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Does Your Household Routine Need a Makeover? A clean home lifts the spirits, contributes to good health, and lets the sunshine into our lives. Get inspired with simple and effective household cleaning tips.

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Refresh Your Clothes & Closet Organization experts share revitalization ideas that will help you turn your closet into a clothing sanctuary. BY LINDSAY MORRIS

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No-Mow Lawn Alternatives Tired of the expense and effort involved in maintaining a fairway-like lawn? Learn why a growing number of gardeners are ditching traditional grass yards for eco-friendly alternatives. BY CONNIE CRONLEY

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Don't join the ranks of those whose banking and other accounts have been compromised by hackers.

Tiny actions can have big results with patience and persistence. Learn the system of behavior change that launched the bestselling book "Atomic Habits."

Protect & Organize Your Passwords

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Making Habits, Breaking Habits

BY DEE DUREN, MANAGING EDITOR

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6 Letter From Eileen 8 Looking Back 10 Caregiver Corner Aphasia: A Form of Identity Theft 12 Medicare & You What is Home Health Care? 25 LIFE PACE 26 Table for Two 28 Functional Movement for Real-Life Fitness 29 LIFE EDU 30 Mindbender & Puzzles 31 Puzzle Partners 32 Bunkering With Books 33 Noteworthy 34 Share Your Time & Talent 35 Business Directory 36 Live With Less and Live More Fully – Steps to Achieve Your Goal 37 Classifieds 39 Vintage Friends

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Elect Judge Tanya Wilson Currently the seat is held by Judge Martha Rupp Carter – the Presiding Judge over the Juvenile division. She has chosen to retire. Judge Wilson would be honored to follow in the footsteps of the Judges who have held this office. Judge Wilson began her career as a prosecutor in the Tulsa County District Attorney’s Office. With utmost integrity, Tanya Wilson sought justice for victims in both the Crimes against Children and the Juvenile Divisions. In 2009 Judge Wilson became a Juvenile Court Case Manager.

In 2015 Judge Wilson returned to the DA’s Office to prosecute cases involving homicides and crimes against children.

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Ultimately, Judge Wilson became Chief of the Juvenile Division supervising the DA’s Juvenile team.

In 2020 Judge Wilson was sworn in as a Judicial District 14 Special District Judge.

Judge Tanya Wilson is a proud lifelong resident and supporter of our community.

Judge Wilson has received numerous awards based on her achievements.

Judge Wilson mentors future lawyers as an adjunct Professor of Trial Practice at the University of Tulsa College of Law. Tanya was raised as a member of the Historic Mount Zion Baptist Church where she served as a Trustee.

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Letter From Eileen Dear Vintage Readers, I hope this note finds you well and happy. This is a fun issue, geared toward helping you simplify your existence. Whether you are a Marie Kondo fan, or someone who enjoys a good collection or two, it is always interesting to read suggestions on organizing both your belongings and your time. People have ingenious ways to sort, arrange, and shed.

Photo by Jessica Karin Trout

Eileen Bradshaw

President and CEO LIFE Senior Services, LIFE PACE, Vintage Housing eileen.bradshaw@LIFEseniorservices.org

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I am not an ingenious sorter, which became apparent when we moved from the home where we raised our three children. They had all gone on to great adventures in adulthood, but somehow much of their stuff remained. Preparing for the move was overwhelming as we sorted through everyone’s belongings. What do you do with trophies and school photos of long-ago friends? It seemed harsh to throw them away, but no one wanted to rehome them. Eventually, away they went, along with clothing in aspirational sizes and baby teeth. As offensive as the purge was to my sentimental nature, it brought an undeniable sense of lightness once done. We sold a few things, donated what was still useful, and threw away the rest. What we took with us to the new place was a heavily edited, manageable set of belongings. It really did feel like a new start. We probably could have gotten rid of even more, and I think we should give it another run-through now that time has passed. If we haven’t used it yet, we probably won’t. I admit to retaining a large plastic tub of children’s artwork that I seldom peruse but cannot discard. I don’t even feel guilty about it. As you read through this issue, I hope you find some good information, and please pay special note to our caregiver support groups and our new aging issues support group. Spending time with folks experiencing similar situations can lessen our isolation and help us maintain perspective. Another way to help us feel lighter! Take good care,

Vol. 36, No. 12 EILEEN BRADSHAW President & CEO of LIFE Senior Services, LIFE PACE & Vintage Housing

KELLY KIRCHHOFF Senior Director of Communications

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PAULA BROWN Assistant Editor pbrown@LIFEseniorservices.org

CAROL CARTER Copy Editor

DICK MCCANDLESS ESTEBAN VALENCIA Community Distribution LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine accepts advertising to defray the cost of production and distribution, and appreciates the support of its advertisers. The publisher does not specifically endorse advertisers or their products or services. LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine reserves the right to refuse advertising. Rates are available upon request by calling (918) 664-9000. © LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine and LIFE Senior Services, Inc., 2022. All rights reserved. Reproduction without consent of the publisher is prohibited. Volume 36, Issue 12, June 2022 LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine (ISSN 2168-8494) (USPS 18320) is published monthly by LIFE Senior Services, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa, OK 74135. Periodicals postage paid at Tulsa, OK.

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Women holding placards in support of the 1955 Tulsa Beautiful Campaign pose at the corner of South Main Street and 4th Street.

Looking Back Squeaky Clean

A young woman is pictured with a "Phillips Tire mowing machine" on April 23, 1955.

Photo courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection

Tulsa Historical Society & Museum 2445 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa All photos courtesy of Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

Workers clean a truck carrying airplane cargo at the Douglas Plant in 1945, during World War II.

Employees wearing red blazers pose in front of delivery trucks at the Barnes-Manley Laundry and Fur Storage in 1965.

This Month in History JUNE 1, 1990: Bush and

Gorbachev Sign Chemical Weapons Treaty President George H.W. Bush and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev signed a historic agreement to end the production of chemical weapons. By 1990, most countries possessed the technology to build them, and some had already engaged in chemical warfare. The treaty called for an 80% reduction of chemical weapon arsenals to discourage smaller nations from using them. The U.S., Russia, and 150 other nations signed the treaty which was ratified in 1997.

JUNE 14, 1951: First

Commercially Produced Digital Computer Dedicated

On this date, the U.S. Census Bureau dedicated UNIVAC, or Universal Automatic Computer, the first commercially produced electronic digital computer in the United States. Developed by a team of engineers led by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly, these giant computers were the forerunners of today’s digital computers. They weighed 16,000 pounds, used 5,000 vacuum tubes, and could perform about 1,000 calculations per second.

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JUNE 18, 1960: Arnold Palmer Wins U.S. Open

Arnold Palmer shot a 65 to win the U.S. Open at Cherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado. It was the best final round in U.S. Open history. Palmer was named PGA Player of the Year in 1960 and 1962. Throughout his career, he won the Masters four times and the British Open twice. In 1968, Palmer became the first golfer to earn $1 million in a year.

JUNE 30, 1859: Daredevil Crosses Niagara Falls on Tightrope

Jean-Francois Gravelet, a Frenchman known professionally as Emile Blondin, became the first daredevil to walk across Niagara Falls on a tightrope. The feat was performed 160 feet above the Niagara Gorge, just downriver from the falls, and was witnessed by some 5,000 spectators. Blondin crossed a cable about two inches in diameter and 1,100-feet long with only a balancing pole to help him from plunging into the rapids below.

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JUNE 27, 1939: Iconic Movie Scene Filmed

One of the most famous scenes in movie history was filmed on this day – Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara parting in “Gone with the Wind.” Director Victor Fleming also shot the scene using the alternate line, “Frankly my dear, I just don’t care,” in case the film objected to the original version. The censors approved the movie, but fined producer David O. Selznick $5,000 for including the curse word.

JUNE 27, 1985: Route 66 Decertified

After 59 years, Route 66 entered the realm of history when the American Association of State Highway and Transportation decertified the road and voted to remove all of its highway signs. Measuring about 2,200 miles in its heyday, Route 66 stretched from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, passing through eight states, including Oklahoma. In 1990, Congress passed legislation to preserve the corridor as a symbol of the American people's love of travel. © The History Channel

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BY KAREN COPELAND

CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist, OSU Adjunct Faculty

Try saying your full name backward. Now imagine having to work that hard every time you need to order a meal in your favorite restaurant. Aphasia is like that. Imagine going to a foreign country where you recognize only a few words, and speak even fewer. Aphasia is like that. Aphasia is loss of language abilities, usually after a stroke or similar brain injury. In rare cases, it can be an early sign of another progressive neurological disease. In all cases, aphasia steals a person’s words and can make it

The National Aphasia Association (NAA) estimates that close to 2 million people in the U.S. have aphasia. This makes aphasia more common than Parkinson’s disease, but a survey by the NAA in 2020 showed that most people were not familiar with aphasia or ways to help a person with aphasia. Although recent news that actor Bruce Willis has a form of the disorder has raised awareness a bit, information about aphasia has a hard time getting out, because people who have the condition can’t speak up about it easily. HELP FOR THE PATIENT AND CAREGIVERS

For people who acquire aphasia, early help from a speech-language

pathologist (SLP) who specializes in this area is recommended. Speech pathology services are offered by all major hospitals in the Tulsa area, and therapy often begins while a person is hospitalized, early in recovery. Outpatient therapy is usually the next step in the rehabilitation process. Hospital outpatient clinics, private practices, and the Mary K. Chapman Center for Communicative Disorders at the University of Tulsa all offer this level of care. Research has shown that people can continue to improve their communication abilities for months and even years after onset, so even if a person has not had much previous formal therapy, SLPs can help design a treatment plan to improve skill and confidence with communication and help people regain independence.

Meets monthly at 5:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month at Ascension St. John. Contact Karen Copeland at karen.copeland@ascension.org.

2. The Tulsa Aphasia Support Group

Meets at 9:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at The Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, 815 S. Utica Ave. Contact Dr. Suzanne Stanton at suzanne-stanton@utulsa.edu.

Do you know someone with aphasia? Here are some things you can do to support them during communication: 1. D evise a form of medical alert for the person with aphasia to carry with them. This can help first responders in emergencies. A free version can be created/printed here: aphasia.org/ aphasia-id-card. 2. Make sure you have the person’s attention before you start talking. 3. Minimize or eliminate background noise (turn down the TV, radio, and other background noise). 4. K eep your own voice at a normal level. Simply making your voice louder does not help. 5. K eep communication simple, but adult. Simplify your sentence structure and reduce your rate of speech. Emphasize important words. Don’t “talk down” to the person with aphasia. 6. G ive a person with aphasia time to speak. Resist the urge to finish sentences or offer words. 7. Use drawings, gestures, writing, and facial expressions in addition to speech.

