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Better sleep • Cosmetic services • Dental care • Pharmaceutical

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Legal services • Gift shop

2013 Senior Expo • Retirement community

Editor’s note A friend met me at a neighborhood corner coffeehouse last week for our routine catch-up chat. As she climbed onto a stool, she said she’d just shuttled her son to football practice. High school football ... really? We’re just off the AllStar break, for goodness sake! It’s hard to believe but next month school will be back in session again. Use the time still left for summer lazing to set up for the busy school year ahead. Organization is the key. This issue of Creative Living tells you how. Now is a good time to also plan ahead for fall home improvement projects, especially the major jobs that are better left to a contractor. Thank you for making Creative Living part of preparing your family and home for the new school year.

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Smart, safe storage and organization tips for back to school

A little organization goes a long way. Not only can it lead to career success and personal productivity, but as students head back to class this fall, it can also provide health benefits and increase student security. Follow these tips for a smooth transition into the new school year. » 1. Mix and fix your routine

Sit down with your family and evaluate your daily routines to ensure they are organized and effective. Identify aspects that no longer work and discuss ways they can be adjusted. If getting the kids fed and out the door in the morning is your biggest challenge, do as much as you can in the evenings to prepare for the next day. Lay out

clothes in advance, cook and freeze breakfast options that can be easily thawed and served while you attend to other items. If organization is more of an afternoon struggle, create checklists that outline household chores, homework and other responsibilities to keep kids on track after school. See SCHOOL DAYS, Page 11

Contact Creative Living is a monthly advertising-sponsored magazine published by Enquirer Media’s Specialty Publications Department. Send questions or comments to: Jo Kovach Specialty Publications Editor Enquirer Media, 312 Elm Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Phone: 513-768-8367 To advertise call: Enquirer Media Advertising Phone: 513-768-8404 EnquirerMediaAdvertising@enquirer.com

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ing, and I have great energy!” – Molly W. Don’t let the nuisance of snoring or the health consequences of untreated sleep apnea ruin another night or day of your life. Untreated, sleep apnea can lead to excessive fatigue, high blood pressure, weight gain, diabetes, and a shortened life expectancy. Besides offering solutions for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Kitzmiller also provides general dental services, as well as veneers, whitening and Invisalign. Cincinnati Dental Sleep Medicine and Dr. Kitzmiller’s dental office are located at 5722 Signal Hill Court, Suite A, at the State Route 28 and I-275 interchange. Call Dr. Kitzmiller today at 513-248-8848 to schedule your complimentary consultation appointment. m

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Get your pool in shape now for 2014 Well, your pool and deck will be in great shape. You, personally, are on your own. During the “dog days of summer,” smart pool owners start thinking about pool and concrete renovation work they’re going to need at the end of the pool season in September, October or even November. As they walk around their pools they might start making a mental checklist of the repairs they’d like to take care of before win-

ter sets in. Homeowners who have concrete patios and patio driveways, too, might have noticed some chipping, flaking or loss of color. Now is a good time to contact S.I. Pool Care and Concrete. “My customers are saying, ‘Let’s get it fixed now so we don’t have to look at it next year,’ ” says Sam Ionna, owner of S.I. Pool Care and Concrete. “If you wait to next spring, you might delay getting into your

pool. Right now, we have the flexibility to work around any weather delays.” Perhaps your pool doesn’t need repairs but this is the year that you decide to add some accents such as a waterfall. Depending on the size and the weather, a nice waterfall can be added in about 10 days, for example. “You can see an actual example of one of our waterfalls right in our Dixie Highway show-

room in Erlanger,” says Ionna. Patios and driveways can get a little makeover with a stamp overlay border, which adds color and dresses up the concrete at a lower cost. Recent studies have shown that some forms of blacktop driveways present a health risk. Concrete is safe, beautiful and durable. S.I. Pool Care and Concrete recently stamped a border and entryway on a driveway. A neighbor told

them, “We have driveway envy in the neighborhood now.” S.I. Pool Care and Concrete sells and services residential and commercial in-ground pools and spas. Check them out on Dixie Highway in Erlanger for your concrete needs, whether you want to talk about a new pool, spa, patio or driveway, renovation, service or supplies. Contact Sam Ionna at sipci@sipoolcare.com or 859-331-4110. m

