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Lifestyles • Hillsborough • FREE



September 2012


Fitness- Be proactive with muscle pain Teens give 12 tips for grandparents


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Why We Laugh At Ourselves “Man, when you lose your laugh you lose your footing.” ~Ken Kesey

“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.” ~Bob Newhart Dear Readers,


here was a time when young people laughed at older people and older people were seriously “old.” Janice Doyle, Times change. There Editor are enough of us in the 50+ age group that it has become quite all right to laugh at ourselves for what happens to our minds, bodies, emotions, personalities—even our bank accounts. We love movies and

TV shows that make us laugh about our life situations. We laugh together when someone says, “Sorry, I can’t hear you” or “I’ll just get out my glasses so I can read the menu.” What’s funny about not being able to see without glasses? Or not remembering what you came into a room for? Research shows that we find something funny because something about a situation or episode of life is subjectively true—that is, it rings true for us. For me. And glasses and momentary forgetting, well, they ring very true for many of us. The first time someone offered me a senior discount on coffee at Burger King, I said, “Huh?” I was still raising teenagers and was a few years pre-50. Oh, okay, I was one

year pre-50. It took me a minute—and embarrassed the young girl who offered it—but I recall turning her down, even as I laughed. The thing was, I was laughing at the IDEA of being taken for someone old enough for a senior discount. It didn’t ring true. I went home, looked in the mirror and had a good laugh at myself. Why? It suddenly all rang true! I was aging fast there for a few years. As it happened, the kids finally all left home and the aging process slowed almost to a stop. Well, not really. Why laugh with a friend over lost glasses? Because I’ve misplaced things equally necessary for life. And a joke about the husband who doesn’t hear his wife is funny to me because… well, if I have to explain it, you’re either my husband or someone else’s. What’s more is that we search out those who share our sense of humor. We think you’re going to share a laugh with us each month as you enjoy the comic strip Boomerish. Creator Steve Greenberg takes a contemporary look at life for those over 50. His characters face their changing physical selves, coping with aging parents, relating to younger generations, facing economic challenges and reconciling their youthful ideals with their maturing realities. If it sounds a little close to home – you’ll probably find it funny! Enjoy!

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Satisfy Your Curiosity With OLLI Classes BY JANICE DOYLE


f you didn’t quite learn as much as you wanted to when you were young—or if you’ve discovered that there’s much you’d like to learn—then it’s time to go back to school. And this time around, it will be fun! The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at USF provides highquality, low-cost learning opportunities designed for adults age 50-plus. Ara Rogers, OLLI Director, says the program’s benefits are many. Going to classes “gets people thinking about something other than their situation in life and into thinking about larger issues, the world, even thinking reflectively sometimes about what’s happening in their lives.” She sees students enjoying thinking about history and language, science and literature, “… beyond me and my circumstances.”

An added benefit, according to Rogers, is the socialization aspect of taking classes. OLLI students are meeting people who are both interesting and interested.“It’s also documented now that to learn things that are challenging is one of the best brain exercises you can do. It’s very important for people to remain engaged,” she says. The good news: OLLI classes have no assignments, no homework, no tests. Teachers come from all walks of life. Some have a lifelong career in the field they teach; others find a passion late in life and share it.

And if classes aren’t enough, you can also choose day trips, free Friday lectures at various locations, social gatherings and special interest groups. Don’t want to hassle with the campus traffic and parking? No problem. Although many of the 200+ liberal arts and computer classes are offered on the USF campus in the 2012-2013 school year, others are held at over 20 locations around the county. Rogers is excited about some of the new classes offered this fall. “We’re offering a course in Lobbying by former lobbyist Kathy Betancourt. And we love the fact that we are working with Taoist Tai Chi Society offering classes in Temple Terrace and Brandon.” Other highlights of 70 fall class offerings: several spirituality and religion classes, a number of writing classes from poetry and memoir to the history of writing, history, literature, even Jewish cooking. Art, yoga, and new this fall will be golf classes.

Computer classes range from basic skills to spreadsheets, tablet applications and more. Or maybe you want photography, Facebook or Smartphone —learn it with OLLI classes. If you want to learn a language, you can take Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. Membership in OLLI-USF is just $30 per year, effective through August 2013. Each class also has a fee. A three-year membership is just $75. Register online at, or for more information call (813) 974-8036. For computer class information, call Heidi Bauer at (813) 974-8037 to discuss specifics. Want to learn more? The Back to School Fall Open House is Tuesday, Sept. 18, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza. Let them know you’re coming at (813) 974-8036! Park at William F. Poe garage, 800 N. Ashley St. for $1.20 an hour.



S P E A K E R S E R I E S 2013


Secret Edens ©David Doubilet

with David Doubilet, underwater photographer Tues., Jan. 22, 2013 • Ferguson Hall

Polar Extreme! ©Børge Ousland

with Børge Ousland, polar explorer Mon., March 4, 2013 • Ferguson Hall

Birds of Paradise ©Tim Laman

with Tim Laman, field biologist and wildlife photojournalist

Tues., April 23, 2013 • Ferguson Hall


Tickets and Information: 813.229.STAR (7827) • STRAZCENTER.ORG Outside Tampa Bay: 800.955.1045 Events, days, dates, times, performers and prices are subject to change without notice.

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IF YOU HAVE TEN PEOPLE OR MORE WE CAN PICK UP AT YOUR LOCATION. CALL FOR OUR PICK UP LOCATIONS. Sun City, pick up at parking lot north of library on North Pebble Beach, and Kings Point or ask about a pick up at your location. Sept. 6th, 12th, & 18th, 25th & Oct. 4th, 16th & 26th, 2012 Hard Rock Tampa – Pick up 8:45 a.m., returns 3:30 p.m. Pay $15.00, get $15.00 free play and a $5.00 meal voucher. Evening pickup is at 3:45 p.m., returns 10:30 p.m. Pay $15.00, get $20.00 free play and a $5.00 meal voucher Sept. 11th & 25th, 2012 & Oct. 9th, 23rd, 2012 Seminole Casino Immokalee – Pay $25.00 and get $30.00 in free play and a $5.00 meal voucher. Bus boards 8 a.m. Returns 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12th, 21st, Oct. 4th, & 24th 2012 Tour of Tampa & Ybor City – 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. See Tampa’s landmarks and sites, visit Ybor City and Ybor Visitors Center, have lunch on your own at a Cuban restaurant, stop at a Cuban bakery for bread and pastries. Pay $25.00

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Around Town

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hrough Dec. 25 “The Andy Warhol Legacy Project” exhibition at USF Contemporary Art Museum, USF Campus. Free admission; USF parking permit required—available in lot. Info at (813) 974-2849.


– 8 “The Full Monty” stage presentation by the Spanish Lyric Theatre at Cuban Club of Tampa, 2010 Avenida Republica de Cuba, Tampa. $22 tickets. Info at (813) 884-5154.


