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Vol. 9 Issue 9 September 2013

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What Do New Investors Really Need to Know Edward Jones.............................................9

Volume 9 Issue 9 September 2013

Senior Health & Fitness Day by Tricia Neal........................................... 10

PUBLISHER

My Journey into Bourbon Country by Janie Slaven ....................................... 14

Rob McCullough

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Ken Shmidheiser

CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Joan Kite Bill Mardis

Tricia Neal Don White

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Yoga: A Lifelong Path to Better Health BY JOAN

KITE

Pass It! Total Rehab Center ................................. 23 John Hail: Eighty-Eight and Feeling Great by Don White........................................... 28

LAYOUT & DESIGN Pam Popplewell a1.ad.designs@gmail.com

Care After Heart-Related Surgery Helping Hands Personal Care................ 31

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Monitoring Cholesterol Levels Can Prevent Heart Attacks, Strokes by Joan Kite............................................. 33

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Recognizing Warning Signs for Childhood Cancer.................................... 40

Senior Calendar....................................... 46

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Living with Heart Disease and Stroke Comfort Keepers ..................................... 39

Local Legend: Ray Corell by Steve Cornelius .................................. 44

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Consistent Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Pain and Improve Well-Being by Joan Kite............................................. 21

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Understanding PAD BY

TRICIA NEAL

Out 42 Camping at Home BY

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COVER PHOTO: Eighty-eight year old John Hail works four days a week at Food Fair.

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Christopher George, student turned yoga teacher, in Virabhadrasana II or Warrior II pose.

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Some 350 seniors gathered at The Center for Rural Development for the 2012 Senior Health & Fitness Day. One focus of the event is exercise, and this group is enjoying some gentle exercises while seated as a warm up for the dayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities.

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Epifania Ball has her game going with a robust corn hole competition at last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event.

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Friends members should have received a registration form in their last newsletter. Judy Garner, a Senior Friend member who has attended Health and Fitness Day for the past several years, reminds visitors to “wear your walking shoes!” “We have a great time,” she adds. “It’s a time to get reacquainted with friends, and we can learn a lot at the booths.” You don’t have to be a Senior Friends member to attend the Health and Fitness Day event. Anyone over 50 is invited. However, once you’ve been to an event, you might be interested in becoming a part of the group. Senior Friends holds many other events throughout the year. Each Tuesday and Thursday in the fall, winter and spring, a group of Senior Friends participates in the Fun and Fitness program, held from 10-11 a.m. at the Cancer Treatment Center. Kick-off for this season is

Senior Friend Judy Garner is shown playing ladder golf at last year’s Senior Health & Fitness Day.

Members of the Senior Fun and Fitness class enjoy an end-of-season picnic. The Senior Fun and Fitness group meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at The Cancer Treatment Center’s community room for gentle exercises and fellowship.

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Sept. 10. Garner says instructor Diane Kiser is â&#x20AC;&#x153;very patient with the elderly,â&#x20AC;? and Garner enjoys the opportunity to meet new people while enjoying a simple exercise routine. Other events include monthly movies, Bingo and Bunco games, monthly birthday parties, a Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Support Group, monthly Dine with the Docs dinners, and more. The Senior Friends group also takes occasional trips together - to locations as close as Cincinnati Reds games and as far as Alaska. There is a $15 per year membership fee for Senior Friends, and that fee covers all activities except trips.

Tricia Neal is a freelance writer

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Enrich Your Life With Senior Friends Have you reached the â&#x20AC;&#x153;magicâ&#x20AC;? age of 50? If you have, we want to extend a special invitation to join Senior Friends, an organization designed to encourage active lifestyles for healthier living. Sponsored by Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, Senior Friends enjoy a variety of activities â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from monthly meetings featuring educational and entertaining programs to regular monthly social activities, exercise classes, health screenings, and even exciting trips. Membership also features a variety of local and national discounts. Many members make the hospitalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Chatters CafĂŠ a frequent destination for good food at a great price, using their 20% Senior Friends discount. HEALTH-RELATED BENEFITS Senior Friends offers educational programs at membership meetings, free health screenings, Senior Fun and Fitness exercise sessions and Senior Health and Fitness Day. We also co-sponsor Dine with the Docs â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a monthly informational program by physicians covering a variety of health topics. And, many members participate in the annual Drive-By Flu Shoot, where they are served juice and cookies and get their windshield washed by hospital staff and volunteers while waiting for a free flu shot given in the comfort of their automobile. IN-HOSPITAL BENEFITS Senior Friends who are hospitalized at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital get special VIP Privileges, including a complimentary $5 meal ticket for a loved