Tulsa Aphasia Resources 1. St. John Aphasia Support Group

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3. Tulsa Aphasia Choir

Meets weekly at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays at Asbury Methodist Church. Contact Sara Pinkpank at tulsaaphasiachoir@gmail.com.

4. Cowboy Aphasia Camp

Held annually at OSU-Tulsa. This week-long camp pairs people with aphasia and graduate students studying to become speech-language pathologists. For more information, contact Karen Copeland at karen.copeland10@okstate.edu.

For more information visit the National Aphasia Association, aphasia.org; or the American Stroke Association, stroke.org/aphasia.

8. Confirm that you are communicating successfully with “yes” and “no” questions. 9. E ncourage all attempts to speak and downplay any errors. Avoid insisting that each word be produced perfectly. 10. E ngage in normal activities whenever possible. Include people with aphasia in group conversations and try to involve them in decisionmaking as much as possible. 11. E ncourage independence and avoid being overprotective.

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MEDICARE & YOU

Medicare’s Coverage of Care at Home

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BY KATHY JONES, MEDICARE AND TAX PROGRAM SUPERVISOR

What is home healthcare? Services covered by Medicare’s home health benefit include intermittent skilled nursing care, therapy, and care provided by a home health aide. Medicare covers your home healthcare if: • You are homebound or it is extremely hard to leave home and you need assistance doing so. • You need skilled nursing services on an intermittent basis and/or skilled therapy care. • Intermittent means you need care at least once every 60 days and at most once a day for up to three weeks. • Medicare defines skilled care as care that must be performed by a skilled professional, or under their supervision. Skilled therapy services refer to physical, speech, and occupational therapy. • You have a face-to-face meeting with your doctor within the 90 days before you start home healthcare, or the 30 days after you first receive care.

• Your doctor signs a home health certification confirming that you are homebound and need skilled care. The certification must also state that your doctor has approved a plan of care for you and that the face-to-face meeting requirement was met. • You receive care from a Medicarecertified home health agency (HHA). Is home healthcare covered by Part A or Part B? You can receive home healthcare coverage under either Medicare Part A or Part B. While home healthcare is normally covered by Part B, Part A provides coverage in certain circumstances after you are in a hospital or skilled nursing facility (SNF). Specifically, if you spend at least three consecutive days as a hospital inpatient or have a Medicarecovered SNF stay, Part A covers your first 100 days of home healthcare.

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How is home health different for people with a Medicare Advantage Plan? All Medicare Advantage Plans must provide at least the same level of home healthcare coverage as Original Medicare, but they may impose different rules, restrictions, and costs. Depending on your plan, you may need to: • Get care from a HHA that contracts with your plan

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• Request prior authorization or a referral before receiving home healthcare • Pay a copayment for your care (Original Medicare fully covers home health) For a list of HHAs contracted with your plan, information about the costs and coverage rules for home healthcare, or if you are experiencing problems, contact your Medicare Advantage Plan. Source: www.medicareinteractive.gov

What are Home Health-Covered Services? SKILLED NURSING SERVICES

Services performed by or under the supervision of a licensed or certified nurse to treat your injury or illness.

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SKILLED THERAPY SERVICES

Physical, speech, and occupational therapy services that are reasonable and necessary for treating your illness or injury and performed by or under the supervision of a licensed therapist.

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HOME HEALTH AIDE

Medicare pays in full for an aide if you require skilled care (skilled nursing or therapy services). A home health aide provides personal care services, including help with bathing, toileting, and dressing. Medicare will pay for an aide only if you need skilled nursing or therapy services.

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

Medicare pays in full for certain medical supplies, such as wound dressings and catheters, when provided by a Medicare-certified HHA.

DURABLE MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

Medicare pays 80% of its approved amount for certain pieces of medical equipment, such as a wheelchair or walker. You owe a 20% coinsurance.

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Does Your Household Routine Need a

MAKEOVER? Living simply is a concept that sounds wonderful but can be easier said than done. By the time most of us are in our 50s and older, we have amassed a lot of stuff – sometimes, too much. We also may be rather set in our ways of managing that stuff, for better or worse. Too many possessions may start to weigh us down and can be challenging to maintain.

BY SUZANNE BURROW, LIFE SENIOR SERVICES OUTREACH COORDINATOR A clean, well-organized home can do great things to lift our spirits, and the benefits don’t stop there. Are you bothered with allergies? Keeping your home as free as possible from dust mites, mold and dander can help you breathe more easily. Falls are more likely with cluttered doorways and pathways. And who wouldn’t want to avoid the aggravation of not being able to find what you need when you need it?

KEEP IT CLEAN 1) U SE YOUR BROOM

Prevent back pain by simply wrapping a cloth around your broom and securing it with a rubber band. Spray with your favorite cleaner to easily clean your bathtub, baseboards, and walls.

2) VACUUM THE RIGHT WAY

Start at the corner farthest from the door and vacuum horizontally first then vertically until you reach the door.

3) USE YOUR DISHWASHER FOR MORE THAN DISHES

When in a hurry, simply toss shoes, hats, or other items into the dishwasher with a few cups of white vinegar to disinfect and clean them right up.

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If you’re one of the fortunate and disciplined folks who wouldn’t think of going to sleep with dishes in the sink, keep reading because you may just find a tip you haven’t heard before. If you’re like the rest of us, consider trying a few of these tips to polish up your home routine.

It may feel at first like you’re spending more time and energy cleaning, but remember this: you either sweep it out once a day or shovel it out once a week. And who wants to live in a home that needs a good shoveling? Getting into a good routine will gradually become second nature, and you may find yourself creating less mess as you go.

As we age, cleaning can become more of a hassle. Here are some tips on how to keep your personal space clean – without using a lot of elbow grease.

4) PREVENT SOAP SCUM IN THE SHOWER WITH LEMON PLEDGE

After cleaning your shower, spray with Lemon Pledge and wipe clean. The oils in it will prevent soap scum and water stains.

5) PUT A JAR OF VINEGAR IN YOUR TOILET'S WATER TANK

Fill a jar with white vinegar and poke a few holes in the lid. Place container inside water tank to keep your toilet clean for weeks! No scrubbing is required!

6) KEEP A CATCH-ALL BIN IN HIGH-TRAFFIC ROOMS Simply toss items in a bin of your choice to keep your rooms clutter-free. Set a time to put things away with no more need to stress over them.

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7) U SE A MAGIC ERASER ON YOUR OVEN

Don’t like to clean with harsh chemicals? Use a magic eraser to easily wipe away grease on your oven glass. For those hard-to-clean stains, sprinkle baking soda over the stains, then spray with a solution made of orange peels and white vinegar.

8) MAKE YOUR OWN OVEN CLEANER

Fill a jar with vinegar 2/3 full. Throw in orange or any citrus peels and let them infuse into the vinegar for at least a week before pouring it into a spray bottle for use. When you spray it on your oven, let it sit for 20 minutes and the residue will wipe away effortlessly!

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KEEP IT SIMPLE

Household Routine Makeover, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 15.

EVERY MORNING

EVERY EVENING

• Make beds • De-clutter bedrooms and bathrooms (don’t forget those bins!)

• De-clutter living areas • Quick sweep or mop in the kitchen • Wipe down kitchen counters and table • Do the dishes • Take out the trash

Weekly tasks can rotate. If you don't get to them, complete remaining tasks on Friday or add them to next week.

MONDAY

YEARLY

TUESDAY

Vacuum/mop floors

Monthly chore

WEDNESDAY Dust

THURSDAY

Bathrooms

1ST WEEK

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FRIDAY

Laundry

SATURDAY Catch-up

2ND WEEK

Appliances

Furniture & cabinets

3RD WEEK

4TH WEEK

Wash rugs, etc.

Yearly chore

5. Camouflage deep scratch marks with wood markers. Wood Furniture Repair Kit ($11; thomasvillewoodcare.com)

Tame Your Linen Closet 1. Store bulky items. Put comforters and guest pillows/towels in the linen closet. 2. Put sheets in the bedroom where they’re used. Contain folded sheet sets in a pillowcase. Limit yourself to two sets of sheets per bed. 3. Place towels with the rounded, folded edge facing out. Don’t stack them too high – no more than five hand towels or three bath towels per stack.

JANUARY

Wipe down the inside of kitchen cabinets and drawers.

FEBRUARY

Organize closets and pantry.

MARCH

Wipe down the inside of bathroom cabinets and drawers.

APRIL

MAY

SEPTEMBER

JUNE

OCTOBER

Clean the outside of the house. Clean the walls, moldings, and doors.

JULY

Shampoo the carpet.

AUGUST

Clean windows and window sills.

Clean carpet and garage.

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Clean blinds and other window treatments. Clean carpet and garage.

NOVEMBER

Move the refrigerator and oven to clean behind them.

DECEMBER

Clean the walls, moldings, and doors.

4. Frayed towel? Donate it to your animal shelter! 5. Are your shelves adjustable? Position them to accommodate stacks. See the Stacking Shelf Organizer ($15; mdesignhomedecor.com). 6. Put smaller goods in transparent bins. These items include hair ties, wraps, and facecloths. See The Rattan Basket ($34; neatmethod.com).

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Every day, we turn to our closets so we can “suit up and show up” for life. If you don’t like what you see when you open the closet door, it may be time to start fresh.

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Lauryl Pingel and Aubry Mayfield of Stay Golden Organizing in Tulsa recommend organizing your closet and clothes by color. This makes it easier for you to assess what you have, and it makes your closet cleanout easier. This rainbow method of organizing certainly results in a prettier-looking closet, as well! Another possible method for organizing your closet is to hang clothing in length order. Marie Kondo, author of “The LifeChanging Magic of Tidying Up,” uses this method. Kondo told “Better Homes and Gardens” that she groups

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items according to their category and stores them according to length. She puts her longest or dark items on the left and then works her way to the shorter or light-colored items on the right. This will give your clothing an appearance of rising to the right. “Lines that slope upward are said to make people feel more at peace. I think they also make clothes look more stimulating,” Kondo said on her Instagram. Some closets don’t include a lot of hanging space. If you have open shelves, Kondo recommends on her Instagram that you use boxes to keep items categorized and tidy.

Perhaps space is your issue – your closet isn’t big enough for all your clothes! Professional Tulsa organizer Jacki Lechner has seen people handle space limitations in many different ways. Some people put in-season clothing in their master closet and off-season clothing in a guest room closet. Lechner used to keep her off-season clothing in boxes in her garage. However, that method left creases in the clothing when she took it out of the boxes. She installed a pole for hanging clothes in an empty spot of her garage, so now it’s as if she has an extra closet!

