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You and Your Adult Child: The Why of Estrangement and How to Heal By Kathy McCoy, Ph.D. Estrangement hurts every day of the year. But the pain can be particularly intense during the holidays with empty places at the holiday table, a phone that doesn’t ring, and unanswered texts. And afterward, you’re left wondering, “Why?” Many parents contend that they’ve been blindsided by estrangement, that there’s no reason for it. But, in fact, there’s always a reason. Sometimes it’s hard to see and accept. Numerous studies have examined common triggers for estrangement with some surprising findings: • Fathers are more likely to become estranged from their grown children as the result of divorce, either when the children were young or due to a late-in-life divorce.
This desire to stay close may increase with the parents’ age, coming at a time when adult children have increasing responsibilities for their own families and careers. Helping an adult child financially can actually increase the likelihood of estrangement. This can happen because financial help may be an expression of power between the generations. Also, an adult child’s financial neediness can spark conflict with and sometimes between parents. A good relationship in the growing-up years doesn’t guarantee you’ll never be estranged: Marriage and new in-laws can lead to conflict and estrangement. Also, some forms of mental illness that can make relationships difficult do not appear in young adults until their 20s. Whatever the reasons for your estrangement from an adult child, what can you do to heal the rift?
• Mothers are more likely to become estranged from their adult sons and daughters due to giving unsolicited advice or having a clash in core values— particularly regarding religious beliefs or lifestyle choices.
Healing the Rift 1. Be the first to reach out and say, “I’m sorry.” Even if you feel your adult child is to blame, realize that you may want to heal the rift more than your child does and so need to make the first conciliatory move—as hard as that may be.
• Parents and adult children are less likely to become estranged as the result of verbal arguments than they are from a conflict of needs: This is often the need of the adult child to be independent and in control of his life and the need of the parent to remain closely connected and, ultimately, in control.
2. Accept responsibility for your part in the current conflict or estrangement. Remember that the only behavior over which you truly have control is your own. Think of new ways to make a positive difference.
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3. Practice letting go. Let go of old roles, the need to be right, and the need to have the last word. Respect your child’s independence and adult choices. 4. Learn to live with differences. Just because we’re related, doesn’t mean we’ll always have the same opinions and beliefs. Part of growing in love is learning to tolerate differences. You may have a long wait if you expect your child to agree with you. If you put your love for your adult child first, before your beliefs, you may find your way back to each other. 5. Accept boundaries and limits now that your child is grown. Such acceptance can increase closeness. Don’t drop by without calling. Don’t give advice unless asked. Respect their independence while celebrating what you can and do share. Healing Yourself When Estrangement Persists 1. Forgive yourself and your adult child. This is very hard, but it is
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necessary to keep from getting stuck in pain and bitterness. 2. Break your isolation by reaching out to others. Letting shame and sadness keep you away from new experiences and other people you love perpetuates the pain. 3. Take care of yourself. Exercise. Eat healthy meals. Live as full a life as you possibly can. This gives you the strength to carry on and makes a good life, despite your underlying pain, possible. 4. Let love into your life. There’s a temptation to shut others out when your beloved child is estranged from you. Value all the love in your life
— from your partner, from other children, from extended family, from friends, and from pets. This is all love to be treasured and can help your healing.
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5. Let joy balance the pain in your life. Nonstop suffering will not bring reconciliation with your adult child, and it certainly impairs the quality of your life. Allow love, fun, and joy into your life — to soothe and strengthen you. Dr. Kathy McCoy is the author of We Don’t Talk Anymore: Healing after Parents and Their Adult Children Become Estranged (Sourcebooks 2017). Visit her at www.drkathymccoy.com.