Sounds of Swing Concert & Dance at Carrollwood Cultural Center. 8 p.m. Tickets day of show are $15/over 65. Call (813) 269-1310 or buy online.


Celebrate America luncheon by Brandon Christian Women’s Connection. SEC, Bell Shoals Baptist Church, Brandon. 11 a.m. $14. For info, please call (813) 740-0098 or email


Anna Maria Island trip with Northdale OWLS. 9:30 a.m. departure. $25. Shop, ride the trolley, more. Call Sylvia at (813) 961-5649.

fall course offerings. RSVP to (813) 974-8036 before day of event. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Park at William F. Poe garage, 800 N. Ashley St., $1.20 an hour.


Are we losing something in the delivery of our stories as we shed physical media? Or is digital media helping our stories change the world? Visit the Museum of Science and Industry to explore storytelling, past, present, and future through live presentations, videos and deep discussions. $40. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch provided. (813) 987-6000 for tickets/info.


through Dec. 7 Cracker Country Adult Guided Tours. 4800 Hwy. 301 N. Florida. Reservations three weeks advance. $7 tickets. Info: (813) 627-4225.

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“Il Volo” Presented by Straz Center For The Performing Arts. Three young Italian tenors make their American debut with all the familiar songs. Tickets start at $39.50. Call the box office at (813) 229-7827.


“Create A Legacy, Not A Mess” discussion by Michelle Passoff, author of Lighten Up! Free Yourself From Clutter at 1 p.m. Upper Tampa Bay Regional Public Library. Call (813) 273-3652 for info.


Learn to get eBooks for PC, Mac, Nook, Kobo, Sony and other eReaders class at Lutz Library. 2 p.m. Free library resources on your home eReader. Call (813) 273-3652 for information.


Back to School Open House for USFs Olli (Osher Life Long Learning Institute) programs at Tampa Museum of Art, 120 W. Gasparilla Plaza, downtown Tampa. Learn about

Save your energy and focus on the  important things in life. Let the energy experts at Tampa Electric show you how to save on energy costs. When you participate in our free Home Energy Audit, one of our energy analysts will visit your home and identify areas where you can save valuable energy.


very night, Candlelight Ghost Tours of Tampa roams through the historic city once described as the “damnedest town this side of Hell.” Ghosts, haunted houses, restless spirits and supernatural oddities abound. Discover the quirky, haunted past of Tampa, a place where the ordinary does not apply! $15/ person; $10/ages 4 – 12. Advance tickets, save $2/person. Reservations required. Call (727) 398-5200. Meet/pay Fresh Cafe, 507 N. Franklin, Tampa. Twilight tour also available, begins Oaklawn Cemetery, 606 E. Harrison.

You’ll also learn about our other energy-saving programs including Energy Planner, Ductwork and more. Visit to schedule your free Home Energy Audit today or call 813-275-3909. Stop at our table on September 21st, Brandon Community Center, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring this ad and receive a free energy-saving kit, made available through our Neighborhood Weatherization program.

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New Books R

eaders seeking the thrill of a James Bond movie, the suspense of a Jack Ryan scene and the action of a Jason Bourne flick—they need look no further than Targets of Opportunity by Jeffrey S. Stephens. With fearless lead protagonist Jordan Sandor back at the helm fighting terrorists whose next attack will be on American soil—failure is definitely not an option!

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101 Things To Do With a Retired Man. . . to Get Him Out from Under Your Feet!

September 21, 2012, (9am-2pm) 16th Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest & Crazy Legs Walk, Brandon Community Center, Brandon, FL. Live 50s & 60s Music, Free Bingo Games, Over 50 Exhibitors, Free Coffee & Snacks, Prizes.

Gabrielle Mander wrote this book when she realized that, after a lifetime of marriage, she and her husband were not having blissful years of retirement. He was always underfoot. She began looking for new challenges—for him! This book is a hilarious and practical look at retirement, offering ideas ranging from windsurfing to bread baking to photo albums.

October 5, 2012, (10am-3pm) Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest, New Port Richey Recreation Center, New Port Richey, FL. Live Music, Dancing, Free Bingo Games. Free Coffee & Snacks, Free Health Screenings, Prizes, Fun Walk, Senior Sports Area.

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November 14, 2012, (10am-3pm) 8th Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest, Largo Cultural Center, Largo. Live Music, Free Bingo, Free Health Screenings. “Grandkids Are the Greatest” Photo Contest! Early Morning Senior Fun Walk! December 5, 2012, (10am-3pm) 6th Fun Fest & Jamboree!, Plant City, FL, Strawberry Festival Grounds. Live Music, Dancing, Free Bingo, Health Screenings, Sports Area. Free Coffee & Muffins. Fun Games & Prizes. Free Parking & Admission. January 10, 2013, (10am-3pm) Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest, Robarts Arena Sarasota, FL. Live Music, Free Bingo, Free Health Screenings. Sports Center, Free Admission. January 23, 2013, (10am-3pm) 8th Lifestyles After 50 Fun Fest, Florida State Fairgrounds, Tampa, FL. Live Music, Free Bingo, Free Health Screenings. Sports Center, Free Admission & $3 Parking. “Grandkids Are The Greatest Photo Contest.” Fun Walk. Lifestyles After 50 • September 2012 • page 6

Nina Mohadjer, author of This Mother’s Life, was born in Iran, raised in Germany and became a mother and professional woman in the U.S. In a format called “gritty” and “no-holds-barred,” readers will recognize the journey of this remarkable woman as she moves from feeling foreign wherever she is, to feeling at home in the heart of her dreams.

Startling New Facts Revealed About Al Capone

Notorious mobster Al Capone is associated with fictitious gangsters like Tony Soprano and the Godfather. But what if he really wasn’t as big a villain as he was portrayed? The last living member of the Capone family reveals compelling new evidence about the real Al Capone in a dramatic and provocative memoir: Uncle Al Capone by Deirdre Marie Capone.

Prevent More Than Half Of All Cancers In This Country Today

Dr. Raymond Francis has known for many years that we already have the means available to end this epidemic of chronic disease, and now a new study shows that by making just two lifestyle changes we can cut our cancer rate by 50 percent! This MIT-trained scientist shares his knowledge in his best-selling book, Never Be Sick Again.

Protect Yourself as a Patient

We are all aware that hospitals are places people catch infections—spread either by visitors or healthcare workers moving from patient to patient. The Patient Survival Guide by Dr. Maryanne McGuckin, a trusted expert in infection prevention, is packed with simple advice on precautions we can take to avoid healthcare-acquired infections.

