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Notes on the Olympics—from FedExing the Horses to the Oldest Participant

Dear Readers,


everal months ago I met equestrian Michael Pollard and his wife. They’re both world-class riders, Janice Doyle, own very expensive Editor horses AND have four children age four and under. Months ago they began making preparations to be on the U.S. Olympic Equestrian Team. (At this writing, I do not know if Michael made the team or not.) I learned from them some of what is involved in preparing to take our U.S Olympic team to the UK. Horses will be FedExed in custom-built stalls. Yes, FedExed! But the Pollards have to think about boarding stables, supplies, tack, grooms, riding schedules. And guess what? All four children travel with them, along with grandparents who go along to help, nannies, kid supplies—think of it. I hope you are looking forward to watching at least some of the Olympics this month and next. No sporting event captivates such a widespread audience as the Olympics, and by late August a few new names will have become “household words.” Remember Michael Phelps in Beijing just four years ago? Or Nadia Comaneci, the perfect 10 in 1976? Jim Thorpe, Carl Lewis. Jesse Owens—household names because of the Olympics. The Olympics have changed with the capabilities of media coverage. An Olympian used to be a person who had talent, nerve and luck. Today an Olympic-level athlete has 10,000 hours of practice, a full-time coach and an on-call sports psychologist. Historically speaking At 100 years old, Ingeborg Sjoqvist is today the oldest living Olympic competitor, and she still remembers her very bad dive 80 years ago. She told Simon Kuper of the Financial Times that she watches the competitions on TV and shouts Lifestyles After 50 • July 2012 • page 2

advice at the divers, even though she says, “They never listen.” Until the ‘80s, participants were amateurs. British runner Muriel Pletts practiced for the 1948 London Games by running to the bus stop every morning. One of the biggest Olympic upsets in track was Billy Mills, an unnoticed Native American who trained by running behind the garbage truck as he worked summers in South Dakota. In Tokyo 1964, he ran past two favorite runners at the last minute in the 10,000 metre race to break the tape and be greeted by officials saying, “Who are you?” Mark Spitz won seven gold medals in swimming at the Munich Games of 1972. He found he couldn’t make any money from it and stopped swimming. (Those games were the first Olympic competitions watched by U.S. television audiences.) The oldest Olympic champion alive earned the gold in water polo. Sando Tarics, 98, represented Hungary in Berlin in 1936. He remembers walking in to find swastikas, uniformed soldiers and Hitler. He trained for the 1940 Olympics, but Hitler invaded Poland and war intervened. Tarics and his wife live in California, went to the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and will be in London this month to watch. Trivia: Roughly 3,600g of gold worth more than $193,250 will be used to plate the medals that will be awarded at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

“Chariots of Fire,” 1981.

Movies Maybe you’d like to get ready for the London games by watching movies based on the Olympics. Over the

years, approximately 40 English language entertainment-based and documentary movies have been made that feature the Olympics in some way.

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Here are the top 10 modern Olympic movies as listed by IGN (a multimedia website) 10. International Velvet 9. Prefontaine

8. The Cutting Edge 7. Blades of Glory 6. Without Limits 5. Personal Best

4. Cool Runnings 3. Munich

2. Chariots of Fire 1. Miracle

Others, including some old black and whites: Champions, Geordie, It Happened in Athens, Freedom’s Fury, 2008 Olympics: Michael Phelps, Out of Left Field. So, I’m hoping the Pollards get to go, and if they do, it will be my first time to check the Olympic equestrian schedules. You do it, too. One way to stay active mentally is to engage fully in the moment. Even if you’re not all that interested in sports, choose one or more sports and become interested. Read the sports news about Olympians. Check the TV schedules and follow a sport or two. Stay engaged in life! It does a mind and body good!

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StoryFest Will Be Good Stories, Well Told BY JANICE DOYLE


ave you heard a good story lately? “I’ve never laughed so hard or laughed so long at something so wholesome as hearing the storytellers at the festival. Storytelling is captivating,” says Roz Miller of Mount Dora. Get ready to join her when some of Florida’s best storytellers come to Mount Dora for StoryFest. The owners of iconic Lakeside Inn, the Gundersons, first suggested the idea of bringing storytelling to Mount Dora. Then a committee of local leaders and Ann Scroggie from the Florida Storytelling Association met. She is a retired college professor with a master’s degree in storytelling. A contract was written connecting the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce and Florida Storytellers Association to foster storytelling in the city for a year. “This is a natural for us,” says Cathy Hoechst, Executive Director of the Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce.

“Storytelling is in line with the ambiance of Mount Dora.” And, indeed, Mount Dora is the kind of place that draws a citizenry with the skills and talents to tell a good story—or to fully enjoy one told by someone else. The committee began with idea that “summers are dead in Mount Dora” but they saw the energy that would come by coordinating storytelling with the library’s summer reading program. The two programs will intertwine in Summer StoryFest July 27 and 28, with other activities scheduled throughout the next year. The Friday, July 27 Family Concert in a tent at Lakeside Inn will feature eight kid tellers and three adults. Saturday afternoon activities will be

in the Community Center. And then, it may not be a “dark and stormy night” on July 28, but StoryFest will create “Shivers in the Dark” when ten storytellers will hold the audience spellbound with myths and magic, mystical stories. Scroggie says that storytelling connects people, places and things. “It recreates your world. It has Ann Scroggie the power to change spins a tale. your perception.” We occupy space, she says, but when you know the story of the space then you deepen your experience there. Storytelling empowers. “It’s the story that sells. We used to say ‘give me the facts,’ but we are so inundated with facts that we don’t believe them. It’s the story that sells.” People who become storytellers have a curiosity, they’ve discovered “that

there’s more to this than sitting in a rocker talking to little kids. Storytelling is the best and most popular form of communication. Everybody loves a story, but not all of us go on stage.” On Saturday afternoon during StoryFest, seniors can participate in Story Legacy, a program of learning about how to tell a good story, then telling their own life stories for recording. Scroggie encourages people to come to StoryFest and enjoy good stories, well told. After all, she says, “How many places can you go today where you don’t have to censor before you go as to language, dress and content. Storytelling is a clean, wholesome event that involves all ages.” StoryFest: July 27 at Lakeside Inn; July 28 in the Community Center. “Shivers in the Dark” will be 7 to 9 p.m. Admission to all events: $20/ adult, $8 child. Saturday only is $10/adult, $5/child. Tickets at the door or Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce, (352) 383-2165.

