Personal Care & Shopping

Reduce the Risk of Falls

April 27, 2017

Reduce the risk of falling by: Lifestyle changes—-Exercise, maintain good weight,good nutrition,drink fluids Medicine side effects—Some meds create light headedness or dizziness Vision- Have eyesight checked regularly and get used to new glasses before moving about Create a safe home— Hazards are area rugs, extension cords,clutter, too many low objects,floor mats, not enough light Shoes […]


Contact Lens Safety

June 11, 2015

In the news recently there have been concerns about contact lens safety( risk of infections etc.) A few rules to follow for contact lens wearers -Have eyes examined regularly(every 2-3 years) -Make sure you get a copy of your lens prescription following the exam( You can purchase your lenses elsewhere if you wish) -Contact lenses […]


Product Review for Estroven

November 18, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles Belinda is a healthy 45-year-old, but has recently divulged to her good friend Margaret that she doesn’t feel as well as she used to, and is experiencing things she’s never experienced before—forgetfulness, weight gain, fatigue, and irritability. “It’s probably menopause,” Margaret said. “Aren’t I a little young for that?” Belinda asked. “I […]


Tips on Creating a Holiday Memory Book

September 25, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles When you really think about it, life is a series of memories, both good and bad. Memories can be the most important things we cherish as we get older–memories of family, friends, vacations, special occasions. For the next holiday season, why not help bring those special memories alive by creating a memory […]


5 Steps to Hassle-Free Holidays

September 16, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles –Your college-age son loves your Thanksgiving turkey, but he’s brought four unexpected, hungry buddies with him, and you’re already over your food budget. What to do? –You love to see your cousin and her triplets, but she is light on the discipline and lets her three toddlers take over your house. They’ve […]


Pros and Cons of Electronic Cigarettes

September 5, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles Joe just celebrated his 50th birthday, and would like to live 50 more, but knows in order to live longer he has to break his smoking habit. He has tried to quit off and on for five years now, but always gives in to the craving and starts back. His daughter Laura […]


10 Great Websites for Seniors

August 27, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles Seventy-year-old Thomasina Alexandra just got a computer for her birthday, and doesn’t know where to start. With a few lessons from her grandchildren, she is ready to surf the web, but she isn’t exactly familiar with the websites that would be right for her. Her grandchildren are teenagers, so they aren’t familiar […]


10 Birthday Gifts Your Grandkids Will Love

August 19, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles Children love birthdays and parties, but especially gifts. Here are 10 gift ideas for you to consider for the grandchildren in your life whose birthday is just around the corner. Best of all, they will be easy on your piggy bank: –One. Art supplies. Just about every kid likes to create and […]


Kitchen Gadgets for the Visually Impaired

August 10, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles If you’re over 50, you may be finding that your recipes are harder to see, you may overcook or undercook food because you can’t see if it’s done, or you may not be able to see how much salt or pepper you’re sprinkling onto your food, even with corrective lenses. Vision loss […]


The Law of Attraction and You

July 7, 2014

By Tammy Ruggles, BSW, MA From books to movies to magazines, The Law of Attraction is a popular concept. Esther and Jerry Hicks made it a best-selling book. The Law of Attraction may seem like a mysterious new-age concept to you. What does it mean? Is it something you can use in your life? How […]