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INSIDE... Beat the winter blues

A little creativity and a dash of adventurous spirit can brighten gray winter days

Spotlight on Senior Living

How to care for older family members

Body by Zerona

Take off what diet and exercise won’t

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Rehabilitation and nursing care • Hospice • Pet grooming

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he holidays are over, the kids are back in school, the weatherman is predicting snow, and suddenly, you’re staring down a long, cold and lonely winter. We can’t do anything about the weather, but these tips can help you get through the next three months without therapy. The first step to beating the winter blues is understanding and accepting them. It’s natural to feel let down after the excitement and anticipation of the holiday season has passed. It’s normal to be less-than-enthused about the idea of longer nights

and the threat of severe weather. Here are some easy ways to keep those doldrums at bay until spring: » Shop local. No need to brave the malls; your neighborhood boasts lots of unique stores and boutiques offering all kinds of things for every need, often within walking distance. Plus, shopping local keeps the money right here in our community. » Have a cup of coffee. After the hustle and bustle of the holiSee WINTER, Page 6

Editor’s note Three weeks into January and two harbingers of spring already are on the horizon. I grew up next door to a family that every year, in the dead of winter, tucked gifts into the trunk, piled into the car and headed to family in a neighboring state to celebrate Groundhog Day. Two weeks later, it’s Valentine’s Day, and we’re more than halfway to the spring equinox. As good as this sounds, why let the longing for spring trump the joys of winter? Who can resist the marvel of a new snowfall? Or the fun of bundling the kids up and unabashedly sledding down the nearest slope, all the while keeping the prize of hot chocolate in sight? Best of all, winter’s cold temps and abbreviated daylight hours are nature’s call to regroup inside with family and friends. But as sure as spring follows winter, before long we’re all looking for ways to cure cabin fever, which is what this issue of Creative Living is all about. Plan a visit to a Creative Living advertiser today. Just like snowflakes, no two are alike. Happy reading.

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but struggled with it. He started using an oral appliance and now he and Lori both enjoy quiet, healthful sleep every night. “I used to spend half the night poking Tim to roll over and stop snoring,” Lori says. “Need-

less to say, neither of us got a good night’s sleep. Now that he is in his Oral Appliance, I sleep in quiet and no longer worry about his gasping.” “I can’t thank Dr. Kitzmiller enough for my Oral Appliance!” says Joe, a client. “I no longer have to sleep in a separate room due to my snoring. I wake up so much more rested.” Call Dr. Kitzmiller today at 513-248-8848 to set up your complimentary consultation.

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Do you snore or know someone who does? You’re not alone! An estimated 40 million Americans snore. But while snoring can be disruptive to your or your partner’s sleep, it is often a symptom of a life-threatening condition called sleep apnea, where the airway collapses during sleep and causes the person to stop breathing and awaken with a gasp multiple times per hour. Untreated, sleep apnea can lead to excessive fatigue, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, and even death. Left untreated, sleep apnea can shorten your lifespan by up to 18 years. Traditionally, obstructive sleep apnea has been treated with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. But often patients cannot tolerate a CPAP because of the masks, hoses, noise and inconvenience. At the Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment Center, Dr. Kitzmiller and his wife, Lori, offer complimentary consultations to help snoring and sleep apnea patients with proper diagnosis, treatment and follow-up. If appropriate, Dr. Kitzmiller will provide the patient with Oral Appliance Therapy. An Oral Appliance is an FDA-approved CPAP-alternative that fits over your teeth and holds the lower jaw forward, keeping your airway from collapsing while you sleep. A snorer and sleep apnea patient himself, Dr. Kitzmiller tried CPAP