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one each day and a complimentary hospital private room upgrade â&#x20AC;&#x201C; based on availability. In addition, Senior Friends staff or volunteers make daily visits to your room and are available to assist you with any needs you may have during your stay. ACTIVITIES Fun, food, and fellowship! The three â&#x20AC;&#x153;Fâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;sâ&#x20AC;? of Senior Friends becomes apparent from the first time you participate in an activity. From Monthly Meetings to Movie â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Munch and from BINGO to Birthday Parties, members enjoy the opportunity to meet new friends and renew old friendships. TRAVEL Members enjoy fully escorted trips, ranging from day-trips to trips of longer duration. Senior Friends have been delighted with destinations from Alaska to San Antonio, from Myrtle Beach to Hawaii, from New England to the Grand Canyon, and many destinations in between. LETâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GET ACQUAINTED If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re 50 or better and Senior Friends sounds like something you would enjoy, we invite you to join us! Come to our Get-Acquainted Brunch - held the second Wednesday of each month - for a delicious breakfast and a free introductory one-year membership. Call 606- 678-3274 membership information or to make reservations for the Get-Acquainted Brunch. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll look forward to hearing from you!

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My

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Bourbon into

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A walk around the grounds of Makerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mark Distillery provides a glimpse of how the countryside must have looked some 200 years ago.

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practically still the case, since we actually didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t attend any events in town. We met Mike and Kim at a gas station just off the When youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re the only reporter for a small weekly Bluegrass Parkway. From there we drove through newspaper, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a lot of free time. You live from downtown on the way to Heaven Hill Distilleries for a tour. ÂłSUHVVGD\´WRSUHVVGD\DQGDQ\YDFDWLRQWLPHPXVWÂżW Heaven Hill â&#x20AC;&#x201D; family-owned and operated since 1934 around events you have to cover. â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is home to the Bourbon Heritage Center, where you For that reason, I was familiar with the â&#x20AC;&#x153;daycationâ&#x20AC;? can get a true education on the art. Here I learned that concept long before the economic collapse made it WKHZKLVNH\EHLQJPDGHLQWKHDUHDZDVÂżUVWFRLQHGDV fashionable. â&#x20AC;&#x153;bourbonâ&#x20AC;? around 1780. Three years later, Evan Williams One of my most pleasant excursions came from a surprise destination. I was already on vacation, visiting my IRXQGHGWKHÂżUVWFRPPHUFLDOGLVWLOOHU\LQZKDWZRXOG become the Commonwealth of Kentucky. By the time sister Donna in Bowling Green, when we received a call Kentucky was admitted to statehood in 1792, bourbon from our uncle Mike. was synonymous with Kentucky corn whiskey. Fun Fact: Mike and his wife, Kim, are RV enthusiasts who have WUDYHOHGPXFKRIWKHFRXQWU\ZLWKWKHLUÂżIWKZKHHO2QWKLV Congress passed a resolution protecting â&#x20AC;&#x153;bourbonâ&#x20AC;? as particular weekend, they were in Bardstown for the annual uniquely American in 1964. Not only is Kentucky the birthplace of bourbon, it still Kentucky Bourbon Festival and wanted to see us. produces 95 percent of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s supply. After a little discussion of whether they should drive As for the tour itself, what struck me most is what down to Bowling Green, we should drive up to Bardstown distinguishes bourbon from that other corn liquor so or we all just â&#x20AC;&#x153;meet in the middleâ&#x20AC;?, it was decided familiar in the hills of Eastern Kentucky. The only that Donna and I would spend Saturday with them in difference between moonshine and bourbon is age. Bardstown. Bourbonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s amber color comes from the white oak barrel Bardstown, Kentuckyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s second oldest city, is known as where itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s stored for a number of years (how long depends the Bourbon Capital of the World. The Bourbon Festival, on the variety). My home county of McCreary once had now in its third decade, is no less than six full days of a booming timber industry, and white oak was among the activities centered on the Commonwealthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature native hardwoods. Even if our dry county never votes to whiskey. sell alcohol, I came away thinking that there could be a As I am not a whiskey drinker, attending the Festival great opportunity for providing Central Kentucky with had never been a priority. But I enjoy seeing new places, ZKLWHRDNRUHYHQWKHÂżQLVKHGEDUUHOV and I had never been to Bardstown (which was recently Heaven Hill may have provided the history lesson but named the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most Beautiful Small Town in Americaâ&#x20AC;? by our next stop in nearby Loretto was like an actual trip into Rand McNally and USA Today). Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m sorry to say thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s BY

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Heaven Hill is located in Bardstown, host city of the Kentucky Bourbon Festival.

