming chore, but if you do your homework it can be rewarding upon completion. Your home is a big investment and in the new “improve, don’t move” economy, choosing the right contractor is more important than ever. A New Rooftime is a local contractor that has been helping raise property values through the addition of attic insulation and beautiful energyefficient dimensional shingle roofs. Rooftime began in 1995, when Ricky Feltner

started a small family business that operated out of his home. By 1999, his company of four office staff ( including his daughter, a son and sonin-law) had earned a ranking in the Top 100 Contractors in America, with sales in excess of $2 million. Ricky passed away at the end of 1999, and the company struggled to carry on without his dynamic leadership. Today, Ricky’s legacy has been preserved by no fewer than four roofing contractors that were once part of his vision, all successfully operating their own companies using the same principles and ideals he established more than 15 years ago.

At Rooftime, Missy is still answering the calls (even at nights and on weekends) and Ricky’s grandson, Justin, works as a project estimator. Greg Lykins oversees their certified roof crews. Rooftime is a true familyowned and -operated business with deep community roots, and more than 15 years’ business experience, with three generations now serving Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Rooftime is a wise choice for informed homeowners looking for an honest and skilled contractor. They earned the prestigious Angie’s List Service Award again in 2012 – as they have


every year since 2007 – and their A-plus rating as members of the Better Business Bureau means homeowners can trust them to do everything they promise. Rooftime is also one of the only roofers in the Tristate that are Owens Corning-certified as Top of the House insulation experts. But the real story is in their referrals. “It is our No. 1 priority to always do the right thing by our customers,” said JD Shoemaker of Rooftime. The entire crew is required to always be up to date on the newest products, technology and codes. The company uses qualified estimators that





do not work on commission. This ensures that the customer always receives an honest estimate. Rooftime provides free written estimates for customers and will explain what they can do to fix the home’s issues. Rooftime’s services include new roofs and roof repairs on all types of roofs – metal, asbestos, rubber and mobile homes. Their attic insulation is the best in the city. They can also replace, clean or repair gutters and box gutters. They provide insurance estimates and FHA roof inspections, as well. Rooftime is a leader in the industry, utilizing the latest in technology. Their estimators use satellite measurement software to offer “to-the-inch measurements” for “to-thepenny pricing.” Rooftime owns thermal imaging cameras to pinpoint hidden leaks and decay, and iPhones to solve problems on the job in real time. Rooftime employees are fully insured and attend annual training seminars and conferences. They still remember and practice today what founder Ricky preached so long ago: “Most homeowners won’t know good roofing; but they know good work and cleanup when they see it.” Rooftime staff will always respect your property, landscaping and possessions, leaving no trace of a mess behind. When you are in the market to hire a good contractor, Rooftime will pass all of your tests with flying colors. They are hard-working, dedicated people that are in the business for the long haul. See ROOFTIME, Page 11


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Tips on finding a place to put sparkle into the golden years If you’re ever among the estimated 65 million Americans caring for loved ones, a look at one famous family’s experience may be useful to you. Joan Lunden, former host of “Good Morning America,” wife, mother of seven and caregiver to her mother, Gladyce, was faced with the challenge of finding the right senior living community for her mom. Lunden found herself completely unprepared for what was ahead. “My mom was always a social butterfly,” recalled Lunden. “I thought she would live in a place where she could make friends, entertain and socialize, but I quickly came to realize that version of my mom no longer existed. The community we initially chose was lovely but did not meet her needs.” Gladyce’s first community lacked critical aspects of memory care that would help her cope with dementia, a condition that was worsening with time. “We had to move a couple of times but ultimately found a small residential home in my mom’s area that provided the hands-on, day-to-day care she needed. It was a long journey, but we finally arrived at the right place,” Lunden added. As a result of her experience, Lunden has partnered with the nation’s largest senior living referral service to help educate Americans on what they need to know about this difficult, complex process. At A Place Kentucky

Joan Lunden, former host of “Good Morning America,” here with her mother, Gladyce, has advice for caregivers looking for senior living options for their loved ones. NAPS PHOTO

for Mom, knowledgeable and compassionate Advisors counsel families through the process, offering guidance at each stage of their search. These experts advise there’s no better way to learn about a community than to visit. Families should tour the places they’re considering, together, to fully gauge if it’s the right fit.