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He or she has been your friend for years – a loyal companion. Don’t you think it’s time to give your pet the pampering it deserves? Look to the comfort and convenience of the Westside’s premier mobile pet groomer, Happy Tails to You Mobile Pet Spaw. Call 513-300-1080 to schedule an appointment for a visit from one of the state-of-theart, fully equipped and customized mobile pet grooming vans. Call for yourself or a loved one or friend. Pet grooming makes a spe-

cial gift for older family members who love their pets and need a convenient, safe way to keep them groomed. Happy Tails provides complete grooming services for pets, saving their owners valuable time and trouble. This special Spaw exists to bring a stressfree, positive grooming experience to pets and their families. Happy Tails brings the style and flair of a fine, up-scale pet grooming salon to the privacy and convenience of your home or office, where your pet

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will receive professional, personalized and uninterrupted attention. You won’t have to worry about your pet’s separation anxiety because he or she will never leave its own driveway or yard. There’s no stressful car ride and none of the noise and interruptions typical in a busy salon. Regular good grooming is important in the promotion of good health for your pet and family. For example, it helps keep your home and furniture clean.

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as well. “We have been rated Deficiency-Free by the State of Ohio,” said Marge Fabe, director of admissions and marketing. “We are very proud!” In addition to this special honor, Clovernook has also been given five stars by Medicare as part of its rating program, which looks at inspections, staffing and quality measures. If you or a loved one is looking for rehabilitation and skilled care in a clean, professional and caring setting, look no further than the Clovernook Health Care Pavilion and The Progressive Wound Centre. We are located at 7025 Clovernook Ave. in Cincinnati. For more information, call 513-6054000. Or visit www.clovernookhealthcarepavilion.com.

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Hospice services: It’s all about a loved one’s life There are some who think that the word “hospice” means that death is imminent. They equate hospice with the last days or even hours of life, and that can be a frightening thought. There are others who have the perception that receiving hospice care hastens death. But the truth is, that’s a misconception. Hospice services are, indeed, available to those who have a diagnosis of six months or less to live. But many hospice patients live longer than that and, in fact, several studies have shown that those receiving hospice care live longer and with an enhanced quality of life. Why hospice and what does it provide? Hospice services have existed since the late 1960s, when Dame Cicely Saunders founded the first modern hospice in a suburb of London, England. Hospice came to the U.S. just a few years later and was

publicly supported in her breakthrough work, “On Death and Dying,” by Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Kubler-Ross testified in support of hospice services before the U.S. Congress, stating, “We live in a very particular death-denying society. We isolate both the dying and the old, and it serves a purpose. They are reminders of our own mortality. We should not institutionalize people. We should give families more help with home care and visiting nurse, giving the families and the patients the spiritual, emotional and financial help in order to facilitate the final care at home.” Although hospice benefits became legislatively covered in the late 1970s, hospice is far more than a Medicarefunded program. Hospice services incorporate the use of a multidisciplinary team which includes physicians, nurses, social workers,

chaplains and volunteers. The emphasis is on pain control, palliative care rather than curative treatment. And the goal of hospice is to provide an optimal quality of life for whatever time the person has remaining, meeting their needs as a whole person – physically, emotionally and spiritually. The team not only works with the patient but also with the loved ones, both family and friends as appropriate. Helping the loved ones to support the patient through the journey can make a tremendous difference. Family care continues with a full year of bereavement services following the patient’s death to help with grief and move loved ones forward. Hospice provides the extra care and support to ease the transition for patient and family. It is not about death, rather it is about life.

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fessionally trained and certified pet stylist and grooming instructor, prides herself in styling all dogs to their correct and proper breed profile, as well as creating unique styles for the everyday pet. Smith’s daughter, Sarah, has been working professionally with Happy Tails since 2005, and is experienced in grooming all breeds of dogs with her gentle compassion as well as an eye for detail. Sarah’s fiancé, Jacob, has been with the Happy Tails family since 2007, and is noted for his

wonderful handling skills and attention. Karen’s son, Chris, joined the family’s business in 2007, and is dedicated to caring for pets and bringing out their natural beauty. The Happy Tails family have all grown up and lived with pets all of their lives and understand the important role of pets in families. At Happy Tails your pet’s safety and comfort are the top priorities. For more information visit www.happytailstoyougrooming.com.