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Your Closet JACKI LECHNER MS. PAC MA'AM

METHODS FOR ORGANIZING YOUR CLOSET

Jacki Lechner, a.k.a. Ms. PAC Ma’am, is passionate about helping people – seniors in particular – de-clutter and organize their homes. When it comes to closets, she said the best way to organize is to place all of your clothing on a bed. Then, sort it into three piles: keep, sell, and donate. Have boxes or bags on hand to pack items you plan to donate. Organize the items you keep by assigning them to your closet by category. For example, put all of the blouses together. Then put all of the pants together, and so on.

You may consider having a friend or loved one come over to help you with the process or hiring a professional. Lechner said the process goes quickly when the homeowner is in their closet and simply throws the items out and tells the other person which pile to put them in. You can consign items you wish to sell at local shops like Echo, Top Drawer, or Uptown Resale and Consignments. Alternatively, you could hold a garage sale or sell items online. For items you decide to give away, several nonprofits like Goodwill or Assistance League will gladly accept your donations.

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These can be helpful if you need to reduce the space that your clothing is taking up. Ziploc Space Bags can be vacuum-sealed and will compactly store clothing, blankets, towels, and more. BUY IT FROM:

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5. PUCK LIGHT 4. GARMENT RACK

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If a closet doesn’t have a light or doesn’t have a bright enough light, Lechner recommends a puck light: “The ones I’ve found are motionactivated. When you open the door, the light comes on.” BUY IT FROM: Lowe's

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Get Off the G No-Mow Lawn Alternatives

BY CONNIE CRONLEY

Summer lawns can be a delight and a labor of love, but what if we don’t have the time, money, or inclination to maintain them? Several reasons support the movement toward grassless, nomow alternative lawns, yet it’s a big leap to get off the grass. My ancient gardening book says people swear at their lawns like clockwork in the spring when the dandelions pop up and in late summer as water bills arrive. I would add, the rest of the summer, too, because of our laborious mowing and edging and the neighbors’ noisy garden equipment. Aren’t we encouraged to talk gently to our plants to help them grow? Sing to your tomatoes, an aunt told me, and you’ll have a better crop. Gardens are a lot of work, but it’s the grass that evokes our worst temper.

HISTORY OF GRASS

Oh, it’s a pain in the grass! How did we get to lawns in the first place? And why? Perhaps it’s an unconscious desire to be lord of the manor, which goes back to the history of lawns.

around French and English castles. When Thomas Jefferson styled his Monticello estate with a lawn in the 1800s, he set a trend among wealthy landowners. The first lawn mower was invented in 1830 and made lawns accessible for ordinary people. Poetry and literature further romanticized grass in our hearts – nostalgic, sensual, languorous. The 19th century popularized big, green public parks and introduced America’s first golf course in New York in 1888. PostWorld War II suburbs with miles of houses surrounded by a neat and trim lawn became the American Dream. Suddenly, we were all green with envy.

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An ill-kempt lawn seems to advertise us as lazy, slothful, and disrespectful of our neighbors. A pristine lawn, however, boasts of diligence even as it begs for admiration. It is a green badge of good taste, proof of hours of labor, or plenty of money to pay for it.

In the 17th century, chamomile or thyme lawns were cultivated

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Liven Up Your Lawn

Swaths of gravel or paths of flagstone bordered with wildflower beds, rosemary, or native grasses will be more maintenance-free. I knew a man who cemented his entire yard and painted it green, but that’s going too far for my taste. Consider, instead, patios of stamped and stained concrete, perhaps with a pergola or umbrella.

There are more than 12,000 species of grass around the wo United States regions. In Tulsa, we favor fescue, bluegrass, Augustine, zoysia, and centipede, but why stick to a monoc of grass when there is such a variety of green? Buffalo gras native prairie grass with a fine texture and grayish-green co temperature extremes in Oklahoma and is best suited to fu inches of rainfall per year, according to the Tulsa County OS

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Consider trying these alternatives in a small patch of your yard to see how happy you are with the results.

While we welcome the solace and joy a soothing lawn gives us, it is also a green-eyed monster devouring chemicals and water to keep it green and weed-free. A growing number of people suspect we may have got it grass-backwards!

ECO-FRIENDLY ALTERNATIVES

Environmentalists lead the way in choosing alternative lawn styles including low-mow, drought-resistant lawns. They are abandoning wall-to-wall carpets of green for paths of gravel or flagstone with throw-rugs of grass, runners of shrubs, and beds of plants – especially herbs, wildflowers, and plants native to Oklahoma. Environmentalists say grass lawns waste large amounts of water and load the earth and waterways with chemicals. Drought inspired some communities, like Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Mesa, Arizona, to pay people to switch from lawns to drought-tolerant yards, desert landscaping, rock gardens, or desert grass. The City of Tulsa does not prohibit or discourage lawns and currently is not experiencing water shortages that require lawn watering restrictions, according to Carson Colvin of the City’s communications department. The City does promote the use of its rain barrel program to capture rainwater, which helps eliminate pollutants from entering the waterways. Learn more at cityoftulsa.org/ rainbarrels.

HEALTHY HABITATS Health-conscious people, especially those with

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compromised immune systems or who are undergoing rigorous medical treatment, want to be chemical-free. So, they are moving away from synthetic fertilizers and insecticides that leach into the water supply polluting it. For 10 years, Kelly and Carla Grogg operated Grogg’s Green Barn nursery. Now the earthfriendly couple owns GP Soils, providing healthy, nature-based soil chockfull of things from the earth to gardeners and farmers. “Miracle-Gro and similar products are full of chemicals that are not good for people, plants, or nature,” said Carla Grogg.

POLLINATORS, PETS, AND MORE

Some gardeners reject the traditional grass lawn to attract pollinators. They want to provide food and other resources to save the declining numbers of native bees and other pollinators. Studies show that mowing less often, increasing mowing height, and choosing native perennials can reduce negative impacts on pollinators. Dense shade is one reason people switch from traditional lawns. Steep inclines that are hard to mow are another. And – the reason that applies to me – dogs. Two big, active dogs chasing squirrels, tearing up the grass, and reducing the backyard to raw dirt. Lawns are America's biggest crop, but not one we eat. The grass is not always greener.

1. MICROCLOVER – Use white or Dutch microclover alone or mixed in with grass. It's lowgrowing, provides reduced water evaporation, and tends to crowd out weeds. Bonus – it stands up to pet urine. 2. CREEPING THYME – Choose from several varieties including spicy lemon and soft wooly thyme. This groundcover smells good when you walk on it. Hardy and undemanding, creeping thyme grows well in poor soil. 3. CORSICAN MINT – This mint variety is low growing, tolerates foot traffic, and smells good. Use it to fill in bare spots or on a slope, but make sure it doesn’t overgrow its boundaries. Like many mints, it can be invasive. 4. BUFFALO GRASS – This warm-season native prairie grass has a fine texture and grayish-green color. Excellent tolerance for heat, drought, and cold conditions in Oklahoma, according to Oklahoma State University. 5. SEDUM – Did you know there are hundreds of types of sedum you can plant in your yard? Choose a low-growing variety to plant around pavers or use as a general groundcover. They are very easy to grow and flourish in many areas, as long as they get some sun.

Be Bold & Mix Up

Go Tall in Some Areas

Accept dandelions (good for the bees), clover (adds nitrogen to the soil), buttercups, ajuga, and violets. You’ll have a green space that’s more natural than a manicured, monocultural lawn. Master Gardner Elizabeth Jones of the Tulsa County OSU Extension Center recommended Outsidepride White Miniclover® Seeds. I ordered a bag online and mixed it into spaces in my troubled backyard. I like the results.

In 1913, the Garden Club of America defined a tidy lawn as a single type of grass cut to a height of an inch and a half. Fashions change, even with lawns. Some fescues and ryegrass grow tall. Let them. Watch a patch of tall grass wave in the wind for a less controlled look.

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Passwords to Avoid

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Account hacking is a real and serious threat. Common names or dates, such as those shown below, are too easy for cyber thieves to figure out. Remembering so many different passwords can be a nightmare; it’s worth the time to explore password management programs.

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Here are some passwords you shouldn’t even think about using: Sure, your dog is adorable and your grandchild's birthday is easy to remember. But don’t join the growing list of people who find their overused passwords – and important accounts – compromised by hackers. BY KAREN SZABO

Is your go-to password “123456?” If so, you’re in good company. That string of numbers is the most-used password in the world – and every hacker knows it. But don’t feel bad – even the best of us mess up. Last year, Facebook had one of the worst password catastrophes following a breach that exposed the phone numbers, birth dates, email addresses, and locations of 533 million people. Netflix, LinkedIn, and bitcoin were associated with an online data dump that included more than three billion email-password combinations, which could represent 70% of global Internet users. “These days keeping your tech safe and secure is a big deal, particularly now that so many people work from home, either part-time or full time,” said Gary Szabo, owner of an internet consulting firm that has served the Tulsa area for 25 years. “So-called ‘bad actors’ try hard to separate you from your money or install ransomware on your computers. The City of Tulsa was hit by a ransomware attack on May 6, 2021, that forced staff to spend many days and hours restoring secure access to almost everything.”

MAKE PASSWORDS UNGUESSABLE Cybersecurity company Tessian found that 21% of people use predictable cues like their favorite football teams or birthdays for their passwords. A survey by Microsoft indicated that 15% of people use their pets’ names. That’s why it’s better to avoid passwords with any real significance. Make them long (think longer than 12 characters) with plenty of numbers, letters, and special symbols. Ninety-six percent of passwordrelated cyberattacks involve passwords with fewer than 10 characters, and 76% involve passwords with fewer than six, according to Microsoft. “You may think that no one could guess your child or pet’s name when all it takes is a quick visit to Instagram or LinkedIn to figure it out,” Szabo explained. “Think of your passwords like the front door of your home. You don’t want to leave it open or leave the key under the mat.” USE A PASSWORD MANAGER But how do you keep track of all those new passwords? Get a manager. According to Szabo, there are a variety of password managers available, including LastPass, 1Password, or Keeper.

According to password manager company Dashlane, the average person online has more than 200 accounts that require passwords. Unless you’re Rainman, that’s simply too many passwords to keep track of. But it’s not impossible – there are ways to protect yourself. STOP REUSING PASSWORDS If you take just one step to better protect your accounts, make it this one: Retire that trusty old password that you know (by heart) and love. Reusing passwords across accounts makes all of them less safe. For instance, if you use the same password for Netflix and your banking app, a data breach at Netflix could put your bank account at risk. 22

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123456 Easy to remember means easy to guess.

Password This goes without saying.