Teens Advise Grandparents: Be a Little Bit Parent, a Little Bit Teacher and a Little Bit Best Friend



2. WORK Jason said, “Do something for someone else. I want a grandparent I can respect, not one that just talks all the time.”

he song goes, “Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go.” 3. CONNECT “My grandmother is Today’s grandchildren might change just the coolest shopper,” added it to “Out of one plane and into the well-dressed Lisa. another, to Grandmother’s house we “Twice a year we spend go.” Or maybe “In the front door the day at the mall, and there she is; in Grandmother’s have lunch there house I live.” When it’s long-distance and all that kind of grandparents, the song might even stuff. She looks at be “In the pictures and through clothes with me email, a grandfather I do have.” for a while, and We have to admit that grandparenting then we try on silly today is much more than sharing jewelry together. fresh-baked chocolate chip cookies on It’s so much fun.” the front porch or a kindly grandfather fixing a kid’s bike in the driveway. 4. PLAY “Grandpa taught Grandparenting today means me to pitch,” said facing problems that Brian. “And sometimes are often difficult to he’d take all my comprehend. Lifefriends with us to styles have changed the ball field and drastically, but just play with us.” teenagers still face 5. REALLY the uncertainties LISTEN “When of changing my folks were bodies, moods and getting a divorce, identity. That means I thought it was all they desperately need my fault,” commented grandparents. Grandma Holt. “My grandmother and Grandpa (or Duke and Gigi, Daddo and Nana—whatever they’re called by grandchildren) can hen I get be neutral ground, a support system, old, I want a listening ear, a “True North” in to be just like an otherwise confusing world. A group of teens has advice about Daddo. He’s how grandparents can influence awesome.” grandkids... or step-grandkids... or a son’s girlfriend’s kids.... or whatever relationship kids come into your life when they might need that grandparent touch. Their answers may surprise you!


1. HUG “Give lots of hugs, at least that’s what my step-grandmother does that makes me feel okay,” said Elizabeth. “She doesn’t care if I’m her real granddaughter or not, she hugs me anyway.”

listened to all my hurting and convinced me I wasn’t to blame. To this day, I tell her my problems first.”

6. EDUCATE “I learned sex education from my grandparents,” said red-haired Trevor. “Of course, I live with them, but they are the ones who explained everything to me. They said they wished they had talked to my mom more when she was young and maybe she wouldn’t have gotten into so much trouble. I think they look at me as a second chance to do it right. Whatever!” 7. SUPPORT “My mom yells a lot and gets mad,” said dark-haired, overweight Stuart, “but not my grandfather. He stays steady with me and tells me how not to listen to the yelling and to turn it off in my head.”

8. LEARN “My grandmother tries to learn about everything I’m going through. She even does math with me. When my dad got into

drugs, she started learning about the drugs he was doing so she could talk to me about it. That made me feel like I wasn’t alone.”

9. ROLE MODEL “When I get old, I want to be just like Daddo. He’s awesome,” said Grayson. From a teenager, there’s no greater compliment. 10. STORYTELLER Kaitlyn said, “I truly enjoy Nana’s stories about when Mom was a teenager. Mom acts like I’m supposed to be so perfect, and it helps to know that she hasn’t always been mature like she is now. Nana really doesn’t ever say anything about my clothes, but Mom is never happy with what I buy and wear. Nana tells me stories about how silly the styles were in the 90s when Mom was a teenager, and we laugh together about their disagreements so I know it’s going to be okay.” 11. TRADITION “We don’t ever eat together at home anymore, so I really like it when Grandma makes us all sit down together for meals,” said Briana. Then she added, “It feels good to do it like storybook families do. And she cooks good too.”

12. TECHNOLOGY “Pappy is so cool. It took a long time to teach him how, but now I have a message from him on my Facebook page every morning, and he’s constantly sending me pictures and jokes on email,” said Brim. And there’s always room for shared cookies, too. Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani says, “What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.”

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In January 2013,



or more than a decade, the cold and dreary months of January have been warmed up by the sailings of The Jazz Cruise and The Smooth Jazz Cruise, each produced by Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC. These cruises are simply phenomenal. Each is a full ship charter on a Holland America luxury cruise ship and each is filled with the top performers in their genre from all over the world. Interestingly, each cruise is populated by guests who have sailed almost every year and fill the balance of the ship with their friends and new converts. As a full ship charter, all of the guests on the cruises are there for their common interest in the music…and having fun! The music is amazing and it is produced in the most intimate and professional manner. But not only is there wall to wall music, but the artists are on the ship for the entire week in most cases and you will have the opportunity to visit with them and hear them speak about all types of interesting things in their lives in addition to their music. And do not forget the fun! Each cruise features parties, dancing, costume events, top flight comedians and, of course, the elegant service, food and accommodations offered by Holland America. The cruises each depart from Ft. Lauderdale. The Smooth Jazz Cruise has two sailings, one from January 13 – 20, 2013 and January 20 – 27, 2013. The Jazz Cruise sails from January 27 – February 3, 2013. With so much alike, what are the differences between the two cruises? First of all, the ports of call differ. The Smooth Jazz Cruise is headed to the western Caribbean to visit Belize and Cozumel

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before heading home through Key West. The Jazz Cruise is taking an eastern Caribbean route to Nassau, St. Thomas, St. Barths and the private island of Half Moon Cay. But the major difference is the musical presentations. The Smooth Jazz Cruise offers the finest in smooth jazz, R & B and funk music, with hosts David Sanborn and Marcus Miller. This year’s lineup includes Rick Braun, Alonzo Bodden Jonathan Butler, Brian Culbertson, Candy Dulfer, Richard Elliot, Ken Ford, Bob James, Angie Stone, Steve Cole, Paul Taylor and a host of other musicians. As always, everyone’s favorite party band, DW3, will be there as well. For the complete lineup, go to The Jazz Cruise is the first and only full ship charter dedicated to “straight-ahead” jazz. The lineup is simply a “Who’s Who” of jazz. The cruise features some of the true legends of the genre, Roy Haynes, Arturo Sandoval, Phil Woods, Houston Person, Eddie Palmieri, Gary Burton and Freddy Cole. In addition to Freddy Cole, the vocalist lineup is very strong, including Kurt Elling, Ann Hampton Callaway, Karrin Allyson, Niki Harris, New York Voices and Byron Stripling, when he is not playing his trumpet. The cruise presents its own Big Band under the leadership of John Fedchock, and

some of the most accomplished jazz instrumentalists in the world will be on board. The Clayton Brothers, Randy Brecker, Joey De Francesco, Gary Smulyan, Ken Peplowski, Jay Leonhart, Jeff Hamilton, Wycliffe Gordon and Anat Cohen are just some of the artists you will hear and see on the cruise. The programming of the cruise is directed by pianist Shelly Berg, who masterfully creates an amazing cruise experience for everyone involved. As said earlier in this tome, January is the month to leave your worries behind and head out for The Smooth Jazz Cruise or The Jazz Cruise. If it is an Entertainment Cruise Productions, LLC cruise, you know that it will be great! • ADVERTORIAL




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Movies Filmed in West Central Florida



f your idea of a perfect afternoon is to watch a good movie, try one of these. All of them were filmed in West Central Florida locations and are probably available for checking out at your local library.