She Shops There? Yes, Consignment Shopping Is Here To Stay! BY EVELYN MACKEY


nterior designers do it. Executives’ wives do it. Teachers do it. And so do thousands of other savvy consumers. Shop consignment, that is. Sarasota hardly seems like a handme-down town, but the number of consignment shops popping up tells another story. It seems more and more people are going for seconds, buying resale rather than retail. It may be the clothing or accessories they’re after, perhaps even furniture. With consignment shopping, it could also be the fun of the chase—the thrill of the bargain. “In consignment shops,” says savvy shopper and retired teacher, Julie Stephens, “it’s like finding gold at the end of the rainbow. They’re about the unexpected find as well as the needed item.” Consignment stores differ from thrift stores. Items in a thrift store are donated items and the owner of the goods relinquishes all rights to them.

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In a consignment shop, the person with unwanted items pays the shop owner a portion of the proceeds from the sale in return for having a place and staff to get them sold. Payment is not made until and unless the item sells. A contract typically allows the shop owner to lower the price at designated intervals before the item is either reclaimed by its owner or the seller can dispose of the item at her discretion. The shop owner earns a commission by selling clients’ clothing, furniture, shoes or accessories. In other words, they split the profit. Typically the store sets the price, although with furniture items the store will take the owners’ decision into consideration. Because consignment shops are locally owned, profits from each store stay in the community. (Most thrift stores are owned by organizations where the money goes to a charity’s coffers, and the profits may or may not be used in the local community.)

Most shoppers find consignment shops are a way to wear quality clothing or accessories at a fraction of the original price. Consignment shop owners are selective about the merchandise they take—no rips, no stains, no long-out-of-date items allowed. The consignment shopper knows that quality apparel and home furnishings outlast cheap brands. Quality clothing fits better and almost always looks better. So what if someone has worn it a few times? If it’s in mint condition, who’s to know? In furniture, think of consignment shops as the perfect place to look for the oddball item, the unique find which gives pizzazz to your home. And if the desk you need is in the store too, all the better.

Here are tips for first-rate consignment shopping: • Choose the neighborhood—a higher income area will typically have higher quality merchandise on consignment. • Shop seasonally. Due to limited space and high turnover, shops won’t have out-of-season items. • Carry a list of what you need or want—if you can’t use an item, it doesn’t matter if it is a bargain price. • Take your time—your perfect item may be there, but you have to go through the racks and check the corners. • Try clothing on—consignment sales are usually final. Are there disadvantages to consignment shopping? The biggest disadvantage is that consignment shopping may be addictive. Today, that designer piece might be in a shop waiting for me. I just have to go check!

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hrough July 29 Museum Exhibit. “Paperworks Permanent Collection.” Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Eustis. Call (352) 483-2900.

hrough Aug 3 Museum Exhibit: “Stripped Naked.” The works of Shania Collier. Mount Dora Center for the Arts, Mount Dora. (352) 383-0880.


hrough Aug 12 Florida Installation Art. Juried show of works by Florida’s best installation artists. Appleton Museum of Art, Ocala. Call (352) 291-4455.


ednesdays Art Club for Adults at Forest Community Center, located at 777 S. CR 314A, Silver Springs. $2/person: different mediums each week. Please call (352) 438-2840 for information.


First Friday Street Fest. 6 to 10 p.m. Downtown Eustis. For details, please call (352) 357-8555.


Sundays at Six. John Henry Gates: The Man and His Fiddle. 15 Red Garter Jazz Band. 22 Cappella Riddle Presents: Ancient Echoes & Today’s Treasures. $5+ or $15/door. Church on the Square, The Villages, Lady Lake. Call (352) 753-3229 for more info.


Guitars and Cars Swap Meet and Show. 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Door prizes, awards, vendors, more. $2. Renningers Twin Markets, Mount Dora. Call (352) 383-8393.


American Legion Breakfast, American Legion Post 219, 194 W. Fountain St., Fruitland Park. $6/ buffet. 2nd Sunday every month. Call (352) 787-2338.


Entertainment Series. 6 and 8:30 p.m. Alter Eagles, The Definitive Eagles Tribute. $19 and $24. Savannah Center, The Villages, Lady Lake. Info at (352) 753-3229.

Movie in the Park. Dusk. Free screening of Gnomeo and Juliet. Bring your lawn chair. Refreshments available for purchase. Donnelly Park, Mount Dora. (352) 735-7183.

Monthly Bird and Butterfly Survey. 7 to 11 a.m., Ferndale Preserve, 19220 County Road 455, Ferndale. Bring binoculars and field guide. Info at Gallus Quigley at (352) 253-4950 or email


Opry Star Series. 7:30 p.m. Jean Shepard, “Grand Lady of the Grand Ole Opry.” Orange Blossom Opry, Weirsdale. (352) 821-1201.


Bill Haley Jr. & The Comets. 6 and 8:30 p.m. Tickets: $21 and $26. Savannah Center, The Villages, Lady Lake. Call (352) 753-3229.


