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I truly hope that all of you have had We are looking forward to being at the a wonderful Holiday Season and are 2020 St. George Senior Expo Jan 14-15 enjoying the new year so far. and hope that many of you will come by to meet with us while we are there. As LAST MONTH’S FAKE AD we do at each of our expos, we will be providing educational classes for anyone PUBLIC SAFETY REMINDER that would like to attend. We will also be signing our 2019 Shooting of Limited Edition posters for anyone that FLYING would like a copy to take home with them. Speaking of St. George, we are REINDEER getting feedback from readers that is illegal they feel there is not enough content in and will be focused on that area. This is something that we are working prosecuted hard to address and will be a focus of our time at the upcoming St. George Senior For more information call Expo. 385-429-3166 Along with this though, we area always interested in hearing your suggestions M. Starks of Salt Lake City is our and helping us to be in touch with those Fake Ad winner for December. who have events or things that should Don't forget to call or email be included in your area. So, send us to claim your prize! in a note on the feedback from, send in Find this months fake ad and send it in with the feedback form on page 6 for a chance to win! your fake ads, shoot us an email, and of

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20 Years in the 21st Century What do we Have to Show for It?

by Daniel S. Short Simply Seniors

In all the recent political drama happening somehow it seems that I completely forgot that as of January 1st we have started the next decade with 2020. Actually, I was reading somewhere that the next decade does not officially begin until January 1, 2021. In any case, you get the idea here. It just doesn’t feel all that special right now though. I’m not sure if it’s because I am older and things seem to happen so much faster these days, or if it is just not that big of a deal. As we look back on the 20th Century we classified everything by decades. We had the Roaring Twenties, the Nifty Fifties, and the Swinging Sixties. We recognize the 1900s by the first heavier-than-air flight by the Wright Brothers, the 1910s as the time of WWI, or the 1930s by the Great Depression. And of course, who could forget the big hair and punk rock of the 1980s? But what have the first 20 years of the 21st Century brought us? Is there anything that we can say has been significant, and I mean on the same scale as the previous decades

mentioned, in the most recent 20 years? We have not seen flying cars or in-home robots as expected. We are not colonizing the Moon. Time travel is not here yet; as far as I know. So, when people look back on the 2000s and 2010s in the future what will they recognize about these decades? One thing that comes to mind is

the immense expanse of the internet. Today, if it isn’t online, it may as well not even exist. This became clear as we came into the century with the big Y2K scare. It seems we recognized then that the world was going to the computers. The next 10 years just made that certain. We saw the introduction of the iPod and personal digital music players. Suddenly there was NAPSTER and


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you could get all the music you ever wanted for nearly nothing, anytime. Just go online and download it. This change took its toll on the music industry. It didn’t take long for that to come to an end. But the damage was already done. This world had changed, and people did not need to buy music the same way they used to. This trend followed with the movie industry, then the internet started eating away at the retail industry. Monumental icons like Sears Roebuck, Montgomery Ward, Polaroid, or relative newcomer Blockbuster, fell to the power of the internet in what has now been titled, ‘The Retail Apocalypse.’ Then there was social media. What in the world is social media anyway? Throughout the 20th Century we all got our news from pretty much the same sources: network TV, radio, or from the newspaper. As we rode the technology train into the 21st Century we started to see media being promoted by nearly anyone. Thinking about this, social media has been around a long time. As long as one person conveyed a story, or at least their interpretation of a story, to another person. This was social media. But in the 2000s it started to look very different. No longer were we required to hear the message from our friends when we saw them after work, or after school, or on the weekend while cutting the grass. Now, we could get that message, or share that message anytime, online. With the availability of information to be accessible faster than ever

before, it did not take long before we found a way to get it into our hands every second of the day. We had already been using cell phones. It was only natural to find a way to make those phones smart enough to access the internet at anytime almost anywhere in the world. What an amazing idea brought to life! On a side note I share this story told to me by a friend nearly 10 years ago. “We have access to so much information at our fingertips right now. Can you imagine travelling back in time and talking to some of the most brilliant minds to ever walk the Earth? Maybe Isaac Newton, Leonardo da Vinci, or even Albert Einstein,” he said to me. “After introducing yourself they ask you what the future is like. Without hesitation you pull out this black rectangle from your pocket. They quickly ask, ‘what is this thing?’ You share with them that this device can not only contact anyone else you need to talk to immediately, but it also contains all the knowledge of mankind accessible to you, right here through this device. As you look at them you can see the amazement in their eyes. Their minds are racing and trying to process what you said. Suddenly one of them asks you, ‘what do you use it for?’ To which you quickly reply, to watch funny videos of cats!” This little story brings with it so much truth. These past 20 years have brought us near endless opportunity, and yet many of us still do not use it for the good it can bring into our lives.

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Instead we become distracted, more isolated and distant from each other, and the younger generations are not learning the art of personal communication. It has become the cost of evolving technology. Looking back on the past 20 years there is one thing that stands out as a significant event in these times. That single thing is September 11, 2001 and the devastation of the Twin Towers in New York. This single event launched us into the War on Terror. It was devastating and unifying to all the world. Still, even that feeling faded nearly as quickly as today’s YouTube videos come and go. Certainly, the world is a different place today than it was just 20 years ago. Our lives are different, and we have adapted our habits, but not our expectations. Today we find frustration in how the younger generations behave, but we welcome the technology that has led to these behaviors. Through all of this I still draw a blank when it comes to what will be remembered about these past two decades. What will those in the future look back on these times and find valuable? I think the way we deal with the challenges of today as we move forward will more clearly define how we remember these first 20 years of the 21st Century. Maybe you have some thoughts that stand out to you? If so, I would love to hear them and pass them along next month in Simply Seniors to share with the rest of our readers. Send them in with your feedback form located on Page 6 and we will publish your thoughts and comments next month in Rick’s Beehive Buzz.


