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Give Your Feet Some TLC During the Winter Months

Residents “Dance Away” at McHarrie Towne! Why are we so

Lonely? SLOW COOKER RED LENTIL SOUP

Living A Long, Healthy & Happy Centenarian Life Mary Wegerski of McHarrie Pointe

A Well Deserved Retirement for Rita Nadzan How to Protect yourself from the dreadful stomach bug


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he holiday season is almost here, and for many, it is the most stressful time of year. The good news is, there are ways to alleviate stress from your life, and truly enjoy the holiday season.

Once we accept the true meaning of the season, we let go of our notions of finding the perfect gift or hosting the idyllic holiday party. It is much more about spending time with those we love, feeling grateful for what we have, and celebrating in our own spiritual way. McHarrie

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Independent Living If you are feeling overwhelmed by the sound of holiday music playing on the radio, or seeing the stores fully adorned in holiday decorations already, here are some tips to help you surviveM holiday c H a rstress: rie Place & alternative Rehabilitation 1. Shop online. ThisHealth is a great to walking Center endlessly at the mall, and standing in long lines.

2. Ask for help. If the annual holiday dinner at your McHarrie Life home becomes too overwhelming, ask family memFoundation bers to help out by bringing a dish to pass. 3. Know your limit. If you loath New Year’s resolution diets, don’t overindulge during the holiday season to help prevent those post-holiday blues. 4. Be kind to yourself. Remember you can’t please everyone, no matter how hard you try, so do what you can, and let everything else go. 5. Plan ahead. Utilize your time well to schedule parties, make travel arrangements, and wrap gifts. Last minute “anything” is always stressful.

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6. Take time for yourself. Take a walk outdoors, McHarrie Mread c H a r r i e P l aTo crequest e information about our programs, please call 315-638-2521 or visit our website at a book, or have dinner with friends. No matter how& Rehabilitation Assisted Health www.mcharrielife.org. busy you are, always do something for you. Resid Center LifeTimes is a publication of It’s not easy to let go of family traditions, but experiencing a stress-free holiday season is well worth it, and so much happier for you and your family. Happy Holidays!

Mark Murphy, CEO

McHarrie Life Senior Community 7740 Meigs Road Baldwinsville, New York 13027 315-638-2521

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F Kelly o u nO’Neill-Rossi dation LifeTimes Editor: Director, Development & Marketing If you would like to add/remove your mailing address information, please email krossi@mcharrielife.org. McHarrie Life Senior Community is a not-for-profit organization that offers a continuum of healthcare programs and services for older adults including; independent living at McHarrie Towne, assisted living and memory care at McHarrie Pointe, and short-term rehabilitation and skilled nursing care at McHarrie Place. All programs and services are conveniently located at 7740 Meigs Road in Baldwinsville, New York.


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A Well Deserved Retirement for Our Activities Director— Rita Nadzan

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Give Your Feet Some TLC During the Winter Months

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Meet Mary Wegerski of McHarrie Pointe

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Why Are We So Lonely?

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Residents Dance Away at McHarrie Towne

How to Protect Yourself from the Dreadful Stomach Bug

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Back Cover

A Legacy of Loving and Giving

Slow Cooker Red Lentil Vegetable Soup 18th Annual Afternoon of Theater


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A WELL-DESERVED

Retirement FOR OUR ACTIVITIES DIRECTOR— Rita Nadzan

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or the past 36 years, Activities Director Rita Nadzan has touched the lives of thousands of residents at Syracuse Home throughout her career. One of her greatest gifts is her unique ability to unlock the potential in every resident, despite all obstacles. “I’ve always fought barriers to help people live their best life and assured them that they had moved to a place to live, not die,” says Rita. She most definitely succeeded in helping people live life to its fullest and so much more. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Rita moved to Baldwinsville with her husband, Joe, after he accepted a job at Crucible Steel in 1981. They raised their two sons in Baldwinsville and now have an extended family of two daughter-in-laws and four granddaughters. “I loved raising my family here. My children had opportunities that they would not have had in Cleveland,” she says. While living in Ohio, Rita obtained a two-year degree in Mental Health Technology & Human Services from Cuyahoga Community College and later obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Public Relations/Communications at SUNY Oswego. As a young college student, she interned at an eye clinic in Cleveland. One of her duties included; transporting seniors to their appointments. “I absolutely fell in love with the people,” she says. It was a pivotal life experience that paved the way for her future career.

