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OPALs to Visit Amish Country

The Older People With Active Lifestyles group is heading out of town for a day trip to Amish Country in Ohio on May 25. Participants will see a musical, “The Home Game,” at the Ohio Star Theater in Sugar Creek. The OPALs group will be one of the first to visit this new venue. The show is ...

Sisters

Sisters Offer Caring Presence at Good Shepherd Since 1900

For more than a century, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd have provided tender care to the varying residents of Good Shepherd in Wheeling. Good Shepherd Nursing Home is now a five-star-rated nursing home, but when Good Shepherd opened in 1900 it was a home for girls staffed by the Sisters of ...

Visiting Angels

Visiting Angels Again Recognized for Providing Outstanding Home Care

Visiting Angels of Wheelinghas received the Best of Home Care Provider of Choice Award from Home Care Pulse for the sixth consecutive year. The Provider of Choice Award is granted to the top-ranking home care providers in America based on client satisfaction scores gathered by Home Care Pulse, ...

Arthritis Prevention Tips for Seniors

As you grow older, the likelihood of developing arthritis increases. More than 50 million adults in the United States have arthritis, with many older adults being affected by this complex disease. In fact, nearly half of adults age 65 years or older have arthritis. There are many different ...

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Elmhurst Holds Elegant Dinner, Casino Night

Residents of Elmhurst, The House of Friendship, an assisted living residence in Wheeling, kicked up their heels at a Roaring Twenties Casino and Elegant Evening to celebrate the return of spring. Guests were welcomed into two casino venues by “flapper” girls in costume. Residents were ...

How to Pick a Medical Alert System

Dear Savvy Senior, I would like to get my 82-year-old mother, who lives alone, a home medical alert system with a panic button that she can push in case she falls or needs help. Can you recommend some good options to help me choose? Overwhelmed Daughter Dear Overwhelmed, A good medical ...

See All Types of Green This Spring During Financial Literacy Month

By REBECCA MILLER April is Financial Literacy Month, and there’s no better time than right now to save for your future. The earlier you start saving, the more you can take advantage of compound interest — that’s like “free money” to power up your 401Ks and other types of IRAs. ...

Decision

Valley Hospice Offers Free Community Events

Valley Hospice is offering free community events as part of the National Healthcare Decisions Day observance. The agency is providing information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers and to execute written advance directives (health ...

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Caregiver Support Fair Set for May 2

The 18th Annual Caregiver Support Fair will be held at the Ohio Valley Mall in St. Clairsville from 10 a.m. to 3 pm. on May 2. The popular event is free and open to the public. “The idea for this event came about when several of us were going through caregiving with our families and were ...