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Seven years without a cold? M ore and more people are say- ventively. Frequent flier Karen Gauing they just don’t get colds ci used to get colds after crowded anymore. flights. Though skeptical, she tried They are using a new device made it several times a day on travel days. of pure copper, which scientists say “Sixteen flights and not a sniffle!” kills cold and flu viruses. Doug Cornell invented the device in 2012. “I haven’t had a single cold since then,” he says. People were skeptical but EPA and university studies demonstrate repeatedly that viruses and bacteria die almost instantly when touched by New research: Copper stops colds if used early. Businesswoman Rosaleen says copper. That’s why ancient Greeks and when people are sick around her she Egyptians used copper to purify water uses CopperZap morning and night. and heal wounds. They didn’t know “It saved me last holidays,” she said. about viruses and bacteria, but now “The kids had colds going round and round, but not me.” we do. Some users say it also helps with Scientists say the high conductance of copper disrupts the electrical sinuses. Attorney Donna Blight had a balance in a microbe cell and destroys 2-day sinus headache. She tried CopperZap. “I am shocked!” she said. the cell in seconds. So some hospitals tried copper “My head cleared, no more headache, touch surfaces like faucets and door- no more congestion.” Some users say copper stops nightknobs. This cut the spread of MRSA and other illnesses by over half, and time stuffiness if used just before bed. One man said, “Best sleep I’ve had in saved lives. Colds start after cold viruses get years.” Copper can also stop flu if used in your nose, so the vast body of research gave Cornell an idea. When he early and for several days. Lab techfelt a cold about to start, he fashioned nicians placed 25 million live flu via smooth copper probe and rubbed it ruses on a CopperZap. No viruses were found alive soon after. gently in his nose for 60 seconds. Dr. Bill Keevil led one of the “It worked!” he exclaimed. “The cold never got going.” It worked teams confirming the discovery. He placed millions of disease germs on again every time. He asked relatives and friends to copper. “They started to die literally try it. They said it worked for them, as soon as they touched the surface.” Copper even kills deadly germs too, so he patented CopperZap™ and that have become resistant to antibiput it on the market. Now tens of thousands of people otics. The EPA says copper still works have tried it. Nearly 100% of feedback said the copper stops colds if even when tarnished. It kills hundreds used within 3 hours of the first sign. of different disease germs so it can Even up to 2 days, if they still get the prevent serious or even fatal illness. CopperZap is made in America of cold it is milder and they feel better. Pat McAllister, age 70, received pure copper. It has a 90-day full monone for Christmas and called it “one ey back guarantee. It is $69.95. Get $10 off each CopperZap with of the best presents ever. This little jewel really works.” Now thousands code UTSS13. Go to www.CopperZap.com or of users have simply stopped getting call toll-free 1-888-411-6114. colds. Buy once, use forever. People often use CopperZap pre-


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Senior Leaf Senior Expo comes to St. George and thousands of local seniors are expected to attend and enjoy the vast number of vendor displays by Kasandra K. Short Simply Seniors

The 2020 Senior Expo, Genealogy Roots, Social Work and Cognitive Care Conferences will make their way to the Dixie Convention Center in St. George January 14 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. This event, which debuted in Salt Lake City in 2017, had more than 5,000 attendees in its first year and even more in 2018. This year will be the inaugural event in St. George. “Last year was such a great success, and we want to make sure to

provide access to seniors and families throughout the state,” said Wid Covey of SeniorLeaf, the senior section of KSL. com and organizer of the conferences. “We want to make sure that our events are loved by those who attend. But, with attendance increasing every year, we are very happy! And the feedback from those who have attended was so great!” 2017 and 2018 featured live music and presentations, pickleball, prizes and free health screenings for attendees that were of real value to those who attended. “This is a really great event,” said Jim Kelly of Magna while attending the Senior Expo. “I am really glad I took the time to come out here today.” For the 2018 event Covey decided to step it up quite a few notches with a Genealogy Roots event featuring a twoday conference focused on genealogy with some of the best presenters in the industry. “The Geneology Roots conference was a great addition last year,” said Covey. “So, we are going to make sure that part

of the expo returns for our guests.” This year will also include great food vendors, activities, presentations, and the exhibitors have been encouraged to provide something of real value for each person who attends, rather than the normal pass by and grab something like most expos. “I have been to so many events through the years where those attending needed help, or answers, but the exhibitors were not easy to approach,” Covey said. “When we created this event, I wanted to make sure it focused on bringing the answers to those who have the questions and need help, even when they are not aware they need the help.” Simply Seniors is proud to partner with SeniorLeaf and KSL.com in making this event grow and help more seniors and their families. And, as a special offer for Simply Seniors readers, if you bring in this copy of Simply Seniors to the event January 14 or 15, you will receive an additional entry into the prize drawings at the event! “I can’t believe all the wonderful prizes they are giving away at this event,” said Anne Robinson of Salt Lake City, an attendee of the Senior Expo. “These are really amazing prizes. I wish I could get more entries in the drawing!” Well, now you can just by bringing this copy of Simply Seniors in with you and showing it to any of the staff when you arrive. Also, make sure to stop by the Simply Seniors booth at the event! We would love to visit with you and hear your stories. We can’t wait to see you there!