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the past. Makerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mark Distillery features a number of original structures, including a covered bridge and a still house dating back to 1805. In the still house, sour mash is stored LQJLDQW&\SUXVWXEVXQWLOLWZRUNVLWVZD\WKURXJKWKHÂżYH story continuous column still. The most modern aspect of the Makerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mark tour was the ERWWOLQJIDFLOLW\$IWHUWKHERWWOHVDUHÂżOOHGHDFKLVKDQG dipped in red wax. At the end of the tour, visitors have the opportunity to get their own wax-dipped glasses. By the time we had gotten through the second tour, it was time for dinner. We enjoyed a nice meal just outside of Bardstown at the end of which Mike and Kim dropped us off at Donnaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vehicle. So my sister and I didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get a chance to fully experience downtown Bardstown with the Festival in full swing. But we had a great time and hope to go back in the near future. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s festival starts on September 17 and lasts through September A Heaven Hill 22. For more tour guide Janie Slaven shows visitors a information, is Editor of visit www. white oak stave, The McCreary exclusively kybourbonfestival. used in bourbon com. County Record barrels.

Donna examines the sour mash which would eventually become Makerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mark bourbon.

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Mike and Kim show off their wax-dipped souvenirs.

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BARBARA CASADA A Lifetime Dedicated to Helping Others

David and Barbara live on the edge of Somerset city limits, but enjoy a rural lifestyle that includes a bountiful vegetable garden and even a hen house where their grandchildren delight in collecting eggs.

Barbara Casada has never encountered a challenge she couldn’t handle. A two-time breast cancer survivor, the recently retired nurse has spent her entire adult life helping people regain their health. +HU¿UVWFKDOOHQJHZDVFKRRVLQJ a career path upon graduation from Shopville High in 1965 as the class salutatorian. “I went to Somerset Community College to get my bearings,” says the woman who excelled in math. ,QÀXHQFHGE\KDYLQJWZRIDPLO\ members who were nurses, she decided to continue her education at the Kentucky Baptist School of Nursing at Louisville in 1967. ³0\¿UVWQLJKWRIQXUVLQJVFKRROZDV DOVRP\¿UVWQLJKWWRHYHUEHDZD\IURP my family,” says the daughter of the late Roy and Ollie Sweet Thornton, who also reared eight other children at their home off Grundy Road. Following graduation, Barbara went to work alongside sisters Nancy and Joyce Thornton at Somerset City Hospital on Bourne Ave. 18

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“I asked to be in the medical unit, because my love is working with older people and seeing people get well.” She was also given the responsibility of overseeing a three-bed intensive care

Barbara Casada from her early days in nursing.

unit. When the hospital was relocated in 1976, she continued as manager of the medical unit for two years before accepting a new challenge. She says the Wayne County Hospital

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was “about ready to close their doors” when she agreed to go there as director of nursing. Six and a half years later, with that facility restored to a healthy status, she returned to Somerset and Lake Cumberland Regional Medical Center, where she would spend the last 11 years as house supervisor. This past June, the hospital gave her a retirement party in honor of more than 40 years of full-time service. Since then, she’s continued to work there on a part-time basis, while also spending more time with husband David, children, and grandchildren. Her son, Kevin Welchance, and daughter, Mrs. Kevin (Amy) McKinney, have followed in their mother’s footsteps as nurses. A sister, Brenda Flynn, works as a receptionist in the surgery center of the local hospital, and Brenda’s twin sister, Linda Maher, was also a nurse here for 40 years. There is little chance of there being no conversations about nursing when David and Barbara host family gatherings at their attractive home just

