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Planning for Tomorrow Today Prompt, Courteous, Professional Estate Planning Services A well-designed estate plan will enable you to control your property during your lifetime. It may also minimize or eliminate probate costs and inheritance taxes. Perhaps most importantly of all, it will minimize the risk of family disputes and protracted litigation. The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.

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Medical & Personal Assistance 14 . . . . . . . Adult Tender Care 12 . . . . . . . Assisting Aging Parents Back Cover Cox Health Systems 12 . . . . . . . J & W Medical Supply 14 . . . . . . . Tru Ear 15 . . . . . . . Visiting Angels

Arts & Leisure

14 . . . . . . . Classy Chassis 2 . . . . . . . . Dickerson Park Zoo 15 . . . . . . . J.G. Designs 8 . . . . . . . . Obi Simpson - dance instructor 15 . . . . . . . Redeemed Music & Books 10 . . . . . . . Stained Glass Theatre

Health & Beauty

Cover & pg.9 Spa Salubrious COVER PHOTO: The Mitchells Photography www.themitchellsphotography.com

CONTENTS Media

11 . . . . . . . Bott Radio Network

Self Improvement

14 . . . . . . . . .Personal Protection Services 13 . . . . . . . . . RSVP retired & senior volunteer program

Expos & Events

4 . . . . . . . . . . Community Calendar 10 & 11 . . . . . Local Senior Centers 6 . . . . . . . . . . Senior Games

All about HOMES

8 . . . . . . . . . . Autumn Corners 7 . . . . . . . . . . DeLong Plumbing Heating & Air 2 . . . . . . . . . . Elfidale Retirement Community 7 . . . . . . . . . . Hawthorne Creek Homes 7 . . . . . . . . . . My Movers and Storage 8 . . . . . . . . . . Natural Senior Transitions

Legal Services

Churches

11 . . . . . . . The Pursuit

2 . . . . . . . . . . Robert Ingold Attorney at Law 7 . . . . . . . . . . Pre-Paid Legal 14 . . . . . . . . . Law Office of Gregg E. Stade

Dining-Eating

Financial-Insurance

3 . . . . . . . . Branson’s Imax Entertainment Cmplx 7 . . . . . . . . Middleton Meats

15 . . . . . . . . . Anthem 10 . . . . . . . . . Jim Lanzo - MetLife Bank, Reverse Mortgage Consultant

“The Scoop”

Things to do and see in the Ozark area. Please see our website www.seniorsscoop.com/ozarks, to submit an event or activity to The SCOOP SATURDAY

THURSDAY

SATURDAY

May 5 National Day of Prayer

May 7 Nixa City Wide Garage Sale

May 21 Table Rock Days Festival

Offering prayer for the needs of our government and community. Complimentary Breakfast 6:30 am Program: 7-8 am. Guest SpeakerJennifer Rothschild. Ozark Community Center

Maps available at the Nixa McDonald’s the morning of May 7. SUNDAY

Kimberly CIty. Talent Contest/ Beauty Pageant, Family Fishing Tournament, Boat Show, etc. Info: KABAFestivals@yahoo.com

May 8 Mother’s Day Brunch

SATURDAY

National Day of Prayer Breakfast (7am) Joe White, President of Kanakuk Kamp/Founder of Kids Across America, will lead the prayer meditation. University Plaza Convention Center, 730 St. Louis St Springfield.

Keeter Center, College of the Ozarks. Branson, MO

May 21 Highland Fiber Artist Fair

MONDAY

Quilting, spinning & knitting competitions. Webster Co. Fairgrounds. Helen Grace Muzzy 859-7840.

May 9, 6:30pm - 8pm Terrific Tomatoes

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Learn from a Master Gardner about tomato varieties and how to produce flavorful tomatoes free of pests and diseases. Library Station, Santa Fe room.

May 7 & 8, 10am - 5pm Artsfest on Walnut Street

SATURDAY

Celebrating 31 years of art, food, fun and spring-time! This event on Historic Walnut Street will feature over 140 artists from across the country. Tickets $3 in advance at all area McDonald’s restaurants.

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May 14 - 7pm Geezerfest Concert Favorite ‘60s & ‘70s tunes. Library Center on the patio.