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Additionally, Happy Tails chooses only the best products available to leave your pet looking and feeling its best. They don’t charge more for what others call “extras.” The appropriate products for each pet are used. Happy Tails is a family-owned and -operated Westside business. Their clients become family and are treated as such. Karen Smith, a proWest | Northwest

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Servicesthataredesigneduniquelyforeachindividual; care that is based on comfort and support; a team of dedicated professionals and volunteers focused on meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of both the patient and family—that’s what Cedar Village Hospice is all about. Built on a foundation of Jewish values, Cedar Village Hospice is here to help you or your loved one, in your own home, with the quality, sensitivity, dignity and compassion that have long been the hallmarks of Cedar Village. ............................................................................................

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Body by Zerona takes off what diet, exercise won’t Body by Zerona, located at 618 Buttermilk Pike in Crescent Springs, offers Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky residents a nonsurgical and painless alternative to traditional liposuction. The latest in safe LipoLaser is here! You can lose inches of pure body fat in just weeks – with no surgery, no pain, no shots, no pills, no starving or strict dieting, no strenuous exercise and no recovery time. This FDA-approved procedure has shown that the Zerona Laser creates a small pore in the fat cell, enabling the fat to seep out of the cell. The melted fat is then passed out of the

body during its normal course of detoxification. The Zerona Laser can focus on areas of the body that tend to be difficult to target with regular diet and exercise. It also works on smoothing cellulite. Another benefit is that it can treat several body areas at once. The procedure consists of a Certified Tech aiming the Zerona Laser at your trouble areas on your front side. You relax for 20 minutes, flip over, and receive 20 minutes of treatment on your back side. Then you’re treated to a relaxing HydroMassage, which stimulates your lymphatics to release the melted fat. Most

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days, it’s nice to take time out and linger over a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and watch the world go by from a seat in your neighborhood coffee shop. They’re often a hub of activity in the community, so you are likely to run into friends there, either ones you know or ones you don’t yet know. » Book it. When was the last time you visited the local library? Libraries have books, of course, but you can also check out the latest edition of your favorite magazine, surf the web, rent a cherished DVD or music CD or attend a program, usually for free.

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» Clean it out. AfterChristmas is a great time to go through your closets and get rid of all the things you haven’t worn in the last year. Box everything up and donate it to a local thrift store. Don’t forget your receipt for tax purposes. » Work it. Join a local fitness center to help rev up your energy level and take off any excess holiday weight you may have picked up (more cookies, anyone?). » Lighten up. Try to spend more time outdoors during the daylight hours and turn on lots of lighting indoors to help illuminate your spirits. » Get organized. Take an afternoon and organize recipes, photos, holiday decorations or anything else that you’ve been putting off until “someday.”

» Volunteer. There are lots of volunteer opportunities right in your own community. Schools, churches, nonprofit organizations, even a veternarian’s office all need volunteers this time of year. » Treat yourself. Visit a spa, get a massage, have a mani-pedi – you deserve it. » Seize the day. Go for a walk in the snow. Shovel a neighbor’s walk. Bundle up and build a snowman. Getting through a Greater Cincinnati winter can be challenging. But with a little creativity, a dash of adventurous spirit and a willingness to try new things, you can turn that gray winter day into a new experience that will be remembered for many years to come.

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NUTRITION FOR $1.50 tanning sessions in ACTIVE FAMILIES February at A Total Tan Instead of an empty stomach or instant sugar fix, kick-start your busy day with a hot breakfast bursting with nutrients and flavor. Add some green and make your breakfast count even more. You can include easyto-use Hass avocados in a variety of breakfast favorites. Spread on toast or add to hearty omelets for a rich and creamy flavor. One-fifth of a medium avocado (1 oz.) has 50 calories and contributes nearly 20 vitamins and minerals, making it a nutrient-dense choice to boost your mornings. Avocados are a great breakfast option for a diet low-to-moderate in fat. Avocados are cholesteroland sodium-free and virtually the only fruit that contains monounsaturated fat, a “good fat.” Avocados are an excellent breakfast ingredient – tasty, nutritious and a great substitute for foods rich in saturated fat. To get you on the road to high-energy eating, here is a nutrient-packed breakfast recipe.