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By Jason J. Tabor At 52, Paul Waclo radiates an energy and creativity men half his age would be lucky to possess. Coupled with the business savvy and charm cultivated by a career in design and sales and a general dissatisfaction with working for someone else for a living, Waclo was well equipped to take the plunge and start his own business in 2012. The story of how he “carved” his own path to a better life is an inspiring one. “Getting pushed to do things that are out of your comfort zone is always how you grow,” says Waclo, the owner of chainsaw sculpture business Chainsaw Carving by Paul. Waclo now tours the country leaving a trail of sawdust in his wake, creating custom wooden sculptures of animals, people, furniture, tree houses, or whatever creations his artistic impulses lead him to. His sculptures are whimsical and unique; they seem to be imbued with Waclo’s sunny disposition. He carves downed trees that would otherwise be heading to mulch or firewood piles as well as onsite memorials to loved ones from trees on his customers’ properties. A native of Altoona, Pennsylvania, Waclo has lived in the York area for the past 13 years with his wife, Lori, and their three daughters. The son of a door-to-door encyclopedia salesman, Waclo was diagnosed with Perthes disease, a childhood disorder that affects the
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hips and legs, at just 6 years old. “I was bedridden, basically, for about four years of my childhood,” he says. “I spent a lot of time in traction in hospital beds, and at one point my doctor told me I’d probably never walk again.” While bedridden, he began drawing and sketching to pass the time. He carried this passion for art into adulthood, long after treatments at Hershey Medical Center alleviated the effects of the Perthes disease and got him out of the hospital rooms that had confined him for much of his childhood. “I was always outside, being active, doing motorsports, hiking and skiing and building things. All things that I still enjoy today. As a young person, I was very aware that I’d been given a second chance at life.” After high school, Waclo studied engineering and design at Penn State. He started his own business after graduating, designing apparel for BMW North America and doing mechanical drafting and design for other clients as well. His businesses ended up floundering due to his “not having the life skills at 22 to really know how to make it a success.” Eventually, he settled into a successful career in sales, although he sometimes thought of how he might go into business for himself once more. Waclo’s interest in chainsaw art stemmed from an unconventional source: a TV show called Saw Dogs that his daughter was a fan of and insisted he needed to watch. The show profiles the trials and travails of a team of chainsaw carvers as they are www.50plusLifePA.com
commissioned to complete a series of complex art projects for high-end clients. After watching just one episode, he was hooked. Soon, he’d purchased a chainsaw and was beginning to attempt his own small carvings on blocks of wood in his driveway. “Something about it just spoke to me and I wanted to try it. I’d never used a chainsaw before, never even picked one up,” laughs Waclo. “When I was first learning to sculpt, my main focus was using the saw without killing myself! Much of sculpting involves using the tip of the saw, which can cause a lot of bounce-back. It’s really quite dangerous when you’re first learning.” After taming the saw, Waclo’s sculpting skills began to grow by leaps and bounds. He credits his engineering experience, and its reliance on being able to visualize structures in three dimensions, for his rapid progress. “In order to do what I do, and know where to make the first cut and the second cut, and so on, it’s essential to be able to see these objects in my head and rotate them around. Carving is really just the process of ‘removing’; there may be an eagle or a horse hidden in a block of wood, and it’s my job to carve away everything else that’s there,” he explains. What began as a hobby in his driveway soon grew into a business as passersby started to notice the artwork he was making and made offers to buy them. He carved a custom bench, which included two friendly, welcoming bears and decorative script, for Brown’s Orchard & Market in Loganville, and suddenly his work was gaining notice and wide visibility. “If it hadn’t been for Brown’s, this probably would’ve remained a part-time job,” he says. “Things started taking off, and I had to start working faster in order to deal with all of the commissions that began coming my way.” After 25 years in a successful career, Waclo left the corporate world to strike out on his own, and he hasn’t looked back since. He now works full time to fulfill all of the www.50plusLifePA.com
commissions from art collectors and property owners who want to adorn their yards with Waclo’s unique vision. “Each morning I sort through all of the Facebook messages, emails, and phone calls I receive from prospective customers,” he explains. “Then I head to my shop at Dubel Mill and Lumber in Stewartstown, or hit the road with my mobile workshop if I’m working on site.” He also incorporates a workout routine and nutrition plan into his daily regimen. “This isn’t like sitting in an office — you need to be in shape to do this kind of work, and I see myself doing it when I’m 75 or 80.” He maintains a small inventory of sculptures for sale, but most of his work is done on spec after consulting with a potential buyer. His sculptures range from small pieces he can complete in a day to works like the Old Man of the Sea, which had to be positioned by crane at Mariner Point Park in Maryland. As a chainsaw carver, Waclo has joined a small but passionate group of woodworkers referred to as “The Brotherhood of the Saw,” which has allowed him to forge relationships with fellow carvers and customers all around the world. “I’ve truly become friends with many of my customers. It’s humbling to be invited into someone’s home and be put up as a guest when you’re creating art on their property.” He recalls being “treated like a rock star” during a tour of the Stihl Chainsaw manufacturing plant in Germany and, when not carving, gives presentations and seminars on small business around the country. He’s even become friends with the carvers he saw on TV who inspired him in the first place. “I know it’s a bit of a cliché, but if you’re able to find something you’re passionate about and make a living doing it, you’ll never have to work. I’m 52 and every day I’ve got a smile on my face, I’ve never felt better, and I feel like my road in life, starting a business at this age, brought me to what I was always meant to do.” For more information, visit www. chainsawcarvingbypaul.com.
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Jay Sandrich Directed Classic Sitcoms Nick Thomas
Starting out as an assistant director on I Love Lucy in the late ’50s probably wasn’t a bad foundation for Jay Sandrich’s television career behind the camera. “I wrote a letter to Lucy’s company (Desilu) and was invited for an interview,” recalled Sandrich from Los Angeles. He was immediately offered Publicity still courtesy Paramount Pictures the job despite possessing Jay Sandrich's father, Mark, seated at only a film degree from right, working on Holiday Inn with Fred UCLA and a couple of years’ Astaire and Bing Crosby. experience working on army documentaries. “It was my first real job in the business,” he said. “The only reason I got it was because the man who hired me had been my father’s assistant, so I got that job thanks to my father.” But by then, there was no way for Sandrich to thank his dad. Sandrich senior had died a decade earlier when his son was just 13.