Throughout her years of employment at Syracuse Home, Rita sang and danced, dressed up in costumes, and decorated and baked for the holidays with the residents. She dedicated her career to help every resident enjoy life to its fullest by offering a wide array of meaningful activities, day trips and live entertainment. “I love to bring joy to their everyday. Since I am not from here,work became my family. It was wonderful to have the residents celebrate many of life’s milestones with me.” Rita was inspired by her own life experiences to


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cultivate and nurture the activities program. “After visiting my father in a nursing home, I started patio dining for our residents. My father loved eating outdoors his whole life, and he continued to enjoy this pleasure even after he moved into the nursing home.” In memory of her father, Rita continues to include patio dining as part of the summer activities calendar each year. After three decades working in long-term care, she has learned to acclimate and adjust to the constantly changing healthcare needs of her residents. “The biggest change in long-term care is that residents are living longer but with increasing dementia, more restrictions and complicated health issues. It is very important to have that balance with all diseases when creating the activities schedule each month.” For those who know Rita best, she has always made Halloween epic for McHarrie life residents and staff! “Every time I pass Rita in the hallway,

she always says hello with the biggest smile. She has a charming personality and is able to rally our staff to participate in fun and crazy events like the Mardi Gras pancake flipping race each year. It’s definitely not something we would voluntarily do but Rita magically finds a way to inspire us to participate,” says fellow staff member Kelly Acome. Rita also enjoys taking residents on fall foliage rides through the country, pumpkin picking and apple picking so that they can bake and enjoy eating homemade apple pie just like they did at home. Undoubtedly, she has certainly earned a long, happy and healthy retirement. Although she officially passed the reigns onto her successor, Teri Tarolli, she continues to work part-time in activities making a lasting impression on all who are fortunate enough to know and love her.

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Give Your Feet Some TLC During the Winter Months


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By: Kelly Acome, LPN, contributing writer

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very important part of the body that is overlooked is our feet. They help support the height and weight of our bodies. Each foot is composed of 26 bones, 33 joints, 19 muscles and 107 ligaments. There are also 250,000 sweat glands in our feet. Our quality of life, ability to work and physical activity are solely dependent on the health of our feet. It is important to take care of them to help prevent problems that may impact our everyday acti­ vities in the future.

Some winter foot problems include; Cracked Heels: If the cracks are deep or numerous, they can be painful. Moisturize your heels in the morning after your shower and at night. Athlete’s Foot: This condition is caused by the buildup of moisture in a shoe or boot. Consider investing in acrylic-blended socks. They help to wick moisture away. Blisters: Improper winter foot gear and spending additional time on your feet during the holiday season can cause blisters. When buying winter foot gear and shoes, make sure they are properly fitted for you. Fractures: Ill-fitted foot attire and slipping in the winter can cause an increased risk of fractures. Make sure you have good treads on your boots to help prevent falls.

Keep an Eye On Your Feet

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ur feet get wider as we age, so make sure to check your foot size (and width) every winter. Your feet can also provide insight into any health problems you may have. For example, swollen feet may signal heart disease, kidney/liver disease, diabetes, and other serious conditions. If your feet are cold, you may have an autoimmune disease, circulatory or diabetic issues. If you notice one or both feet are dragging, it may signal an undiagnosed disease, nerve damage or brain, spinal cord or muscle injury. Foot health is an essential part of your overall health and ability to remain independent. Contact your primary care doctor regarding any concerns about your feet. They will ensure that you’ll get the proper care you need.

Skier’s Toe: One-time trauma or repetitively wearing tight shoes (especially ski boots) can cause this condition. The dark color you see on your toe may be caused by bleeding under the nail. Morton’s Neuroma: Like skier’s toe, Morton’s neuroma is caused by tight footwear, which squeezes the tissue and bones against the nerves. The result is pinched nerves that may cause burning, pain, numbness and tingling. It is most common around the third toe, but can happen in other parts of the foot.

Caring for your Feet Examine your feet regularly: look at your bare feet for discoloration, sores, and bumps. You may have to utilize a mirror or ask for assistance. ● Wear comfortable, well-fitted shoes and change socks daily. ● Wash your feet every day, dry and apply lotion to them (except between toes). ● Trim toe nails straight across and file the corners with an emery board. ● Keep blood flowing to your feet: put your feet up while sitting, and wiggle your toes and move your ankles up and down. Don’t cross your legs for long periods of time. ●

“Our short-term rehab program helps patients recover from injury, stroke, cardiac/post operative surgery, joint replacement, illness or accident. We are dedicated to helping each person regain their strength, endurance and mobility so that they may return home to the people and activities they love.” —Lori Crawford, PTA, Director of Rehabilitative Services, Syracuse Home For more information about our program, please contact our admissions department at 315-638-2521.