Captain Fantastic: The Elton John Experience. 7 p.m. Tickets: $14 to $17. Circle Square Cultural Center, Ocala. For info and tickets, call (352) 854-3670.


Dancing with the Stars Local Edition. 5:30 p.m. Local celebrities compete for the title of Stepping Out For Education Dancing With the Stars Champion. Tickets: $125 per person includes a five course gourmet meal, wine, beer bar, dancing and a vote for star of your choice. Lake Receptions, Mount Dora. (352) 326-1265.


Eustis Classic Car Cruise In. 5 to 9 p.m. This event has free registration, cash prizes, a 50/50 drawing and DJ. Downtown Eustis. Call (352) 357-8555 for details.

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Music and Theater This Month Moonlight Warehouse Theatre, 29 Theatre production Clermont. (352) 319-1116. 6Statethrough of Camelot. Bay Street Players at Theater, Eustis. (352) 357-7777. through Aug 12 Theatre 14, 21 and 28 Summer 27 production of The Fox on 7 Music Festival. 1 to 4 p.m. the Fairway. Melon Patch Theater, Free admission. Lakeridge Winery, Clermont. (352) 394-8627.


Summer Lawn Concert. 7 to 10 p.m. Jazz and Swing. 21 Summer Lawn Concert with The Bonagolli Band. Free admission. Lakeside Inn. Mount Dora. (352) 383-2165.

Leesburg. (352) 787-3013.


Doo Wop ‘N’ Rock Summer Series. 4 and 8 p.m. Joey Dee & The Starlighters. Tickets: $26 to $43. Katie Belles,The Villages, Lady Lake. (352) 750-9411.


thru Aug 5 Theatre production of Into the Woods. Icehouse Theatre, Mount Dora. (352) 383-4616.


through 29 Theatre production of Rounding Third. The Bay Street Project at State Theater, Eustis. (352) 357-7777.


through Aug 19 Theatre production of Our Town. Lifestyles After 50 • July 2012 • page 5

10 Baby Boomer Inventions That Rocked the World

2. The Jarvik 7: Dr. Robert Jarvik (born 1946) was inspired to create the implantable artificial heart after his father needed surgery for an ailing heart. The Jarvik 7, the first such device to actually be implanted inside a human BY KATE FORGACH body, came long before surgical methods to transplant other human organs. enerations Y and Z may not 3. Apple II: Thirty-five years ago, quite see it this way yet, but baby boomers created and baby boomers have made the Earth marketed the Apple II a better place to live, thanks to many personal computer. The ground-breaking inventions. Those milestone included a born between 1946 and 1965 have sound card, color graphseen more meteoric changes than our ics, expansion slots and parents could ever have conceived. other features that made it Here’s a list of the top 10 baby the earliest version of a PC. boomer inventions that rocked our world—in no particular order. 4. The WWW: The software 1. DNA Fingerprinting: Where would language that allowed for the creation of Web pages and the CSI be without DNA fingerprinting, first browser was invented by Sir invented by Sir Alec Jeffreys (born Tim Berners-Lee (born 1955). 1950)? The Knight of the British Empire discovered sequences 5. Free Shipping: No roundup is within strands of DNA that vary complete without a look at modern from one person to the next in a consumerism. Jeff Bezos (born 1964) unique ridge pattern on fingertips. revolutionized internet e-retailing


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when he pioneered the concept of free shipping with Amazon. Today, consumers often abandon their online shopping carts if a merchant doesn’t offer this perk. 6. The Universal Serial Bus port: Better known as a USB, the device invented by Ajay Bhatt (born 1957) allows you to plug peripherals from printers to digital cameras into your computer as easily as plugging a lamp into the wall. 7. The Ethernet: Thank Robert Metcalfe (born 1946) and his ubiquitous invention for your ability to share documents, printers and connections to the Internet—roughly 250 million new Ethernet switch ports are shipped worldwide each year. 8. The Nanoscale Motor: A team led by Alex Zetti (born 1956) invented a motor that was just 500 nanometers across (roughly 300 times smaller than the diameter of a single human hair), meaning

increased computer speeds, performance of intricate surgeries and efficient generation of solar energy. 9. Synthetic Skin: Since the early 1980s, burn victims have sung the praises of Gail K. Naughton (born 1955) who invented a method of “tricking” cells into responding as if they were inside a human body. This discovery led to synthetic skin that temporarily covers burn wounds until the body is able to regenerate skin on its own (and now synthetic skin spun from spider silk). 10. Flex Foot Prosthesis: Van Phillips (born 1954) lost his left leg in a waterskiing accident. Unhappy with the clumsy artificial leg with which he was fitted, Phillips invented a limb based on the C-shape of a cheetah’s rear leg. The result was a flexible and strong artificial leg made of carbon graphite that allows users to jump and run. The author is a consumer specialist for Kinoli Inc. She is a Cooperative Extension specialist on senior issues.

