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MOMENTS LIKE THESE ARE PRECIOUS. DON’T LET THEM FADE AWAY. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people 55+. Early detection is key to saving your sight. Protect your vision from fading away. Call the Foundation Fighting Blindness for a free info packet about preventing and managing AMD.

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Federal credit union

SupportS the Fight For a Cure againSt BreaSt CanCer 1001 S. 21st Street • PO Box 305 Fort Smith, AR 72902 FedeRAlly inSuRed By nCuA . 23

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Southern-style Storytelling

Join Us Live for Dinner and a Show Tuesday Nights @ Starving Artist CafĂŠ . 25

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Living When it comes to living in Arkansas, it’s good to know you’ve got options — bountiful, beautiful options for easy, luxury living. Here are four prime places to call “home” in the Natural State. . 39


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nursing Home & reHab

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he Nursing & Rehabilitation programs at Good Shepherd offer many regularly planned activities designed to meet the physical, spiritual, intellectual and emotional needs of each resident. We welcome you to stop by and visit with one of our qualified staff members who will assist you with obtaining information to meet your loved one’s needs and concerns. Nursing & Rehabilitation at Good Shepherd offers a welcoming environment for visiting friends and family as well. Large visiting areas are available indoors and out with comfortable sitting

rooms, patios and gazebo areas and more. Continental breakfast and restaurant style dining are offered in the relaxed and cheerful atmosphere of one of our three spacious dining rooms. Our Rehabilitation Team offers Speech Therapy, Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Amenities Provided:

We Accept: Medicaid, Medicare, Private Pay.

State-Of-The-Art Rehab Suites Visiting Areas with a cozy atmosphere. Experience Rehab in a whole new way. Financial Considerations

Contact Us Today! Lynette Beard, Administrator 501-217-9774 Fax: 501-217-9781

Experience Rehab in a whole new way... Nursing & Rehabilitation at Good Shepherd is a skilled Arkansas Facility licensed by the state for 120 beds. Certified by Medicare and Medicaid and dually certified for long term care and short term rehabilitation stays this facility offers: • • • • • • •

Daily housekeeping and laundry services Beauty/barber shop on site Physicians visits Spacious climate controlled rooms Cable television 1 courtyard, secured and therapeutic Transportation

The amenities of a luxury hotel The best in clinical care The Comfort of Home NursiNg & rehabilitatioN at

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t Ro b i n s o n N u r s i n g a n d Rehabilitation Center we offer a home away from home for your loved one. Our tag line, “where your loved one becomes our loved one,� is so true for our facility. Robinson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center is a licensed, 110-bed, skilled nursing facility, conveniently located in North Little Rock. We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and private pay residents. Come see our newlyremodeled facility offering three spacious dining rooms, a secured observation unit, separate Rehab entrance, and a spacious therapy

department where our licensed therapists specialize in training acute rehab residents giving them the skills they need to return to the community. . 41

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S h e rwo o d n u r S i n g & R e h a b i l i tat i o n

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e are a 24 - hour skilled nursing and rehabilitation center centrally located in Sherwood, Arkansas. Our caring, professional staff strives to provide quality service in a warm and family-like atmosphere. At Sherwood Nursing and Rehab Center you have all the amenities, comfort and relaxation of home. We h a ve a d e d i c a te d a n d c o m p a s s i o n a te n u r s i n g s ta f f that is well trained to meet all your loved one’s needs and a team of in-house healthcare professionals as well as focused visits by the Physician and Physician’s Assistant

Other amenities include: • WiFi and Media Room with Computer

• Rehabilitation Services

• Flat Screen TV’s with Cable Provided

• Physician Services 24/7

• Telephone connection available

• Elder Centered Care

• Private Courtyard with all-weather Gazebo

• Full Service Beauty Salon

• Luxurious Home-like Setting

• Pet Therapy and Aviary

• Buffet and Restaurant Style Dining

• Spacious Private and Semi-Private Rooms

• Activities tailored to meet your social

with individual climate controls

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Sherwood Nursing & Rehabilitation

Where your Health and Happiness Matters. Our staff recognizes that healing starts on the inside. Come by and we will show you an experienced staff that is dedicated to your health, happiness and well-being.

