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March 2015


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Keeping an on changing technology




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Dr. Don Lewellen and his wife, Ellen, wear their Cyber headsets and hold the digital wireless communication devices that they use to talk to each other when they go biking. The Lewellens have adapted to changing technology over the years. Sue Pischke/50 Plus

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Did you know this about colorectal cancer? It can be identified early with regular screenings and possibly prevented. This cancer, like so many others, is most treatable when found early. It usually has no telltale symptoms in the early stages, so we are fortunate to have good screening tools available. Colorectal cancer screenings are frequently a covered preventive health benefit. Current statistics from the American Cancer Society indicate that about 150,000 Americans are diagnosed with colorectal cancer, and more than 50,000 people die each year from it. A high percentage of colorectal cancers could be avoided if people over 50 had regular screening tests. Yet despite the obvious benefits, fewer than half of Americans 50 or older have been screened for colorectal cancer. Because many people are not getting tested, only about four out of 10 are diagnosed at any early stage when treatment is most likely to be successful. When detected and treated early, this type of cancer has a five-year survival rate of up to 90 percent. Colorectal cancer can often be prevented by removing precancerous polyps (growths) found during a colonoscopy — considered the “gold standard” of colorectal screening procedures. Removing precancerous polyps before they turn cancerous actually prevents the disease from ever developing. Anyone can get colorectal cancer. Known risk factors for developing this type of cancer include: being age 50 or older; having a family history of cancer of the colon or rectum;

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Both the fecal occult blood test (every year) and sigmoidoscopy (every five years). Many insurance companies cover a screening colonoscopy for those over age 50. It is also a covered Medicare benefit, subject to usual deductibles and co-payments. Please check with your insurance carrier before scheduling a procedure, so you understand what your financial responsibility might be, especially if a polyp is removed during the procedure. People identified as being at higher risk for colorectal cancer, or those with a family history of the disease, may need to have these tests done earlier and more often. In addition to regular screenings, studies show that increasing physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight may decrease the risk for colorectal cancer. Additionally, limiting consumption of red meat has been shown to reduce the risk of colon cancer. If you’re 50 or older, please talk with your health care provider about the options available to screen for colorectal cancer. Ask how often you should be screened and then follow through. Taking this important step could end up saving your life. Dr. Rajesh Sharma is a gastroenterologist at the Aurora Manitowoc Clinic. His office can be reached at (920) 793-7550.

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Seniors assistance with technology Manitowoc Senior Center and Manitowoc Public Library team up to offer seniors assistance with technology.

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Keeping an on changing technology By Joni Shavlik 50 Plus correspondent For Dr. Donald Lewellen Manitowoc, 59, technology has been a welcome change in his career in ophthalmology. He recalls carrying around his slide rule during his freshman year at Duke University. By the next year, everyone had to have the four-function “hot new calculators,” he said. Later in his sophomore year even more scientific calculators came along. It was at Duke that he met his bride, Ellen Glassco, in biology class. He once offered her a cookie (sent to him by his girlfriend back home). Both took computer programming classes. They recall the huge machines - bigger than a washer - with the individually typed punch cards stacked in decks with the separate commands of a program. The punched out chads (later of hanging fame) were used for confetti at football games! “It seems like such a short time between college and smart phones!” Don says today. Through med school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio from

Don Lewellen and his wife, Ellen, with some of the office and personal technology items they use. Sue Pischke/50 Plus

1977 to 1981, as well as during his residency at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor from 1981 to 1985, there wasn’t a lot of new technology that affected him, there were stacks of Xeroxed pages to study from.

“Our photography has gone from film to all digital,” Lewellan said. “Low-power laser light takes pictures of the retina where we can see fine details that we could never do with film.”

“It was about 1986 when our kids were in grade school” that Don recalls getting the Apple 2GS at home, and by 1987 they installed the first computer system at the Eye Clinic of Manitowoc, where he is currently employed. Prior to that everything was on paper, including appointments and records, all in one place.

Don also appreciates the programs for more precise calculating of lens strength during cataract surgery. He also likes to access continuing education, optometric and medical journals online. Where he used to have stacks of journals, he can now search online for the specific condition he needs, and in seconds it’s at his fingertips. No more subscribing to 15 different journals.

There was something simple about having to just go look at the appointment book, any changes were made in that one place. He recalls the late nights installing the computers, getting out the screwdrivers. “Installers were almost impossible to find,” he said.