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Contractor: ‘Roof will cost more if you wait until fall’ Due to storms Sandy on the East Coast and tornadoes in Moore, Okla., the cost for materials in home improvements are set to rise this summer. Homeowners who wait for the fall will pay more for their new roof. Combine record-setting rainfall with homeowners’ current movement to “improve, not move,” and it adds up to a busy summer for the good roofers in our area, said Justin Shoemaker of A New Rooftime. “More and more, people are choosing to keep their homes and invest in their property by changing their roofs to dimensional Owens Corning shingles, which resist those ugly black stains and gale-force winds,” he said. In addition to the beauty and comfort these roofs offer, homeowners also receive the added benefit of a lifetime warranty from OC and improved property value. “Homeowners know and trust the OC brand, and its quality, price and colors are second to none,” said Shoemaker. “Consumer Reports magazine rated the Owens Corning dimensional shingles as a Best Buy.” A New RoofTime is a wise choice for homeowners looking for honest and skilled work. Jody Walriven of Batavia agrees. “I had a persistent leak for over two years that four other roofers could not stop,” he said. “One guy said I had to replace my whole roof and the others all wanted to charge an outrageous amount to goop it with tar. Rooftime was the only company to Kentucky

go up into my attic to see what was wrong, and after they did the work, I have had zero leaking even with all the bad rain this summer.” Rooftime crews are required to stay updated on the newest products, technology and codes, through company-paid seminars and certifications. Rooftime uses only certified estimators, and they do not work on commission. “If you need us we’re here,” said Shoemaker. “We know that when our phones ring, it means someone needs help, so we forward our office lines to an emergency cell to be available

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around the clock.” Rooftime gives free written estimates, is fully insured, offers senior discounts, and works most roofs with no money down. They also are box gutter experts and love working on older homes. The use of digital cameras, satellite measurements and thermal cameras allows for to-the-inch measurements for to-the-penny pricing. Visit time2roof.com, find them on Facebook at A NEW ROOFTIME, or call 513-753-8463 for a free inspection of your roof, attic insulation or skylight. m

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Back-to-school dental checkups provide kids with ‘smile’ insurance We know it’s still summer and we certainly don’t want to rush it away. However, it’s time to start scheduling your child’s back-to-school dental checkup. A dental exam is just as important as booster shots, physical exams and hearing and vision tests, and should be a regular part of your back-to-school preparations. The earlier you schedule, the easier it is for your family to be seen. If you wait until the end of

the summer, you will discover that your dental office will have trouble fitting you in when it’s convenient for you. Why are back-toschool dental checkups important? The underlying motive to most state’s required back-toschool dental exam is to prevent children’s school absences. Tooth decay affects children in the United States more than any other chronic infectious disease. A painful tooth or chronic dental problem

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Best Furniture answers home décor questions Best Furniture Gallery in Fort Thomas, Ky., has had a lot of customers come through its doors since it was founded in 1941. And current owners Craig and Carolynn Reis have answered a lot of questions from both long-time and firsttime customers about what sets Best Furniture apart from other furniture stores. Here are just a few of those questions along with their answers. Does Best Furniture Gallery ever have sales? Rather than having what Craig calls “fake sales,” Best Furniture believes in simply offering the best prices possible, every day. “We don’t believe in trying to fool our customers by marking merchandise up just to lower it for a promotion. We offer the best products at a fair price every day, and our customers appreciate that they can focus on getting their room right instead of feeling pressured that they have to buy today or they will miss the special deal,” said Craig. Best Furniture maintains an extensive online Clearance Center where you can enjoy extraspecial savings on quality floor samples and closeout merchandise. Can I buy a sofa I see on your showroom floor? Often, you can purchase a floor sample right out of the showroom, but Best prides itself on offering pieces custom made to your specifications and to fit your needs. “We can order almost any piece you see in our showroom in the finish or fabric you want, but we also have to Kentucky

