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BOOMER times MAY - JUNE 2012 OF COSHOCTON COUNTY People / Places / Hobbies / Family / Health / Finance

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BOOMER times Autumn Health Care Inc. ................ 3 Carol Goff and Associates, LLC ...... 7 Canal Cargo ................................. 11 Coshocton City Home Health Agency ................................... 2 Coshocton Electric Inc. ................ 11 Ember Complete Care Home Health Services...................................... 9 Endsley Agency.............................. 9 Given-Dawson Funeral Homes ...... 10 Health Services and Hospice of Coshocton ................................ 12 Interim Health Care ........................ 6 Kids America ................................. 3

Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation.............................. 7 Marilyn’s Natural Foods ................. 8 Mercantile on Main, LLC ................ 2 Miller Funeral Home, LLC ............... 5 Milligan Memorials ......................... 4 Riverside Towers ......................... 11 Seton Coshocton Apartments......... 9 Taylor Insurance and Financial Services...................................... 4 Three Rivers Therapy Services, LLC ............................................. 6 Windsorwood Place........................ 4 SALES CONSULTANT - NINA DRINKO nina@coshoctoncountybeacon.com REPORTING & GRAPHICS - BETH SCOTT beth@coshoctoncountybeacon.com NEWS & CONTENT EDITOR JOSIE MCCORMICK josie@coshoctoncountybeacon.com ©2012 GOOD FORTUNE ADVERTISING LLC

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their appointments. By giving a little of your time, you can help save lives while fulfilling your own. To become a volunteer driver for the American Cancer Society, you must: • Own a safe and reliable vehicle • Have a current , valid driver’s license • Have proof of adequate automobile insurance • Have a good driving record • Attend a Road to Recovery volunteer training If you are interested in being a volunteer driver for the Road to Recovery program or if you have questions, please contact Katherine Schorr toll-free at 1-888-2276446 x8069 or at kschorr@cancer. org.

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Want to help someone along the Road to Recovery? The American Cancer Society needs volunteers in Coshocton County to drive cancer patients to their treatments. Would you be willing to drive a mile to save a cancer patient’s life? Some cancer patients in our community have no transportation to their treatments. They either can’t afford transportation or are too ill to drive themselves. Yet receiving proper treatment for cancer makes the difference between life and death. With the American Cancer Society’s Road to Recovery program, volunteers are trained to drive cancer patients to their medically prescribed treatments. Your American Cancer Society is currently looking for people who can use their own vehicles to drive patients who are undergoing cancer treatment to and from

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Submitted by Katherine Schorr, American Cancer Society, Community Resource Navigator, East Central Division American Cancer Society provide one-on-one support and Lodges offer free, overnight hous- others who have “been there.” (Coshocton County) education to individuals dealing ing for cancer patients while they Services include pre-recorded 305 Main Street with the emotional and physical are being treated for cancer. Our discussions and personal stories Coshocton, Ohio 43812 effects of breast cancer. Hope Lodges offer a comfortable from people with cancer and their (740) 622-6781 Transportation – The So- place where you can find support loved ones, discussion boards, ciety provides assistance to help and friendship from others going chat rooms, private and secure Coshocton County Memorial cancer patients get to and from through the same thing. email, personal Web pages, an Hospital Cancer Support Group: their treatment appointments, inLook Good…Feel BetExpression Gallery, and more. All Meets the fourth Monday of each cluding the Road to RecoverySM ter® – Licensed volunteer cosme- are available online at cancer.org. month from 6 – 7 p.m. in the program, where rides are providtologists teach cancer patients I Can Cope® – This Conference Room. The group is ed by trained volunteer drivers. techniques to help restore their educational program for cancer facilitated by Coshocton Hospital Man to Man® – This appearance and self-image durpatients and caregivers provides Oncology Nurse, Jackie Mason, comfortable, community-based ing chemotherapy and radiation. reliable information, peer supRN. setting for discussion and educa“tlc”TM magalog – A port, and practical coping skills. Coshocton Relay for tion provides men facing prostate magazine and catalog in one, Personal Health Manager—A free Life 2012 will be May 18 – 19 at cancer with support individually “tlc” supports women dealing tool for newly diagnosed cancer the Coshocton Fairgrounds. Any or in groups. Man to Man also with hair loss and other physical patients to help organize inforamount you can donate will be offers men the opportunity to effects of cancer treatment. The mation on cancer treatment, apaccepted and appreciated. educate their communities about magalog offers a wide variety of pointments, test results, medical The American Cancer prostate cancer and advocate affordable products, such as wigs, bills, questions to ask the doctor Society provides free, comprewith lawmakers for stronger hats, and prostheses, through the and more. hensive patient services and research and treatment policies. privacy and convenience of mail If you or someone you programs designed to help Hope Lodge® – Cancer order. know has been diagnosed with patients with their information, patients who need treatment Cancer Survivors Netcancer, call the American Cancer day-to-day living, and emotional far from home sometimes face a workSM – Created by and for Society for information and supsupport needs. Below are some of problem: how to pay for a place cancer survivors and their famiport: 1-800-227-2345. the programs they offer. to stay. The American Cancer Solies, this “virtual” community is a Reach to Recovery® – ciety may be able to help through welcoming, safe place for people Trained breast cancer survivors our Hope Lodge program. Hope to find hope and inspiration from