Hass Avocado and Veggie Scramble

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Power up your day with a hearty breakfast of eggs and fruit. NAPS PHOTO 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered 1 ripe, fresh 8-oz. Hass avocado, seeded, peeled and diced ¼ cup coarsely chopped basil leaves cup low-fat shredded mozzarella cheese Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions: 1. Place eggs and egg whites in a bowl and beat until combined. Set aside. 2. Place oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add zucchini and onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softened, about 3 minutes. 3. Add tomatoes and cook for an additional 3 minutes. 4. Lower heat to medium and pour in eggs. Add avocado, basil and mozzarella to eggs. Using a spatula, stir and turn eggs until cooked through. Season with salt and pepper before serving. Serve over a toasted whole wheat bagel, English muffin or toast. Nutrition Information Per Serving: Calories 250; Total Fat 15 g (Sat 4.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 1 g, Mono 5 g); Cholesterol 275 mg; Total Carbohydrates 8 g; Dietary Fiber 4 g; Protein 19 g. – North American Precis Syndicate

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Get ready for spring break at A Total Tan. You can sport the radiant glow of the locals from the moment your feet first touch the sand. It’s easy and extremely affordable. The entire month of February, A Total Tan will offer full-tan sessions for just $1.50. It’s the perfect way to look splendid and soak up extra money to spend on vacation. “For just six quarters in change, you can take a deep, dark sexy tan to the beach with you,” says Jason Roeder, owner of A Total Tan. While the $1.50 offer is available one session per day only (no pre-

paid visits), the store has monthly package specials on Ultimate beds and other tanning options. In addition, A Total Tan is offering 50 percent off retail price of its range of Dark indoor tanning lotions. There’s always some type of special going on at A Total Tan locations, whether a day, week, month or longer. “Whenever you visit, you can be sure of hassle-free tanning with no contracts and no monthly withdrawal fees,” Roeder said. “You get what you pay for and come back when you want.” A Total Tan now

has a fourth location, in Florence, Ky. The new salon is on Burlington Pike right next to Boone County High School, and joins the family of Total Tans in Delhi, Western Hills and Harrison, Ohio. All salons offer the same great beds at the same low prices, including 50-lamp Ultimate bed, 44-lamp Bravo Beds, 34-lamp regular beds, standup beds and UV-free spray tanning. Check out A Total Tan salon near you. Or for more information, visit www.atotaltancincy.com or Like us on Facebook.

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the winter months, so consider warming them up with rich hues like those found in Dutch Boy’s palette. Yellow Springs, Reservoir Red and Loden Wool will create the perfect cozy feel, and accents of Ultra White will make your new colors stand out even more. Rugs Hardwood and natural stone floors have become extremely popular in the past several years, but these options can be cold and unpleasant underfoot in the wintry months. Adding rugs in visible areas will instantly give any room a more inviting look, as well as warmer feet on cold winter mornings. Experiment with different sizes, styles, shapes and designs

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throughout the home. You might even consider switching out current kitchen and bathroom rugs for more seasonal choices. Lighting Now that winter is here and days are shorter, depending on natural sunlight to brighten a room past mid-afternoon is no longer an option. But instead of harsh white ceiling lights, give your home a cozy glow with strategically placed lamps, candle sconces and wall lights. A variety of light sources creates a welcoming feel that still allows occupants to entertain or read comfortably. A trip to any home improvement store will prove there are endless possibilities to light your home, with

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many unique and easy-installation options to choose from. Accessories It’s the little things that can make the biggest difference, and accent items have a great effect on the ambiance of your home. From decorative sofa pillows, to festive candles, to holiday table runners, the details of a room determine its mood. If you’re feeling creative, many home and craft magazines have hundreds of ideas for do-it-yourself wreaths, centerpieces, wall hangings and other accents. And appealing to other senses with a scented candle or seasonal bowl of potpourri will instantly make a room more inviting. –ARAContent

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