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In health: Does the fountain of youth exist?

People are living longer. That is a fact. The average life span at the turn of the 21st century was 47. At the turn of this century it is almost 80. The question you need to ask yourself is: Do you plan on living a healthy fulfilling life, or one filled with doctor’s appointments for […]

Comments Off / January 20, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Looking for resources

When older adults and their families begin looking for answers, they may find that the process and programs attached to older adults are complex and confusing. The column below will focus on some of the issues of the day when looking for resources and support for older adults. My mother is almost 80 and very […]

Comments Off / January 14, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

A dose of Dan: Aloha, 2013!

2013 has arrived, and the New Year is bursting out of the gate with a wealth of serious news topics for the opinionated among us to engage on. We have the Fiscal Cliff, gun control, threats to Proposition 13 — all juicy subjects with plenty of societal implications for us to sink our teeth into. […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Ask a care manager: Out loud admissions and trust

It can be very difficult to get to a point in your life when you recognize that you can’t do it all yourself. It may be as simple as getting down on your hands and knees to look under the table or as complex as solving an automotive problem that in prior years you were […]

Comments Off / January 13, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

Crib notes: The blurring of need versus want

The fiscal cliff has been averted for now, but it’s only a matter of time before America faces more tough financial decisions. This can be said about our own lives too. Our wants versus what we really need to pay for has clouded our thinking, so much so that luxuries like big screen TVs are […]

Comments Off / January 06, 2013 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »

The community’s support has been tremendous

EDITOR: In this season of giving and hope, our family would like to take the opportunity to thank the people of El Dorado County for the amazing support that has been given to us. On Aug. 5, our son Zach suffered a spinal cord injury in a diving accident, which changed the course of our […]

Comments Off / January 03, 2013 | Posted in Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Meaningful resolutions

For the first time this Christmas I played hostess … at the first house I can proudly call my own. I have a lot of reasons to be grateful. Christmas Eve present opening created the usual amount of paper-strewn chaos in the living room but in the joy, I paused to think about some presents […]

Comments Off / December 30, 2012 | Posted in Commentary | Read More »