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Get tips on aging in place By Mary Jo Hyde, advocacy coordinator for the Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging - o4a According to AARP, nine out of about transportation if you were and healthier lives. Beginning Inc. (AAA 9) is located in Byes10 people want to stay where no longer able to drive? in 2011, the first of 78 million ville. AAA 9 serves people living they are when they retire. Being • Is where you live suitbaby boomers turned 65. One in in Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, surrounded by familiar people able for aging in place or can it be five people in the U.S. will have Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefand familiar belongings provides made suitable? Easily accessible attained that age by 2050, which ferson, Muskingum, and Tuscomfort when advancing years entryways, wide hallways and includes most everyone reading carawas counties. Readers of the blunt once razor-sharp reflexes doorways, a bathroom on the this article. Increasingly, there Coshocton County Beacon can and a quick mind. The secret to main floor and grab bars in bathare sources of information to take contact the people at AAA 9 in a aging at home successfully is rooms all make aging in place the guesswork out of decisionvariety of ways. AAA 9 is located to prepare your home and life easier. making. The Ohio Association of at 60788 Southgate Rd., S.R. 209S, for those advancing years. Long • Could you get houseArea Agencies on Aging (o4a) is in Byesville, OH 43723. You can before decision time is at hand, hold help for shopping, meal a statewide network of 12 Area reach them by phone or fax at: there are issues to think about preparation and general homeAgencies on Aging (AAAs) that 740-439-4478, 740-432-1060 and discuss with friends and fam- making and maintenance if you provide information and services (fax), or online at www.aaa9.org. ily. were no longer able to do it? to older adults and people with The website has quick links to • What are the pros and • Would you have opdisabilities, their families and resources that you can use. Aging cons of staying where you are? portunities to be involved in the caregivers. in place appeals to most everyAsk friends and family members community? Could you get to re- Local AAAs are a trusted one. Those who do it successfully for their thoughts, because what ligious services or to the library? resource that Ohioans can turn will have started early to plan to you decide will affect them. • What about health and to for information and for help. make it happen. • What alternatives would wellness opportunities, such as Area Agency on Aging Region 9, you have other than staying in opportunities to exercise or to your home? How much would learn new skills in taking care of those alternatives cost? your health? • Who are the people in • How near are healthcare your support system and how will facilities? your decision affect them? What The decision whether to BY JOSIE McCORMICK silent auction, garden tours and would they like you to consider? age in place affects ever-growing The Clary Gardens Taste for Sumarts and crafts booths. • What would you do numbers as people enjoy longer mer event isn’t just about good “This is our second year wine and food. It’s also a chance for it and there will be more to highlight all the wonderful wineries, more entertainment and things Coshocton has to offer. shuttles transporting people to “We want to expose peodifferent venues,” Campbell said. ple to Clary Gardens and embrace Wineries attending the Service with independence and dignity in mind. Coshocton as a whole,” said Chris event include: Raven’s Glenn Campbell, wedding and event Winery, Swiss Heritage Winery, • Secure Environment coordinator at Clary Gardens. “Our Viking Vineyards, Troutman Vine• 24 Hour Staffing goal is not just to make a profit yards, The Winery At Wolf Creek, • Private Accommodations for Clary Gardens, but a profit for Buckeye Winery, Yellow Butterfly • Independent Lifestyle the entire county.” Winery, Black Sheep Vineyard Taste for Summer will be and Shawnee Springs Winery. • Nutritious Meals held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Satur- Free shuttles, including a historic • Scheduled Transportation day, May 19, at Clary Gardens, 588 • Activity Areas See ‘Taste for Summer” W. Chestnut St. and features wine • Special Events tastings, live music, BBQ vendors, on page 8