Photographic changes Along with a computer system, the first piece of equipment that aided in the ophthalmology field was for Visual Field Testing. That was around 1982, the patient just pushed a button when they saw what was on the screen.

Telephones “He wears his phone on a holster on his hip” said Lewellen’s wife, Ellen, “and he takes it out for every random fact you’d ever want to know! I’m just thinking I should look up this information some day when I have a chance, and he’s already got the answer!” Don’s first cell phone was used for when he was on call. “That really changed our lives” said Ellen, “because it meant we could take a bike ride Eye on technology continued on page 9


Facebook: A unique way to connect and share with the people you know. Have you ever wondered why people like using Facebook? After all, there are already lots of other ways to communicate online, such as email and instant messaging. Goodreads: A free website for book lovers. Imagine it as a large library that you can wander through and see everyone’s bookshelves, their reviews, and their ratings. Join a discussion group, start a book club, contact an author, and even post your own reviews and writings.

Friday, April 10 at 1 p.m. Gadget Workshop Bring your tablet, iPad, smart phone, laptop, whatever you need help with and a library rep will be here to help you figure it out! Free - open to the public of all ages! All classes will be at 1 p.m. Register early if you need a laptop. Service provided by the Manitowoc Public Library Call 686-3060 to register! The Manitowoc Public Library will be holding one computer class each month and three classes each month about the digital services offered. IT Tech Jason is available every Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the service desk to help walk-ins with technology questions.


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Crossword: ROCK AND ROLL

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Staying in touch

Don’s parents, Donald Sr. and Carol Lewellen, are in their 80’s. They use a laptop computer to look up their medical information online and make appointments, check test results, and read instructions from their doctors. Don’s brother, Matt, and his family moved to New Zealand and everyone quickly became aware that they needed a less expensive way to communicate than phone calls.

Technology has changed the Lewellans’ world over the years, and now has given them the power to bring their children virtually into their home - on their computer screen - with a couple of clicks.

“We keep in touch with them via texts, phone calls, and sometimes Skype,” she said. As members of First Presbyterian Church they note that their pastor uses Facebook to post often to reach his parishioners. “We used to have a lot of committee meetings, but can do a lot of Not only is Skype free, but you can see them via email now”. the person you are talking with in real time. If Don Sr. has computer problems, Active couple Matt is able to access their computer re- An active couple, the Lewellens are often motely and fix it from New Zealand. seen riding their tandem bike. “It sure makes the world a smaller place, “We have a Garmin navigation unit there’s no lag in speaking to them, you strapped to the handlebars and just folcan see them, it’s pretty special,” Don low the pink line,” Don says. “It tells us said. how fast we are going, how far, our altiDon speaks to his brother‘s family and tude, and all of the maps are built in.” shares pictures electronically almost Ellen loves it too. “It beats the heck out weekly. of hauling out a map to try to figure out “If you are 30 or younger you will order where we are going,” she said. a pizza online. I use the phone,” Ellen They also deal with wind noise by each admits. wearing cordless headsets so they can Don points out that the Kindle and other talk with each other on the ride.

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devices have given patients with poor vision the opportunity to read again because they can change the size of the continued from page 7 print. This is much easier than the trawhen he was on call instead of being tied ditional magnifiers many seniors have to the phone. He went from a big, bulky traditionally used with printed materials. cell phone to a ‘palm pilot,’ which was convenient with phone numbers of phar- Ellen’s parents, Larry and Marjorie macies, and a database of medications Glassco, have an electronic photo frame that their children and grandchildren and their side effects. can send photos to online. Every night “When the palm pilots merged with cell 60 different photos from their uploaded phones I could access medical records,” Don said. “There’s a 3-inch thick book I collection are randomly downloaded for used with all of the medical inserts you the day, or you can send one and get it get when you pick up a medication, but bumped into circulation as a priority. now it’s just ‘click, click’ and I’ve got ev- The family pays an annual fee of about erything I need to know about any medi- $100 for this service through Ceiva.com. cation.” Any unusual ocular condition Her parents used to email, but “keyis seconds away with his phone. boards and phones with tiny keys are difMedical records are easily accessed by ficult for arthritic fingers to maneuver,” both doctor and patient through a secure Ellen said. web connection. They can order con- One of her siblings got her parents Dragtacts, pay bills, access records and ask on NaturallySpeaking, a speech-to-text staff members a question. program so they can send emails. It was Some of the Manitowoc Eye Clinic’s se- up to Don to teach his mother-in-law nior patients are very comfortable with how to use this technology. the new technology, but seniors who It turned out a bit more difficult to use may have never used a computer before and more frustrating than it was worth. just don’t get what all of the fuss is about. Her parents are fine with the telephone “We accommodate everyone, phone ap- now. pointments, mailing information, follow up calls can all be done as it has been,” Don and Ellen have three children. Wendy lives in Huntsville, Ala.; Amy in San Don said. Francisco, and Peter in Houston.