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• Inject NovoLog® Mix 70/30 under the skin (subcutaneously) of your stomach area, upper arms, buttocks or upper legs. NovoLog® Mix 70/30 may affect your blood sugar levels faster if you inject it under the skin of your stomach area. Never inject NovoLog® Mix 70/30 into a vein or into a muscle. • Change (rotate) injection sites within the area you choose with each dose. Do not inject into the exact same spot for each injection. • Read the instructions for use that come with your NovoLog® Mix 70/30. Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any questions. Your healthcare provider should show you how to inject NovoLog® Mix 70/30 before you start using it. • NovoLog® Mix 70/30 comes in: • 10 mL vials for use with a syringe • 3 mL NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® • If you take too much NovoLog® Mix 70/30, your blood sugar may fall too low (hypoglycemia). You can treat mild low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) by drinking or eating something sugary right away (fruit juice, sugar candies, or glucose tablets). It is important to treat low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) right away because it could get worse and you could pass out (loss of consciousness). • If you forget to take your dose of NovoLog® Mix 70/30, your blood sugar may go too high (hyperglycemia). If high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) is not treated it can lead to serious problems, like passing out (loss of consciousness), coma or even death. Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for treating high blood sugar. Know your symptoms of high blood sugar which may include: • increased thirst • fruity smell on the breath • frequent urination • drowsiness • loss of appetite • a hard time breathing • high amounts of sugar and ketones in your urine • nausea, vomiting (throwing up) or stomach pain • Do not share needles, insulin pens or syringes with others. • Check your blood sugar levels. Ask your healthcare provider what your blood sugars should be and when you should check your blood sugar levels. Your insulin dosage may need to change because of: • illness • change in diet • stress • other medicines you take • change in physical activity or exercise See the end of this patient information for instructions about preparing and giving your injection. What should I consider while using NovoLog® Mix 70/30? • Alcohol. Drinking alcohol may affect your blood sugar when you take NovoLog® Mix 70/30. • Driving and operating machinery. You may have trouble paying attention or reacting if you have low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Be careful when you drive a car or operate machinery. Ask your healthcare provider if it is alright for you to drive if you often have: • low blood sugar • decreased or no warning signs of low blood sugar What are the possible side effects of NovoLog® Mix 70/30? NovoLog® Mix 70/30 may cause serious side effects, including: • Low blood sugar (hypoglycemia). Symptoms of low blood sugar may include: • sweating • blurred vision • trouble concentrating or confusion • headache • hunger • shakiness • slurred speech • fast heart beat • tingling of lips and tongue • anxiety, irritability or mood changes • dizziness or lightheadedness

Very low blood sugar can cause you to pass out (loss of consciousness), seizures, and death. Talk to your healthcare provider about how to tell if you have low blood sugar and what to do if this happens while taking NovoLog® Mix 70/30. Know your symptoms of low blood sugar. Follow your healthcare provider’s instructions for treating low blood sugar. Talk to your healthcare provider if low blood sugar is a problem for you. Your dose of NovoLog® Mix 70/30 may need to be changed. • Low potassium in your blood (hypokalemia) • Reactions at the injection site (local allergic reaction). You may get redness, swelling, and itching at the injection site. If you keep having skin reactions or they are serious talk to your healthcare provider. • Serious allergic reaction (whole body reaction). Get medical help right away, if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction: • a rash over your whole body • have trouble breathing • a fast heartbeat • sweating • feel faint The most common side effects of NovoLog® Mix 70/30 include: • Skin thickening or pits at the injection site (lipodystrophy). Change (rotate) where you inject your insulin to help to prevent these skin changes from happening. Do not inject insulin into this type of skin. • Weight gain • Swelling of your hands and feet • Vision changes These are not all of the possible side effects from NovoLog® Mix 70/30. Ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. What are the ingredients in NovoLog® Mix 70/30? • Active Ingredients in NovoLog® Mix 70/30: 70% insulin aspart protamine suspension and 30% insulin aspart injection (rDNA origin). • Inactive Ingredients in NovoLog® Mix 70/30: glycerol, phenol, metacresol, zinc, disodium hydrogen phosphate dihydrate, sodium chloride, protamine sulfate, water for injection, hydrochloric acid or sodium hydroxide. All NovoLog® Mix 70/30 vials and NovoLog® Mix 70/30 FlexPen® are latex free. Helpful information for people with diabetes is published by the American Diabetes Association, 1701 N Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 and is available at More detailed information is available upon request. Available by prescription only. For information about NovoLog® Mix 70/30 contact: Novo Nordisk Inc. 100 College Road West Princeton, New Jersey 08540 1-800-727-6500

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Men: Listen Up About Skin Cancer


en older than 50 have an increased risk of developing melanoma— the deadliest form of skin cancer. What do you need to know? The American Academy of Dermatology says:

• When outside in the sun, less than one-third of men say they ‘always’ protect their skin.

melanoma than the general population.

• After 40, melanoma incidence rates are almost twice as high in men as in women. • The five-year survival rate for people whose melanoma is detected and treated before it spreads to the lymph nodes is 98 percent.

This should serve as a wake-up call to men to be vigilant about protecting their skin from sun exposure and examining their skin regularly for skin cancer. Loved ones can assist Skin Cancer Facts: by examining their partners’ skin and • More than 3.5 million skin cancer noting anything suspicious. These cases affecting 2 million people are exams are vital since the early detecdiagnosed annually. It is estimated tion of skin cancer helps save lives. that there will be about 131,810 new Learn how to perform a skin self-excases of melanoma in 2012. am, make a body mole map for tracking changes in your skin and find free • Caucasians and men older than 50 cancer RAO PETCT Mature Lifestyles.pdf 3/5/12 skin 1:44:24 PM screenings in their area. are at a higher risk of developing • Less than half of men indicated they knew how to examine their skin for signs of skin cancer.

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What If Your Man Wants To Do Something...“Crazy?” BY EVELYN MACKEY


hy don’t you run—run away from him?” is a question Heather Ulrich hears often. Her husband Marshall Ulrich’s feats are impressive, even legendary. At age 57, Marshall Ulrich went 3,063 miles on foot, running about 60 miles a day for 52 days straight, from San Francisco to New York City. He broke a world record set by a man half his age and completed the third fastest trans-American crossing in history. Being married to a guy so driven and prone to extremes requires a strength of its own—a special brand of emotional endurance. Ulrich’s wife Heather not only puts up with this craziness but embraces it as an essential part of him. How? Why? Heather says, “Because his running doesn’t define all of who he is. There’s more to him than being a runner. The running helps make him who he is.”