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By Holli Rainwater, outreach coordinator at the Coshocton Public Library Facebook has typically been the cult. You’ll need an active e-mail Facebook for Grown-Ups lar For Dummies guide to Faceterritory of the younger genaccount and a digital photo of by Michael Miller book covers the latest updates, eration, but in recent years more yourself to get started. If you are This book is geared and guides new users into the than four million Baby Boomers unsure of yourself when it comes toward the adult who wants Facebook experience quickly and have discovered its usefulness. to computers, ask a friend or a to use Facebook responsibly. It easily. It looks at the redesigned In 2009, women 55 and older very patient teenager for help. includes a short history on social home and profile pages, new represented the fastest growing Privacy is probably networks, how they developed filters that improve security, new demographic of users. If you ask one of the issues people worry and how they can be used to your photo options, expanded mobile these Boomers what they do on about most regarding Facebook. best advantage. It also includes connection options and updates Facebook, the number one anAlthough Facebook by nature is step-by-step instructions on how to popular Facebook apps. You swer will be (according to a study a public forum, it does provide to get started, find friends, post will also learn how to use the new done in 2009) that they “keep in privacy settings so that you can status updates, join a business messaging system that serves as touch with family and friends.” restrict who has access to your network, etc. And if you’re wora hub for on-site messages and Other things you can information and activities. Negoried about privacy, “Facebook for outside messaging, including edo on Facebook include: Shartiating the privacy settings can be Grown-Ups” shows you how to mail. ing photos, videos and links to daunting for some people, but, keep your personal information interesting web pages; recomagain, you can always ask your from becoming public knowlFor more information, visit the mending books, movies and friend or patient teenager for edge. You’ll even learn how to Coshocton Public LIbrary music; exchanging birthday help. Of course, it is always good keep track of what your kids are wishes; playing games; spreading to use common sense and follow doing on Facebook — without Coshocton Library the word about political causes the advice our mothers gave us them knowing it. This revised 655 Main Street and charities; inviting guests to and we in turn gave our children and updated edition shows you Coshocton, Ohio parties and other get-togethers; about never writing something how to best use Facebook’s new 622-0956 chatting with friends online (if that you don’t want printed in the Timeline profile page. Monday - Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 8 they’re online when you are!); and newspaper headlines! p.m. promoting your small business. For more Facebook help, Facebook for Dummies Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. - 5 For those who are fairly check out these books, available by Carolyn Abram and Leah Pearl- p.m. Internet savvy, setting up a through the Coshocton Public man Saturday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Facebook account is not diffiLibrary: This edition of the popu-

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Share homemade wine with family and friends Do you want to enjoy a good glass of wine, but not take the time to make it? The Three Rivers Wine Trail gives you five great wineries to stop at. The trail includes Rainbow Hills, Yellow Butterfly, Shawnee Springs, Raven’s Glenn and Heritage Vineyards. More information about the trail can be found at www.visitcoshocton.com. BY JOSIE McCORMICK Do you enjoy a good glass of wine? You can easily learn to make your own wine to enjoy with friends and family or even give as gifts with supplies from Canal Cargo in Roscoe Village. “We have all kinds of equipment and two different lines of wine kits,” said Jeff Wright, who owns the store with his wife Lynette. “We try to keep up on what’s new and will get things in and carry items on request.” Jeff said he started carrying wine making supplies in 2007 and the items have been quite popular.

