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Boomers & Beyond

West Virginians Report Signs of Cognitive Decline

New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 10 percent of those age 45 and older in West Virginia report they are experiencing confusion or memory loss that is happening more often or is getting worse (i.e., subjective cognitive decline) and 54.8 percent said ...

Exploring Creative Pursuits

When summer’s afternoon thermometer reaches the 80s and 90s, Elmhurst residents find creative activities to test their talents in the comfort of air conditioning. Recently, the residents of the Wheeling senior living complex tested their skills at flowerpot decorating, painting beach ...

TAKE THE GRANDKIDS

July 20-Aug. 20 — Nature Quest, Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20-Aug. 20 — Paint Your Own Pottery, Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, Oglebay Park, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. July 20 and July 27 — ...

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Welty Residents and Guests Enjoy Summer Garden Party

There’s nothing like a garden party with family and friends, great food and live music. On a beautiful warm night, Welty Home residents and their families enjoyed a summer garden party hosted by the Welty Home staff. More than 60 guests joined Welty’s 52 residents and dozens of staff for ...

Planning for Mineral Rights in Your Estate Plan

Mineral rights provide the opportunity to create substantial income for your family. The big unknown, however, is when the substantial income is going to begin. With the uncertain nature of the oil and gas industry, you could be weeks, months or even years away from development and the ...

Best Bicycles for Aging Baby Boomers

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are interested in getting a couple of bicycles for leisurely exercise and fun, and would like to get your recommendation. We’re both approaching 60 and are a little overweight, and it’s been a while since we rode. Easy Riders Dear Easy, If ...

How You Can Grow Social Security Benefits Beyond Retirement Age

By REBECCA MILLER For more and more Americans, reaching retirement age no longer means the end of an active working life. Many people are choosing to work past the age of 65, according to the Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. If you’re willing and able, maintaining ...

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Family Service Offers Wide Range of Programs

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer Painting, dancing, T’ai Chi, wine tasting, bingo — those are just some of the activities awaiting boomers and older folks at Family Service-Upper Ohio Valley. Along with all the fun, the nonprofit agency’s senior services division continues to present more ...

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Elmhurst Will Hold Men’s Night Info Picnic

Elmhurst, The House of Friendship in Wheeling will hold a casual Men’s Night picnic from 4:30-6:30 p.m. June 1 for seniors interested in retirement living as provided by the licensed assisted living residence. “We’re inviting area male seniors to join us around the cooler on our patio ...

Out & About

May 18 — Taste of the Market, to benefit Wheeling Health Right and King’s Daughters, at Centre Market, 2200 Market St., Wheeling, 6-8 p.m. May 18 — Family Service-Upper Ohio Valley’s spring dinner-dance, White Palace, Wheeling Park, dinner, 6 p.m.; dancing, 7-10 p.m. May 18-June ...

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Welty Residents Spend Time With Baby Animals

Why do most people love small animals? The Harris Poll found a few years ago that 90 percent of pet owners consider their dogs and cats to be members of the family. Residents of Welty Home, an assisted living option in Wheeling, find pet visits to be a highlight of their activities ...

Many Benefits of Revocable Trust

Even without the ability to protect assets from long-term care expenses the way an irrevocable trust can, a revocable trust can still be an extremely effective tool in an individual’s estate plan. First and foremost, a revocable trust is an excellent mechanism to efficiently and ...

Nifty Gadgets Can Help With Hearing Loss

Dear Savvy Senior, What types of products can you recommend to help people with hearing problems? My 65-year-old husband has some hearing issues, but doesn’t think he needs a hearing aid, so I’m looking for some alternative devices that can help. — Loud Talker Dear Loud, If your ...

OPALs Hold Luncheon

The Older People with Active Lifestyles group celebrated its 27th anniversary at a spring luncheon and health fair. A record crowd attended the April 19 event that began with a health fair providing health and wellness tips, information on various services provided by the hospital, blood ...

Myths About Diabetes and Seniors

There are many myths surrounding diabetes. The following are some of the most popular skepticisms when it comes to seniors and the disease. Myth: Seniors are not at risk for developing diabetes. Truth: The risk of developing type 2 diabetes increases with age. In fact, about one in four ...