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Prepare for travel with older adults By Dr. Nick Jansson


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with older adults is important to review year-round. The following tips are not only for seniors but also for family members and caregivers who may be traveling with them. Medicines: Bring a supply of daily medicines to last the trip but also carry an extra two weeks of medicine in case plans change. It’s easy for prescriptions to be transferred to

a pharmacy, but this is difficult to do if you’re cruising at sea! Also, bring important medicines that are only taken as needed but could be potentially life-saving, such as nitroglycerin (for chest pain), asthma inhalers, extra insulin or portable oxygen. ASSISTIVE DEVICES: Make sure to have a standard or folding cane, walking stick or walker for trips involving prolonged walking or standing, particularly the device is something an individual usually uses for walking or balance. AMBULATION: On long car or plane

rides, it is important for seniors to ambulate at least once every one to two hours. Individuals with arthritis should get up and stretch. Moving also helps prevent a type of blood clot called deep venous thrombosis (DVT), which can form when blood doesn’t get pumped up from the legs to the heart as well as when leg muscles are not working as much during rest. These clots can travel to the lungs and cause blockage of blood flow and even death in extreme cases. If it is difficult to ambulate, do leg exercises while sitting. Flexing and extending the calf muscles by pointing toes upward with the heels on the ground (dorsiflexion) or moving heels up off the ground with the toes still planted (plantar flexion) can help contract and stretch calf muscles. Other preventative measures include wearing compression stockings and staying

well hydrated. LISTS: A list of medicines, medical conditions, allergies, surgeries, advanced directives and physicians that the individual sees is important to have at all times in case of medical care or emergency. This list can be typed or written and kept in a purse or wallet. HOSPITAL/AMBULATORY CARE CENTERS: It is a good idea to know of nearby hospitals, urgent care centers or other forms of ambulatory care centers in the area of your travel. These suggestions will help make travel much easier, safer and potentially life-saving for our senior family members! Dr. Nicholas Jansson is a board certified Internal Medicine physician at Franciscan Medical Clinic – Seahurst in Burien, WA.

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For the last 25 years we have called this community of apartments our home-awayfrom-home. My father passed away in 2004, but my mother still works here 5 days a week. The beautiful grounds reflect her love of flowers and her hard labor. My parents taught the four of us the value of hard work. The construction and management skills we learned are used daily in maintaining and upgrading Boulevard Park Place. The operations and management was passed along to me more than ten years ago. With the help of family members and live-in managers, we work to keep my parents’ dream a warm, welcoming, safe and lovely home for all of our residents. Our residents are extended family. Sincerely,

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natural tooth roots: maintenance of bone and the preservation of facial structures,” says Dr. An estimated 100 million Americans experiRobert Odegard DDS who provides implant and ence problems associated with missing teeth cosmetic dentistry in the Renton Highlands. such as the inability to smile with confidence, “If a person is going to lose a tooth or muldifficulty chewing, talking or laughing and tiple teeth, they should have implants placed embarrassment eating in public. The problem is in order to prevent significant bone loss and more serious because tooth loss causes facial to preserve their facial appearance,” says Dr. bone loss and collapse of facial structures cre- Odegard. ating an old person appearance. In extreme Dental implants can significantly improve the cases the jawbone continues to deteriorate lives of people who wear dentures or partial and facial muscles change, dentures. With little or no causing the chin and nose dental implants “If a person is going to discomfort, to curve inward towards can be placed to secure the each other, resulting in a lose a tooth or multiple dentures in the mouth or “witch’s beak” appearance. can replace the denteeth, they should have they Wearing dentures actually ture all together. Because accelerates this deteriora- implants placed in order the dentures will no longer tion process. or slip, the improveto prevent significant move The solution is Dental ment in chewing and eating Implant Treatment, today’s bone loss and to preserve is immeasurable. Often the state of the art alternative patient can keep their same their facial appearance” dentures and have them to traditional methods of tooth replacement. Unlike snap on to the implants for dentures or partials, dental improved retention and stability. The patient implants are teeth replacements that actually enjoys much more confidence and a better prevent bone loss that occurs when teeth are quality of life. missing. “As substitute tooth roots, dental Dental Implants have a 95-99% success rate, implants provide virtually the same function as are painless to place and are one of the easi-