The Yearling (1947) —Hawthorne, Ocala

The Greatest Show on Earth (1952) —Sarasota Easy to Love (1953) —Cypress Gardens Beneath the 12 Mile Reef (1953) —Tarpon Springs


Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Robert Rearden, Principal Horn © Thomas Bruce Studio

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COMPOSE YOUR OWN SERIES FOR $25 A TICKET! Mix and match any combination of an unlimited number of Masterworks, Pops and Coffee concerts for just $25 a concert. A minimum of three concerts is required. Order online today!

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—Silver Springs, Wakulla Springs Rebel Without A Cause (1955) —Silver Springs Revenge of the Creature (1955) —Marineland, Silver Springs

The Creature Walks Among Us (1956)

—Fort Myers Follow That Dream (1962) —Crystal River, Inglis, Inverness, Ocala, Yankeetown Moonraker (1979) —Ocala, Silver Springs Never Say Never Again (1983) —Silver Springs

Smoky and the Bandit 3 (1983) —Ocala

Cross Creek (1983) —Cross Creek Cocoon (1985) —St. Petersburg

Manhunter (1985) —Captiva Island, Clearwater

Doc Hollywood (1990) —Micanopy, Ocala Edward Scissorhands (1990) —Dade City, Lakeland, Lutz, Wesley Chapel Rosewood (1997) —Cedar Key, Eustis Area Great Expectations (1998) —Cortez, Sarasota Ocean’s Eleven (2001) —St. Petersburg

The Hawk is Dying (2004) —Gainesville The Punisher (2004) —Dunedin, Tampa

Senior Slo Pitch Team A

senior Over 65 Mens Slo Pitch Softball League is now forming in Land O’ Lakes/Pasco County. League play is planned for fall and spring. Make new friends through fun and fitness. Games will be played at the Land O’ Lakes Community Center Park, 5401 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., Land O’ Lakes (on Rt. 41). Contact Walt now for information on joining and more information about an organizational meeting. Please call Walt Bockmiller at (813) 527-8211 or email him at

Boomers Travel Together? Just Watch This Group Pack Their Bags! BY JANICE DOYLE


renda Pitisci loves to travel. Anywhere. “Let’s go,” she would say when she and her husband used to travel together. As her husband’s health issues made it so he could no longer travel, she thought, “There must be others like me who really want to continue traveling, even without a spouse as a companion.” And so she created a “meetup” group called Boomers Travel Together to find other baby boomers—both men and women—who are looking for travel buddies, companions, roommates and friends. Meetup groups are a phenomenon made possible with computers. Someone with a special interest decides to find other people with the same interest. They follow the online format to create a

group communication site. The group’s first trip Voila! The word is out to was to Alaska. The trip anyone with a computer. was important to Pitisci Groups can be for those in a because she saw her small area or a large area. plan work as she helped Actual face-to-face meetups singles create roommay take the form of discusmate relationships that sions, eating a meal together worked for that trip and or participating in an activity. perhaps future trips. Groups can advertise themPitisci says the monthselves online under as many ly meetings are held in as 15 topics. That’s why the south Tampa area you’ll find Pitisci’s Boomers to be most convenient, Travel Together group if Brenda Pitisci, founder of but truly it is Pitisci’s you’re looking for a group Boomers Travel Together personal touch that in the Tampa area or under makes the group work. any of these topics: travel, singles, She’s a “people person” and an encourboomers, meeting new people, outdoor ager for boomers who want to travel. adventure, travel partners, women who One example is that a woman in travel, men who travel and more. Ft. Myers contacted her and said Pitisci created the online site last she wanted a group of eight to go to October and it now has well over China. It didn’t take long to fill the 300 members with contacts from spots once the information went on as far from Tampa as Ft. Myers. the Boomers Travel Together site.

A travel agent friend of Pitisci’s found a “phenomenal price” for an October trip to the Amalfi Coast area of Italy. Those who were interested contacted Pitisci through the website and then arranged a mutual time to meet in person to hear details. (Space is still available.) “We’ll be matching people up with trips they want to take,” Pitisci says, “figuring it out as we go.” Groups with space still available include a Caribbean cruise in October and a Mediterranean cruise in late November. She and other group members are also working to start local and state-wide trips. The group is not just for women by any means. “A few men now have now joined, and we expect more as word gets out,” says Pitisci. If you’re a single boomer, get that suitcase out—it’s time to travel again! Find the group at this website:

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elen Michaelson, Education Director for Carrollwood Cultural Center, encourages those who “used to play” a band instrument, or beginners who never played but would like to, to join the New Horizons Band at the Center. “We practice Thursday mornings from 10 to 12.” Ten instruments: flutes, saxes, French horns and clarinets are

represented. The retired band teacher has taken her group of musicians to play for nursing homes and other community groups. “I can’t work with them in the summer, but they came in and practiced by themselves.” So, pull out the trumpet—or the trombone—or whatever, and call (813) 269-1310. Get started with your music again.

Veterans Corner

Lest We Forget…the MIAs and POWs


eptember 15 is National POW/MIA Recognition Day, observed across the nation as a salute to those military men missing in action. They were left behind—in Bataan, Corregidor and Russia. In Vietnam, Cambodia and Korea. But every year many Americans take the time to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) and those who are missing in action (MIA), as well as their families.

Books that tell the stories

• The Endless Hours: My Two and a Half Years as a Prisoner of the Chinese Communists by Wallace Brown

• I Was a Captive in Korea by Philip Deane

• Voices from Captivity: Interpreting the American POW Narrative by Robert Doyle

• Leading With Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton by Lee Ellis, who was held five years in North Vietnamese POW camps • In Love and War by Admiral Jim Stockdale and Sybil Stockdale. • The Missing Man: Politics and the MIA, by CAPT Douglas C. Clarke, U.S. Navy.


The National League of Families’ POW/MIA flag symbolizes the United States’ resolve to never forget POWs or those who served their country in conflicts and are still missing. The flag’s design features a silhouette of a young man. The flag features a white disk bearing in black silhouette a man’s bust, a watch tower with a guard on patrol, and a strand of barbed wire. White letters “POW” and “MIA”, with a white five-pointed star in between, are typed above the disk. Below the disk is a black and white wreath above the motto “You Are Not Forgotten” written in white, capital letters.

About MIAs

• Until They Are Home: Bringing Back the MIAs from Vietnam: A Personal Memoir by Thomas T. Smith (the story of the 2003 – 2004 search for MIAs) • Missing in Action by Kevin Diviness

• M. I. A.: Accounting for the Missing in Southeast Asia by Paul D. Mather. • Inside Hanoi’s Secret Archives: Solving the MIA Mystery by Malcolm McConnell.

• Honor Bound: American Prisoners of War in Southeast Asia, 1961 – 1973, by Stuart I. Rochester and Frederick Kiley.

More than 88,000 Americans are still listed as Missing in Action.