Password123 Nice try, but no.

Qwerty Try a different combo of letters, then add some numbers and symbols.

Pets' Names Try combining pets’ names into a unique new word with some special symbols.

Kids' & Grandkids' Names Same deal as pets – but less furry.

Favorite Teams This is a common one, and there are only so many professional sports teams.

Birthdays LastPass

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Try a date with no significance, then add some symbols and letters.

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“You may have had a web browser offer to save your passwords for you like Chrome, Edge, etc., but their security is limited by access to your computer,” Szabo explained. “Password manager applications like LastPass will slurp up all those passwords you’ve saved, offer to delete them from the web browser, and tell you if those passwords have been compromised in any network break-ins. It will then allow you to change those passwords fairly easily.” Once you start using a password manager, Szabo says you’re likely to find yourself letting the system create very secure passwords for each site that the system remembers for you. Plus, you can install their iOS or Android app on your smartphone, and take all those passwords with you, secured by your thumbprint. MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION IS YOUR FRIEND Another step you can take is turning on Multi-Factor Authentication, or MFA. MFA means you have to authenticate your identity in at least two different ways before gaining access to an account. The first time you sign in on a device or app, it will text a code to your cellphone to enter to verify your identity. By enabling MFA, you prevent hackers from breaking in if they’ve only gotten their hands on your username and password.

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“Multifactor Authentication is a very good way to keep the bad guys from guessing your password and masquerading as you and maybe using your Amazon Prime account, or worse, accessing your stocks,” Szabo said. IMMUNIZE AGAINST VIRUSES Because bad guys still try to email you things that you might open, Anti-Virus (AV) software remains another important defense. “In the Windows world, the Microsoft Defender is pretty good and comes free from Microsoft,” Szabo said. “You can always go to higher levels, with programs that exercise more ‘beneficial control’ over your computing habits, like BitDefender, McAfee, Norton, Kaspersky, and others.” REGULAR OPERATING SYSTEM UPDATES Whether you use Windows, macOS, or ChromeOS on Chromebooks, software manufacturers are always learning of new security vulnerabilities. To fix these, they issue security and operating system updates. “Updates are like housekeeping, no one likes to do it, but it’s vitally important,” Szabo explained. “It’s the foundation of keeping everything else, such as applications, anti-virus software, and password managers, as secure as possible. Take the time to let these updates happen whenever you start up your computer.” PLAN FOR THE INEVITABLE No one likes to think about it, but there will come a time when you won’t be around and your beneficiaries will need access to your “digital life.” Even if you have a power of attorney in place, without passwords, it may be difficult for designated individuals to quickly jump in and manage your financial affairs, such as paying your mortgage and utilities – not to mention access personal assets like your email, social media accounts, photos, and online shopping accounts. While you can write these down and share them with a trusted family member or place them in a safe deposit box, both options require diligence to keep the list updated, as passwords change. “The most secure way to safely and securely store passwords is to use a digital wallet like LastPass,” explained Brian Crain, an attorney with South Tulsa Law. “Be sure to address your digital assets in your estate plan so your executor or surviving spouse will only have one hurdle to get over.”

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Making Habits, Breaking Habits By Dee Duren, Managing Editor

THE POWER OF HABIT

The day is ending, and the evening stretches ahead. After finishing dinner, you settle on the living room sofa and grab the remote. Propping your feet up, you’re soon immersed in a favorite show. On the way to work one morning, you turn into a pricey donut shop for an extra pick-me-up. Pretty soon you’re a regular, wondering why your waistband is tighter and your wallet lighter.

James Clear

Author of "Atomic Habits"

Before going to bed, you put workout clothes and shoes on a nearby chair. You wake up, dress quickly, make your bed, and head out the door for a brisk 30-minute walk. What do these actions have in common? They’re all examples of habits: daily, repetitive behaviors people take, often automatically. Without much conscious thought, we go through our days repeating the same steps in the same ways. Many habits, like tying our shoes or brushing our teeth, we learned years ago. After all, if we had to use conscious thought to accomplish some of our daily tasks, we wouldn’t have time for much else.

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Good, bad, or neutral, daily habits make up our lives. It’s when we repeat behaviors that ultimately cause us pain and difficulty that we may try – and often fail – to change a habit like smoking, overeating, or overspending. We find ourselves returning to a harmful habit for the temporary relief it provides, despite our best intentions.

“You can get yourself into a stuck place,” said Erin Powell, licensed professional counselor at LIFE Senior Services. “Our brain is designed to seek pleasure, to seek rewards, and avoid stress. You have to work with what your brain already does when you want to change your habits.” Powell, like many readers, is a fan of the best-selling book “Atomic Habits” by author James Clear. Clear uses the science of what we understand about the brain and behavior to give tips on making changes that last. The author uses his own life as one of his best examples. Clear’s life was changed during high school baseball practice when a loose bat struck him in the face. He had multiple skull fractures, two shattered

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eye sockets, and a broken nose. After several weeks of seizures and double vision, he had to relearn simple movements like walking in a straight line. Despite his injuries, Clear was able to slowly rebuild his life and even earned a spot on a college baseball team. What he learned during that time was the power of focusing on small behaviors that gradually build into big improvements. He calls his journey “a gradual evolution, a long series of small wins and tiny breakthroughs.” The title “Atomic Habits” describes his recommendation for tiny behavior changes that have an enormous impact over time. He explains how “hacking” the habit loop can help us break bad habits and make good ones.

THE HABIT LOOP

Clear explains that the habit loop consists of four stages that we move through again and again as a habit is formed. They must all be present and be sufficiently rewarding that our brain wants to repeat the actions to get an expected outcome. The habit loop consists of cue, craving, reward, and response. A cue is something in the environment that triggers a behavior, like a location, a time, an emotional state, or the last thing you did. Returning to the examples that started this article, the cues are finishing dinner, driving to work, and waking up in the morning. A craving is the desire to change your state of being. Finishing dinner prompts a craving for distraction and entertainment, so we watch television. Driving by a donut shop on the way to work sparks a craving for a donut and comfort.

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Waking up triggers the desire to get outside and walk, bringing a feeling of wellbeing. The craving is the motivation behind the habit. The response is the actual behavior that becomes a habit if it brings about the desired change in how we feel. We watch television after dinner, stop at the coffee store on the way to work, and go for a walk in the morning. Finally, the reward is what the behavior does to satisfy the craving. Watching television brings relief and relaxation. Stopping at the donut shop brings comfort and satisfaction. Going for a walk brings a sense of pride and feelings of good health. “People think the craving is about the food you overeat or the cigarette you smoke,” Powell said. “It’s really about the calming sensation you get from the nicotine or the feeling of completion you get from eating ice cream. The brain is always trying to avoid stress and seek out rewards.”

FOUR LAWS OF HABIT CHANGE

Understanding the four laws of habit change is key to making good habits and breaking bad habits, according to author James Clear. To make the desired behavior a habit, we can make it easier or more likely that we encounter a cue that triggers us to act. We can find ways to make our behavior more attractive so we are more likely to crave the rewards it brings into our lives. And we can make the reward more satisfying, finding additional ways to get a pay-off from the actions we want to make a regular part of our lives. “You need to replace an undesirable habit with a good one,” Powell said. “Our brain is designed to seek out dopamine hits, to seek out rewards. It's always trying to regulate things that way, and you can learn to use that to your advantage.” Take the case of the good habit of getting up in the morning and going for a walk. Having your exercise gear by the bed is an obvious cue that makes your response easier. By agreeing to meet a friend on the walk or putting a list of the benefits of exercise on the nightstand, you make the action more attractive. Talking to your friend as you walk makes the experience more satisfying. Journaling your success or putting a checkmark on your calendar can add another level of reward. In the case of a bad habit, Clear says to take the opposite approach. If you feel like you’re spending too much time in front of the television or your clothes tell you it’s time to cut down on donuts, change your environment to make the cue less visible. Place the remote in another part of the house so you must at least take conscious action before picking it up. Eat your meal outside and phone a friend to delay sitting down on the couch. Drive a different way to work and take some fruit or a protein bar to eat at the office instead of spending $10 at the drive-thru.

THE LONG RUN

“Atomic Habits” gives many strategies for making the laws of habit change work in your favor. But it’s not just a recipe for manipulating daily actions, it also offers inspiration and encouragement for the journey. Clear emphasizes that habits are a daily vote for the person we want to be. If that’s not the person we see in the mirror today, he advises taking small, sustainable steps and focusing on the process, not the outcome. “People get stuck in judgment about their behaviors, but it’s really the way our brains are made,” said Erin Powell, LIFE's behavioral health specialist. “Look at what you’re doing and gather data. Observe and recognize – so much of our behavior happens unconsciously. You can’t go anywhere if you don’t know what the issues are.

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The LIFE PACE Interdisciplinary Team (IDT) is a group of healthcare professionals who work with PACE participants and their caregivers to provide the expert help they need.

Meet LIFE PACE Home Care Coordinator Kandice Nowak. What is your role at LIFE PACE? Home care coordinators assist with what the participants need to stay in the home, helping with meal preparation, bathing, dressing, and other activities of daily living. We also attend outside appointments with participants, so when a caregiver is unable, participants still have the care and support they need. What do you like most about your role? I love the fact that we are community-based. We have the luxury of visiting participants from Glenpool to Skiatook. Where else could anyone receive such freedom in their position but also remain accountable? What is your favorite success story with a PACE participant? It would have to be when someone moves from a situation that isn’t beneficial to their well-being, whether it be mentally, emotionally, physically, or spiritually. When they need advocacy, here we are! To me, every day is a success. What made you want to do your work with seniors? It is rewarding to me to know that I helped someone today. Life isn’t about just me anymore. I genuinely care about the people around me and the ones who may not have anyone on their side. How do you think LIFE PACE helps seniors to stay independent? It says it in our name: Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly. We provide the best care possible to all our participants and caregivers. Everyone has access to a provider, nurse case manager, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist, dietician, transportation, home care, and medical assistance. Where else can someone get so much under one roof?

“And know that you are going to fail,” she added. “That’s part of it, so you need to plan for what to do after a failure. You start again the next day and do things a little differently.” Sometimes a habit can become an addiction, and if it causes significant problems in your life, that’s the time to get outside help, according to Powell. “If you’re in the phase of observing and trying not to be judgmental, look at your feelings about why you keep repeating a behavior. Is there a deeper root, a voice inside you telling you something about yourself ?" she asked. “It may be something you need to address with a counselor.” www.LIFEseniorservices.org

If you or someone you care about could benefit from LIFE PACE, contact a LIFE PACE specialist at (918) 938-7653 or (918) 938-7660 (en Español).