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Yesterday’s Neighborhoods are Alive, Well

by Daniel S. Short Simply Seniors

January is the time of year that we get to look back on the previous year and take note of all those things we enjoyed and what we may want to change in the new year. As we get older more and more things seem to change though. We seem to lose friends, and family becomes more difficult to see as often. As we age the loneliness sneaks up on us a little bit at a time. One of the greatest benefits of senior community living is being able to break this cycle of loneliness and all the challenges that come with it. I know I have mentioned this before but being lonely and not having social interaction regularly is just as detrimental to your health as smoking a pack of cigarettes per day. This bit of information devastated me the first time I heard it. It was shocking that the lack of interacting with others actually had a physical health consequence to our lives. For many years I have been an advocate of the value of senior communities. And, I encourage people to explore these options often and to start early. The communities, and benefits within them, are simply amazing! Take for example our friends at MBK at Cottonwood Creek. Not only are they in a great location

in the heart of Holladay, but just walking around the community you see smiling faces and people welcoming you at every turn. Of course, you would expect this from the staff since that is theire job. But I am talking about the residents of the community! Every time I visit, they love to come say hi, to visit, to catch up, or just hang out for a few minutes. For most of us the days of walking, or driving, down the street and waving to your neighbors has far passed us by. The times where we knew all our neighbors and stopped to talk to them no longer exists. These days are alive and well within the senior living communities still. Friends, neighbors, and families gather regularly to enjoy each other’s company, play cards, share a meal, enjoy a game, see a movie, or take a trip together, and so much more. Every time I visit a community like MBK at Cottonwood Creek I feel like I have taken a trip back in time. Back to those days that I think we all long for. Those days

when we knew and cared for our neighbors. The days when things were not so isolated, and we did not ignore everyone around us. Those days where respect was shown to those around us. Where we greeted others and welcomed them into our homes. These are some of the things I see most clearly every time I visit a senior community. Sure, there is always the good food, caring staff, beautiful home atmosphere, and more that we could go on about. But most of all, we want our home to be that place that we remember. The neighborhood of those good ol’ days. The place where everybody knows your name and is always glad you came. Coming home is not just about the physical place you are, it is about how you feel when you are in that place. If you want to preserve your independence and live in the kind of neighborhood that you remember, a senior community is right for you. And, MBK at Cottonwood Creek is a great place to call home.


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Memory Care Communities are Special in More Ways than You Might Think

by Daniel S. Short Simply Seniors

Many times, when out visiting people within senior communities you may notice a secure area set off on the other side of the community and wonder what that is. In some cases, it will be marked that it is the memory care section of the community. In some older communities you may see the memory care section and feel that it seems out of place. Like it was added after the community was built because there was a need for it that was not considered initially. Dedicated memory care communities don’t have this feel to them because they were designed from the beginning to be the most convenient place for a resident with memory care needs to live. You will notice things like endless walkways or hallways or inviting outdoor areas that are safe for memory care residents. Individuals suffering with Alzheimer’s or dementia can be startled or set off by unexpected things like the sudden end to the path they are walking or feeling trapped when wanting to go outside. These are just a couple of examples of areas where those familiar with the special needs of those struggling with these challenges are addressed in the initial design. Another thing you may notice

is that individual apartments in memory care communities most likely will not have a kitchen, or at least a cooking area. This seems like something simple, but it is very important to address as many seniors who are struggling to manage memory loss forget they are cooking something or leave the stove or burner on after they are done. Along with the physical differences there is the knowledge of the staff at a memory care community. Dementia and Alzheimer’s have very distinct characteristics to consider. Understanding the differences between frontotemporal dementia, dementia with Lewy bodies, Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, or even Parkinson’s can be tricky. But, being able to adapt to individuals with the different symptoms of each takes special skills and training. As you consider memory care communities you now understand some of the unique factors related to their design and function, as well as the special skills and training of their staff. This is great! So, what do we look for next? I suggest looking for a community that has a specialist on staff in the area of dementia. These physicians are available to help with any situation that arises. And, with people who need memory care, there can be many surprising situations that arise.

Luckily in our area we have some of the best memory care communities around. We have communities like The Auberge at Aspen Park that is recognized as one of the best memory care communities of its kind. They specialize in providing a safe and healthy home for their residents who are often some of the most challenging memory care residents in the region. It is not unusual that residents from many other memory care communities are moved to The Auberge at Aspen Park to provide them the high level of care and attention needed. To get an idea how great they are at The Auberge, they get requests from all over the Western U.S. and make trips to places including, Montana, Colorado, Arizona, Las Vegas, California, Oregon and more to pick up new residents and help them make the move to their community. When we consider the large geographic area here, we begin to see just how unique The Auberge at Aspen Park is in their field. Knowing how great they are gives each of us a good idea of where we would want to live, or have those we love live, should memory care be needed in the future. While The Auberge may not be the perfect fit for everyone, it should be the first place to consider as you look at memory care communities in the area.


