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Senior Helpers joins Alzheimers Early Detection Alliance

Senior Helpers, the nation’s fastest growing provider of in-home care for seniors, announced today their participation in the Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Early Detection Alliance (AEDA). Senior Helpers has become a “Champion” with the AEDA and will work to spread the word about the warning signs of Alzheimer’s.

The AEDA is an Alzheimer’s Association national outreach campaign focusing on the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Read More»

Eye FAQ's for seniors

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Question: I have been diagnosed with cataracts, what does that mean?

Answer: Cataracts are not a disease, but rather a normal part of the aging process.

Answer: A cataract is a clouding of one of the focusing lenses in the eye. As this lens gradually becomes more clouded, blurred vision, glare (especially at night) and halos are the result. A more subtle change is a gradual decrease in the perception of color intensity.

Question: What is the treatment for cataracts? Read More»

Transport chairs get up and go

There is a wonderful option available for people who have a difficult time walking from place to place, an option that many people just don’t know about. The product is called a “Transport” or “Companion” Chair, and they are gaining quickly in popularity. How is a Transport chair different from a wheelchair?

A wheelchair enables a person who cannot walk to get from place to place while seated by propelling themselves forward using two large rear “drive” wheels Read More»

Tips for finding good cell phones for hearing aids

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• Try before you buy.

• Look for cell phone with a rating of M4/T4 and Blue Tooth Compatible, if you are going to use Blue Tooth accessories (www.betterhearing.org/hearing_solutions/cellphones.cfm.)

• Try cellphones from company owned stores as opposed to big box stores as they are required by the FCC to let you try them before you take them home. The ratings M4/T4 or whichever ratings are listed on the box. Read More»

Four common parenting mistakes

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In two decades of practice, I have seen almost everything, both the good and bad in parental behavior. By far, most of the parents of the children I’ve worked with, even the ones who have abused their children, were not evil people. They were often good people who deeply loved their children and they were doing the best they could within the limitations of their training and understanding of children. Even the best parents make mistakes - we all do. Other than deliberate abuse, neglect, and abandonment, the most common mistakes parents make can be grouped easily in to five categories. Read More»

Blended Heritage Celebration is Friday

Free evening of music, poetry, dance and refreshments slated at Fayetteville Library

12th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration Promises Diverse Lineup of Free Entertainment at the Fayette County Public Library on Friday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m.
The Fayette County Public Library and the Friends of the Fayette County Public Library invite the public to attend the 12th Annual Blended Heritage Celebration, a free evening of performing arts at the Fayette County Public Library on Friday, Read More»

World Gyms launch third ‘I Lost It At The Club’

Just some of the trainers from World Gym involved in the “I Lost It At The Club” program. Photo/Special.

Losing weight is one of the most popular resolutions that people make each year and by the end of February or beginning of March, the determinaton they felt at the beginning of the year is starting to wane. That’s where a program like “I Lost It At The Club,” at the three World Gym locations in Fayette County can help not only re-energize a weight loss campaign or kickstart getting healthy and fit but also start a lifestyle change that can be followed for years to come. Read More»

Fayetteville’s Speech discusses success through Biblical lens

Speech of hip hop group Arrested Development has released her first book.

When you sell millions of albums, win two Grammy Awards, appear all over MTV and tour the world by the time you are 25, you can say you’ve had success. When you are a pastor and a founding member of a church, a husband and a father, a fledgling author and you’re still making music, reaching people and touring the world before you are 42, you can say you understand success. Read More»

Smart Little Snowman

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It has been heartening to me the number of grandmas whose grandbabies have been diagnosed with autism. Whether at church or Curves or the Kroger, grandparents of autistic children come up to me with huge smiles and saying, “We have an autistic grandchild too and you’d never know it.”
I still have no idea what to expect – it’s hard having grandchildren who live 700 miles away. Samuel is a joy to our daughter and her husband, and most of those who know him. Read More»

NCTC presents an evening of comedy

The cast of Newnan Community Theatre’s NITWITS. Photo/Special.

What do you get when you put a veteranarian, a banker, and a teacher on stage? We really don’t know, but we’ll be finding out when the NITWITS return on February 20th to Newnan Community Theatre Company (NCTC). Read More»