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Living A Long, Healthy and Happy

Centenarian Life I t is an amazing accomplishment to celebrate the age of 102. Well, that’s exactly what McHarrie Pointe resident Mary Wegerski did this year! Mary was born in Rome, New York on September 2, 1917. In 1920, Mary’s family, including her three sisters and five brothers, moved to Syracuse where her parents owned and operated the St. Mark’s Hotel and several other businesses.

“I have always been a very active and energetic person,” says Mary. She participated in competitive running, tennis and speed skating throughout her early years. After graduating from Vocational High School, she studied Italian at Syracuse University. Known for her fiery red hair, sense of style, beauty and intelligence, Mary was crowned “Miss Syracuse” in 1937 and rode on a float around the city as part of the celebration. Mary’s creative talents and organizational skills were evident in her career; she designed and hand-painted dishes at Syracuse China, was the private secretary to the president of Carrier Corporation and worked as a Truant Officer and Secretary to the high school principal in the Central Square Central School District. After she retired, Mary spearheaded the design and building of a small housing development in Brewerton. She ensured each home was different from the next, and that all of the homes were afforded ample land, privacy, and lake rights. This association still thrives today. Mary met her husband, John Wegerski during high school. “One day, he was waiting for me across the street to carry my books home and the rest is history,” she says with a smile. They married soon after his graduation from St. Bonaventure University. John became a high school math teacher, coach and school Principal. Together, they designed and built their home in Brewerton where they raised their two children, Carol and John Jr. Today, she is the proud grandmother of three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. When Mary and John retired, they spent the winters in their home in Naples, Florida. They both loved sports and continued to enjoy


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many sporting events together. After John’s passing at the age of 77, Mary concedes it was a difficult time in her life — “it was very hard to lose him so unexpectedly.” She continued to live independently in Brewerton and in Florida until the age of 99. In 2016, Mary moved to McHarrie Pointe where she enjoys participating in the many daily activities and socializing with her friends. “I’m an exerciser. I love to walk a lot. It’s so good for you and important to get fresh air.” Mary’s suggestions for healthy living: l Don’t smoke l Make exercise a part of your everyday life l Keep moving – resist a sedentary lifestyle l Enjoy fresh, healthy food l Stay involved in activities you enjoy l Always focus on the positive side

And more importantly, she said, “Always remember to be grateful for your life. I never thought I would live to the age of 102 but I am so grateful that I have.”

Genetics play a strong role in longevity. Mary’s mother was born in the late 1800’s and lived to the age of 86. For a woman of that era, the average life expectancy was only 49.

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Why are we so

L o n e ly ? D espite the popularity of social media, Americans are lonelier than ever. According to a recent Cigna study of 20,000 U.S. adults, nearly half reported feeling lonely or left out and that their lives lacked meaningful, in-person social interactions. For those of us who grew up with little or no technology, you may recall the days when our lives revolved around real people, conversations and events. It was often the simple things in life that meant the most, like answering the telephone, hoping your sweetheart was calling, or receiving a handwritten letter in the mail from a loved one or friend. Our modern society offers many great benefits to our world but nothing can ever truly replace real human interaction. Technology offers instant and convenient communication, but it is devoid of personal contact. Beginning in the 1940’s, most U.S. towns and cities had a dance hall—a place where people of all ages could gather to dance and socialize. Many young adults met their future spouses at these popular spots. There were dance contests, marathons and a whole array of different music genres to enjoy. Today, dance halls scarcely exist. Much of a person’s daily socialization happens from home—on their com­ puter, smart phone or tablet. According to a 2012 study in the United States by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), social isolation and loneliness are associated with a higher risk of mortality in adults aged 52 and over. Elderly people who are experiencing extreme loneliness are up to 14% more likely to die a premature death.

Here are some ways to help you alleviate feelings of loneliness and become more socially connected.

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Volunteer.

Offer your time and talent to help others. It will help you to focus on the needs of others and make a difference in our world. There are many opportunities to volunteer at local community organizations, hospitals, schools and nursing homes.