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TABLE FOR TWO

Chicken Pot Pie in a Mug

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Semi-Homemade With Rotisserie Chicken By Kit Hines, LIFE PACE Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist

Rotisserie chicken is a great way to simplify a healthy eating routine, providing a lean source of protein for people who either don’t have the time, interest, or ability to cook. Protein helps the body build and maintain muscle, regulate hormones, and control blood sugar. Protein is also digested more slowly than carbohydrates, so you stay full for several hours. Vitamins and minerals

found in protein items include B vitamins, selenium, zinc, copper, phosphorous, and iron. You can buy a rotisserie chicken for a few dollars at the corner market and make it the basis of several meals. Serve it with your favorite veggies and starch for a quick, easy, balanced meal, or use rotisserie chicken to make nutritious salads, casseroles, and pasta dishes.

Skillet Chicken Lasagna

Courtesy Bev Weidner INGREDIENTS: • Kosher salt • 1 5 lasagna noodles, broken into thirds • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 15-ounce container skim milk or low-fat ricotta • 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley plus leaves for garnish • 1 lemon, zested • 1 24-ounce jar marina sauce • 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese for garnish DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 2. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the noodles covered until tender, about five minutes or according to the package directions.

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3. Drain the noodles and toss with one tablespoon olive oil in a medium bowl

INGREDIENTS: •O ne 10 ½-ounce can of cream of chicken soup • Half a 10-ounce bag of frozen mixed vegetables – peas and carrots, carrot, green bean, and corn, or your favorite mix • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1 small rotisserie chicken, meat shredded, skin and bones discarded • Salt and pepper • 1 can biscuit dough DIRECTIONS: 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. 2. Mix together the cream of chicken soup, frozen vegetables, garlic powder, shredded chicken, salt, and pepper. 3. Fill four oven-safe mugs threequarters of the way up with the mixture and top each with one biscuit. Bake until the biscuits are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

4. C ombine the ricotta, parsley, lemon zest, and pinch of salt in a medium bowl. 5. Spoon about 2/3 marina in the bottom of a large, 13-inch cast-iron skillet. In a single layer, arrange about one third of the cooked lasagna noodles over the sauce. Sprinkle a third of the chicken over the noodles, followed by five dollops of the ricotta mixture and a third of the mozzarella. Repeat two more times for a total of three layers or until everything is in the skillet. 6. B ake uncovered for 30 minutes. Flip the oven to broil until the cheese is browned and bubbly, about five minutes. 7. Let the lasagna rest for 10 minutes. Garnish with parmesan and parsley leaves.

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Creamy Chicken Macaroni Salad

Courtesy Food Network Kitchen INGREDIENTS: • Kosher salt to taste • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro, plus more for garnish • 1/3 cup mayonnaise • 3 tablespoons sour cream • 1 ½ tablespoon fresh lime juice • 8 ounces dried elbow macaroni • ½ cup frozen corn, thawed • 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken, skin and bones removed • ¼ cup finely chopped red onion • 2 tomatoes, chopped

Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Peppers

DIRECTIONS: 1. Whisk the cilantro, mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, and ½ teaspoon salt together in a bowl. 2. A dd the pasta to the boiling water and cook according to the package directions. Three minutes before the pasta is done, add the corn to the pot. Drain and rinse under cold water to cool and add to the bowl.

Courtesy aheadofthyme.com Serves 8

INGREDIENTS:

• 4 large bell peppers • 1 ½ cups cooked chicken breast, shredded or finely chopped • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs • 1 cup mozzarella, grated and divided • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated • ¼ cup fresh parsley, finely chopped • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 cup tomato sauce or marinara sauce • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) • ½ teaspoon garlic powder • ¼ cup water (for baking)

3. A dd the beans, chicken, onions, and tomatoes to the bowl and toss to combine. 4. Season with salt and garnish with cilantro. 5. Serve immediately.

Rotisserie Chicken Salad Sandwiches

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 2. Cut the peppers in half vertically. Remove and discard the seeds. Place the bell peppers in a 9x13-inch casserole pan or large half sheet baking pan and set aside.

Courtesy Kardea Brown Serves 6

INGREDIENTS:

• 1 store-bought rotisserie chicken, white and dark meat shredded, then roughly chopped • 1 cup mayonnaise • 1/3 cup Dijon mustard (can use yellow mustard if desired) • 1 teaspoon paprika • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped • 1 celery stick, diced • 1 bell pepper, diced • Salt and pepper to taste • 6 croissants, split

3. In a large mixing bowl, add chicken, breadcrumbs, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, Parmesan, parsley, oil, tomato sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Stir well until evenly incorporated.

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6. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and remove the foil. Continue baking uncovered for 5-7 minutes until the cheese is melted.

1. Mix together the chicken, mayonnaise, mustard, paprika, garlic powder, eggs, celery, and bell pepper in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. 2. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

4. F ill up each pepper with the chicken filling and top with 1 tablespoonful mozzarella cheese. 5. A dd water to the casserole dish and cover the dish with aluminum foil. This creates steam in the casserole dish when baking, which makes the stuffed peppers tender more quickly.

7. Let the stuffed peppers rest for 5 minutes before serving.

3. Serve on split croissants. 4. Can add leaf lettuce or baby spinach to the sandwich if desired.

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Functional Movement for Real-Life Fitness BY JULIE WEGNER WATSON “As people age, they want to retire to the couch, and that’s a terrible mistake,” said fitness instructor Brenda Weaver. “If you snooze, you lose.” Weaver, a certified fitness trainer through the American Council of Exercise, teaches functional movement classes at LIFE’s Senior Centers at Southminster and East Side. The classes include strength, coordination, and flexibility training to ready your body for real-life, daily activities. WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL FITNESS? Functional fitness training includes practical, multi-joint movements that incorporate your knees, hips, spine, elbows, wrists, and shoulders, building strength and improving your range of motion. These exercises use large groups of muscles working together across your body and often look similar to movements you make in your daily life. A basic squat, for example, is a movement used countless times every day to sit down, stand up, get into a car, or use the bathroom.

ages. It’s not only good for our physical health; it has a positive impact on our mental health and well-being, too. For older adults, there are some particularly important reasons to exercise. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, inactivity increases with age. By the age of 75, one-third of all men and one-half of all women engage in little to no physical activity, putting them at higher risk for a range of physical ailments and chronic diseases. The good news is that exercise can help – everything from preventing bone loss and easing joint pain and stiffness to boosting immunity and reducing the incidence of a wide range of diseases.

“You should have these movements in your life because you're going to need them for gardening, pulling groceries out of the car, or traveling with your grandkids," Weaver said of the exercises performed in her class.

Functional training, with its focus on supporting movements found in everyday life, is especially useful for seniors. By targeting the overall function of your body, increasing muscle strength and endurance, and developing muscle and body stability, the training improves your ability to complete everyday activities safely and easily. Because it’s low impact, it’s a great exercise entry point for people of all fitness levels. Your body is better able to cope with daily physical stresses which helps reduce the risk of injury. Functional exercises use a wide range of motion and large groups of muscles, resulting in increased overall flexibility and coordination, enhanced strength and balance, and improved overall posture.

BENEFITS OF FUNCTIONAL TRAINING Regular activity is important for people of all

Clearly, there are countless reasons to exercise for your physical health, but there are social benefits, as well.

“It’s really fun,” says Weaver of her class. “The camaraderie and socialization are important. It’s a big part of group fitness. The group stays in touch with each other and checks up on each other.” GETTING STARTED If you’re not currently exercising and want to get started, it’s important to check with your doctor first. Joining a class taught by a qualified fitness instructor, like the one Weaver offers at LIFE’s Senior Centers, is a great place to begin your fitness journey. Make sure you let your trainer know if you’re on any medications or have any physical conditions that might affect your ability to participate. He or she can modify exercises to help you stay safe and active. Functional fitness training doesn’t require a lot of expensive equipment. Weaver’s class makes good use of the basics – elastic exercise bands and sandbag free weights (versatile, weighted bags). The people in Weaver’s class are in their 70s, and some are new to exercise. Weaver meets them where they are. However you choose to exercise, the most important thing is to just get started. “I always tell my clients just to do 1% better every day,” Weaver said. “The important thing is that you’re there, and you’re moving forward. You’re not just sitting and watching.”

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LIFE’s Caregiver Appreciation Event” “ Wednesday, June 8 If you are a caregiver, you’ll want to learn about LIFE Senior Services’ first post-COVID Caregiver Appreciation event set for Thursday, June 16.

When Clutter Becomes Hoarding” “ Wednesday, June 15 Behavioral Health Specialist Erin Powell helps us understand the difference between clutter and hoarding, and what to do if hoarding is the issue.

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“ Clearing the Clutter” Tuesday, June 14 • 10 – 11 a.m. Legacy Plaza East Conference Center • 5330 E. 31st St. Does your house always feel messy? Is it hard to relax or enjoy your home because of all the clutter? How do you move from that to having a home that’s neat, comfortable, and welcoming? Join Kristin Switzer from 2B Organized as she shares tips and tricks on clearing the clutter, including specific information on organizing your closet. Register online at LIFEseniorservices.org/education or by calling (918) 664-9000, ext. 1181.

Basics of Medicare” “ Wednesday, June 15th • 10 a.m. – Noon Legacy Plaza East Conference Center • 5330 E. 31st St. “Basics of Medicare” is designed specifically for those who are newly eligible or soon-to-be eligible for Medicare. Advance reservations are required and can be made by calling LIFE’s Medicare Assistance Program at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1189.

Caregiver Appreciation Event” “ Thursday, June 16 • 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. LIFE Senior Services • 902 E. Pine St. Corner of Pine & Lansing, just north of downtown

For more information call LIFE’s SeniorLine (918) 664-9000 or visit www.LIFEseniorservices.org.

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If you are a family caregiver, you are invited to a free Caregiver Appreciation Day where you’ll be treated to lunch and pampering with hair styling, waxing, manicures, and massages. There’s no need for reservations, just come by and stay as long as you’d like. LIFE Senior Services will even provide free respite care for your loved one in LIFE’s Adult Day Health Center. For more information, call Gina at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1182.