SATURDAY

May 21 - 10:30am - 1 pm Armed Forces Meet ‘N Greet Army: Lodge of the Ozarks, 3431 W. Hwy. 76. Navy: Savannah House, 165 Expressway Ln. Marines: Starlite Theatre, 3115 W. Hwy 76 Air Force: Branson Towers, 236 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Coast Guard: Veterans Mem. Museum, 1250 W. Hwy. 76.

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How many stories begin with “I remember when...” That is usually the point that someone jumps into a story from their past. If they are a great storyteller the audience is drawn in and then the story is repeated at some other gathering another time. The story lives on as an oral tradition being told over and over. If a person has had one experience in life worth retelling over and over, what are the chances that they have had other experiences that might be worth the telling? That is where a memoir can come in. There are many reasons that a person might want to write a memoir. A local professional in the field, Wayne Groner lists a few: “personal satisfaction, set the record straight, honor family members, healing, make a permanent record, and leave a legacy.” There are as many reasons as there are people that write them. Auto-biographies and your memoirs are different. Memoirs aren’t as overwhelming. It isn’t neccassary to begin at birth and record every step of your life. Memoirs are situational, or episodic. A memoir can be about one incident or a period of life revolving around one topic. Groner says, “start writing now, don’t put it off.” There are a million excuses, but the reality is that if the first word isn’t written down the last won’t be either. If writing isn’t something that a person likes to do or doesn’t feel confident with, there are professionals like Groner that will help. A professional will first conduct an interview to find out what someone’s motivation for a memoir is. Even if a person is writing their own this is an important step. Is this to be historic, encouraging, family heirloom, for the enjoyment of the memories, or is this to be a finished product that is to be sold? The next step is to get thoughts together. The person relating the memoir is the author even if they are using a professional writer. It is important that the memoir represents that person’s voice, and not the writer’s. This is done by a series of interviews to get to know the person and the memories that are to be written about. The finished product can be a story, entries like a journal or diary, or any other format that represents a persons memories. May is the month to honor our mothers. Children have many memories of childhood that include or center around their moms. With today’s economy, a low cost or no cost Mother’s Day gift may be the only option. Write those memories down and present them to mom as a gift, your childhood memoir. It will be treasured for years. Moms and Grandmas, this is the perfect time to write down some great stories about being a mom that can encourage your children. Kids don’t think parents know much until they have children of their own. A memoir, one page to 100 pages, would be a great source of inspiration and fun to hand down. If you need help getting started Wayne Groner teaches a FREE class at the Library Center, Harrison Room, the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30am. Join him for some of the basics and a little inspiration to write your own memoir. He is also available to set up an appointment to explore professionally writing your memoir. See his website at waynegroner.blogspot.com Please say “I found it in Seniors’ Scoop Directory.” Thanks!

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Southwest Missouri Senior Gamess

June 1-5, 2011 presented by the SpringfieldGreene County Park Board The Southwest Missouri Senior Games are for athletes ages 50 and up, providing positive lifetime sports competition, socialization and recreational activities. These games can also serve as preparation for the Missouri State Senior Games held June 10-12, 2011 in Columbia, MO.

April 30 - May 1 Softball* Events For info (417) 837-5917

For athletes 50+ these local events are offered: Archery* Baggo Basketball Skills & Skill Events* Bowling* Billiards 8-Ball* Cycling* Billiards 9-Ball SkipBo Dominoes Bocce Ball Swimming* Electronic Darts * Table Tennis Golf* Tennis* Horseshoes* Track and Field* Pinochle Washer Toss * These events offered at Missouri State Senior Games. FOR REGISTRATION INFO: Southwest Missouri Senior Games headquarters, Northview Center, 301 E. Talmage, Springfield, 65803

(417) 837-5808 www.parkboard.org

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Meet Brad and Trish Certified Moving Consultants. The local choice from in-home furniture moves to relocations across the state. 417-882-6683 www.ThePurpleMovers.com

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If you live to eat or eat to live, you can do it best at Middletons All Natural Meats.

417-737-2807

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Seniors’ Scoop of the Ozarks every month and win! Answer the Ozarks trivia question from both the May and June issues to qualify for a chance to win.

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The prize package is a private Ballroom Dance Party (for 20 people) with instruction from Sonshine’s Royal Ballroom. SUBMIT YOUR ANSWERS for both questions at the same time, at info@seniorsscoop.com/ozarks or mail to Seniors’ Scoop of the Ozarks, 4831 S. Elizabeth Ave., Springfield, MO 65810. One entry per person please.