Sherwood Nursing & Rehabilitation Center • 245 Indian Bay Drive • Sherwood, Ark. • 72120 • 501.834.9960 42 . October 2013

Retirement looks good



Call Wendy Hudgeons at 501.224.4242 for more information •

Nightly Gourmet Dining • “Happy Hour” Nightly •

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24 Hour Controlled Access • •

No matter the path you’re on now,

Large Apartments with • Balconies/Patios

Scheduled Transportation • Available • •

Weekly Housekeeping • & Linen Service •

we are here to help you take a new direction.

All Utilities Paid •

Small Pets Welcome

Indoor Heated Saltwater Pool • & Whirlpool

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Emergency Pull-Cords

Billiards & Game Room •

Beauty Salon & Barber Shop •

Fitness Room, Exercise Classes • & Activities/Fitness Director •

Close to Four of Arkansas’ • Best Medical Facilities

Reclaim Your Life.

800-BRIDGEWAY • 21 Bridgeway Rd. • North Little Rock

For over thirty years, The BridgeWay has reconnected people with their families by helping them overcome emotional and addictive problems. We offer extensive inpatient and outpatient programs for all ages. Help someone you love reclaim their life.

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CoLLege Square


f y o u ’r e l o o k i n g f o r e x c e p t i o n a l retirement living conveniently located in Central Arkansas, look no further

than College Square! College Square is located on the beautiful campus of the University of Central Arkansas and is designed to offer a lifestyle of independence and freedom. The affordable monthly rent includes all the comforts of home without the hassle. That includes weekly housekeeping, a stellar dining service, scheduled transportation, planned activities, special UCA privileges and many other things. College Square is for seniors 55 years and older. Residents feel comfortable — and their guests are impressed — because College Square is designed with style in mind.

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Each apartment comes complete with a microwave, side-by-side refrigerator with ice and water in the door, ample cabinet space and ceiling fans throughout. The two-bedroom apartments also include a dishwasher and full-sized range. For added convenience, laundry facilities are located on each floor at no charge. High quality, neutral interiors compliment any decorating theme, allowing you to furnish your apartment to reflect the warmth of your own home. Call 501-327-6227 to schedule your tour today. . 45

The Jewelry Destination

Visit Leslie Jewelers on the Historic Court Square. Bridal & Custom Design * Fine & Fashion Jewelry * Repair Services A family-owned jewelry store since 1935 46 . October 2013


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Let Us Get You Ready For The Holidays... Book Your Appointment TODAY!

“TRUST YOUR SKIN TO THE EXPERTS” 3633 Central Avenue / Suite N Hot Springs, AR 71913

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chef Profile


Quail Lollipops with Panko crumbs, Tabasco Butter; served with blue cheese fondue on side

Red Velvet cake and cream cheese mousse; served with raspberry cake pop Sticky Toffee Pudding

Scott Rains at Table 28 Crawfish Cake appetizer with vodka salsa

Table 28 Mon-Thu: 5pm-9pm Fri-Sat: 5pm-10pm 1501 Merrell Dr. • Little Rock, AR

THE CHEF “I want to create comfortable and casual fine dining that keeps people wanting to come back for more”- Chef Rains Chef Scott Rains, an Arkansas Native, has crafted culinary creations for epicures and foodies in eateries all over the Bay Area, working with Chef Pino Spinoso and opening San Francisco Café Tiramisu. After training chefs and opening several corporate dining facilities, like owning Horseshoe Vineyard, in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Chef Rains has embarked on his masterwork journey at Table 28. Best Western Premier Governor’s Suites welcomes Table 28, serving Modern American Cuisine. Table 28 will continue the tradition of Award Winning Cuisine and Service with a unique twist on fine dining. Chef Rains has promised to source regional ingredients, including locally grown organic produce. The contemporary menu will blend extraordinary flavors with many of his delicious, signature dishes. The restaurant will offer distinct décor, local charm, 27 standard tables and one feature table – Table 28 – reserved for guests celebrating special occasions. Guests dining at the feature table will receive a six-course meal, prepared exclusively for their party by Chef Rains. In addition to the unique dining experience, a percentage of the chef’s table tab will benefit Arkansas Children’s Hospital.