Communicate.

Reach out and share your feelings with close friends or family members. They may have an inspiring perspective or suggestion that may help you.

Curb Technology.

It is easier to sit and scroll through social media than to make concrete plans with a friend or family member, especially if you are feeling anxious or socially isolated. Give yourself a push and schedule a social visit or lunch date.


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Exercise.

There are many different programs available for all ages and skill levels. Connect with your local YMCA to learn more about their programs. Your local library may offer free Tai Chi or yoga classes, too. If you are 65 and up, visit www. silversneakers.com to learn more about its Medicare sponsored health and fitness program that offers many free classes and social events in your community.

Take that first step. There really is credence in the saying, “life really begins outside your comfort zone.” The hardest part is taking that first step. Once you do, you are on your way to a happier, more fulfilling life.

TAKE THIS TEST TO MEASURE YOUR LEVEL OF LONELINESS Instructions: The following statements describe how people sometimes feel. For each statement, please indicate how often you feel the way described using the numbers below. 1=Never 2=Rarely 3=Sometimes 4=Always

If you would like to become more active but have physical limitations that prevent you from living the life of your dreams, we would love to hear from you. McHarrie Pointe Assisted Living offers daily, meaningful social activities and day trips for our residents that stimulate their mind, body and spirit and help to combat loneliness and social isolation. Please contact Maggie Reap, Director of Residential Services at 315-638-2525 to learn more about our wonderful program.

1. How often do you feel unhappy doing so many things alone? 2. How often do you feel you have no one to talk to? 3. How often do you feel you cannot tolerate being so alone? 4. How often do you feel as if no one understands you? 5. How often do you find yourself waiting for people to call or write? 6. How often do you feel completely alone? 7. How often do you feel unable to reach out and communicate with those around you? 8. How often do you feel starved for company? 9. How often do you feel it is difficult for you to make friends? 10. How often do you feel shut out and excluded by others? A total score is computed by adding up the response to each question. The average loneliness score on the measure is 20. A score of 25 or higher reflects a high level of loneliness. A score of 30 or higher reflects a very high level of loneliness. *Please see your doctor if your feelings of loneliness persist. AARP The Magazine. UCLA Loneliness Scale © Dr. Daniel Russell


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t c e t o r P e How to h t m o r f f l e s Your Oh no! Not that. Not now. Not ever!

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he Norovirus is the most common cause of acute gastroenteritis in the United States. Each year, 19-21 million people are infected—causing 56,000-71,000 hospitalizations and 570-800 deaths. The virus spreads easily and quickly from infected people to others and through contaminated food and surfaces. It is most prevalent between November and April. Its symptoms include; nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain and in less common

Wash your hands with soap and water especially after using the toilet, changing diapers and before handling/eating food.

instances—body aches and fever. For most people, they start to feel better in 1-3 days but complications like dehydration may occur in young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems. Unfortunately, there is no vaccine to prevent it but there are ways to better protect yourself and your loved ones. (See tips below.)

It is important to note that an infected person can easily transmit the virus if they have physically gotten sick in your home, office, car or any public place. Vomit and diarrhea particles from an infected person can spread through the air and land on food and hard surfaces. The virus can survive on those surfaces for up to two weeks. That’s why it is very important to wash your hands frequently with soap and water and not touch your mouth.

Carefully wash fruits and vegetables and cook shellfish thoroughly before eating. If you had the Norovirus, do not prepare food for others for at least two days after symptoms go away.


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The most common setting of Norovirus outbreaks includes; healthcare facilities, restaurants, catered events, schools, daycare centers and cruise ships. The first ever outbreak case of Norovirus was recorded in 1972 in Norwalk, Ohio. An outbreak of gastroenteritis was reported among children and staff at an elementary school. The virus was originally named the Norwalk virus but eventually changed to Norovirus. Since there are many other illnesses that can cause stomach flu-like symptoms, make sure to contact your doctor if you become sick.

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of food workers cause about 70% of reported Norovirus outbreaks from contaminated food.

Wear gloves and clean the entire area with a bleach-based householder cleaner where you or a loved one was sick.

SOURCE—CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL

Wash soiled laundry in hot water on the longest cycle, and machine dry it at the highest heat setting. As an added precaution, wear gloves when you handle the laundry and wash your hands after you remove your gloves.