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The Future of Medicaid and What to Do About It Now The current plans in Washington D.C. to drastically cut Medicaid have many Utah seniors worried, and Utah’s rejection of full Medicaid expansion adds to their concerns. Although severe financial storm warnings darken discussions about Medicaid, I want to make some predictions, though we all agree with a comment attributed to Yogi Berra that, “It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” PREDICTIONS Medicaid will survive, but with less money. Congress will soon explore and enact rules to make Medicaid qualification more difficult for seniors in need of nursing care. In the short run, at least in the next five years, Utah Medicaid will continue to fund nursing home costs for impoverished seniors. With less Medicaid money for nursing home programs, creative Medicaid programs will fund lower expense home care programs. Presently, Utah’s

Medicaid Waiver program is grossly underfunded. More VA nursing homes will be built, and Congress will enact more benefits for Veterans. Politicians of all parties like increasing VA benefits. WHAT TO DO NOW Utah seniors who may be close to needing nursing home assistance should consult an elder law attorney who can help them plan for Medicaid qualification. There is much that can be done. Conversion of financial accounts and investments to assets exempted by Medicaid can preserve a lot of money. Loopholes exist which allow seniors with blind or disabled children, or with live-in caretaker children, to preserve the family home for the next generation. Medicaid qualified annuities, combined with irrevocable trusts, can effectively shield life savings from being used in an expensive “spend down” for Medicaid qualification. These poor-health seniors should learn more about hospice, which is not always end-of-life care and, which may allow Medicare to cover visits of care providers in the home.

In short, older seniors should get advice now. Knowledge, after all, is power. Younger Utah seniors in better health should consider purchasing long-termcare insurance now, before bad health arrives. We have been surprised by the number of Utah seniors who can afford the premiums. These better health seniors may want to consider changes in their home and living arrangements which will allow them to be cared for on a single level with adaptations for disability assistance. In home care will become a good answer for many Utah seniors, especially for those who plan early. All Utah veterans and spouses of veterans should learn about and plan for VA benefits such as Aid and Attendance and VA nursing home benefits. Stay tuned, but don’t panic. Jack Helgesen may be the only Utah lawyer who concentrates on both injury law (32 years experience) and elder law, and who is a Certified Medicare Secondary Payer Professional (CMSP) for senior injuries. (This is a national certification, not a Utah designation.) His firm, Helgesen, Houtz & Jones, has offices in Ogden and Layton, Utah. Seniors who would like a free injury case evaluation can contact him at (801) 544-5306.


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Weighted Items Can Bring Comfort by Judy Byerly

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There are few items available to those suffering with Dementia, Alzheimer’s, or other special needs than weighted items. Most of these items include weighted blankets or weighted stuffed animals. However, it is not limited to just these areas. Most items that are made of a soft material can be modified to be weighted to add comfort to those who are suffering. You may ask, “what are these products and how would a person use them?” I started sewing these items when a client asked if I could make a weighted blanket and stuffed animal for her grandson who was

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The past few months have been busy ones for me, and I have been visiting many people in their homes. This is not unusual this time of year as so many people have questions about Medicare and want to sit down to discuss options and get information so they can make good decisions. What was different this year was how many people I visited who I could see could benefit from a whole-body vibration machine in their home. Specifically, a LifetimeVibe machine. Now, you all know already that I love to support LifetimeVibe because they are made in the U.S.A., are locally owned, and have built a better product than anything else out there I have seen. What you might not know is that this type of therapy is changing the lives of so many people that I talk to. Recently I asked a friend of mine if they had one of these machines in their community and here was her response. “We do, and our residents love it,” said Jill Vath of Solstice Senior Living in Sandy. “One of our residents loves it so much she wants to be on it all the time! We had to put a time limit on the use of the machine so that other residents could get a chance to use it as well.” Jill and I spoke for a while about the whole-body vibration and how it is making such a difference in the lives of people every day.

“It is amazing to me how much of a difference it makes for our residents,” Vath said. “Every person that uses the machine has told me how thankful they are that we have it in the community and what a difference it is making for them. They can actually feel the difference since they started using it.” What is so great about this is that this type of feedback is not unique to this community. I hear it at every community I go to. So, there must be something to it then. But getting this feedback has had me focused on how great these machines are in our senior communities. What I did not take time to understand was how great they could be in someone’s own home. As I visited with clients and go to see how they were doing I noticed so many of them that could benefit from having one of these machines in their home. There was the family in Ogden where the husband had suffered a stroke and was struggling with getting around. He had trouble just walking to the bathroom and back to his chair. The fall risk was worrying the family and they did not know how much longer he could stay at home safely. I recommended a whole-body vibration machine to them to help out and explained how it worked and the incredible feedback from those who use it. That afternoon they were on the phone looking into getting one in their home.

But you might ask why it was so important to consider them getting gone in their home? I called around to find a couple of locations near them that had a machine so they could try it out a little bit before buying one for themselves. As we talked about this, I realized that the risk of having to get the husband out the door, down the stairs, into the car, then back out and to the location the machine was at, increased the risk of him getting hurt many times. And, thought is was not wet or snowing this day, I knew there would be many of those days ahead this winter. It was really better if they eliminated this risk and just got a machine in their home. In home after home I observed as people struggled to walk, dragged their feet, had increased swelling in their legs or body, or struggled with new pains and aches. In many of these moments I could see how the benefits of a whole-body vibration machine from LifetimeVibe in their home could make living in their homes that much better. One of the best perks of LifetimeVibe is that they will bring you a machine and set it up in your home for you to try out at no cost for two weeks. I have come to understand that if you want to stay at home longer, you should have a whole-body vibration machine in your home and use it daily. Call them today at (801) 901-1117 and schedule a time to have a machine delivered to your home for your two-week trial.


