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Among the residents at Emeritus at Edgewood are several veterans from World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. PHOTOSPIN.COM

Initiative helps local senior veterans stay safe at home While sending care packages to troops overseas is a time-honored tradition, Emeritus at Edgewood will be delivering them to local senior veterans or their surviving spouses during Memorial Day week, in an initiative designed to assist them in staying safely in their homes. The program is part of a national effort by Emeritus Senior Living to deliver more than 2,000 care packages and provide a helping hand with safety measures for seniors. Called “Heroes Emeritus,” in honor of veterans’ service, the program is underway and will end on Memorial Day. The Heroes Emeritus care package includes nightlights, first-aid kits, medication-management containers, water bottles, healthy snacks and other items that make a senior’s daily life and home more Kentucky

secure. In addition to delivering the packages, the Emeritus team will perform a home-safety check to ensure the living environment is free of any potential hazards. “Our veterans and the spouses who gave their support on the home front have done so much to keep our nation safe,” said Maureen Loebker, community relations director for Emeritus at Edgewood. “We’d like to do what we can to help keep these heroes stay safe in their senior years.” Loebker noted that the Heroes Emeritus program is part of the Emeritus philosophy of Safely Somewhere, “an initiative that helps us ensure that seniors are residing in safe, meaningful situations, regardless of whether it is in the their own homes or elsewhere,” she said. m

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Get ready to spice up your summer meals The inspiration for a great taco can be found in many places – from farmers markets to food trucks to upscale restaurants. All across the country, chefs and home cooks alike are reinventing the taco with global flavors and fresh ingredients. Just in time for summertime celebrations, the Betty Crocker Kitchens partnered with Old El Paso to create tacos with a twist. “We were inspired by the creative tacos we’ve been seeing, and wanted to bring these global influences home with some simple ideas for fresh taco-and-margarita pairings,” says Jennifer Kalinowski, Food Content Strategy, Betty Crocker Kitchens. All suggestions feature the five elements that make an awesome taco experience: a shell + hot filling + cold topping + sauce + finishing touch such as a fresh garnish. Take this formula and customize and

experiment – tacos are the ultimate fun, casual food. Create your own puffy taco shell, widely served at restaurants. The make-at-home secret: flour tortillas transformed into puffy shells. » Chipotle Chicken Puffy Tacos: Puffy taco shells stuffed with pulled rotisserie chicken in chipotle sauce, topped with fresh guacamole, salsa and favorite toppings like lettuce, tomato and queso fresco. » Citrus Margarita with Smoky Chile Salt: A triple citrus (orange, lemon, lime) margarita with a smoky chile salt rim. Chile salt is handmixed with fine sea salt, ancho and chipotle chile powders. For more recipes and summer food and entertaining ideas, visit cinco.

Chipotle Chicken Puffy Tacos

Start to Finish: 40 Minutes Serves 8


2 avocados, pitted, peeled and cubed 1 can (4.5 ounce) Old El Paso chopped green chiles 1 tablespoon lime juice 2 tablespoons chopped red onion 1 ⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 11⁄2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce 1 plum (roma) tomato, seeded and diced 3 ⁄4 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese

Chipotle Sauce ⁄4 cup Old El Paso Thick ‘n Chunky salsa 1 canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce (with 1 tablespoon adobo sauce) 1 ⁄4 cup water 3

Filling 21⁄2 cups pulled (not shredded) deli rotisserie chicken (from 2-pound chicken)

Puffy Tortillas ⁄4 cup vegetable oil


Prep Time: 30 Minutes

(859) 426-1888 Personal Care, Alzheimer’s & Memory Care Specializing in Diabetic Management

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“This place saved my life. These people are family and this is my home. It's a blessing and I feel great" Veteran, diabetic, and resident Harry Coomer