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restaurant Profile

Theater Hallway

MOVIE LOUNGE Redefining the entertainment experience, MovieLounge in Fort Smith is a triple feature of food, fun and film, featuring world-class dining, movies, special events and entertainment. RESTAURANT • Innovative, fun and fresh dishes created by celebrity Chef Blythe Beck and her culinary team • Fully stocked bar and robust wine list • Live entertainment

Movie Lounge

THEATERS • Two theatres seat 80 people in exquisite, overstuffed chairs, each with its own personal table • Guests can order a meal or cocktail while enjoying a full-length movie

Blythe Beck, Head Chef

Chef Beck

7601 Rogers Ave. • Fort Smith, AR 479.226.3595 •

restaurant Profile

Live Music at R. Landry’s

R. LANDRY’S Known for eclectic atmosphere, lively entertainment and tastebud-tingling Cajun-style food. Landry’s is a late night hot spot and favorite lunch and dinner stop in downtown Fort Smith. Look for a delightful list of New Orleans-inspired treats including crawfish étouffée; gumbo; Creole chicken; fried alligator; a variety of po’boy sandwiches and more. Live music — in almost every genre — performances Thursday through Saturday nights. Indulge in an extensive list of drinks and beers in bottles and on draft, including domestic, import and craft beers.

R. Landry’s New Orleans Café

613 Garrison Ave. • Fort Smith, AR 479.783.2505 • Lunch / Tues-Fri:11:00 am until 2:00 pm Dinner / Tues-Thu:5:00 pm until 9:00 pm Dinner / Fri & Sat:5:00 pm until 10:00 pm New Hours/ Mon:5:00 pm until 9:00 pm

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Oceans Interior

OCEANS For more than three decades, Jerry Barakat’s name has been synonymous with phenomenal cuisine in Little Rock. His staying power is due, in part, to consistently turning out palate-pleasing dishes. The rest of his winning formula is that he’s never been afraid to “turn” a restaurant concept and introduce new ideas, even at the risk of some wondering, “What’s Jerry going to do next?” That’s why his latest venture Oceans at Arthur’s — a seafood-sushi combination — may come as a surprise to those who’ve been on restaurant watch. Chef Alex Guzman, an El Salvador native, came to Arkansas from New York and brings nearly 20 years of big-city-sushi-making experience to Oceans. Want a steak and seafood? Oceans is able to pair oysters and other seafood options with selections from the steakhouse to fit your dinning pleasure.

Oceans at Arthurs Alex Guzman, Sushi Chef Dennis Bell, Executive Chef

You can’t go wrong when your meal comes with the Barakat guarantee:

“If it’s not as good or better than anything you’ve ever had, you don’t have to pay for it.” 27 Rahling Cir. • Little Rock, AR • 501.821.1838 Monday – Sunday:11:00 am until 11:00 pm

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“Learning to cook delicious and nutritious meals can allow you to take your health in your own hands. So why ‘outsource’ your health? Come and cook with us!!!”

Food for thought r. Meenakshi Budhraja is a practicing physician and a culinary instructor at Pulaski Technical College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Institute. One of the few female Gastroenterologists in the state of Arkansas, her focus is on preventing illness by promoting health through a good diet and proper nutrition. Acquiring culinary skills can go a long way in improving the health of families. Although much attention is given to prevention of colon cancer by removing polyps via colonoscopy, true primary prevention of colon cancer starts in the kitchen. Approximately a third of colon cancer can be prevented by eliminating red meat from the diet. A diet rich in a variety fruits, vegetables and whole grains (and low in animal products) prevents heart disease, diabetes, obesity, certain cancers and maybe even Alzheimer’s disease.

Dr. Meenakshi Budhraja •11321 Interstate 30 • Little Rock, AR • 501.455.7009 • 501.227.7688

Balsamic Marinated Roasted Portabella Mushrooms yIELD: TWO TO THREE sERvIngs

• 4 Large Portabella Mushrooms, stems removed /reserved, gills removed • 2 cloves Garlic, minced • 1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme, chopped • 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar • 6 tablespoons Olive Oil, add extra as needed. • Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste In medium bowl, combine garlic, thyme, and balsamic vinegar. Slowly drizzle the olive oil into the bowl whole while whisking furiously. Add the salt and pepper to taste. Marinate the mushrooms in the vinaigrette for at least one hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Heat a skillet on medium-high heat. Add about 1 tsp. olive oil to the pan. Sear the mushroom caps on both sides till slightly brown. Reserve any left over marinade. Place the seared mushroom caps on a baking sheet and cook in the oven until the mushrooms are tender and cooked through, about 20-30 minutes. Remove from the oven, place back in the marinade and refrigerate until ready to use.