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GREAT EXERCISES Palm Stretch 1. Open your palm and stretch your fingers freely for five seconds. 2. Touch each finger to your thumb. 3. Repeat the same process on the opposite hand. 4. Repeat 10 times with each hand. Arm Lifts 1. Lay on your back. Place your arms next to your body. Lift one arm straight up until it is 90 with your body. 2. Hold your arm in this position for 10 seconds or more if you do not feel any pain when go-

ing beyond 10 seconds. 3. Lower your arm next to your body. 4. Repeat 10 times with each arm. Straight Leg Lifts 1. Have both legs together, flat on the bed. 2. Slightly lift one leg up. Make sure to keep it as straight as possible. 3. Hold it lifted for 10 to 20 seconds. 4. Return the leg to its original position. 5. Repeat 10 times with each leg. Thigh Squeezers 1. Have your legs together. Bend both legs at the knees with your feet flat on the bed.

2. Place a moderately soft/long pillow or a soft ball between your knees. 3. Squeeze the pillow or ball with your knees and hold it for 10 seconds and release. 4. Repeat 10 times. Hip Lifts 1. Lay on your back with one leg straight on the bed and the other leg bent with the foot flat on the bed. 2. Lift your buttocks toward the ceiling using the muscles of the bent leg. 3. Repeat 10 times with each leg. Dr. Harry Papadopoulos is an Associate Professor of Exercise Science at Pacific Lutheran University.

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...senior resource guide Senior center extends hours in bid to attract new retirees BY BRIAN BECKLEY bbeckley@rentonreporter.com

The Renton Senior Activity Center is hoping to draw in some new members by trying something they’ve never done before: evening hours. Beginning this month, the center will stay open on Wednesdays until 9 p.m., instead of closing at 5 p.m. like it does the other days. According to Senior Center Director Shawn Daly, the decision to keep the doors open a little longer came in response to a survey that showed residents would like the facility to stay open later. “Obviously, more and more people – including seniors – are working during the day,” Daly said. The hope, according to Daly, is that the extended evening hours provide an opportunity for the newly retired and the about-to-retire to visit the facility and get involved. To help spur a younger crowd, the senior center hosted a retirement planning seminar on Oct. 8 and again this past Wednesday. Additional seminars are planned for future Wednesday evenings as well. Most of the facilities will be open during the extended hours, though the kitchen, coffee bar and computer room will be closed. Daly said they hope to get computer classes in during the evenings in the future. But aside from those three items, the rest of the center’s facilities will be available, from the pool room to card room to the TV room and even the fitness center, though there is a $1 charge to use the fitness center. Two staff members will be on hand Wednesday evenings and though Daly said the additional staffing would show up in the center’s budget, there is presently enough room in the budget and enough demand for the additional hours to make it work. “It’s something that’s really new to us,” Daly said. “I think it’s really going to take off.” The Renton Senior Activity Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays. For more information, call 425-430-6633 Reach Editor Brian Beckley at 425-255-3484, ext. 5050.

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e all make plans in advance every day of our lives. We schedule doctor and dentist appointments regularly. We save for vacations long before we take them. We buy auto insurance to protect our family in the event of accidents and health coverage for unexpected illnesses. We often carry life insurance intended to cover ongoing living expenses for the family in the event of an untimely death. Equally important is discussing your funeral preferences with your family and setting aside funds for your final expenses. By doing so, you relieve your loved ones of the emotional and financial burdens in the future. You can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having your affairs in order for your survivors. The last thing you want to do is put your family and friends in an unexpected financial position. Families often count on providing for a funeral by using their savings or relying on friends and relatives for financial assistance. Savings‌ ‌May be depleted by cost of extended care during long-term illness prior to death ‌May be tied up in probate ‌May be reduced by taxes and early withdrawal penalties