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east of Somerset. His daughter, Mrs. Pat (Kelley) Richardson works in WKHEXVLQHVVRIÂżFHRI/DNH&XPEHUODQG0HGLFDO&HQWHU and his son, Graigory, is a nurse and now serves as a nurse recruiter for the University of Kentucky Medical Center. Barbara has three brothers, Wallace, Bruce and Gene, and a sister, Doris Thornton, who live nearby. Bruce and Gene are farmers and Wallace is an evangelist. $VVKHUHĂ&#x20AC;HFWVRQKHUOLIHÂżOOHGZLWKFKDOOHQJHV%DUEDUD says, good naturedly, that none have been greater than marrying David. The former owner and operator of Davidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Grocery at Bronston and current partner in Lake Cumberland Funeral Home is â&#x20AC;&#x153;a die-hard Democrat,â&#x20AC;? and sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a life-long Republican. David says people have recently asked him what she is going to do with her time now. â&#x20AC;&#x153;See that apple tree out there? he asks, pointing to a tree visible outside their porch window. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I tell them every time a knotty little apple Don White is falls off, a freelance sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll go journalist/writer get it and and author of The peel it.â&#x20AC;? Kentucky Traveler

Barbara and her siblings in the 1950s. Back row from left, Roy Bruce, Joyce Faye, Doris Wraye, Nancy Marie. Front row from left, Wallace Omar, Brenda Sue, Linda Lou, Barbara Ann and Claude Eugene.

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PASS IT Do you really want to improve your athletic performance? Have you tried the latest exercise craze, equipment, or Virginia is getting ready for Basketball at Somerset supplement and found it High School. wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the magic as advertised? At Total Rehab Center we have been working with athletes both in recovery from injuries and surgeries as well as with our Sports Enhancement Program for over a decade. We call it the PASS Program because it works on basic athletic skills such as Power, Agility, Strength and Speed. We now have athletes that have gone through our program competing at the professional, Division I college, and high school level. Our (and their), success has been related to our individualized training program. First we evaluate and test the athlete to find their strengths and weaknesses. Every athlete, sport and position is different. When we work with athletes one-onone we can customize their program for maximum effectiveness. We correct movement errors, producing better outcomes. An additional benefit is that our program also is designed to help reduce the risk of injuries. Every year we treat athletes who have both traumatic injuries such as Adison is lifting heavy for ACL tears as well as overuse injuries. Southwestern Basketball. Studies have shown repeatedly that

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young female athletes are at more risk of tearing an ACL than boys. While there are many factors that contribute to the increased risk, a specific training program designed to strengthen and train the muscles of the knee and hip can help to reduce the risk. Many young athletes in this area are feeling the effects of overuse injuries. There is increased pressure to play sports all year long. This does not allow for proper rest, strength development, or training. Our recommendations help athletes to develop more athletic skills rather than spending more time on the court or field

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competing in the off season. The result will be better performance and fewer injuries. While injuries are an unavoidable part of athletic competition we now understand that the risk level can be reduced with proper training. The key is proper training, prevention, and proper assessment once an injury does occur. Whether you are well-trained or a weekend warrior, if you have an injury that keeps you from performing at your best see the specialists at Total Rehab Center for your rehabilitation needs.

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Twelve million individuals are diagnosed with the disease each year in the United States - even more than those who are diagnosed with cancer. But unlike cancer, peripheral artery disease isn’t as much of a household name. Read on to learn more about peripheral artery disease, also known as PAD, and to discover whether you could be among the many individuals at risk.

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“There is an increase in prevalence with age,” Dr. Shoptaw says. Only about four percent of 40-year-olds are diagnosed with PAD. For those who are in their 70s, about 15 percent have been diagnosed. As with many diseases, risk factors include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, heart disease, smoking, obesity, and a sedentary lifestyle. PAD is Dr. James Shoptaw three times more explains that PAD prevalent in smokers Dr. James Shoptaw develops when specializes in cardiac, than in non-smokers. blockages develop in vascular, and thoracic Obviously, many the body’s arteries, surgery. risks can be avoided causing decreased by making smart EORRGÀRZWRWKHDUPV lifestyle choices. DQGOHJVXVXDOO\WRWKHOHJVDQGIHHW,IWKHÀRZLVLQWHUUXSWHG “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” Dr. for long enough, muscle and tissue decay can set in. Shoptaw says. “It’s better if we can avoid the problem rather Sometimes, the problem gets so bad that a limb must be than treat it, so primary prevention is a huge thing.” amputated.