Marshall met Heather late in life and says she taught him to love again after great personal tragedy and previous marriages. He credits her not only with helping him to become a better man, but also with being crucial to his completing his epic, record-setting transcontinental run. Ulrich also won the infamous Death Valley Badwater Ultramarathon an unparalleled four times and will run it for the 18th time this month with Heather as his chief support. Heather has some “how to” tips for women in a relationship with a “crazy” man who, like her husband, has an extreme life purpose: Let men be men. All of us need to express ourselves in unique ways, and for one man, it may be running across the U.S., while for another, it may be watching a show about Bigfoot. Respect that thing you think is silly or risky or even dangerous, as it can bring out the best in both of you. It isn’t anti-feminist to embrace the

dreams and aspirations of men who want to test their mettle, whether that’s in sport, business, finance or another classically male area of contest. This also applies to men who want to explore the arts and other creative pursuits. Men like to succeed; support them in it. Marshall and Heather Ulrich

Agree that this is a reciprocal arrangement, where both partners are committed to seeing the other become the fullest versions of themselves. If you can find it in your heart to encourage

him in something you’d otherwise ignore or even dismiss, he can do the same for you. Who knows what you might accomplish together? Copyrighted and One reason Heather Trademarked by DC Comics and Warner is such a supporter Brothers Pictures. of Marshall’s physical endeavors is that she joins him in his desire to raise funds for Religious Teachers Filippini, a group of sisters providing for children in Addis Abada, Ethiopia. The couple knows that the children provide perspective and give purpose to Marshall’s steps. Running On Empty: an Ultramarathoner’s Story of Love, Loss and a Record-Setting Run Across America, by Marshall Ulrich, is a love story and an inspirational look into the lives of a couple who have experienced more than most people can comprehend— and who insist that everyone is capable of much more than they may think. Superman is

...Or Retires and Drops the Extreme Lifestyle? BY GWEN ROLLINGS What happens when a Marine Infantry Officer with a black belt in karate, who completed 40,000 consecutive sit-ups to garner a world record for the U. S., who earned a Navy Cross, two Silver Stars, and Purple Hearts for his efforts in Viet Nam, who deployed from submarines in scuba operations, jumped HALO (High Altitude, Low Opening) from planes, competed in the JFK fifty-mile race and routinely commanded the most elite forces in the Marine Corps retires? It is hard to top a lifetime of extreme physical feats expected as part of your job description. For almost four decades, I lived with a man who went to work and jumped out of planes or rappelled from helicopters. When our children were small and heard their father talk about

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what he had done that day, I think they thought he might change into a red suit with a cape and was faster than a speeding bullet and able to leap tall buildings at a single bound.

Gwen and Wayne Rollings

Retirement came and, like Clark Kent, he took off his suit (green not red) and began doing only what he wanted in this phase of his life: Working around the property, reading books he’d always wanted to read, working out at the fitness center, vol-

unteering – and spending time with his family. He was very agreeable to doing things I planned or suggested; however, I knew he would be just as content doing his own thing around the house. Like Lois Lane, I had trouble reconciling the before and after retirement husband. I was blindsided by the man I had lived with for decades. I thought I knew how he would respond in every situation. I didn’t. Six years later, I have five tips for wives who find their working-world Superman has turned into a real-life Clark Kent. • Discuss each person’s expectations of retirement (i.e. what do you want to do…bucket list?) and accept them. • Determine you are not joined at the hip and one person’s interests should not be “forced” on another all the time. • Decide one or two activity/interests you want to share with each other,

even if the other person is not jumping up and down with enthusiasm. Love seeks the welfare of others. • Dictate your own personal goals and dreams at this time in your life. It’s o.k. to be selfish with dreams. • Devote this season of your life to taking off the layers of doing what you’re expected to do or being who others think you should be and allow each other to live authentically who they want to be. I wonder what Lois Lane did with Superman after he retired? Gwen Rollings’ book Help, My Husband Retired is a humorous look at life when her husband turned the family decision-making over to her. The fun comes when he decides how he will go along with her decisions. It is available as an eBook on Amazon or at

Tips for Buying Sunglasses


octors at Presbyterian Hospital/ Columbia University Medical Center advise everyone to protect their eyes from overexposure to harmful UV rays. They offer a five-point checklist to help you choose the best sun protection for your eyes during the summer and all year round: • Check the UV protection level. UV and sunglass protection is recommended year-round, and they should also be used during daylight hours. Even on cloudy days the UV index can be dangerously high. Your sunglasses should provide more than 95 percent UV protection and ideally 100 percent (sometimes labeled as UV400 on the glasses).

• Check the lens tint. Most people believe that darker sunglasses provide better protection against the sun, but

that is not true. The lens tint should block 80 percent of transmissible light but no more than 90 percent to 92 percent of light; neutral gray, amber, brown or green are good colors to choose from. • Make sure they block all of the light. Choose sunglasses that wrap all the way around the temples, and/or wear a hat with at least a three-inch brim that can block the sunlight from overhead. • Wear shades over your contact lenses. People who wear contact lenses that offer UV protection should still wear sunglasses. Sunglasses are helpful for preventing the drying effect most contact lens wearers get, which is caused by wind. • Buy shades for children. Children’s eyes are not able to block UV rays as well as adults.

Reasons Senior Cats Rule! I f you’re thinking about adopting a pet, just know that Senior Cats Rule!

1. When senior cats are adopted, they seem to understand that they’ve been rescued, and are all the more thankful for it. 2. A senior cat’s personality has already developed, so you’ll know if he or she is a good fit for your family.

3. You can teach an old cat new tricks. They have the attention span and impulse control that makes them easier to train than their youthful counterparts. 4. A senior cat may very well already know basic household etiquette (like not attacking your feet at night) anyway!

5. Senior cats are often content to just relax in your company, unlike younger cats, who may get into mischief because they’re bored. 6. Senior cats often know that scratching posts (not furniture) are for scratching and toys (not hands or feet) are for biting.