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Bunkering With Books TREES AND PLANTS AND GARDENS BY CONNIE CRONLEY "TO SPEAK FOR THE TREES" I am in love with the book, part memoir and part botany, “To Speak for the Trees: My Life’s Journey from Ancient Celtic Wisdom to a Healing Vision of the Forest” by Diana Beresford-Kroeger. I like it so much, that when I was invited to give a book review about another book, I talked about this one instead. It begins this way: “I have always found it difficult to think about the story of my life, let alone tell it. I suffered great traumas as a child. But the person I am today could not exist without that trauma.” We might think, “Oh no, not another poor, poor me memoir,” but just before we can complete that lament, the author writes that “...as a thirteen-yearold girl [that trauma led me] on stepping stones to one of the last bastions of the Celtic culture in Ireland.” In County Cork, the fragile orphan was gently introduced to “the healing powers of plants and the sacred nature of the natural world.” There the teachings of the old Irish women of the valley became “the greatest gift I have ever received.” As a half-Irish orphan, she was nearly put into one of the infamous Magdalene Laundries for orphans or pregnant young women. But she was also half-English, the daughter of an aristocrat, so she was tentatively placed with her Irish relations for schooling and summers in the mystical Lisheens Valley. There the old women quietly schooled her

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in the healing mysteries of the trees and plants. Her love for forests began there. Beresford-Kroeger happened to have a brilliant mind, straight As all through her double Ph.D. education, and she became a world-recognized botanist and medical biochemist who makes her home in Canada. Her academic training led her to startling discoveries of the hidden lives of trees – the botanist in Richard Powers' “The Overstory” is based on her – and to prove the scientific basis for the ancient Celtic wisdom the Irish women taught her about plants. They showed her how to dampen her face with dew from shamrock (the flowering clover known officially as Trifolium dubium) as a natural beauty aid. As a biochemist, she confirmed that the plant does contain flavonoids that tighten the skin and increase oxygenation of the eye. It is indeed, she says, “nature’s anti-aging cream.” Beresford-Kroeger is best known to many for her activist work to preserve and revive global forests. “THIS IS YOUR MIND ON PLANTS” I discovered author Michael Pollan when I read his bestselling book “The Botany of Desire: A Plant’sEye View of the World,” about how four types of plants have been cultivated to mirror the human desires for beauty, intoxication, sweetness, and control.

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I was happy to dive into his new book “This Is Your Mind on Plants.” Humans rely on plants for many things, he writes, but we also use plants to change our consciousness. In this intriguing book (a combination of memoir, science, and history) he explores three plants that humans use as a sedative, a hallucinogen, and a stimulant. Opium, a downer from the opium poppy, begets both destructive addiction and life-enhancing painkilling medication. Mescaline, produced by the peyote and San Pedro cacti, is a psychedelic valued by some cultures for spiritual and cultural ceremonies. Caffeine, the world’s most widely used stimulant in coffee and tea, is so accepted by society we even give it to children in soda and chocolate. Pollan asks: Who gets to decide which of these plants is legal? Who sets the rules for their use? Time magazine named Pollan one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Maybe because he asks questions such as these. “UNEARTHING THE SECRET GARDEN” “Unearthing the Secret Garden” by Marta McDowell is a charming mini-biography of Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of the children’s classic “The Secret Garden.” McDowell describes the gardens Burnett created in England, New York, and Bermuda. The reader is inspired to: Garden where you are. Garden with what you have. Simply garden.

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Free Gathering Place Exhibit Celebrates Oklahoma Wildlife

A free exhibit showcasing the work of internationally acclaimed photographer Joel Sartore is a match made in heaven at Tulsa's Gathering Place. The National Geographic Photo Ark made its Oklahoma debut on April 30, but you still have time to see it through July. The National Geographic Photo Ark exhibit celebrates Oklahoma’s native and migratory species. It showcases stunning images of animals for the 46th state, including the scissortailed flycatcher, spoonbill paddlefish, monarch butterflies, and the American bison. “Gathering Place was intentionally designed with sustainability in mind and to provide natural habitats for Oklahoma wildlife,” said Gathering Place Executive Director Julio Badin. Funded by the AEP Foundation on behalf of Public Service Company of Oklahoma, the exhibit showcases the work of Sartore and his mission to document every species in zoos, aquariums, and wildlife sanctuaries. An Oklahoma native, Sartore has now photographed more than 12,000 species and estimates the completed Photo Ark will include portraits of more than 20,000 species. Gathering Place is located at 2650 S. John Williams Way E., near E. 31st St. and Riverside Dr., in Tulsa. Admission is free, and the park is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Learn more about the Photo Ark and how to support Sartore in his efforts at NatGeoPhotoArk. org. To support Gathering Place or for further details about the exhibit and free educational activities, visit gatheringplace.org.

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The Sixties Return to Tulsa Chautauqua Watch in awe as history is brought to life during the 30th year of Tulsa Chautauqua, when five scholars portray famous figures from America’s flower power decade. Part performance and part presentation, the sessions are sure to be entertaining. The 2022 Chautauqua lineup: • Tuesday, June 7 – Joey Madia as Allen Ginsburg

• Wednesday, June 8 – Dr. John Denis Anderson as Christopher Isherwood • Thursday, June 9 – Karen Vuranch as Cass Elliot • Friday, June 10 – Dr. A. Theodore Kachel as Timothy Leary • Saturday, June 11 – Randy Noojin as John Lennon

On the grounds of the Tulsa Historical Society & Museum (THSM), scholars will portray characters from the 1960s and explore the decade’s themes of poetry, literature, sex, drugs, and music. Each scholar will present two workshops and one evening performance. Be prepared to ask the famous character questions, then question the scholar about the life and times of the historical figure. Bring a blanket and enjoy the lawn and gardens. Wine and beer are permitted. The event runs from Tuesday, June 7 through Saturday, June 11, 2022. Workshops are held at Noon and 5:30 p.m. inside the THSM at 2445 S. Peoria Ave. Performances are from 7 to 8:30 p.m., held under a tent on a concrete surface. Tulsa Chautauqua is run by an entirely volunteer-based group. A bucket brigade will request donations at the event. Or mail your donation to Tulsa Chautauqua, Inc., P.O. Box 52344, Tulsa, OK, 74152. For more information, visit tulsachautauqua.org.

Auditorium, starting June 13 and running through the end of July. • June 13 – Jazz Pianist Don Ryan: award winner in The Chopin Competition in Poland • J une 27 – Connie Cronley and Anna Norberg: whimsical words paired to music

Anna Norberg (left) Connie Cronley (right)

Jazz, Bluegrass, and More Offered In Lunchtime Concerts Start your work week off with a bang with the Tulsa CityCounty Library’s "Music Sandwiched In" program. These musical performances are part of many family events offered in the library's Summer Reading Program for children, teens, and adults. The programs are free and open to the public. "Music Sandwiched In" is a bi-weekly, free, live concert series for the summer, located

at Central Library, 400 Civic Center in downtown Tulsa. Performances will occur every other week on Mondays in June and July, with a mixture of performers from jazz to classical, and bluegrass to poetry, set to music. LIFE's Vintage Newsmagazine writer Connie Cronley will be featured Monday, June 27. Join from Noon to 12:50 p.m. in Central Library’s Aaronson

• July 11 – David Carter and Ricardo Coelho de Souza: clarinetist and percussionist duo perform popular classics, Brazilian choro, and experimental music • July 25 – Shelby Eicher and Tommy Crook: jazzy, bluegrassy fun from National Fiddler Hall of Fame member Shelby Eicher and Tulsa guitar legend Tommy Crook Make your Mondays magical and musical! For more information on library programs and services, call (918) 549-7323 or visit tulsalibrary.org.

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SHARE YOUR TIME & TALENT To submit a volunteer opportunity, contact Paula Brown at pbrown@LIFEseniorservices.org or (918) 664-9000, ext. 1207.

Your purpose in life is to use your gifts and talents to help other people. Your journey in life teaches you how to do that. – Tom Krause

Tulsa Air and Space Museum

Become a volunteer at the Tulsa Air and Space Museum and Planetarium and be among volunteers ranging in age from 10 to 100! They need docents, greeters, exhibit volunteers, assistance with special events, tutors, or behind-the-scenes work with artifacts and curation, cataloging, paperwork, grant writing, answering phones, or selling tickets. Schedules are flexible – even giving just a few hours a week is welcome and appreciated. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with morning volunteers arriving as early as 8 a.m. for coffee and chats to prepare for the day. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Millie Lowe, at millie.lowe@tulsamuseum.org or call (918) 834-9900.

R iver Parks Authority

Enjoy the camaraderie of volunteering with others who love River Parks, all while helping your community! River Parks produces a multitude of fun events, such as Oktoberfest, that are financed through private sponsorships to build awareness and encourage the use of River Parks. To help these events succeed, volunteers sell beverages, check I.D.s, and make guests feel welcome. Revenue earned at these events ensures that River Parks can continue to provide free events to the public. In return, volunteers receive free admission and enjoy all kinds of entertainment. As a River Parks volunteer, become part of a distinguished group that promotes and invests in the future of our community. Contact Community Relations Manager Tonja Carrigg, at tcarrigg@riverparks.org.

Clarehouse

Volunteers bring the compassion of Clarehouse hospice home to life by offering hands-on service through welcoming hospitality and a comforting presence. Volunteers may be involved in anything from direct guest care to cooking, cleaning, gardening, and hospitality, but each volunteer is an important part of keeping the beautiful Clarehouse home running smoothly. There may be special projects such as providing meals, helping with bulk mailings, or annual outdoor cleanups. They welcome faith communities, youth organizations, schools, clubs, and businesses to organize a group to serve. Contact Support Services Director Brady Beard, at bbeard@clarehouse.org or (918) 893-6150.

League of Women Voters The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, helps to improve understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. They work at the local, state, and national levels, guided by the United States Constitution. They need administrative support volunteers to help with events like voter registration, naturalization ceremonies, social media assistance, and office coverage. Contact Administrative Director Shailaja Marion, at admin@lwvtulsa.org or call (918) 747-7933.

For more information about these volunteer opportunities, call LIFE's volunteer program at (918) 664-9000.

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Decide the best methods for disposing of your things, so you feel good about the process and stay motivated.

Consider a smaller house or apartment to save even more time, energy, and costs.

Live With Less and Live More Fully Steps to Achieve Your Goal 1

BY KIMBERLY BLAKER You've likely heard this mantra for years. But living with less is easier said than done. The accumulation of stuff often erodes the joy, pleasure, and fulfillment you could otherwise get out of life. That's because possessions eat up precious time, energy, and money you could spend on doing the things you love. If you're like most, this cycle will persist until you wake up one day, and it suddenly hits you. You no longer have a life – and probably haven't for some time. Your home and belongings have become your life. But there is hope. By living with less, you can enjoy more of what brings you true happiness and fulfillment. That may mean going to more concerts, plays, and sporting events. Or perhaps it'll free up your time and money to travel, pursue hobbies, get physically fit, volunteer, or spend more time with family and friends.