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MEET MARILYN You’re likely to find Marilyn Rogers at a number of places at Merrill Gardens in downtown Renton. Maybe tending her garden outside her second-floor apartment, rolling a 200 game of Wii bowling, practicing with the bell choir or working out in the wellness center. Marilyn has lived for almost four years at Merrill Gardens. She loves it. “I just don’t think there’s a better retirement anywhere.� The best part: Probably the open dining. “Anytime you want, sit where you want, with whom you want, eat what you want. You can have everything on the menu if you could hold it.� She laughs. Before moving to Merrill Gardens, she visited other retirement communities, but chose Merrill Gardens. Location was a big reason. She can walk to the bank and to the post office. But there’s another reason. “I just found that Merrill Gardens is such a happy place.� And Renton is home. She bought her house in Rolling Hills in 1966 and lived there until she moved to Merrill Gardens. For 20 years, she taught high school PE, first at Renton High School, then transferred to Lindbergh when it opened. She lives independently, but she’s comforted knowing that if she ever needs help with her everyday living, it’s available at Merrill Gardens. “If I need care, here it is.� Marilyn Rogers is a resident of Merrill Gardens 101 Burnett Ave. S. 425-272-1193


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welcome! Training begins in December. All volunteers do self-study, using training materials and software provided by the IRS. They must attend training classes and pass the IRS Test before providing tax assistance for low- and middle-income members of our community. New volunteers work with experienced volunteers at several sites throughout our communities. Join our crew of dedicated TAX-AIDE volunteers. You’ll work your mind and warm your heart! Please contact www.aarp. org/taxvolunteer for an online application. You need to sign up by December to become IRScertified in time for the coming tax season.

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In September 1979, the city of Renton opened the doors to its “new” Senior Center on the Cedar River. Hailed by then Mayor Charles Delaurenti as the “Best on the West Coast,” the center was a dream come true for Renton-‐area senior citizens. Today the Renton Senior Activity Center continues to flourish. A well rounded program of social, health and recreational activities and services makes the center a very important part of the lives of many area senior citizens. The philosophy at the time the facility was built was that one of the keys to the success of the facility would be determined by the commitment and involvement of senior volunteers. It has always been the feeling here that using senior volunteers to their potential would have a very positive effect on the overall attitude of participants and the center’s atmosphere. Senior citizens that volunteer have a vested interest in the program. This is their center, they have helped develop policy in the past, and they will continue to mold its future. Because they truly care about the center and are proud of what we have to offer, they promote the center in a very positive way. They are the ones who deserve the credit for making the Renton Senior Activity Center the special place that it has become. Volunteers donate their time for a number of reasons, but most volunteer because they care about our community and want to give something back. One volunteer recently told me, “You get out of a community what you put into a community”. Our volunteers are simply amazing. They truly are the heart of our senior center and without them we could not survive. Renton-‐area residents age 50 and up are invited to call the Renton Senior Activity Center at 425-430-6633 for further information about the center and about volunteer opportunities available.

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less to reduce your impact and save money. Instead of chicken, turkey or eggs a few times a week, go for nuts or beans for your protein in a meal or snack. Try a peanut butter sandwich instead of turkey, or have chickpeas on a salad instead of chicken. Veggies and Fruits: The health benefits of eating more non-organic produce far outweigh the marginal risk of increased pollutant exposure. If organic isn’t available, don’t let that stop you from loading your plate! Keep in mind that almost all of the research that show the tremendous health benefits of a high produce intake studied conventional (nonorganic) produce. You can also buy locally sourced produce to reduce the energy used to transport it. Wash it, peel it and eat up! Water: Most experts concur that tap water is safe and preferable to bottled water. Actually, 25 percent of bottled water is tap water. Tap water saves packaging, saves money and isn’t transported long distances. Water bottles are filling landfills and demand more than 1.5 million barrels of oil annually! Another option is to buy a simple filtration system like Pur or Brita that fits on your faucet or uses a refillable pitcher. For water on the go, treat yourself to an easy-to-wash bottle you can refill it use for years.

