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Think Spinning is Not for You?

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by Leslie Farin,Publisher, 50Plus-Today I often invite friends to join me for a spinning class, but rarely does anyone take me up on it. The thought of walking into a cycle studio seems to intimidate people. Do the instructors yell and play the music too loud? Will I be pushed too

Think Spinning is Not for You?

spinning class

by Leslie Farin,Publisher, 50Plus-Today I invite friends often to join me for a spinning class, but rarely does anyone take me up on it. The thought of walking into a cycle studio seems to intimidate people. Do the instructors yell and play the music too loud? Will I be pushed too

Helpful Accessibility Resources

accessibility resources

By Leslie Farin Below is a list of helpful resources for individuals with mobility disabilities and their caregivers.   Contact us with suggestions of organizations to add to the list! ACCESSIBILITY RESOURCES Travel Related Accessible Air Travel  Although air travel today is available to most people, barriers to access still exist. A passenger with a disability

Let’s Call it “Visitability”

visitability

by Ellen Blake What the heck is "visitability"? Many people refer to this housing trend as "accessibility", but that word seems to have a negative connotation for some, conjuring up visions of older adults with age related disabilities. The term,"visitability" is becoming the preferred, and actually a kinder and more welcoming, term

3 Step Broccoli Salad With Pesto, Apples & Walnuts

INGREDIENTS 1 1/3 cups tightly packed, cleaned and dried basil leaves 2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 teaspoons lemon juice, more if needed 1 teaspoon kosher salt, more if needed 1 cup roughly chopped raw walnuts, divided into 2/3 cup and 1/3 cup 1/2 cup olive oil 1 small head of broccoli 1 large Honeycrisp apple (or similar), rinsed but not

Are you ready to become a writer? Part 3

write your story

by Amy Jones If you’ve made it this far, I’m thinking YOU ARE READY! In the first article we’ve discussed how sharing your story can help others and assist in your healing process. There are numerous positive aspects of writing including increasing self-esteem, healing, empowerment, mental and emotional processing, broadening perspective

Mosquito Repellents: Which Ones Truly Work?

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By Ellen Blake Do you know which mosquito repellents actually work? Most people do not. The marketing labels on these products can be super convincing, but sometimes promise unrealistic results. Here are the facts. Effective Mosquito Repellents Mosquito repellents that work well: DEET A repellent with DEET tells mosquitos to buzz off. Get one with

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POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT MENOPAUSE

by Ellen Blake   News flash about menopause At this very moment I am hot, sweaty and to be perfectly honest, kind of disgusting. True, it is summer in Texas which can be unbearable under the best of circumstances, but the extreme weather is not the reason I am an overheated mess. The

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