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Mark Sandrich had been a respected film director in the 1930s and ’40s who worked on five Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers films as well as the stillfavorite seasonal musical Holiday Inn. As the rookie second assistant director on Lucy, young Sandrich’s duties included a lot of paperwork and making sure actors were on time for rehearsals. Publicity still “Then I got the job of first Jay Sandrich, right, on the set assistant director the next season. of Make Room For Daddy with I knew very little, but the previous producer Sheldon Leonard, center. assistant director, Jack Aldworth — now the associate producer — taught me so much.” Also filming at Desilu Studios was Make Room for Daddy. Director/ producer Sheldon Leonard invited Sandrich to work on the series as assistant director for more than 160 episodes. “That’s where I really learned a lot,” he said. “Not necessarily working with actors but with the cameras.” Throughout the ’60s, Sandrich worked on other hit series, such as The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Andy Griffith Show. When executive producer Leonard Stern began planning Get Smart, he invited Sandrich to produce the first season. “But I really didn’t enjoy producing — too many worries,” admitted Sandrich, who went on to direct a half dozen episodes. In the ’70s, Sandrich guest directed multiple episodes of numerous popular series. He especially left his directorial mark on The Mary Tyler Moore Show in the 1970s and The Cosby Show in the ’80s/’90s, directing more than 100 episodes of each and winning two Emmys for each series. Despite spending a career surrounded by actors, Sandrich says emphatically he had no desire to act himself: “I knew how bad I would have been! “I’m 85 now and my wife and I have been spending summers in Aspen, and I’ve directed a few plays,” he says. “But television comedy has changed so much that I don’t think I’d be good directing it today. I’ve had a great career being involved with some of the best comedy shows ever produced.”
In the Soldier Stories article in the December issue of 50plus LIFE, nurse Ann Thompson was misidentified in the photo caption. Thompson is pictured on the left; Linda Goodhart is on the right. Also in the December issue, Ms. Pennsylvania Senior America Peggy Kurtz Keller was reported to have come in fourth in the national competition. Keller was second runner-up. We regret the errors.
Art & Antiques by Dr. Lori
Uncovering Treasure with Dr. Lori Lori Verderame
As the star appraiser on History’s The Curse of Oak Island, I spend a lot of time identifying buried treasure found on a small, secluded island off Nova Scotia. At my antiques appraisal events, where audience members bring me their art, antiques, and collectibles to evaluate, I uncover the true stories behind objects from many historical time periods. Like Oak Island treasures, sometimes folks’ valuable antiques are buried in plain sight. At some recent seminars, I appraised many interesting objects, including a Limoges porcelain footed serving bowl, an American Impressionist painting by a Rockport artist, a strand of opera-length pearls,
Dr. Lori, left, with the Tiffany lamp’s owner.
The owner of this Tiffany lamp, now worth $11,000, remembers her grandfather reading by it.
a 19th-century silver tea service, a midcentury modern kimono, a Maria Martinez black-on-black pot, a jadeite vase, a Tiffany lamp, a large glass perfume bottle collection, and the list goes on. A couple brought a lovely pair of Sioux Native American beaded dolls to my appraisal show. They were handed down in their family, and the couple was interested to know the dolls’ value and origin. I assessed the type of beadwork; Native American tribes were adept at beadwork, and the patterns of the beadwork typically reveal which tribe made the dolls. The beadwork was colorful and very well executed, which please see TREASURE page 12
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Assistance Dogs Provide Help and Love Jim Miller
Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister, who’s 58, has multiple sclerosis, and I’m wondering if an assistance dog could help make her life a little easier. – Inquiring Sister Dear Inquiring, For people with disabilities and even medical conditions, assistant dogs can be fantastic help, not to mention they provide great companionship and an invaluable sense of security. Here’s what you and your sister should know. While most people are familiar with guide dogs that help people who are blind or visually impaired, there are also a variety of assistance dogs trained to help people with physical disabilities, hearing loss, and various
medical conditions. Unlike most pets, assistance dogs are highly trained canine specialists — often golden and Labrador retrievers and German shepherds — that know approximately 40-50 commands, are amazingly well behaved and calm, and are permitted to go anywhere the public is allowed. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of assistance dogs and what they can help with.
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Service dogs: These dogs are specially trained to help people with physical disabilities due to multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s disease, chronic arthritis, and many other disabling conditions. They help by performing tasks their owner cannot do or has trouble doing, like carrying or retrieving items, picking up dropped items, opening and closing doors, turning lights on and off, assisting with dressing and undressing, and helping with balance, household chores, and more. Guide dogs: For the blind and visually impaired, guide dogs help their owner get around safely by avoiding obstacles, stopping at curbs and steps, negotiating traffic, and more. Hearing dogs: For those who are deaf or hearing impaired, hearing dogs can alert their owner to specific sounds, such as ringing telephones, doorbells, alarm clocks, microwaves, oven timers, smoke alarms, approaching sirens, crying babies, or when someone calls out their name.