7. Senior cats are some of the hardest to find homes for—so when you adopt a senior cat, you’re truly saving a life.

Sing for Healing


f you can read music and sing a capella (without instrumental accompaniment) and have a compassionate heart, Journey Singers needs you. Journey Singers is a special choral group that sings songs of healing and comfort at the bedsides of the ill or dying at the four Marion County

Hospice houses, private homes and other venues. The volunteer group offers a wide choice of music including spiritual, secular and patriotic selections. For more information about this special group, call Alice Watts at (352) 873-7400.

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Broadway Comes To Camp!


new drama/summer camp project called “Broadway Comes To Camp” is coming to Lake county August 10 – 18. The 9-day camp features a cast assembled from eight states and two foreign countries and will produce Meredith Willson’s The Music Man on August 17 and 18. Royce Chandler, the producer, directed Broadway shows at Florida College in Temple Terrace for eleven years. Those productions drew a large following from senior citizens living throughout central Florida. He and Hope Chandler directed summer camps for the college for twenty years as part of the school’s student recruitment work. Now, they have decided to combine the summer camp experience with that of producing a major Broadway musical. The Chandlers formed The Chandler Family Corporation for the Fine Arts, a non-profit, tax-exempt corporation to produce the project. Their mission statement: to provide a

rich, educational drama experience to individuals and families who want to participate in a Broadway musical on a creative, professional level in an environment of conservative spiritual values. Both individuals and families are invited to join in either on or off stage. The Music Man will delight you with such famous songs as “The Wells Fargo Wagon,” “Ya Got Trouble,” “Goodnight My Someone,” “Lida Rose,” and “76 Trombones.” The production will be given in the large, air-conditioned auditorium at ACA Camp Geneva in Fruitland Park, four miles south of Leesburg, off Hwy. 441 & 27. Seating capacity is 350 for each show. Reservations will be taken on a first-call basis. Seniors receive a discount price of $12 on reserved seats, $15 for non-seniors. The public is invited to reserve seats now for the two performances on Friday night, August 17, and Saturday morning, August 18. Tickets/info at (813) 784-8387.

Create Your Own Watermelon Beach Bucket S

ummer just wouldn’t be the same without cool, refreshing watermelon.Whether you serve it sliced, grilled, chopped in salsa or with a cold dessert, this versatile fruit is sure to be a hit at any family picnic or cookout. Wow them with this creative recipe:

Materials needed:

1 watermelon—seeded or seedless Cutting board Kitchen and paring knives Green dry erase marker Large bowl and spoon Melon baller Beach theme cookie cutters

on its end. Be careful not to cut too deep into the white part of the rind—this would allow liquid to leak from the bottom of the carving.

3. Stand the watermelon on the cut end. With your dry erase marker, draw a line about 1/3 of the way down from the top, around the whole watermelon.

4. Pick a point on the line and find the corresponding point on the exact opposite side of the watermelon. From those points measure 1 inch to the right and to the left. Connect those points Watermelon Beach Bucket (as pictured on the cover) by drawing two parallel Instructions: lines across the top forming the shape of the handle. 1. Wash the watermelon under cool running water and pat dry. 5. Use the paring knife to cut along the lines, being careful to not break 2. Placing the watermelon on or crack the handle. For best results, its side, cut off the bottom end hold the paring knife like a pen, but ¼” – ½” so that it can stand flat

only cut half way into the rind. Once you complete that first cut all the way around, then go back and cut the rest of the way through the rind. Doing the cut in two steps will ensure a cleaner line and smoother cuts. 6. Carefully remove the trimmed rind and flesh. Try to remove as much flesh as possible in large portions that can later be sliced and used with the cookie cutters.

cut shapes from the watermelon. To create light colored shapes, you can use slices of honeydew melons or cut decorative pieces from the white part of the watermelon rind. Set aside and drain on paper towel. 10. With the remaining fruit, make either cubes or balls and drain. Toss with other cut fruit and berries and fill the bucket.

7. Scoop out all of the remaining flesh from the base, trying to leave as much flesh intact. Remove it in larger pieces that can be used for making watermelon balls or bite-sized chunks.

11. Decorate top of bucket with cut watermelon shapes and new, clean toys and shovels. Use light colored cake mix to resemble sand.

8. Take your channel knife and carve a channel about 1”– 2” from the top edge, creating the rim of the bucket. 9. Take the large removed pieces and trim off rind. From the flesh, cut rectangles about ½ inch thick. Using beach-theme cookie cutters,

Find Key West Lime Goodies Locally


rom cookies to hair conditioner, Kermit’s Key West Lime Shoppe in Mount Dora gives Key lime center stage. A franchise that originated in Key West, the local shop is managed by Gail Brown. New shipments of Key lime products arrive weekly. “Nothing sits around here for long,” Brown said. “Everything is really fresh.” Of course, the most popular item at this lime emporium is the refreshingly

tart and sweet Key lime pie. Customers can buy a slice or a whole pie. For the adventurous spirits, Kermit’s offers a treat like no other: a frozen slice of Key lime pie placed on a stick and then dipped in Belgian chocolate. In addition to the ready-to-eat goodies on hand, the shop also specializes in gift baskets for all occasions. They can be shipped anywhere and fill any special need. Kermit’s Key West Lime Shoppe is up to the task. The shop is located at 111 E. Fourth Ave. in Mount Dora. The store is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Thursday; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday; and 12 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For more info, call (352) 385-0693, e-mail or log on


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9 Easy Tips to Save Money on Gas


hile you can’t do much about the global price of oil, you can take steps to reduce pain at the pump. With current gas prices on the rise, you may be tempted to trade in your car for a scooter—or resort to pedaling your way to work. Before you make any drastic financial or lifestyle sacrifices, consider these tips provided by the Environmental Protection Agency, and

Retirement Living 1. Slow down. As a general rule, every 5 mph you drive above 60 mph is like paying an extra 30 cents per gallon of gas.