Visit www.BestFurnitureGallery.com. Or call 859-441-BEST (2378). Decorative items change with the seasons. At Best Furniture you will always find a fresh assortment of product for any room in your home.

make sure the item is there to show the next customer that comes in,” explained Craig. When will my furniture be delivered? Generally, customordered pieces take anywhere from four to six weeks, depending on the manufacturer. If you are selecting a piece that is available directly from the showroom, Best can usually deliver it the

next day (and often on the same day if it can be arranged). “From time to time, we personally like to get out of the store and see the finished product in the customer’s home. It is a real pleasure for us and we think that the customer’s appreciate that little extra connection to the store,” said Craig. Best delivers five See FURNITURE, Page 10

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Is thyroid imbalance interrupting your life? Your thyroid plays a key role in helping you metabolize food, store and use energy, manage your weight and heat control, think, talk, sleep and reproduce. Hypothyroidism is characterized by an underproduction of the hormones needed to support your activity on a daily basis. As a result, you may feel like everything is working, but certainly not at top speed. If you suffer from hypothyroidism or even subclinical hypothyroidism, it’s easy to attribute

your frustrating symptoms of weight gain, fatigue, poor concentration, low sex drive, and hair loss to aging or menopause. Symptoms overlap because our thyroid and reproductive hormones are so closely interconnected. We see many women develop subclinical or overt hypothyroidism in menopause. Normally, your brain and thyroid communicate with your body to maintain optimal balance of hormones. In this healthy state, the

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min A, EPA and DHA, and zinc, for example, act to improve T3 binding in your cells. Iodine is the central ingredient in thyroid hormones. Trying to produce T3 and T4 without iodine is like trying to make an omelet without eggs! Selenium is also needed for the conversion of T4 to T3. The best way to nourish your thyroid function (and your general health) is through sound nutrition, including daily supplementation with a pharmaceutical-grade multivitamin-mineral complex — including selenium, iodine vitamin A, and zinc. If you have a family history of thyroid conditions, be sure to inform

your health care provider and ask for thorough testing if you notice symptoms. In our experience, there is a very real difference between what some practitioners accept as normal and what’s truly ideal for you as an individual. Remember, even though we know hormonal changes can unmask an underlying thyroid problem or trigger one, millions of people may still be suffering from undiagnosed thyroid disease. By paying careful attention to your symptoms, you can make the connection. Our unique combination approach can restore thyroid balance to relieve the symptoms that are interrupting your life. m

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19th annual NKY Senior Expo set for Aug. 15 The Northern Kentucky Senior Expo is 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at Newport on the Levee (Gallery area). It’s the 19th exciting year for the Senior Expo sponsored by the Northern Kentucky Area Development District/Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living and WellCare. There will be health screenings, information sharing, door prizes, giveaways and more than 80 exhibitor areas. Entertainment includes The Brotherhood Singers and The Pete Wagner Orchestra. Admission is free. This is an indoor, airconditioned event and wheelchair-accessible. For more information about the 2013 Senior Expo please call 859-2831885. The Northern Kentucky Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is part of a national network of organizations established under the Older Americans Act. It was created to respond to the needs of older adults residing in the eight-county Northern Kentucky region. The staff and volunteers of the Northern Kentucky Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living work as advocates, planners, coordinators and

developers to ensure that needed services are available to citizens of the Northern Kentucky community who are 60 years and older. Providers in the region are contracted to deliver services to this population. Various legislative bodies are engaged to help identify and address the needs in the community. The Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living works to bring funding to the region through various sources, including governmental programs and public or private grants. Information is also provided to the community at large relating to issues affecting older Northern Kentuckians. An important component of the Area Agency on Aging and Independent Living is its Aging and Disability Resource Center. The Aging and Disability Resource Center is a consumer-friendly place for anyone seeking information about aging services. Trained staff is available to help individuals with identifying needs and providing information on available community-wide support options for adults 60 and older, adults with disabilities, and grandparents who are raising their grandchildren.