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Seizure alert/response dogs: For people with epilepsy or other seizure disorders, these dogs can recognize the signs that their owner is going to have a seizure and provide them with advance warning so he or she can get to a safe place or take medication to prevent the seizure or lessen its severity. They are also trained to retrieve medications and use a preprogrammed phone to call for help. These dogs can also be trained to help people with diabetes, panic attacks, and various other conditions. Finding a Dog If your sister is interested in getting a service dog, contact some assistancedog training programs. To find them, Assistance Dogs International provides a listing of around 65 U.S. programs on their website, www. assistancedogsinternational.org. After you locate a few, you’ll need to either visit their website or call them to find out the types of training dogs they offer, the areas they serve, if they have a waiting list, and what upfront costs will be involved. Some groups offer dogs for free, some ask for donations, and some charge thousands of dollars. To get an assistance dog, your sister will need to show proof of her disability, which her physician can provide, and she’ll have to complete an application and go through an interview process. She will also need to go and stay at the training facility for a week or two so she can become familiar with her dog and get training on how to handle it. It’s also important to understand that assistance dogs are not for everybody. They require time, money, and care that your sister or some other friend or family member must be able and willing to provide. Jim Miller is a regular contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior Book. www.savvysenior.org
VA Hotline Now Fully Staffed and Operational The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that the White House VA Hotline is now fully staffed with live agents working to serve veterans 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The hotline, which became 24-hour operational in mid-October, is now staffed by a team consisting of 90 percent veterans or employees who have a veteran family member, and is in response to veterans’ requests to talk to agents who could relate to their experiences. “The White House VA Hotline provides our nation’s veterans with a direct, dedicated contact line that allows them to interact with highly trained, live agents to answer their needs and concerns,” said VA Secretary David J. Shulkin. The hotline can be accessed at (855) 948-2311 and is VA’s first nonclinical, nonemergency, aroundthe-clock call center. It provides veterans a supplemental option to report issues if they are not being addressed through VA’s normal customer-service channels.
“Since the initial launch of the hotline in June, we listened to our veterans, who indicated that they prefer speaking with other veterans and veteran family members, and we adjusted our hiring based on that feedback,” added Shulkin. Since fulltime coverage began in October, the hotline has served more than 10,000 callers. Hotline agents answer inquiries; provide directory assistance; document concerns about VA care, benefits, and services; and expedite the referral and resolution of those concerns. Agents undergo regular updates and training on VA services based on hotline trends and are assisted by newly implemented tracking software to help VA capture and improve its response, referral, and resolution processes. The hotline’s agents are located at a VA facility in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. The hotline also generates realtime reports to VA experts, who can help address the specific issues of veterans as well as make betterinformed decisions on where program improvements are needed.
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Every Day is a Milestone Saralee Perel
My husband, Bob, will turn 70 soon. He’s been refusing to get out of bed. Today I pulled his covers down. “Bob, 70 is the new 50.” He pulled the covers back over his head and muffled, “What’s 80? The new dead?” “Bob, look what you’re missing out on right now. A wonderful day with me. Come on. Get dressed and we’ll go to Four Seas Ice Cream.” Four Seas is probably one of the most popular ice cream parlors on Cape Cod, where we live. I said, “I’ll even treat you to one of their t-shirts. What color?” “Black noir.” “What size? “Old.” Later, he said, “I don’t feel 70.” “What’s 70 supposed to feel like?” “As cuddly and adorable as a tick.” “I’m getting you out of this funk. We have this very moment to be in love with each other. I’m not missing out on it.” That lifted Bob’s spirits. He held my hand as we walked to our car. He joyfully said, “We fell in love when we saw each other at Four Seas. Remember?” “Oh yes,” I said, suddenly feeling a little wistful. “You ordered extra cherries for your hot fudge sundae. They fell on the floor and you stepped on them. Everywhere you walked, you left little red dots behind you.” “It seems like yesterday,” I said. This 70 thing couldn’t be
bothering me instead of Bob, could it? That feeling of wistfulness was now replaced by wanting to throw up. Choking on my words, I said, “The place was packed. We locked eyes just as if we were the only ones there. You were wearing your lightblue work shirt and it matched your blue eyes.” “That was over 40 years ago,” he said. My shoulders did a grand slam slump. Then I ever-so-slowly put myself prone and face down in the grass. “Saralee! Pull yourself together.” He helped me up and gave me a hug. By the time we got to the ice cream shop, I was uncontrollably sobbing. “Boy, will your birthday be rotten.” He snuggled with me in the front seat. “All I want for my birthday is you.” That’s all I needed to hear. And so, just like the pair we were 40 years ago, we sat at the counter and had our ice creams. I had a hot fudge sundae with extra cherries, which didn’t fall off. Bob’s birthday will be a day to cherish, when two people in love share one fine occasion filled with dreams of long ago, the exquisite present tense, and courage for the days to come. Nationally syndicated, award-winning columnist Saralee Perel can be reached at email@example.com or via her website: www.saraleeperel.com.
