Lifestyle

Safety and home accessibility for seniors

Every home should be a safe place to live, but extra thought and care should be given to those with challenges, whether it is an elder person or someone who is disabled. Falls can be detrimental (even life threatening) to elders. Seniors can be fearful and less independent if they need care while recuperating. They can lose confidence and the ability to live independently. Below are a few statistics on falls reported by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

• More than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States. Read More»

Skiing injuries

By Michael Cushing, MD
Georgia Bone and Joint, LLC

Ski and snowboarding injuries are coming in to our office. The snow is on the slopes, the chair lifts are up and running and the weekend warriors are out. The combination of poor conditioning, inflexible joints and stiff muscles leads to injury on the slopes. Read More»

Macular degeneration incidence declining, new treatments studied

Dry Macular Degeneration is the number one cause of vision loss in Americans over age 65, according to Dr. John Henahan of Spectrum Eyecare in Peachtree City.  

“When I was director of low vision services at LSU Eye Center (in New Orleans), macular degeneration was the main cause of vision impairment in more than 90 percent of my patients.”  The condition afflicts 10 to 15 million Americans. Read More»

Lip reading: Your third hearing aid

By Dr. Andrew Waits, Au.D.
Special to The Citizen

Have you ever heard someone say, “I hear better with my glasses on”?

Most people feel they hear better when they can see the person talking. That’s because they’re getting help from lip-reading.

You probably get important help from lip-reading too. Not as in some spy movie, where the hero understands every word from across a room just by watching the person’s lips. Some sounds are impossible to lip-read, so lip-reading when you hear no sound at all is extremely difficult and of limited help. Read More»

Ask the Anytime Fitness Guy

By Jon Spangler
Special to The Citizen

Question: It’s obvious to me that women see their physicians much more frequently than men. As a guy, I want to be proactive about my health, but I really don’t know how often to schedule regular check-ups. Any advice? Read More»

Love will be in the air at 'Angels Among Us' dinner dance

Fayette Youth Protection Board Members recently enjoyed a meal tasting prepared by Dolce Atlanta Peachtree Executive Chef Len Elias. From left are Board Member, Jamie George, Sonia Smith – a Dolce Server, Board Members Lauren Davis and Leslie Wade. Photo/Special.

According to the on-line encyclopedia Wikipedia, Valentine’s Day is an annual commemoration celebrating love and affection between intimate companions.  It is traditionally a day when lovers express their love for each other.  The organizers of Fayette Youth Protection Homes’ annual fundraiser, the “Angels Among Us” dinner, dance and auction, are hoping that their benefactors will choose Valentine’s Day weekend to show their love and affection for local area foster children. Read More»

Girl Power — Legacy Theatre brings Off-Broadway hit ‘The Marvelous Wonderettes’

From left are Christina Haak, Courtney Godwin, Sims Lamason and Melissa Cartwright. Photo/Special.

One of the most dynamic periods for women in recent history was between the late 1950s and the late 1960s and the musical, “The Marvelous Wonderettes,” which opens Friday at The Legacy Theatre in Tyrone, explores this era through the story of four friends. The first act is set at the senior prom of Springfield High School in 1958 where the Wonderettes, four girls with big hopes and dreams, perform. The second act takes place 10 years later at their 10 year reunion. Things have changed for the girls, now women, and there are more opportunities available to them now. Read More»

Senior Services offers dementia caregivers' workshops

Caregiver workshops offered at FSS to better understand and manage diagnosis of dementia

Caregiving for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or related dementia can be overwhelming. To better address the diverse needs of caregivers, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) and Piedmont Fayette Hospital will co-host two highly informative workshops offered by Sixty Plus Older Adult Services of Piedmont Hospital (Atlanta). Both workshops feature geriatric care professionals from Piedmont Hospital’s Sixty Plus Older Adult Services program, which provides educational and supportive programs designed to enhance the well being of older adults and their families. Read More»

CeCe Winans part of Come Together concert lineup

CeCe Winans

Pastor Rhys Stenner and New Hope Baptist Church in Fayetteville Georgia are very excited to present their 2nd annual Come Together Benefit Concert for Wellspring Living. Last year’s sold out concert was a huge success and a great worship experience. Read More»

Authors appear at PTC library, Jan. 15

The Friends of the Peachtree City Library association is pleased to announce that Carole Marsh and Steven Haner will read from and discuss their books Saturday, Jan. 15 at 1 p.m. Following the program the authors will sign copies of their books and refreshments will be served. The public is invited to attend. Read More»

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