Black Bean Hummus yIELD: TWO cups

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16 oz. Black Beans, cooked and drained, reserve liquid 2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1 tablespoon Fresh Cilantro, chopped, or 1 tsp. dried 2 teaspoons Lime Juice ½ teaspoon red chili flakes 1 clove Garlic, finely minced 1 /8 cup chopped Red Bell Pepper 1 /8 cup chopped Red Bell Onion 2 teaspoons toasted Cumin Kosher Salt and Pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Add liquid as need for desired consistency. Adjust the seasonings as needed. If you do not have a food processor or blender: Using the back of a large spoon, mash the beans until they make a paste. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Tip: If purchasing canned beans, look for no-sodium or low-sodium. Drain and Rinse beans throughly and use water or chicken stock to adjust the consistency as needed. If using dried beans, soak over-night or quick soak by adding the beans to cold water, bring them to a boil, cover, turn off the heat and let them soak for 1 hour. Either way, drain the water from the first boil, add cold water back to the pot and season with onion, garlic, bay leaf, sprig of thyme, pinch of peppercorns and kosher salt. . 71

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Enjoy a two-night stay in lake front accommodations at the beautiful Chateau on the Lake Resort & Spa. Experience a Christmas tradition at our AAA Four Diamond Resort with extraordinary holiday decor, on-site Spa Chateau and lake view dining. It’s the perfect setting for a Christmas getaway!

Four Tickets to Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

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Celebrate Christmas Dixie Stampede style! The festivities include a live nativity, a visit from Santa and a four-course yuletide feast. In the musical fantasy “The Magic of Toys”, the Sugar Plum Fairy brings the toys to life. Highlighted by a stunning aerial display, “The Magic of Toys” delights the whole family.  

Family 4 Pack for Silver Dollar City Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

Experience one of the nation’s most acclaimed Christmas festivals, Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas, presenting two original musical productions: “It’s A Wonderful Life” and “A Dickens’ Christmas Carol.” The park dazzles with the acclaimed five-story special effects Christmas Tree and light-and-sound show on the Square, a Holiday Light Parade and more than 4 million lights.

Family Passes for 4 to the Titanic Museum Attraction Just in time for the holidays, Titanic Museum Attraction brings an enchanted forest to life with help from a fantasy princess. Legend has it that Missouri’s ancient Ozark mountains are home to blithe spirits and woodland fairies, often sensed but seldom seen. The magic begins at Titanic Thanksgiving weekend. The princess greets little boys and girls Thursday through Sunday until December 29.

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NOW THE RISK; BEAT THE ODDS. Get the Facts about Prostate Cancer.

Prostate cancer can happen to men of all races and ages. One out of every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. African-American men and men with close family members who have had prostate cancer are at an even greater risk. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men. 238,590 American men are forecast to be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, and 29,720 are estimated to die from this potentially deadly disease. Because prostate cancer usually has no symptoms in its early stage, men must be educated about the risk of the disease while it is survivable. Men can only make informed decisions if they have information on the positive and negative aspects of screening, diagnosis and treatment.

The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation is dedicated to helping the men of Arkansas beat the odds through education, free prostate cancer screenings, advocacy and its statewide network of support groups. Remember – If you know the risk, you can beat the odds.

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Cancer doesn’t work 9 to 5. Neither do we. When a cancer diagnosis strikes, the American Cancer Society is there. We are your source for cancer information and support through the National Cancer Information Center (1.800.ACS.2345), the Cancer Survivors Network and This support is made possible through donations to Relay For Life in your community.

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AY Magazine - October 2013  

Check out features on the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, four Arkansas chefs preparing to visit the James Beard Foundation House in New York a...

AY Magazine - October 2013  

Check out features on the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame, four Arkansas chefs preparing to visit the James Beard Foundation House in New York a...