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Fitness—Being Proactive with Muscle Pain What to do when you have pain:


have been in the gym 3 to 4 days a week for about 17 years and competing at a national and international level for 12 to 15 years. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s to be proactive with pain. Preventative maintenance can eliminate the majority of your injuries. Whether you’re a regular in the gym or a weekend warrior who wants to play hard— everyone gets sore muscles or joints. It’s natural and part of the game!

Ways to avoid muscle aches and pain: 1. Do a dynamic warm up— something that raises your body temperature like a light jog, stair master, rowing, etc. before you stretch. 2. Continue your warm up with When you participate in physical dynamic stretching rather than activities you cause micro-tears in static stretching. muscles that manifest as sore or aching muscles. These micro-tears are normal 3. Warm down after you are done with your workout. and are repaired while the body rests. The resulting muscle is slightly larger 4. Get 8/27/12 regular therapeutic deep JBP_47546_45506_10x4.75:JBP-47536_10x4.75 4:00 PM Page 1 than before and better able to handle tissue massage whether your muscles the stress that caused the initial tears. are sore or not.


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intense is a sign that you’ve injured yourself. If therapeutic massage, ac1. Use ice to reduce pain and swelling tive release or all the above remedies and even as a preemptive measure to won’t work, seek out your doctor for get blood back into those torn muscles. an MRI or at least get his feedback. 2. Heat can also be used for muscle You should seek medical advice if: or joint pain—however, my favorite remedy is ice. 1. You have a serious loss of movement. 3. Try over-the-counter pain 2. The pain is severe. relievers like Aleve, Tylenol or Advil. 3. You are unable to bear weight on a 4. Research some of the joint or leg or use an arm. pain supplements, which often help 4. The area is swollen and/or warm to eliminate pain. touch, or you have extensive bruising. 5. When muscle pain is more 5. The pain or discomfort has not intense than normal, and you improved after self-care treatment. have not sustained a major muscle tear, joint or cartilage damage, seek As always, if you have a medical Active Release Therapy—it condition or you are unsure about targets specific problem areas. your health, check with your doctor before starting any exercise program. Sometimes soothing sore muscles To find more information on Walter requires more than an ice pack or over-the-counter pain reliever. Muscle Urban and his World and National records, please visit pain that comes on quickly and feels

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he Skunk Ape of the Everglades announces its arrival with an aroma that grabs our imagination. But there’s nothing captivating about our own body odor. Fix for the fumes of four common body odors this way:

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Smelly feet: If the 250,000 sweat glands in your feet cause excessive sweating or if you wear damp socks or shoes for too long, your feet can stink. The solution? Zap the overgrowth of stinky bacteria: After washing and drying your feet, apply a diluted solution of lemongrass oil or verbena oil. Underarm odor: Anxiety, hormones and armpit hair can turn your sweat sour. Wildly overactive sweat glands can also cause underarm odor. Most folks need deodorants, not antiperspirants, but if you really

suffer from armpit odor, try a boric acid or tannic acid solution. Still dripping? Put on 20 percent aluminum at night and wash it off in the morning, or try antibiotic creams to kill multiplying bacteria. If you have hyperhidrosis, Botox turns off the faucet. Beta-blockers (high blood pressure medication) can help relieve chronic, stress-related sweating. Bad breath and flatulence: What you eat fuels bad breath and flatulence. Food odors—onions, garlic, and curry, for example—pass into your bloodstream and the aromas are exhaled from your lungs. The intestines pump out methane when you can’t cope with carbs or don’t have good bacteria in your guts. Remedy bad breath by flossing, brushing your teeth and tongue and drinking plenty of water. For flatulence, try Beano and probiotics (spore forms). From

Medicare Answers Dear Marci, I was recently admitted to a comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility. Will Original Medicare cover the services I receive at this facility? —Marcus ear Marcus, Medicare may cover certain items and services you receive at a Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF), which is a medical facility that provides outpatient diagnostic, therapeutic and restorative services for the rehabilitation of your injury, disability or sickness. This care is commonly referred to as outpatient rehabilitation care. In order to receive services at a CORF, your doctor must create a treatment plan and review it at least every 60 days. Medicare will typically cover the following items and services you receive at a CORF: • Doctors’ services • Physical, occupational and respiratory therapy, and speechlanguage pathology services


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• Social and psychological services if they relate to and are needed to carry out the rehabilitation treatment • Nursing care provided by or under the supervision of a registered professional nurse • Supplies and durable medical equipment

Generally, there is one combined bill for all of the CORF care you receive. Original Medicare will pay 80 percent of the cost of the CORF care, and you or your supplemental insurance will be responsible for the remaining 20 percent. However, a separate charge will apply if you received medical equipment or supplies you receive from the CORF. Medicare will pay 80 percent of the cost of this additional bill and you must pay 20 percent coinsurance.

Now, Don’t Fall!


n 2008, 82 percent of fall deaths were among people 65 and older. What can you do to prevent this horror story from playing out within your home or the home of your loved ones? Solutions are simple and easy to accomplish: • If possible, make sure that your senior loved ones exercise regularly. It is important that the exercises focus on increasing leg strength and improving balance, and that they get more challenging over time. Tai Chi programs are especially good, as are the Silver Sneakers programs offered free by some insurance programs. • Ask their doctor or pharmacist to review their medicines—both prescription and over-the-counter—to identify medicines that may cause

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• Have their eyes checked by an eye doctor at least once a year and update their eyeglasses to maximize their vision. Consider getting a pair with single vision distance lenses for some activities such as walking outside.

• Make their homes safer by reducing tripping hazards, adding grab bars inside and outside the tub or shower and next to the toilet, adding stair railings and improving the lighting in their homes. Remember that there are modification products available that allow your bathroom to become safe, remaining homey and classy without looking like a wing of a local hospital or long-term care facility. Information from

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new study (“Science of Honesty”) reports that telling the truth when tempted to lie can significantly improve a person’s mental and physical health. The study showed that Americans average about 11 lies per week, but that participants could purposefully and dramatically reduce their everyday lies. That, in turn, was associated with significantly improved health. Telling three fewer white lies than they did in other weeks resulted in less feelings of tension or melancholy, fewer sore throats and headaches. In weeks when participants told fewer lies, they reported that their close personal relationships improved and that their social interactions overall went more smoothly.

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or anyone planning on making a trip this summer, cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Jonathan Fong, M.D. from the VeniceOcala Heart Institute has these tips on staying healthy during a getaway.

Tip #1: Move Around During Long Trips

Shift positions and keep active, moving on a consistent basis. Avoiding long periods of immobility as you travel this summer will help to prevent the formation of deep vein thrombosis or DVT. “These are blood clots that can form in your extremities and may show no symptoms before they cause an issue. The non-specific signs of DVT include pain, swelling, redness, warmness and engorged superficial veins in the leg,” Dr. Fong says.

