Category: Senior Living / Health & Fitness Focus

County homes on the PEAK of caring for seniors

County homes on the PEAK of caring for seniors

tate officials and Bethesda staff gather to celebrate the PEAK Award that was presented to the Goessel adult care home Feb. 22, From left are: Laci Cornelison, PEAK project coordinator; Kelli Willis, director of dietary services; Sara Hiebert, assistant administrator; Tim Keck, secretary of Kansas Department Aging and Disability Services; Nicole Duvall, nurse manager; Eric Schrag, administrator; Con­nie Campbell, CNA; […]

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What to do when a senior loved one wanders

Virtually all parents have experienced the terror of looking up from what they were doing only to realize their child has wandered off. Your pulse races, your heart pounds and you can’t relax until your child is back in sight. As children grow up, they learn to stay put—or at least let you know where they’re going—and your fears fade. […]

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Hillsboro woman manages Newton food ministry

Sometimes, Erin Bales and her husband don’t have enough money to feed their three children at the end of the month. When that happens, the Newton residents can turn to First Christian Church, which has been giving food to folks for the past 30 years through Food Ministry USDA Food Commodities. “It’s a huge blessing for the community, for sure,” […]

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Marion native joins practice in Herington clinic

Amy Avant’s path to family healthcare provision has brought her back home. A 2004 graduate of Marion High School, Avant has accepted a position as a board certified family nurse practitioner at the Hering­ton Area Health Clinic and has moved back to Marion. “I always loved growing up in a small community and really felt safe and loved my childhood […]

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A growing friendship takes root

A growing friendship takes root

Margaret Tripp and Ken Chopp enjoy the vegetation they’ve developed during their time at Salem Home in Hillsboro. “The plants offer a nice place for us to relax with our coffee and take in the sights and the smells,” Chopp said. When life threw weeds at two longtime friends in Hillsboro, they responded by planting the most beautiful flowers and […]

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Breast cancer fighter: ‘Face fear, then you can live’

Breast cancer fighter: ‘Face fear, then you can live’

Accompanied by daughter Meredith, Susie Kliewer purchased a wig at the Hair Affair’e in Salina a couple of weeks before starting chemotherapy Aug. 4. A month later, Kliewer welcomed a new granddaughter, Lucy Mae, born to Meredith and husband Caleb Sarver of Ellis. A short time after her first chemo session, Kliewer chose to be proactive about losing her hair, […]

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Seniors: Eight steps to feeling more self-assured

Virtually everyone struggles with a lack of self-confidence at some point in their lives and it’s perfectly normal to feel unsure of yourself in certain situations. However, if you find a lack of confidence is holding you back from fully enjoying your personal life, or achieving your professional goals, it may be time to take action. “There are actually steps […]

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At 94, senior swimmer still strong in the water

At 94, senior swimmer still strong in the water

Jean Beauchamp, 94, has been one of the regular early morning swimmers at the Hillsboro Family Aquatic Center all summer. A swimmer since age 6, Beauchamp says she enjoys exercising in the pool. Most weeks this summer, one will see regulars at the Hills­boro Family Aquatic Center for an early morning swim. “I have probably six regulars that swim every […]

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Protect yourself from overexposure to the summer sun

I recently read a public-service ad circulating by the American Academy of Dermatology that lists five ways to die on a golf course. The five ways include: hit by a golf ball, run over by a golf cart, whacked by a golf club, struck by lightning and forgot your hat. While none of these possibilities is pleasant to contemplate, the […]

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Bite back against mosquitoes this season with these prevention tips

From annoying itchy welts to serious conditions like Malaria and West Nile virus, mosquitoes have been making humans miserable and sick for thousands of years. And now, there’s Zika—a mosquito-spread virus that may be linked to serious birth defects. In fact, according to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, the diseases mosquitoes spread make them the deadliest animal […]

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