7 Lifesaving Reasons You Should Eat Cauliflower
I was eating dinner with my husband, Sam, and having homemade chicken soup with a slice of sourdough bread and melted butter. It was simple and delicious. We ate silently. Toward the end of the meal, he says to me, “We always eat our soup and bread silently because we are mentally calculating how to time the last bite so it’s perfect.” Ha! So true. We usually chatter during meals, and tell funny stories, but when soup and bread hit the table, it all goes to silence. I like to time my last bite so it’s soup (to wash down the bread). Regardless, about this homemade chicken soup … that’s what I really want to talk about. Tonight we made it differently, with peas instead of celery (because you need something green) and with red onions instead of white ones. We used shredded cauliflower instead of rice — that was the biggest and most pleasant surprise because I didn’t think it would actually work. You can buy shredded cauliflower now in bags in the produce department of your grocery store. Someone should have bagged this stuff decades ago! Anyway, the cauliflower holds up remarkably well, even days later. It acts just like rice except with cauliflower, you get the most incredible health benefits. It’s a crucifer, like its green cousins broccoli and Brussels sprouts, so it has the same cancer-fighting properties. I want you to start cooking with cauliflower. Here’s why. Cauliflower contains sulforaphanes; that’s the compound that gives it a funky sulfur smell. This compound has been isolated and studied. It clearly demonstrates cancer-fighting promise, especially for breast, prostate, and other reproductive cancers. This has been shown repeatedly, in both animal models and test-tube studies. Cauliflower contains antioxidants, which neutralize free radicals. There are many antioxidants present in cauliflower, but among the more recognizable, we find quercetin, vitamin K, vitamin C, beta-carotene, and kaempferol. That last one is incredible — it’s rarely talked about, but kaempferol has evidence behind it to show that it can block the production of VEGF (a signaling protein Self Storage that promotes the growth of new blood Taking Donations for vessels) in your body and “suppress Habitat for Humanity. ovarian cancer-cell metastasis in vitro,” Please contact either according to one research study. store for items needed. Another article suggests kaempferol Drop off at either location. could interact with estrogen receptors on Home of the ½ off 1st 2 Months the cell and slow the growth of cancer! 2786 South Queen St, Dallastown, PA 17313 Cauliflower protects your bones (717) 741-2202 because it is a rich, natural source of 1331 North Sherman St, York, PA 17406 (717) 840-9369 vitamins K and C, as well as minerals like potassium, manganese, and phosphorus. Best of York 2 Years in a Row!! Cauliflower gives you a low-carb www.ustorityork.com
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spoke to the quality of the object. The leather was in good condition, which means that the dolls were probably not stored somewhere hot, such as an attic, or damp, such as a basement. Remember, when it comes to deteriorating leather, dryness is the culprit. The two dolls dated to the early 1900s and were worth nearly $1,000 on the market today. A young man who enjoys yard-sale shopping told me that he was learning about 19th and 20th century art by reading my blog and visiting museums. He knew that he had a winner when he recognized the butterfly mark on a landscape print for sale at a local yard sale. That butterfly mark was the famous mark of American expatriate artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler (of Whistler’s Mother fame). According to this young man, for just $5, that print was not going to stay at the yard sale for long. I authenticated the print by Whistler, because the mark is not the only indicator of credibility on an old print, and dated it to the late 19th century. Then I revealed that this savvy shopper
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The Bookworm Sez
Hank & Jim Terri Schlichenmeyer
You and your friend have a lot in common. You both laugh at the same idiotic things, enjoy the same food and drink (often together), and you share similar experiences. You’ve taught your friend a lot and you’ve been a willing pupil, too. If you’re both lucky, as in the new book Hank & Jim by Scott Eyman, it’ll be that way for decades. Born into a large family in Nebraska in May 1905, Henry Fonda once recalled an aimless, directionless childhood. That’s surprising, since young Hank was a focused boy who always insisted on perfection in everything he tackled, including hobbies, studies, and acting, which he embraced when a local woman invited him to join the community theater. When he realized that he loved acting—and he was good at it— Hank received the blessings of his parents to move to New York City, to see where his dramatic talents might take him. James Stewart was born almost exactly three years after Hank, in a similar small town in Pennsylvania. His father was a businessman who owned a hardware store and who made sure that his children weren’t insulated from others unlike them. Young Jim was an easygoing, affable boy who loved animals and model airplanes; in fact, he’d once considered entering a Naval Academy but, while in prep school, he realized that he loved acting — and he was good at it. Even at college, he wanted to see where his dramatic talents might take him. While at Princeton, Jim briefly met Hank, but their meeting was unremarkable: They shook hands, exchanged small talk, and then went their separate ways, but they had mutual friends, so it was inevitable that they’d meet again. Eventually, they shared rooming houses, a love of practical jokes and of www.50plusLifePA.com