Tip #2: Locate the Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

For those who have a history of heart problems, it is vital to know and make sure others around you know where the AEDs are and how to use them in case of a heart attack episode. The prevalence of AEDs in public places continues to grow and, when used properly, they can be a lifesaving tool with the ability to prevent a summer trip from ending in tragedy. Dr. Fong recommends, “To learn how to safely operate a defibrillator, research an area educational course, provided at most Red Cross locations.”

Tip #3:Talk to Your Doctor and Carry Extra Prescriptions

Discuss your trip with your physician. For those with regular prescriptions, make sure that you pick up and carry extra medication

along with a prescription for your medication in your carry-on luggage, just in case you are stranded while traveling this summer. Depending on your destination, you might need to take additional precautions to avoid drug-related side effects. “For example, some drugs cause photosensitivity. If you’re heading for a tropical beach, your doctor might advise you to limit your exposure to the sun or wear sunblock with a high SPF,” Dr. Fong shares.

Tip #4: Carry Identification and Medical Information on Your Person

Keeping an I.D. and critical medical information in an easily found place on your person, such as your wallet or in a fanny pack, is one of the smartest precautions one can take. This should include a driver’s license, phone numbers of relatives, information about allergies and medical conditions, and any other significant information.

“If you were to have a sudden medical problem, this would help to identify you and provide speedy access to a medical history for relevant personnel,” Dr. Fong says.

Tip #5: Plan Heart Healthy Travel Activities

Taking a vacation does not mean taking a break from cardiovascular fitness. Wherever you go, there will be plenty of opportunities to get your exercise, even if you’re in vacation mode. Hopping aboard a cruise ship? There’s plenty of room to walk around each day to keep your heart and muscles pumping. Staying in a romantic hotel for a few days? Seek out nearby health clubs where you can get a day pass, or find out if the hotel you’ll be staying at offers gym services. Keep these tips in mind and travel in the best of health this summer and many more seasons to come. Info from Venice-Ocala Heart Institute.


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We Name Names!


he Center for Science in the Public Interest offers healthy food advice by way of humorous names for foods to avoid: 1. Artery Crust: Marie Callender’s Chicken Pot Pie. The numbers aren’t bad if you read carefully and see that they apply to only eating half the pie. Whole pie? 1,040 calories and 1,600 mg of sodium! 2. Triple Bypass: Olive Garden’s Tour of Italy – homemade lasagne, chicken parmigiana and fettucine Alfredo. That’s a clever name for over 1,400 calories before adding bread and salad dressing.

3. Salt’s On: Campbells Condensed Chicken Noodle Soup; eat the whole can and you get a day’s worth of sodium! 4. Tortilla Terror: Chipotle’s Chicken Burrito. Eat this and get the same calories and saturated fat as in three Subway BLT Classic Subs. 5. Factory Reject: Cheesecake Factory’s Chocolate Tower Truffle Cake. This is six-inches tall with over 1,700 calories and 2 1/2 days worth of saturated fat.

6. Burial Grands: Pillsbury Grands Cinnabon Cinnamon Roll with Icing. Don’t even think about it. 7. Transgression: Land O’Lakes Margarine. Each tablespoon of this has more than a day’s limit of trans fat plus 2 grams of saturated fat. (Look for tub margarines— most have little or no trans fat.)

8. Starbucks on Steroids: Starbucks Venti (20 oz) White Chocolate Mocha. Worse than a McDonald’s Quarter Pounder with cheese, this has 580 calories and 15 grams of saturated fat. (Hint: have it made with nonfat milk and no whipped cream.)

9. Extreme Ice Cream: HaagenDazs ice cream. They squeeze a half day’s saturated fat and a whole lot of cholesterol into your artery walls if you can stop at 1/2 cup. It’s a 300 calorie down payment on your next set of fat cells. 10. Stone Cold: Cold Stone Creamery’s Oh Fudge! milkshake. This one starts at 1,250 calories for the 16-oz size and goes up as the ounces go up. The 24 oz. size has 69 grams of saturated fat, about the same as two 16-oz T-bone steaks plus a buttered baked potato. Don’t go there.

10 Super Foods for better health: Unsweetened Greek yogurt Garbanzo beans Butternut squash Sweet potatoes Mangoes Broccoli Wild Salmon Crispbreads Watermelon Leafy greens Lifestyles After 50 • September 2012 • page 20

Eye-Opening Statistics Which sense would you choose to lose if you had to choose?


n a survey, 88 percent of people 55+ would rather lose their sense of taste than their vision? Another 85 percent would rather lose their hearing than the ability to see. Even though loss of vision poses a greater threat to their quality of life, survey respondents are actually much more likely to have checked their blood pressure (89 percent) or cholesterol (78 percent) in the past year than their eyes (60 percent). • Anything but my vision: An overwhelming number of participants indicated that they would rather lose a limb (78 percent), or even 10 years of their life (61 percent) than lose their eyesight.

• With age comes wisdom: Survey respondents 55+ are not easily fooled

by eye health myths. Only 17 percent of 55+ believe “I don’t need an eye test unless there is a problem.” • We aren’t as smart as we think: 83 percent of people 55+ believe they are knowledgeable about eye health, yet 97 percent of the doctors surveyed believe consumers do not have sufficient eye health knowledge.

• Eyes are the window to the soul and body: There are more than 150 diseases or syndromes that affect eye health, including type 1 diabetes, thyroid disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Crohn’s Disease, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Reiter’s Syndrome, high blood pressure and heart disease.

What about you? Is it time for an eye exam? From Calvin W. Roberts, M.D., Bausch + Lomb’s chief medical officer.

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Flaky Pets—Dry Skin And How To Treat It BY DR. BOB ENCINOSA

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ne of the most frequent questions I’m asked as a veterinarian is “Why does my pet have dry, flaky skin and how do I treat it?” There are multiple answers to this question, but for most pets, it’s a result of itching. The itching (scratching and biting) may be due to flea allergies, environmental allergies and, rarely, food allergies. It’s important to realize that the dry, flaky skin is almost always caused by itching; not the other way around.

Caring For Your Pet A common home remedy is to add fat or oil to a pet’s food, such as bacon grease. This will not help with dry skin, and instead may lead to other problems such as pancreatitis. Adding oil to a pet’s food will not enhance the moistness or oiliness of their coat any

more than a greasy cheeseburger will give us oily hair. Mammals do not digest and distribute fats in that way. One exception to the “don’t add oil” rule is fish oil, also called omega-3 fatty acids. They can be helpful in many itchy pets, not because they make the skin oilier, but because they have anti-inflammatory properties. Some medical problems make fish oils inappropriate for some pets, so ask your veterinarian. Ultimately, we have to find the source of the itching and eliminate or treat it. Sometimes it’s possible to avoid the allergens causing the itching. Fleas are a great example. Just a few fleas a week on your pet can drive them crazy, and low levels of infestation with fleas may be beyond your ability to see or find them. Flea allergies produce the

most easily recognized pattern of inflamed, dry skin, and they can usually be eliminated with the proper products. Flea allergies cause approximately 70 percent of allergic skin disease in Florida pets. Other allergens are not so easy to diagnose or eliminate. Food allergies, although not very common, tend to be year round, whereas allergies to pollens tend to be seasonal. Allergies to indoor sources such as molds and dust are usually year round and are more common because of the indoor lifestyle of our pets. The other 10 percent of pets with dry skin can have a variety of ailments such as primary or secondary seborrhea, thyroid disorders, bacterial or fungal infections and various types of mange. Some of these can be cured and most of them can be controlled with proper treatment.