2. Be gentle. Avoid jack-rabbit starts and sudden stops, which can lower your gas mileage by 33 percent on the highway and by five percent around town.

3. Lighten your load. Each 100 pounds of extra weight can reduce fuel efficiency by up to two percent.

4. Scout out cheap gas. Avoid gas stations in affluent areas and near major freeway exits. Also, avoid service stations with on-site auto repair shops, which often charge more for gas.

offer credit for in-store purchases when you fill up with gas.

6. Keep your older car in shape. While traditional tune ups are becoming a thing of the past for newer vehicles, older cars with worn spark plugs, low transmission fluid and dragging brakes can suck your gas tank dry. Fixing a serious maintenance problem, such as a faulty oxygen sensor, can improve your mileage by as much as 40 percent. 7. Avoid idling. For every hour a car idles, between a quarter-gallon to a half-gallon of fuel is consumed. Restarting your vehicle only takes a few seconds’ worth of fuel. However, restarting your car excessively can cause starter wear. 8. Don’t neglect your tires. Keep your tires properly inflated and make sure you have them aligned periodically.

9. Choose the right oil. Using only the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil cited in your owners manual can improve your fuel efficiency by one to two percent. Information from USAA.

5. Skip traditional gas stations. Check prices at wholesale clubs, grocery stores or department stores with gas stations onsite often sell gas at discounted prices and may

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Adventure and Affordable Travel Can Go Hand in Hand BY JANICE DOYLE


eady for adventure? Love to save money? Instead of adding big hotel bills to the cost of your future trips, there are ways to make both where and how you stay overnight a part of the adventure—and save money on lodging.

Friendship Force visitors from Indonesia meet their hosts in Hartwell, Georgia, USA.

Try a hospitality club Single or married, hospitality clubs offer bed and breakfast for under $25 per night to members who love meeting new people. Evergreen Hospitality Club is open to individuals over 50 who pool their guest rooms with over 2,500 other members in the U.S. and Canada to make traveling as simple as staying with friends you haven’t yet met.

Travel Here’s how it works. I have one or two guest rooms which I offer to other club members who may be planning to be in the area. Or, when I travel to New York or Missouri, I find a club member with lodging available in their home for a night or two when I need it. Contacts are found on an internet site or print directory followed by email and phone conversations between guests and hosts. This is no drop-in unannounced arrangement. Guests make contact and arrange accommodations ahead

of time directly with their hosts. Some hosts and guests are busy retirees; others are still working. Members might be marathoners, quilters, volunteers, photographers, bird watchers, teachers, accountants, etc.—active people! Guests are expected to be selfsufficient, reasonable and considerate by planning outside activity during the day so hosts can carry on with their normal routines. However, guests and hosts often enjoy day-trip outings or dinner out together. I’ve had a number of Evergreen members in my home, strangers who became friends. I once told a couple that I knew I’d be home from work late the day they would arrive. I also told them where they would find the key to let themselves in. They did and were napping when I arrived. We had a delightful dinner together and the next day they attended a grandson’s college graduation. For the solo traveler, hospitality clubs are a joy because someone is anticipating their arrival at the end of a day of travel. Evenings are spent in safe and companionable ways, rather than in the isolation of a hotel room. Home-stay advantages: extremely low costs, insider’s view of the area, new friendships; breakfast included. Hosts and amenities are screened. Disadvantages: Additional planning and sticking at least reasonably close to your schedule; two-night limit for stay. There is always possible awkwardness between host and guest, night owl vs. early riser issues, etc.

Evergreen Club Membership is $75/ year. Gratuity paid to host: $10/single (one person/ 1 room). $15/double (2 people/ 1 room). Other hospitality clubs: Wayside Hospitality Club: Christian club for age 50 and older (statement of faith required) at The Friendship Force: Formed by President Carter in 1977; organizes one-week stays in over 40 countries for cultural exchange.

Monastery in the village of St. Lambrecht, Styria, Austria.

. . . Or maybe a monastery For a quiet adventure, consider staying at a monastery or convent. They are cheaper than hotels and very peaceful and clean. Monasteries that offer lodging are active religious communities, often in historical buildings. Some require attendance at religious services but many do not. Of course they expect guests to respect the faith of the monastery residents. Two books, Good Night and God Bless, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 by Trish Clark, provide details of guest rooms and amenities in hundreds of religious establishments in France, Italy, Austria, the United Kingdom,

Ireland and the Czech Republic. She says, “The sheer variety of facilities available makes staying in these welcoming guesthouses an attractive alternative. They provide cheap, safe and clean accommodation, and many are in stunning locations.” See her website at Italy alone is dotted with monasteries and convents and they are an excellent option for good-value accommodation, particularly in Rome where some of the buildings are located in central positions. For more information, see monasterystays. com, which is a well-organized online booking center for 320 Italian monastery and convent stays.