“A lot of people are doing occasion wine,” he said. “Last year both my kids got married and making my own wine was quite a cost savings. There also are tons of places you can get special labels made. My daughter got mar- WINE MAKING | Jeff Wright from Canal Cargo in Roscoe Village stands in the wine making supply ried in St. Lucia and area of the store. Canal Cargo has a variety of items needed to make wine and numerous accessories then we had a recep- for the wine drinkers in your life. | BOOMER TIMES PHOTO BY JOSIE MCCORMICK tion so I was able to use a garage sale,” Jeff said. “The wine Jeff said. “We try to keep it light her wedding pictures as labels.” accessory world also is huge. There and have a lot of discussion so we Homemade wine also is a ton out there.” can all learn from each other. It’s makes a great gift. The directions for the wine like a wine family.” “It’s not going to end up in making kits also are easy to under- Del Meddings helps Jeff out with the classes. stand. “We will start a kit and do “It’s not rocket science,” Jeff said. “If you can read you can what you will do at home during do it. The biggest thing I stress is the classes,” he said. “People also that after you buy the equipment will bring in their wines and ask make sure you use the disinfec- why they did something.” The classes are offered tant at every phase of the process. If you do that you can make really every three to four months and Meddings encourages attendees good wine.” You also can make a good to take good notes during the sessions and when you work on a amount of wine with one kit. “Each kit makes 30 bottles wine at home. “Good notes are the bigof wine, which equals out to about gest thing,” he said. “If you have $2 to $5 a bottle,” Jeff said. Canal Cargo also occasion- your wine in the basement you ally offers a class on wine making. want to go down there and write “It’s more like a meeting,” down things like whether or not the temperature drops. If you want to reproduce the same wine Our Services Include: Providing Athletic Training, you have to be exact.” w Skilled Nursing w Home IV Therapy Physical/Occupational/Speech Meddings enjoys mixw Personal Care w Home Therapy ing flavors, but suggests working Therapy in our friendly with the wine kits first. w Home Care Aide w Non-Medical Care OutPatient Clinic or the “Get your feet wet and w Homemaker w Companionship convenience of your home. get comfortable before you try to experiment,” he said. 420 Downtowner Plaza, Coshocton For more information 740-623-2949 about Canal Cargo in Roscoe Vil1260 Monroe Ave N.W., New Philadelphia lage visit www.shopcanalcargo. e a l t h C a r e® 1-877-759-2106 com. 353 Walnut Street, Coshocton JOSIE@COSHOCTONCOUNTYBEAPhone: 740-295-7080 CON.COM www.interimhealthcare.com threeriverstherapy.com

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Facility name and address: Windsorwood Place, 255 Brown’s Lane Owned and operated by: Abbington Communities

vices, x-ray services, a beauty shop, transportation, various activities and dining experiences. Meals: Windsorwood has good old-fashioned homemade food that is all prepared at the facility and approved by a dietitian. The dietary staff has over 80 years of combined experience.

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Contact Information: Stacy Guilliams, LPN, Executive Director, 6224600 or stacyg@abbingtononline. com Healthcare: Windsorwood has in-house When built: The original facility nursing that can assist was built in 1994 with 29 apart- tenants who may be ments. Twenty-one additional ill with a cold or the apartments were added in 1997. flu. Skilled nurses from WINDSORWOOD | Windsorwood Place is located at 255 Brown’s Lane. Contact Stacy Guilliams at Home Health Aid come 622-4600 or stacyg@abbingtononline.com for more information | BOOMER TIMES PHOTO BY BETH Type of residence: Independent in for physical therapy SCOTT and assisted living facility and other needs. three different apartment sizes offered at Windsorwood. The larg- BETH@COSHOCTONCOUNTYBEANumber of residents: 45 Activities: Windsorwood has a est apartment goes for $3,100 a CON.COM wide range of in-house and out month and the smaller apartments Demographics/age range: 60 of house activities. In-house ac- are $2,100 a month. years old and up tivities include bingo, musical entertainment and church services Requirements for residency: You every Sunday and throughout do not have to be a Coshocton the week. Out of house activities County resident to stay at Wind- include going to the theatre, The National Nursing Home Week - May 13-18 sorwood and there is no age limit. Wilds in Zanesville, to the Canal Requirements include being able Days Festival, shopping in Roscoe, WEEK’S EVENTS: to pay for your own apartment and or out to eat at Olive Garden. Monday Opening Celebrations: 2:00pm Mayor’s Proclamation, residents need to be able to move Balloon Launch, Free Popcorn. Our dietician, Susan Morris, will present around in their own apartment by What sets you apart: Windsoron habits of healthy eating at 3:00pm themselves. wood offers more of a home-like Tuesday - Attorney Bill Owens will speak at 7pm about Estate and atmosphere than a clinical feel Retirement Planning. Pets: Small pets are allowed that some facilities have. They also have very little staff turnover with Wednesday - Colonial Sports & Courts will present stress-relieving Amenities: A lab comes to the fa- 25 employees. exercises (time to be determined) cility and draws blood for tenants. Thursday - Health Fair from 10:30pm to 3:30pm. Information will be They also offer personal care ser- Cost: The cost is based on the available regarding POAs, Living Wills, BP checks, Glucose checks, Medicare/Managed Care presentation. Local health professionals will be in attendance to offer their expertise. Buying or Friday - Closing Ceremonies; entertainment, employee awards, Selling? refreshments