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More Questions and Answers About Trusts BY WILLIAM R. MUMBAUER, Attorney

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reader asks: I am divorced with one adult son. I recently had a Revocable “Living” Trust prepared so that things will go smoothly for my son when I die. When I tried to order new checks reflecting the fact that my trust now owns my checking account, the bank assured me that this was an unnecessary expense and that I could simply continue to use the old checks, as printed.

The Law And You Also, when I tried to name my Trust as the primary beneficiary of my IRA, my financial advisor suggested instead that I name my son as the primary beneficiary and make my Trust as the contingent beneficiary. When I called the lawyer who prepared my Trust, she insisted that I must change the name on the checks and also that I must make my Trust the primary beneficiary of my IRA. Who’s right?

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instead of your Trust having an immediate tax bill upon your death. And by naming your Trust as contingent beneficiary of your IRA you are still protected should your son predecease you. Finally, naming your Trust as contingent beneficiary is probably preferable if you have numerous grandchildren who could become beneficiaries of your Trust, especially if some grandchildren are minors or financially irresponsible adults.

Mr. Mumbauer, a fifth generation Floridian, has maintained a law practice in Brandon, Florida since 1980 with emphasis on estate planning. He takes special pride in representing the senior community by maintaining a sensitive and practical approach to problem solving. He is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, the Elder Law Section of the Florida Bar and is a participating attorney in the AARP Legal Services Network. He is also a Mentor in probate law and has been qualified by the Second District Court of Appeal in Florida as an expert witness in matters involving the drafting of wills. Mr. Mumbauer’s Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating for Legal Ability is 4.4 out of 5 Distinguished and his Martindale-Hubbell Client Review Rating is 5 out of 5 Preeminent. His articles are based on general principles of law and are not intended to apply to individual circumstances.

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First, lets start with the easiest question. Your banker is correct. Although there is nothing wrong with you ordering new checks if you wish that your checks reflect the fact that your Trust now owns the account, there is absolutely no requirement that this has to be done. Think about it this way: If this were not true, one could not use the starter checks which come with every new bank account since starter checks are all the same and have no printed information on them at all regarding account ownership. I also must agree with your financial advisor. You should name your adult son as the primary beneficiary of your IRA. The main benefit of naming your son as the primary beneficiary of your IRA is that it will give your son the ability, if he so chooses, to stretch out mandatory IRA distributions over his lifetime. This is where the term “stretch” IRA comes from, which is the term sometimes used to describe this beneficiary election. Your son would have the option of taking only minimal amounts over a very long time, allowing assets to grow and spreading out any tax obligations,

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espite all of the other advances made in our society in recent generations, women continue to face unique challenges when it comes to preparing for their financial futures. Recognizing the Shortfalls For starters, women on average still earn less than men, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. And because women tend to serve as primary caregivers for young children and aging parents, women typically spend fewer years in the workforce. As a result, the average woman could earn significantly less than the average man during the course of a lifetime. That combination of lower earning power and fewer years in the workforce translates into less retirement savings for women. In addition, the average annual pension benefit for a retired woman is less than that of the average retired man. Adding to the inequity, Social Security benefits, based in part on workplace longevity, are also adversely affected.

The end result is that retired women also tend to receive smaller monthly Social Security checks than men.

Closing the Gap Consequently, it’s essential that all women and their loved ones embrace a more active approach to investments to make up for the financial shortfalls they could face at retirement. It’s particularly important to take advantage of tax-deferred individual retirement accounts and employersponsored savings plans when available. Remember, even a small increase in the amount of your investments or contributions may add up to significant savings over time. For More Information If you’d like to learn more, please contact Daniel Edmondson, Financial Advisor, 813-286-5661, http://www.morganstanley. com/fa/daniel.edmondson.

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o—you feel your cash is safe and protected when you walk through the door of the bank or saving association, much safer than when you kept it under your mattress. What you need to know:

Finance What Is Insured? Traditional types of bank accounts— checking, savings, and certificates of deposit (CDs)—are insured by the FDIC. Banks also may offer what is called a money market deposit account, which earns interest at a rate set by the bank and usually limits the customer to a certain number of transactions within a stated time period. All of these types of accounts generally are insured by the FDIC

What Is Not Insured? Institutions may offer investment products that are not deposits, such as mutual funds, annuities, life insurance policies, stocks and bonds. Unlike the traditional checking or savings account, however, these non-deposit investment products are not insured by the FDIC. Mutual funds, stocks, bonds or other investment products, whether at a bank or elsewhere, are NOT deposits, and therefore are NOT insured by the FDIC— or any other agency of the federal government. Securities you own, including mutual funds, that are held for your account by a broker, or a bank’s brokerage subsidiary are not insured against loss in value.

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n 1989 the state legislature ordered the creation of a task force to study the problem of seniors being victims of scam artists. Under the direction of the Florida Attorney General, the task force came up with a very simple solution: to have the seniors get involved in protecting themselves through volunteering to spend their time lecturing to others about crime protection. This was the beginning of the Seniors vs. Crime Project under the direction of the Florida Attorney General’s Office. Since that early effort, the project has opened offices that cover every part of the state with volunteers listening to and resolving complaints. The Seniors vs. Crime Project is divided into five regions throughout Florida that consist of several counties in each region, with offices open to assist seniors

with complaints if they feel they have been the victims of scams, high pressure salespersons or if they have been deceived by false advertisements. If it’s clear that it is a criminal matter, the volunteers will refer any criminal complaints to local law enforcement. The project is always looking for volunteers and more information may be obtained at their website: Those needing assistance may call 1-800-203-3099 or fill out a request at the website.

Senior Lost and Found Action Plan


f your loved one might get lost and not be able to find their way home, consider these tips: • Give your senior a Smart phone and create an “If I’m Lost” folder on the home screen—in the folder, include the senior’s family and caregiver numbers, 911, a cab company phone number and the senior’s home address.

• Install a GPS tracking system on the senior’s cell phone—make sure they have one for their car and they know how to use it.

• Make a plastic laminate card with all pertinent information—place this in your senior’s wallet and attach it to their car visor. • Have your senior wear an ID bracelet—they come in very fashionable designs.

For Seniors With Dementia and Alzheimer’s: • Consider disguising the doors in your home—painting or hanging posters on the inside of doors to disguise them as bookshelves or other furniture can often deter a senior from attempting to walk out. • Install door chimes on all entry doors—this alerts those at home whenever a door is opened. This comes in handy, especially in a two-level home. Security systems also offer this type of alarm.

