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Quality time This language is about giving the other person your undivided attention. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful to these individuals—making it a priority to be there for them is crucial.

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December 5, 1945 Five U.S. Navy torpedo-bombers take off from Florida on a routine training mission over the Atlantic Ocean. The squadron leader later reported that his compass had failed and his position was unknown, and a rescue aircraft was dispatched with a 13-man crew. No trace of the 27 crewmen or six aircraft was ever found. December 6, 1917 A Belgian steamer and French freighter, both loaded with ammunition, explode in Canada’s Halifax Harbor, leveling part of the town and killing nearly 1,600 people and injuring some 8,000. The ships carried 8 million tons of TNT intended for use in World War I. December 11, 1981 Jamaican boxer Trevor Berbick beats former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali in a unanimous 10-round decision in Nassau, the Bahamas. At the age of 39, Ali (born Cassius Clay) was attempting his second comeback from retirement. December 12, 1963 A vinyl LP record, “John Fitzgerald Kennedy: A Memorial Album,” sets a record for album sales. Some 4 million copies sold in the first six days of its release. The album included recordings of some of

December 13, 1621 The first American fur exports leave for England aboard the Fortune, only to be stolen by the French. The colonists later traded with Native Americans, exchanging corn for beaver skins, which were in turn sold in England. December 13, 2000 Vice President Al Gore reluctantly concedes defeat to Texas Gov. George W. Bush in his bid for the presidency, following five weeks of complex legal battles over the recounting of votes in Florida. Gore narrowly lost the state. December 14, 1799 George Washington dies at his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia. Two days earlier, he’d ridden out into freezing sleet and later refused to change out of his wet clothes. The next day he developed a severe respiratory infection. December 14, 1939 The League of Nations, the international peacekeeping organization formed at the end of World War I, expels the Soviet Union in response to its invasion of Finland on Oct. 30. December 16, 1977 “Saturday Night Fever,” a movie that ignites the disco dance craze across America—along with the movie career of its star, John Travolta—opens in theaters. Travolta earned a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance as 19-year-old dancer Tony Manero.

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Dec. 1-29—Candytopia (15147 N. Scottsdale Road) Dec. 6-8—Tempe Festival of the Arts (near Mill Ave.) Dec. 6-8—APS Electric Light Parade (Central & Montebello Ave.) Dec. 6-8—Jingle Bell Hike (Thunderbird Conservation Park) Dec. 6-8—Sugar Plum Avenue (Fifth Ave in Downtown Scottsdale) Dec. 14—Snow Much Fun Day (Children’s Museum of Phoenix) Dec. 14—Peoria’s Old Town Holiday Festival (Johnny E. Osuna Memorial Park)

Dec. 15—Chanukah Storytime with Temple Emanuel (Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe)

Dec. 21—Multi-Generational Holiday Tea Party

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EXPENSES

THE NEWS ON SOCIAL SECURITY ISN’T GREAT

It’s now official: the Social Security increase for 2020 will be 1.6%, or $23.40 for the average senior who receives benefits. If our Medicare goes up, that comes out of the increase. We all know the Social Security increases are not enough to keep pace with rising prices. The Senior Citizens League did a study a few years ago that determined seniors had fallen 4% behind actual costs in one year alone. Since 2000 seniors have lost 34% of their buying power. For example, if you bought $100 in groceries back then, today you’d get only $66 worth. Just what determines the amount of Social Security increases? The number is called COLA, for cost-

of-living adjustment, and the figures are calculated monthly by the Bureau of Labor Statistics using the Consumer Price Index for Urban Wage Earners and Clerical Workers. The BLS uses the prices in “A Basket of Goods” to calculate what is being spent and determine the Consumer Price Index. It includes food, but also tracks bedroom furniture, toys, the cost of education and communication. The CPI that came out in September says that over the past year, overall prices for urban consumers went up 1.7 percent. Here’s some math homework for you for the next year. Make a list of the basic items you buy and the expenses you have. Write down what they cost. A year from now do a comparison and see if they’ve gone up, and if so, how much. What you’ll most likely find is that it’s getting harder than ever to live solely on social security, and there doesn’t appear to be relief on the way, so it’s more important than ever to maximize your resources.

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BELL AIR CONDITIONING, LLC

a special thanks to our community Since 2007, Bell Air Conditioning, LLC has been the preferred heating and air conditioning company in the active living communities of the northwest valley. Owner, Dan Bell says, “We specialize in service and replacement of residential and light commercial heating and cooling equipment.” Bell Air Conditioning, LLC is a Trane Comfort Specialist Dealer. With over 24 years of industry experience, Dan started Bell Air Conditioning, LLC 12 years ago with a truck and $5,000. Today, Bell Air Conditioning, LLC has over 20 employees and is one of the largest Trane dealers in the state. Dan credits the success of his company to their commitment to superior customer service and his team of highly trained technicians. “Although we continue to grow, we have no intention of going valley-wide”, Dan says. “We have referred out hundreds of out-ofarea customers because our primary focus is in the senior communities within the northwest valley. Staying local and serving the Sun Cities and surrounding areas allows us to maintain the highest level of service because we are near-by and can be to our customers’ homes when they need us. We field calls all of the time

where customers had chosen to hire a contractor based 40 miles away in Phoenix or the east valley to replace their unit, and then when the unit goes down under that contractor’s warranty, that company either can’t or won’t respond. These homeowners find themselves stuck. They realize that it would have been better to have used a locally based Heating and Air Conditioning company in the first place. It is because of these customer stories that we truly want to stay LOCAL. It is better for the customer!” This is just one example of Bell Air Conditioning, LLC’s customer-focused approach.

Recent customer, Lana San Diego says, “I hired Bell Air Conditioning to replace my old HVAC unit with a new Trane unit. From beginning to end, they took exceptional care of me. The office staff was very polite and friendly. Service was prompt. They messaged me when someone was on the way to my home. The technician was very courteous and carefully explained everything to me before and after the install was complete. My home was left clean and our new AC is working great! I would highly recommend

Bell Air Conditioning!”

Bell Air Conditioning, LLC has professionals to take care of anything you need to keep your climate comfortable and units operating efficiently. Whether you want your system maintained by their

NATE certified service technicians, or replaced by their factory-trained technicians, you can be assured Bell Air Conditioning, LLC is the right company for your job! Dan says, “Sometimes, a replacement part is all you need to get your unit up and running again. You can trust our technicians to provide you with the facts to get your heating and cooling units working right”. If your AC unit needs repair or replacing, Bell Air Conditioning, LLC should be your first call. Their impeccable reputation of servicing customers’ needs quickly and in the most cost-effective means

possible, makes them the preferred local heating and air conditioning company in the northwest valley—and more specifically in the active living communities. Dan wanted to be sure to let The Grand Season readers

know that he is appreciative of your contribution to the growth of his business. He emphasizes, “With record breaking growth year after year, we want to thank our retirement communities for their support and patronage. Your constant referrals to friends and family show us we are doing things right. Your recommendations mean a lot to us! We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you now and in the future!”

Call Bell Air Conditioning, LLC now for a fast and honest quote!

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