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Love and

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meko Hasegawa Friske was born in Manchuria. Her great uncle was a police chief, and had secured a job for her father on the railroad. When the Russians took over and occupied Manchuria, Umeko and family had some difficulty getting out and returning to Japan. This would not be the only time Umeko would face adversity in her life. Born in Fulton, New York, Eugene Friske’s 28-year career in the Air Force took him many places. In the mid 1960’s he happened to be in Honshu, the main island of Japan, when a friend introduced him to Umeko. The couple married on September 1, 1965, taking the ferry to Hokkido, which is the next island up. Once there, they couldn’t arrange a sleeper train, so they had to take a local train. Gene laughs about the journey; the stops were frequent, the conductor was loud, it was hardly restful. Still, the couple enjoyed a small civil ceremony before Gene was ordered to Omaha, Nebraska. Gene felt so sorry for Umeko because no sooner had she settled their apartment in Omaha, when he was moved to California. Gene was a Chief Master Sergeant in the Air Force for 28 years. He and Umeko were married for 20 of those years. She was an excellent military wife; often times the couple moved every year-and-a-half until the end of the Vietnam War. When Gene was ordered on remote tours (no family allowed) to Korea and Thailand, Umeko lived in Marcellus, New York, near Gene’s younger brother. He was gone a full year both times. Umeko handled everything

extremely well. Gene jokes that her English improved every time he was gone! Upon retirement he began a career in residential real estate sales, appraisal and title work. Later he became the Executive Officer for the Oswego County Board of Realtors. A position he held for over 20 years. It was 1994 when Umeko suffered a severe stroke. She was in the hospital and a local nursing home for many months. Gene was told she would likely never return home. The expectation was minimal recovery at best. Not for Umeko. She pressed on making a remarkable recovery and returned to their home in Phoenix, New York. With the use of only one arm,


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Giving Umeko adapted extremely well to her familiar surroundings, chores and daily routines. She chopped vegetables and cooked; hers was an amazing recovery. Gene believes she taught the therapists some things. Sadly, in April of 2017, Umeko was diagnosed with a brain tumor. She had some radiation and did well for awhile, but when the symptoms became too overwhelming, Umeko came to Syracuse Home for rehabilitation. This would be her first stay in rehabilitation. Gene is extremely grateful for the wonderful care Umeko received, but he was the most touched when she returned the second time and all the nurses hugged her and welcomed her back. On August 22, 2017, Umeko died. She was 83-years-old and had lived 23 years after a stroke she wasn’t supposed to recover from. Gene began his giving by making McHarrie Life Foundation the irrevocable beneficiary of a generous whole life insurance policy. Wishing to do more to ensure the care found at McHarrie

Life will continue for generations to come, Gene has made a substantial bequest to the Foundation. He is leaving his estate to secure and advance the care and mission of McHarrie Life. Gene wants to ensure others will receive the wonderful care his wife did. To honor his profound generosity, the parlor of McHarrie Pointe and one of the courtyard gardens will have a memorial dedication to Umeko. The courtyard of Syracuse Home is a fitting dedication, because Umeko loved ducks. She had a wooden duck collection, and enjoyed feeding the ducks on the bank of their home along the Oswego River. Ducks have been known to nest and give birth to their ducklings in the safety of the courtyard gardens. A perfect legacy. Umeko’s name means plum flower. She was a strong woman who persevered. Gene says that as a military wife she put up with a lot. He is very proud of the way she fought her way back from the stroke, and handled their life in the military. By: Audrey Gibbs, Director of Philanthropy

In Loving Memory of Umeko Friske 1934-2017 A gentle, courageous and perseverant lady, beloved aunt and excellent military wife. By Her Husband Eugene Friske

The mission of McHarrie Life Foundation is to develop financial resources for programs and services for McHarrie Life that are beyond the funding capacity of traditional county, state and federal sources. Gifts to the Foundation help support resident activities and programs, continuing education for staff and improvements to our campus to help meet the rapidly changing needs of older adults in our community.

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Residents “Dance Away” at McHarrie Towne! Im

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umba is a popular dance fitness program created by Columbian dancer and aerobics instructor Alberto Perez in the mid 90’s. One day, before starting his class, Perez realized that he accidently left his traditional aerobic music at home. In desperation, he substituted it with Latin music tapes he had in his backpack. This impromptu class with lively music and Latin dance moves was an instant success. In 2001, Perez launched his new company Zumba Fitness. His goal was to provide a one-ofa-kind dance exercise in a party-like atmosphere using simple moves from dance music such as; salsa, cha cha, rumba and reggae ton. Fast forward 18 years; today, approximately 15 million people throughout the world take Zumba classes each week.