• Alert your local authorities of the RISK of wandering—many local police stations maintain an Alzheimer’s and dementia patient “registry.” Caregivers provide personal information that would be critical in a search and rescue effort, such as name, height, weight, etc…

• Caregivers should keep a list of previous homes, occupations—this is helpful if authorities need to search for a senior. Elderly with Alzheimer’s tend to recall former homes, occupations and other milestones as though they are present day. Some seniors with dementia are wandering in attempt to “return to their roots.” • Utilize personal tracking devices—consider buying GPS devices that seniors can wear around their ankles, wrists or even in their shoes.

A Senior Lost and Found Action Plan is especially critical for families with elderly loved ones with dementia or Alzheimer’s. That’s why caregivers trained in Alzheimer’s care can help families keep seniors active and engaged so they don’t wander in the first place. One last tip: It is especially important to keep seniors hydrated in the heat of summer. To learn more about how to care for your senior loved one with dementia or Alzheimer’s through the Senior Helpers’ programs, visit

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Sauté onions in oil for 4 to 5 minutes, avoiding browning; remove from pan and saute garlic. Stir 1 T canola oil together. Add tomatoes, vegetable 1 1/2 cups diced white onions broth and tomato paste. Bring to 3 T fresh garlic, minced boil, reduce to a simmer for 15 to 4 cups red tomatoes, chopped 20 minutes until tomatoes are soft. 2 14-oz cans vegetable broth Remove soup from heat; add basil 1/2 cup tomato paste and blend in a blender or food proces3ATW_50069_45507_10x4.75:ATW-50069_10x4.75 Tbsp. chopped basil sor for8/24/12 2 to 3 minutes untilPage mixture is 1:36 PM 1 Salt and pepper to taste smooth. Season with salt, pepper and Juice of 1/2 lemon lemon juice and serve immediately. Makes 4 to 6 servings

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ho knew? Here’s a “gross-out alert.” Your computer keyboard has more bacteria and germs on it than a toilet seat, according to Tech housekeeping is what it’s called. To clean your computer keyboard: Use Q-tip-type cotton swabs dipped in rubbing alcohol to clean the sides of the keys. Get a lint-free cloth to clean your mouse and the tops of the keys. Now, doesn’t that feel better?

For the inner workings of the keyboard, use a can of compressed air that comes with a long thin plastic tube. Spray the air between the keys of the keyboard to remove dust and other particles. Read the directions. Do not shake it. Hold the can straight when spraying. Spray in short bursts. Tilting the keyboard helps.

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To clean a computer mouse with a trackball, unplug the mouse and then open the bottom up. Remove the ball and wipe it with a dry lint-free cloth. Look inside the mouse and use a cotton swab dipped in alcohol to clean the “gunk” off the small plastic wheels inside the mouse. Reassemble the mouse, and wipe the outside with the lint free cloth.

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Sudoku requires no arithmetic skills.The object of the game is to fill all the blank squares with the correct numbers. Each row and each column of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order. Each 3 by 3 subsection of the 9 by 9 square must include all digits 1 through 9 as well. Good luck! The first correct answers selected from the drawing on Sept. 21 will win. Send your answers along with your name, address and telephone number to: NEWS CONNECTION USA, INC. P.O. BOX 638, SEFFNER, FL 33583

For a laser or optical mouse, do not disassemble for cleaning—just wipe it with the lint free cloth. Mousepads get very yukky. Buy a new one every three months or so. Best practice: Avoid eating or drinking near your computer. If you spill a drink on the keyboard, it is probably ruined. Crumbs of food between the keys? Don’t do it!



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In the grid below, twenty answers can be found that fit the category for today. Circle each answer that you find and list it in the space provided at the right of the grid. Answers can be found in all directions – forwards, backwards, horizontally, vertically and diagonally. An example is given to get you started. Can you find the twenty answers in this puzzle?

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From The American Contract Bridge League

ast’s 3♠ bid was preemptive, showing a long suit (usually 7 cards) and a weak hand, its purpose being to make life difficult for the opponents. And so it does, pushing N-S into an ugly 4♥ contract which has 5 top losers. West cashes his three Clubs and then, for want of better, shifts to a Diamond. Dummy wins that, and draws trumps. It was fortunate for Declarer that West started with no Spades, otherwise he would have been down two in a hurry. But now, if Declarer can bring home the Diamond suit, both of those Spade losers will

disappear and this rotten contract will actually make! Do you play Diamonds from the top (hoping that they are 3-3 or that East has Jx)? Or do you finesse the Ten (playing West to have Jxxx)? It may be tempting to think “East has seven Spades and West has none, therefore West is more likely to have Diamond length.” But that’s only part of the picture and Declarer will count the whole hand. East started with seven Spades, two Hearts, and one Club, that much we know. This leaves three Diamonds, no more, no less! So Declarer confidently plays the Diamonds from the top and the Spade losers are thrown off. It pays to count in this game! It also pays to stay awake. Yes, you noticed, the defense was fast asleep! East must ruff the third Club, just in case West has no Spades. Now the Spades are cashed and it is down two. And let’s also mention that West should have helped his dozing partner by leading a low Club at Trick 3. That will wake him up! Visit for more about the fascinating game of bridge or email To find a bridge club in Florida, go to Bridge article provided courtesy of St. Petersburg Bridge Club:

Last year’s oldest contestant was 96 years young, and the youngest was 50. The Tampa Bay Senior Games are hosted by the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department, Hillsborough County Family and Aging Services, City of

Tampa Parks and Recreation Department, and Temple Terrace Leisure Services. For the registration form, event schedule and event locations, visit the Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation Department website at or call Joe Soletti at (813) 744-5871.


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eniors can go for the gold at the 32nd Annual Tampa Bay Senior Games which will be held Oct. 1 – 12. Registration is open until Sept. 21 for anyone age 50 or older as of Dec. 31, 2012. The games feature two weeks of competition in various activities, such as basketball, billiards, bowling, cribbage, dominoes, golf, hobby show, pickleball, pinochle, swimming, table

tennis, talent showcase, tennis, and track and field. New events this year include softball and corn hole. The entry fee is only $20 and includes unlimited participation in the games, a ticket to the awards luncheon, opening ceremony continental breakfast and t-shirt. The golf event costs an additional $20 and power lifting is an additional $5. Admission to the Award Banquet for non-participants is $10.

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Grandparent Humor


y granddaughter came to spend a few weeks with me, and I decided to teach her to sew. After I had gone through a lengthy explanation of how to thread the machine, she stepped back, put her hands on her hips, and said in disbelief, “You mean you can do all that, but you can’t play my Game Boy?” ~Author Unknown

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The best place to be when you’re sad is Grandpa’s lap. ~Author Unknown Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children. ~Alex Haley

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