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Senior Lifestyles 2011:Make your home more senior friendly

By Reece Murphy

One of the more frustrating facts of aging is the likelihood that the dream home you and your spouse bought back when you were young and spry has slowly become a royal pain to live in.
What was once a front walkway is now an uneven stumble-trap, the front doorknob is a hard-to-turn chunk of metal, the snug, comfy den is a dark maze of clutter and the staircase is a creaking uphill journey of dread.
Then there’s the bathroom. Need we say more?


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Middle advocates 'Parent Talk'

Senior Lifestyles 2011:'The Nine Conversations To Have With Your Aging Ones'

By Chris Sardelli

An 85-year-old man loses control of his truck. A family can't help their mother with her finances because of her dementia. An elderly man skimps on prescriptions because of the cost.
These situations range from healthcare to nutrition to independence, but there’s one common thread. They all involve issues families might have to address one day with their elderly loved ones.


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Navy veteran drives for local VA

Senior Lifestyles 2011:Charlie Cheney always willing to help

By Jesef Williams


The shiny pins on Charlie Cheney’s baseball cap begin to tell the story of just how much he enjoys volunteering for the local Veterans Affairs office.
Cheney is one of eight people who drive Lancaster County veterans to doctor appointments at the Dorn VA hospital in Columbia. A former military serviceman himself, Cheney said he’s happy to be of assistance.


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Evelyn Finch

Senior Lifestyles 2011:Senior Circle adviser reaches out to seniors

As the new adviser of the Springs Memorial Hospital chapter of Senior Circle, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and tell you how excited I am to be a part of this wonderful community resource.   
I began my working career in banking and most recently worked in the funeral industry. In both of these positions, the most enjoyable part of my job was getting to know my customers and serving their needs.  During this time, I have made many lasting friendships.


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