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What to look for on a visit: » Check for cleanliness. Look under the beds, into corners, and at baseboards and windows to ensure that the community is properly maintained. Ask for details on housekeeping protocols, maintenance and response times. » Follow your nose. Odors offer subtle hints. Smells concentrated in

one area indicate a single, recent incident. Odors throughout the community may indicate a bigger problem. » Visit during an activity. Research the activity calendar and learn what’s available on- and off-site throughout the year and if those activities match your loved one’s interests. » Meet the management. Meet community management so you can

assess their approach to residents’ care. Also look for interaction between staff members and residents. Are they engaged and courteous? Do they make eye contact with residents? » Go outdoors. Does the area feel safe and secure? Are activities held in these areas on sunny days? » Dine. The dining room experience is very important. Discuss entrée choices, learn about dining hours, options and procedures. Enjoy a meal and meet some of the residents. » Ask security and safety questions. Be sure bathrooms are accessible and have conve­nient grab bars. Are there registered nurses on-site? How do staffing patterns differ at night? » Check on personal care. Discuss bathing options and preferences. Observe current residents while visiting. Are they clean shaven, with well-groomed hair and nails? Are the residents dressed appropriately? » Ask about move-out criteria. Under what circumstances is a resident asked to move out? What notice does the resident or caregiver need to give the staff? Oftentimes, a 30-day notice is required by the property. » Trust your instincts. Think about your loved one living in the community. Do you feel at ease? The place doesn’t have to be the most beautiful to be the best fit. Follow your instincts and your heart.


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Auto accidents and insurance claims It is important to remember the following tips when dealing with insurance claims following an automobile accident: 1. Exchange insurance information with the other party while at the scene. 2. Notify your insurance company as soon as possible, and provide them with your version of the accident. Remember, however, that your conversation is likely being recorded, so it is important to keep your statements honest, and to a minimum. 3. Ensure that you are getting the coverage for which you are paying. 4. Insurance compa-

nies may rush to resolve a claim, even if it does not fully compensate you for your property damage or injuries. 5. Often, individuals sign a full release for any and all further claims regarding the accident, and don’t even know it. This makes it difficult to pursue any future damages that you may otherwise be entitled to receive. For more information or assistance dealing with an insurance company, call The Jaeger Firm, PLLC at 859-342-4500. Next month, look for steps to take with medical providers after a car accident.

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Take back your lunch break Too often busy parents and working professionals have to choose between eating well and doing important tasks during the lunch hour. It’s no secret that proteins are healthy and leave you feeling satisfied for longer. But baking a chicken breast is not an option when you’re facing a busy lunch break. Instead, reach for proteins that are easy to prepare and store. For example, hard boil a few eggs and bring them to work. Stock up on yogurt (Greek styles typically have higher levels of protein) and hummus with wholegrain crackers. Want a wholesome lunch that is easy to keep in a drawer at work and is ready in just 60 seconds? Skip the ramen and opt for a healthier option. Minute® Ready to Serve Rice is a healthy solution for the time-crunched lunch crowd. Just pop it in the microwave for one minute and you have a savory lunch or afternoon snack. Plus, it’s conveniently packaged in two individual single-serve cups, making portion

control simple. With a variety of flavors, it’s perfect as a stand-alone or when paired with canned soup (also easy to keep in your desk drawer) or mixed into a salad. Leftovers can be a nutritious lunch option that also saves you a lot of money, but how many times do you get stuck eating the same thing twice, or sometimes three times, in a few days? Reinvent your leftovers by using a tortilla wrap. Whole-wheat wraps are great for just about anything – fill with your leftover pork, beef or chicken, add some cheese and salsa, and you now have a zesty wrap that is good for you too. You can also microwave Minute Ready to Serve Rice and add to a wrap along with leftover meat or beans. Tortillas can stay fresh for long time, so buy a package and store it in a sealed container in the fridge so this handy food is always available for creative lunching.