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WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS?

If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re over age 70, or if youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re in your 60s and have risk factors, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll probably be checked for PAD during a normal check-up. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re younger, however, you probably wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be checked for PAD unless you are experiencing symptoms or unless something abnormal showed up during a routine checkup, Dr. Shoptaw says. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s important to know the symptoms so the problem doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t go undiagnosed.

Symptoms of PAD include: -Dull or cramping pain in your hips and legs when walking or climbing stairs. -Any other pain, numbness, tingling, burning, or tiredness in your legs. -Changes in the color or temperature of your skin. -Sores that wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t heal. -The absence of a femoral pulse, or a lower blood pressure reading at the ankle than on the arm. -For men, impotence.

getting more exercise - can greatly reduce the rate of amputation, heart attacks, or even death due to PAD. Medicine, such as aspirin or Plavix, can help prevent blockages in the arteries. Surgical procedures are also an option. Dr. Shoptaw specializes in cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgeries. If a patient is suffering from PAD, he may opt to perform leg DUWHU\E\SDVVVXUJHU\WRUHVWRUHEORRGĂ&#x20AC;RZLQWKHOHJV Other treatment options include balloon angioplasties or stents, both of which essentially shove blockages out of the ZD\WRLPSURYHEORRGĂ&#x20AC;RZDQGSODTXHH[FLVLRQDSURFHGXUH ZKLFKFXWVSODTXHRXWRIDUWHULHVWRUHVWRUHEORRGĂ&#x20AC;RZ

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Many procedures are available which can help preserve muscles and tissues and prevent limbs from having to be amputated. First, lifestyle changes - such as stopping smoking and

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wouldn’t tell me his age,” says the 71-year-old. In addition to work, including mowing his own large and hilly lawn with a push mower, Hail puts a lot of effort into recreational pursuits as well. Every Thursday, his only day off from work, he and some pals head out to area golf courses. Is he any good at golf? “I’ll usually par ¿YHKROHVZLWK a birdie or two mixed in. I like bowling better. I’ve bowled for over 50 years and once had the highest average in the league,” says the man who On the has come within job at Food a single pin of Fair rolling a perfect game. On rainy days he makes good use of a chin up bar he installed in the basement of his Pati Court home off Slate Branch Road. He usually does “about 10.” The remarkable athlete, who takes no medicine whatsoever, follows the same routine after work most days. Southern Kentucky Health & Family Journal


Before going in the house, he sprints over to the mall, where he walks before sprinting back home. He credits working hard on the farm in his youth for giving him a healthy start on life, and, perhaps, even saving his life in one instance. “Plowing those hillsides at Colo with a team of mules, and doing everything my dad asked me to on the farm did me a lot of good, I think,” says the son of W. A. Hail, a magistrate in the 1930s. He was attending Shopville High, and staring on the basketball team when he turned 18 and was drafted into service during World War II. The desire to play ball was a big factor in keeping him away from smoking and alcohol. “I didn’t want to cut down my wind,” he says, noting how he once walked from Colo to Somerset for a game against Nancy in the early 1940s. Shopville lost, and Hail says the fact Shopville played on an outdoor dirt court while Nancy had a gym was part of the reason. “Plus they had those Dalton boys, and they were really good.” In the military, Hail was assigned to a Navy destroyer and saw extensive combat action. “We sank a lot of boats and shot down a bunch of airplanes.” His ship, with 160 troops on board, had made several successful invasions and was within 800 miles of Japan when the atomic bomb ending the war was dropped on Nagasaki. When they reached Japan to serve as an occupational force, Hail and six of his buddies went out to look at the devastation. “There were skulls, wires, all kinds of debris everywhere.