gardening, and an obsession with flight. Hank was a Hollywood success first, then Jim. Jim won an Academy Award first, then Hank. They both spent Hank & Jim: The time in World Fifty-Year Friendship of Henry Fonda and War II, about James Stewart which they By Scott Eyman were reluctant c. 2017, Simon & to talk. And Schuster they shared an 384 pages obsession with one irresistible woman … You click through channels on a
quiet evening and find an old, black-and-white movie on TV. Those are fun to see — and so is Hank & Jim. Much like those classic movies, author Scott Eyman Photo credit: Greg Lovett takes readers Hank & Jim author on a trip back Scott Eyman. to an innocent time, when drama was for stage or camera only and, because few stars bothered with bodyguards, fans enjoyed more accessibility. It was a time when an actor might be ashamed at his own personal marry-go-round, while other
marriages were forever. But Eyman also lets his subjects romp: We see bed-hopping and scandals here, as well as stories that frame the lifelong friendship of two stars, as told by themselves, friends, and children. And on that note, readers who are tabloid-familiar with either man may also shed a tear … This book is a movie buff’s dream: There are surprises in here, reminisces, and plenty of “awwwwww”-inspiring moments. For Hollywood watchers and bio-fans alike, Hank & Jim is an uncommonly good read. The Bookworm is Terri Schlichenmeyer. Terri has been reading since she was 3 years old and she never goes anywhere without a book. She lives on a hill in Wisconsin with two dogs and 14,000 books.
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Recently, during my 9-year-old Boston terrierâ€™s second echocardiogram appointment, I was not, unlike the first appointment, focusing on the intimacy of Cookieâ€™s beating heart tissue and blood flow on the screen. At this six-month checkup there was less awe and more trepidation on my part. Cookieâ€™s last echo showed that she had a leaking mitral valve, a bane of her breed, which indicated the beginning of congestive heart failure. Thus, this time I was paying more attention to Dr. M., the vet, as she jotted down numbers from the ultrasound procedure. I was hoping the numbers would add up to stability in Cookieâ€™s condition. They didnâ€™t. â€œCookieâ€™s leakage has increased since last time,â€? Dr. M. said with professional concern. Not wanting to dive into the ultimate prognosis, I waded into the shallow end of the pool, asking Dr. M. if we needed to change Cookieâ€™s meds. She became more upbeat, saying that as long
as Cookie is not showing any symptoms, like shortness of breath, we could keep her on the same meds, and even if she did begin to retain fluid in her lungs, there were meds that could mitigate this congestion for a while. I looked at Cookie on the examining table, reassuring myself that she could jump off it, her leaping ability still half-cat and half-dog. Even at 9 Â˝, at home she still does the notstupid dog trick of jumping on a chair and then onto the dining table to pilfer my meal with a gastronomic interest ranging from salads to stroganoff. Then, when yelled at, she can, with aplomb, dive off the table to stake out her position for dessert. My initial echocardiogram four years before Cookieâ€™s was nerve-wracking. A day out of surgery for a broken ankle, I was wheeled on a tortuous gurney journey to a deserted wing of the hospital, where the echo-cardio room resided. The echo was uneventful, except for the
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cold jelly on my chest applied by the showerhead-like device. After the echo, my gurney was moved to the long, empty corridor, and I was assured transportation would be right down. After waiting 20 minutes, though, I would have welcomed even the spooky corridor’s resident 100-yearold troll to extricate me from this vast nether land. This experience was in contrast to Cookie’s echo, which was done in the loving care of the vet and the vet tech. Thus, Cookie was told at her discharge how cute she was and given a treat, and afterward there was no waiting in creepy isolation. I just whisked Cookie into my car and deposited her in her familiar front-seat lookout position. Several months after my initial echocardiogram in 2011, I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation, a heart arrhythmia, which can be mostly controlled with a daily dose of a beta blocker. When I occasionally feel dizzy, I monitor my heart rate with a finger pulse oximeter, and if it’s beating
at 130 beats per minute, I take special, quick-acting beta blockers. I also learned how to take Cookie’s heartbeat manually by placing my hand on her abdomen and counting exhales for 15 seconds to extrapolate the rate per minute. In song, a heart skipping a beat can be sublime, but in real life, an arrhythmia can create vulnerability. It did in my life. I went from a healthy middle-ager to a balding 60year-old when I got my diagnosis. My atrial vulnerability made me more aware of Cookie’s precarious existence due to her more serious heart condition. So, in the future I will walk Cookie more frequently, and she will run and jump at the sight of a leash in anticipation of a favorite pastime. We will stop to smell the roses, the garbage cans, and maybe even any roadkill scent that Cookie favors. Maybe.