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1 container Minute® Ready to Serve Multi-Grain Medley or Brown Rice 1 can (6 ounces) canned tuna, drained 4 cherry tomatoes, halved 4 black olives, sliced 2 tablespoons red wine vinaigrette 1 cup salad greens Directions: Prepare rice according to package directions. In a medium bowl, combine rice, tuna, tomatoes, olives and vinaigrette; mix well. Serve over greens and/or with pita chips.

Serves: 2 (about 1 cup each)

Ingredients: 1 container Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice 1 ⁄2 cup cooked low-sodium ham, cubed 1 ⁄2 cup fresh or canned pineapple chunks 1 ⁄4 cup cooked green peas or sugar snap peas 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon soy sauce


Directions: Prepare rice according to package directions. In a medium bowl, combine rice, ham, pineapple, peas, sesame oil and soy sauce; mix well. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and chopped cilantro, if desired.


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Provencal Rice Salad Serves: 2 (about 1 cup each)


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Take back your lunch break with an option that is easy and nutritious. Add a fruit, vegetable and low-sodium ham to fully cooked rice for a savory lunch in a jiffy. ARACONTENT Kentucky

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Emeritus at Edgewood cares about its seniors Emeritus at Edgewood holds many parties and special events for its guests throughout the year, including its recent Valentine’s Day dinner and dance. Loved ones should not feel alone as they grow older. Sometimes it’s hard for them to socialize with others and grapple with medication needs. Emeritus at Edgewood, set on an acre of beautifully landscaped grounds, can address these needs for your loved ones, said Deb Collar, community relations director at Emeritus at Edgewood, “Our guests, families and friends tell us often that we have a very family-friendly and welcoming environment,” said Collar. “Our wonderful concierges make you feel like home the moment you walk through the doors.” As the largest seniorliving company in the United States, Emeritus has professional partners in every community to

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believe in. We have them in our homes, we hear from customers every day about how great they are, and we see the quality features and how long they last. Stressless furniture is truly an investment in comfort, style, and quality.” For a truly “stressless” buying experience,

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help explore financial options for you and your loved ones, as well as national pharmacy providers specializing in senior health care, with benefits to help its residents manage their medication needs and reduce costs. “We are located close to Interstate 275 and just a hop, skip and a jump from St. Elizabeth Hospital, many rehab centers and physician offices,” Collar added. “We are one block from Crestview Mall.” Emeritus is a petfriendly environment, welcoming residents’

pets as well as having its own, including Sylvester the Cat and Tweety Bird, the singing canary. Emeritus at Edgewood has many special events throughout the year, with the highest turnout ever at last year’s annual Family Christmas Party. “Our most recent party for residents and family members was our Valentine’s Day dinner and dance,” Collar said. “It was also a huge hit with great food served and lots of dancing.” Emeritus at Edgewood serves your loved ones with lots of heart.

An expert at Best Furniture Gallery can take you through the Stressless recliner’s comfort test. There is a size and comfort level for everyone, says store owner Craig Reis. Visit PROVIDED

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Throughout the home, universal design is also becoming an increasingly important trend to consider. Planning your remodel so the space is comfortable to use for all ages and abilities will not only ensure your long-term enjoyment of the space, but can also help with resale value down the road. Clean house: When you’re ready to get started on your remodel, you won’t want to worry about cleaning. Take time now to look at everything stored in your kitchen and pantry 12



come into Best Furniture Gallery and let one of their Stressless experts take you through the comfort test. Best Furniture Gallery is open Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are closed Sunday to be with family. They’re located at 1123 South Fort Thomas Ave., in the Midway district of Fort Thomas. Call 859-441-BEST (2378) for more information.

and determine what stays and what can go. It’ll make prepping for renovation projects that much easier. How old are those spices? What about that stack of lids with no container to match? Have lots of totes and bags hanging around? Donate the ones you don’t use and organize the rest. If you have kitchen items you can’t part with but you rarely use, pack them up now and store them until the remodel is complete. If you take time now to get prepared for your kitchen remodel, you’ll thank yourself in a few months when the kitchen of your dreams is coming to life.

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