How to Reach Your End-Goal So how do you reclaim your life? For some, experiencing this awareness is a no-brainer. They come up with a plan and move full steam ahead. But for most of us, it's a more arduous process. We may feel tied to our possessions and be creatures of habit, even when they don't serve us well. Fortunately, there are ways to ease the transition.

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Create a Budget First, create a budget and account for the money you spend. Don't forget all the maintenance costs as well. Also, make a list of the amount of time you spend shopping, cleaning, organizing, and maintaining your possessions, including your home. Then add a second column to each list, and note how much time or money you can save by living with less and a smaller home. Also, make a list of what you could do with the extra time and cash that would bring more joy to your life.

2 Sort Through Possessions Next, set a goal to eliminate a specific number of possessions on a daily or weekly basis. Once you begin purging, if you have the urge to eliminate more, go for it.

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Decide the best methods for disposing of your things, so you feel good about the process and stay motivated. If you could use the extra cash, box things up for a garage sale, or sell them online. Also, consider rehoming items with family and friends. Donating goods to a particular charity or family in need might even make you feel better about parting with them.

3 Work Room-By-Room Once you begin purging, work room-by-room so you can keep track of what you've already done. This will help you see your progress, and you can experience the feeling of one less room that owns you. As you sort through your belongings, ask why you're keeping each item. If you're storing it “just in case,” haven't used it in a year or more, wouldn't buy it now, it doesn't hold sentimental value and

doesn't bring you happiness, get rid of it.

4 Purge a Second Time After you've gone through your entire home (including yard, shed, and garage), make another round. You'll likely find many more items you're now comfortable eliminating.

5 Assess Your Living Space Finally, once you've successfully freed up a ton of space in your home, plan your next step. You may no longer need so much space. Consider a smaller house or apartment to save even more time, energy, and costs. Most importantly, enjoy your newfound freedom and make a conscious effort to live each day to its fullest.

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BIBLE STUDY

Weekly Bible Reading Session Join us in reading, explaining and discussing the bible on Tuesday nights 7:00 p.m. CST and 8:00 p.m. EST. Questions are always welcome. Perfect for those who cannot get out of the house. No need to drive anywhere. Call (918) 872-1400.

BOOKS

Missing Palm Tree A thrilling collection of 10 short stories from America's clandestine service written as tribute to a man who spent 13 years as a clandestine agent for the Central Intelligence Agency. Missing Palm Tree by W. Blaine Wheeler is available on Amazon books.

CARPET CLEANING ALL PRO Carpet Cleaning Senior and caregiver discounts. Carpet, furniture, rug cleaning. Pet odor removed and Teflon protectant available. Emergency water extraction. Residential and commercial services. Professional truck mount steam cleaning. Carpet repairs and restretching. Prompt, professional, quality service at a fair price. Certified, insured. Veteran owned and operated. Call Thomas Fink, owner/technician, for free estimate (918) 636-6303.

CEMETERY LOTS Across from Bell Tower – Memorial Park Two plots across from the Bell Tower in Memorial Park Cemetery. Located in section 4, Garden of the Chimes. Each lot is $2,200. Call (405) 760-3655 for more information. Ask for Janice. If no answer, please leave name and number. Adjoining Plots in Memorial Park Prime location. Priced to sell. Section 12, Lot 185, Spaces 3 & 4 for $2,975. Call Priscilla (918) 446-0318. Cemetery Lots Memorial Park, Tulsa Two prime lots in Section 28, Garden of the Apostles. $1,500 for each, will not divide. Shaded by two trees, in the middle of the cemetery. Beautiful view. (918) 697-5505. Cemetery Lots Floral Haven Prayer Garden 3 each Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. $3500 each. Block 74D spaces 2,3,4. These can be stacked if desired. Hogle is to the left and Hash to the right while facing the prayer hands. (918) 352-8772. Cemetery Lots in Rose Hill 3 plots in Rose Hill, located in lot 160 in Fairview section. Not adjoining. According to Rose Hill,

these spaces sell for $3,990 each. I am asking $2,000 for each. Buyer pays transfer fee of $240. Call Linda (850) 384-7490. Floral Haven Cemetery Garden of Prophets Lot 152A, Unit 1-2, Section 6-North. Two side-by-side, adult, single plots. Close to statuary, trees. Easy visitation access. $4000 each (current Floral Haven retail $7000 each). Deed transfer, required outer burial container, gravesite opening and closing fees not included. Sold as set only. (541) 390-8483. Okmulgee Cemetery, Okmulgee, OK Three (3) spaces for sale in prime location – Lot #184 section “F”. Level land, next to sidewalk and a street is close. Transfer fees are included, will not divide, $4,500 or best offer. Gravesite opening and closing fees not included. Call (918) 852-2209. One Floral Haven Cemetery Lot Plot is located in Garden of Eternal Rest. The plot location is 31-D-4. The price is $3,400 which includes the transfer fee. Selling it for $2,000 which does not include the transfer fee. Call (918) 230-1453

CLEANING Window Cleaning. Housecleaning. Time for Spring Cleaning! Window Cleaning. House Cleaning. Home, Apartment – move in or move out. Deep Cleaning. Organization. Light Fixtures and Mirrors. Experienced and Reasonable. Call (918) 404-2575.

COMPUTER SERVICES Does Technology Frustrate You? Honest, patient, ethical help with your pc, router, wifi, cell phone, email, streaming, camera, password recovery, etc. 30 years of IT experience in Tulsa. Special rates for seniors. References available. Call Carmen Armstrong (918) 688-7453.

DAYTIME CARE Daytime Care For Older Loved Ones LIFE’s Adult Day Health offers convenient, affordable daytime care at three locations in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. For more information, call LIFE’s Adult Day Health at (918) 664-9000.

ESTATE SALES

2MS Estate Sales...Tulsa’s Finest! Downsizing? Estate Liquidation? Let us take the worry away and Maximize your return. No out of pocket expense. We specialize in senior transitions, with over 20 years in the senior housing market.

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My team includes realtors, moving company, senior housing and attorneys if needed. Please contact Michelle Reed (918) 691-5893 or Atulsa@aol.com also Facebook 2MSestatesalestulsa for a Free consultation. Exquisite Estate Sales and Consignments Life transitions are stressful. We make it easier. We sell your unwanted items when you downsize or move. Offering professional trustworthy estate sales services, partial and full liquidation. Our goal is to provide a low stress, pleasant, and profitable experience for you. Free Consultations (918) 284-4061, FB, or exquisite-estatesales.com

FINANCIAL/INSURANCE Final Expense Life Insurance Are you overpaying for burial insurance? We are Tulsa Life Insurance Brokers with access to several premium national Insurance companies. We will find you the best coverage at the lowest cost. A+ BBB rating! Call for your free consultation. Mike Corey, North American Senior Benefits, (918) 516-5173. Medicare Assistance Program The Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) at LIFE Senior Services provides accurate information, counseling and assistance relating to Medicare benefits for Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives and persons soon to be eligible for Medicare. Call MAP at LIFE Senior Services (918) 664-9000 or toll-free at (866) 664-9009. Need A New Medicare Plan? The Medicare Supplement Store at Promenade Mall is your “One-StopShop” for Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans, & Drug Plans. We can give you a quote from top-rated carriers like: Aetna, Blue Cross, Humana, GlobalHealth, UnitedHealthCare, Mutual of Omaha and others. For information, call Bob Archer today (918) 814-5550. True Freedom Home Care Plans These plans cover assistance with meal prep, bathing, laundry, grocery shopping, medication reminders and more in the privacy and comfort of your own home. No medical underwriting, no claim forms, no deductible, and no age limits. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze plans available nationwide. Call or text Cindy Johnson at (918) 619-5919 to request a mailed copy of the plan brochure or appointment.

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lawn clean-up. Stump grinding and small tree work. Dedicated to making your lawn look its best. Insured, honest, experienced and dependable. Veteran-owned. We are a small company with personal service. References available. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Larry. (918) 361-1299. Kimble Davis Tree Company Family-owned and operated. Specializing in all aspects of tree care: restoration, pruning/ thinning, removal, stump grinding, hedge trimming, firewood available. Serving Tulsa for 25 years. References. Member BBB. Insured. ISA certified arborist. Check us out at www.kdtreeco.com. Call Kimble at (918) 853-5383. Mower Repair / Maintenance All brands – Riders, ZTR's, Walk-behinds, UTV’s / ATV’s. Top Quality work, ASE certified Mechanic. Pick-up and Delivery available. Tulsa and surrounding counties. Maintenance specials include pick-up and delivery 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call Scott (918) 519-3869.

HOME REPAIR/REMODELING

Allen’s Handyman Services of Tulsa “Your Home Improvement and Repair Specialist.” 22 years serving Tulsa seniors. “One call can do it all.” 10% senior discount. Insured. All work guaranteed in writing. No pay until job is completed. Plumbing, drain cleaning, grab bars, electrical, carpentry, painting, seamless guttering installation/repair/cleaning. Dryer vent cleaning. Roof, tile and drywall repair. Wood siding/trim replacement. Deck repair, power washing, staining. Tree trimming. No job too small. For free estimate, call Allen at (918) 630-0394. Big C’s Plumbing Services Your one stop Plumbing Shop! Call us and I guarantee you will never have to call another plumbing company. Licensed, bonded and insured for your protection....Call (918) 855-9216, tell us you saw us in the Vintage Newsmagazine receive an automatic 10% discount....call us now. Bumgartner Plumbing Licensed, with over 40 years of experience. Rates are low and based on the job, not the hour. No service call fee or travel time charge. Senior and caregiver discount. Plumbing service and repair our specialty. Honest, professional service you can count on. Lic. #82750. (918) 355-4747. Dave’s Heat and Air, Inc. Licensed, insured, and bonded. Honest and reliable service for over 30 years. Competitive rates.

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CLASSIFIEDS Specializing in heating and air conditioning service and repair. All makes and models. Residential and light commercial. Tulsa metro area. Family-owned and operated. (918) 437-8101. Doorway Widening We widen narrow doorways to allow easy passage of wheelchairs and walkers without having to replace your existing door. For more information, on this or other aging in place modifications, call Senior Handyman Services at (918) 355-1843. www.lindasseniorservices.com. DR Carpenteria Tulsa's Home Remodeling, Renovation and Repair Service. Free Estimates. Call (918) 269-4717. DRCarpenteria.com

EXPERIENCED ESTATE PLANNER B.A. Law Center, PC is a Broken Arrow, Oklahoma based law firm that specializes in probate and trust administration, as well as the drafting of high end quality wills and trusts. Aggressive representation with proven results – please give us a call. (918) 286-8001. Full Service Estate Planning Law Firm Trusts, Wills, Gift and Tax Planning, Powers of Attorneys and more! With offices in Sand Springs and Tulsa. Discount to Veterans and Retired Teachers. Willing to meet you in your place for no extra charge! Call Penni of the Skillern Law Firm at (918) 805-2511. www.skillernlaw.com

Handyman & Construction Services 30 Years Experience! All Handicap Accessories – grab bars, handicap access abilities; Framing, Drywall, Tape & Bed; Texture & Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Tile, Laminate & Wood Floors. Free Estimates, Competitive Rates, Professional Service. Call Craig (918) 892-4168.