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Container gardening is for anyone Not everything is for everyone, but container gardening is an opportunity for anyone! If you have a patio, deck or even a window, container gardening is for you. If you lack space or land, time or even dexterity, you can still have a container garden. You can spend less time and money and provide a big impact with a few containers filled with anything from annual flowers to vegetables. So, what do you need to get started? • Container: You can use almost anything- clay pots, barrels, tea pots, shoes or kiddie pools can all be used - just to name a few. Use your imagination! The most important consideration is drainage - make sure there is at least one drainage hole in the bottom of your container. If your container was used last year, clean it thoroughly with a solution of bleach and water. It is also a good idea to make sure the container is big enough for the plant. A tomato

plant, for example, will need a bigger container than marigolds. • Soil: A lightweight, allpurpose potting mix is fine. Using a potting mix containing fertilizer or hydrogels (water crystals) is a great way to get your plants off to a good start while saving a bit of time. Soil from the garden should not be used because there is a chance that diseases or insects may be present, thereby affecting the new plants. • Light: If you are grouping plants in one container, make sure they all have the same light requirements. Check the plant label for more information. Vegetables require full sun - a minimum of eight hours/day of sun. • Plants: As mentioned before, almost any plant can be in a container - herbs, vegetables, annuals, perennials, bulbs, even trees! Just make sure the plants you’re putting together “play well together,” that is they have the same habitat requirements. Read that plant label!

• Fertilizer: If using a water-soluble fertilizer, use it at half-strength or fertilize every other week. If your potting mix contains fertilizer, you can get away with holding off on providing additional fertilizer for a couple months. • Accessories: You may need stakes or trellis for climbing plants. If the container is large, it may be helpful to put the container on a dolly or casters so it can be moved more easily. Pot feet or even bricks can be useful to raise the level of a pot or to aid in drainage. Care and maintenance after planting is fairly minimal. Aside from watering, container gardens are pretty easy to upkeep. Plants in containers require much less weeding than their ground-grown counterparts! Keep in mind that some containers will hold water better than others. Porous clay pots need wa-

tered more often since the moisture evaporates more quickly. On hot and/or breezy days, you may need to water twice a day. To see if your plants need water, simply stick a finger into the soil. If the soil is dry to the first finger joint, it’s time to water. While you’re watering, take the opportunity to inspect your plants for any disease or bug issues. Deadhead annual flowers regularly to promote flowering and a “bushier” plant. At the end of the season, remove frost-killed plants, dump the soil in the compost pile and clean the container out with bleach and water. For additional information on container gardening and varieties suited for container gardens, the Extension Fact Sheets “Gardening in Containers” and “Container Vegetable Gardening” are available online at: http://coshocton. osu.edu/topics/horticulture or at your local OSU Extension office.