Benjamin Franklin famously said: “. . . nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” While this is true, at least most Americans will be able to avoid death taxes. However, for those fortunate to have a taxable estate, there are strategies that can be used to minimize exposure to estate taxes. Generally speaking, for both the federal government and the State of Washington, all assets owned by an individual (including the death benefit of any life insurance) are included in the “taxable estate”. The State Estate Tax has an exemption of $2.0 million for each individual. The rate of estate tax on any assets over that amount is a sliding scale from 10% to 19% of the amount over that amount. An individual or a married couple with a taxable estate of less than $2.0 million need not be concerned with estate taxes. But it is important to note that in the case of a married couple, at the death of the surviving spouse there will be only one exemption of $2.0 million to protect the assets of the surviving spouse from estate taxation. Therefore, it is important for a married couple to plan to minimize estate tax liability if the taxable estate is likely to exceed $2.0 million. One strategy to minimize the value of the taxable estate is to make gifts during lifetime. An individual can give up to $14,000 to any other person during a calendar year without any requirement to file a Gift Tax Return. Gifts in a larger amount made during a calendar year will reduce the Federal Estate Tax exemption amount. However, there is no effect on the State Estate Tax exemption amount. A married couple can provide for the creation at the death of the first spouse of a Credit Shelter Trust (or “A-B Trust”) for the benefit of the surviving spouse. The assets funded in that trust will not be included in the taxable estate of the surviving spouse. This strategy must be created in the estate plan of the first spouse to die. For those persons with a taxable estate with a value in excess of $2.0 million, it is important to seek appropriate legal counsel to explore available strategies to minimize exposure to estate tax liability.

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Whether you’re handy with a calculator, can organize to perfection or have a ready smile, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide needs your skills. Volunteers prepare tax returns, greet program users and ensure things run smoothly at locations nationwide. Sign up to train for the 2015 tax season at aarp.org/taxvolunteer.

Whether it’s a military operation, a family vacation or a remodeling project, you know how important it is to plan in advance. Your funeral or cremation service is no different. There are dozens upon dozens of decisions that must be made, and by making them now you have added peace of mind that everything will be right. And making your final arrangements today will help protect your family from some of the emotional and financial burdens that often occur after the loss of a loved one. When you plan your funeral or cremation service in advance, you’ll have the opportunity to become informed about your options and their various costs, putting you in full control of your services. You’ll be able to select funeral or cremation services that will truly have meaning to you and your family while properly honoring your military service. Like any special event, a funeral or cremation service gives your family and friends time to support each other, to share memories and to celebrate your life. You can – and should – plan your service to include photographs,

favorite music, special readings, military medals and honors, and the involvement of family members, friends and military comrades. Consider these questions: • What type of funeral or cremation service do you want? • What military protocols or traditions do you want incorporated into your service? • Are there special photographs or medals you wish to have displayed? • What type of casket or cremation container do you want? • What music would you like to have played? • Will it be a private family service, or open to all? • Do you want your military service reflected on your headstone? • Is your family aware of your wishes? These and other questions will help you plan the funeral or cremation service that’s right for you. Greenwood Memorial, 253-255-1511 www.dignitymemorial.com

YOUR LIFEST YLE IS IMPORTANT At Merrill Gardens, We Understand Make the move to Merrill Gardens and choose the way you want to live. Enjoy The Following: • Anytime DiningSM • Full Activities Program

• Weekly Housekeeping • Scheduled Transportation

It’s retirement living your way.

104 Burnett Ave S Renton, WA 98057

(425) 296-1878 merrillgardens.com

Lic #BH 2131


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The Village at Judson Park Your Preferred Provider for Short Stay Sub-acute Rehabilitation and Person-Directed Nursing Care.

