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Boomers and Beyond

Tis the Season for Creativity

By LINDA COMINS Staff Writer Not content to be mere “Sunday painters,” a Marshall County group meets twice a week to create beautiful works of art. Currently, six women participate in an art program at the Marshall County Senior Center in Moundsville, but they hope to expand their ...

Southeastern Honored as HomeCare Elite for 2017

Southeastern Home Care in Barnesville has been named a top agency of the 2017 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of top-performing home health agencies in the United States. For 12 years, HomeCare Elite has annually identified the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlighted the ...

Assistance Dogs Provide Help and Love

Dear Savvy Senior, What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister, who’s 58, has multiple sclerosis and I’m wondering if an assistance dog could help make her life a little easier. Inquiring Sister Dear Inquiring, For people with disabilities and ...

Welty Residents Celebrate Christmas

A group of Welty Home residents have celebrated the holidays by putting on a show, “Christmas Around the World,” for fellow residents and their families. The entertaining program was the brainchild of resident Clara Presutti, who remembers enjoying similar Christmas pageants in her ...

Planning Ahead Can Help Protect Your Assets

In our office, we handle generally two types of estate planning cases. The first is what we call “pre-planning,” which is where a person (or couple) wants to plan ahead for their potential need for long-term care and wants to protect their assets. Pre-planning is typically done through ...

Don’t End Trips With a Tumble

Holiday shopping is winding down as shoppers are hitting the stores looking for bargains. One thing they may not bargain for is a fall. Crowded stores, door-buster sales and decorations can easily distract seniors from their most important task: staying on their feet. As older adults plan ...

Senior HOF Nominees Sought

Each year, the Ohio Department of Aging honors outstanding older Ohioans with induction into the Ohio Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. The hall honors current or long-time Ohio residents, age 60 and older, who have made and continue to make a lasting impact on their professions, their vocations ...

Shining a Light On Care Providers

Alzheimer’s takes a devastating toll, not just on those with the disease, but on their families. The effects of this disease, emotional as well as financial, are felt by many in our society. “Caring for relatives suffering from this debilitating condition is truly a labor of love, and ...

Out and About

Dec. 21 — Winter Solstice StarWatch, SMART Centre Market, 30 22nd St., Wheeling, 6 p.m., free. Dec. 21-22 — Concerts, “I Will Remember, B.E. Taylor Christmas,” at Capitol Theater, 1015 Main St., Wheeling, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21-30 — New members’ art exhibition by Eric Dye and Gerald ...

TAKE THE GRANDKIDS

Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Gingerbread houses and entertainment, Crispin Center club room, Oglebay Park, 5-9 p.m. Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Light and Music Extravaganza, Good Zoo, Oglebay Park, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Dec. 21-Jan. 1 — Winter ...