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by Tammi Rogers, OSU Extension Program Assistant Ag & Natural Resources, Master Gardener Coordinator

horse-drawn stagecoach shuttle, will run from Roscoe Village to the event at Clary Gardens. There also will be free shuttles running from the Coshocton Airport, from area golf courses and from Woodbury Outfitters in Coshocton. “There are a lot of awesome things in Coshocton County and surrounding areas that people do not know about,” Campbell said. “We want to enhance Coshocton tourism as a whole.” The Taste for Summer is a fundraiser for garden projects at Clary Gardens, specifically the developing children’s garden. “Kids are welcome at the event,” Campbell said. “We want to get more kids introduced to the area.” Admission tickets for Taste for Summer are $5 for admission and wine tasting tickets are an additional $10 for 10 tastings. Three barbeque vendors will be on site including, Grillin’-n-Chillin’, Annie-B BBQ and Cindy’s Diner. The silent auction will be hosted by Gametime Auctions from Columbus, and will include popular sports memorabilia and many

other items. Campbell said gift baskets also will be auctioned off. “Other than some wine, they will have gift certificates from several of the business in Coshocton County,” she said. “We want people to come back for more shopping and spend more money in Coshocton County.” Tickets and more information about the Taste for Summer can be found at www.tasteforsummer.com or by calling Clary Gardens at 622-6524. For information about Coshocton including attractions, events, lodging, shopping and dining, check out www.VisitCoshocton.com or call 800-338-4724. “My favorite part of the event is the people,” Campbell said. “I just absolutely love meeting all the different people that come. The diversity is just outstanding. I also like sharing Clary Gardens with other people. It’s a little hidden gem.” JOSIE@COSHOCTONCOUNTYBEACON.COM


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by Dr. Gabriel J.Yandam, MD tional. The better news is, that their death. Number two, for the especially if you live in crowded with your will and knowledge living ones indicate their chronic places. Can we do much about you can have significant positive diseases mainly; cancers, genetic it? I doubt it, except for adopting impact on your physiologic age. diseases or chronic hereditary preventative measures for good Taking both your time age (londiseases such as diabetes, hyperhealth. gevity) and your physiologic age cholesteremia, etc. Number three, The last element, which (quality of life) to their utmost. indicate their functional condiis the most important, in order to Now-a-days, with the help of tion both mental and physical by See ‘Quality of Life” our current medical knowledge poor, average or good. By doing and technology, the average life this you will be able to have a on page 10 expectancy for women is 85 to very honest answer to the ques90 years. It will easily exceed 120 tion, “What is my natural age?” EMBER years after the unlocking of the As for the environment; it COMPLETE CARE human genome (DNA) secrets has two components: the natuHome Health Services with all its applications. Ten perral and the human both can be cent of women however will live either favorable or unfavorable. longer than the current average Natural environmental factors “It’s Good to be Home” while about the same percentage are related to the sun, rain, wind, Services Include: will live shorter. One of my sister’s weather, altitude and animal Skilled Nursing colleagues at work asked, “How risks such as vectors carrying Physical Therapy Home Health Aides do we know whether we have a diseases etc. Human environPersonal Care & Respite favorable hereditary background ment is described as a polluting Homemaking or not?” one; whether mental pollution, Call for a free Home Evaluation performed by RN It is very simple, just ask emotional pollution, chemical with the patient to determine needs and elegibility. and answer some questions and pollution, physical pollution All services are approved by your physician. do the following, I replied. Take such as light, sound, humans can 740-623-9838 • 601 Main St., Coshocton a paper and write on its widest carry infectious diseases to you dimension (you’ll need longer page if you have a larger family) the names of your grandparents or better your direct greatgrandparents if possible, then parents, direct aunts and uncles, your brothers and sisters. Put the males and females in a different column, on the extreme left; keep a column for the following questions. Number one, are they alive or not and how long they lived. Exclude those who died in accidents or in war “God bless them” and how old they are For rating Auto- Owners Insurance, now. Indicate also the reason of “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with the Auto

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After cutting the cake at my sister’s 42nd birthday, and after launching multiple jokes and funny thoughts about getting to that age, she said “but I feel young and I’m planning to stay as such forever.” Everybody smiled with disagreement; she turned toward me, since I was the only one who seemed to agree with her and said “what do you think, my brother, the doctor?” I knew that this same question runs through the minds of all women and men with every single birthday, mainly after they hit the age of 40. Medically speaking; the longevity and the quality of life for every one of us is directly impacted by these three major elements: Our hereditary background, the environment that we live in and our life style. It’s like when you ask, “How long a skirt will last?” It is related to what fabric it is made of, in which environment you’ll wear it and how you care for it. While we cannot do much about our heredity, except if we were able to counsel our parents; with who they should fall in love and marry. A lot can be done on our life style and a little less on our environment. The sum of these three elements will make your physiologic age. The good news is that it can be very different from your time age. The units of time age are in years while the units of physiologic age come in limits of functions; mental, sensory and physical as well as emo-