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Dental implants are metal posts, screws, or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. After three to six months of healing, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them. In some cases, less healing time is required. How do Dental Implants Work? Because implants integrate to your jawbone, they provide stable support for artificial teeth. They may replace a single tooth or dentures and bridges may be mounted to implants. This secure fit helps the dentures and bridges, as well as individual crowns placed over implants, feel more natural than conventional

bridges or dentures. This procedure is an especially important benefit when eating and speaking. For some people, ordinary bridges and dentures are simply not comfortable or even possible, due to sore spots, poor bone structure or gagging. In addition, ordinary bridges must be attached to teeth on either side of the space left by the missing tooth. An advantage of implants is that no adjacent teeth need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place. For long-term success of this type of dental option, the best candidates for implants are patient with healthy gums, adequate bone to support the implant, a commitment to meticulous oral hygiene,

and plans to regularly see their dentist. How do you maintain dental implants? Practice good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing once daily. Using interdental brushes, brushes that slide between teeth, can help clean the hard to reach areas around your implant. Quit smoking! Smoking can weaken the bone structure and can contribute to implant failure. Visit your dentist. Cleanings and exams every six months can help ensure your implant is in good condition, and that it stays that way. Avoid chewing on hard foods. Don’t chew on hard items such as ice and hard candy because they can break the crown and your natural teeth.

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PRESERVING INDEPENDENCE AS YOU AGE by Daniel S. Short Simply Seniors

In 2020 Simply Seniors is including 12 specific articles focused on the importance of preserving independence and why this is important to our wellbeing, as well as that of our family. by Daniel S. Short Simply Seniors

As I gathered at the office with coworkers and their spouses for our office Christmas party, the spouse of a man in my office told me that I should write an article in Simply Seniors about scams. I politely replied to her that I generally try to avoid writing about scams because there is so much negative coverage out there already on the subject. Major organizations like AARP are doing entire podcast series on scams, and it seems every night there is some accusation about a scam against seniors in the local news. All this when the reality is that

nearly 80 percent of all fraud that happens with seniors happens through someone they trust, and often by someone who has power of attorney. With this in mind the amount of coverage that is given to the smaller percentage of fraud to seniors significantly outweighs the coverage of the larger area of concern. As we discussed this more though I started to consider some of the reasons as to why we become greater targets as we get older. We have more life experience than any other demographic in the country, and still become victims of these scams more often. What I came to understand is how much our desire to remain independent, and to prove to ourselves

that we are independent, makes us more vulnerable to these scams. I know that initially you do not agree with this. In fact, you are probably reading this and thinking that I am crazy, but you want to get through this article and see just how far out there I really am. And, my wife would agree with you about me being crazy, so I am not going to try to defend that at all. What I will do though is help us walk through some things together that highlight how our desire to be independent draws us into these stories and makes us vulnerable. There is something very unique about being independent. It build our own self-confidence and value. As we accomplish something on our


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own, we are proving to ourselves that we are capable on our own and that we don’t need someone else to get through life. With this understanding we choose to let others into our lives because they make our lives better, but not because we need them to carry us along the way. As we get older things start to change and our children start keeping an eye out for us. How dare they do this! After all, we brought them into this world. We don’t need them to watch over us. They should be grateful we let them live to the age they have reached considering all the pain and suffering they brought to us along the way. And, the last thing we need them to even think about is telling us what to do! This transition in life drives many of us to look for ways to continue to validate that we are in fact still capable of living life on our own. This makes perfect sense. Because, if we believe that we need help, then that justifies allowing others to take care of us. And, if we need others to take care of us, we are not independent, are we? So, what then is our value if we need the help of others? How does this look for us as we keep trying to prove that we do not need anyone else’s help? Consider this, you are enjoying a nice walk and feeling good. The weather was great, and you just got home from enjoying your walk and a short drive home. The furthest thing from your mind is that you could use help with anything. Right now, you feel better than

you have in a long time. There is no reason for you to feel like you need anything from anyone. The phone rings and you answer. It is innocent conversation and you make a nice donation to a good cause and your day just got better knowing that you did something meaningful for others. This experience has probably happened a number of times in your life with not even a second thought. I know that I have made donations to many places and have been happy to do it. As we age though we may think that we are giving to a good cause when in fact it is not such a good cause. It is someone trying to take advantage of us. At first it is innocent enough, then it seems that the calls get more frequent, and they ask for more and more money. Soon, we get this little thought and feeling that something is not quite right here. At a different time in our lives we would have likely done something different. But now, in this time where we are trying to prove to ourselves, and others, that we are still independent, we push that thought away or believe that we can handle it on our own. As time goes by this escalates and one day, we have become a victim of a terrible scam. We know it by this time and feel badly enough on our own. After all, what are we telling ourselves by admitting that we fell for something like this? We are confirming that we might actually need help from others. And, the next thing that happens is so predictable. Because, once you realize this, do you really want to go

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If you get into this habit early it will create good habits so that when the time comes that you may struggle to recognize a scam, you will have already made the choice to protect yourself in these situations. This habit will then be empowering to you rather than debilitating. Remember, the smartest people in the world, the most successful, they all have advisors they trust and consult with. Not because they are not capable on their own, but because they want to make sure to see all sides before making a decision. This is a valuable lesson for us to learn as well. Simply Seniors wants to help you be aware of common scams that seniors are regularly victims of. The Federal Trade Commission has campaigns to help increase awareness of scams that are out there. To help you to become aware of these scams, and to protect yourself and preserve your independence, we would like to offer you a copy of the FTC Pass It On Sample Folder that includes flyers and bookmarks on 10 common scams that are frequent to seniors. We have requested 250 copies of these folders from the FTC and will have them at future events as well as available for you to pick up, or for us to send you a copy. If you want a copy sent to you, please just send in the feedback card located on Page 6 and check the box marked Scams Folder. Preserving our independence is one of our highest priorities as we age. Don’t let it also be the reason you open the door to having that independence taken from you.