Full Continuum of Services with breathtaking views

• Inpatient/Outpatient (physical, occupational and speech) therapy Specialized for older adults • 24 hour Registered Nursing staff on site • Physician/ARNPs on site 7 days a week • The Village Medical Director voted Medical Director of the year by AMDA in 2011 • Commission of Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) awarded Judson Park a 5 year accreditation for high quality care/services and appointed the Village a special accreditation in Person-Directed Care • Our therapists specialize in faster recovery, earlier discharge, and enhanced quality of life

The Residences – Come for the View – Stay for the Lifestyle “My Choice� Dining – Restaurants and Bistro Venues where you can choose to dine, where, when and how you want to dine. My Life – Honoring your right to experience life to the fullest through selfdetermination.We are a holistic culture of growth and possibilities where everyone is supported to achieve their greatest potential.

We offer our rehabilitative and nursing services to the greater community as a demonstration of our mission.

The Lodge – Cozy, Friendly Neighborhood where the social program supports your fullest life with help when you want or need it. The Grove – Best Friends Approach to Relationship Based Dementia Care – the 100 most important things about you.

(800) 689-3923 | JudsonPark.com

23600 Marine View Drive South | Des Moines, WA 98198 At Judson Park it’s simple. For every life we touch, we endeavor to do the greatest good. Simply extraordinary! -XGVRQ3DUNLQ' HV0RLQHV:DVKLQJWRQLVPDQDJHGE\$ % +2:D&DOLIRUQLDQRQSUR¿WSXEOLFEHQH¿WFRUSRUDWLRQ ABHOW is a nonsectarian corporation, serving seniors through quality retirement housing since 1949. License #BH-681, DHS #797


In-Home Services – Age where you want, how you want, a full array of social and clinical services delivered to your home.

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Get the smile of your dreams! Dental excellence, isn’t that what we’re all looking for when choosing a dentist? A dentist with outstanding skills, with the experience to really know what they are doing and will focus on successful solutions for each patient’s unique needs. Dr. Lance Timmerman fulfills all those requirements and more!

We Offer a wide range of services • Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment Snoring can cost your partner hours of sleep every night and may be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea can be deadly, but perhaps 90% of sufferers don’t know they have it.

• Dental Implants If you have lost one or more teeth, dental implants are the tooth replacement option that is most like your natural teeth. Enjoy all your favorite foods, don’t worry about any special cleaning, and keep your new teeth for the rest of your life.

• Cosmetic Dentistry If you are unhappy with the appearance of your smile, we offer many procedures to help you improve the color, shape, and alignment of your teeth.

• Dentures Dentures have come a long way. Strickland Facelift Dentures™ not only fit better and function better, but they also support your face properly, making you look up to 20 years younger.

• Mouthguards Properly fitted mouthguards are important for anyone who participates in physical activity. We offer a variety of brands and types of mouthguards.

• Porcelain Veneers Porcelain veneers are thin facades of advanced ceramic that can replace the entire front and top surfaces of your teeth. They can be used to correct chipped, gapped, crooked, worn, small, or deeply discolored teeth.

• Invialign

There are three types of dentures - economy dentures, traditional dentures, and now, introducing Facelift Dentures. This amazing breakthrough provides underlying facial support which plumps your lips, lessens wrinkles, helps fill your face out, and provides for a better fit and finish. Patients absolutely love then, calling them the fountain of youth for denture wearers.

Invisalign is a way to straighten your teeth comfortably and discreetly without wires. The clear plastic aligners are removable, so there are no diet restrictions or special cleaning necessary. Treatment is comparable to braces.

• Six Month Smiles Six Month Smiles is a revolutionary approach to orthodontics that means you can have a straighter, more attractive smile in just six months using braces.

• Inman Aligner The Inman Aligner is a removable orthodontic appliance that strengthens your front teeth to give you a beautiful smile in as little as 6-18 weeks.

And Much More.....

Dr. Lance Timmerman

206.241.5533 7100 Fort Dent Way • Suite 270 Tukwila, WA 98188



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