. . . Or a home exchange Maybe you dream of spending a month in Ireland or South Africa. Home exchangers trade their homes, conominiums or apartments at a time that is convenient to both parties. There are many options and locations available, including a luxury yacht in the Caribbean, a villa in Italy or maybe an RV in Oregon. Try which deals in over 50,000 home swaps a year. A reminder Keep in good communication with hosts (or guests) before your trip as the best precaution against unfortunate experiences, cancellations, plan changes, etc. It really all depends on you and your personality. If you love having people in your home and can adapt to other people well, join a hospitality club. If old European lodging appeals to you, you’ll gain your blessing in a monastery. And if privacy and anonymity are important, you’ll be happier in a hotel. Lifestyles After 50 • July 2012 • page 15

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A Tip for the Caregiver


aregivers often face tough questions asked by patients. Questions that fall into this category may include “Am I going home?” (especially when the answer is “No, nor will things ever be the same again”)…“Will I recover from this condition?”…“And oh, by the way: Is there an afterlife?” “Winging it isn’t a good idea,” says Walter St. John, Ed.D., author of Solace: How Caregivers and Others Can Relate, Listen, and Respond Effectively to a Chronically Ill Person. Here’s a tip from the book: Let the tears flow (the patient’s and yours, too). Just as most of us are not comfortable with chronic illness, we are also not comfortable with crying. When tears appear, we tend to whip out a tissue and murmur something along the lines of, “It’s okay. Don’t

cry.” From now on, continue to pass the tissue when your ill loved one starts to tear up, but don’t pressure him to stop sobbing. Tears are a natural release for emotions ranging from anger to sadness to fear, and can be very therapeutic. “The best thing you can do for someone who is crying is to simply be present, and listen if the person wants to speak,” St. John advises. “It may go against your nature, but refrain from interrupting with supportive statements—you can make those after the crying spell is over. At this point, your presence is the crucial thing. Don’t be embarrassed to show emotion yourself, either; crying can also be beneficial for you. And after the tears are dried, encourage your loved one to talk about his feelings… unless, of course, he doesn’t want to.”

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Veterans Corner

Korean War Heroes Remembered


alling all Korean War Veterans. Mark your calendars and make plans to join Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and the Defense Department’s Korean War Commemoration Committee for a special program commemorating the 59th anniversary of the signing of the Korean War Armistice. The event, open to the public, will take place at 9 a.m., July 27, 2012, at the Arlington National Cemetery Amphitheater. The program will feature a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier followed by an event honoring the service and sacrifices of Korean War Veterans and their families. This is an opportunity for Veterans of the “Forgotten Victory” to be recognized for their noble service and connect with fellow Veterans.

SAVE THIS DATE November 29, 2012 for the Third Annual Wreaths of Hope.

The Korean Demilitarized Zone

Armistice The Korean War was fought from June 25, 1950, to July 27, 1953. It was a war between the Republic of Korea (supported primarily by the U.S., with contributions from allied nations under the aegis of the United Nations) and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (supported by the People’s Republic of China, with material and aid from Russia). Lifestyles After 50 • July 2012 • page 18

The Korean War Memorial

The on again, off again armistice negotiations continued from July 1953 to November 1954, first at Kaesong (southern North Korea), then relocated at Panmunjom. A major, problematic negotiation point was prisoner of war repatriation. In the final armistice agreement, signed on July 27, 1953, a Neutral Nations Repatriation Commission was set up to handle the matter. The armistice resulted in the establishment of Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which has been patrolled ever since. The war is considered to have ended at this point, even though there was no peace treaty, After the war, Operation Glory (July–November 1954) was conducted to allow combatant countries to exchange their dead. Thanks to those who served during the Korean War, the Republic of Korea stands today as a powerful example of democracy and freedom and a beacon for other emerging nations around the globe. The world and this nation owe Korean War Veterans an unrepayable debt for their service. To RSVP for the Arlington event, please visit or contact

Lessons From A Lifetime of Road Trips



n the 1960’s, on cross country road trips kids bounced unrestrained in the backseat; Coca-Cola and fries were consumed without fear of caffeine and cholesterol. With no air conditioning, hot wind blasted through the car, bringing with it the smell of backyard barbecues and pig farms. Compared to today’s sanitary road trip, it’s the difference between the Flintstones and Jetsons. In the drama of long family car trips, the scenery changes generation to generation but the characters are the same. Here’s what I mean: My parents pushed lessons of geography and geology on me and my two older sisters. Relentlessly clever, Dad subtly engaged me in learning. The kid . . . As we drove through a cut in the road, I’d hear him say, “Look how there are lines in the rocks. It’s called strata and that was layers of sand

or mud millions of years ago.” It didn’t mean a thing to me. But when we stopped for a picnic lunch at a state park, there was (miraculously) a wall of strata. I remember digging at the layers of rock and discovering a fossil. Whether it really was one or not didn’t matter. Back at school, I told the class about the strata and how fossils are formed. Even tourist traps became learning opportunities. Each item became a lesson, a subtle education in geology, history or physics. The parent . . . Years later, I was the parent trying to instill knowledge in my children during endless road trips. The constant barrage of “Are we there yet?” and “Can we watch another video?” convinced me that I didn’t have that same magic possessed by my dad. I just didn’t know how to engage my kids in the finer points of rock formation. Or the Civil War. Responses to my words of wisdom were blank stares from the back seat.

I’d try to make it fun: “Hey, did you know that Stonewall Jackson is buried over there, but his arm is buried miles away? And it has its own headstone!” No dialogue; just that stare. Then my kids grew up. As adults, they finally gave me the reward that I’d always sought. “Remember when we were on that trip to Disney and you told us about the salt marshes in Georgia? You told us that slaves worked in the rice fields there. After that, I was really interested in the Civil War. In fact, I always loved going to all those historical places.” I never knew. They never let on. So I’m the one who learned a lesson: Kids are good at hiding enthusiasm about learning. But even as they rolled their eyes and objected, something was sinking in.

A clever parent can apply the same principles along any route. It takes some research and planning but the deposits in your child’s memory bank are priceless.

The rest of the story . . . My story doesn’t end there. Now there is a grandchild. At age six, she already has her nose in electronics, chats away on the cell phone and feigns disdain for anything other than princesses, fairies and unicorns. But now I know better. Barbara Barnes publishes What’s Great About I-95: Maine to Florida. For more information, please visit

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Monthly magazine for adults 50 and older