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BY JOSIE McCORMICK When Nancy Nagel retired from teaching in 2008 she thought she’d spend her time at home relaxing, but volunteer work has quickly filled up her schedule. “I didn’t intend to be so busy,” she said. “The more I get involved the more contagious volunteering became.” Nagel started volunteering with Habitat for Humanity before she retired and now divides her time among a number of places including Coshocton Hospital and its Pink Ladies group. She is in her second year of volunteering for the Pink Ladies and helps out in the gift shop, at the information desk and delivering mail and flowers. Sue Davis also found herself drawn to the Pink Ladies when she retired. “I went through two life changes pretty close together,” she said. “My husband passed away and I retired. The first week I was retired I realized I had no one to care for. I poured myself

into projects around the house, but I soon called Becky Shroyer, the hospital’s volunteer coordinator, because I decided that after 44 years of work I missed people.” Davis has been a Pink Lady for a year and like Nagel, works in the gift shop. “It’s something I thought about for many years and figured I would enjoy doing when I retired,” she said. “I like meeting and greeting the people.” Davis works at least three days a VOLUNTEERS | Sue Davis and Nancy Nagel take a break from the Pink Ladies jewelry sale to smile month. for a picture. Both ladies have stayed busy with volunteer work since retiring. To learn more about “I probably volunteering at the hospital, visit www.ccmh.com. | BOOMER TIMES PHOTO BY JOSIE MCCORend up working five MICK or six total,” she said. You have to schedule your hours According to Nagel the “I always pick up extra each month, but you only need Pink Ladies are wonderful to work when we have fundraisers. You to do two days a month. You can with. can volunteer when you want. do more if you want because they “You feel like you are always need help. It’s also a lot of giving back to the community,” fun.” she said. “A lot of people say they Davis also noted that don’t know what they’d do if they there is no problem with taking retire, but there really and truly a leave of absence from the Pink are a lot of opportunities out Ladies if you need to. there. There are so many organiza“You just let Becky know tions that could use more good when you can come back and she people to help them out.” will put you on the schedule,” she JOSIE@COSHOCTONCOUNTYBEAsaid. CON.COM Robert D. Given - Funeral Director

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Continued from page 9 stay physiologically young and system); seven - the endocrine vibrant I said “Is your life style!” glands and hormones system; Every organ and system needs a eight - the blood system; nine life style component to become the reproductive system; 10 - the inherent to your life and provides skin. you with happiness when it is Next time we will talk in practiced. If it did not become a more detail about life styles and habit that you like and makes you habits that we need to adopt in happy, then any activity will be order to keep each system, physian obligation and will be short ologically as young as possible. lived. As for the systems, they are: One - the nervous system; two - the cardiovascular system; three - the respiratory system; four the digestive system, including the liver, biliary and pancreas and teeth; five - renal system; six - skeletal (bones and muscles