Need Legal Help? Call Me First. Ramona Jones, Attorney at Law. Why travel when we can do a video conference? Wills, trusts, deeds, advance directives, powers of attorney, probate, divorces, civil, DUI, criminal, guardianships, adoptions and more. Also paperwork for limited scope representation. Credit cards accepted. (918) 585-2255.

In a Jam? Services Around the home repairs or replacements, inside and out. Fence Repair/Replacement, Power Washing, Gutter Cleanout, Garage/ Attic Cleanout, Haul-off, Leaf/ Snow Removal, Staining/Painting, Drywall Patching/Replacement, Tile/ Flooring, Deck Repair, and much more! No job is too small, have any questions, please give me a call. Joe Moody (918) 740-7209 INAJAMSERVICES77@gmail.com

Protect Your Family. Preserve Your Legacy. Whether you are planning your estate or need help with a loved one who may be financially exploited, South Tulsa Law will represent you effectively and compassionately. We work in all areas of estate planning and probate, trusts and trust litigation, guardianship, and elder exploitation. Call (918) 512-1800 or visit www.southtulsalaw.com.

Same Day Services Light Hauling /Light Moving – help you rearrange room furniture, lawns-grass mowing/small paint jobs/cleanup/ fence repair/light construction/sheet rock tile repair – We are honest dependable. References. Call (918) 313-5230. Scrap Metal Haul Off Free haul off/pick up of appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, hot water tanks and any scrap metal. Call John at (918) 313-4405.

LEGAL 75 Years Experience in Oklahoma Courts Frasier Law Firm is a full-service Tulsa firm with decades of experience in all Oklahoma courts. We handle all matters, including probate, wills and trusts, personal injury and negligence cases. We have estate planning specialists. Reach us at (918) 584-4724 or frasier@tulsa.com.

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MOVERS Tulsa Movers Dependable Movers! Low Rates. Free Estimates. Senior Discounts. Call (918) 836-3225.

NOTARY Notary Services Available 24/7 Notary available. Never closed. Will come to your home. Will go to hospitals, nursing homes, private homes as needed. Call Joanne at (918) 282-8230.

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE AFFORDABLE ORGANIZING WITH AN EXECUTIVE TOUCH Too busy to stay organized? Overwhelmed? Return harmony to your home and life. We help with: Downsizing, relocating (pack & unpack). Set up home office, nurseries, dorms. One room or entire house. Monthly maintenance. Disperse unwanted possessions, electronics, chemicals. Seasonal transitioning. Prepare for guests. Call Pat at Organize to Harmonize: (918) 200-5991.

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Bobbi and Bob’s Personal & Business Assistance Personally assist in driving to beauty shop, medical appointments, and other destinations; provide accounting, secretarial, and specialized administrative assistance; help with business-related matters; serve as liaison with physicians/healthcare personnel; resolve Medicare and medical insurance issues. Bobbi Warshaw, MPH and Bob Warshaw, MBA (918) 852-5302, bobbi.warshaw@att.net Compassionate Senior Services We offer a wide variety of services for seniors. Whether it's: Rides, Errands, Meal Preparation, Companionship, or Sitting With A Loved One, we're here to help. We offer competitive rates and Smiles are always free. 24 hour Care Available. Contact Christie at (918) 934-7986.

Financial Organizer/Liaison Do you or a loved one need help keeping up with mail, balancing a checkbook, paying bills, making phone calls, organizing or preparing for tax time? I can help! I will work with you or act as a liaison between family members. Call or email me to discuss options. Essential Strategy Consulting, LLC. Gwen Stevens (918) 557-5259, esc9315@gmail.com Home Health Services Tulsa’s Affordable Home Care offer’s compassionate, quality home care services to individuals. We provide the following services: bathing and dressing, companionship, exercise, grocery shopping, laundry, light housekeeping, medication reminders, meal planning and preparation, oral and personal hygiene, respite care for family caregivers. Please call (918) 622-7820 and schedule a free consultation!!! Ms PAC Ma'am Need help packing or organizing? I can pack boxes for moving, downsizing or decluttering. I can help organize rooms, closets, attics or garages providing you more space. Flexible hours – day or evening. Lots of experience. References available. Jacki (918) 922-9558.

PERSONAL SAFETY HALO Medical Alarms Worried about falling? HALO provides medical alert services for those at home or on the go who may need help in an emergency. HALO allows you to get help at the push of a button which is worn as a necklace or wristband. We offer a variety of choices to best fit your needs. Check out the HALO products at our retail store – T-Town Mobility at 61st & Sheridan (918) 392-0566 or (877) 747-HALO (4256).

Safety Grab Bar Supply and Installation Including handicap accessories for Residential, Commercial, Decorative, Indoor/Outdoor, Stairways, Bathrooms, and more. Secure your space, whether existing, remodeling or new construction, we handle it all. Call before you fall! Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured with over 20 years experience. Grab Bars of Tulsa, (918) 619-7324.

PERSONAL SERVICES Affordable Hairstyling In-Home or My Shop With 35 years’ experience, I can help with all of your hairstyling needs. I will come to your home, the hospital, rehab or you can come to my shop. In-shop special: haircut $7 for first time customers only and perms for $45. Senior special pricing can’t be beat! Available Tuesday – Saturday. A Mane Event hairstyling, located near 11th and Yale at 937 South Canton. Call Mary Wilkinson at (918) 834-2686. Following CDC Guidelines – masks worn, temperature taken, safe environment. Rhonda’s Hair Care Rhonda’s Hair Care in Sand Springs. 40 years of experience! Senior Special Pricing! Haircuts, Perms, Color! Located in Sand Springs at Heartland Village, 109 East 38th Street. Call (918) 724-0375 Monday – Friday!! Salon Retro Hair care for men and women, specializing in senior clients. This month’s special – First time customers receive one of the following for $12: Haircut or Style or Manicure. $45 for cut and perm. Pedicures are $20. Very Experienced Hairdressers! Come see us in Midtown at Highland Plaza, 5661 East 41st Street (corner of 41st and Hudson). (918) 742-3440.

PET CARE Dog Walker The Woof Pack Tulsa: Dependable dog walking services for your fourlegged family in Tulsa. Helping you take care of your furry friends when you're out! We offer dog walking and pet pop-ins. Insured. Call or text us at (918) 770-6699. Visit our website at www.thewoofpacktulsa.com. Home Veterinary Care Experience Tulsa’s most convenient veterinary service in the comfort of your own home. Our goal is to develop a personal relationship with each of our clients and patients. Contact us today to schedule your house call appointment. Call (918) 892-9382 or email DrFielstra@gmail.com or visit us at www.homevetcaretulsa.com.

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SOCIAL Single Seniors (50+) Are you over 50, single, divorced or widowed? We are a fun-loving group of single seniors over 50. We meet every Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Buffet Palace, 10934 East 21st Street. We eat at 11:15 a.m., have a short meeting and then play cards. Join us for great fun and fellowship. Questions, call Beverly at (918) 272-1049.

TRANSPORTATION My Driver Transportation Service Let me do the driving. To and from work, airport, shopping, errands, post office, appointments. Also, LIFT VAN transportation available. Able to assist getting to and from bed. Senior sitting. Also, small breed dog boarding. 20 years experience. CLEET certified and licensed. References. Member, Better Business Bureau. (918) 491-9929.

VACATION SPOT Family Fun at Meadow Lake Ranch! Stay in one of our authentic log cabins complete with private patios & waterfront views. Enjoy bank fishing, walking trails, & plenty of ranch activities. Just 15 minutes from Downtown Tulsa, find adventure for the whole family at Meadow Lake Ranch. Visit www.meadowlakeranch.com or call Susie (918) 494-6000 for more info.

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VOLUNTEER JUST DO IT! If you've been looking for a way you can make a difference, consider joining the Millennium Hospice team as a volunteer. Caregiver relief is so important during this difficult time. Volunteers provide that by sitting with patients for an hour or so. Training is provided. (918) 493-6555. Volunteer for LIFE Discover the variety of volunteer opportunities that LIFE Senior Services has to offer. Whether you want to volunteer within the organization or with one of our local non-profit or public agencies, we can find the best fit for you. (918) 664-9000.

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Straight answers to your Medicare questions. Join us at a seminar to learn more about Senior Health Plan – the only Medicare Advantage plan with in-network access to Saint Francis and Ascension St. John. TULSA CommunityCare Senior Center 4720 S. Harvard Ave., Ste. 103 Each Wednesday at 10 a.m. Each Thursday at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 4th – 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 20th – 5:30 p.m. Saint Francis South | Bishops Building 10507 E. 91st St., 5th Floor Conference Room Wednesday, June 15 - 9:30 a.m.

BROKEN ARROW Ascension St. John Medical Building 1000 W. Boise Cir. Tuesday, June 7 - 1:30 p.m., Room 140 Wednesday, June 15 - 12:30 p.m., Room 145 CLAREMORE Claremore Community Center 3201 N. Sioux Saturday, June 11 - 9 a.m., Room 3 GLENPOOL Saint Francis Glenpool 140 W. 151st St. South, 2nd Floor Conference Room Wednesday, June 15 - 10 a.m.

OWASSO Ascension St. John Medical Building 12451 E. 100th St. North, Room 170 Wednesday, June 15 - 3:30 p.m., Room 170 SAPULPA Ascension St. John Sapulpa 1004 E. Bryan Ave Wednesday, June 8 - 10 a.m., Conference Room

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Call us today to register to attend a seminar or to learn more. 918-594-5251 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (TTY 1-800-722-0353). www.ccokadvantage.com

For accommodation of persons with special needs at meetings, call 918-594-5251 (TTY/TDD users call 1-800-722-0353). CommunityCare Choice, Inc. is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CommunityCare Choice, Inc. depends on contract renewal. The Senior Health Plan service area includes Tulsa, Creek, Craig, Hughes, Mayes, Muskogee, McIntosh, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Pittsburg, Rogers, Wagoner, and Washington Counties. Please call Customer Service for assistance at 918-594-5323 (TTY:1-800-722-0353), Monday–Sunday and some holidays from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. October 1–March 31 and Monday–Friday from 8 a.m.–8 p.m. April1–September 30. Y0131_2022 SHP Seminar_M