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What is Home Health?

by Searra N. Short Simply Seniors

For years I have wondered what exactly the differences are between the different types of inhome care. I have heard many people use the term hospice in a generic way to describe in-home care, but I knew there was more to it. So, this month we are going to get more familiar with what home health really is. An easy way to remember what home health care is, is to think about medical care you would have received from a doctor’s office or clinic in the past, but now receive in your home. For instance, if a doctor comes to your home to treat you, this is likely home health care. Often, we see this in cases of physical, occupational or

speech therapy. We also see in home physician visits for primary care, palliative care, or disease management to name a few cases. Not all home health providers have physicians that make inhome visits. For anyone who may have challenges with transportation, this would be a key feature to look for when choosing a service provider. Simply Seniors recommends Signature Healthcare at Home for in-home medical services. Not only is this service convenient, but all their services offered are covered by Medicare and other insurances. If you would like to get your medical care taken care of in your home, call (801) 463-2478 today and see how Signature Healthcare at Home can make your medical care easier on you.

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Last month we talked about the benefits related to having movers pack and unpack for you during a move. It was great to have this help and to see the professionalism of these folks who take pride in the work they were doing to protect our personal items. This month though we are going to talk about the loading part of moving. Loading comes with its own unique set of challenges. I think of it as stage two of the moving process. Stage one was the packing stage. Now that it is all packed, it is time to load it up. Loading can be something that is relatively easy if you have enough help around. And, though I have helped many, many people move, I thought it was best if I had the professionals do it this time around. This meant loading and unloading. The date to close on our new home came with many unpredictable twists and turns. In the end, we

later than expected and the team with SOS Senior Moving Services was great through it all. I think that I felt worse than they did about the unpredictability of it all. But when they day finally arrived, they showed up ready to go! We had three great guys there to load our stuff. They were on top of it and each had their own area of expertise. Kirk at SOS Senior Moving Services had estimated three to four hours to load up our stuff. That seemed fair. And, about three hours into it I thought we were right on track. But then, I remembered that we had two storage areas we needed to get loaded as well. The first was about the size of a closet and took them about 10 minutes to get in the truck. But the second, while only about 10 feet wide and four feet deep, I had it packed pretty well. This took them another hour. Still, the whole time they were good with getting it done and had a great attitude. What was impressive as they

were to pack everything that was not in a box already. Bookcases, shelves, pictures, file cabinets, desks, furniture, and anything else you can imagine that was not already packed was wrapped in blankets and secured with straps. I was very impressed! And, as you would expect, they were total professionals at loading the truck. I watched and did not have a single worry about things moving on the trip. Well, we were loaded up and ready to go. I knew we went a little longer than expected, and the guys then also made a stop to help load a new set of mattresses we bought for the move too. They were great to work with and I made sure to give them some extra cash as well to show them I appreciated their help. If you think the unpredictability of getting loaded was something, wait until next month when I share with you the rest of the story! Until then, if you need help moving, downsizing, or getting organized, call SOS Senior Moving Services right away!


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Who is That Masked Man? by Daniel S. Short Simply Seniors

In November I was asked to meet with this newly organized group in Centerville made up of specialists in various senior service fields. I was not sure about the group, but I wanted to get to know them and see what they were all about. As I arrived at the meeting location I was greeted by a couple of people within this group. There was a reverse mortgage specialist, a senior move manager, an attorney, a brother and sister real estate team, and someone to be named later. As we waited for everyone to arrive, I wondered who this other person could be. I patiently waited as one by one everyone arrived and introduced themselves. As the meeting got started some ideas were exchanged and thoughts shared all around. Then, just as we got comfortable, in came the last member we were waiting to arrive. To my surprise it was Jesse

Hayes with Oasis Senior Advisors. He was the mystery man we were waiting on. I quickly jumped up and shook his hand to tell him how great it was to see him. This put a smile on the face of the organizers of this event because they knew that if their group was made of reputable people that Simply Seniors recommended, then they were on the right track. It was great to see how everyone responded as Jesse arrived. You see, I met Jesse a few years ago when he was really new to this industry. He was ready to go, but

still fairly inexperienced. Now, walking into this group, he was seen as a leader in the senior service industry. And, it is true. Jesse deserves this credit. He has worked hard and takes care of each person that he has the chance to serve. I feel he is an example of the kind of people we need more of when it comes to taking care of each other. Jesse arrived and everyone stopped like a superhero was walking in the room. It made me smile to know that Jesse was the caped crusader of this group looking to help seniors in our communities. Thanks, Jesse, for all that you do and the wonderful service you provide helping seniors and their families to find a community that is just right for them! We are thankful to be able to work with you and Oasis Senior Advisors. So, if you are considering a move to a senior community in the future, call the Masked Man at Oasis Senior Advisors today. He will be your superhero!