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By Holli Rainwater, outreach coordinator at the Coshocton Public Library Baby Boomers interested in The exercises are offbeat, fun, and sity, says America suffers from enables readers to make small health and wellness might find can be done anywhere, anytime. “sitting disease.” We spend nearly but essential changes in lifestyle some of these books useful. The result: A mind fit to meet any 10 to 15 hours of our day sitting– and diet. Your body knows how All of these titles are available challenge—whether it’s rememin cars, at our desks and in front to fight cancer, says Servanthrough the Coshocton Public bering a name, mastering a new of the television. What we need Schreiber, and you have to help it Library: computer program or staying is to get moving, or nonexercise with nutrition, physical exercise, creative in your work. activity thermogenesis (NEAT). stress management, and avoiding • Your Medical Mind: NEAT is as simple as standing, environmental toxins. Anticancer How to Decide What is Right for • Wheat Belly: Lose the turning and bending. Research enables people living with cancer You, by Jerome Groopman, MD Wheat, Lose the Weight, and proves that daily NEAT activity to adopt a proactive attitude to and Pamela Hartzband, MD. Find Your Path Back to Health by burns more calories than a half living, even thriving, with cancer Making the right mediWilliam Davis, MD. hour running on the treadmill. It’s and helps healthy people prevent cal choices is harder than ever. After putting more than about using your body as it was it. Whether we’re deciding to take 2000 of his at-risk patients on a meant to be used. “Move a Little, a cholesterol drug or chooswheat-free regimen and seeing Lose a Lot” gives you step-by-step ing a cancer treatment, we are extraordinary results, cardiologist instructions for small changes overwhelmed by information William Davis has come to the that equal radical results. from all sides. Drawing on their disturbing conclusion that wheat experience as both doctors and is causing our nation’s obesity • Anticancer: A New Way Offering Wine Making patients, interviews with scores epidemic. The book includes an of Life by David Servan-Schreiber, & Brewing Supplies, of patients and research and interesting section on the hisMD, PhD & Great Gift Items for insights from a variety of profestory of wheat production and Dr. Servan-Schreiber’s stothe Wine Enthusiast! sions, Drs. Groopman and Hartzhow today’s wheat is genetically ry of his journey from cancer paband can help you cut through different from the sturdy staple tient to health combines memoir the confusion and arrive at deciour forebears ground into their with a clear scientific explanation 442 N. Whitewoman St. sions that serve you best. daily bread. Also includes a week of what makes cancer cells thrive 740.623.2383 of wheat free menus and recipes and what inhibits them. The Open 7 Days a Week • Keep Your Brain Alive: and tips on how to transition to a book includes a 16-page color www.CanalCargo.com 83 Neurobic Exercises to Help wheat free life. “Anticancer Action” insert that Prevent Memory Loss and Increase Mental Fitness, by Law • Move a Little Lose a Lot: rence C. Katz, Ph.D. and Manning New N.E.A.T. Science Reveals Rubin. How to be Thinner, Happier, and Neurobics is a unique Smarter by James A. Levine. brain exercise program based on Dr. Levine, one of the the latest neuroscience research. country’s top specialists in obe-

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picnic season with West Lafayette goes ‘dry’ Submitted by Dan Markley, local historian strawberry pretzel squares This is an older recipe that I still love and use quite often. Since strawberries will be coming on soon I thought this would be a good recipe to share. It is also great to take for a cook out or pot luck, I always bring home an empty dish when I take this one!! Enjoy and we wish everyone a safe and happy summer!!!

thawed 2 cups boiling water 1 pkg (6oz) Strawberry gelatin 1 ½ cups cold water 4 cups fresh strawberries: sliced

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix pretzel crumbs, ¼ cup sugar and butter: press onto bottom of a 9x13 pan. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool completely. In medium size mixing Strawberry Pretzel Squares bowl, beat cream cheese, remainRecipe courtesy of Kraftrecipes. ing sugar, and milk until blended. com Stir in whip topping: spread over Prep time: 20 min. Total time: 5 hrs pretzel crust and refrigerate. In a Servings: 20 large glass mixing bowl, add boiling water to gelatin: stir for 2 minIngredients: utes until completely dissolved. 2 cups finely crushed pretzels Stir in cold water. Refrigerate 1 ½ ½ cup sugar: divided hours or until thickened but not 2/3 cup butter: melted completely firm. Stir in berries and 1 ½ pkg (8oz each: total 12 oz) spoon over cream cheese layer. Recream cheese: softened frigerate 3 hours or until firm. Cut 2 Tablespoons milk into square and enjoy!!! 1 cup Cool Whip whip topping:

‘DRY’ PARADE | This picture of West Lafayette School kids singing a song that somebody in West Lafayette wrote about West Lafayette going dry was contributed by Dan Markley. They marched up and down Main Street and some of the side streets. This picture was taken at the corner of Main and Oak streets in West Lafayette. The house on the right of the picture is where Chase Bank now stands. The house at the stop left of the picture was moved to Fifth Street in West Lafayette. This was where the Sohio Station was built and run by Bob Sharrock. | PHOTO CONTRIBUTED TO BOOMER TIMES

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