MAY QUESTION:

The Ozark Montains are rich in which two minerals? Entries must be received by June 15th at midnight.

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After our never ending move from Salem to Springfield 3 years ago, we were really dreading another move to a much needed larger condo. I could not take that stress again, so when we found Jennifer and Linda, we hired them for our move to Seasons Three. We discussed the floor plan and arrangements, handed them the keys and went to Branson for 4 days. We came home to everything finished…even shelf paper in the cabinets. We were amazed at how wonderful moving could be and I didn’t lose a night’s sleep unpacking or fretting. —Tom & Nadine F., Springfield, Mo.

Tom & Nadine

Caring and Compassionate Professionals helping Seniors and their Families with moving, downsizing or organizing their homes. Call for a free consultation 417-885-1181.

Retirement Autumn Corners Your Housing Specialist Teresa Hall 8

If you need any help finding your Retirement home you can call us at the following numbers: Nixa: (417) 724-9947 Toll Free (888) 603-4511

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Spa Salubrious

MASSAGE THERAPY Connie Shoemaker, a licensed massage therapist, graduated from Professional Massage Training Center and pursued continuing education in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT), aromatherapy, and prenatal massage. PNMT gives her the tools to be more effective whether she is working with sport related injuries, repetitive strain syndrome, arthritis, or a prenatal client. She chose aromatherapy because she believes in the medicinal qualities of essential oils and prenatal because she is passionate about being a mother and caring for other mothers. Massage Therapy will improve the quality of your life by boosting your immune system, allowing you to move easier with less discomfort, reduce inflammation in your joints, improve your range of motion, and allow you to sleep better. Massage Therapy can aid you in providing optimal health and well-being. It also feels good and can be a remarkable experience leaving you feeling less discomfort, relaxed, and refreshed to do the things you are passionate about. Connie is Passionate about Massage Therapy and what it can do for her clients. Isn’t it time for you to be proactive in your health? Wouldn’t you like to decrease muscular stiffness and reduce recovery time from cycling, jogging, walking, swimming, gardening or playing with your grandchildren? Call to schedule your massage and receive $ 15.00 off of your first Massage and start feeling great today. Spa Salubrious 1536 E. Primrose (Within Acacia Spa) Springfield, MO • 417-689-2741 www.spasalubrious.com

Spa Salubrious has chosen the softest sheets, blankets, and pillows to allow your body to enjoy a complete state of bliss. Add a little heat, relaxing music with the aroma of therapeutic essential oils in the air and you are experiencing the ultimate sweet escape.

Our therapists are highly trained to give incredible relaxation massages, BUT if you are also looking for a good therapeutic massage to alleviate chronic pain or to gain an increase in range of motion from a sports injury or accident, you have come to the right place. Massage Therapy can decrease muscular stiffness and reduce recovery time from being active. Whether you are cycling, walking, swimming, gardening, competing, or playing with grandchildren, Massage Therapy can help you move easier, decrease pain, reduce inflammation, and help you sleep better. It also happens to feel good. So just do it. Try it today and be proactive in your health. Each 60 & 90 Minute Treatments includes a peppermint scalp massage, facial massage, and a hot stone back massage.

Call today to receive $15.00 Off of your first massage. Connie Shoemaker, LMT 1536 E. Primrose (Within Acacia Spa)

417-689-2741 www.spasalubrious.com

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Southwest Missouri Office on Aging Your First Call for Answers 417-862-0762 800-497-0822

LOCAL SENIOR CENTERS Clever Older Adults Ctr. 311 S. Clarke Ave. Clever, MO (417) 743-2437 Nixa Senior Center 404 S. Main Street Nixa, MO (417) 725-2322 Ozark Senior Ctr. 727 N. 9th Street Ozark, MO (417) 581-2538 Ash Grove Sunshine Center 310 Perryman Ash Grove MO (417) 751-3826 Republic Friendship Center 210 E. Hines Republic, MO (417) 732-7672 Northview Leisure Ctr. 301 E. Talmage, Springfield, MO (417) 864-8606 South Side Senior Ctr., 2215 S. Fremont, Springfield, MO (417) 890-1313