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Free Healthy Aging Workshop Starts Jan. 23 The York County Area Agency on Aging will host free educational workshops to learn about the “10 KeysTM to Healthy Aging” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Jan. 23 to Feb. 20, at the Eastern Branch YMCA at OHANA, 4075 E. Market St., Suite 20, York. The workshops will be taught by a certified health ambassador and APPRISE counselors through the Area Agency on Aging and in partnership with the Eastern Branch YMCA at OHANA. Developed by the Center for Aging and Population Health at the University of Pittsburgh, along with the CDC Prevention Research Center, this health-promotion program provides many no-cost and low-cost preventative services to promote successful aging. Each of the “10 Keys”TM is an important step in preventing disease and improving quality of life. They include:
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America’s New Old Hero Randal C. Hill
from December fighting for 1954 until radio airplay; Bill Hayes’s February 1955. rendition It became on Cadence arguably television’s first Records beat the competition miniseries. when it The streaked up the shows hit an Billboard charts unexpected and locked in ratings home the No. 1 spot run when they attracted for five weeks. Photo of Fess Parker as Davy Crockett from Few knew 40 million the television miniseries Davy Crockett. that Disney had viewers. commissioned Parker’s Crockett — hailed as “the King of the the tune — which took less than an Wild Frontier” — captivated America hour to write — only when the three Crockett shows had run a few minutes like nothing before. People loved the catchy theme song. short of time before being shown. Hayes’s success was only the Suddenly nearly two dozen versions of beginning. In a feeding frenzy of epic “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” were proportions, manufacturers rushed a multitude of Crockett products onto the market — much to the chagrin and frustration of the Disney organization. (Since Davy was a historical figure and in the public 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. domain, it was impossible to copyright Hershey Lodge his name.) Anybody could — and did 325 University Drive — put a load of Crockett stuff on the Hershey market. Kids rushed to buy “official” Davy Crockett regalia (buckskin jackets, leggings, moccasins) as well as 3,000 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. other items that included (deep Shady Maple Conference Center breath here): lunchboxes, guitars, Smorgasbord Building
While numerous historians have portrayed Davy Crockett as a brave folk figure, many others have blasted him as being a self-serving con artist. When Crockett claimed to have killed 105 grizzly bears in a span of nine months, some later cynics argued that the uneducated pioneer simply couldn’t have counted that high. In the mid-1950s, though, baby boomer kids embraced only the positive Crockett image. This was thanks to Fess Parker, a 29-year-old Navy veteran from Texas who stood tall (6 feet, 5 inches), was ruggedly handsome, and exuded a quiet on-screen confidence during ABC-TV’s Disneyland trilogy about the fabled frontiersman. As Walt Disney’s debut foray into television, each episode of Davy Crockett was shown one month apart,
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wristwatches, coloring books, trading cards, bedspreads, pajamas, bath towels, underwear, jigsaw puzzles, bubble gum, t-shirts — and 14 million hastily printed books. Essential to any self-respecting young fan was the coveted coonskin cap, a faux fur creation that included a luxuriant raccoon snap-on tail that dangled from the back. The caps sold at a rate of 5,000 a day, more than 1 million altogether. Girls as well as boys could show their devotion when they donned Polly Crockett caps of all-white faux fur. Then, without warning and after sales of $300 million — $100 million from the caps alone — the Davy Crockett fad died. Overnight, it seemed, phones stopped ringing and orders stopped flowing in. After seven frenetic months, it was over. Davy Crockett had become uncool, and merchants everywhere groaned. The craze cannot simply be dismissed as a frivolous fad, though. It had become an unprecedented event in the early television age, an example of the power of a TV-product tie-in. For the first time, baby boomers had — unknowingly — flexed their collective commercial muscles
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Risking death, several kinds of traffic when it comes. Turkey vultures, common wildlife in southeastern black vultures, crows, red-tailed hawks, Pennsylvania, as elsewhere, are and starlings are all devout scavengers adaptable enough to get food off and the birds most likely seen feeding country roads through the year. on dead critters on country byways. Some of the more All these birds common foods on usually are quick rural roads include enough to rise off earthworms, dead the roads before animals, spilled approaching vehicles grain, and road and drop to the apples. blacktop again Thousands of after the traffic has earthworms emerge passed. Skunks, at night from the opossums, red foxes, ground in fields coyotes, and other along rural byways mammals also feed any time rain falls on dead creatures on heavily or for a the roads, mostly at length of time night. An American robin hunting during warmer At any time of for earthworms. seasons. Some year, sometimes of those worms corn, or some blunder onto other grain, spills country roads. on a roadway. Many of them Rock pigeons, are up to a foot mourning doves, long, and several house sparrows, and get squashed on the horned larks are roads, though many quick to consume others make it to that grain from the safety. roads. Those birds Striped skunks also ingest tiny and opossums stones to help grind eat some of those those seeds in their worms on roads at stomachs. Turkey vulture. night most of the But road apples, year around. And also known as horse on summer nights, American and droppings, are the most interesting common toads consume some of those food source on country lanes. Those worms off the roads. “apples” are from horses pulling American crows, American robins, buggies along rural roads. American kestrels, and purple grackles Road apples have chewed, but ingest many smashed worms off undigested, bits of corn in them that blacktop lanes the next morning. The house sparrows, horned larks, starlings, robins, in keeping with their custom, pigeons, doves, and other kinds of run and stop, run and stop on the birds scratch from that manure to eat. roads to pick up and ingest worms These are the more common kinds until they are full. of wildlife foods that are found on Several kinds of animals are killed farmland blacktop throughout the on rural roads, providing food for year. Those foods are easy to ingest, if scavengers bold enough to ingest it wildlife that consumes them stays out there and quick enough to escape of traffic’s way. www.50plusLifePA.com