There are many different types of Zumba suitable for all fitness levels including;

Original Zumba—

Uses Latin music for energetic dance moves usually for an hour in duration.

Zumba Gold/ Toning—A modification of the original class. The moves are slightly changed to prevent stress on the body and may include light weights.

Aqua Zumba—Traditional

Zumba performed in a pool. It’s easy on the joints and suitable for all ages.

Zumba Toning—Focuses on key areas of the body and uses light weights during dance moves.

Zumba in the Circuit—A combination of

traditional Zumba and circuit training for a more challenging workout.

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McHarrie Towne residents enjoy a version of Zumba called, “Chair Zumba Gold.” “We have been doing this for a year and our residents love it. We have so much fun,” says Janet Dauley Altwarg, Director of Residential Services at McHarrie Towne. The list of health benefits of Zumba include; ● Improves bone density, motor control and performance ● Boosts caloric expenditure ● Increases range of motion, overall strength and flexibility ● Enhances self-esteem and feelings of well-being ● Reduces depression, stress and anxiety ● Encourages social interaction The many versions of Zumba are designed to make exercise accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels. However, it is important to consult with your doctor first before beginning any new fitness program. To learn more about classes available in your community, visit: www.zumba.com.

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Ingredients:

2 1 3 3 2 3 3/4 cup 1 2 2 3-4 5 1 2-3 cups

tablespoons extra virgin olive oil large yellow onion, diced celery stalks, diced medium carrots, trimmed, peeled, and diced medium zucchini, ends trimmed and chopped into 3/4-inch chunks Yukon gold potatoes, scrubbed and chopped into 3/4-inch cubes split red lentils cup canned chopped tomatoes (with their juices) pieces of parmigiano-reggiano rind dried bay leaves sprigs of fresh thyme cups chicken stock teaspoon kosher sea salt, plus more freshly ground black pepper finely sliced savoy cabbage, reserved for later extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling freshly chopped flat-leaf parsley (or basil), for garnishing freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese, for garnishing


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Instructions: If you own a stovetop-safe slow cooker insert: Heat the olive oil in the insert over medium heat on the stove. Add the onion and celery and saute until tender, 5 to 7 minutes, before transferring to the slow cooker and continuing with the instructions below. If you do not own a slow cooker with a stovetop-safe insert (or wish to skip step one): Place the insert on the slow-cooker base (this recipe will fit a 4-quart capacity slow cooker). Add the olive oil, onion, celery, carrot, zucchini, potatoes, split red lentils, chopped tomatoes, parmigiano rind, bay leaves, thyme, chicken stock, kosher salt, and black pepper. Stir together. Cook on high heat for 4–6 hours, or until the red lentils are tender (or alternatively, cook on low heat for 8–10 hours). In the last hour of cook time (or 2 hours, if you are cooking over low heat), add the thinly sliced cabbage. Remove and discard the dried bay leaves and any tough thyme sprigs. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste — you will most likely need to be liberal on the salt for this soup! Serve the soup and top each serving with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil, a sprinkling of freshly chopped parsley, and freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano.

Red lentils pack a big punch for your health in such a little food source. Some health benefits that come from red lentils include; boosts energy level, increases intestinal regularity, supports weight loss, helps prevent cancer, regulates blood sugar levels, and helps decrease heart disease.

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MCHARRIE LIFE FOUNDATION 7740 MEIGS ROAD BALDWINSVILLE, NY 13027

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE

PAID BALDWINSVILLE NY PERMIT #6

Thank You McHarrie Life Foundation would like to thank the generous sponsors of its 18th annual Afternoon of Theater Fundraising event. All proceeds benefit resident programs and services at McHarrie Life.

Presenting Sponsor:

Reception Sponsor:

For ticket information, please contact Kelly O’Neill-Rossi, Director of Development & Marketing at 315-638-2521

Underwriters: Bonadio Group ONEGROUP Yang-Patyi Law Firm

Supporters: Horan Financial Services Laboratory Alliance Woodcock & Armani

Dessert Sponsor: Alzheimer’s Association of CNY Media Sponsors: Eagle Newspapers Dupli

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