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by Daniel S. Short Simply Seniors

Just before Christmas President Donald Trump signed into law the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement act. This new law changes retirement planning going forward for many, especially seniors and their children. One of the most remarkable things about this new law is that it went into affect January 1, less than two weeks from when the act was officially signed. And with that short a window it is no surprise that many people are going to be caught off guard by this new law and its implications. There are a few significant changes to retirement planning that are implemented with the SECURE act of 2019. All of these changes are intended to improve individual saving options for retirement. One of the key pieces of this new legislation is that it eliminates the need for individuals to begin taking required minimum distributions from their qualified retirement savings accounts, such as an IRA or 401k, at age 70 and a half. The new law increases the window to begin taking RMDs to age 72. However, if you turned 70 and a

half in 2019 you are still required to take your RMD for 2019 or you will have to pay the penalty associated with missing this withdrawal. Another key piece of this legislation is that previously IRA contributions were restricted to those under age 70 and a half. The new law eliminates this maximum age for contributions so that Americans who are working longer can continue to contribute to their qualified retirement accounts. With the focus and changes to retirement accounts you can now include an annuity within an employee sponsored 401k plan. This is a significant change as it will provide employees with a

more clear understanding of their future income potential during retirement. One of the big changes within the SECURE act is that the "stretch IRA" is now limited to withdrawals having a maximum period of 10 years. This is significant because in the past a non-spouse beneficiary of a qualified retirement account, such as an IRA or 401k, permitted beneficiaries to withdraw funds over a long period of time. For a beneficiary in their 40s, for example, this could mean taking withdrawals for 20, 30, or even 40 years . Under the new law all funds within these accounts must be withdrawn within 10 years. This change allows the government to collect taxes on this deferred money in a shorter period of time. This is good for the governments budget and planning purposes. But, it puts beneficiaries in a tight spot as they are left to plan their future income, and potential care expenses, at a much earlier date than they might prefer. So what can a beneficiary who inherited a qualified retirement account do today that can help protect them in the future from their unexpected health costs, or retirement income needs?


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In August and a short notice, my husband and I were invited to take a 3-week trip to the Holy Lands. The trip would include Egypt with a 5-day cruise down the Nile, a trip to Petra in Jordan, and a week in Israel. I went into overdrive, and because I had no idea what “Petra” was and why anyone should visit there, I began my research. Petra, a famous and fabulous archaeological site in Jordan's southwestern desert, dates to around 3000 BC. This Rose City contains tombs and temples carved INTO the sandstone cliffs by the Nabatean Kingdom. Back in August, I was excited to visit Petra, but not ecstatic. I became ecstatic when I learned about Marguerite. But I’m getting a little ahead of myself. The region of Petra can only be accessed via a narrow canyon called Al Siq. The 1.2 mile is a walk rose-colored through splendor, and as tourists round the corner, Life in

Petra is filled with tourists, camels, Bedouins, trinket salesmen, and antiquities. Seeing the famous archeology was a thrill, but I wanted to know about the people who lived in Petra today and anciently. In ancient Petra, Bedouins lived in homes in the caves found in the walls of Petra. After named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the mid-1980s, many from the B'doul tribe were forced to abandon their semi-nomadic life for the nearby, purpose-built settlement of Umm Sayhoun. Learning about these people led me to the story of a woman’s life and her most interesting story book . In her book Married to a Bedouin, Marguerite van Geldermalsen's tells the story of her first night and life among the Bedouins. As Amazon.com says: Where (sic) you staying?" the Bedouin asked. "Why you not stay with me tonight - in my cave?"' Thus begins the story of how a New Zealand-born nurse came to be married to Mohammad Abdallah Othman, a Bedouin souvenir-seller

from the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. It was 1978, and she and a friend were travelling through the Middle East when Marguerite met the charismatic Mohammad who convinced her that he was the man for her. A life with Mohammad meant moving into his ancient cave and learning to love the regular tasks of baking shrak bread on an open fire and collecting water from the spring. And as Marguerite feels herself becoming part of the Bedouin community, she is thankful for the twist in fate that has led her to this contented life. Married to a Bedouin by the light-hearted and kind observer, Marguerite van Geldermalsen, provides a modern look into the ancient ways of a nomadic people. Truthfully, I could not put the book down, and because of it, I more deeply cherish my trip to Petra.


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Taking Off Our Shoes!

It feels like spring as I write this, however, we all know that glimpses of spring give us hope of that which is to come and doesn’t really mean it’s spring. Spring offers us opportunities to take off our shoes, and know that something is going to happen. Spring teases us, coming in waves until we are firmly planted. Kahlil Gibran once said, “Sadness is a wall between two gardens.” For those of us who have known the sadness of grief we have been stuck on or even in that wall. Grief comes over us blocking our view and we just can’t quite see past it. Insisting on the hope of spring helps us to climb out and over the wall. Grief has a false bottom and we never know when it will end. We can, however, surround ourselves with others who understand and make the decision to do the hard work that comes with grieving. It takes courage and by taking small steps we can feel the hope begin to rise up between our toes moving from stuck to choosing a garden. My favorite part of the story called “The Shack” is the time that Mac, the main character, is taken out to work in the garden. The garden plot is a mess. Mac is told there is something special that will be planted there tomorrow. So they have to clean everything out and get ready. The roots have to go in order for something new to grow. Mac is told “It’s not the work, but the purpose that that makes it special…To prepare this ground; we must dig up the roots of all the

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Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God, But only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit around it and pluck blackberries. — Elizabeth Barrett Browning

wonderful growth that was here. It is hard work, but well worth it. And it is wild and beautiful and perfectly in process. We don’t know what will be planted tomorrow, but the mess has been prepared for what happens next.” For more than 55 years Myers

Mortuary has offered a place for families in Northern Utah to gather together and heal, insisting on hope, within a community that cares. We offer support groups that will help us prepare! So let’s take off our shoes and see what will happen next. Myers cares!