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Help Emeritus support Alzheimer’s research The Alzheimer’s Association estimates that more than five million people are currently living with Alzheimer’s. If someone you know is facing this disease, consider joining Emeritus at Edgewood to support finding a cure for this growing problem. Emeritus at Edgewood will host a beer tasting 4-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8, featuring a variety of selected beers along with delicious appetizers from our very own chef, Todd Hussey. The cost for the tasting is only $5, and all proceeds will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s®. If you are interested in supporting our efforts and would like to attend the beer tasting, please call 859-426-1888 to RSVP. In addition, “Emeritus Senior Living Communities are also helping sponsor the Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a cause that is so very dear to our hearts and those of our residents’ and their families’,” said Community Relations Director Maureen Loebker. The Alzheimer’s Asso-

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search. There is no fee to register, but participants are encouraged to do their own fundraising. According to Loebker, the walk is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide. The 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s for Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Sawyer Point, Downtown. Please join the Emeritus Senior Living Communities and start your journey to a world without Alzheimer’s by joining a walk near you. For more information, visit the website at http://act.alz.org. Emeritus at Edgewood is the only licensed personal-care facility in Northern Kentucky that has a secured Memory Care Neighborhood with around-the-clock nursing in a home-like environment. They’re located at 2950 Turkeyfoot Road in Edgewood, Ky. For more information and a free online newsletter, visit emeritus.com. Or call 859-908-9904 to schedule a tour and see the Emeritus difference for yourself. m

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days a week, and will call the evening before with a two-hour time window. Also, they are happy to do their best to accommodate any special time requests when possible. Do you offer design services? Yes. “Whether you’re looking for a casual dining set to fit your growing family or are redesigning an entire

Secrets to styling your home and wardrobe Whether you have a knack for pulling together an outfit as easily as a room, or can’t quite seem to get it together, a few simple tips can help you enhance your style. » Pop that color – Neutrals make an awesome backdrop for pops of color. Whether it’s a neutral shade on the walls of your living room, or a classically cut skirt in a subtle hue, set off your neutral backdrop with brightly colored accessories. Pillows, plates, photo frames, candles and other colorful accessories create interest and depth in a room’s design. All kinds of small and decorative items can be colorful and inexpensive. Explore the offbeat. For example, beautiful glass jars filled with pickles and canned veggies are not only a culinary treat, See SECRETS, Page 11

home, our design consultants are here to help you every step of the way,” said Carolynn Reis. In addition to instore design services, their design consultants will be happy to come to your home and assist you in making your selections. Store hours are 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. Closed on Sunday. They’re at 1123 South Fort Thomas Avenue in the Midway District in Fort Thomas. m

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» 2. Be involved Keeping the family organized and safe begins and ends with regular communication and parent involvement. Carve out a time at night to not only get kids started with homework, but to be available for questions, look through their backpacks and ask them to review their day so you are up to date with their regular activities. Discuss their security routines by reminding them to lock up belongings while at school and to lock the door when they return home afterward. » 3. File everything Create a filing system that organizes everything from administrative documents and report cards to study guides, test scores and great achieve-

ments. Keeping all these items in a secure, central location will make it easy for you and your children to access important information such as school records and contact information. » 4. Keep backpacks light and secure A child’s backpack should weigh no more than 10 to 20 percent of his or her total body weight, UMass Memorial Medical Center pediatrician Dr. Safdar Medina said during a recent interview posted on Worcester.com. When worn improperly or packed with too many heavy items, backpacks can cause pain, restrict circulation and can lead to posture problems. To keep backpacks light, ensure your children have secure locks for school and gym lockers so they are comfortable storing books and other valuables in these places

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they can add zest to a room’s décor when used as a colorful display. For you, adding a bold necklace, chunky bracelet, bright belt or scarf can layer your look with personality. As a bonus, if you find a look that fits your personal style, consider incorporating it into your home décor with accessories. » Simple styling – One of the most challenging aspects of accessorizing can be settling on a style. The good news is, when you find one that works for you, you can apply it to both your personal style and your home decor. Does classic sophisti-