“All six of the guys with me got sick and died, I assume from exposure to radiation” says Hail, who has always credited his good state of health for his being spared. It was while aboard ship he also got an important life lesson that would set the stage for a successful life in the civilian world. “I noticed the people getting promoted had more education than me, VR,DUUDQJHGWR¿QLVKKLJKVFKRROZKLOH we were off the coast of Australia. I ¿JXUHGLI,ZDVHYHUJRLQJWRDPRXQWWR anything, I better get myself in college.” Following his four-year commitment to the Navy, Hail enrolled at Eastern Kentucky State Teachers College (now EKU). By 1960, he had earned a masters degree in education, married at 29, and was the father of three daughters. As a young teacher, he was an instructor in algebra and geometry in Estill and Pulaski counties, and continued to take classes at the University of North Carolina, Duke, and the University of Cincinnati. +HOHIWWKHHGXFDWLRQ¿HOGWREHFRPH principal sanitarian for the Pulaski County Board of Health and spent about 12 years in Frankfort as director of the Division of Food and Drugs. He says his education and work background have been a big help in overseeing the produce department in his current job. At 5’9” and 173 pounds, Hail says he’s the heaviest he’d ever been and he intends to work hard at maintaining his current weight and health with a sensible diet. “We try and watch what we eat, buying ground chuck, not hamburger meat. And I eat cereal once or twice a

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day, usually Raisin Bran with honey bunches of oats and almonds. I eat bacon and eggs no more than twice a year. Despite his best efforts, he recognizes some signs of “old age” creeping into his life. “Up until six or nine months ago I didn’t feel my age at all, but now I’m having some stiffness in my back. “Guess I need to work on that.”

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CHOLESTEROL High cholesterol is an issue for many men and women, who may or may not know that excessive cholesterol in the blood can increase a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s risk of cardiovascular disease. Thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a genuine concern for many people, as the American Heart Association notes that cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Statistics Canada reports that heart disease accounted for 21 percent of all deaths in 2008 (the most recent year for which statistics were available), placing it behind only cancer among the leading causes of death in Canada. The link between high cholesterol and cardiovascular disease has long since been established, but the good news is that even men and women with considerably high cholesterol levels can greatly reduce their risk of one day developing cardiovascular disease. Some may need the help of prescription medication to lower their cholesterol, while others might only need to make certain lifestyle changes to lower their cholesterol. Men and women should discuss a plan of attack to lower their cholesterol levels with a physician, who will determine if medication should be a part of the plan. Even if medication is a factor, the following are some lifestyle changes men and women with high or moderate cholesterol levels can make to reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease. * Shed those extra pounds. According to the Mayo Clinic, losing as little as 5 to 10 percent of your body weight can greatly reduce cholesterol levels. There are a number of ways to lose weight, but the most successful way to lose weight and keep it off typically involves adopting a more active lifestyle and coupling that with a healthy diet. The AHA recommends 30 minutes of physical activity each day. This can include any number of activities that get you off the couch and exercising, including walking, biking, swimming, and jogging. $QDGGLWLRQDOEHQHÂżWRIH[HUFLVLQJWRORVHZHLJKWLVWKDW it can raise your so-called â&#x20AC;&#x153;goodâ&#x20AC;? cholesterol (also known as high-density lipoprotein, or HDL), which can protect you 36

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* CANCER: A group of diseases that cause cells in the body to change and grow out of control. * CARCINOGEN: Any substance that causes cancer or promotes its growth. * Carcinoma: A cancer that begins in the lining layer of organs. The American Cancer Society notes that 80 percent of all cancers are carcinomas.

*INVASIVE CANCER: Cancer that has spread beyond the layer of cells where it initially began and has grown into nearby tissues. *LESION: An area of abnormal body tissue. This term may be used to describe a lump, mass or tumor. *LIPOMA: A non-cancerous tumor made of a fatty tissue.

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September 2013 Calendar Should there be a change in location, date or time for any Senior Friends event for which you have pre-registered, we will notify you prior to the event.

MONDAY, SEPT. 2 CLOSED LABOR DAY In observance of the Labor Day Holiday WKH 6HQLRU )ULHQGV RIĂ&#x20AC;FH ZLOO EH FORVHG Monday, September 2, 2013

THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 GET ACQUAINTED BRUNCH LCRH Small Dining Room located in EDVHPHQWE\WKH6HQLRU)ULHQGVRIĂ&#x20AC;FH 9:15 a.m. - Breakfast 10:00 a.m. - Presentation Have you ever been a Senior Friend? Our free breakfast is designed to offer you a free one-year membership if you have never been a member before. Come to this TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 SENIOR FUN & FITNESS EXERCISE â&#x20AC;&#x153;Get Acquainted Brunchâ&#x20AC;? and enjoy some delicious food while hearing about all the CLASSES EHQHĂ&#x20AC;WV DERXW \RXU IUHH 1(: RQH\HDU Diane Kiser, Instructor membership â&#x20AC;&#x201C; a $15 value! Call (606) Senior Fun and Fitness Exercise Classes 678-3274 for your required reservation by will kick off on September 10, 2013. Friday, September 7th. Classes will meet each Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Senior THURSDAY, SEPT. 12 Fun and Fitness classes will run through MOVIE-N-MUNCH LCRH Conference December 05, 2013. Center, Ste. A Classes are held at the Lake Cumberland Cancer Treatment Center; Community 1:30 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Vowâ&#x20AC;? Classroom 112 Tradepark Drive. These are gentle exercises for everyone- Synopsis of â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Vowâ&#x20AC;? the overweight, the diabetic, those A husband endeavors to recovering from surgery, illness or injury, win back his new brideâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s heart after she heart patients, and especially those who loses her memory in a tragic car accident are sedentary. Every joint and muscle in in this romantic drama starring Rachel the body will be utilized yet the exercises McAdams and Channing Tatum. ~ Jason DUHQRWGLIĂ&#x20AC;FXOW7KHSXUSRVHLVWRUHJDLQ Buchanan, Rovi. Call (606) 678-3274 use and strengthen muscles and joints, for your required reservation by Friday, improving posture and mobility, increase August 31. circulation and to enjoy fellowship with FRIDAY, SEPT. 13 others. For more information or to register, B-U-N-C-O since space is limited, call (606) 678LCRH Conference Center, Ste A 3274. 2 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 pm Senior Friends Members come and bring TUESDAY, SEPT. 10 a $5 Donation for â&#x20AC;&#x153;American Heart DINE WITH THE DOCS Associationâ&#x20AC;? and spend the afternoon LCRH Conference Center, with â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friends.â&#x20AC;? A perfect time for fun, Ste A fellowship, and refreshments. Senior 5:30 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Complimentary Friends will provide the prize for the Dinner winner and the lowest scorer. Reservations 6:30 pm - Speaker: Dr. Daniel L. Gallo are required and must be received by Topic: To be announced Join us on the 2nd Tuesday of each Friday, September 7th. Please call (606) month for a complementary dinner and an 678-3274 to reserve your spot. informative program presented by leading medical specialists. Dinner begins at 5:30 pm in the Chatters CafĂŠ & Grill. Program begins at 6:30 pm. Call (606) 678-3274 for your required reservations. 46

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17 MONTHLY MEETING 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY Please join Senior Friends and Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital for our annual Senior Health and Fitness Day held at The Center for Rural Development on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Come be our guest and enjoy the fellowship with other Senior Friends, informational booths and free health screenings. Free lunch will be provided! Bring a friend or family member. Reservations are required . Please see registration form included in this newsletter and return the form to the Senior Friends RIĂ&#x20AC;FHE\7XHVGD\6HSWHPEHU:HKRSH to see you there! THURSDAY, SEPT. 19 BIRTHDAY PARTY LCRH Conference Center, Ste A 2 pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 pm Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time for those September â&#x20AC;&#x153;Senior Friendâ&#x20AC;? babies to come and party. Bring a friend and share an afternoon of fun, games, delicious cake and ice cream. Call (606) 6783274 by Thursday, September 12th for your required reservations. FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 PARKINSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S SUPPORT GROUP LCRH Conference Center A 10:00 a.m. Speaker: A support group for persons diagnosed with Parkinsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s disease and their family and friends. For additional information please call (606) 678-3274. SATURDAY, SEPT. 28 AMERICAN HEART WALK Somerset High School 9:00 a.m. - Gate Opens/Registration DP:DON%HJLQV Join us for the Lake Cumberland Area +HDUW:DONWREHQHĂ&#x20AC;WWKH$PHULFDQ+HDUW Association. Hope to see you there! For Heart additional information Walk please call (606) 6782013 3274.

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Senior Health & Fitness Day 7XHVGD\6HSWHPEHUÂ&#x2021;DPSP The Center for Rural Development Win Prizes! Be our guest and enjoy fun, fellowship and more at the annual Senior Health and Fitness Day! Sponsored by Senior Friends and Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital. Bring a friend or family member!

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Reservations with completed registration forms are required and must be received by September 9. Call us and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll be happy to mail a form to you! For more information, please call the Senior Friends office at (606) 678-3274.

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