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Strafford Senior Ctr., 201 W. Bumgarner, Strafford, MO (417) 736-9898 Half Century Club 102 W. Tilden Humansville, MO (417) 754-8303 Polk County Senior Center 1850 W. Broadway, Bolivar, MO (417) 326-5570 Stone County Senior Ctr. 217 N. Main, Crane, MO (417) 723-8110 Kimberling Area Sr Ctr, 63 Kimberling Blvd., Kimberling City MO (417) 739-5242 Branson Senior Ctr, 201 Compton Drive, Branson, MO (417) 335-4801 Forsyth Senior Friendship Ctr. 13879 Highway 160 North, Forsyth, MO (417) 546-6100 Rogersville Area Senior Ctr, 101 N. Mill Street, Rogersville, MO (417) 753-7800 Older American Senior Center 228 N. Crittenden Marshfield, MO (417) 859-3555 Seymour Senior Ctr., 205 Commercial, Seymour, MO (417) 935-2211

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• AFFORDABILITY: One-to-one, in-home care. What does a nursing home cost? • CONTINUITY OF CARE: No Shift Changes • TRANSPORTATION to appointments, shopping or any other place you want to go.

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Masters of Mission Emerging by Dale Shumaker It’s a fact, the news is out and verified by the experts... You are marvelously and wonderfully made! From your birth God had a specific purpose for you to fulfill in your lifetime. He made you, equipped you and gifted you for this crucial assignment in your life.

3. What about the world around you? Do you see a problem that you feel needs to be changed? Have you ever said, “someone oughta do something about that!!” Maybe you are that someone. What are you passionate about that you could throw your whole self into?

4. Who would benefit if you did this? Would this make a difference in the world that could affect someone else or many? As we journey through life we do not always This is the beginning of your special mission believe we were born with natural gifts. Our emerging. We all are called to make a difference reason for existence becomes skewed in our in the world around us. thinking. Our purpose and mission get lost in the scuffle of things. We enter the last leg of life More help is available to get this done. with our dreams and most heart-felt wishes still Masters of Mission Emerging is an informal on the shelf. gathering where we share ideas, get support and The Good news is, these things can be redislearn how to build a life of mission. We share covered! The last half of our life is the best time our personal findings of the questions above. to see them put in motion. The time when we You can keep on target, be inspired, learn how to can make the best contribution to the world make things happen, and remain committed to around us comes after 50. your mission along with others doing the same. The Apostle Paul said, 6“And I am certain Email info@seniorsscoop.com for more that God, who began the good work within information. you, will continue his work until it is finally finished.” Philippians 1. We have a work to complete with God’s signature on it. We are all made with innate gifts. We have developed talents through life. We have a mission marked just for us. You can find your mission through a simple process, and reignite the fire in you with a new energy to go after it. Use these four simple steps to get started. 1. What defining moments have you experienced in your life? Something remarkable or dramatic that defined you. Some things may be wonderful or more traumatic. Good and tragic, highlight defining moments of what we become. 2. What talents and abilities did you acquire through life? Do a life resume about your education, the work that you have done, involvement in the community or your church, the things that others mentioned that you did well. Create a list of childhood joys, experiences, responsibilities, achievements along with education and work duties. You will see patterns of talents and abilities. So often what you did well as a youth becomes the nucleus of your most valued contribution when older. Please say “I found it in Seniors’ Scoop Directory.” Thanks!

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600 W. Republic Rd., Ste. A100 Springfield, MO 65807

Please bear in mind that the choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based solely upon advertisements.

Self Defense Training Concealed Carry Training Investigative Services Security Services Executive Protection

Adult Tendercare Center

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Clients enjoy supervised care; musical activities; sensory stimulation; art; nutritious meals; excercise; education; nursing care; and transportation.

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Senior Home Care • Assistance w/ Hygiene Transportation • Meal Preparation Light Housekeeping • Up to 24-Hour Care We refer caregivers with the experience to fulfill your indiv individual idual needs. 225 E. Sunshine, Suite 3, Springfield, MO 65807 Ph: 417-863-8006 • Email: visitingangel@att.net www.visitingangels.com/springfieldmo

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May 2011, Edition 3  

Seniors get information on products and services that are important to them. Information on where to volunteer, activities in the community...

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