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walls; and their most popular – injection foam. “Injection foam is perfect for existing homes because we inject it through small openings we make in the exterior. It goes in like shaving cream to fill all the spaces. When it hardens it has a consistency that is less brittle than Styrofoam but not as soft as a couch cushion,” explained Wasinger. RetroFoam injectedfoam insulation can save you 25 percent to 35 percent on your energy bills. With its extremely high R-values (up to 6.8 per inch, depending on the type of insulation applied), injection foam is the most efficient and cost-effective choice for insulating existing buildings. “The payback on injected foam insulation is usually within five

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years,” said Wasinger. A-1 Ohio Valley RetroFoam has earned the 2013 Customer Satisfaction Award by Talk of the Town News. And past customers sing their praises, like Dave. S.: “Insulating the crawl space has made a big difference in the house. Both the upstairs and downstairs are a lot cooler. I can’t wait for winter to see how warm our house is going to be. Thank you.” A-1 Ohio Valley RetroFoam is locally owned and operated and serves the Tristate area. And residential customers get a 10 percent discount if they book in July. Call 513-321-FOAM (3626) for a free estimate and start saving today. Visit www.insulationbyA1.com for more information. m

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Explore county farms on July 27 On Saturday, July 27, the Campbell County Conservation District’s Farmland Work Group will host its fifth Backroads Farm Tour and invite you to visit 13 farms where you can learn and enjoy farming as it exists in our county today. Here’s a taste of some stops located in the Grants Lick and Alexandria, Ky., areas. » Seven Wells Vineyard & Winery consists of two adjacent farms owned by the Wehrman family. The vineyard has come to boast 5 acres and over 3,000 vines. The tasting room, located next to the historic 100-yearold barn, overlooks the vineyards, and you are invited to taste and purchase wine as well as tour the grounds. There will be a bottling demonstration in the winery. » JT Lumber – Custom Sawyer is a portable sawmill run by Jeff Turner. He offers residents of Campbell County and

other nearby locations custom sawing of their lumber on their property or they can bring it to him. On the tour, Jeff will demonstrate his sawmill at the Just What I Want Antiques, Collectibles & Gift Shop, in the heart of Grants Lick. You will see Jeff’s beautiful handcrafted furniture and other items made from milled boards. » Crail Farm is located in the same area as JT Lumber where you will see other agriculture interests. Three generations of the Crail family currently run grain operations on Morning View Road. They will be on hand at JT Lumber to demonstrate a corn sheller and talk about their grain operations. » Campbell County Log Cabin Museum is an agriculture museum and a local history museum that features two log cabins, 40 pieces of horse-drawn farm equipment, antique tractors,

windmills, farm tools, a steam engine, broom making machine and more. Tour the Log Cabin Museum and enjoy history at the same time. » Greensleeves Farm grows Certified Naturally Grown produce without the use of chemicals. A permaculture system of perennial food crops, under development. We are the first Campbell County farm to offer a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) food share program. You can feed our sheep and lambs, watch demonstrations of wool carding, and see how we move our pastured poultry. Freshpicked fruit and vegetables are available for purchase. Brochures with locations of all the farms are available at the Campbell County libraries and many local merchants. Call 859-635-9587 or visit http://www.home.fuse.net /campbellcd for more information. m

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Child support duties rooted in state law The end of your marriage does not end the obligation to support your children. In Kentucky, both parents are required to continue to support their children. Even if there is joint custody, one parent is likely going to be ordered to pay child support to the other. Most judges do not allow the parties to waive child support. The amount of child support is based on guidelines set forth by the legislature. There are formulas and worksheets that help with the calculation. Be aware that support is based on “earning capacity” and not actual earnings.

Although there is a process whereby a judge can order a support amount different than the guidelines, usually the guideline amounts are used. Courts also require that support be paid by an assignment of wages. After support is ordered, there are provisions that allow the amount to be changed by court order. The person seeking the change must show there has been a material change in circumstances. Support amounts have a longterm effect. Contact The Jaeger Firm at 859-342-4500 for guidance. m

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