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Eileen Tyler (Jane Fonda) has arrived in New York City for a visit with her brother Adam (Cliff Robertson). She also has some thinking to do about her relationship with her fiancé, Russ Wilson (Robert Culp). Is she suffering from a typical case of cold feet before the wedding, or is it something deeper? While traveling on a downtown bus, she accidently gets her broach caught on the pocket of Mike Mitchell (Rod Taylor), another passenger on the bus. They exit the bus and try to untangle the dilemma. From here, everything that could go wrong, does. Later, Mike and Eileen meet again under very similar circumstances, and end up going to Eileen’s brothers apartment to get out of a sudden rain storm.

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While the two are there, Eileen’s fiancé arrives unexpectedly, and she introduces Mike to her fiancé, but tells him Mike is her brother Adam. This mixed-up story gets even funnier as she sinks deeper and deeper in her efforts to cover up the situation. The characters in this fun romantic comedy are typical of this type of movie of the 60s. As a matter of fact, Fonda was in some of those other films, like Barefoot in the Park with Robert Redford, which was equally enjoyable and Period of Adjustment. Sunday in New York is based on a play and follows the original script very closely. One interesting feature is that there were two actors in

the play that each portrayed five different characters. The parts were billed as “The Man” and “he Woman” These parts in the film version were all played by different actors, so that unique and comical aspect of the play was lost in the film. The reason I mention this is that I had the honor of playing one of those parts “The Man” in a community theater production of Sunday in New York, in Albany, Oregon a few decades back. This movie is available on DVD and will be airing on the Turner Classic Movies channel January 24th at 9:45 a.m. Be sure to set your DVR so you don’t miss this classic comedy. As my readers are getting ready for this classic movie be sure to check out the special features this month in my website theater. So don’t miss the surprise I have for you this month in our website’s theater at www.ClassicMovieCorner.com and be sure to send me your Classic Movie Questions at tcmcfilm@ gmail.com.


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Lane Bradford

An Actor with Character We all remember those famous cowboy stars from the 50's and 60's like Claytom Moore as the Lone Ranger and Jay Silverheels as Tonto and Chuck Connors as The Rifleman. We also remember Roy Rogers and Dale Evans and many other famous cowboy stars. My wife Linda and I met Dale Evens at a church meeting and my wife had brought the Roy Rogers Jacket that her folks bought her when she was just a little girl. She was really a big fan of Roy Rogers and she was so excited when Dale Evens autographed the jacket for my wife. I still have the jacket. But I also remember many cowboy western character actors that I saw over and over in many of these same classic TV shows and movies and many others. One I think I remember the most is Lane Bradford, I never knew his name until I saw him so much that I started looking in the closing credits to see a name that kept showing up in shows he had just been in. Then I saw the name and looked

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him up on the Internet. Then there he was in my Google search. That same face I had seen for so many years in The Lone Ranger, The Riflemen, Wanted Dead Or Alive, The Cisco Kid and so many more of those classic western TV shows. He also played a Test pilot in a Superman episode and I also saw him in a few contemporary crime dramas such as Dragnet, Hawaii Five-O, The Fugitive, as well as my childhood favorite TV show, Sea Hunt starring Lloyd Bridges which

in my teens encouraged me to take up Scuba Diving. Bradford’s last television appearance was in 1973 on an episode of the CBS privatedetective series Cannon, with William Conrad. The episode, titled "Press Pass to the Slammer", aired that year on March 13, just three months before Bradford's death. So now that I had found him I wanted to know more about him. Well, to start he was born John Myrtland Le Varre, Jr., in August 29, 1922 and he passed away on June 6, 1973. He appeared in more than 250 films and television shows between 1940 and 1973, specializing in supporting "tough-guy" roles predominantly in Westerns but also in more contemporary dramas. If you are wanting to know more about an actor you have seen but know very little about drop me an email at tcmcfilm@gmail.com and I’ll see if I can find out who he or she is and they may even be featured in an upcoming edition of this column.


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SUDOKU

The sudoku grid consists of eighty-one squares in a nine by nine grid. To solve the sudoku, each square in the grid must contain a number between one and nine, with the following conditions: • Every row of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order once and only once • Every column of 9 numbers must include all digits 1 through 9 in any order once and only once • Every 3 by 3 subsection of the 9 by 9 square must include all digits 1 through 9 once and only once The sudoku starts with a partially filled grid and you must complete the grid while following the rules above. If you complete the grid, you've solved the sudoku. The difficulty of each game is largely a function of how many squares are filled in. The more squares that are known, the easier it is to figure out which numbers go in the open squares. As you fill in squares correctly, options for the remaining squares are narrowed and it becomes easier to fill them in.

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