Age is Nothing but a Number: Cosmetic Surgery after 50 By the California Association of Orthodontists Getting on social media isn’t the only way older people are keeping up with the younger generation — doctors are reporting a recent rise in the number of older patients looking into cosmetic procedures, many of them in their 90s. Dr. Joshua Zuckerman, a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in Manhattan, reasons that the stigma for plastic surgery is fading fast. Combined with an increase in less invasive procedures, both surgical and nonsurgical treatments are becoming more common with older men and women. Zuckerman says that wrinkles, sunspots, and loose, flabby skin are often the biggest complaints for older patients, but it’s not uncommon to perform facelifts, eyelid lifts, facial fat transfer, breast lifts, tummy tucks, and thigh lifts on them, too. Cosmetic surgery is often traditionally associated with major procedures like these; however, the rise in popularity of noninvasive procedures — such as braces, dental implants, chemical peels, laser resurfacing, and injectable fillers such as Botox or Xeomin — have made aesthetic improvements even more accessible and affordable to anyone that wishes to take advantage of them. Cosmetic procedures may be more in demand than ever before with over-60s, but there is a lack of information about the effects, risk, and results for older generations that take the plunge. So, we spoke to the experts and asked them to break everything down for us.
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How Risky is It? The risk really depends on the procedure that you choose. Body-altering surgeries, such as facelifts or tummy tucks, require anesthesia, which is riskier for older patients, who are more likely to have heart problems, high blood pressure, or diabetes. “Age is also an independent risk factor for forming a clot during surgery,” says Zuckerman, “so patients over 50 must get proper preoperative medical clearance from their primary-care doctor and/or cardiologist.” Extreme measures don’t have to be taken to alter appearance, though. Braces are a relatively low-risk way to bring change to a face or even mitigate health concerns, such as sleep apnea or jaw pain caused by temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Dr. Robert Sunstein, San Diego-based orthodontist and member of the California Association of Orthodontists, says that “there is no increased risk in getting braces later in life and, at most, the procedures can be tiring.” One of his patients, an 84-year-old, opted to go home for a nap before returning and finishing the bracket adjustment.
What Does Age Mean for Recovery? As with any healing, as the body ages, the process becomes slower. Recuperation from anesthetic can also take longer, but it’s not all bad news. New York-based cosmetic surgeon Dr. Philip J. Miller says that “surprisingly, recovery from procedures is as varied across the board as one sees in the sub-65-year-old population. There are those who recuperate very quickly and those who take a little longer, both in terms of the incision healing, bruising, swelling, and recuperation from anesthesia.” So, while extra caution must be taken, recovery time is a very individual process. Surgeon Dr. Manish Shah does note that his older patients tend to have a much higher pain tolerance, however. Is it Effective for Older Patients? Younger patients have the benefit of higher levels of collagen and elastin in their skin, meaning that their results will last longer, but Shah does say that older patients can, in some instances, have equivalent results to younger generations with procedures such as tummy tucks or breast lifts. Results, he notes, can vary for patients of different ages and sizes. Sunstein states that, in comparison to surgical procedures, braces are known to be effective at any age. The key to achieving a well-aligned smile with braces or dental implants, such as veneers, is having healthy teeth and gums as a foundation for any orthodontic work. Regular visits to a dentist, an effective oral-care routine, and consistent follow-ups with an orthodontist will ensure that every patient’s treatment is a success. Should I Do It? Age has no impact on wanting to look as good as you feel, and luckily, there are now so many options out there that offer results for all comfort levels. Whether you’re ready to go full force into liposuction and a tummy tuck or would prefer to start small with fillers or a chemical peel, you can find a procedure that’s right for you. Once all of the risks have been assessed against the benefits, there is no reason that anyone over 60 can’t have a positive experience with cosmetic surgery, should they want it. The California Association of Orthodontists is a chapter of the American Association of Orthodontists. It represents more than 18,000 orthodontist members throughout the United States, Canada, and abroad. For more information, go to www.caortho.org.
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Published on Jan 2, 2018
Published on Jan 2, 2018
50plus LIFE — formerly 50plus Senior News — is a monthly publication for and about Central Pennsylvania’s baby boomers and seniors, offering...