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criteria for an exemption. Exemption examples are (visit IRS.gov/ aca for complete list): Unaffordable coverage: lowest cost employer plan or Marketplace plan is more than 8% of taxpayer’s household income for the year Short coverage gap: less than three consecutive months during the year Household income below the return filing threshold Certain noncitizens Members of health care sharing ministry Members of Indian tribes

Incarceration Members of certain religious sects: Recognized by the Social Security Administration as conscientiously opposed to accepting insurance benefits including Medicare and Social Security Certain hardships

When you are looking for more than just an apartment...

Helpful resources Visit HealthCare.gov/taxes or call the Marketplace at 1-800-318-2596. For free access to tax software or in-person assistance (if eligible), visit IRS.gov/ freefile or IRS.gov/VITA.ENSP ivities staff-led act Tenant andet-friendly P

Large rec room pool table, games with Wi-Fi, and puzzles

Let us welcome you home!

We take pride in our apartments and it shows! You will be captivated by the beauty you will find in the apartments, common areas, and grounds. For those low income 50 years & up or adults with disabilities we offer rent that is 30% of adjusted gross income & includes utilities. We also offer a low-cost DirecTV package, are located on the bus line, and are a county nutrition site.

Manitou Manor Apartments

1433 No. 6th Street Manitowoc | http://manitoumanor.weebly.com WI-5001877609


S E N I O R C E N T E R TA L K S Dr. Heimerl Presents:

MANITOWOC SENIOR CENTER *Free Lunch and Lear n March 16th at 11am Topic: “ARE YOU TOXIC?” Learn how to detoxify your body in this month’s seminar Advanced Family Chiropractic 1632 N 18th St • Manitowoc 652-0116 • manitowochealth.com




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Creating A Community of Caring When Shady Lane, Inc. was founded in 1951, its goal was to serve our community with a range of care at a reasonable cost under the direction of community leaders. Community leaders envisioned a not-for-profit organization dedicated to offering best care practices. Today, our board of directors is drawn from community leaders. We serve without stock-holders, only stake-holders who are dedicated to the needs of our community.

A Smarter Approach to Rehab

The day you plan your stay at Rehab at Shady Lane is the day we begin preparing for you to leave us. Your team – including your surgeon, your medical facility, and our staff – optimizes resources and plans the best way for you to recover. Because our rehab unit is separate from other units, you are surrounded by people who share your objective of going home. Add to this a healing diet, a cuisine of “power foods” designed to encourage healing.

Designed for Living

It’s a little like living at a resort . . . no shopping, no cooking, no cleaning! Bring your own furnishings and make yourself at home. You’ll find the security of having the help you need when you need it and the privacy you want. Offering accommodations from a single bedroom to a 2-bedroom apartment.

Short Term Stays Available!

Planning surgery but feeling uncomfortable going home? We can help. Come and stay for a few days until you’re comfortable on your own.

You Deserve A Place Of Your Own When you’ve worked your entire life, you deserve a place to call your own. All of our rooms are private rooms with bathrooms and we offer some suites which include a living room, bedroom and private bath. Our attentive nursing staff is dedicated to compassionate and loving care. • Private Rooms & Suites • Hospice Care • Medicare & Medicaid Certified

Find out more... Theresa Patrick Director of Community Relations 920-682-8254 for a private tour

Since 1951

Manitowoc’s only not-for-profit citizen directed care facility. 1235 South 24th Street • Manitowoc, WI • www.shadylaneinc.com • 920-682-8254

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• Dining • Housekeeping Services • Laundry Room • On-site Clinic • Beautiful Gardens • Social Services • Parking • Beauty & Barber Shop • Activities • Therapy available through HFM Rehab Services of Holy Family Memorial

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